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    Cool-blue Rhythm Go west, young man....

    Well, I'm at my summer job on the Alaska Peninsula, the stretch of land that separates the Bering Sea from the North Pacific Ocean, before the Aleutian Islands begin. It is a very remote area of Alaska. Some funky weather, a lot of bears, and some scenery too. I brought the Pugs out with me this year for kicks and giggles, and it is performing admirably so far. Lots of black volcanic sand beaches to ride on.

    Heading out from Port Moller, riding north along the Bering Sea:



    Cutting inland I ride through the old grass covered dunes beyond the beach:



    Slogging through the tundra. You do NOT want to crash here; you would never get the lowbush cranberry stains out.



    Heading back into Moller Bay, with the Aleutian Range looking on:

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    Your bike has a fat ass.

    And you live in a phat state.

    Can I come ski your background?
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    I gotta say thats an ugly azz bike there,








    but it must be way more fun than it looks.
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    Something about a certain type of girl and mopeds comes to mind...

    Nice shots Cheezy, what an amazing place...

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    I see the Crazy Fred no helmet cult has a new member.

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    That looks like some remote ass $hit!

    Great pics thanks...been awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy
    I see the Crazy Fred no helmet cult has a new member.
    Damn, it took an hour for that post to come through.

    Come on, homers! Get with it. Think of Fred

    P.S. And to Tscheezy's credit, his knee is not bloodied.
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    Internet access and a bike?!? You must be moving up the food chain of Fish & Game to be sporting those two in the bush. It'll be nice to have you hangin' around the boards again this year.

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    How wide are those tires? Do they rub the stays on the rear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justen
    How wide are those tires? Do they rub the stays on the rear?

    The frame is made for it.


    It's the coolest snow/beach cruiser ever made.
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    The beaches there look pretty cool to ride on - weather permitting of course. Between the winter and your summer gig there you're going to get lots of miles out of the Pugs - ride on and keep the pics coming.

    p.s. Just 5 posts till 1,000 - I have to find some other things to talk about today to get me over the hump.
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    nice pics tscheezy.

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    Tell Sig Hansen I said "hello."

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    close, maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    The frame is made for it.


    It's the coolest snow/beach cruiser ever made.

    Um, I'd say the original Wildfire Designs "Fat Bike" is the coolest.

    The Pugs is just a design ripoff.

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    nice ......................
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    great shots! thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sourdough
    Um, I'd say the original Wildfire Designs "Fat Bike" is the coolest.
    I don't think he meant that Pugs's in general were the coolest, but rather that MY Pugs is the coolest.
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    Tscheez,

    In that second picture, I think I detect the lone earring in the left ear. Is that still cool in Alaska? I'm thinking about getting one, but want to make sure that they are still in style. It would go great with my European swim wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    Tscheez,

    In that second picture, I think I detect the lone earring in the left ear. Is that still cool in Alaska? I'm thinking about getting one, but want to make sure that they are still in style. It would go great with my European swim wear.
    EL Chingon - as you might guess, since Alaska is a little out of the way we're behind the fashion trends -- so they tend to have a little more staying power than cosmopolitan places like Moab and NYC.

    Here are some recent trends just making their way up or are still hip/cool/rad/groovy in the AK:

    Members Only Jackets
    Disco
    Neon clothing
    Grunge
    Clear Pepsi
    Spandex and big hair - on both men and women
    Mood rings
    REO Speedwagon
    Parachute pants
    The "Brat Pack"
    Pet rocks
    New Wave
    Cabbage Patch Kids
    The Atari 2600
    White jeans
    New Coke
    The Adkins Diet

    Sometimes we're a little behind, but I think we're doing a pretty good job of getting caught up, don't you think???
    The red couch has moved from Alaska to Florida...

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    That and Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is topping the radio charts up there with non-stop airplay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sourdough
    The Pugs is just a design ripoff.

    .....and therefore completely invalidated.


    tshsteeesie: I've reconsidered. Your bike sucks.
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    More lame pics....

    Miles and miles of beach:



    Critters:



    Mmmmm.... beach jerky:



    No trees for hundreds of miles, so the eagles make do with what they can find:

    Last edited by tscheezy; 06-05-2006 at 11:01 PM.
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    Whoa... what is that "beach jerkey"??

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    walrus?

    sea lion thing?
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    It's a whale, but hard to say for sure what species at this point. My guess is young grey whale teriyaki.

    There were two dead walruses and a sea otter on the beach also, but I'll spare you those pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonsd
    Whoa... what is that "beach jerkey"??
    A Walrus perhaps? That's the only thing I can think of that might live up there with tusks, the front end look strange though. I'm no Alaskan wildlife expert. Closest I've been to setting foot on Alaskan soil is on waiting in the plane parked at the gate of the Anchorage airport.

