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Old 08-18-2013, 01:37 PM   #20086
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I honestly have no idea how it happened. It may have been a childhood accident and the undiagnosed condition just kept getting worse over time. I will try the physical therapy and yoga and see what happens. It's either that or surgery but I know surgery will only be a temporary solution and will ultimately make my back weaker and more prone to further injury.

I bet it'd be easier to be renegaded to cages than it'd be to ride a bike on pavement only. Maybe if I keep the pain under control I will buy a tiny dirt bike in a couple years. For now I'm happy I have an excuse to not ever help anyone move.
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:03 PM   #20087
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I honestly have no idea how it happened. It may have been a childhood accident and the undiagnosed condition just kept getting worse over time. I will try the physical therapy and yoga and see what happens. It's either that or surgery but I know surgery will only be a temporary solution and will ultimately make my back weaker and more prone to further injury.

I bet it'd be easier to be renegaded to cages than it'd be to ride a bike on pavement only. Maybe if I keep the pain under control I will buy a tiny dirt bike in a couple years. For now I'm happy I have an excuse to not ever help anyone move.
Get one of these.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NHx...e_gdata_player

Good cheap fun.

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Old 08-18-2013, 05:55 PM   #20088
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Get one of these.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NHx...e_gdata_player

Good cheap fun.

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Link not working. Says the video is private. Make sure you're not linking to the video of your product reviews for Sharper Image.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zseFQ-k...%3DzseFQ-kdqz0
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:10 PM   #20089
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Eh? Ride at the B, Cave Trail

I ran in to Vader today, literally I hope I stopped fast enough. It happened too fast to know. It was nice to meet you though
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:39 PM   #20090
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Harcus wanted some moto porn...

While putting the oil cap back over the oil filter, one of the bolts snapped at the head. Not a problem, use a bolt extractor to get it out, right? Nope, while extracting the bolt, the housing around the bolt cracked and broke...LC8 owners understand this is part of the left side engine case. One can't just replace the part that's broken without replacing the entire case.

So I am sitting there with 3 ADV guys who have 100s of thousands of miles of riding between us, and they are all boat mechanics as well. The best idea we had was to try and JB-Weld the cap in place, then I would do something more permanent back inLubbock...after riding 2500 miles off road.

We did our fix, and I took the bike on the road to test it. Within 5 miles, this is where I ended up.


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So, Hick, what's the word on the case - ect - o -me? Will the patient survive? If so, in time for the Steamboat gig?

I am sure you have considered back up plan A = Load the 500 in to your truck & drive up.

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Old 08-19-2013, 04:44 AM   #20091
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So, Hick, what's the word on the case - ect - o -me? Will the patient survive? If so, in time for the Steamboat gig?

I am sure you have considered back up plan A = Load the 500 in to your truck & drive up.

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I fly to Spokane tomorrow morning, and the bike should be operational by Wed or Thurs. I am committed to the CDT as well as Steamboat.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:22 PM   #20092
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Nice to have riding so close to the city. Thanks for looking!
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:10 AM   #20093
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My spot shared page. Starting the ride wed/Thursday

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...qoQtpQNEvq0n0V
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:37 PM   #20094
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Did same ride two weeks ago, almost ran over a 5 foot rattlesnake in the road. Beautiful views up there!

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Old 08-21-2013, 06:21 AM   #20095
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I rarely see eye to eye with SUWA, but it looks like some of my favorite roads, trails and spots to wander are about to get sold....

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56...lands.html.csp

I'd really hate the Swell to start looking like nine-mile
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:10 AM   #20096
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not so swell

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Old 08-21-2013, 08:37 AM   #20097
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Did same ride two weeks ago, almost ran over a 5 foot rattlesnake in the road. Beautiful views up there!
I hope to get back up there later this week and see if you can get all the way North to the Cell towers. I went south last time. Lot's of interesting options up there.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:52 AM   #20098
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:15 AM   #20099
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:32 AM   #20100
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Looking at Kev's map it looks like most are on or north of Cedar Mesa. Then a bunch north of Price (which I'm OK with personally). Oddly even though the article mentions it I don't see Eagle canyon on their graphic.

With gas leases they get sold but I believe something like 80% never get developed. Sort of like buying / purchasing a mining claim. You may or may not ever mine it. And then there are more restrictions on public land on top of that that make it harder to extract versus on private land. This is one more reason why its going off in the Uinta basin versus these areas because its hard and expensive to extract in these areas. Also, a lot of the natural gas in the Uinta Basin is being burned off right now because its too expensive to transport if not on a pipeline. I'd expect the same down there unless there is a pipeline, which I don't think there is. (would love to get Rymans thoughts on this). This means oil only, and I don't think there is a lot of oil down there versus gas.

So my take is this is basically a revenue generator for the state from companies who probably can't turn down the options to buy these leases, but they probably won't develop it and I don't expect it will change much. Maybe I'm wrong about it, but that's my take right now...

Edit: also, I'm pretty moderate and I'm even pro-wilderness in some cases, but that trib article was pretty biased and alarmist in my opinion on the side of the wilderness guys. Just the fact we're having this conversation is an example. Clearly our friends at SUWA got their hooks into him, which is unfortunate. It's also front page news for them today. It's true that these areas in some cases have "wilderness characteristics" (aka beautiful) but that is a pretty diluted term from them. The whole swell got completely carved up, worse than anything we've seen, in the 50's looking for uranium. Technically that violates the concept of wilderness because wilderness area are "untouched areas worthy of preserving" and it also shows how quickly and easily the desert heals itself up. Most of what we are riding are old exploratory and mining routes in these areas. Even in cases where its single track...

just mentioning...
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