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"40's & 50's" Midlife crisis/GTFO my lawn thread.

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  1. Jul 18, 2018 at 11:06 AM
    medic2230

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    Been there for a wedding. Beautiful park! I could have spent weeks out there with my camera.
     
  2. Jul 18, 2018 at 11:10 AM
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    i just looked at it on google maps, I never realize how close we were to lake mead and really not too far from the grand canyon.
     
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  3. Jul 18, 2018 at 11:24 AM
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    LOL, I was looking at the map, too, found Canyons of the Ancients as a potential less-traveled spot.
     
  4. Jul 18, 2018 at 11:52 AM
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    Yeah I wished we had driven out there. Would have loved to explore while I was out there. But Vegas was awesome too.
     
  5. Jul 19, 2018 at 7:28 AM
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    went for a 30 mile bike ride last night. Averaged 13 mph on my fat bike. Legs are definitely feeling it today. Strava is a good way to track my rides and also shows me different segments of the ride. I had a lot of segments that we were doing 15-16 mph. That's hauling ass on a fat bike with a sasquatch on it.
     
  6. Jul 19, 2018 at 8:02 AM
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    I think my longest MTB ride is about 27 miles, but I typically ride where there is a lot of elevation change. 8 mph is a good average for me, LOL. My last ride was 11 miles with 1300 feet of climbing (which also means 1300 feet of descending!). Depending on the trail, I'll either ride my Stache hardtail or Remedy FS. My Farley is seeing no love lately. This area has a lot of good trails.

    I use a Garmin Edge 800 with topo maps and MyTrails overlays from gpsfiledepot so I can figure out where the heck I'm at. It syncs with both the Garmin site and Strava. PM me your user name and I will send you a connect if you want.
     
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  7. Jul 19, 2018 at 8:12 AM
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    Morning fellas :wave:

    Next June we are taking our daughter to the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Zion, Bryce, and then coming back through Monument Valley back into Durango before the long trip back home. We were planning on going this June but we just spent an ungodly amount of money when we were in DC back in March. The day trip to Baltimore, for instance, was a $1000 day but we did get to see some cool shit. We're going to rent a minivan (yeah I know :rolleyes: ) so my daughter can have some room to stretch out. She asked me right before June "can't we just make a quick trip out to the Grand Canyon and Vegas" Lol... I don't think she can grasp the distance that trip is from here. My wife and I made this exact trip we are going to take next year back in 2004 and it is a full two day drive just to get to the rim of the Grand Canyon and that's hauling ass.
     
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  8. Jul 19, 2018 at 8:57 AM
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    My friend I know exactly what you're talking about. There is literally nothing to look at through OK, the Texas panhandle, through the first half of New Mexico. It isn't so bad driving out because of the anticipation of getting to where you want to go but the drive home is hell. I just left the place I want to live and now I have to drive back? And... there isn't shit to look at? It's not nearly as bad driving to Colorado because we are able to get off the interstate in Amarillo and turn North to Dumas and then West into the Northern part of New Mexico which, to me, is very scenic. But the drive to the Grand Canyon is nothing but interstate and long stretches of boredom. Once we get there it will be nice the rest of the trip until we drive back.

    I would consider taking a train but there is only one Amtrack train that runs from here and it doesn't sound much more appealing.
     
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    At least with the Train it travels while you are sleeping, so should end up as less time. Expensive though, or at least in Canada train travel is.
     
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  10. Jul 19, 2018 at 10:05 AM
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    They don’t call them “Fly over states” for nothing... :(
     
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  11. Jul 19, 2018 at 11:25 AM
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    Funny you should mention that. My wife and I watched a show on Smithsonian the other night about the Trans Canadian train that travels between Toronto and Vancouver and back. Really interesting show. I would love to take that trip someday. As far as rail goes down here... not something I really want to do. If you ever saw our train station in the city you'd understand.

    Totally agree. We decided one year to drive up through Tulsa into Kansas and cross over into Colorado. We drove it at night because there isn't anything to see anyway. As the sun was coming up we could see Pikes Peak from around 100 miles out. Was a really cool sight.
     
  12. Jul 19, 2018 at 11:30 AM
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    However, that part of the country has a purpose.

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    Be that as it may. I choose to not live there for a purpose. Just as I am choosing to not live in the South as soon as I can leave this hell hole. I'm happy there are people willing to live and work the farms, cattle ranches, etc... and I respect that. But it's not for me.
     
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    Last time I looked at train fares it was not much cheaper than flying unless you go super economy -- and yes, the train stations here are a bit sketchy. Our in-laws took the train from Austin to St Louis to visit us once, never did it again.

    I think I'd still rather drive, but I would probably plan a roundabout way and take my time, travel the less-traveled roads. Interstate driving sucks.
     
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    I agree. I would much rather not take the interstate but considering how long we will be gone it is the fastest way to get to where we are going. Once we get there then it will be back roads for the rest of the trip until the return trip home. We plan on being gone two weeks.
     
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    You gotta stop in Shamrock TX and see if their water tower has tipped over yet.:D
    I drove through there years ago and their tower was listing heavily. A friend went through there years later still leaning. No hurry to do anything with.
     
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    I'm not sure how long that tower has been there but I know the first time I saw it was in 98 on a road trip with my buddy. The big cross isn't far away from that either. It used to just be a big cross but now it has, what looks like a church or something on the same grounds. I've never stopped. Every time we go to Colorado the tower is still leaning so I'm not sure how they built it or have it secured underground but I don't think it's going anywhere. I do enjoy a lot of the old Route 66 stuff that is still around. There are still a lot of places not far off I 40 that you can still see a lot of the old Route 66 stuff. Gallup NM is a good spot to get off to see quite a bit.
     
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  18. Jul 19, 2018 at 3:53 PM
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    Up in IL Rt66 is a little boring but they do have this...
    C48F1981-5D3B-4744-A696-E47376E4A477.jpg
     
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    I lived right on the old Route 66 in Missouri. I can understand the appeal of driving it cross country.

    I bought a used tire for my sister's Mustang in Gallup for 5 bucks after driving 20 miles on a steel belt. She was pregnant (not my kid) and I think they felt sorry for us.
     
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