How about a new winter-time hobby to take your mind off "not riding"?
Posted January 12, 2002 - 06:48 PM
Posted January 12, 2002 - 06:59 PM
That sounds fun. My brother used to fly gas powered planes. How long will it fly on one battery charge???
BTW, don't have that problem here in ABQ. Riding was fantastic today. It snowed a bit earlier this week (<1") so the dirt was damp and hook'in up really great.
Posted January 12, 2002 - 08:07 PM
Posted January 12, 2002 - 09:09 PM
People really get up at 6am? (Scratching bald head) I'll be lucky to get out rid'in by noon. You sound like my road trip buddy. He rags me every trip to get my skinny %&@ out'a bed and hit the road.
Posted January 13, 2002 - 05:33 AM
Posted January 13, 2002 - 08:39 AM
Radio control planes....I hear ya....I'm in the process of building a 3 wing (triplane???) version of the Baron Von Richtohofens WW1 (The plane Snoopy flies!!!). Its about 3 feet long and 3 wide with a gazillion pieces that all need sanding and gluing and algining and.. well you get the picture. Gasoline engine is already installed - about half way through so far I reckon.
I too started out with an elctric plane, a glider. After a few of my own 'dumps' I loaned it to a friend.....after we had had a good couple bottles of wine. As I observed him about to crash the thing I snatched the controls...WHAMM. Expensive. I can vouch for the fun though..even though he had creamed my plane we laughed like drains for a loooong time!!
However what wouldnt I give for a quick roost!!
Posted January 13, 2002 - 09:01 AM
If it makes you feel better my friends new Mastercraft over heated and we had to go back in. Plus the water was freezing.(good thing the boat broke down huh?)
If it were snowing outside here I think I would get a 12pack of something good, light a fire and watch some football (soccer) and marinate my liver...
Posted January 13, 2002 - 12:16 PM
Oh! Wait Dan L. already rubbed...er I mean mentioned it!
Posted January 13, 2002 - 05:34 PM
Since you're a R/C pilot, thought you might like this one. Brother crashed his Kaos nose dive into the paved runway. It actually took a chunk out of the runway but the engine survived. The plane however didn't. Those little gas powered engines are pretty tough.
Posted January 14, 2002 - 08:41 AM
For your PC , it rocks!!
Take Care, John
Posted January 14, 2002 - 09:08 AM
As I said before.... KALIFORNICATION YOU
PS The wonders of modern aviation....woke up, showered, shaved, crept out of the house, got on a plane, flew to Frakfurt,drove an hour, met with some germans, drove about an hour, got on a plane, landed in geneva, drove home, had dinner with the kids, read them a story, surfed the internet oh yeah thats now and its 20:05.
Now that surely beats roosting !
PPS Did I happen to mention I'm dog tired.....
Posted January 14, 2002 - 10:53 PM
Posted January 14, 2002 - 05:13 PM
Summer is too hot 30-40c (i use to get up at 4am to ride at 5am, be back home at 9am when its HOT then spend the rest of the day at the beach).
Winter is the best! Cool temps 10-20c mean tight single tracks then when you work up a sweat hit the fire trails til the next single track.
I have not ridden in the bush for 4 weeks & am going crazy. We are thinking about a night ride through some trails we know well (that should be fun when i get my headlight smashed again)
Posted January 14, 2002 - 07:38 PM
Originally posted by Pete Z:
I actually feel sorry for all you boys down south - you don't know what you're missing!
Oh yeah I do. I wouldn't live in that kinda weather AGAIN. I do have some very fond memories of the snow in Wisconsin where I grew up.
One thing about here in New Mexico. Get all four seasons with mild winters.