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Old 02-09-2010, 10:02 PM   #16
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Cool pics, I hope I can make it back over there before the blight sets in.

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Oh great. What next? A McDonalds in Frenchglen?
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:58 AM   #17
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There have been 2 wind test towers up there for years, located basically west of Mann Lake. Came across them while flying the ultralight and later visited them on the motorcycle. If that's where they're going to put the turbines I doubt you'll be able to see them from the playa.

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Old 02-10-2010, 06:06 PM   #18
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There have been 2 wind test towers up there for years, located basically west of Mann Lake. Came across them while flying the ultralight and later visited them on the motorcycle. If that's where they're going to put the turbines I doubt you'll be able to see them from the playa.

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help me understand why it is okay to build huge structures in "prestine" land just because they produce power.. but any other structure is "bad"
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:19 PM   #19
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help me understand why it is okay to build huge structures in "prestine" land just because they produce power.. but any other structure is "bad"
Oh, that's an easy one. The allmighty dollar.

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Old 02-10-2010, 07:21 PM   #20
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Oh, and when I googled Ka Ching this came up. Wowee wow wow wow!!!!!

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Old 02-15-2010, 07:35 AM   #21
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If you go when it is dry you may get a ride on...

We found this guy running all over the desert. We tracked him down and he offered us a ride.

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Old 02-15-2010, 08:18 AM   #22
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I read a ride report on another forum of a group of guys doing the Steens/Alvord Desert last year, and it looked amazing.

Seeing these pictures in February just reinforces how amazing it really is. It's pretty cool to see snow in the mountains and water in the (dry) lake bed.

Very Cool pictures
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:44 PM   #23
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I've been wondering what it looks like out there lately... Thanks for the report!
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:04 PM   #24
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Is the main road through the desert good enough for street tires?
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:17 PM   #25
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Is the main road through the desert good enough for street tires?
You could run the East Steens Rd from the 78 to Denio or the White Horse Ranch Rd over to Hwy 95 on streets. Both are graded all-weather roads, gravel and dirt. Of course with snow or rain things can change
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:35 PM   #26
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Sounds good to me! Want to come help me get off the bike after my ass puckers and locks to the seat?
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:40 PM   #27
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Sounds good to me! Want to come help me get off the bike after my ass puckers and locks to the seat?
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:50 PM   #28
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...or the White Horse Ranch Rd over to Hwy 95 on streets.


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Old 02-15-2010, 08:55 PM   #29
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Am I right in thinking those are street tires on your bikes? Maybe I won't need "assistance" after all.

I ask these questions because I'm trying to plan a spring break trip. Was thinking of coming back up that way from Nevada. Need to fix that leaking fork seal first though...
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:11 PM   #30
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Street Tires?



Um, yeah!



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