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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-05-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,745
Posted By youngan
I originally jumped in here to support someone...

I originally jumped in here to support someone else's plea for inclusionism vs. stereotyping and alienation. I said it before, but I'll say it one more time: I don't support or participate in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-04-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,745
Posted By youngan
Give a guy a chance; not all of us work in front...

Give a guy a chance; not all of us work in front a computer all day. Shortly after I wrote my first reply, I went to work, and therefore just got back from a full day spent driving an airplane...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-04-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,745
Posted By youngan
No, not personally. That said, in a very few...

No, not personally.
That said, in a very few rare cases I have supported (and still would) such action. Only when the activity to be stopped is sufficiently egregious, and all other avenues to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-04-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,745
Posted By youngan
All true, and well-stated. I am somewhere quite...

All true, and well-stated. I am somewhere quite left of liberal, and have been an environmental activist my whole adult life (Greenpeace, Earth First, and others).
I've been involved in many...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-31-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By youngan
There are no issues specific to the stock Elefant...

There are no issues specific to the stock Elefant engines, aside from any that exist with the other Ducati engines of that era. That said, if a 944 high-compression kit is installed, there are heat...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-23-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,254
Posted By youngan
Fair enough; I've never been well versed in...

Fair enough; I've never been well versed in "emoticon", and I didn't catch that one.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-23-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,254
Posted By youngan
See, now you're dragging yet another group into...

See, now you're dragging yet another group into the hate-fest. I've always considered myself a hippie, even though thinning hair forced me to cut it short decades ago. I drive a 1966 VW van, listen...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-23-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By youngan
Sneffels makes a great climb from Imogene Pass. ...

Sneffels makes a great climb from Imogene Pass. Just airy enough to be challenging and fun, but it all goes below 5th class. There is a good bit of 4th class scrambling on the upper part. Very...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-23-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,254
Posted By youngan
Point well taken. If a given group intentionally...

Point well taken. If a given group intentionally avoids defining itself, then I suppose it can't easily disavow those who claim affiliation. Just as we must live with and accept as brethren...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-22-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,254
Posted By youngan
This statement defies logic. If my friends and I...

This statement defies logic. If my friends and I do despicable things, and then tell people we're members of the Church of England, does that make it true?? Does it mean that all the actual members...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-21-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,254
Posted By youngan
I suspect that the term "Rainbow" gets applied...

I suspect that the term "Rainbow" gets applied pretty widely these days to all kinds of people who have nothing to do with the original Rainbow Family or the Rainbow Gatherings, and don't share their...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-17-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,272
Posted By youngan
http://http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t385/yo...

http://http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t385/youngan500/IMG_0269_zps961008af.jpg

I do something similar with my CT70 clone and my Maule (airplane) but it doesn't require much disassembly:
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-06-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12,030
Views: 1,521,035
Posted By youngan
True, though if you're willing to accept the...

True, though if you're willing to accept the older engines, the Elefants are a great value. They typically sell for $4000 or less, even in great shape.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-25-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12,030
Views: 1,521,035
Posted By youngan
Why do so many people lately seem to...

Why do so many people lately seem to misunderstand/misuse the term "cafe racer"?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By youngan
Sounds like possible plugged idle passage(s) in...

Sounds like possible plugged idle passage(s) in carb(s). I'd offer to help, but I'm in Alaska until September. If you do need a shop, take it to Boulder Motorsports, an excellent independent Ducati...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12,030
Views: 1,521,035
Posted By youngan
I know this guy (the LeMans above). He takes...

I know this guy (the LeMans above). He takes really good care if his stuff.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,272
Posted By youngan
Perfect! Do we have to ride them from home...

Perfect! Do we have to ride them from home (Boulder in my case) or can I strap it to the back of my big bike to get to the start? ;)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By youngan
It'll be ok on that ride, as walking might be...

It'll be ok on that ride, as walking might be faster.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-15-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,272
Posted By youngan
I'm still hoping for this ride to slip until late...

I'm still hoping for this ride to slip until late September, so I can make it. I'm in Alaska until then.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-18-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12,030
Views: 1,521,035
Posted By youngan
Fly and ride: ...

Fly and ride:

http://anchorage.craigslist.org/mcy/4465897503.html
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-14-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,272
Posted By youngan
Dang! I'd love to, but I'm in Alaska all summer....

