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General Discussion / Re: Preparing for new conditions
« Last post by boomer on May 12, 2022, 09:31:21 AM »
Powell was right for sure. Looks like he's about to be proven right again
General Discussion / Re: Preparing for new conditions
« Last post by Mad-max on May 11, 2022, 02:05:18 PM »
John Wesley Powell, the one armed badass surveyer and first to lead an expedition down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, went back to DC and told them there just wasn't enough water in the west to sustain large populations.  Obviously,  he was ignored and now the west is dying of thirst.  Can't say we weren't warned..
General Discussion / Re: Masks are back
« Last post by xj35s on May 11, 2022, 05:01:53 AM »
Not news worthy apparently. We have been so swamped and out west nothing. Crazy.
Gear Reviews / Re: KLR 650 3RD GEN
« Last post by xj35s on May 11, 2022, 04:54:02 AM »
This might sound stupid, but I kind of am, I don't care if it gets stolen. There is this weird freedom knowing that it's replacebale and heavily insured with road protection.

My OLD Honda is not replaceable. In fact I can barely find parts I can replace. As much as I wanted to be able to run the back roads with it, I would never be able to walk into a convenience store and not have a panic attack. It's crazy to think a 50 year old bike holds more value than a 2022.

This bike I can beat the crap out of for at least 5 years under full coverage warranty. There are many out there with over 100,000 miles. I think Harley's are the only other bikes known for that kind of longevety. I could be wrong though.

I did the first oil change myself the dealer has a two month wait list. I told them they need to hire more people or stop selling equipment. So if a major warranty issue occurs I'd likely lose the bike for the summer. Fingers crossed it's as good as the first two gen's or even a bit better !!

I've already had a bloke from Tug Hill reach out on . I'd love to meet up with more folks on KLR's and ride some logging roads maybe camp overnight.

I had 518 miles on the bike when the second tank ran low enough to refill....I want to put this on the back of my Helmet.

K. illing
L. ong
R. ange >:D 8) :D
General Discussion / Masks are back
« Last post by boomer on May 10, 2022, 07:34:32 AM »
Recently been re masking in the Southern Rockies bur it's a little different this time around. These days folks wear a mask outside and remove them inside because when the regions on fire it's hard to breathe with all the smoke.
Bushlore and Outdoor Skills / Zipper Pull
« Last post by asemery on May 05, 2022, 03:04:30 PM »
Started with 2 4' lengths of neon
paracord __ approx 5" left over

General Discussion / Cinco de Mayo
« Last post by boomer on May 05, 2022, 10:10:51 AM »
Greetings on Cinco de Mayo. Best wishes on a sort of holiday. Still a good reason to celebrate anyway
General Discussion / Re: Preparing for new conditions
« Last post by boomer on May 05, 2022, 07:29:28 AM »
The pics of Lake Mead are impressive enough but we have to extend those conditions to other reservoirs in that chain as well. It's not hype and it's not getting better even if folks here are working overtime to ignore it.

Most folks today look at our desert and think it's always looked like this. Photos from the beginning of the 20th century prove otherwise.  The have always been "dry spells", some lasting a long time. People adapted to change  and things rolled on. Not the way things are done anymore.
General Discussion / Re: Preparing for new conditions
« Last post by xj35s on May 04, 2022, 02:51:32 PM »
I saw the pics of lake Mead. 100 year drought? hype? I guess, bless the truck drivers, lots of water in the east....
General Discussion / Re: RIP MAX
« Last post by Mad-max on May 04, 2022, 09:54:17 AM »
I turned to the Bible for some comfort.  Many many references to animals in Heaven.  And I found out where the concept of the rainbow bridge came from.

Thanks everybody for your well wishes.
I've never got fruit baskets, dinners, and sympathy cards for losing a dog before

He was truly well loved.
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