Tweakitup – Is it a Guy Thing? Space Shuttle Repairs Get Me Thinking

Post by blogger | August 3, 2005      

They say it is. Many of us like to fix things; mod things; tweak things. I like it when a pack breaks in the wilderness and we sew it back together with fishing line. I like it when my Jeep breaks and we limp home with the steering lashed together with a logging chain. I even used to like it when my tele bindings broke and I’d figure out a cool fix to get me back to a warm bed. I bet those boy astronauts like it when their Space Shuttle has to be tweaked to get home. Best to them — including the gals up there, who are probably just shaking their heads wondering, after all that money and time spent on the shuttle revamp, why the thing has to be field repaired. Just ask the guys. And everyone up there, we wish you a safe trip home.

In case anyone noticed department: Someone from contacted me and pointed out I’d written that people were claiming Colorado’s Schofield Pass was only accessible by motorcycle or quad. I meant to say that those were the only _motorized_ methods people said you could use to get over the snow. Of course you can walk, bicycle, or ride a horse (or crawl, for that matter.) I edited the blog below to be clear. Thanks telemarkski, everyone, please keep the comments coming. And remember that Schofield is an amazing multi-use area we mountain bikers and Jeepers are privileged to not have locked up as wilderness. Take only pictures and memories, leave only footprints or tire tracks. It actually looks pretty good up there — I saw more trash on the Mount Elbert foot trail.


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