Dang! I'd love to, but I'm in Alaska all summer. I have a CT70 clone that I put a 125 in. Let me know if this gets pushed back to late September or later.

Andy
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-10-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By youngan
Just rode this the other day. It's closed at the...

Just rode this the other day. It's closed at the Camp Dick end, but you can do up and back to the closed point, then take the spur down to the Peak-to-Peak.

Andy
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-05-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,885
Posted By youngan
I rode it recently on a Cagiva Elefant 900,...

I rode it recently on a Cagiva Elefant 900, two-up. The road was definitely impacted by the flood last fall. It's still passable on a big bike, but no longer the easyish route it used to be, as it...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-03-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By youngan
Wow; can't believe it's been that log since I...

Wow; can't believe it's been that log since I rode it. Must be getting old....
Thanks for the info, Arroyo.

Andy
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-03-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By youngan
Snow-Free Boulder County

In case anyone is looking for snow-free areas to off-road in Boulder County, I have a ride report from today.

Gordon Gulch (the whole network in there) is pretty much all melted out. A few tiny...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-02-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12,030
Views: 1,521,035
Posted By youngan
This is ironic, as I just sold a 1966 Puch...

This is ironic, as I just sold a 1966 Puch Twingle on Ebay for $1075. Mine ran and had the N.H. version of a title (the registration), but wasn't as nice as this one. I sold it because I'm in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-08-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,393
Posted By youngan
Definitely 990-able. I've done it on a Cagiva...

Definitely 990-able. I've done it on a Cagiva Elefant 900 on street tires, and it felt fine.

Andy
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-07-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By youngan
I might be up for this. I don't have any current...

I might be up for this. I don't have any current plans to come to N.Z., but I have been there more than 20 times (as part of the U.S. Antarctic program) so it's likely to happen again at some point....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-03-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12,030
Views: 1,521,035
Posted By youngan
"Electric lean"??

"Electric lean"??
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-01-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,062
Posted By youngan
Yesterday I rode the portion from Sugarloaf to...

Yesterday I rode the portion from Sugarloaf to Gold Hill Road. Long stretches of snow, but none of it deep. Pretty easy to ride on top of, in fact. I didn't feel like I was working very hard, and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-30-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By youngan
I think you mean WESTERN Colorado and EASTERN...

I think you mean WESTERN Colorado and EASTERN Utah. Might want to change the read name ;)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-30-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,304
Posted By youngan
I know a Ducati driver in Fort Collins. Hoping...

I know a Ducati driver in Fort Collins. Hoping is wasn't him...
No names yet, eh?

Andy
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-29-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By youngan
Hate to say it Mike, but that's going to be a...

Hate to say it Mike, but that's going to be a tough one. I've been doing the same circuit myself for many years; back and forth between the ice, Boulder, and Alaska, renting a different temporary...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-25-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By youngan
Snowmark, Did you end up heading out west...

Snowmark,

Did you end up heading out west already? If not, still planning to go? I could go this week anytime, if the offer is still on.

Andy
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-25-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12,030
Views: 1,521,035
Posted By youngan
Wow. That was my first bike. I think I paid...

Wow. That was my first bike. I think I paid less than that when it was two years old!
Andy
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-23-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,603
Posted By youngan
They are long days, but not as bad as all that. ...

They are long days, but not as bad as all that. FARs require 10 hours rest in 24, so we have a 14-hour duty day. We're in the bush, so it's not like we're hanging out at a big paved airport all...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-23-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,603
Posted By youngan
Well, those nine legs aren't in an RJ; they're in...

Well, those nine legs aren't in an RJ; they're in a Cessna in Alaska. I work for an air taxi there in the summer.

Andy
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-23-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12,030
Views: 1,521,035
Posted By youngan
Osprey, is that yours? Would you consider a...

Osprey, is that yours? Would you consider a trade for a 1996 XR400R? Not 100% sure I'd do it, but I might, if you would...

Andy
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,603
Posted By youngan
One leg a day?! I do more like nine! Of...

One leg a day?!
I do more like nine! Of course, they are mostly an hour or less...

Andy
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By youngan
Hmm...I've ridden James Canyon several times this...

Hmm...I've ridden James Canyon several times this winter with no issues. Also, I've ridden most of those other roads I listed at some point this winter. It's ranged from quite good to not...
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