The Mobius Trip

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by DR. Rock, May 23, 2008.

  1. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    WARNING !!!

    Sirens ahead. LEOs, cops, the fuzz, whatever you want to call them. Slow down, look out.
  2. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    We came down this road when we did the TAT in 08. The trees were grown together over the road. They were so thick that I lost GPS reception and we had to turn on our headlights. I was here again last year on the Goldwing and it looked like this.


    I liked it overgrown better.
  3. Reddog*

    Reddog* Meh...

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    Doc, your snow Cat tracks look like standard Bulldozer tracks.
    Probably ran the perimeter before the controlled burn, checking the fire break for any breaches.
  4. darkstarmoto

    darkstarmoto Am I evil? Yes I am

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    Brilliant report!! :clap Makes for excellent reading.

    Probably one of these like they use in LA County
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  5. MTrider16

    MTrider16 Ridin' in MT

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    What were you expecting to see? Looks like some seedlings are planted. - David
  6. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    I should have gotten a close-up. Each of the plastic mesh tubes contained either a clearly dead sapling, or nothing. If I had to bet, the plastic mesh tubes are not bio-degradable. It looked like a seedling graveyard. :grim Would have been funny if it wasn't so sad.
  7. MTrider16

    MTrider16 Ridin' in MT

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    Hmm... Our pipeline gets patroled, by foot or ATV every year, the trees would be a hinderence. I wonder about some of the background conversations about the post project reclamation. I suppose it would depend if the land was BLM, FS, or private.

    David
  8. Rutsref

    Rutsref Been here awhile

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    Hope all is well...just jones'n for he next install :norton
  9. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    Probably working his day job just like the rest of us.:wink:
  10. Rainshadow

    Rainshadow Been here awhile

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    Most of the contracts say they have to do the restoration and monitor for a short period. If they slap seedlings in the ground when it's hot and dry chances are good they won't make it. It's not often that they ever have to go back and replant. Without the netting the porcipines would destroy every one of those starts in no time.

    The netting will break down after a few years of sunlight like most plastic. Even the biodegradeable stuff doesn't break down once it's buried in a landfill as it needs exposure to sunlight, air and moisture to break down. I've pulled newpapers from the 1950s out of landfill excavations here in the arid areas of the west that you could still read and page through.

    Anywho, patiently waiting for more....
  11. wyoly

    wyoly Adventurer

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    Hello, have enjoyed reading about the Mobius Trip. I live in Wyoming and waiting to see where you are planning your route on the next leg. I am just a noob in this adventure riding but enjoying it so far. If I get a chance just might run into you out on the trail.:D
  12. Orangebiker

    Orangebiker Doin' it Froggystyle

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    Dr. Rock and LDF,

    After weeks of reading this RR, I've finally caught up.:cry For the past 11 weeks i have been convalescing/recovering from a ruptured disc and this report has kept me anxiously awaiting my next ride.

    Thanks a ton for the time and effort you put into the report, and kudos to you for the amount of prep you do before each ride.:thumbup
    Here's to me being ready to ride the Sierras on September 20. :clap

    Looking forward to more.

    Brent
  13. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    I've been having a lot of patients. Crazy busy. It's definitely summer and trauma season. Almost done with the next set of photos, will be carrying on with the ride report as soon as I can. :deal
  14. redog1

    redog1 KTM 690R

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    "will be carrying on with the ride report as soon as I can."

    I'll be waiting. :D
  15. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    I can relate. As an LEO, the summer is always busier than winter. The heat must cook the brain into crazyness and people use alcohol and drugs to cool it.
  16. Tn. Walrus

    Tn. Walrus Knuckle Dragger

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    Haha, your LEO, I'm Fire. Same problem here.
  17. Rutsref

    Rutsref Been here awhile

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    :clap You keep on savin lives and we'll be happy to hear the rest whenever you are ready. I FOR ONE REALLY APPRECIATE THE TIME AND EFFORT IT MUST TAKE TO PRODUCE "MOBIUS"..
    I think I'll go ridin... the KTM is feeling neglected...my body needs a skill set tune up for a High Sierra club dual sport ride.

    Cheers to U and LDF

    :hide
  18. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    " "tis the season..."

    Nice to know I'm not alone.:clap
  19. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Today we'd wake up in the woods, and go to sleep back in the desert. Our route would continue across the northeast corner of California, and dive into NV near Gerlach and the Black Rock Desert which is where Burning Man is held every year Aug/Sept.

    The sun, and we were up early. Looked like it was going to be beautiful weather.

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    We had our coffee and oatmeal, and felt pretty rested and ready to go.

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    I think I remember Dave saying something about it being cold. :vardy

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    The monkey didn't seem to mind, though.

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    By the time we broke camp and packed up,

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    the sun was cutting through the trees and warming us right up.

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    We were hoping for good weather and some solid miles.

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  20. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    outta the gates, we were cruising on this road,

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    and missed a planned turnoff onto a tiny two-track that would have been a short-cut. By the time I caught the hot-rodders in front of me, we'd gone a ways, and tracing the GPS saw that we'd end up in the same place, so we carried on.

    Well, we'd learn to try and take the easier road...

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    this was what the other end looked like of the road not taken.

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