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King of the Road 2013: Birdhouse Blog 1

Dan Z meets up with the Birdhouse crew and hits the road.

Posted: September 9, 2013

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Goodbye cool SF weather

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Two years ago, on my way to my first KOTR starting in El Paso, there were massive fires in central Texas. Here's what the atmosphere looked like while passing central California's 80 millions dollar Rim Fire this time.

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Had to set up an appropriate board

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TM Jerome and filmmaker Mills drove the Birdhouse van

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Everyone else flew

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Pre-game party at Jaws'

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Raybourn brought his plasma cutter, just in case

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Next morning: wake up Aaron, time to hit the road

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Spirits were high

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Beautiful southwest 'scape

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Clint enjoyed it

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Fact: Jaws makes homemade juice from the prickly fruit seen here

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Happened to pass by a swimming hole

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How's she feel?

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Anyone want a baptism?

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Good ol' fashion fun before the week of torture

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NIce form, MIlls

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Who am I?

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Is skate a slide going to be a challenge?

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Prudent rock skating practice

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Back on track to our first city, gonna be arriving with no time to spare

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One minute to go

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Embrace it, Clint

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Here we go

Last modified on Monday, September 09 2013
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