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With me being in and out of the forums so much I just wanted to start a post and let you know what I was up to when I wasn't here being a mod.

Over the winter months I pretty much hung out in the shop and online. Not riding much. I did get to meet up with the coal country riders at Motorama.

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I took some time in the winter to clean up the quads and fix anything needed for the upcoming riding season.

Like cleaning the clutch and fixing a warn coolant hose on the AC H1.

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I also added ammo boxes for storage not knowing they will save my butt in another month or so.

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I changed the brakes and fluids on the AC 500.

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And a front bearing

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At the wifes request she got her seat recovered

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Then I ended up trading the teryx for a new commander.

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I fixed the light on the trailer from the tall pines incident and we are ready to roll!

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The first event was Trail Jam at the Lost trails where we met a few friends from ATV Illustriated, Power Sports Marketing, and On the Trail TV. We also helped with the poker run.

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Next we headed to Tall Pines ATV Park in Andover NY.

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Right about now the weather was perfect for riding and I wanted to ride like every weekend. Besides the rides I spent some time learning about trail maintenance and economic impacts of trail systems by visiting the AOAA and the Bald Eagle State Forest. I was able to meet those who are working on the AOAA, Lance who wrote for quad mag and alot of DCNR people in charge of maintaining and managing the forests.

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Then we attended the Renovo Cruise for a Cure organized by Centeral Mountian ATV along with Bucktail medical center relay for life. It was about a 50 mile ride connecting Renovo to the Bloody Skillet. We camped at Whiskey Springs and ended up riding there, Bloody Skillet, and the connector trail to SSRT.

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After we got back from the charity ride and the DCNR Seminar I started planning for the bras for a cause ride, working on a Yamaha Grant and looking for a few places to race the Cat. I also help with a cleanup on the same trail system recieving the grant.

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Thanks I forgot to mention I flipped the quad and tore a hole in my arm. They flipped the quad off of me before anyone could get a photo. The cuts were pretty bad and I don't think I am going to post them here.

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Man you have been busy swampcat. looks like thoughs rides were a lot of fun. you really do a lot of work to make sure people have places to ride.

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So, other than that, what have you been up to in your spare time? :) Sure missed you and Alliecat on the last ride. You'd have loved it...

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you really do a lot of work to make sure people have places to ride.

I just want to make sure that when I have kids they can have some places to ride and explore like I did all my life. When I was young you could literally ride anywhere you wanted on a quad, there days it is easier to trailer.

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Thats all? Great write up look forward to the rest of the year

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Mario I forgot to post on your profile, and mabe I should anyways, but we are trying to get the QC crew together for a ride this fall. Once we see who is intrested we will pick a spot.

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So, other than that, what have you been up to in your spare time? :) Sure missed you and Alliecat on the last ride. You'd have loved it...

I know I sure would have loved to watch the tow truck at work again, you are always getting someone out of a bind.

In my spare time I try to work and make money so I can fix for all my toys LOL.

This week it looks like new rear bearings on the 500 and new tie rod ends for me. I still have to get the mud off my quad though from the mudbog.

Next week I am meeting with the townships to see if we can get the roads officially opened to ATVS.

Dave I sure hope to ride with you on the next ride.

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You have been busy! Great photos. Hope the injury heals up!

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I still have a little coal in there even though I went to the hospital to get it cleaned out. I can still ride so I consider myself healed.

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The prior weekend I was at Broome Tioga Racing in the Mud Bogs, First on Saturday and Second on Sunday.

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This weekend I was able to get some seat time in with a few friends, we got wet again but still had a good time.

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My next move is to figure out if I am going to make fishers reunion or not this year at Rock Run.

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I just want to make sure that when I have kids they can have some places to ride and explore like I did all my life. When I was young you could literally ride anywhere you wanted on a quad, there days it is easier to trailer.

That is what it is all about, the kids. My kids don't ride yet, but they show interest in it. :yes: Thanks to people like you there is a chance that there will still be quad trails in the future.:cheer:

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Well I was off the last two weekends riding again. Potter County for our ATV Club's Picnic and Broome again in the mud pit. I think I need to get some lighter/skinny tires on the Cat because I keep falling behind by a second or two.

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This past weekend was very cool. We teamed with the Lost Trails ATV Park and the Pink Ribbion Riders to Raise over $2,300. PRR provides direct financial assistance to both men and women diagnosed with breast cancer.

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We even made the news:

Raising Awareness, Having Fun In Lackawanna County | WNEP.com — Scranton / Wilkes-Barre / Hazleton

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