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  1. Dinky Dinner right at the 20 MPH 90 degree corner in the center of Goldfield Nevada....... Best cafe in Goldfield....(0nly cafe in Goldfield). Not too cheep but heck the food is ok and it's only 150 miles to get a food to cook so it's a bargain at any price. Used to be a old Piper Tripacer at the corner that had a sign. "NOT FOR SALE" Still best food in Goldfield.... (Only food in Goldfield). Drive on.......( Don't take the corner in Goldfield too fast..... )
  2. Hey Knott, Swing by Last Chance Peak camp for a few days or weeks and we can sip some more of that Crown-Apple-Canuk-KoolAid.....and we can get some of those silly grins after chewing some rattle snake stew. See ya when you get here... Drive on......gotta have a Crown-Apple to grin like a fool....
  3. Hay Rickarooo, Better answer to where we've been might be .....where ain't we been.... So far our record "official" Horse camp slot was listed at 20 feet MAXX......the ranger shook his head and ask when the heavy-lift-chopper was due to extract the rig.......shucks all it took was three unhitches and snaking backwards for a half mile around hairpins...... Grumps used to say ......."shucks backing up is easy, just put the truck in reverse, wiggle the steering wheel, roll up and light a smoke and peek in the mirrors once in a while......it's just like driving.....only in reverse....." Anyway since May Dollymomma and horse has been to about 27 horse camps in three states and (un)$table-boy (me) has forked a few tons of Horse-exhaust and couple thousands of water ...... Far less Hassel than those skooter-jocks with hellhats and tight cowhide pants skidding down the blacktop......no horse geeks just plod down the trail until they ride into the hornets like Dollymomma did THREE times in less than a hour last Friday....GPS recorded Dolly-painthorse went from 2.72 mph to 17.62 mph in four feet.....bet your Volvo can't get up and go like that......and that's with all four hoofs off the ground.... Just a couple geezers too lazy to go golfing..... Becareful Rickrooo.....skooters saddles are way up in the air......long way to fall.... Got to go now......got to throw some fresh hay out and fork some used hay in the bin up the hill about a 1/4 mile away.... Drive on....... just another hay-day....
  4. Bend, Oreeegun.....just enough white crap to make sure we are tanked up with enough diesel to get non-$top to Last Chance Peak camp just East of Death Valley next week ......only be about 90f in death valley so will need to soak in the 104f hot springs to keep the frostbite away......geezer stew.... Sell the snowblower and drive South.... Drive on......($outh)
  5. Dollytrolley


    Yes Dollymomma has had the ole (un)stable boy out boondocking at horse trail camps since May without cell or internet service and her Spot SAT-Tracker / and satemail is slow and $$$ for only 140 characters so does not work for forum. Will be down at Last Chance Peak Nevada in a few weeks and better net services and give the sat-services some rest. Cheers
  6. Dollytrolley


    Dang Glenn, Flood is a real pain to deal with for sure. Too bad the Smart was not on the truck deck. Floods strange animals, we once had a couple of barged on the Oregon coast moored in a flooding river very well moored but a barge up river broke moorage and hit ours and then our barge ran aground on a county road ....it was only a 300 ton barge so it only took a week and $$$$$ to refloat . Hang in there ... Dolly and crew
  7. Hay Rickooo Might try Pahria River Ranch. A bit horsey but cheep, plenty of room, has water & elec. Sorta outback between Knaba & Big Water but that's what the scooters are for right? About $16 for dry camp and $32 for elec and water. If you get really crazy try the horse trail rides but remember it's a long way to the ground from the saddle on a horse than a scooter.... be aware of horse exhaust it can occure at anytime. Cheers, Dolly and crew
  8. No worries.... Few shots of that Apple Crown Royal and who cares about tire ratings... Those Crown folks sure know how to make apples tasty 😋 Drive on....... ( Few Crown Royal Apples .... Mmmmm beats the heck out of apple pie)
  9. Hi Steve, Hard to fathom it was a LOT worse than BD-10..... To be worse than BD-10 you have to cobble a LOT worse together.... A LOT. Public has no clue how many very bad fly-thingy "things" have claimed to be aircraft... Don't get started on the 737 Max-Me$$... Drive on .... (Bad wanna-bee-aircraft... Equal short retirement)
