Ridin' and sawin' and fallin'...

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Sedro Tom, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    It was time to Visit Illabot, FS16-1610, again. We loaded up and headed up river to
    Howard Miller Steelhead Park (Skagit Co. park) at Rockport. Heading up the Illabot Crk
    road proved to be an adventure with a layer of fresh rock, not gravel, making the
    chainsaw lightened from wheel wanting to plot it's own course. 1610 AKA the tunnel
    trail greeted us with a grassey surface and the wind falls that hadn't seen anyone since
    they became an impediment to our course. I lost sight of the Captain since I folded my
    mirrors in, waited a whild untill he shows with a tale of a hole in the road throwing him
    over the bank (the last to pic's). A angled chunk of wood lay in wait for me and before
    I could blink I was on the ground, pinned untill the Capt. freed me. Fun all around.
    We cleared logs at several locations untill the call for burgers lead us back down the
    Mountain. Here we go.....

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    Next time we should get up to some big views.

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  2. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    You retired guys...
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  3. Motorius

    Motorius Road trippin'

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    I just want to know what kinda funky dance is happening with that Kaw...
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  4. mx813

    mx813 Been here awhile

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    living the dream...

    I'll be packing my saw Saturday for Devil's Gulch and Mission Cr trail. Heard there were some slides on DG so gonna finangle a way to carry a 2-3' spade to do some trail work too.
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  5. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

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    Nice work boys.

    What saws are you guys packing there? I'm thinking of upgrading from my little Echo top handle to a used Stihl MS250 or similar. Seems to be a good compromise between power/weight/cost for the occasional trail clearing duties and homeowner usage.

    The Echo has been great, but I recently tried a "normal handle" Stihl and was really surprised how much more comfortable it felt, as well as feeling like I had better control of it = felt safer.
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  6. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    I have a Sthil MS170. I'm not sure of the model that turnsleft has.
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  7. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    I have used much larger saws, this little one works well for our little operation.

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    Me, 1980.

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  8. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer Super Supporter

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    There's something romantic about being the first rider on bad roads each year !
    Maybe the snow is low enough now to break out my chainsaw.
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  9. turnsleft

    turnsleft Long timer

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    That would be the hope I didn't break dance. My first miss-hap Tom and his camera were up the trail a bit so I thought I would
    stuff it where he could get a pic. I missed the photo~op when Tom got down side up, seeing the klx had him held down.

    Mine would be a Sthil MS 200 Arborist, 16". Think it is about 5 years old or so.

    Oops[edit] not the top handle. The Arborist saws weigh less than some of the other
    models.

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  10. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

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    Awesome pic
    Cool, thanks! I just ran down to my local Stihl dealer to check out the MS250 shown at 10 lbs or so it felt just a bit more then what I'd want on the front end of my dirt bike. The MS180 they had says 9 lbs or so and it felt significantly lighter so I think may pick up
    something along those lines like the MS170 or 180.
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  11. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    I incresed the rpm's on my 170 by going with a 14" bar instead of the 16".
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  12. HotChilliColdBeer

    HotChilliColdBeer Human Swizzle Stick

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    You folks are talking chainsaws and dirtbikes; How awesome is that?!




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  13. RainRider45

    RainRider45 Been here awhile

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    IMG_1598.JPG I made a ultra lite model that runs on beer!
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  14. mx813

    mx813 Been here awhile

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    Fork mounted MS170... work good. Lil' heavy steering feel until you get used to it.
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  15. turnsleft

    turnsleft Long timer

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    Top of Twisted Tree[WV] when I started on it with my MS 200. The trail is under there. Usually we just use our Corona 10" hand
    saws when out riding. But the STIHL is kinda fun.

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    I have thought about making a set~up like yours but didn't have a extra chain.

    Also I would spill the dang beer when I fall over.
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  16. RainRider45

    RainRider45 Been here awhile

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    LoL, if I saw that mess in the NW it would be easer to move the trail.

    We still have big trees but some still witteled on them just for fun.

    Sorry about the late post, I fell a sleep for a while.
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  17. Motorius

    Motorius Road trippin'

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    Dirt nap?
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  18. HotChilliColdBeer

    HotChilliColdBeer Human Swizzle Stick

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    Thought those were permanent?




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  19. RainRider45

    RainRider45 Been here awhile

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    Nope just forgot to press the post button.

    Anyone have a saw mounted on a KTM 450?
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