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For anyone, regardless of age, growing or starting to grow a predominantly solo mustache who wants to show off his mustache and share his experience.
Rothenberger
Beard Legend
Joined: 09 Mar 2015, 12:06

17 Jul 2017, 05:46 #1101

Fantastic avatar! Amazing, so many faces! Image
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baldbandit
Beard Wizard
Joined: 08 Jan 2016, 09:13

17 Jul 2017, 08:25 #1102

Rothenberger wrote:
Fantastic avatar! Amazing, so many faces! Image
Thank-you sir! Cheers!
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deco
Beard Elite
Joined: 10 May 2017, 17:43

17 Jul 2017, 20:11 #1103

Looking good! Also, awesome avatar!
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Tom E
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Joined: 31 May 2013, 03:29

17 Jul 2017, 21:45 #1104

Whoa! Smedstad is gone for a while and look what you do! Image Looks great, sir, and that avatar is amazing!

Cheers!
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baldbandit
Beard Wizard
Joined: 08 Jan 2016, 09:13

18 Jul 2017, 03:23 #1105

deco - thank-you sir!

Tom E - thanks Tom! Yes I felt the need to dust off my shortbeard membership card. I thought that instead of changing my avatar each time I change styles, I'd just take care of all possibilities up front Image Cheers!
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Triibeard
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Joined: 27 Feb 2013, 06:23

18 Jul 2017, 07:47 #1106

Welcome back to Short Beards. You do it well.

Care to join me on the trek back to Long Beards??
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smedstad
Beard Wizard
Joined: 10 Jan 2012, 12:22

18 Jul 2017, 12:01 #1107

Boy, I'm off the board for a few days at the cottage and look what happens!! We're gonna miss you in Moustache Land, be sure to visit often Image

But I have to say, the circle beard looks great on you—especially with the hat!! Excellent!
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Will smedstad be joining us soon
No, not yet. I'm having too much fun being military me for now... but the beard will certainly beckon as the cold season approaches!
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baldbandit
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Joined: 08 Jan 2016, 09:13

19 Jul 2017, 04:12 #1108

Triibeard - thanks for the welcome sir! A trip to long beards is not in the cards for me at this time, but I'll look forward to following your journey back to the the long side Image. Cheers!

smedstad - Thanks sir! Cat's away and the mice like to play Image  I will not be a stranger to mustaches, and given my past history, a return is inevitable Image
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thoorin
Beard Elite
Joined: 23 Apr 2015, 08:45

05 Aug 2017, 20:35 #1109

I love the last update! The circle beard is great style for you.  I haven´t realized how many various styles you have tried until I saw your new avatar, that is awesome.
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Beardingguy
Beard Legend
Joined: 15 Jun 2014, 00:20

06 Aug 2017, 02:10 #1110

Avatar is great. One look, better than he other. I feel like I'm in excellent company as my photos are also "diverse." I'd love to learn how to post a "slide" show like yours. Great idea Nolan!
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TradMark
Beard Master
Joined: 09 Feb 2016, 05:17

06 Aug 2017, 05:53 #1111

Since you were off to mustache land I hadn't kept up on your thread. Went to check in on you and proof you were gone. I guess i shouldn't be surprised but I'm thinking of trying to put a tracking device on you since your a fast grower and it would be easier to find you. Image

Looking fantastic as always!

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baldbandit
Beard Wizard
Joined: 08 Jan 2016, 09:13

31 Aug 2017, 21:02 #1112

Beardingguy, Thoorin, and TradMark - thanks for your kind replies gentlemen, I really appreciate them, and wish I would have responded earlier, but as you will see below, life has been rather busy for me this summer 😜
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In late July/early August, the whole family took a trip to the Xinjiang province of China. It is the most westerly province in China, and is completely different from the typical regions we've visited so far, which are predominately inhabited by people of the Han ethnicity. Our first stop was in the Urumqi area where we visited Heavenly Lake :

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From there we went to one of the westernmost cities in China, Kashgar. Only ten percent of the residents here are of Han ethnicity. It is predominately occupied by the Turkic Uyghur minority. There have been cases of ethnic violence here, and security is incredibly tight. We had to walk through metal detectors to enter any restaurant, or even the night market. It is more like being in Tehran than Shanghai, and there is a tight grip on media and communication by the ruling CCP. We had special guides to help us navigate and stay safe. Every meal had some lamb.

20170801_123150resize600.jpg mmexport1503774518887resize600.jpg Here I am looking pretty local with my mink hat 😎

mmexport1503771674503resize900.jpg Here is a video I took in a musical instrument store to get a flavor of the culture/style:




The largest Mosque in China is located in Kashgar:
20170801_113647resize1000.jpg From Kashgar we headed northeast to Yining. It is less desert-like and more lush with grasslands. We marveled at the awesome mountains and landscape:
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At one point we were right on the border with Kazakhstan (no sightings of Borat 😉) and needed special permission from the Chinese military to travel through the boundary/buffer area between China:

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We took this special trip, as it would be our final trip as expats in Asia. After spending 7 years in Hong Kong, it was time to move on. This has been in the works for quite a while, and we have just completed our repatriation back to the U.S. We are now living in the Metropolitan New York Area. It was an exhausting and complicated move (and still not 100% complete), but we are all happy to be in a completely new location, and look forward to another exciting chapter in the journey of life.

