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    Smile Saturday ride pics in Alaska....

    Spring has come LATE here this year. We got a pretty sizeable dump of snow just a few weeks ago. But in the mean time it rained a bunch and melted the snow off, and now a few sunny days have made for some pretty good early-season riding. Some shots from our usual loop over our Haus Berg.





    The village of Kodiak and the boat harbor in the background. My house looks directly at this mountain so I can check trail conditions from the living room.



    Down in the forest on the trails I have built over the years:



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    TSCheezy, stunning pictures, what a spot. It is hard to describe the number of fantastic spots this site beckons me to ride, oh to be a full time mtb rider of fantastic trails seen on this siite.

    I rode Friday night and Saturday, went to the F1 grand prix in Barcelona. You can have some of the heat here. Still getting used to it, so much more hotter than New Zealand

    More pictures please................
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    Nice shots TS as always!
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    Those pics are so inspiring. I am in the process of buying my first Turner and seeing those bikes in such stunning scenery is a thing of beauty. Thanks for sharing.

    Stuart.

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    I noticed the lady does not burden herself with any water or tools. Do you serve as her pack mule? Actually, on second look, you don't carry much with you either. Short loop?

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    Yes, that loop is not too long. In the winter I carry a pack with some crap, but for the local mountain at most I bring a camera and shock pump to fiddle with settings, or a folding multi-tool. I can't remember the last time I had a flat. It's amazingly liberating to ride totally unencumbered.
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    great photos, scenery is looking good, mountains aren't bad either!

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    Fantastic!

    Great shots there, really love the first one with the snowy mountains in the background.

    Wonderful stuff.
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    wow

    i don't know you ts, but i don't like you - you suck

    you make me jealous

    lets see - incredible views from your house, awesome trails that you yourself have built/maintain, and an attractive riding partner

    let me guess - you are also filthy rich and endowed like a porn star - right?

    did you say you live in alaska, or heaven?

    thanks for the pics - the views are hard to believe - makes me want to take a road trip
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    Good stuff TS. Does Barney roll the bridge too? I'm trying to decide if I would.

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    Tscheez:

    How do you get the images to display at that size? I have used imageshack also, do you just set the size at a certain ( X by Y). Seems no matter how I size mine, they show up around 3X5.
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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Barny does not like that bridge's approach. There are a couple of trees just as you hit the start of the bridge and you have to sort of "ratchet" the bars between them (wide bars don't really fit as a straight shot). It is also very rooty and off-camber. I am frankly amazed I have not clipped the bars and fallen in the creek yet. Just a matter of time, I suppose. She rides all the other bridges, but they have more straight-forward approaches.

    I run all my pics through Photoshop and crop them to about 800 pixels wide. When you upload, just make sure the the "resize image" box isn't checked on the imageshack website (unless you want them to do the work for you). It's just below the browse button.
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    Dude you know you would

    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTheDOG
    Good stuff TS. Does Barney roll the bridge too? I'm trying to decide if I would.
    After watching some of those drops you did from your Moab trip, I'd be suprised if you didn't manual or nose wheelie the bridge. Get some more Team Sanchez photos up.
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    Sweeeet pictures and they're right in your own backyard-er ah I mean front yard; thanks.
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    Tscheezy!! Awesome pictures. So many trails, so little time. Thanks for sharing!!!

    Aloha,
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    Wow

    That first photo is absolutely amazing!!

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    uh..

    Can I please come visit?

    I just need floor space and promise not to drink all your beer.
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    Great Pics. When I saw the first picture I thought it was Kodiak. I was staioned their for 2 years. No mountain biking back then. Just backpacking and hiking. I just don't remember the sun shining when I was there. Thanks for the pics.

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    Great to have that close by

    Awesome views for 'local' riding.

    If you built the trails, I'm sure you named them. What names did you come up with?

    SS

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    Luckeeeeeeeey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by superstock
    If you built the trails, I'm sure you named them. What names did you come up with?
    You know when you go do an activity with your SO and you do something which you think is fun and easy and they struggle and end up cursing you for it? Well, there are two sections of trail called "Upper Bad Boyfriend" and "Lower Bad Boyfriend," and the trail off the top is called "Ex-Boyfriend." Now I must say, I was dating a different girl when those names popped up. Barny rips on this stuff. Mad Skilz.

    Others have names like "Bumblebee" for a random lawn ornament along the trail, and "The Beast" because some bums tossed a bunch of Milwaukee's Best Ice cans on it. You get the idea...
    Last edited by tscheezy; 05-15-2006 at 02:25 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    You know when you go do an activity with your SO and you do something which you think is fun and easy and they struggle and end up cursing you for it? Well, the trail off the top is called "Ex-Boyfriend", there are two sections of trail after that called "Upper Bad Boyfriend" and "Lower Bad Boyfriend." Now I must say, I was dating a different girl when those names popped up. Barny rips on this stuff. Pure skilz.

    Others have names like "Bumblebee" for a random lawn ornament along the trail, and "The Beast" because some bums tossed a bunch of Milwaukee's Best Ice cans on it. You get the idea...
    Much more original than Grim Reaper, Certain Death, Compound Fracture, Kevorkian ...

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    Nice pics Philip

    I'm jealous as all get out. It looks like your trails have dried out nicely, ours are still muddy or wet, and there's still lots of snow up higher. People are still skiing early in the mornings from Prospect Heights even. Right now our riding is confined to pavement and trail riding is probably two weeks out.

    My knee is finally starting to allow me to ride again. Can't wait to wring out the new Pack. Keep the pics coming please.

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    I leave for Port Moller tomorrow. Nothing but Pugsley pics until September.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    I leave for Port Moller tomorrow. Nothing but Pugsley pics until September.
    ...my sincere condolences


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