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Old 05-11-2011, 10:31 AM   #3916
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Looks Like a Blast!

That is the best use for a KLR yet! And you get out there where nobody can get to- very nice
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Anyone out there in Las Vegas that wants to join me??
I'll be out west for Pikes Peak at the end of June and then a month of tooling around the west- I might make a run up to Prudhoe Bay...

I'll PM you when I get near LV to see if you're around & up for showing me around... don't worry I have no interest in gambling or The Strip or whatever you call the main drag I'll be on my 950 for this ride

Does that scorpion "glow" like that in daylight? I've seen them in Baja & South Carolina (didn't even know we had them there!)
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:02 PM   #3917
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Sounds good Geometrician! Hit me up when you are in town and we can go blacklight for scorpions in the hills around here.

Btw, are you from WV?! I'm a Marshall alumn... got a bachelors and masters degree there and met my wife, a born and raised West Virginian, in the process. So let's see, you ride motorcycles, brew beer, AND hail from WV... yup, you're pretty much welcome at my house anytime!

Cheers,

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Oh, and scorps are nocturnal, so you have to blacklight for them at night. Can't see their fluorescence during the day that well anyway.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:14 PM   #3918
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Nothing special, but I am a biologist and I use her to collect scorpions throughout the southwest!
Cool. I did a stint in southern Nevada studying desert tortoises and we also ran a bunch of pitfall traps for insects, herps, and rodents. We caught tons of those huge scorps.

I too got to utilize my KLR later as a fish biologist in Arizona. See my Eagle Creek and Lake Mohave ride reports (in my sig line).
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:53 AM   #3919
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Testing how deep you can go on a KLR.

Shallower apparently.

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Old 05-12-2011, 07:44 AM   #3920
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haha, that's a good one
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:55 AM   #3921
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Great ride reports DirtyDog! Really gets me amped about some scorpions I need to collect from the mountains of AZ this summer. Looks like it's going to be a blast.

And yeah, the scorp pictured, the Arizona Giant Hairy Scorpion, is pretty common in the Sonoran and Mojave deserts. I've pretty much dedicated the last 4 years of my life to studying that scorpion and some related species... which will be the guts of my PhD dissertation next spring. Let me know if you are ever back west and want to go collecting!

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Old 05-12-2011, 12:58 PM   #3922
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:14 PM   #3923
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I'm always drawn back to this epic thread...and great shots above and past!

Here's a couple of new ones from South Jersey






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Old 05-12-2011, 09:11 PM   #3924
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...Let me know if you are ever back west and want to go collecting!

Cheers,

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If I'm out west, I'm riding! (Actually the pitfalls were pretty fun. So was the Gila Monster radio telemetry and chasing tortoises around.)

Passing through NV in June on the Western TAT, but I won't be near Las Vegas.
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:57 PM   #3925
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Old 05-13-2011, 04:53 AM   #3926
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Some shots from local rides this spring!





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Old 05-13-2011, 12:27 PM   #3927
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Some shots from local rides this spring!

You're a lucky guy to have such places to play!
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:53 AM   #3928
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Old 05-14-2011, 04:28 PM   #3929
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Looks like new. Where was it hiding for the past 2 years?
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:31 PM   #3930
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