Monthly Archives: June 2012

Lower Powerline Road in Five Minutes!

Steve White now owns Gary’s Honda 90. We went for a ride yesterday over Lower Powerline Road from the north end to the south end. Enjoy our 20 minute ride in less than five minutes!

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Packet Radio Bulletin Board System Demonstration

Here’s a quick, 5-minute demonstration of how packet radio can turn your handheld radio into a computer-to-computer communications system. This demo shows how one ham can leave a message for another ham using a packet bulletin board system (BBS), in … Continue reading

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Under the Overhang on the way to Yankee Boy Basin

You come to this spot in the road not long after passing Camp Bird. The road from Ouray to Yankee Boy Basin goes through a weird horizontal notch in the mountain. Oh, don’t drive too far to the left—no guard … Continue reading

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Yankee Boy Basin, Mining District, and SJ CR 14

Gary Garren and I had a great ride last Friday, 8 June 2012. Gary has his new (to him) Kawasaki 250cc dirt bike and is breaking it (and himself) in, so we picked some easy rides that are also incredibly

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This is True names dcasler.com “Bonzer Site of the Week!”

Randy Cassingham’s weird-but-true newsletter, This is True has named this website, www.dcasler.com, as “Bonzer Site of the Week!” Here’s Randy’s writeup: BONZER WEB SITE OF THE WEEK: http://dCasler.com — Southwestern Colorado Blog. Yeah, really: this is just some guy’s blog. … Continue reading

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General Class License Video for Lesson 4.2, AC Power

Here’s your video introduction to Lesson 4.1 in the ARRL General Class License Manual, on AC Power. When you have finished, you may return to the list of videos here. And special thanks to our instructor, Lew French, KC0UER.

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General Class License Video for Lesson 4.1, Electrical Review

This is your video introduction to Section 4.1 of the ARRL General Class License Manual. After you have finished the video, you may return to the list of videos by clicking here. And special thanks to our instructor for this … Continue reading

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Dallas Trail 200 Teaser from Ouray CR 7

Gary and I went up CR 7 and had lunch at the Blue Lakes Trailhead. I did something I’ve never done—I walked all the way to the Forest Service sign. And discovered there are not one but two trails! Indeed, … Continue reading

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Ouray CR 5, 7, 9 Extravaganza with Photos and GPS Track

Gary Garren and I did quite the grand tour today, covering three roads here in Ouray County, Colorado. County Roads 5, 7, and 9 have in common that they end right at the very feet of the Sneffels Range with … Continue reading

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