  10. Lawrenceee. In the Stone age some aero-geeks cobbled up a VERY marginal go-fast-areoplane-THINGY.... It had way too big engine, way too small tail, and bad wing / flap design... .the test program had only killed two of the two experimental test pilots that had attempted to fly the mess... So with only one "thing" left to fly they scraped the bottom of the pilot cat-box and hired me (no REAL pilot wanted to be dead pilot #3)... With the BAD design came the perhaps worst feature...tiny tiny itty-bitty aircraft tires that were rated at 160 MPH and the wreck touched down 190 MPH... I bitched about this attempt to kill me and the chief engineer spit out in a rage . ..you are just a pilot.....the safety margin of these tires are 180 MPH with roll out limited to 4,000 feet... So Knott...... No worries.... Just keep your trips to under 4,000 feet and then allow TWO Hours to let the tires to cool and make another 4,000 feet. Oh ya the program ran out of money so it died.... Before I was able to be dead pilot #3.... I hereby approve your tire experience..... You don't need a parachute....it would only get Tangled in the tire chunks flinging off ....... Drive on......(do NOT exceed 4,000 feet per trip)
  11. Teach......20 F E E T of deck is the Minimum.... Maybe 28 F E E T even better.... As you drop into ...... Geezzerhood you will NEED to take more and more kamping "ESSENTIAL'$" with you as you become more ... ..re-fined in your needs to have kamping be EXACTLY like home with just closer nieghbors and shared water, sewer, and elec........ Remember the HDT Moto .....go big and then.....go even bigger.... Drive on.......( BIGGER bed iz better.....size matters)
  12. Shucks ya Rickoo count me in on those donations as well......shucks since the old Jet Commander was recycled into Vegan-juice-cans I have too much money keeping me busy.... I thought Dolly the horse would keep me poor but ya know a zillioaire once told me late one night shooting a approach to land in a blizzard... He said..."You know, poor folks have NO CLUE how much work it is to be rich!" Well Komrades get to work .... Help the poor Komrades out . Drive on..... ($hucks rich Komrades need to keep the poor Komrades in plenty of....of......of....)
  13. Well pontificated Comrade..... Of course as long as we are predicting the RED-future we might take into account the latest "Export of knowledge from Kalifornia to Never-add-dah" just across the state line East...... The Nev-rep-crooks passed a bill this week that requires a water meter be installed on every residential water well and the Comrades will "all-wow" up to a 1/4 acre ft of water use.......OR.....you "could" join the water utilities group and use ALL the water you can BUY from.......yep you got it ...... A Kalifornia water company... Ya know I used to make up a tale once in a while but lately I can't even come close to the crap in ....un-reality, non-fake-news. DISCLAIMER: Obviously 99 percent of the huge water pool under the Nev. PahRump valley should belong to Kalifornia since the snow melt in the Serria mtns sneaks over to Nev. So us rich Comrades should pay our Kali-Comrades just because.....they need the$$$$$$ Come to think of it Comrade-Henry as I recall you folks in the Sunshine State have a lot of water and much likely belong to your Bro-Kali-Komrades (nice ring)...... In a bad debt once I obtained a ownership share in a old Jet Commander.....what a great old kerosene-queen..... climbed well flew nice and at climb power the mechanical fuel flow meters spun so fast that you could not read the 10 pound meter rolls.....nice feature is that one day we had to return back to the airport with a passenger med problem and it was so easy to just follow the black smoke trail back to the Santa Monica airport ......oh yes that day we incurred $280 noise fines .....TWICE.......darn that old Commander sure kept my wallet light.... Drive on.......(enjoy the Golden State.....Komrades)
