Every year for quite some time a buddy of mine has had an annual ATV ride around the hills. I have only gone on it the past couple years. Around his place and through the hills there are trails for the sleds, horses and hiking. Recently the state has cut trails for ATV’s. I assume they are seeing this as a hobby that is gaining a lot of ground with people and they want to do something so riders don’t randomly go around stomping their own trails on the state land. The theme before this was “don’t ride on the sled trails” because they didn’t want them tore up for horses and hiking. Now they are opening more and more of them up as well as cutting ATV specific trails. They try to limit the speed that you go flying through the brush by cutting some sharp turns in to the trails and they only cut them 60″ wide. That is quite a bit for a quad, but it’s tight for some of those side by sides…and some of the bigger models won’t make it through at all. The states reasoning for this is “they are not building hi-ways” and I would tend to agree with them. Sam and I went on a ride last year in the middle of the summer. It’s really enjoyable and I hope they cut more trails out. I’d like to see them go from Dalen (the state land that butts up to my land in the hills) all the way over to Bottineau. Sooner or later, I think they will.
The pre-easter ride takes place over a couple of days. The first smaller group goes out on Friday to kind of scout out the trails and address whatever really problematic areas we find. Then the main group will go out Saturday. For friday’s run we only had 8 machines, maybe 13 people. For Saturday there was only 18 machines and about 15 people. This is much smaller than the previous year, but it was also much colder as well. Read the rest of this entry »
It looks like I’ve figured out what is causing user’s home directories to be deleted…but hell if I know why. During my time learning how open directory works in a mac environment, I have moved things around between servers a bit. For awhile things were running on server1, then I had to move to server3…etc. […]
Checked out the bearings in the front diff on the Kodiak yesterday. They were all nice and tight..no shake in them at all. It seems like an awful waste to pull out good bearings for…new ones. I ordered the rear seal. I’ll pop that off and see how things look. If I have to replace […]
Man, I think this season of high school basketball burnt me out a little bit. I’m taking a little longer to get back in to sports again than usual. Most of the time I’d be bored out of my mind in those couple hours after school that practice took up. Now I’m messing with things […]
Went out on the first quadding expedition of the spring with some buddies. We started about 1130 and finished up around 730 covering close to 80 miles, with lots of refreshment breaks in between. We did manage to find a bit of mud and snow along the way. I’ve gone on a few rides with […]