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 Post subject: My AK Memorial Day
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 4:04 pm 
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Location: Girdwood, AK!!!
I'm not gonna get too religious or sentimental here, but I would like to thank God for my health and the U.S. military personnel (past, present, and future) for my freedom...
TO RIDE!!!

So to celebrate this past memorial day, I rode. I rode my bike and then I rode my board, then my bike again.

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I wasn't the only one out here today, there were some black bears in the area by the looks of it too
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which is why another important piece of backcountry equipment in the spring is bearmace. :shock: (it's the small red container on my chest)
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Actually, I might start wearing it at all times while riding in AK. My buddy up the road recently shot a Large brown bear, weighing in at nearly 800 lbs and 8 ft tall standing. There were skin/ski tracks directly over its den! (where I took classicauto and his friend riding when they visited earlier this winter) HAHA!.. Man I'd hate to bust into a bear den mid-winter and wake him/her mid slumber. Not good. :nononno:

So on top of the chute I got a look around at this glorious place I call home. Snow still reaching all the way down to the sea!
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Looking towards Girdwood and Portage Valley
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and out to the big city of Anchorage and the sleeping lady in the distance
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Then I slid a slippery slope of creamed corn back to my bike and on to home for some bar-b-qued chicken. mmm mmm good!
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...coupla photos of a random chute I rode the week previous just to rub it in.
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right down to the ocean baby!
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Have a Great Summer everybody! I think I'm gonna keep riding though.


on a side note... Where's Zach Clanton been this winter??? Kyle Miller?? What's up you guys, where are you?

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 Post subject: Re: My AK Memorial Day
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 6:07 am 
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only way to top that off would be a evening glass surf session. You got waves there?


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 Post subject: Re: My AK Memorial Day
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 6:27 am 
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Bear spray is definitely a staple of riding around here this time of year as well! Great shots.

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 Post subject: Re: My AK Memorial Day
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 8:26 am 
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I dig the bear story. Especially skinning over a den! :o You definitely have some variables in your beautiful back yard. :guinness:


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 Post subject: Re: My AK Memorial Day
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 8:38 am 
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We've been seeing big brownie tracks here in Kodiak for a few weeks. :)

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 Post subject: Re: My AK Memorial Day
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 2:40 pm 
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TEX, Turnagain Arm in the photos above has the second highest tide in the world and therefore a "boretide" that you can surf twice daily, once every 12 hours. The wave can range anywhere from 6 cm to 6 ft depending on the moon, the tide, the wind etc etc. and if you miss it, it's gone (for another 12 hours). There are rideable waves out on the ocean though, but you need a boat and a really warm wetsuit to get them. If and when you come up to AK, I can get you all of this.

As for bears, well, here's what I've seen so far THIS spring...

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and the two killers
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...nothing compared to a Kodiak Brown Bear though I'm sure, although we do have one of those on the loose here too. It escaped from the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center earlier this winter and has yet to be found. :neutral:

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