Friday, December 29, 2006

welcome to coal creek canyon.

A 31 inch (78.74 cm) Goodyear workhorse snow tire.
I spent today digging out after another 23 inches of snow overnight. In preparation for travel I had to be sure the jeep and trailer could get to the road tomorrow. I think we’re good but with more snow on the way, at least another 10 inches, could be a long launch.

Tomorrow off to Grand Lake, Colorado for a little backcountry RnR.

Thursday, December 28, 2006


Gear racks by MTN Tech Fab and CFR

There is a forecasted 2 feet of snow on the way and as the flakes begin to fly I take time today to prepare the backcountry taxi. We are now equipped with a snowboard rack from Cheetah Factory Racing (CFR). I normally ride with my board on my pack without too much problem. Of coarse there is the occasional jolt from the snowboard hitting a tree while I’m in narrow forest. I’ve never been plucked, but I could see the potential.

I got my rack from Mountain Tech Fabrications. I had to use a “spacer kit” to mount the brackets to my stock RX-1 mountain. With the 1 inch rubber spacers the rack is mounted off the tunnel, this gave the board clearance from the exhaust pipes. The spacers act as risers when mounted horizontally on the back of the sled. The one inch here gives the board a slight nose forward position on the sled. This helps keep the snowboard out of the way while hill climbing or deep POW, and stable on bumps or crashes (trying to avoid these).

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Blizzard fallout.

Mailbox down! Mailbox down!
I came home tonight to find my mailbox creamed by the snow plow. SMASH! It is the one face down on the right; the silver tube poking out of the snowdrift and partially visible. The mounting brackets are completely crushed. Luckily the box was still closed and I got all my mail. I think the postal service gives us 5 days to repair this before they start returning your mail? Hope so.
I’d like to thump the plow driver in the nuts, by the by.