Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Re: Canyonlands East TMP
Dear Sirs ,

I’m requesting the BLM extend the comment deadline an additional 60 days to February 15, 2017.

1) I did not receive notification of the current comment period even though I submitted
    comments January 14, 2016.
I could not find any legal notice in web searches  of local press.
    I learned of the current comment period through word of mouth .

2) I’m requesting a SDEIS to correct Alternative A to include route identification numbers .

3) Sand washes and single track routes have not been inventoried even though GPS data has
    been provided by multiple uses .

My preference is Alternative D with these additional routes :
click to see missing routes  designated in yellow

TRK 127        TRK 464
TRK 151        TRK 473
TRK 152        TRK 474
TRK 156        TRK 478
TRK 169        TRK 479
TRK 170        TRK 480
TRK 171        TRK 481
TRK 172        TRK 482
TRK 229        TRK 483
TRK 230        TRK 484
TRK 231        TRK 486
TRK 234        TRK 506
TRK 235        TRK 508
TRK 236
TRK 237
TRK 238
TRK 271
TRK 272

John Aiton
6855 Hollilynn DR
Boise, ID 83709

Sunday, December 11, 2016

FAKE FUN , GRAND VIEW 12/11/2016





RIDERS- 8 total

photos – John , JimBob , Yman ,Offroader

I decided to leave early and fill-up the truck at Gran-Del.
Jim Grant has always provided 3 grades of non-ethanol gas and asks for
a 20 gal/month minimum purchase to keep the account active. 

The first two pumps gave a “faulty pump” error at the card reader.
Ended up having to top off with “Stove Oil” , now I’m good for –12F !

Jim was there doing some maintenance, didn’t know what was wrong but
thought someone was having trouble Saturday night. 
He said there was a couple of fuel spills on the other island.

I headed to Grand View worried it might be a premonition .





Sunday looked to be a Blue Bird day but the there was an inversion along the
Snake with an ice fog and  25F temperature.

We always park in fog , don't know why we don’t drive above it.


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I got my bike started then noticed no throttle control.
Mid week I did a plug check, didn’t look rich so I decided to raise the needle.
Obviously I didn’t get the collar around the cable . I had to pull the tank and reset   
the cable/ collar .

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After 10-12 miles we were above the fog and the temps were in the mid 30’s .
The frozen sand wash was a hoot with the ice screws. I could almost keep with
the guys running rubber, topping out 50+MPH.

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Old Nike missile bunker , back in the old days when the Russkies
didn’t dare rig our elections . Smile


Had a section of clay to climb , but the really bad stuff was still frozen .

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Dole Mountain side hill.
It was slow going for me , at any speed  my front tire would walk off the
trail , then there are some deep ruts that are still my monsters to overcome.

We rode the Mckeeth washes all the way back , lots of big whoops.
I hit reserve ~ 55 miles maybe went to rich on the jetting .


My Tire                                             Wyman’s tire ( you can never screw too much )

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