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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-20-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,061
Posted By FatChance
Tom, I have given you a lot of credit in the past...

Tom, I have given you a lot of credit in the past for being honest enough to admit that you vote for people who are hostile to reasonable open access on public lands because other issues have a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-19-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,061
Posted By FatChance
In this case, it was in direct reference to...

In this case, it was in direct reference to contacting county commissioners to enlist their help. Having representatives in office at any level that already share your priorities only makes efforts...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-18-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,061
Posted By FatChance
:wave Will! This is why I keep bringing up...

:wave Will!

This is why I keep bringing up the importance of voting for (and supporting those in jurisdictions we may not live in) the right representatives who support what we think is...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-18-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,061
Posted By FatChance
A pro-active strategy we have available to us...

A pro-active strategy we have available to us locally is to vote for county commissioners who are sympathetic to issues like this. They do not require as much "cajoling" and will be more inclined to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-09-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,651
Posted By FatChance
There was a day in 1957 when the wind in that...

There was a day in 1957 when the wind in that part of Wyoming stopped blowing for an instant and everyone fell over. :nod
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-08-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,044
Posted By FatChance
Yeah, sometimes I get stopped at two red lights...

Yeah, sometimes I get stopped at two red lights on the same day in Durango... :rolleyes :dunno
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-08-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By FatChance
Imagine my disappointment when I realized I...

Imagine my disappointment when I realized I mis-read the thread title...

:wave Tom

:lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-08-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,044
Posted By FatChance
One little factoid the Durango Chamber of...

One little factoid the Durango Chamber of Commerce puts out is that we have more restaurants per capita than San Francisco... :dg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-28-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,695
Posted By FatChance
We had 60 degrees of blue sky sunshine today, oh...

We had 60 degrees of blue sky sunshine today, oh wait, I mean 60" of cold, miserable snow. Yeah, that's the ticket!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-25-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,625
Posted By FatChance
We live out of town up in the hills and have had...

We live out of town up in the hills and have had bad winter storms where we lost power, DirecTV and cell coverage (most of the time it is just a middling 3G connection). The land line has always...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-25-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,625
Posted By FatChance
At least most of you guys have options. No cable...

At least most of you guys have options. No cable available where we live and the only realistic broadband available is 1.5mbps (maximum) via Century Link DSL. We use DirecTV for television. Of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-24-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,364
Posted By FatChance
I was surprised they didn't do some more silly...

I was surprised they didn't do some more silly math and point out that 42% of the motorcycle fatalities involved someone wearing a helmet (i.e. 5 of 12).
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-17-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,743
Posted By FatChance
One more thing. I'm an idiot (ask anyone) and...

One more thing. I'm an idiot (ask anyone) and think I could ride a quad but I don't feel that I can ride wherever I want. :dunno
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-17-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,743
Posted By FatChance
"We"???? Who are you speaking for, besides...

"We"???? Who are you speaking for, besides yourself?

Grouping all ATV riders together for the action of a few is no different than when some small minded twit in the Sierra Club condemns all...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-16-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By FatChance
Our first winter here at 7400' with a south...

Our first winter here at 7400' with a south facing 250' long gravel driveway I tried the packing method. I had a big Dodge 4x4 and Fatwife had a Jeep. It worked OK but I bought a Honda snowblower the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-13-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,588
Posted By FatChance
What do you value your time at?

What do you value your time at?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-13-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,418
Posted By FatChance
:nod The XL models had RH shifters until 1975.

:nod The XL models had RH shifters until 1975.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-12-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By FatChance
:oscar :poser :wings :happay :jump :jkam ...

:oscar :poser :wings :happay :jump :jkam


:wave
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-12-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,418
Posted By FatChance
You would be stupid not to... :nod

You would be stupid not to... :nod
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-11-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By FatChance
Low to mid 50s and sunny through next week over...

