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Another question. Mo was wondering if any other gals would be out riding with the group? I am guessing that Mrs. Admiral will be in attendance but thought I should check.
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Another question. Mo was wondering if any other gals would be out riding with the group? I am guessing that Mrs. Admiral will be in attendance but thought I should check.
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Mrs. Admiral isn't coming until the 29th after I (we, the group, what's left of the group, a new group haha) have moved to Behind the Rocks. She still has to work and can't take a ton of days off from work. Haven't been running a headcount this year so not sure how many other badass lady dirt bike riders are coming but all are welcome.
 
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Haven't been running a headcount this year so not sure how many other badass lady dirt bike riders are coming but all are welcome.
The world needs WAY MORE badass lady dirt bike riders!!!
 
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The world needs WAY MORE badass lady dirt bike riders!!!
Just heard that they have canceled Easter Jeep Safari due to Coronavirus. The 3 county area has suspended all camping on public land for 30 days from 3/17 to 4/17. All restaurants, bars, rv parks, motels are closed. I don’t think the state has any control over Federal land and most of the area is BLM. I will try and contact BLM tomorrow for an update.
 

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Thank you. That has been a growing issue of concern. Might just have to find some place with even fewer lights as seen from space.

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I have been holding off on posting any information on the recent Public Health Order for the 3 counties in the Moab area.

As of right now, I'm not calling it quits as the situation is constantly evolving and what I say right now might be outdated information 2 hours from now.

Even my wife's flight plans have been changed on her flying down to Grand Junction. Tomorrow her flight could be cancelled altogether, who knows!!

While we may be able to camp on BLM Land (currently and that could change), with the PHO things like taking a shower in town may not be available (Moab/Greenriver). Another possible issue for our Canadian friends like ejfranz, is they may not be able to leave Canada or making it back in. Even if camping is allowed on BLM type land, going into town for supply's and services could be very restricted. It sounds like Moab doesn't want visitors right now for health safety.

Having said this, the plan is still the plan until it ain't. It could get altered or postponed but it's too hard to say for sure right now not knowing if this Covid 19 is still gonna get worse or better.

One possibility I'm considering is rescheduling it for late September or October but this is just an idea at this point.
 

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I have been holding off on posting any information on the recent Public Health Order for the 3 counties in the Moab area.

As of right now, I'm not calling it quits as the situation is constantly evolving and what I say right now might be outdated information 2 hours from now.

Even my wife's flight plans have been changed on her flying down to Grand Junction. Tomorrow her flight could be cancelled altogether, who knows!!

While we may be able to camp on BLM Land (currently and that could change), with the PHO things like taking a shower in town may not be available (Moab/Greenriver). Another possible issue for our Canadian friends like ejfranz, is they may not be able to leave Canada or making it back in. Even if camping is allowed on BLM type land, going into town for supply's and services could be very restricted. It sounds like Moab doesn't want visitors right now for health safety.

Having said this, the plan is still the plan until it ain't. It could get altered or postponed but it's too hard to say for sure right now not knowing if this Covid 19 is still gonna get worse or better.

One possibility I'm considering is rescheduling it for late September or October but this is just an idea at this point.
Just got off the phone with Paula out of the Moab BLM office. Out of an abundance of caution (how many times in the last few weeks have you heard that phrase) the BLM is working with the Tri-County area and have agreed to curtail any and all camping on BLM land unless you are a Tri-County resident or deemed essential. The curtailment is for 30 days but will be re-evaluated in two weeks and I was encouraged to call back then which I will. In talking with family members this morning in the SLC area due to the 5.7 quake, they said that Moab is taking the stand that they don’t want any outsiders impacting the area for fear of spreading the virus. Certainly understandable during these times of uncertainty. Just hope all those affected businesses survive. I know that up here (WA), small business owners that have had to shutter their doors are very concerned if they will be able to survive.
Couple of hours ago there was a joint announcement that our northern border is shut down. Fortunately our northern friends and snow birds will be able to return home. We are 37 miles south of the states second largest border crossing and the traffic lately of rv’s headed home from AZ has been much larger than the normal migration.
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Thank you Stu for verifying what I highly suspected was the case.

In light of the above information, the Spring TW200 Moab gathering is postponed and rescheduled to a later date sometime this fall unless this CV19 and toilet paper shortage continue. Hopefully, we can schedule a time in late September or October.