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You may have noticed that I'm sporting a solo mustache again - so as well as moving across the world I also need to move myself back to the land of mustaches 😎
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deco
Beard Elite
Joined: 10 May 2017, 17:43

31 Aug 2017, 21:24 #1113

Woah! That's a BIG update (in more than one way).

Great pictures, Nolan.

As for the solo mustache, it obviously looks great, but so did the circle beard!
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Murkimart
Beard Master
Joined: 26 Feb 2017, 10:50

31 Aug 2017, 21:48 #1114

Brilliant update! What amazing memories to take with you, and to move home across the world! Can't imagine the logistics on that, bad enough moving house normally lol.
But hats off to you for living life as it should be, I raise a 'whisker' to the next chapter
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Pandarocks
Beard Legend
Joined: 05 Jan 2017, 04:45

31 Aug 2017, 23:52 #1115

What a beautiful family you have, Nolan. Equally wonderful to have had your opportunity to live an explore China. Your kids will love how special it has all been and how you and your bride provided such a rare perspective to them and their lives.

It's obvious you've been occupied with living, travel and moving these past weeks. Its head spinning thinking of moving a family overseas. I'm sure you are happy to be settling into your new spaces and lives.

As you nest in into your new home, know that it's good to have you back on the board; it's always a welcome occasion to correspond and hear from you and we hope to see your brilliant 'stache pop up on these threads in the days to come.

Best to you and yours, Coach.

Scott


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smedstad
Beard Wizard
Joined: 10 Jan 2012, 12:22

01 Sep 2017, 06:50 #1116

Just as you move back to Moustaches, I am contemplating the autumn beard... But I am still enjoying shaving too much 😉 I recently moved from Feather blades to Astra Superior Platinum and they are so much smoother, I can't believe it. My shaving speed and comfort has increased – even when going against the grain on the 3rd pass – which means I do it more often and I get more cheek to cheek contact from my wife and daughter. Although they do enjoy the beard too, just not when it is too short and spiky or when it is too long...

So I guess I will keep you company here for a while longer.

Great update, btw, those pics are fantastic and make me realise that I better get my finger out and post my own summer update before too long.
Stop trimming your moustache; greater glory awaits...
but if you are going to trim, do it right, go pencil...
then, of course, a nice copstache can be cool too...

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birdbeard
Beard Jedi
Joined: 10 May 2012, 23:34

01 Sep 2017, 19:51 #1117

What, I thought we were the cirkle beard buds, and then you just enter to the stache land again. Should I maybe follow you, well I have to think about it ;) You look great and so does your beautiful family, and man, that landscape, just breathtaking and so very different from what I am used to look at though I am proud of my scenery. 
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veeceejr
Beard Legend
Joined: 02 Oct 2014, 20:10

07 Sep 2017, 17:32 #1118

Thanks for sharing the pics of your adventure, very cool.  As for your facial hair, I think you pull of so many looks well that we should not be too surprised the next time.  Cheers!
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baldbandit
Beard Wizard
Joined: 08 Jan 2016, 09:13

08 Sep 2017, 21:24 #1119

deco - thanks sir! I didn't need the hassle of dyeing the circlebeard when life was getting extremely complicated, so the solo mustache is always my go to style to keep things simple (plus I really enjoy it 😉).

Murkimart - thanks sir! The logistics of the move are indeed mind blowing, but we're all keen to move on and explore a new environment 👍

Pandarocks - thanks Scott - I am truly blessed and give thanks for my wonderful Family and the experiences we've shared overseas. I'm still quite busy with the "settling in", but I find myself visiting the board again with more regularity. It's always a pleasure to read your thoughtful and eloquently crafted posts 😀.

smedstad - the mustache keeps life smooth at home with my better half, and I have to really "want" a full beard to endure the grief that she inevitably doles out when I choose to swim against the current. I found those Astra S.P. early on in my foray into wet shaving, and I probably have enough to last a decade or two (or three 😂). I find that they pair well with almost any razor, whereas Feather's take on different character depending on the razor in question (I like them best in a Gillette Tech). 

birdbeard - well......umm....you see.....I just can't stick with one style very long it seems 😜. I've never been to Iceland, but I sure hope to make if over there some day 👍

veeceejr - thank-you sir! I'm pretty sure that I've played all of my facial hair cards at this point, so there's probably not much I can do to surprise anyone 😜. I must say, your longer beard is looking terrific!
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albatros
Beard Master
Joined: 25 Nov 2015, 04:55

13 Sep 2017, 14:18 #1120

Dear Nolan, with so many changes and movements it is very difficult to follow you or find you by the land of the hairs (lol).

I am very happy to see the family reunited. The four musketeers again.

It is great news your moving to New York, among many other reasons because this way I will have more opportunity to see you. My sister lives in New Jersey, right across the Hudson, so it'll be easy to go visit you.

I wish you the best in this new phase of your life. A huge hug, my dear friend. I'll go to see you soon.

With the heart, Albatros.
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