Valpo, Chile urban downhill - Now with HD Video & helmetcam!

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  1. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Off to catch a flight in an hour to Santiago, Chile. Coverage starts Tuesday afternoon on Transcend. Fairclough and Smith will both be in attendance.

    Current temperature in montreal, with wind: -23C. Currently Temperature in Santiago, chile: 31c. I won't miss winter one bit.

    edit: fair enough.

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    Please remove the 'woo' please....I mean, you may as well ad in 'smooches' too. Will you be posting any quality snaps?
     
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    Awesome, love your work.
    But Damn you for leaving this cold!!
    Hurry home, I'm saving some cold weather for the weekend ;)
     
  4. Fool

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    As long as we're being persnickety, remove a please. I hate stumbling over redundant wording.

    Fraser, this does not apply to pictures. The more the better.
     
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    davetrump Turbo Monkey

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    Myself and Heikki Hall will also be in attendance

    fraser i will see ya down there thursday morning... have my drink ready

    it is 7f here right now and and has been snowing for a week... i can not wait for 10 days of sunshine and temps in the high 80's
     
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    it seems that VCA will be really good this year. see you guys there !!!!!
     
  7. davetrump

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    yeah, can't wait

    i am staying in santiago for the week after the race... hope to meet up with some people and ride the local spots

    so is fraser, but he will need to find a bike to ride, as his camera does not come equipped with pedals :busted:
     
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    just let me know when you guys are here

     
  9. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    I arrive in santiago at noon tomorrow.
     
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    I was going to race.......

    hurted my damn knee on the dirt jumps last weekend..... :(
     
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    geez...now that is a long way to fly to ride. How many hours on the planes? Can I have your frequent flyer miles when you get back...heh.
     
  12. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    10 000 miles and about 10.5 hours direct from toronto for me.
     
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    dude we are gonna get a 10" dump of snow here overnight... WTF !!!

    i am driving up to you place in montreal to sleep on the couch tonight, because the roads will be complete **** in the morning... hopefully it is all cleared up by the time i fly out
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    I called it didn't i?
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    direct flights? So that's how you guys get your weed...
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    It's all about direct flights and sleeping pills. I forgot mine this trip. It was painful.
     
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    Frasier,

    Let me know if you want me to put you in touch with our friends there. If you hook up with them following VCA they can take you to some pretty cool riding spots- Upper La Parva etc.
    Plus they are super friendly and great tour guides!

    Lars
     
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    please do... i am staying a week after the event

    davetrumpore@yahoo.com
     
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    Yes we´re super friendly ;)

    send me a mp if you want...
     
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    80 degree temps while hanging in Valpo for a week...

    I hate myself.

    Dave, Heik, and Fras - have a blast. If you get the chance - post up some pics of the race (in particular Fairclough if you get the chance - would like to see how the new guy is getting on with his new ride :) ) AND the pub/bar/restaurant scene...

    Meanwhile back in northeast PA.... arrrrrrrrrrrgghh.

    Rip it up fellas!
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Huge snowstorm in Montreal this morning. Hope dave makes the airport ok!
     
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    Wow - it's just sleeting / raining down here... what time is the flight departure?
     
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    not happy about this at all, hahahah

    sitting at nancy's computer right now, wondering if they will ever plow your street before my taxi gets here :disgust1:

    snow has let up, and is not supposed to accumulate more than the 4-6" that has fallen already...looks flights are going in and out so i should be ok.... i hope
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    our once in a lifetime flight to Hawaii last January was routed thru Chicago. I didn't think of it until a few days beforehand and was just like "just let us get through Chicago with 2 little kids...Puhhhleeease." :D The -15 degree windchill stepping off the regional plane (or whatever they call them) onto the tarmac was nasty!
     
  25. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Good luck with my street. We call for plows and crap and they show up 2 hours later. They are pretty useless that way. I bet the other street has been done 20 times since 6am.

    Hot and sunny here, no snow in sight, ha. My arm is bright pink from the 60 min drive. Bring sunscreen.
     
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    hhahaha... and you laughed at me for hitting the electric beach before i came down... told ya so
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    It's pretty funny, ya. i didn't realize it until i put my arm under my pillow. OUCH. Hope your flight is better than the one micayla and i were on. Felt like we were put in a blender for 10 hours.

    Oh, you remembered the helmet cam, right? got some pretty cool ideas for it after seeing parts of the course.
     
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    i have it packed in my carry on

    post some pics of the course... i need something to look at while i wait
     
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    Just watch out for that guy called Javier!
    You wil know him by the call of his name CAARRNNAAZZZAAAA!

     
  30. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    The new course is rad, we just walked it. It is SUPER long and has about exactly 1 trillion stairs.
     
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    Ya, a likely story.
     
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    bring lots of it, don't forget the sandals and you swimming shorts either.
     
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    heres one more

    one less ramp to build......

     
  36. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    View isn't bad from further down the course.

     
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    Worked real hard today.

     
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    Who is the kid on the left?
     
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    and to think he is standing on a box too!
     
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    WOMEN THERE WEAR CLOTHES???:shocked: