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8th Annual NMOHVA Rubber Chicken Ride

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by NMOHVA, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA Supporter

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    No Mate , heading to NZ in a few weeks time , bloody work ! Oh hang it will be summer there soon hmm ! lol
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  2. ridenm

    ridenm Missing my emotional support squirrel Supporter

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    Just found out there will be special event parking at the Pelican...

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  3. Blakebird

    Blakebird flattening the curve

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    :lol3
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  4. CaptRick

    CaptRick Still crazy..... Supporter

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    The T-33 is back on display at the ToC airport!
    No more cockpit pictures as it is now elevated on posts
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  5. vhortykho

    vhortykho Been here awhile

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    I guess I'm not cool enough to view that pic.

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  6. ridenm

    ridenm Missing my emotional support squirrel Supporter

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    Same here.
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  7. CaptRick

    CaptRick Still crazy..... Supporter

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    Pillaged from the local newspaper as its to hot to be standing out there today
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  8. vhortykho

    vhortykho Been here awhile

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    I can see it... I can see it!

    Still pretty cool. Would have like to been there when they erected it.

    Perhaps someone else more knowledgeable about such things will weigh in, but isn't that a T-33?
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  9. Ditch

    Ditch Long timer

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    Looks like a T-33 to me. Have to get an updated picture this year.
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  10. RealSandman

    RealSandman n00b

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    Hello everyone! Recently signed up for this years ride. I will be taking my FE 501 and 1190 R.

    Looking forward to joining others on some big bike friendly trails.
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  11. CaptRick

    CaptRick Still crazy..... Supporter

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    They have started to shut down the dam flow this week.
    I expect the dam at Rotary Park will be back in place in the next few weeks. That will make crossing the river to go east a lot faster.......
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  12. SquatBirdJunior

    SquatBirdJunior Special Snowflake

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    My last irrigation is Sept 25th.
    On the Irrigation District #1 website has:
    CABALLO WILL CLOSE FOR THE SEASON APPROXIMATELY ON:Saturday, October 12, 2019

    The best news is that the water level is at 23% right now, when a year ago it was 4%

    I was hoping to get a capt Rick sticker in Grants, I settled with FunMeter.
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    Grants in June, Snow can be had. Weather can be cold or hot, wet or dry. TorC will be perfect.

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  13. CaptCapsize

    CaptCapsize Long timer

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    The RCR has 67 signed up. This is going to be a blast...again! I got my favorite room at the Pelican Spa.
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  14. CaptRick

    CaptRick Still crazy..... Supporter

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    And it is a T-33 per the dedication this morning
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  15. CaptCapsize

    CaptCapsize Long timer

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    I worked some Navy and Marine test pilots and test pilot instructors a while back. They called these an airplane on a stick. They said most them have a story that involves operator error.
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  16. vhortykho

    vhortykho Been here awhile

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    Funny you should bring that up. I was stationed @ Loring AFB in the early 80's when one came in and landed wheels up. Closed the runway for the better part of a day. Very big deal for a SAC base. The word around base was pilot error. It was an instructor pilot onboard but I don't recall if they also had a trainee.
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  17. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    I was out working in Palmdale CA at the Skunkworks, they have a P80 Shooting star there on static display. The plaque reads it was the first aircraft developed at the facility and was designed and prototyped in 180 days. Not surprising there were a few unanticipated "features".
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  18. duggram

    duggram Sunrise Bahia de LA Supporter

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    Rode down the river trail this morning. Last week there was a pretty good rain here and it shows on the trail. Makes it more interesting. The trail up to Palomas Gap is pretty rocky down low now. About a mile up there is a spot that always seems to be steep dirt steps just before you climb out on top. Today it was washed out enough that an alternate side route was the best solution. I got past this and it looks like a creek bed most of the way up after this. Very doable though. Of course these trails will change a lot by the time we get to the RCR.

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  19. OLdUgly

    OLdUgly Adventurer

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    I did this ride in 2008 (?) Nice to see it has grown in popularity. Sufferfest indeed! Get ready for sand and Lotsa work on a fat KLR. I better eat my wheaties and get ready for this one. Sounds like a great event and hope lots of our out of state friends will enjoy a taste of Nuevo Mexico.
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  20. duggram

    duggram Sunrise Bahia de LA Supporter

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    Do you remember Chloride Creek. I've ridden that about a dozen times in the last six years or so. I don't know of much sand on that trail and it takes a couple of hours to get through it on the RCR. We don't need to scare away any potential first time RCR riders. I'd bet if you thought about it you could remember a few more rides with no or very little sand. Like Mt Withington or Summer Time trails. Anyway, I'm looking forward to the great times of the RCR.
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