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Apr 4, 2010

Knolls, Take Two! Easter Weekend April 2010

I love it when the weatherman is wrong sometimes! We went prepared for the worst, but the snow never came! Knolls was a bit busier than we've seen it in the past,


but surprisingly, it really wasn't that bad. There are some huge mud flats at Knolls that make trailer camping really easy. There were a few big groups so we chose a spot a bit out of the way with some small dunes close by. The temps were cold at night and quite cool during most of the day, but at times we enjoyed near 60 with sunny skies. There was a bit of precip during the nightime hours which made the sand moist, but nothing during the day allowing us to enjoy our time outdoors. We colored eggs that were later hidden among the small dunes for the kids to have a hunt the next day. The trails at Knolls are really fun this time of year. The sand is firm and the race loop is just a blast with all the whoops. We had fun climbing some sand hills too letting the boys push their limits a bit.







26 comments:

  1. so where are all the bombs????putz

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  2. Now that sounds like a fun way to spend Easter. Camping is something I really would like to get back into. My children are getting old enough to really have fun on something like that. And sometimes the weather does really work in our favor. A little chill in the air is not a real problem. I've enjoyed times with my Dad when snows came in June in North California mountains. Ya it was cold but we often had the whole lake to ourselves to fish in for a couple days. Really build some good memories.

    Sincerely,

    Donald from Hemroids Treatment

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  3. I like the pics! Sounds like a lot of fun. My weekend turned into a nightmare. But I got all 4 new tires on my car today. Good for the next 60,000 miles, lot's of rides and races to go to for the next 60,000 miles worth of road trips. Glad you had fun and the weather turned out great.

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  4. Tires. Can I ever relate with you about tires! 4 new on the truck, 4 new on the car, 3 new on dirt bikes, 2 new on the buggy, 3 on the trailer(blowouts)...tires are expensive! How many tires went bad? Did you run out of spares?

    Donald, thanks for the comments..as much as we go, we get all kinds of weather. It's just a matter of how you deal with it:) I love this time of year though.

    Putz, they must have held off on bombing for the Easter Bunny.

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  5. The spare was not a real tire, just one of those dinky ones you have to go 50 mph on it. The two back ones were the same, both splitting and eating up into the inside, I barely made it home from Beaver. The tire guy said that I would have made it down to St. George but not back home from there. I didn't have $600 for new tires while in Beaver. I had to take out the money out of my savings or in other words, "emergency fund" last Sat. but I didn't have access to it out there during the trip. But Pearson Tire did it for $450 plus they bought my two front ones from me for 40 bucks. I have a good set of 60,000 mile warranty Cooper tires and get free rotations every other oil change there. You're right! Tires are expensive!

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  6. Now you're probably saying, "why didn't I get just the two back tires?" Well, if I did, since the car is all wheel drive, if the tires were all different treads, then they would burn up the transforcase. The guys in Beaver wouldn't let me just get two tires, they didn't want me to ruin my transmission. So, for an allwheel drive, all the 4 wheels need to be the same tread.

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  7. How does the dinky spare work if it will burn up the transfer case? I probably would have bought 5 and threw the dinky spare to the curb...or keep one of your old front ones for the spare, get a junkyard rim for it. Well, I guess that's what you get for not paying attention to your tires eh.LOL:)

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  8. I'm sure that spare is fine for the short time you use it..it would just be nice to have a full size spare I would think. Did you get snow last night down there?

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  9. Ya, it snowed lastnight, saw some guy went off the road this morning. I hope this is the last snow storm! You're right I could have used a spare but I didn't think the other back tire would last either. All well.

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  10. I was paying attention, when I took it down when I got an oil change last Thursday, the guys that rotated them told me I have maybe 5,000 to 10,000 miles left on them. Damn redneck Sanpeters. I guess I should have looked at them myself, well I did, it was fine looking at them from outside but getting down on the ground and looking at the inside part of the tire, was chewing up bad. Mine and Big T's Lube's fault I guess. I should have had you look at them. We learn every day I guess.

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  11. It looks pretty isolated on the pictures. Were you the only people out there?

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  12. Not this time, but it's big enough to share a little.:)

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  13. The bike photo you have updated here is superb.The video is also watch worthy.

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  14. What you say is true.

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  15. wOW. What a bike. I need one like this so that I Can show it to my friends.

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  16. hope the children had good times in enjoying when the weather is bad....

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  17. Wow... its a best you have done that going to the manless place without any fear for campaigning is just awesome and to stay there with family for such a beautiful time is a part of unforgettable memories.

    semi trucks

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  18. Love the bike in the pic. I am bikeholic. Love all kinds of bike.

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  19. The honda bike is looking so stylish to go for a ride.

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  20. Riding in this type of bikes is a great experience as well as fun.

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  21. Only one word come in to my mind after seeing this is Wow.

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  22. I'm use to riding 26" bike.One thing I like to do with a 26" bike when I come out of a hill is keep the speed.How to ride a 700c bike out of a hill?

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  23. The bike photo you have updated here is superb.

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  24. That is one seriously nice bike!

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  25. These type of bikes i am crazy about.

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  26. Cool setup. That little go-kart buggy in the camp setup pic has me going! I'd love to take that for a few burnouts in the sand!

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