MotoCache - Landers CA
Posted January 28, 2002 - 08:19 PM
I must be crazy!
Posted January 28, 2002 - 08:21 PM
Posted January 28, 2002 - 08:39 PM
How's Josh? Riding sounds great, let me see what I can do. The schedule is tight for the next few weeks but ya never know.
Dan knows some good loops out there and I've missed a lot of opportunities to ride with him lately. Besides, I want to see these coffee cans he was talking about.
Posted January 28, 2002 - 09:18 PM
Lets try to get a hold of Dan and set someting up. After the next few weeks my windows of opportunity start drying up as we will be getting really busy at work and I won't be able to venture too far away. I'll try to send him a private message. Talk to you later, Paul
Posted January 29, 2002 - 05:51 AM
Wish I lived out there. I would really like to give this a try.
Sounds like a lot of fun.
Any chance you might come out to Missouri and setone of these up for us?
Looks like you put a lot of work into this.
Posted January 29, 2002 - 06:22 AM
Posted January 30, 2002 - 07:30 AM
Speaking of PM's, I have a few that I have not had the time to respond to yet, and I apologize for being rude and not responding to those who have sent them to me.
Rich, the ice can be a problem once you get above 6000 feet, but at least you can turn around and play in the desert if it is bad. Mountain fire roads are no fun when they are iced over. I hope you give it a try after some of the recent ice melts. There are lots of trails to play on in the lower elevations if you encounter ice up top.
Darin, luckily I had most of this work already done from a long time ago when I was into mapping trails using GPS track logs and mapping software. I was going to be in the Landers area last weekend and thought I would stash the maps while I was there. Why not, right? Besides, this kind of thing gives me something to do when I can't sleep at night. I may be in the Kirkwood MO area soon. Should I bring my GPS?
Posted January 30, 2002 - 12:43 PM
Posted January 30, 2002 - 03:00 PM
Originally posted by Ron in SoCal:
the ice can be a problem once you get above 6000 feet
Snow and ice is a real problem now. It has snowed here the last two days. I'm sure they got at least a couple of feet up there now. And to think that when I was a kid I used to like to play in the snow!!!
Posted January 30, 2002 - 06:36 PM
No actually, Im about 3 hours southwest from St Louie.
If there is a chance you could get your bike out or happen to drive out (I just done the 1,800 mile trek. Its not that bad ) Let me know and I'll take you down to Chadwick for a day.
Posted January 30, 2002 - 08:18 PM
If you guys don't mind a little company, I'd love to ride along! Would be great if Ron could make it, though. My only limitation is Feb 16,17 (club enduro). If timing does not work out, I'll have to wait until another weekend. Looking forward to meeting all three of you gents at some point.
Posted January 31, 2002 - 09:34 AM
Can you post caches that we come up with on that same website? I have one that I was trying to put together.
Got an email from geocaching.com that they will soon be adding icons so that you can seperate/identify different caches. Like, show me off-road caches.
[ January 31, 2002: Message edited by: hodaphile ]
Posted February 01, 2002 - 07:21 AM
I would be happy to post the information that you or anyone else comes up with. Not a problem whatsoever. Anyone can e-mail me info at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to post it in a timely manner. I'm stoked that you want to do it!
Do you think posting these things on geocaching.com is a good idea? I am concerned that someone will not like this idea and might mess with the caches. Many of the folks on geocaching.com seem to be a little left of center, you know - the granola gang, and might think it is their duty to destroy anything that has to do with off-road fun. Maybe I am just paranoid.
Posted February 01, 2002 - 09:13 AM
Couple of things we could try:
Maybe Thumper could add a cahing forum/site.
Could set a 3-5 begining stage before we put anything out.
Could add a "fudge" to the initial stage that confuse greenies. Like maybe they have to name the first American to win a GP? Then deduct that year from the base coord?
Posted February 01, 2002 - 10:29 PM
I'm not sure what the issue is but I have seen them patrolling around my neighborhood lately. I've lived up here for five years and never seen them around.....ever. They have me so paranoid that I evem put my spark arrester back in!!!