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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Esteban, Oct 22, 2005.
cages welcome, but you have to park in back
I meant catching a ride as in someone else driving up.
I'd love to come down for b'kfast but I'd have to leave Steamboat at 6am and this time of year that's just out of the question on a bike.
Yeahbut, you get an extra hour Sunday AM. Fall back!
So long at the pavement isn't iced over, there's no such thing as too cold
As for me, I would love to stop by, but it would be an after-work appearance on my way home. I would love to stop in and at least say hello, but I would be coming through around 7:00 or 7:30. I'd hate to wake anyone that doesn't want/need to be awake, so I will only stop if you're sure you'll be up by then.
I will not be sleeping there, but I hope to be there by 0730 that morning.
Just in case some of you guys don't know - this is a primitive cabin with no electricity, no running water, and there will NOT be a porta-pody there this time. There is a shovel.
Bring your $10 to enter the Fire Making Challenge. Maybe you'll win the pot and teach us something.
I shall swing by on my home then. I can't stick around too long, but I can at least give you hand in setting up if you'd like.
Gracias, i will try not to be later than 0730
Eh, and if you are I'll just meet you where the dirt starts. Or would you prefer I get the outside fire going?
I'll bring a pound of bacon or 2 :dg I'm willing to bring more since I eat more, and bring on the fires! This is a really cool idea if you ask me. I had a class that I took as a junior high school student, Enviornmental living. We learned some pretty neat outdoor things and one of them was how to start a fire primitive style. I've just recently been thinking about it for the last 2 years. The problem is that whenever I get to camp it's usually after a full days riding and I need a fire NOW. So I have yet to try it but would love to see it in action.
Since the rules are in the planning stage, what if the first to light the fire gets the 1st place prize and the rest who actually get something lit get another type of lesser prize? One of the reasons being I would like to see other methods than my own actually work. Just a thought.
Also is it a requirement to use only materials found there near the cabin? ui
Thanks for bringing more bacon.
We need 2 big containers of OJ ... volunteers ?
As for Fire Challenge rules... I hate rules in general, and since this is a friendly, educational thing hopefully the "Golden Rule" will rule.
I like your idea about:
first person to start a fire -Grand Prize
and all others who start a fire- a secondary prize.
Those who don't start a fire get praise for trying,
and those that don't even try to start a fire are left to freeze in the dark.
The only thing I want to avoid are "loopholes."
For example, it is supposed to be pretty easy to start a fire with a polished aluminum soft drink can. To me that is a modern invention/tool and would be a "loophole." However, I would like to see it done but separate from the "Fire Challenge."
Whatever way it comes down, it should be great fun. For awhile anyway.
In order to have riding time, let's devote one hour to the fire shenanigans. Say from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM ??
BTW, I would really like to ride the trails/roads above Central City and Apex if weather and time permit for a few hours. Maybe Pickle Gulch too. They are all less than 30 minutes form the cabin. I plan to bring my KTM and food in the van.
If you beat me up there you could get the fire going. That would be fine with me. I will try to get up earlier this week to gather a big pile of wood and have the fire pit clean out. You remember how to get there ? Anybody who needs directions PM me.
I'll bring OJ. I'm also bringing my better half, so no riding for me.
I'm in and I'll try to get Deano955 to come along. Let me know if there's anything you need.
Is the use of a loupe considered a loop hole????
I'm pretty sure I remember how to get there, but I still have the directions around here in case I need them. Since nobody will be there to witness the fire starting, you'll just have to guess on what method I use.
No, that is considered a bow string.
I take it you are in the " Fire Challenge", EXCELLENT !
Bud is bringing 2.5 gallons of OJ.
309 may be bringing some OJ too.
Acu is bringing extra bacon, but he eats a lot of it he says.
Double track might bring some rergular Colombian ground coffee.
I'll bring bacon, eggs, milk, butter, white bread, syrup, some coffee, plates, forks, paper towels and cups.
It really doesn't take much to make bfast.
If any body wants to bring some canned peaches, we can heat them with cinnamon to put on the french toast.
Any suggestions of other things to bring ??
I've been trying this fire thing at home as per internet websites.
It is not easy.
Anybody who does it will deserve the pot of money and a lot of respect.
Would this count?