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Old 02-11-2013, 01:11 AM   #1291
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:08 PM   #1292
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Fk'n Outstanding!!

Kind of makes you miss trees and rock outcroppings! I've only been riding snowboards for 10 years longer than you have. Does that make me old yet? So wish I was there! Thanks for keeping the stoke going. I've been enjoying your trip.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:44 PM   #1293
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:33 PM   #1294
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Kind of makes you miss trees and rock outcroppings! I've only been riding snowboards for 10 years longer than you have. Does that make me old yet? So wish I was there! Thanks for keeping the stoke going. I've been enjoying your trip.
No trees in Gudauri. But there are some nice rocks, cliffs, shoots and even a few pillow lines. Those will definitely be photo'd and filmed in the near future.
Want to feel old? I was 1 when you started snowboarding.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:04 PM   #1295
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Want to feel old? I was 1 when you started snowboarding.
awesome powder shots, speaking of old...in 1982 I remember a guy in high school wood shop making his own version of the Brunnswick Snurfer, laminated thin layers of walnut then soaked for like 2 weeks in a trash can of water to get the bend. Was right on the cusp of modern day snowboarding. And I was in Vail a few years later when they finally relented and allowed boarders on the slopes, skiers HATED it, thought it was the demise of the true skiing experience.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:35 PM   #1296
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Jealouse i want some fresh pow pow
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:41 PM   #1297
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Living it up dude! You've got a long way to go, but if I am still in Antofagasta, Chile, you are welcome to stop by whatever place I may have at the time (25 year old ME working in a desalinization plant down here).

But whatever, that's a hell of a long way down the road it looks like. Enjoy it all and keep the good stuff coming.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:06 PM   #1298
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Living it up dude! You've got a long way to go, but if I am still in Antofagasta, Chile, you are welcome to stop by whatever place I may have at the time (25 year old ME working in a desalinization plant down here).

But whatever, that's a hell of a long way down the road it looks like. Enjoy it all and keep the good stuff coming.
Yeah dude.. that is a ways down the road.
But.. if you are still there when I get to SouthAm... we should have a beer or a ride
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:16 AM   #1299
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Parts orderd

I sent a list of parts to be ordered for me. They include:
-All new bearings/bushings for the rear suspension.
-The link and cantilever that were boogered up when my lower shock bolt came loose a few months back.


-Steering head bearings
-Spare clutch slave
-New starter.. mine was making bad noises and I don't think its serviceable.
-Spare fork seals
-Spare wheel bearings
-Camshaft and auto decompress. This is what boogered up my exhaust rocker roller.

I will also be doing a new chain, sprockets possibly break pads too. I have to look.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:22 PM   #1300
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Snow Report #2

Welp. Its been about 10 days since we've had snow. The resort is loosing so much snow every day. It feels like spring. Those of you who hate winter, please send snow my way. I don't have all my visas in order yet so I can't hop on the bike just yet.

Today we decided to go trekking to find snow. We climbed to about 3300m and drop in on the north face of a slope. It was well protected from the wind and the sun so we actually found some decent powder. It was crusty but at least not icy. This time instead of a dump truck we hitched a ride in a Ukrainian semi truck.


Noah was the fast one? I got a bit of a head start.. so I could snap some photos.




You don't want to go where the rocks are.


Huge wet slides on most of the south facing slopes. You have to choose where you go wisely and stay safe.


Sometimes you ride the windlip. sometimes the windlip rides you.


Other people are a bit more graceful










The road to the Russian border. About 10 miles away.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:10 PM   #1301
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The mountains in Georgia look *AWESOME*! Never knew they had such beauty! Now I understand why you went there :) Enjoy it man!!!
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:31 AM   #1302
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Language study?

Noah, hows your Russian coming?
............learning the language I mean you fools!
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:38 AM   #1303
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Noah, hows your Russian coming?
............learning the language I mean you fools!
Its quite hard. especially when I skip days. I need to be more disciplined and study every day. Tough when the snow is good though.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:59 AM   #1304
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Look like your life is really sucking right now, Noah! If we had any snow in Atlanta, I'd send it your way. Tha nks for the updates.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:23 AM   #1305
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Wow very nice pic .. Like always ..
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Did you see some meteor .. They fell in Russia (but I don't know where it's a pretty bis territory)
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