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im gonna fly out of the north country for a wk. and head for las vegas. i have a nephew in calif said he would bring his atv's out there so we can ride. any suggetions on good places, like sand dunes etc.? he's never ridden in nevada either. sounds like fun.
Went out to the Pony Express Route area by Vernon, Utah again yesterday. Had a blast, but dang it was cold & the wind didn't help. I froze my tush off !! :shock2: ... The weather guys said, Warm & Sunny ... but when I got there it was 27 degs, windy, overcast with a threat of rain ... good thing I took a couple extra shirts with me. And I had to put my Gore-Tex rain bibs on to protect my ........ legs ... so much for "Warm Weather Riding" ... you'd think I was still winter rid'in with the tracks !! :nopityc: I did 57.3 miles today and this is unusal for me, but there was lots of road riding betwix the areas to wheel. Got into some sticky black mud, some snow, & yup, some dust. It was a Great Day !! :partyc: The 30th of Mar 2011 is when I took my first ride with my Can-Am, and as of today, almost one year later, I have 1,758.7 miles on that Bad Boy !! ... Not bad Huh !!?? :cheer: ... and that's true miles, cause I bought the 3rd Position Track module which gives true miles driven & speed when the tracks are on ... so ... to alll you nay sayers ... :slap: Lots of roads out here, lots to see ... a guy can ride fast and still do lots of techincal riding ... :drivingc: Well, here's the link to the slideshow ... hope ya like the photo's .... :cheers2c: Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket ...
MEDIA RELEASE RECREATIONAL GROUPS FILE TO ENTER UTAH DESERT LAWSUIT Contact: Paul Turcke 208-331-1800 Date: April 8, 2009 WASHINGTON, DC - A coalition of recreational access groups moved today to join a lawsuit challenging Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans covering nearly seven million acres in Utah. The motion was filed by the Trails Preservation Alliance (TPA), Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO), and BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), all trails-based, grassroots recreation advocacy groups. The lawsuit was filed by eleven preservationist groups, led by the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. Through the suit, the plaintiffs hope to have the BLM plans declared illegal and set aside, and ask the Court to issue an injunction preventing activities authorized by the plans until BLM issues new decisions complying with a host of federal statutes. The lands at issue are located in the BLM Moab, Price, and Vernal Field Offices, which include iconic destinations for all types of backcountry recreationists. "Our groups have carefully participated in these planning processes," said Don Riggle, TPA founder. "We are far from satisfied with the final BLM decisions, but can obviously see that SUWA is attempting, through this suit, to close off access to even those trails that survived the designation process," Riggle concluded. "Our courtroom relationship with SUWA stretches back nearly a decade, and this suit seemingly breathes continuing life into that relationship," added Brian Hawthorne, BRC Public Lands Policy Director. The lawsuit was originally filed on December 17, 2008, and targeted 77 lease sales for oil and gas drilling on BLM-managed lands. Those sales were halted by a temporary restraining order issued by the Court on January 17, 2009. The latest complaint, filed March 19, 2009, drops the claims against the oil and gas leasing projects, which BLM has apparently withdrawn. However, the current complaint adds claims addressing other uses, including off-highway vehicle use. The Recreational Groups and SUWA have waged prior battles over BLM's management of Utah lands, most notably including a 2000 lawsuit by which SUWA sought to compel agency action meeting SUWA's vision of that required by BLM. In that suit, the Recreational Groups filed a motion to dismiss the case on jurisdictional grounds, which was granted by the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, reversed by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, but ultimately affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2004. During and subsequent to that case, BLM has been preparing the land use plans and travel management designations now under challenge in the present suit. # # # The Trails Preservation Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the sport of motorized trail riding, educating all user groups and the public on the value of sharing public lands for multiuse recreation, while protecting public lands for future generations. Colorado Trails Preservation Alliance - Home COHVCO is a nonprofit organization whose member enthusiasts, organizations and businesses collectively comprise over 200,000 Coloradoans and regular visitors to Colorado and other western states who contribute millions of dollars and thousands of hours annually to off-highway vehicle recreation through registration fees, retail expenditure, project participation and related support. Colorado OHV Coalition The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible use of recreation, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. It represents over 10,000 individual members and 1,200 organization and business members, for a combined total of over 600,000 recreationists nationwide. 1-800-258-3742. BlueRibbon Coalition: Preserving your recreational access to public lands.
Cali. desert rat learning that real trees are a lot like the ones on H.R. PuffnStuff. They just reach out and grab you!!:shock2::shock2: Hoping by spring we will have some good tracks worn in before ole Mother Nature gets all roided out and turns the trails into jungle,....AGAIN!:aargh: The wife is already in here but I guess she didn't want me to know:confused: But just the little I've read it seams like a cool site. Can't wait till the shooting:shoot::shoot: slows down enough to start ripping it up again:yes: Might just put on paddles and dune it till bambi says it's safe to go back in the woods :drivingc: