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drooartz
09-28-2006, 08:16 PM
Weather's been so nice here since the recent snows that I decided to take today off from work and have a nice mental health day to recharge the batteries. Sunny and low 70s once things warmed up (was 30 at 8am). Drove the Tunebug into town to get some donuts for breakfast--did surprisingly well for the cold weather. The top and side curtains are really quite snug.

Afterwards, watched Star Wars with the George Lucas commentary track on(fascinating!) then hopped on my motorcycle for a 130 mile trip over Wolf Creek pass. Had the road to myself, colors were beautiful and the road clean and twisty. A wonderful day. I highly recommend a day off midweek for those like me still on the day-to-day grind.

A few pictures from my ride:
https://www.drooartz.com/index.php?page=4

kennypinkerton
09-28-2006, 08:21 PM
Sounds like an excellent day off. One of the best. I'm actually hoping I get some Comp time soon (which entails my working off hours to gain the off time), mostly so I can get a 3 day weekend.... to do some of the same. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

jaybird
09-28-2006, 08:27 PM
Snow? Cold weather?

*thud*
I'm not thrilled about it hitting 50 overnight!

But, I'm glad you had a great R&R day! We all need those from time to time. Great pictures by the way. Hey, there's snow on the ground!
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kennypinkerton
09-28-2006, 08:33 PM
Fabulous lake and mountain pics too. I have to drive at least 60 miles before I have hills where rock juts above the treeline.

drooartz
09-28-2006, 08:34 PM
Our days of 50 at night are gone now until spring. It's below freezing for us now.

I did ride over snow on the last bit of the dirt road I was exploring. A shady stretch, probably at least 8000' elevation. Motorcycles are not meant for snow. Yikes.

Banjo
09-28-2006, 10:28 PM
WOW! great pictures. Last time I saw the rockies in person was in 89. I long to go back. I really felt like I was in the right place out there...
Eat yer heart out Jim Bridger..
Nice bike too.

Randi
09-28-2006, 10:53 PM
wyoming kept is's roads cleared after a snow- Maggie with her tonneau button on passanger side kept it toasty (including a flask Of cherrybrandy (with real cherries) Red Fox coat. matching hat,gloves-sand Instead of salt and a ride up Casper Mountan was HEAVEN!!!bEAUTY,CRISP, WILDLIFE. ANDTHE CHANGING ASPENS-W /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gifHO NEED XANAX- Randi

swift6
09-28-2006, 11:40 PM
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wyoming kept is's roads cleared after a snow- Maggie with her tonneau button on passanger side kept it toasty (including a flask Of cherrybrandy (with real cherries) Red Fox coat. matching hat,gloves-sand Instead of salt and a ride up Casper Mountan was HEAVEN!!!bEAUTY,CRISP, WILDLIFE. ANDTHE CHANGING ASPENS-W /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gifHO NEED XANAX- Randi

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Its the wind that blows the roads clear Randi. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Casper mountain does have some really nice areas to it. I used to attend a summer camp up there. I'm a ranch raised Wyoming child now living in civilization and fascinated with 'furrin' cars. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif

drooartz
09-29-2006, 07:12 AM
Come out any time, Banjo. We've got a guest room...

Camshaft
09-29-2006, 10:08 AM
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Afterwards, watched Star Wars with the George Lucas commentary track on(fascinating!) then hopped on my motorcycle for a 130 mile trip over Wolf Creek pass.

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Me an' Earl was haulin' chickens
On a flatbed outa Wiggins
And we had spent all night on the uphill side
Of thirty seven miles of **** called Wolf Crick Pass
Which was up on the great divide

And we was sittin' there suckin' toothpicks
And drinkin' Nehis an' onion soup mix
And I says "Earl, let's mail a card to mother
And then send them chickens on down t'other side"
Yeah, lets give them hens a ride

Wolf Crick Pass way up on the great divide
Truckin' on down, the other side

Well Earl put down his bottle
Mashed his foot down on the throttle
And then a couple of boobs, with a thousand cubes
In a 1948 Peterbuilt screamed to life
We woke up the chickens

We roared up off'n that shoulder
Sprayin' pine cones rocks 'n boulders
And put four hundred head of them Road Island Reds
And a couple of burnt out roosters on the line
Look out below...cause here we go

Wolf Crick Pass way up on the great divide
Truckin' on down, the other side

Well we commenced a truckin'
And them hens commenced a cluckin'
Then Earl took out a match, and scratched his pants
And lit up the unused half of a dollar cigar
And took a puff
Says "My ain't this pretty up here"

And I says "Earl this hill can spill us
You better slow down or you gonna kill us
Just make one mistake and it's the pearly gates
For them eighty five crates
Of USDA approved cluckers
You wanna hit second?"

Wolf Crick Pass way up on the great divide
Truckin' on down, the other side

Well Earl grabbed on the shifter
And he stabbed her into fifth gear
And then the chromium plated, fully illuminated
Genuine ac-cessory shift knob
Come right off in his hand
I says "you wana screw that thing back on Earl ?"

He was tryin' to thread it on there
When the fire fell off a his cigar
And dropped on down sorta rolled around
And lit the cuff of Earls pants
And burnt a whole in his sock
Yeah it sorta set him right on fire

I looked on outa the window
An' I started in a countin' phone poles
Goin' by at the rate of four to the seventh power
I put two an' two together
Added twelve, an' carried five
Come up with twenty two thousand telephone poles an hour

I looked at Earl an' his eyes was wide
His lip was curled and his leg was fried
And his hands was froze to the wheel
Like a tongue to a sled in the middle of a blizzard
And I said Earl I'm not the type to complain
But the time has come for me to explain
That if you don't apply some brake real soon
They're gonna have to pick us up with a stick an' a spoon

Well Earl rared back
Cocked his leg
Stepped down as hard as he could on the brake
And the pedal went clear to the floor
And stayed - right there on the floor
Says it's sorta like steppin' on a plum
Well from there on down it just wasn't real pretty
It was hairpin county and switchback city
One of 'em looked like a can full of worms
Another one looked like malaria germs
Right in the middle of the whole **** show
Was a real nice tunnel now wouldn't you know
Sign says clearance to the twelve foot line
But them chickens was stacked to thirteen nine
Well we shot that tunnel at a hundred an' ten
Like gas through a funnel an' eggs through a hen
An' we took that top row of chickens off
Slicker 'n the scum off a Louisiana swamp
Went down an' around an' around an' down
An' we run outta ground at the edge of town
An' bashed on into the side of a feed store
In downtown Pagosa Springs

Wolf Crick Pass way up on the great divide
Truckin' on down, the other side

Wolf Crick Pass way up on the great divide
Truckin' on down, the other side

drooartz
09-29-2006, 11:28 AM
Cool tune, though it wasn't that particular Wolf Creek pass. I've been to Pagosa Springs, though, so I've probably been over that one before.

Randi
09-29-2006, 12:33 PM
Its the wind that blows the roads clear Randi. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Casper mountain does have some really nice areas to it. I used to attend a summer camp up there. I'm a ranch raised Wyoming child now living in civilization and fascinated with 'furrin' cars. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif

[/ QUOTE ]We were Weinrich"s on 5th St & I lived on Poplar!! 9 men to one woman when the boom was on - just a few of the OTHER ADVANTAGES!! LOL Randi /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif