Michnus & Elsebie Piki-Piki Around the World.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by michnus, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. powderpig

    powderpig Been here awhile Supporter

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    Unlike glaciers (i.e. Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood) that I've climbed and skied on and which are moving downhill by gravity, these glaciers appear to be more like flat ice fields. The movement of glaciers downhill is what causes the huge crevasses to open and winter snow can then form a bridge that conceals the crevasse. This glacier appears to be relatively flat and I would guess doesn't move or change as dramatically. The guides are probably well aware of where the danger areas are and lead the visitors away from them.
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  2. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard Supporter

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    You are correct, I am an absolute novice with anything ice as the only ice we grow up within South Africa is the ones we use in rum and coke :D

    I just never in my wildest dreams imagined the ice being that rock hard and sharp. It was truly a crazy never to forget the experience for us.
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  3. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard Supporter

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    Absolutely, we could walk untethered but they had proper gear with them, radios, stand by teams, and the reason why there always have to be 2 guides with a group. The groups are also no more than 8-10 people. Our guides have been doing this for 10 years, the told us. It seems to be a proper profession with the locals.
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  4. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard Supporter

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    Elsebie saw one! :)


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  5. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard Supporter

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    Time was running out, it was getting colder and we still maybe, like in, sort off get to Ushuaia. We had a long chat to Suzie and Kelvin as we trust their judgement about the last round trip to Ushuaia for the obligatory selfie at the Ushuaia board or not. We planned to ship from Puerto Natales back up into Chile. That meant running a 1400km round trip for a selfie.

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    The beauty of Patagonia. Does not matter shit or good weather there is always a nice photo somewhere.

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    Just the nicest chilled out riding. Enjoying the surrounding with the mountains towering into the heavens covered by miss and snow.
  6. poppawheelie

    poppawheelie Long timer

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    Whoa! That's not an ice worm. That's something else. I didn't believe they were real till I saw one in Alaska, in a little water pocket on a glacier. That was before you could just google it to see a picture. Yes I'm that old.
    If you don't go to Ushuaia you'll miss a great chocolate shop. Ask Danimal.
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  7. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard Supporter

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    Aaaah okay, so not the same thing :) Apparently this critter also only lives on the ice. I don't know what it is called. Well, you taught me something, I had to go check what an Ice worm is. Interesting little thing :D
  8. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard Supporter

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    In 30min I will Joe Fleming aka Bonafide Moto Co on Instagram live chat about everything biking, photography, and dodgy stories. NOT about Covid. Sick of that shit.
    if you have the stomach for talking BS chat tune in :D 98437443_10157332561373240_6119805531776352256_o.jpg 97276700_10157332560678240_6385049719701241856_o.jpg
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    michnus Lucky bastard Supporter

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  10. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    I was working so I couldn't chime in.
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  11. Charmin

    Charmin Been here awhile

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    Wow it took some time to appreciate, or at least try my best to, all those amazing pictures you have taken... A clear indicator of your National Pornographic skills. (We shall say National and Natural Pornographic skills : )

    Chile and Carretera Austral its just amaaaaziiiiiing! :happay

    All the best for you guys. Saludos a Elsebie.

    Como siempre me quedo con la boca abierta al ver las imagenes que capturas. :beer
  12. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard Supporter

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    Thanks so much Oscar!! No if only I can get NG to pay me stupid money to buy some pretty new bikes :lol3

    Ir I need to get a beer sponsor :photog
  13. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    Or a professional beer taster...:drink

    This product tester job is an actual, paying job. Nice work if you can get it, a professional beer taster works for a specific brewery and travels to bars and pubs and ensures that its beer tastes the way it's supposed to.

    This means making sure it's being stored and served correctly, as well as kept at the right temperature. The technical name for this job is "beer quality technician," and the job doesn't just entail tasting the beer. It also includes troubleshooting and pinpointing any issues with the keg lines or coolers [source: Merz]. Because of the technical aspects, this can be an on-call, 24-hour-a-day job. Beer tasters check their products for the perfect pour, the right clarity, taste and aroma. And if the beer isn't up to snuff, they can ask a pub to stop serving the beer until the problem is resolved.
  14. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    As a certified Cicerone I could go for that job.
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    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    The chocolate there was amazing. I really enjoyed the week we spent hanging out in Ushuaia. Really nice Airbnb place was very cheap. The long boat tour of the surrounding area was awesome. Lots of wildlife to see. There were a few decent shops in the area and I procured a good replacement chain there.
    And the chocolate. Wow. For me it was definitely more than just a selfie moment. The scenery alone made it worth it.
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