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Old 04-04-2017, 09:51 PM   #261
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Been driving it every were making sure it is up to par for my up coming Colorado trip, Colorado Springs to be particular for 2 weeks in May, I am excited, so if anyone is in area let me know meet up hangout touch each others buses or what not.
Finally got tires balanced aligned & camber adjust was a lot but I needed it for the trip to Colorado, so I bit the bill & swallowed it whole.


When I get back from my trip, I am buying my shower pan, compost toilet, fresh water tank & wall hugger futon bed. ENJOY..1
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:56 PM   #262
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There's only two months that are nice in the Springs, and May is not one of them. Are you going to do the Pikes Peak run?
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Old 04-05-2017, 10:06 AM   #263
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robin-i am going to visit my buddy who is in the army, he is moveing back to cali, & i never been to Coloreedo, so i dont have to sleep in my rv, if i get a window of oppuortunity i am going to launch my paraglider off of pikes peak.
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That would be so cool. How do you get back to your vehicle after you fly around? Maybe kind of like the river rafters get back to their vehicles after a 20 mile float down the river. I'd love to do that but I'm getting to that age when I don't heal so well. Everybody has those flying dreams once in awhile. Do you wear a parachute while you're hang gliding?

Honestly I'm inclined to want one of those engine powered parachute setups.

I was in the Springs for nearly three years and never went up Pike's Peak. The thought was I'd have something to do when I came back 40 years later.

If you're into spelunking there are some great caves near Cave of the Winds out in Manitou Springs. No ropes necessary, but take two or three flashlights. Lots of antique mining equipment and abandoned mine shafts in the area. Stay out of the mines.

I'm afraid you'll encounter strong wind on top of Pike's Peak unless you're there on a lucky day. I'd love to see you take off from there. Good luck.
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Old 04-05-2017, 04:28 PM   #265
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robin- I mostly speedfly, so i will park at the base of a mt. hike up than fly as fast & as low to the mt. as possible, so i just need a small window of opportunity, in twoo weeks i have to get something.? a reserve for me is not necessary since i fly to low to be able to deploy it anywhoo. but when i do fly into the clouds i carry a reserve, hitchhike back seems to be popular with ultralight pilot's.
i want a powered paraglider aswell but i have no room for it on my bus. i have too many hobbies as is.
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Well, that's not as exciting as thinking of you taking off from the top of the mountain. Still pretty cool.

As I remember it the wind blows strongly from west to east most of the time, right over the top of the mountains and out onto the plains. I wasn't happy there because it would be blizzard one day and 80* sun the next day.
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Old 04-05-2017, 05:39 PM   #267
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robin-Being up in the clouds for hours can get kinda draggy for me cause im young i like speed & adrenaline. running down off the top of the mountain as fast as you can flying inches above the rocks is pretty dam exciting.
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I'm sure that would be exciting. You certainly should get some speed if you're flying east off that mountain. I guess you don't want to wait for a still day. Try to stay clear of Norad airspace on your way down.
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ive been in Blizzards in May around the springs...

the weather patterns for may are liking Ridging to the east and troughing to the west on the continent at the moment.. that set up is ripe for a major southern dip in the jet stream west of the mississippi / and into the mountain ranges.. if that comes to fruition you could be looking at driving / flying through some serious snow...

still a few weeks out, but this season has favored that type of pattern (this why arizona has had record heat waves already while its snowing in denver and points west...

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I would not mind a little snow i been itchin too try speedriding.
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