I finally got to complete the full loop of The Great Western Trail to Bloody Basin to Sheep Bridge to Horseshoe Lake Dam. I fell off once and tipped over twice. If you are going to ride this loop, be careful of the two concrete water crossings in the 7 Springs Recreation area. They can be as slick as ice with all the damn algae buildup. I’ve crossed them half a dozen times with no problem, but I slipped on the second crossing and fell off in the middle of the concrete. Not hurt, but busted off a mirror
The most challenging areas though, was the going down the rocky incline on the East side of Sheep Bridge and getting up the West side of the path down to the crossing under the dam. I tipped over on both those spots. Thankfully, I had a riding buddy there to help me get the bike up. It is a lot of work to do this loop in 100F weather. Other than a little heat exhaustion that set in once I got home (headache and throwing up), it was a decent ride.
So I like to use Mikrotik routers for moving bits around my networks and the Internet. In an effort to ensure I always have an off-host backup available, I’ve setup a backup process using ncftpget. I won’t cover how to setup cron jobs, hopefully you already know how to set one up. That said, this is a pretty simple setup.
I have my backups process nightly, at midnight. Here is a sample command syntax for my 750G called Gatekeeper:
cd /home/mikrotik/Gatekeeper_RB750G && /usr/local/bin/ncftpget -f ../.netrc_gatekeeper ./ /*.backup
The first part of the command drops you into your storage directory. The second part tells ncftpget to use the server and login information contained within the file .netrc_gatekeeper and to download any files matching the *.backup wildcard. You can change this to suit your needs.
Here is an example of how your .netrc file should look like:
Note: You’ll need to create a separate .netrc file for each host you want to backup. Hence, my naming scheme of .netrc_hostname.
Here is a second command syntax example for my 493AH called Keymaster:
cd /home/mikrotik/Keymaster_RB493AH && /usr/local/bin/ncftpget -f ../.netrc_keymaster ./ /*.backup