Where in the world is Katoomer?

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Tom S, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    Where in the world is Katoomer?
    Was looking for some pix in this thread.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166690&page=3
    Occurred to me that it might be a good idea for a thread like this.
    I know 'Toomer is pretty busy over there but when he gets a chance maybe we could all yack here. ??

    I also did not at first see a cigar & thought that this pic just cried out for a caption, even if the first one seems obvious.
    Still--I could fix that....:evil

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  2. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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  3. USBYGS

    USBYGS Riding the World

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    called the pick and roll (and flick)... and that pic is only the start of what we have of Ace in, well, interesting poses!
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  4. helikron

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    :wave Katoomer, wherever you are!
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  5. Katoomer

    Katoomer Silver Surfer

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    Wow....a thread named in my honor. I'm humbled.:wink: WTF is Ace doing on my Grizzly? Bastage! Hanging out in my garage....it just aint fair!

    Thanks Tommy Boy, I was trying to get in a note here and there on what ever thread looked like it had some action. Trouble was, many threads had action!:lol3 :lol3

    Great seeing pictures of you guys. I haven't been able to upload my photos yet due to the size and bandwidth here.

    Thanks for thinking of me. Had another boomer today. :eek1 Thankfully the suicide asshat only killed himself and didn't take out a bunch of civilians. I was safe inside the wire.:clap
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  6. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    :nod :thumb :feelgood :D :beer :lurk
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  7. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Who's Katoomer? J/K! Hope you're doin ok Larry.

    Gettin pretty chilly here. Rode to Gird the last 3 days in row tho. Fun! Went on the Ducs with my brother Corbin for his last ride of the year yesterday. Saw fighter down there and visited with him. Man these bikes make some power in this cold dense air. Or is it I'm comparin it to the KLR?!?!? :lol3

    Hey, if you take a look in the 'Rides and Piccys' section you'll see a few sunset photos TomS and I took overlooking Turnagain Arm. They're a couple pages back now but worth a look.

    Take good care of yourself. Mark H.

    Fighter took this photo of us.
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    I've been getting into tryin to photograph while riding. Shakey! Here's Corbin.
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  8. Katoomer

    Katoomer Silver Surfer

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    Hey Mark, you and Corbin are always styling....best outfits and the best italian twins!

    I'm doing okay here but the pace is quick. Travel is a dangerous game with all the trucks, cars and a complete lack of rules! Imagine flying down a road like this tucked in and a "jingle truck" with fading brakes overshoots the corner!:eek1 :eek1 There is gravel rock, sheep, goats and all manner of vehicles parked along the way.

    Crazy! You would freak on this road!
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  9. Katoomer

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    Here's another one. This was a recently built avalance shed. I was rallying a Mitsubishi Prado down this road....giving her all she would handle safely. :evil All my passengers were belted in. Not like the 2nd picture below. Around here, if you can hang on, climb on or grab a hold....you're on your way. I saw several accident aftermaths along this road. Many were NOT survivable.:eek1
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  10. helikron

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    Amazing terrain!

    :wave Katoomer
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  11. akrider

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    Howdy Bud:

    Gotta love third world freeways. Drive safe. But it does beg the question: Why would they let you drive? Probably the only one sober!

    I see the boys have been at the club house exercising the toys. By the way we can't find the keys to the Audi. Where did you hide them? We would hate to have to pull out the key lock just to joy ride.

    No snow yet.......but where are the keys to the snow machines? Never too early to get them ready.

    Ya know I'm just playin with ya right? Be safe, keep your head down and your vest buckled.

