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This week, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) plans to outline proposed policy changes for ATV trails on state forest lands. They will also be seeking public comment.
Pennsylvania has more than 260 miles of ATV trails in state forests. The department is reviewing its policy to respond to increasing demands for riding opportunities and well as interest from local governments in expanding tourism.
“The purpose of the policy is to provide guidance to DCNR when acquiring, developing and managing lands for ATV use by the public,” Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said.
There had been a moratorium on new trail development, but the policy revisions now authorize DCNR to consider new ATV trails and connectors on state forest lands.
“New ATV trails will be considered, while still balancing the protection of natural resources as outlined in the Environmental Rights Amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution, and the needs of all types of recreational users on DCNR lands,” Dunn said.
In a 2016 survey of ATV users, more than 4,800 responded with many indicating a strong desire for more long-distance trails. Pennsylvania has around 285,000 registered ATVs. On state forest lands, ATV riding is allowed only on designated trails.
Public comment will be taken at a meeting in Harrisburg Wednesday, January 22, from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 105 of the Rachel Carson State Office Building. Written comments can be submitted to [email protected]
The deadline to submit comments is March 27.
More information about ATV riding is on the DCNR website.
The engine oil dipstick on my 550XP took a dump and the bottom 1/3 was missing. Apparently it's a common occurrence from the bit of reading I've done on it. Anyway I'm not gonna replace it just to have it happen again so I cut the rest of it off and ground it flat to use as a plug.
So now with no dipstick to check oil level I have some choices.
-Buy another dipstick to use as a dipstick...NOT
-Do an oil change and build a depth checker from the new full level
-ask the good people on QuadCrazy! Any one with a like year 550XP wanna measure their dipstick from the base to the end so I can make an oil level check stick?
Something i have wondered for years is about the firing order of a parallel twin. Yes i am aware of both pistons going the same direction at the same time, but do both cylinders fire at the same time or at different times? Just being curious since i have always wondered.
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It's Our Annual Trip Time Again!!! Leaving NY/NJ Area. Visit www.QuadTrips.com for all info. Shipping round trip for roughly $600 per Quad, $400 per Bike, Price includes Shipping and Security until you pick up and drop off your bike again. More Info Below:
I'm planning our Annual East Coast Trip to the Imperial Sand Dunes in Glamis, California. Please let me know if anyone would like to join us. Feb. 2013 is now being booked. We have 10 Spots left on the 1st Truck. The dates for this years Trip are Feb. 11th - Feb. 19th 2013
For more info just PM me or visit GlamisTrips.com | Providing Low Cost trips for Riders on the East Coast since 1999
I Hope to get a bunch of guys from here going as you know I have been doing this for many years and am super knowledgeable about the dunes. Feel free to ask anything. There are no stupid questions. Pricing is $600 per Quad / $400 per Bike for the shipping round trip. Shipping is what we provide.
Airfare you have to figure on $300 and then a motor home between 3 guys is about $400 each. After that you have spending money beer food etc. You have to figure on $1800 or so total. We stay for 8-9 days of riding. - JT
Preview of Trip and last years videos are at QuadStateRiders.com / QuadTrips.com / GlamisTrips.com - YouTube Some of the members from here are on the vids that went with us last year
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