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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:00 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hey guys, I’m considering starting a Torts Helicopter Drop company for MTB’ers. This would provide access to the east side of the Tortolitas, right onto the legit section of the trails.

The plan is a very low fly-over, just above the homes of the NIMBY neighborhood. This should be a far more acceptable way to deal with the problem, as opposed to the almost silent sound of a mountain bike rolling the dirt trail that was just closed.


It’d probably be a lot like a city bus. Regularly scheduled pick-up and drop-off, say, every 15 minutes, from sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week. Anyone know what the quietest helicopter made is? ‘Cause we don’t want the quiet one. Probably would be better to get one of those big, double blade, military ones.



This is just a feasibility study at this point. Who else likes the idea?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:25 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'd like to get in on the ground floor of this idea. I fully support any idea that deposits me at the top os some sweet singletrack.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

What trail was closed?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:08 am Reply with quote Back to top

Great Plan, EP. I like it! Thumbs Up

But helicopters are so slow. You need to pick up a surplus Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jet. Fly real low and rig the rear ejection seat to deposit rider and bike at drop site... then pull out and accelerate vertically like they did repeatedly at the 2013 Paris Air Show. Absolutely stunning and utterly deafening!!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

JayD wrote:
What trail was closed?

Access to Como from Como Rd.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:04 am Reply with quote Back to top

I know the Royal Navy are selling off a bunch of Hawker Harrier jump jets. Stealth mode is completely unknown to them and I am pretty sure you could position a couple of bikes and riders to the wings. Sheesh, during the Falklands War one of them was landed on a cargo container on a moving ship, so the top of the Maus trail should be no problem...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

It was actually Cougar Rd. that was closed. Where the gate has long been installed at the start of the dirt road climb. That was considered to be the access/right of way for entrance to Tortilita Mountain park. Once Suhuaro was established the road was considered the eastern most boundary for it. Having known folks living on the road leading to Cougar Rd we were told that the road was actually a private road belonging to the residents along the road with a gate to have been built. They just never got there act together. Perhaps indicative of all the patchwork paved areas along the way. So JayD no trails per say were closed. Maus at the top is still rideable. Just from rail x if you wish.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:16 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Ah. Thanks. So it's my understanding that Como can only be ridden as an OaB from Honeybee?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:13 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Really sucks for me as it closes down the big loop option without some silly mileage on the blacktop...

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