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  1. Smokeslider

    Smoke talk

    Last year the Norse Peak for was all wilderness, burned 40k acres and they spent well over 15 million dollars "not fighting the wilderness fire". This year we have the Miriam fire which is in the goat rocks wilderness and they are pouring money it too, have a ton of equipment and people on it. The forest circus likes to pick and choose when the wilderness rules apply. Very little of the money spent on the Miriam Fire was going towards the suppression of fire in the wilderness after the initial attack efforts were unsuccessful. Most of the money was spent protecting the infrastructure of White Pass ski resort, Rimrock recreation area, Clear lake recreation area, and Private/Tribal Lands to the Southeast of the fire area. There wasn't much for the "Forest Circus" to pick and choose regarding the wilderness rules. On a fire like Miriam, they took the approach to focus on protecting the "values at risk", i.e. developed areas and steer the fire into the wilderness where it needs to burn. The initial responding firefighters got their asses kicked when the fire immediately established in the Miriam drainage, rolled out due to steep terrain and reestablished itself below the firefighters. Not much they could do at that point without a significantly larger amount of resources that weren't available. We're in this mess because we've been so successful at putting out fires for 100 years.
  2. Please don't ride off-trail on Central Oregon Public trails. Thanks
  3. Smokeslider

    Sidi Crossfire -or- Sidi X3 ?

    I have the crossfire. Great boot but if you have wide feet they won't work.
  4. Smokeslider

    Central Oregon Snow-Free Areas to Ride

    That's a bummer for your timing but good in the long run.
  5. Smokeslider

    Anyone gone to MMI College?

    I can't disagree with your logic. I for one could not spend my days in a medical office environment.
  6. Smokeslider

    Who else is going to odessa?

    So you’re special?
  7. Smokeslider

    Best 4t Motor Building Book

    https://www.diymotofix.com/books.html
  8. Smokeslider

    STUCK SOLID SCREWS

    Are those the Japanese special philips heads?
  9. I do this as well except I place it around the front portion of my seat. Ends up sitting right in front of my crotch but is fairly protected and haven’t ever had an issue.
  10. Smokeslider

    Knee braces over pants

    Either way you'll have the heat from pants and braces no? Seems if pants are over braces you'll be cooler with some air flow between skin and pants around brace. Seems you want a baggy pant and still use knee braces underneath for best cooling or are you just trying to be "different"?
  11. Smokeslider

    Knee braces over pants

    Why again do you want to wear knee braces on the outside of your pants? I'm just not getting it, pardon my stupidity.
  12. Smokeslider

    Central Oregon Snow-Free Areas to Ride

    I haven’t camped out there during winter time let alone days after a snow storm. Be flexible.
  13. Smokeslider

    Central Oregon Snow-Free Areas to Ride

    Where you camping?
  14. Smokeslider

    Central Oregon Snow-Free Areas to Ride

    EFR will be tough. You may be able to ride some of the lower stuff but I would recommend Millican and Cline.
  15. Convincing someone to "Do the right thing" has perplexed humans for thousands of years. Regulations eventually becomes the effective answer. I'm more a fan of education and eventual shaming to correct the behavior but the SXS crowd isn't exactly the easiest to shame. I mean, look at them......
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