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Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by XT Thumper, Mar 11, 2008.
Hope it wasn't "a three hour tour, a three hour tour..."
"Focus on a tree, hit a tree" Isn't that the truth!!! He attacked the trail with lots of energy then You can hear, feel and see the exhaustion setting in. Impressive ride,, even more impressive rider! Who was the rider? Do you know him? I know Jeff,,, he IS an amazing rider!!
Not personally. His name is David.
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Great ride this morning with Yjake, Bluepill, Madhouse, and another gentleman who I don't think is on this forum.
Serious advice....if you have a bike with old tires, replace them. I had a scary moment this morning....riding a bike I bought with about 1,000 original miles on it and the original tires which were made in 2007. Tread depth was just like new and they look great but riding on pavement and going into a corner, I felt the front tire slip....luckily I was able to catch it and not repeat (for the third time) the meetings I have had lately with the earth's surface, otherwise known as a crash. Rubber get harder as it ages, nothing you can do about it and even if a tire has great tread and looks great, the rubber gets hard and does not stick to the road like it once did. The coefficient of friction drops dramatically for you technical types . I won't be riding that bike again until I install new tires and I hope nobody has a "moment" like I did. Going to require new panties....don't think they can be cleaned .
The Circle K at the corner of 90 and Ward Basin rd has non ethanol gas....it is now 87 octane. When they were the Local Yokal it was 89 octane. Of course my favorite, the Marathon at exit 17 on I-10 still has 91 octane 100% gas...red handled pumps on the island farthest away from the interstate.
Glad you saved it Tom, speaking of non ethanol gas ,the Pure station in Atmore next to KFC sells non ethanol gas every pump either 87 or 93 octane
Good ride with the PAR Retirement Club members this morning.
First trip to Choctaw West last Saturday...GOT SAND??
WoW!!...if I needed that much I would have gone to the beach
Good ride. Stopped by old cousin Chief Red Eagle on the way to scout out Rice Landing for jumping off place to launch canoe to visit Indian Mounds near Bottle Creek.
Good to go at that landing and maybe talked Brad into going wiff me.
Negative coefficiency of friction will get ya every time.
And don't forget the Inverse Law of C of F:
coefficient of friction is inverse to pucker factor
Example: C of F = 0.1, then P F = 10
Any more rain and I'm gonna launch The P A R Party Boat....
Does anyone have the coordinates for the trenches south of Yellow River and west of hwy 87 near the small grave site?
Gimmee....don't know if this is correct or not take a look on Google Maps and see what you think 30.553509, -86.925013, not sure.
Anybody else have the actual coordinates?
You will love Glacier, one of my favorite places on earth!
Took the beast out of the cage in Moab and rode 100 miles of red rock! It was a great day, 99 at the base but 65 at ~10,000 feet of elevation and plenty of snow. The road was definitely challenging in the La Sal Mountain State Forest. I hit nasty red sand, water crossings, had to ride through several patches of snow, mud, shifting terrain up top. It was a flipping blast except that one damn hill I tried to climb that was almost straight up lost traction and had to turn that heavy bitch around on the hill....not fun! No drops tho! Here are a few pictures.
A few more pics
Sweeeeeeeeet! I'll be there in less than 3 weeks and plan on riding the same. What roads/trails did you hit?
Didn't we all have a discussion about this topic at the "hop"? May or may not have been about 50 alcoholic beverages involved.
Hey Jon, I went to the visitors center and purchased a map and the guy showed the trails to me on a laminated one they had. They literally go everywhere. Entry point is about 10 miles south of Moab on 191. This is the Geyser trail, when you get to the top you have a couple of choices, you can go North or South, both loops are about 90 mins or so depending on how many times you stop. There are trails that spur off of this in every direction. Have fun, I definitely recommend the map, I never broke it out, but never a bad idea to have if you get turned around.