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    Goodbye to mountain biking...

    ...and hello volcano boarding!













    Cerro Negro, Nicaragua

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    Sucking all that volcanic ash into ones lungs, you may not have a choice...does look fun though!!! ; )

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    3 thoughts: De-bur your edges, Stone finish your base and exfoliate your skin all in one simple step!




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    booger fest 2009

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram-On
    Sucking all that volcanic ash into ones lungs...
    Hooray!! for silicosis!
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    I knew of a bunch of guys who used to head out to the dunes in the Mohave to sandboard... looked crazy to me. This looks crazier. One little patch of protruding basalt and a bad crash onto some razor sharp volcanic glass sounds like the possiblity for a very very bad day. Must be quite a challenge... and love the views.

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    Chad- you lucky dog. I'm suddenly less excited about my zipline adventure in Costa Rica, starting tomorrow. That looks waaaaaaay more fun. And as you pointed out, zip-lining is sooooooo late 90's. ;-)
    "People do not lack strength; they lack will" (Victor Hugo)

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    Summary of the 17-day trip summed up

    Santa Elena/Monteverde/La Fortuna, Costa Rica: Coffee Plantations and Hiking in Rain Forest Reserves and Waterfalls















    San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua: Swimming and Resting on the beach


    Photo credit to Kendall (any shot of me below is also taken by her)



    Granada, Nicaragua: Volunteering at Carita Feliz, Colonial Architecture, Churches, Kayaking on Lake Nicaragua












    Leon and Las Penitas, Nicaragua: Body Boarding and Sandboarding on Cerro Negro








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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram-On
    Sucking all that volcanic ash into ones lungs, you may not have a choice...does look fun though!!! ; )
    It's actually not as dusty as one would think. I was fine just wearing my sun glasses instead of the chemistry goggles they let me use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteKis
    Chad- you lucky dog. I'm suddenly less excited about my zipline adventure in Costa Rica, starting tomorrow. That looks waaaaaaay more fun. And as you pointed out, zip-lining is sooooooo late 90's. ;-)
    The ziplines usually go for about $40-50, this little trip was only $23, which included a fun, hour 4x4 landcruiser ride to the volcano. If you get bored in Costa Rica, move on over to Nicaragua, cheaper and less tourists We spent 13 of the 17 days in Nicaragua.

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    So flippin badass, thanks for the pics. Maybe one day i will be able to afford such an awesome trip!
    Madspeed always prevails!

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    Chad, do you freaking WORK?!
    Ride more; post less...

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz
    Chad, do you freaking WORK?!



















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    details dude!
    what was the vertical? how did it feel - powder, corn, slushy afternoon at Sunrise? Did the skiers give you attitude? Any good boulder runs?
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    Awesome pics, Chad. My sister-in-law spent a summer in Nicaragua a few years ago and loved it. I plan on going to Costa Rica within the next 12 months. I need to do something with the 900,000 US Airways frequent flier miles I have accumulated...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgangi
    I need to do something with the 900,000 US Airways frequent flier miles I have accumulated...

    start by setting aside about $100 for the fees on each ticket you plan to redeem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chollaball
    start by setting aside about $100 for the fees on each ticket you plan to redeem.
    Actually, international travel is more like $150/ticket in fees.

    US Airways. I hate those f*ckers. Unfortunately they have me by the balls.

    Thx...Doug

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    goodbye mountain biking, and hello black lung!
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    goodbye mountain biking, and hello black lung!
    and the lurker returns to the dark corner

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgangi
    Actually, international travel is more like $150/ticket in fees.

    US Airways. I hate those f*ckers. Unfortunately they have me by the balls.

    Thx...Doug
    If you have their miles CC they are currently waiving the fees (but you still have to pay for your water, luggage, and for oxygen during flight) ... Thanks to that I am out of the oven and off to Vancouver for a few days.

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    its all in the rocks

    Chad, if sliding down a cinder hill makes you smile, then I have the place for you! Although your vacation looks splendid. No need to travel all the way to Central America. North of Flagstaff is the wilds of black cinder and NASA test sites. This one cinder cone is known as $100 hill.
    http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=35.32262,...0Monument%20AZ

    Just catch a ride on the many bubba sleds that frequent the area and then slip slide away. Maybe try the MTB here? Anyone would end up very Even on the dirt bike I feel like a ant trying to escape the lair of the Ant Lion.
    There is a big difference between ripping and skidding.

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    great photos.. looked like an awesome trip! thanks for sharing

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