From: Volker Bartheld on 15 Jul 2010 11:08
On Thu, 15 Jul 2010 07:52:16 -0700 (PDT), SloCalSpode wrote:
> You guys need to stop your ride training right now. Any injury this close
> to the fest could ruin the fun and leave you to sit in camp all day
> drinking and talking smack with the few who remain with you. Save the
> heroics for Willow Creek, Little Water and Snow slide trails......Just a
> suggestion... =;^)
Hrhr. Yes, I read some tales about those trails...
> Ask Tami about the virtues of bubble wrap and
> staying off a bike the week before SpodeFest.
I'm a walking "Michelin Man"  already. Don't tell me about additional
protection. BTW, are MX-Knickerbockers a sensible accessory to bring with
@: I N F O at B A R T H E L D dot N E T
From: IdaSpode on 15 Jul 2010 12:38
On Thu, 15 Jul 2010 08:00:14 -0700 (PDT), SloCalSpode
> IdaSpode wrote:
>> So far, they have been out, but not "swarms" of them, 40% should do
> Thanks, I picked up a can of 40% last weekend.
> What SPF sunscreen do you recommend? =;^0
> Im thinking SPF50.
> Getting pumped!
Can't comment on SPF, don't use the stuff...
Boise weather for the next week or so:
100* tomorrow, mid 90s the rest of the week.
Featherville: about 10* or so cooler for highs, 40s & 50s for lows.
Like I posted on the ISF forum, the weather has been all over the
place. I wouldn't dare to forecast what it's going to be for the Fest.
At the moment (10:30am) it's 70* in BOI, 55* in Pine. Here is a link
to the Mesowest remote reporting stations for SW Idaho. Mouse over the
station for current conditions, click for history:
From: HellSickle on 15 Jul 2010 18:15
On Jul 14, 8:38 am, Mike Baxter <mgb...(a)comcast.net> wrote:
> Spodefest is fast approaching and I just started locating my camping
> gear. It has not been used in a few years now. :-( I started the
> Pampera and forgot just how much compression that thing has. I have
> the scraped ankle and bruised calf to prove it. I repaired the endcap
> on my '05's spark arrestor, but it may not hold. Worst it will do is
> rattle. If so, I'll swap it with the one on the old bike. I need to
> swap the steering damper towers in order to put the better one on the
> newer bike, but I'm either too busy or too lazy to do it.
> My plan was to ride several weekends before the 'fest, but it's not
> working out that well. I guess I'll be riding slow this year.
> MIke Baxter
And..... Baxter gets the hole shot on the Whining. Rocketing off
the starting line, he has lapped the entire pack before the first
From: HellSickle on 15 Jul 2010 18:19
On Jul 14, 10:28 am, Tim H <tntharr...(a)msn.com> wrote:
> That's cool Mike. We'll ride along behind Scott (WAY behind Scott,
> probably) and periodically bemoan the ravages of time together.
> It'll be fun. I've been practicing for the past year or two.
Old age & treachery will overcome youth & skill.
Just say'n..... ;-)
(how long until he would figure out 80psi in his tires?)
From: john on 16 Jul 2010 10:44
>"HellSickle" <jdeeney(a)comcast.net> wrote in message
>On Jul 14, 10:28 am, Tim H <tntharr...(a)msn.com> wrote:
>> That's cool Mike. We'll ride along behind Scott (WAY behind Scott,
>> probably) and periodically bemoan the ravages of time together.
>> It'll be fun. I've been practicing for the past year or two.
>Old age & treachery will overcome youth & skill.
>Just say'n..... ;-)
>(how long until he would figure out 80psi in his tires?)
before he discovers the armorall on the seat
and after he turns the gas back on