06-25-2012 01:09 PM - edited 06-25-2012 01:09 PM
509 crew got some new cameras last year and got some impressive shots through the season. Good soundtrack too
These guys can ride.
06-27-2012 04:55 PM
Getting some rain out here... finally. The fires are getting out of control, several areas I frequently ride are on fire right now.
This pic's going around fecebook, from the waldo creek fire in CoSpgs.
06-28-2012 04:49 PM
All those houses burning
Is it true that they know who and how the fire started? Something about a firing range?
06-28-2012 05:18 PM
I haven't heard anything official yet, but it wouldn't surprise me if it was arson. There was some d-bag touching off fires from a quad near the 717 area... one of my favorite places to ride (pics in post 4 and 62).
(Where I shot the pic in post 87's up in smoke from the high park fire).
Gun ranges are easy targets for fires... realistically, it's tough to touch off a fire from casual shooting. 50BMG firing incendiary/tracer rounds into something flammable, yes... 40-cal JHP into a steel target, not happening.
Not saying it can't happen, or that's not the cause... but i'd bet more on arson or gross negligence than just from a shooting area.
Denver Post has a slideshow with some good photos from the fire.
06-29-2012 09:24 AM
Plus there is a link to streaming video.
Tried to watch it on CNN, but all I saw was politics. We get 10 sec on it on the local news.
Hope Dennis is doing well..
Hope you're doing well too, SnowMule. Are you affected by the fires / evacuation? Is your home safe?
Thanks for the links.
06-29-2012 10:07 AM
I'm okay. Smoky where I'm working. Even smoky at home. It seems that the entire state has spontaneously combusted. I know someone who lost their house so I have no real reason to complain.
p.s. I know it's unlikely that a fire can get started from a firing range but so much shooting takes place on federal land by idiots that just go out and start blazing away. I know of one small fire that was started in an area north of where I am.