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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-31-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By leadvegas
I swore by Elite - they always did the job right...

I swore by Elite - they always did the job right - killed (removed) rust around the frame, primed and sealed, and did the full install bit. When I found out I had that rust problem, they stayed here...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-22-2009, 12:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,020
Posted By leadvegas
Uh, don't do the ditch. If lightning does strike...

Uh, don't do the ditch. If lightning does strike nearby, it still disperses through the ground - you would remain the path of least resistance at the ditch and could still end up crispy. Perhaps it...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By leadvegas
There used to be a guy up here that advertised...

There used to be a guy up here that advertised the same services, wspecially on Rainblow Rd. His cards/signs said "Got Stucker?" His rig is/was an early 80s Bronco with tracks on it, and it did go...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By leadvegas
Yep, knew that. My neighbor actually used to be a...

Yep, knew that. My neighbor actually used to be a "dealer" and is why I tried it to start with. But it's very reasonable at the parts store here - cheaper than Mobil synthetics by 20 cents or so. In...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By leadvegas
I use it regularly as it's actually cheaper and...

I use it regularly as it's actually cheaper and easier to get than any other synthetic in my town. It's fine until it gets cold (regular morning temps in the twenties), then it seems a bit too heavy.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-08-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,287
Posted By leadvegas
If you do, make sure you are ready for a year's...

If you do, make sure you are ready for a year's worth of dedication and work :deal
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-08-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,287
Posted By leadvegas
Seriously, I hope one day there is someone that...

Seriously, I hope one day there is someone that will step up to put on a Westfest event in Wyo, Mont or some such. Until then, we have to play and have fun with the areas within reach of those that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,923
Posted By leadvegas
A friend I used to share an office with lost his...

A friend I used to share an office with lost his left leg (as did his wife, all in the same moto accident). With his prosthesis he can still shift but can only apply downward force. With his Harley,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-31-2008, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By leadvegas
Was that you I saw in this F650? ...

Was that you I saw in this F650?
http://blogs.venturacountystar.com/vcs/dennert/archives/ford_f650_05.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-31-2008, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By leadvegas
:lol3 I second that...

:lol3

I second that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-12-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,887
Posted By leadvegas
I'm counting around 20, give or take (ins, outs...

I'm counting around 20, give or take (ins, outs and maybes?). I've enough food for about 30 people. I think we're set - see you guys tonight!:D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-11-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,266
Posted By leadvegas
What the hell? There must be something with the...

What the hell? There must be something with the deer this year. Going about 40-45, I was T-boned by a doe a couple of weeks back, just a mile from my house. I didn't see her until she was about 15-20...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-09-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,887
Posted By leadvegas
Directions to 23 Beaver Rd: From...

Directions to 23 Beaver Rd:



From Kingston...
After descending into Alice from Kingston, take a right on Alice. Turn left on Upper Forest Rd (this will turn into Lower Forest Rd - make sure to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-07-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,887
Posted By leadvegas
With motorcycles coupled with hiking in the dark,...

With motorcycles coupled with hiking in the dark, etc you likely won't want to camp in a wildernass anyway.

Currently there are no fire bans in Boulder, Clear Creek or Gilpin counties, nor in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-29-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,887
Posted By leadvegas
Folks, if you want to camp close to the BBQ site...

Folks, if you want to camp close to the BBQ site (some are even welcome to pitch a tent here), you can always head up to Loch Lomond. There's a lot of camping there, it's right close to a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-22-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 8,608
Posted By leadvegas
By the way, as much fun as group rides can be I...

By the way, as much fun as group rides can be I still feel that each person can only depend on themselves. If you're not prepared to deal with the area on your own and haven't made arrangements...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-22-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 8,608
Posted By leadvegas
While I was busy renting a movie at the Mc D's...

While I was busy renting a movie at the Mc D's Redbox, you all took off - and in all fairness, nobody knew I would be tagging along. I knew I was close enough to catch up because of the plumes of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-22-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 8,608
Posted By leadvegas
Sorry about that - I let it be known to some that...

Sorry about that - I let it be known to some that I was peeling off above Central City to head home. When we hit the split (at the 1st cemetery and tri-fork to Columbine Campground), I tried to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-22-2008, 01:37 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,346
Posted By leadvegas
Good to meet you and looking forward to hosting...

Good to meet you and looking forward to hosting the evening portion of the next round. I actually joined a nothing route out of Idaho Springs - met up with a few at the top of OMG rd, and hung with...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2008, 10:55 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 8,608
Posted By leadvegas
Here at 10K ft it's getting into the low 40s and...

Here at 10K ft it's getting into the low 40s and mid 30s at night - 10 PM at 12K should be around freezing and maybe lower. There's a reason there's still so much snow up there...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2008, 05:12 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 8,608
Posted By leadvegas
Quote: <table border="0" cellpadding="4"...