    You didn't steady your Pugs on that thing did you? It looks, uh...so ripe.

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    Seems like a respectably-sized paw print there too. You're really screwed if you bump into a 'chaser' - no downhills to help pick up speed on - although I guess you can see for quite some distance and the bears don't seem to be doing their beach-combing duties....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmac
    Seems like a respectably-sized paw print there too. You're really screwed if you bump into a 'chaser' - no downhills to help pick up speed on - although I guess you can see for quite some distance and the bears don't seem to be doing their beach-combing duties....

    I saw a movie that showed how grizzlies only attack effeminate social rejects who befriend them but hang out well into fall stuffing season trying to touch their poop.




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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    I saw a movie that showed how grizzlies only attack effeminate social rejects who befriend them but hang out well into fall stuffing season trying to touch their poop.




    Careful tscheee

    LOL,
    But it's not fall so he should be safe?
    More Pic's please the weather and scenery look lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof
    LOL,
    But it's not fall so he should be safe?
    More Pic's please the weather and scenery look lovely.
    So, Prof - are you implying something by only addressing the 'seasons' part of KW's post????

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmac
    So, Prof - are you implying something by only addressing the 'seasons' part of KW's post????

    Long excuse deleted, Yes
    I thought that was funny from my lounge in the UK
    But I guess you have to be there to appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof
    Long excuse deleted, Yes
    I thought that was funny from my lounge in the UK
    But I guess you have to be there to appreciate it.
    Agreed, just too subtle...

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    Great pics tscheezy!

    I do wonder though, why the suspension fork and seatpost when you have tires that big?! You must feel like you’re floating over those rocky beaches rather then riding over them.

    I’d be nervous as hell if I came across a “critter” print on the beach like that…

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    You know, sometimes big tires just aren't enough.

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    I think that bear is about to get a headache. Either that or its daily meal…

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    Darn that could almost be Tekapo except for the bear we don't see those here!

    You get all the fun jobs T
    Just riding a muddy trail. . ..

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    Wow! The views my man... So there's Heaven after all! Good job... I'm drooling over here!!!

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    Spent a little (non) quality time in Cold Bay in June. Didn't get out a whole lot, but did go do a little hummock humping with the Pugs. Here I am riding over Baldy Mountain with Izembek Lagoon and the Bering Sea in the background.



    The Pugs goes down...



    Back in Port Moller now. The bad thing about living at sea level is that everything is uphill from there. In the background on the spit you can see Peter Pan Seafoods where our Fish and Game office is located.



    Still climbing....



    Don't kill me for not wearing a helmet. I'm not a Crazy Fred protege. I didn't bring one out west because I thought I would only ride on the beaches. I have one on order.

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    Coastal alaska is ugly.
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    Looks like a good work out, great views from up there, nice lunch ride from the office, that thing looks like it would climb like a German panzer division, slow but always moving

    The Mav looks like a nice touch 2
    Just riding a muddy trail. . ..

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    Very Nice!

    [QUOTE=tscheezy]Spent a little (non) quality time in Cold Bay in June. Didn't get out a whole lot, but did go do a little hummock humping with the Pugs. Here I am riding over Baldy Mountain with Izembek Lagoon and the Bering Sea in the background.


    Let us know if you need help next year, I'm sure CC would be up for road trip

    P.S. my daughter loves the purple pugs!
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    Cool.

    My parents are on a boat right now somewhere off the coast there. Fishing for halibut. They called me a few minutes ago, and they told me the sound I heard in the background was the fish flopping on the deck of the boat. Cool beans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    Coastal alaska is ugly.
    Yeah TS your job sucks too...


    Lucky bastage you. (in the summer anyways...)


    EDIT
    It was not clear form my original post that I was referring to Cheezy not you Kid. Hopefully it makes more sense now. Was just thinking along the same lines - The Alaskan scenery is horrible and it must also suck to have a job that keeps you outside so much of the time. Now as to being there when there is three months of darkness, well that is another matter altogether...
    Last edited by CDtofer; 07-07-2006 at 07:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDtofer
    Yeah and your job sucks too...


    Lucky bastage you. (in the summer anyways...)

    Do I know you?


    Winter ain't so bad.
    Both suitable activities in February.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    Winter ain't so bad.
    Both suitable activities in February.

    For a buddies 40th bday a bunch of us surfed, mtb'd, and skiied - "The Hedonist Triathlon". Long fun day, and that was April in SoCal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    Do I know you?

    Uum, no. Post was directed at Cheezy's job not yours. I have no idea what you do, see edited post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDtofer
    Uum, no. Post was directed at Cheezy's job not yours. I have no idea what you do, see edited post.
    Gotcha
    Wasn't sure because I actually have a job pretty similar to tscheesie's.

    I'm a fluffer.

    Helps me really get to understand what makes people tick.
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