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04/07/08 at 07:20:34
 
I went with a group of friends for a saturday ride on the "Behind the Reef Trail" on the San Rafael Swell.  This place is quicly becoming my favorite place to ride in the early spring.  Here are a couple of pictures of the ride, although they don't do it justice for ther beauty!!!
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Reply #1 - 04/07/08 at 07:27:29
 
Just another pic from "Behind the Reef"  This was the Tomsich mine
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Reply #2 - 04/07/08 at 09:11:18
 
Jerry, that's a great picture of Hondu Arch.  That's a really fun ride isn't it.  It was fun riding around inside Tomsich mine, although I didn't stay in there long due to the dust being stirred up, and it being a uranium mine.
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Reply #3 - 04/07/08 at 09:17:44
 
I need to ride this area.

I mean I really NEED TO RIDE this area.

QF, when we going?

RU, when are you gonna be back in the saddle?


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Reply #4 - 04/07/08 at 10:28:25
 
RU,
Yes it was a fun ride!  I was the ONLY person who wouldn't ride inside the mine though.  I worked enough hours in there as a youngster to know how dangerous they were...didn't want any part of it!  This was a great ride!
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Reply #5 - 04/07/08 at 12:47:14
 
Jerry,

You are a smart man.  I went in took a left towards the exit to the area where the tailings were dropped looked out the mine from there, and returned the way I came.  Just in that short amount of time, there was plenty of dust and I didn't want any more part of it.

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Yes you do need to ride this area!  Wink

Right now if things go okay, I'm supposed to be ridin' sometime into June.  I see the Doc this Friday for a once over, and he'll hopefully give me some good news.

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Reply #6 - 04/07/08 at 12:54:29
 
Ahh yes the smell of Uranium dust and Radon gas so thick you can cut it with a knife, I remember it well Shocked NO thanks I spent way too much time in those kind of places as a kid fresh out of Trade School. I'll stick to open air and trails. Plenty of that in the swell to explore Smiley
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Reply #7 - 04/07/08 at 12:59:18
 
Hey Gary,

Do ya think that's why my body is fallin' apart?   Rolling on floor laughing Rolling on floor laughing
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Reply #8 - 04/07/08 at 19:03:58
 
I'm not Gary,but pull yourself together man and ride Smiley
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Reply #9 - 04/07/08 at 20:55:28
 
I vote we head down later this month . We'll just duct tape RU to the quad and take off . I'm not for riding inside  mines but I sure do love to ride around them ! Grin
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Reply #10 - 04/08/08 at 07:21:11
 
I'm all for it!  With enough straps, bungees and duct tape, we should be able to get RU around without too much trouble!!!!
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Reply #11 - 04/08/08 at 08:16:32
 
Hey....if you've got a two-up, I'm definitely for it!!!!!!!!!!!  I'll furnish the duct tape.   Rolling on floor laughing
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Reply #12 - 04/08/08 at 09:38:57
 
RU

If that things still in a cast we could just duct tape your hand to the handle bars. Rolling on floor laughing

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Reply #13 - 04/10/08 at 13:21:31
 
Auggie,

 Grin    I'd do that in a heartbeat if it were in the cast.  The week after I got home from the Tri-State jam. I got to take off the sling.  Even until now, the shoulder is very sore, and I have limited use.  I asked the Dr. if the tendons and muscle they screwed and sewed back on to the bone were mended, and he chuckled and said, yeah maybe in about 2-3 more months.  They really make you feel good with that kind of a diagnosis.   Undecided

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Reply #14 - 04/10/08 at 17:10:18
 
RU,
Don't push the recovery too soon.  I had a friend try and do too much and he ended up needing another surgery to repair the repair!...needless to say...his doctor was pissed!  I know it's hard but take it easy and you will be ready for some awsome late summer/early fall riding!!!!
Get feeling better! Wink
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Reply #15 - 04/11/08 at 08:55:13
 
Sorry RU
I guess us older guys just take longer to heal  Rolling on floor laughing

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Reply #16 - 04/11/08 at 13:59:33
 
If you do go let me know it is on my list to go to in the next couple weeks, but with the lakes icing off I will be tempted to fish instead. I love spring!
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Reply #17 - 04/11/08 at 16:38:41
 
Thanks a lot Jerry and Auggie!!!  I just got back from the Doc today and specifically asked him when I'll be able to ride.  He said "no sooner than 2 months out.  Then we see how you're doing."      Angry Angry    Smiley

I have to agree with you though, there's no way I want to go through this again because of my stupidity.

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