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opening day for Garbonzo yesterday and of course I had to take the DHR up for some initiation. Everything is open and surprisingly dry, a lot less snow than same time last year up top. First run was o-sin, goats gully, in deep, F train and then all the way down DM, lower A, and off the big GLC :D.

forgot to bring a camera :madman:.

what's the word fellow homies, who's here, who's coming, where and what are you riding.

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Maybe you could go buy one at one of those overpriced whistler shopping stores....j.k... squamish has your camera, you could find just a cheapo....we gotta see some pics of the trip. and the dhr on the couch in the condo,
 

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airwreck said:
opening day for Garbonzo yesterday and of course I had to take the DHR up for some initiation. Everything is open and surprisingly dry, a lot less snow than same time last year up top. First run was o-sin, goats gully, in deep, F train and then all the way down DM, lower A, and off the big GLC :D.

forgot to bring a camera :madman:.

what's the word fellow homies, who's here, who's coming, where and what are you riding.

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Lee and Sharon are looking for you over in the DH forum:

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=427335

Get lots of sunscreen - gonna be hot here next few days.
 

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What's the reality...

of a a guy from AK living in Whistler and living somewhere on the cheap for the summer? Are there places to cram in to make rent cheap? Any of you guys live there and mind housing a co-Turner owner? I was down last summer, and can't wait to get back but a week isn't long enough. A week in a hotel room at 250/night is crazy.

That's one of the best videos I've seen of the park by the way. Nice.
 

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of a a guy from AK living in Whistler and living somewhere on the cheap for the summer? Are there places to cram in to make rent cheap? Any of you guys live there and mind housing a co-Turner owner? I was down last summer, and can't wait to get back but a week isn't long enough. A week in a hotel room at 250/night is crazy.

That's one of the best videos I've seen of the park by the way. Nice.
250 a night is totally overboard. Try Whistler employee housing. Post at NSMB.com also. If you can hang here all season, do it!
 

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prof, that is a great vid, thanks!(except it made me realize I suck...)

okay, back to wrenching, btw, no liftlines this morning, saturday. Hard to pass that by but I'm tired (thursday all night flight in, friday ride) and the bike needs some love.

need to go buy a disposable camera.


 

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prof, that is a great vid, thanks!(except it made me realize I suck...)

okay, back to wrenching, btw, no liftlines this morning, saturday. Hard to pass that by but I'm tired (thursday all night flight in, friday ride) and the bike needs some love.

need to go buy a disposable camera.


Ok, I know extended play is going now, but really dude.....you need to stop surfing the web, get the rig dialed and get out on there pronto!

E, you've picked your trip perfectly with Garbo opening up yesterday. :thumbsup: We'll see if we can make it up next weekend.

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Ok, I know extended play is going now...
did sweep upper and lower mountain if that makes you feel better :p.

The bike park seemed less crowded today then yesterday (friday).

There is a new step up above GG entrance to the right of the old one so you get a straighter shot at it and good thing too, it's big, pretty sure it's the biggest step up on the mountain now.

The DHR is sick. More difficult to jump, but once you get it in the air it keeps flying :eekster:. There is no doubt that I am going farther off stuff than I ever have. Have to work to not clear the trannies on pretty much everything, especially lower CIU. Kinda missing the highline, but we'll see what I have to say after I get back on it.

It was nice to get a solo day in and refresh my memory of all the good/sick lines.
 

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Prof, I was standing in the LBS when I saw that very segment on the screen there. I bought the Seasons Disc on the spot.

AW break that place in for us real good. The krew talked about our pending trip all day.
 

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hey east coaster's, you flying WestJet? noticed they have a Newark flight. Great airline, funny flight attendants, and they allow 2 carryons, 2 checked bags 60 pounds max each, and only 40 bucks for the bike if under 60 pounds, although of some friend were way over and still only 40.

It was hard to keep the bike under 60 with a cardboard box, and the dakine bags are 10 by themselves. We brought lots of parts and tools and had one peice of regular luggage pushing 60. Parts are expensive and the shop wrenchs are busy, so be prepared. Also suggest doing carry on with the helmets to free up space in the luggage.
 

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Tnx brotha. Helmet under arm check.
Hardcase reserved from LBS. I already paid xtra for "Bike" luggage...hopefully they won't sweat me on the total weight.
Flying AC... WJ sounds cool though.

Folks have been chattering about getting traveler's insurance or AAA. word is that normal US HC won't touch third-world nations like Canada. :rolleyes:


Dude, the Boneyard is psychotic. I plan to get no closer than the nearest chair with beer service:






 

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me too!

Looks like I'm gonna be able to make some Whistler Days this year as well. Getting in July 14, not sure for how long, but no later than the 25th. Now I just need to convince my self I can ride one more year on my 04' Big Hit, and don't need a highline (or blindside).

:D :D :D
 
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