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Canceling seems reasonable at this point in time. Let's all stay healthily isolated to avoid infecting others.
I'll likely go someplace not as built up as the Moab area for the full moon May 7th.
Was planning on Monument Valley but will likely settle for natural beauty in less known, less frequented areas.
A ghost town tour in central Nevada just might work.

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Canceling seems reasonable at this point in time. Let's all stay healthily isolated to avoid infecting others.
I'll likely go someplace not as built up as the Moab area for the full moon May 7th.
Was planning on Monument Valley but will likely settle for natural beauty in less known, less frequented areas.
A ghost town tour in central Nevada just might work.

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I was actually surprised the BLM was not allowing camping in the 3 county area mentioned in the Moab area. Shutting the town stuff down I get. Lots of riding to do at home here...when the snow melts. Ofda!
 
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I hope to go somewhere else for a safe adventure yet not contribute to the problem
With the isopropyl alcohol spray bottle to spritz the fuel pump before & after when refueling I can go days without touching possibly contaminated surfaces nor interacting with other people. Nothing says one can't shelter in place if the "place" is the un-developed great outdoors.
Time and studies will reveal more about effective transmission avoidance , right now most everything is suspect untill demonstrated otherwise.
 
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Fred, I'm likely going to come out west sometime during the last week of April and first week of May. I plan to just wait and see what the Feds do for BLM and Forest Service access the few days before I leave. I bet eventually the decision becomes uniform and not "S.E. Utah."

Plus, there's a fight going on. In Moab a couple of days ago, the Dr. at the hospital said stay away as they only had 5 (as I recall) ICU beds and couldn't handle the crowds if the virus hit. Later, the Mayor said there was no way he would cut out the tourists. He said Moab is a city with no property taxes and $135MM a year in sales taxes. Then the next day, the regional health administrator shut down the restaurants, etc. So, it's a business vs health professionals fight.
 
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I left Moab this morning (3/18) for Phoenix because everything is shutting down. I’ve never seen Moab look so dead. All the hotel parking lots were nearly empty. Restaurants were drive through and/or take out only. I know the same scene is playing out in communities across our country, but it just seemed extra sad in a small town like Moab. Before leaving I tried to pump my share of dollars into the local economy, but I don’t have deep enough pockets to make a difference. I look forward to returning to Moab and help prop up their economy.


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Fred, from what my friend said (he was waiting for a flight out of Vegas), Vegas is now a Nevada Ghost town with the Casinos shut down and some actually boarded up.
Safe riding everyone and looking forward to another group gathering.
 

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Yeah, even the bordellos are closed.
Lots of surplus green beer for our canceled St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Crawl from where partiers stagger from pub to pub
What are the kids going to do for trouble this Spring Break?

Fortunately the National Parks are open with free admission and we are being encouraged to get out and breathe some fresh air.
So go visit a historic park and maybe find the answer to that ex-bartender's question.
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Maybe she was curious if park passes were given to the soldiers.
 
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Yeah, even the bordellos are closed.
Lots of surplus green beer for our canceled St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Crawl from where partiers stagger from pub to pub
What are the kids going to do for trouble this Spring Break?

Fortunately the National Parks are open with free admission and we are being encouraged to get out and breathe some fresh air.
So go visit a historic park and maybe find the answer to that ex-bartender's question.
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Maybe she was curious if park passes were given to the soldiers.
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Someone made that up right? She didn't really say that, did she?
 
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Don't think she actually said that but there have been some gems, enough to question the myth of dumb blond jokes forever.
She has enough odd sayings to foster a whole series of parody posts, some very funny but not very kind. However this is one of her real interviews:
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Here in Connecticut, all dining rooms in restaurants are closed, take out or delivery only. All malls, schools,theaters closed. No groups over 10 people (like a virus can count groups of people????). Grocery stores are still open, gas stations, and such. Package stores open.
I have no idea at all why toilet paper is the hot commodity for fear of corona virus. I just don't get it. There'no supply problem. Just a bizarre demand problem.
Also for folks who invest and have some cash reserves, now if the time to create some easy wealth. Buy your favorite business at sale prices. Easy gains. History prevails, so will the USA.
 
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Well my fall schedule is filling fast. What with all the previously scheduled fall events plus those that have been moved from spring to fall, I'm not sure this old fat guy is going to have the energy to catch them all. Here's hoping!
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