  14. Two days ago blasted off from Last Chance Peak to Lone Pine Kalifornia / Alabama Hills Horse boondocking.. fueled at Smith's in Pahrump at $2.49 gal Diesel and a hour later as we drove through Furnace Creek Death Valley Diesel was listed at only $6.20 Gal.....boy oh boy bet at that price it's got to be OLD diesel in that pump.....it was a nice cool 98f at Furnace Creek and the trans temp climbed all the way to 150f during the 5000 climb out of Stovepipe Wells.... Plenty of F16 jocks buzzing Dolly in the horse trailer but she was busy attacking the hay net so she just waved her tail at them. Great weather at Lone Pine and Diesel is cheep at Only $4.70 gal here... Welcome to Kalifornia..... Drive on.......(don't run out of Diesel in ..... Kalifornia)
  15. Over the course of too many decades have used most modern and a few stone-age navigation sources with mixed results. Electronic nav aids have been the rage in aviation from around the 1920's on and some pretty amazing stuff is installed in glass cockpits these days..........I get spoiled........and have to remind myself that I still need to practice non-electronic navigation........ Being a geezer I still pack a bunch of paper charts just in case..........but even paper can be fleeting at times. Too many moons ago I had a relationship with a aviation group that provided air ambulance services to very remote locations in S. America.......they had a few modified Cessna 185 aircraft with modifications of Lyc. TSIO-540 350 Hp turbo intercooled engines for operations over and around the Andes........There was no GPS back then and the only remote electronic aids was an occasional NDB (Non Directional Beacon) that would run off a old 12 Vdc car battery IF the battery was charged and we would just home into the beacon with a ADF (Automatic Direction Finder) that was simply a AM radio with a compass dial that pointed at the tuned in beacon......sorta......... It was late afternoon and a radio relay message came in that a young girl was badly burned in a gas can fire and it was vital that the girl need to be Med-vac to a hospital ASAP........Weather was marginal but flyable so a Dr and a nurse got aboard and off we flew into some fairly grim turbulence but we made fair time to the remote location and quickly loaded the patent and took off into a mountain pass that I knew would be a pretty wild ride but even though the wind was bad the clouds were broken and a full moon allowed good outline of the pass, cliffs and ridges that we would thread through ............When the high winds flow over high ridge lines and the winds forced over the peaks and ridges often for lenticular clouds (those clouds that often look like giant flying saucers) this is associated with a condition called the mountian wave. Associated with the mountian wave is another group of clouds just downwind from the lenticular clouds these downwind clouds are called rotor-clouds. Flying upwind of the lenticular cloud will result in a very smooooth and strong uplift climb and then as you pass over the midsection of the wave you will sink in the downwind section of the wave and then……….slow down and cinch the harness tight because the rotor is very rough as in overstress the aircraft rough if you fly too fast into the rotor……...I warned the Doc and nurse to strap in tight that we were about to hit rough air and sure enough it hit very hard and all was as expected until……...pilot side door window latch popped undone and the window flew wide open and pasted itself up against the bottom surface of the wing and ……….SUCKED every chart and approach plate paper right out of my knee board paper clamp……….in a split second…….poof…...GONE all of my local Navigation…...POOF…… Of course just getting the window closed as the old 185 bucked and flopped around was no easy task and by the time I get the window closed and glanced at the pale white Doc it looked like the Doctor was in need of a doctor……. The only thing that was in our favor was that I had reviewed the charts fairly well and the weather at the destination airstrip was not too low a ceiling after we were able to let down through a couple thousand feet of clouds and I knew the NDB frequency by memory…….. Sometimes it's best to take a good gander at the charts ……..before you take off…….. Drive on………….(don't drive too fast with the window…….open) P. S. it took a long time and a lot of care but the Doctors were able to recover the girl but it took a lot of skin grafts and more time but she has done well last I knew……...Last time I saw the Doctor some of his color had returned……..but he still does not like to fly…….hummmm
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