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Old Mar 05, 2011, 12:14 AM
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The "Road"

Thanks people - now I know better than to try.

Tempus fugits too fast and 5/31 is too near.

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Old Mar 05, 2011, 06:55 PM
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We never have enough time ..

That is why we build faster gliders
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 09:49 PM
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Thanks people - now I know better than to try.

Tempus fugits too fast and 5/31 is too near.

Sad
Don't let the road condition stop you. It is only a short hike from the road bad spot to the slope. Easy enough to carry a couple of gliders up for the day.

I won't be taking my big scale ship up until the road is repaired, but I can hike up with my smaller planes.
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 09:54 PM
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Yup. Not a bad walk if you're jonesing to rip the bring a little. There's a decent little turn-out just below the chasm.
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 10:54 PM
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Well they kinda fixed it ...............

Is anyone going tomorrow?
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 11:16 PM
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Not really fixed .... 6 cars did not make it past the bad spot today. The flying was great! There were a bunch of paragliders flying, and me.

I flew my scale ASH-25, my Victor, and my Le Fish. Winds were 12-15 SSW and tapered off to about 8 SSW at the end of the day. Beautiful sunshine.

Gotta get the road fixed!
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 10:15 AM
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Road repair is scheduled for this coming Thursday, March 17th. Something more to cellibrate on St. Patrick's Day.
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 09:16 PM
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Wow

What a awesome day at the butte !! The road sucked but the weather was great warm and very windy 25 to 30 with 40 to 47 mph gusts weeeeeeeeeeee
Jana, Hunter and I went today all was awesome till the Lipo ran out on the Destiny went way back past the trees on the backside and buried a foot into the ground on the next mountain back there ...... Hey the wing is fine gotta love carbon the fuse needs some work but i can fix that easy more carbon Hunter flew his Rodent nice plane here is some pics.......
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 10:48 AM
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Road repair has been rescheduled for March 22 due to weather and the a water saturated road. Hopefully it will dry out a little by next Tuesday.
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 10:58 PM
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Old Mar 17, 2011, 09:06 PM
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Awwww

Its not that bad ..That is why we fly our hlg's or the Hotliners,Pylon planes,Sailplanes with a winch....Peterson is a treat that we get to enjoy only part of the time .If you are down here in Eugene there is J's Ridge. If you can control your crunchy, It is way better than the butte .. If you cant get one of my Crunchy Catchers! If you can hit a 13' square then you wont worry about landing zones and the net will do the rest

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Old Mar 17, 2011, 09:12 PM
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Eugene is another half hour further for PDX to drive, and if J's Ridge is in the Coburgs or the coast range somewhere, it'll be more like another hour and a half. BTW, where IS J's Ridge?

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(used to live there and coming for a visit in June)
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Old Mar 17, 2011, 10:28 PM
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That is true Eugene is a half hour further and J's Ridge is south west of Eugene down w 11th to poodle creek rd (by Noti) then turn left on Fisk rd drive to the top there are many slopes there, It is a bit Stumpy ..Wasn't meaning to be a ass It is a nice place to fly or ds steep slopes on both sides of the road you can land on the road..Mostly dirt or use any net for stopping the fast ones that you cant catch.........
NOT as nice as your place!

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Old Mar 17, 2011, 10:34 PM
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Dieter,
Go to( New spot for DS'n in Oregon) Thread, There is more info there
hope to meet you when you get here..

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Old Mar 18, 2011, 01:45 AM
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June eh, trust you have time for a Tri-Cities weekend Dieter.

@ Petersons flyers; will my sprinter make the drive up? I'm around this weekend.

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