Quote:
<table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <td class="alt2" style="border: 1px inset ;"> Originally Posted by Geek
aside: is it "Alice" or...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-10-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,848
Posted By leadvegas
This one should read: And...

This one should read:




And traditionally it's Coloradan instead of Coloradoan, something that's certainly changed in the last 20 years.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-03-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,106
Posted By leadvegas
You should have pressure there regardless of...

You should have pressure there regardless of thermostat function, as the whole system should be pressurized and full.

Not to add to the list of possibilities, but to me it sounds like you're...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-25-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By leadvegas
The likelihood of him recovering is slim (and...

The likelihood of him recovering is slim (and it's probably a her). About the only time bats act really sick is when they have rabies... even though the prevalence is relatively low. But sometimes...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-25-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By leadvegas
And it did snow yesterday... but the roads were...

And it did snow yesterday... but the roads were only frozen before 7 AM. And that was over 10,000 ft. I think you'll be okay.

Oh, and it's been a pretty awesome day so far. It's a little overcast...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-20-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 8,608
Posted By leadvegas
Bingo! I don't think I have ever been up there on...

Bingo! I don't think I have ever been up there on a dusty day, simply because of the rocks.
Forum: Face plant 05-16-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,776
Posted By leadvegas
Agree all you like. It's true, when the 2:00 AM...

Agree all you like. It's true, when the 2:00 AM hour strikes, the drunks are at their peak. But I love to ride at night.

For all the deer warnings, drunk strikes, etc, I still love to ride at...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-02-2008, 04:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,830
Posted By leadvegas
If the Colorado timing falls on my days off, I'm...

If the Colorado timing falls on my days off, I'm in.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-02-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By leadvegas
I was just getting into the groove of riding,...

I was just getting into the groove of riding, even if the mornings were only in the teens and twenties up here. But last night and today have been just miserable. The snow wasn't bad - about 4-6...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,018
Posted By leadvegas
Snow was coming down harshly here until about...

Snow was coming down harshly here until about 1:00 PM - ain't no chance of getting a bike out at the moment.
Forum: Face plant 04-26-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,317
Posted By leadvegas
I brought up this topic, for the second time, to...

I brought up this topic, for the second time, to my girlfriend who is a paramedic in Boulder, CO. As far as their training, they wait for the fire dpt who are beter trained in extrication, and are...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,452
Posted By leadvegas
Call them and ask, as policies by city vary. I...

Call them and ask, as policies by city vary. I called a couple of places about 2 years ago, and they all had different policies on the pay booths. Aspen allowed bikes to park at the ends at no...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-25-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By leadvegas
If you go with TFOG, buy your tires there. It's...

If you go with TFOG, buy your tires there. It's about the same price as anything you get online, takes the same amount of time to show up (usually less), and the mount and balance is half the cost or...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,923
Posted By leadvegas
I used to go up there a lot back in the late 80s,...

I used to go up there a lot back in the late 80s, early 90's to play around in my Scout and my BRAT. It was trashed out then, got slightly cleaned up and promptly trashed out again.

I believe...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,099
Posted By leadvegas
5 in the last 3 years. I found that the tire shop...

5 in the last 3 years. I found that the tire shop guys are a little more than accommodating when you explain the situation... the Big O guys in Golden, CO broke my bead, gave me a dozen patches (even...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-15-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,140
Posted By leadvegas
The article seems kind of confusing. BOR owns the...

The article seems kind of confusing. BOR owns the treatment plant on the North side of town, while ASARCO (I believe) owns/funds the Yak Tunnel treatment plant in California Gulch which is on the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-23-2007, 11:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,308
Posted By leadvegas
Sorry I missed your birthday... so Happy...

Sorry I missed your birthday... so Happy Birthday! Oh, and Merry Christmas too.

And for the record, I've fallen asleep in my driveway after a day of snowshoing... a much shorter and level walk...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-29-2007, 10:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,461
Posted By leadvegas
Tracks, 2wd and 11 hp is quite a bit of overkill...

Tracks, 2wd and 11 hp is quite a bit of overkill for Wheatridge. Get a second-hand 5 hp blower for town and start saving for a nice setup for when you buy your mountain property.

I live at 10,200...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-08-2007, 04:36 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,823
Posted By leadvegas
Absolutley affirmative. And the old ones are...

Absolutley affirmative. And the old ones are better than the newer all wheel drive too. I've got a Baja and still miss my old BRAT :cry
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-17-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By leadvegas
200 yds from my house and you didn't stop to say...

200 yds from my house and you didn't stop to say hi (or dump your coffee:lol3)

Jerks...






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