Low to mid 50s and sunny through next week over on this side of the divide. We missed all the fun, though it was a little breezy yesterday. You guys have all the luck over there. :lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-11-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,610
Posted By FatChance
Did they teach history yet when you were a kid? ...

Did they teach history yet when you were a kid?

Happy Birthday, old guy!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-11-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By FatChance
+1 :nod. The elk and lamb are both incredible. We...

+1 :nod. The elk and lamb are both incredible. We have stopped and/or stayed there every year for 20+ years.

I would also highly recommend the Grand Lake Lodge in Grand Lake. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 102,407
Views: 20,048,528
Posted By FatChance
It is different here. It is a dry cold... :lol3 ...

It is different here. It is a dry cold... :lol3

The mountains do a pretty good job of keeping those Arctic air masses East of here. Durango weather is more like the southwest, the weather on the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 102,407
Views: 20,048,528
Posted By FatChance
You're on the wrong side of the state. Sunny and...

You're on the wrong side of the state. Sunny and low to mid-50s here this week. :wave

You can have that arctic air, but I'm still praying to Ullr for snow maybe next weekend. :thumb
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,751
Posted By FatChance
I tried my Roadcrafter once but it was too hot. ...

I tried my Roadcrafter once but it was too hot.

I have used my Darien pants several times and they do work well. Of course they do not have ankle gaiters in case the snow is pretty deep but I was...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-06-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,049
Posted By FatChance
One of the funny things about this in Boulder, of...

One of the funny things about this in Boulder, of all places, is that there used to be no trees in Boulder when it was founded near the end of the 19th century, except for a couple cottonwoods along...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-06-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,118
Posted By FatChance
+1 :nod

+1 :nod
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-06-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,123
Posted By FatChance
Alternatively to get to the Maze from Moab, one...

Alternatively to get to the Maze from Moab, one could go westbound I70, south toward Hanksville to the turnoff to Hans Flat (there is a good campground at the Ranger station) and down the Flint Trail...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-05-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By FatChance
I have had my 1150GS with ABS for 10 years but I...

I have had my 1150GS with ABS for 10 years but I somehow survived riding fast without ABS for 40 years (much of that with just drum brakes) before I got the GS. I guess I was really lucky I never...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-05-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,123
Posted By FatChance
I spent a couple months there in the summer of...

I spent a couple months there in the summer of 1976 for my very first field job as a uranium exploration geologist. We had a camp in Hatch Canyon and did a Track Etch survey from just north of Hite...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-05-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,049
Posted By FatChance
You still have to live in Missouri... :lol3

You still have to live in Missouri...

:lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-05-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,049
Posted By FatChance
Yeah, but you have to live in Missouri... ...

Yeah, but you have to live in Missouri...


:lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-04-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By FatChance
Hopefully! :thumb

Hopefully! :thumb
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-04-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,049
Posted By FatChance
:nod His neighbors have no open-ended...

:nod



His neighbors have no open-ended right to be bother-free...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-02-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By FatChance
My favorite time of the year. I would much rather...

My favorite time of the year. I would much rather have light in the morning. There is no valid reason to have daylight savings time any longer, do away with it. :nod
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-22-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,912
Posted By FatChance
No, you just define common sense to include...

No, you just define common sense to include yourself.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-22-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,912
Posted By FatChance
Do you mean those who have a different risk...

Do you mean those who have a different risk acceptance than you do?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-22-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,912
Posted By FatChance
How far do you want to go down that path?

How far do you want to go down that path?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-22-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,912
Posted By FatChance
Is that the only option? :dunno Edit: Even...

Is that the only option? :dunno

Edit: Even the US Constitution (version 1.0) lists government involvement responsibilities.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-22-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,912
Posted By FatChance
If they do take any action it would more likely...

If they do take any action it would more likely be an increase in the surcharge for riding a motorcycle in the first place. The victim in this specific accident (RIP) would probably still be alive if...
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