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  12. MotoMamma

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    Katoomer, I need a lesson on those rock formations.:wave :brow

    Take care,
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  13. Katoomer

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    Motomamma, I would be happy to explain these rock formations. "I'm glad you asked!" :wink: :wink: :lol3 :lol3 the geology is extremely structurally deformed with numerous folds and faults throughout the older basement complexes. These older paleozoic sequences consist of thin to massively bedded, metomorphic gneiss and shists. Age is approximately 250M-350M years old. These older rocks were once laid down in a shallow marine environment as muds and clays. Following application of extreme heat, pressure and tectonic uplift, these muds and clays became gneiss and shists. Mineral assemblages consist of pervasive Garnet, muscovite and biotite mica, quartzite, tourmlaine and amethest. They are extremely hard and durable and are mined for gem quality minerals.

    The younger sedimentary rocks which overlay the older metamorphic basement assemblages consist of varigated sands, silts, and fluvial (river) terraces of Cenozoic age. These sediments form a pronounced angular unconformity with older rocks which have been uplifted such that their bedding planes (originally horizontal) are near vertical. The boundary of these rock formations represent two separate epochs (age) and are dramatically different in color, hardness and texture.

    Throughout the region, extrusive volcanic ash and lahar debris flows have filled in the younger valleys leaving massive lenticular projetiles embeded in a pumaceous (glassy and bubbly - technical term) groundmass. It is in these younger sediments that the locals have built their homes and hollowed out their caves for food storage. They have also made extensive use of the fluvial clay sediments, which when mixed with straw and baked in the central asian sun, make durable adobe bricks, similar to the native american tribes of the southwest.

    I'm sure that is more than you wanted to know about the local geology:deal :eek1 :eek1 , but I couldn't resist providing the "spectator" guided tour of the Hindu Kush Geology.:lol3 :lol3
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  14. Tom S

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    Get yer rocks off on this MM. :D
    http://ueba.com.br/forum/index.php?showtopic=23586
    Seemed no one knew where it was.
    http://www.pashnit.com/forum/showpost.php?p=102817&postcount=24
    http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=115605
    Damn 'Toomer, didn't knowyou knew so much about geology. :evil
    This road is a bit diferent. :rolleyes
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  15. helikron

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    Is my birthstone, and Tara says that you're hawt :tb. (Brains are sexy. :rolleyes)


    Neat stuff, mang! :thumb
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  16. HackyMoto

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    Hi Katoomer Stay tuned I have some more rock formations am in needing of explaining :wave
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  17. Katoomer

    Katoomer Silver Surfer

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    Heli! Which variety of Garnet? Spesartine, Almandine or Grosulerite? :lol3 :lol3

    A hardrock miner like Tara would no doubt be able to assist you in the identification of your specific birthstone. .....and she says I'm hot? :huh :huh HA....that's like the pot calling the kettle black isn't it?:wink: :rofl

    Stay tuned for more spectator Geology tidbits from the land of the nomadic Kuchi! :deal :rofl :rofl
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  18. Katoomer

    Katoomer Silver Surfer

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    I'm gonna breaka your legs AK Rider if you or the "Boys" toucha my stuff! :evil :evil With that said, you are allowed to plow the snow from the driveway once a week or immediately following storm events this winter. My housesitter will appreciate you.!:lol3 :lol3

    Now that you're retired and have so much time on your hands, I can see your evil mind is working overtime.:rofl
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  19. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Man those are awesome piccys and I really enjoyed getting the geology eDUCATIon! :wink: :D My best climbin buddy back in the day was a geologist and I always enjoyed listening to him describe the areas we went through. Are you a geologist?

    I know the shist(like shale) in our area over here is what makes for less than ideal rock climbing. Except maybe the granitic shist in Hatcher Pass, right?

    Hey, are there many marine fossils around there? I always favored the trilobites and graptolites.

    Just what is it you're doin over there anyway? Are you allowed to tell us?

    Oh yeah, thanks for the compliments and thanks for sharing.

    Take care good buddy. Mark H.
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  20. helikron

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    :dunno the 'January' kind? I'll call her :rabia tomorrow to get knowed up.

    I can't even guess, Larry. I've only seen the dark red/ruby colors as January gems, but I'll read up a bit.
    Which variety is common in that area?

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