Are you smarter than McKinley Cnty Sheriff's Dept?

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by BigBeemerBob, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. BigBeemerBob

    BigBeemerBob Just call me "Beemer Bob"

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  2. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    Hmm, maybe you should carry camping gear next time. I remember thinking the main person who should have been embarrassed was you. And didn't you have a SPOT with you?
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  3. Graniteone

    Graniteone 3,2,1...Beer me!

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    That is a little harsh. Maybe you should have followed the youtube link so you could get a better understanding of the story. I do agree we are all responsible for our own well being but I don't think that is Beemerbob's point.
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    Can't teach an old cop new tricks.... Can't be done..

    They probably only know how to look at porn on their computers....So they're all virused up and unuseable...


    Idiots..

    John
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    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    Oh, believe me, I know the whole story and followed the thread carefully from long ago and don't remember feeling that the McKinley Co Sheriffs Dept should be the one who was embarassed. Check it out while this thread tries to outdo the earlier one:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=613416&page=12
    But BBB, maybe you should confer with Buddy_Holly who seems to be famiilar with the Sheriffs Dept. since he lives in that county. Possibly he can let you know if they have time to engage in some geocaching exercises.
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    norton(kel) vintage

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  7. Tosh Togo

    Tosh Togo Long timer

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    So NOW you're finally copping to, in your words, "making a mistake or doing something stupid". Maybe it was a stupid mistake?. :D

    What the forque has location, ie: "outside of your country" have to do with any part of this discussion?. Unless you're in the USA illegally, it (nationality) is of no consequence. :1drink

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    The premise of you invoking the Geeohkashing demi-Gods is interesting... but I fail to see the connection between your finding an apparently unmarked ditch and then spending an impromptu evening alone.

    No teddy bear... you left it at home, didn't 'cha? :cry

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  8. el tortuga

    el tortuga Been here awhile

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    Don't take this the wrong way but wasn't there a little more to this?
    I'm too lazy to search for the thread but if its the one I'm thinking of, weren't the coordinates in a non-typical format?

    Glad you're ok though, sorry you spent the night in the field.
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  9. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    One-you spelled incompetent wrong in the video.
    Two-your tweety sounds like woody woodpecker.

    All kidding aside, i am surprised that they couldn't figure that out based on the coordinates with just basic computer skills. If they did take the time to drive out there, why couldn't the desk jockey have taken 5 minutes to figure it out?
    Did you use the camping gear that was strapped to the bike in the photo for the night stay or where you too injured to get to it? Just curious on the scope of the injury. Since you had SPOT and gear, it looks like you were fairly prepared and surprised when the resources available let you down. At least you lived to ride again!
    Edit-remembered that even with coordinates, it didn't take the riders exactly to where you were. At least due to SPOT you got people looking, despite how long it took. without it, no one may have come across you for days!
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    :dhorse bring it on, ese.......:lol3 (does thees post make sense to U?)
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    Yes, much of the discussion in the original thread was that the searchers, including two regional advriders and the sheriffs guys and somebody else, didn't understand the coordinate system for the SPOT transmission. I place the blame upon the SAR office somewhat, but for anybody who wants to be rescued, make sure your SPOT transmits a message alerting which coordinate system is being transmitted. My wife is warned to tell the searchers (if it every happens) to use only WGS84 decimal degrees coordinates. Now if you are in a 'country/nontourist' setting like McKinley County, NM I would trust that they would not necessarily be used to search and rescue attempts, but maybe they are. Buddy_Holly might know how proficient they are. And I am sorry BBB if I offended you, but it is probably time to let go of this instead of trying heap scorn on the McKinley Co. cops by challenging them to a geocache. I doubt they will try to find it.
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  13. RideFreak

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    Being stuck out in the wilds of NM over night sucked I'm sure.

    What many out of state folks don't realize is the rural counties in NM have a very low percapita income, money is scarce, Sheriff's departments are at the bottom of the pay scale, just above prision guards. Very little $$ for training and probably less for SAR. The area in question is at the extreme edge of the Sheriff's jurisdiction and up against indian reservations, a State patrol helo was required to finally pinpoint the rider's loc. It appears the sheriff's department was probably in over their head and real SAR assistance was required. It'd be really nice if a SPOT distress call would be the answer to these situations but lets face it, when riding alone, plan on being on your own, that includes making it out. Anytime you trust a single system, in this case a spot distress call, 100% you are asking for trouble.

    You MUST be prepared for self rescue and if you're not comfortable with that, get a riding partner, it's that simple.
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    I guess I’m just a little grumpy, but when I see someone bitching about the timeliness of their rescue, when they are partly to blame, it just chaps my ass. I’m sure you would have been rescued quicker if you had provided more concise information.
    What’s ironic is that you were not that far from a dwelling that may have provided assistance if you planned better and known of its existence. Just sayin'



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    Looking back, there were several positive take-ways from you misfortune. Know what coordinates you are using and make sure everyone else does as well. This is key to getting rescued quick. And expecting and preparing for the worst. I can't say I abide by these by any means either. [FONT=&quot]
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  15. doc_ricketts

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    Yes, to be an adventure rider doesn't mean you do not have to be prepared. And being prepared does not mean you are a Boy Scout. The best prepared males in the whole world are members of Seal Team Six. Now how they do on their dirt bikes, I don't know.:lol3
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  16. elgato gordo

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    That's why they call it mañana land, they got you in the morning did't they.:rofl
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  17. FatChance

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    Who started this re-hash of old history?
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  18. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    The biggest mistake that BBB made is that he relied on SPOT/SAR/IIERC and did not call enduro_ince. Uli knows how to get got.:rofl
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  19. el tortuga

    el tortuga Been here awhile

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    BBB, shit happens. That's all I'm saying. I doubt anyone intentionally made you spend the night in our lovely State. And to imply incompetence on the LEO's seems a little harsh.

    I can't say that I wouldn't react the same way but I hope I'd have a little understanding that LEO's are probably better trained to enforce laws than they are at rescuing people. And instead of posting about the incompetence of budget strained LEO's maybe you should look at your experience as an adventure.
    Honestly, I think you are overreacting a bit. You had gear, you were rescued and you lived. You were inconvenienced, that's all.
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  20. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    Yes, and in spite of BBBs ire toward me and the local gendarmes, we are all really, really glad it turned out as well as it did. Time to let go and say a prayer of thanks after two years.
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