The Mobius Trip

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

  1. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    a slightly different route back to Idaho Falls from here.

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    This was Bone Road,

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    To Sellars Creek,

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    Still a little snow up here, I hadn't routed us this way two weeks ago 'cause of it.

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    Find the motorbike:

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  2. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    What is this thing called? (not ladder -- there's a specific name)

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    I've had a mental block about this thing for ages. You can't look up a picture to find the word like you can look up a word to find the definition. Frustrating.
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    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    but even the last few miles didn't disappoint visually,

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    and that's it, the last bit 'o dirt for M9 :cry

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    I think that's less than a mile from Q's, so, I think he's got it pretty good out there. :nod
  4. radianrider

    radianrider Adventurer wanna'be

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    Always enjoy reading your report.

    It is called a stile.

    **Whoops, you are up early posting and got another entry in before I responded regarding the structure used to climb over a fence. The structure is called a stile.
  5. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Thank you SO much. :bow

    Next question: Why are barns red? :dunno
  6. radianrider

    radianrider Adventurer wanna'be

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    Because white barns are hard to find in a blizzard!!??:lol3
  7. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    We took one last Team M9 group shot:

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    Q hisself arrived home from work shortly after, and is wasn't long before we were enjoying malted beverages.

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    a quick power wash,

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    appetizers,

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    and dinner. Yum

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  8. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Pure speculation. I want references. :deal :D
  9. joenuclear

    joenuclear Ride to eat, eat to ride... all roads lead to pie!

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    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    great trip doc! enjoyed coming along.

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  11. Reddog*

    Reddog* Meh...

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    A carry over from home made paint.

    http://www.historybyzim.com/2011/08/why-are-barns-red/
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    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    And the day's tracks in .gpx format can be retrieved from here.
  13. radianrider

    radianrider Adventurer wanna'be

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    Guess I'll leave actual sourcing to joenuclear. All I can say is I've never seen cow with a concussion caused by running into a red barn during a blizzard.

    (I'll be here all week...try the veal.):D
  14. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    In early America, it was common to make paint out of burnt iron oxide found in the ground, milk, and lime, which were commonly available and cheap. The resulting color was what we now call 'barn red." It made a durable paint. Barns are red now because of tradition and the fact they produce a lot of paint in that color cheaply. Iron pigments are inexpensive.
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    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    the next morning:

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    hungry boys.

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    and we spent a rainy saturday on bike maintenance and gear sorting.

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    Dave started his haul back up north before his visa expired.

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    and we changed oil, and yet again replaced blueberry's brake light. Testing 1,2,3,... is this thing on?

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    johnpitts01 Long timer

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    Fantastic ride report as usual Doc.

    Beautiful country out there.
  17. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    we grilled a big pile 'o meat,

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    and sipped some frontier whiskey.

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    Sunday, we had our bike hibernation ceremony,

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    which LDF documented from the dry confines of chezQ.

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    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Thank you! to :bow Questor & company,

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    for the good food, technical support, generous company, warm hospitality and getting us to the airport on time. :lol3 Looking forward to seeing you again in a few weeks!

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    Here's to M10.

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    All aboard!
  19. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    There are a lot of theories, but if it was a practical matter, or a cost issue, then why only barns? Doesn't make sense. If I were to ask, why do farmers in New England make fences out of stones? the answer would be it's practical, and cheap. But if they all only made a stone fence on the north side of the fields, and used wood and barb wire for the other three sides, wouldn't you wonder why? I guess I should rephrase my question, Why are ONLY barns red? Or Why aren't other farm structures painted red like barns?
  20. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    "Pinkham" was a fairly common place name -- barn red color was THE color, if you didn't want white, which is the other cheap and easy color to make in milk paint. I believe Farley Mowat alludes to this in The Boat Who Wouldn't Float. Barn red is a practical color for barns, as it doesn't show dirt.