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by MattV
Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Shocker - AZ OHV funds turning out just as bad as CA's
Replies: 7
Views: 4395

Re: Shocker - AZ OHV funds turning out just as bad as CA's

http://azstateparks.com/OHV/index.html Is the OHV program website of AZ State Parks. There were recently three workshops held to gather input from users, however also on the page, is a link to a survey regarding the program as whole. Additionally there's some information about riding areas, local c...
by MattV
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Ghost Town!
Replies: 26
Views: 9648

Re: Ghost Town!

380 miles? @ 4.59 gal? :shock: d. Has my vote :cry: All things being equal: 380 miles to Glamis / 8 mpg = 47.5 gallons required to get there 47.5 x 4.59 gallon = $218 (as of now in the bad new days) 47.5 x 3.00 gallon = $142 (those were the good old days) 218 - 142 = $76 difference now vs. then If ...
by MattV
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: The Weeds are just standing there mocking me.
Replies: 22
Views: 8377

Re: The Weeds are just standing there mocking me.

I think the weeds may have come back from the dead...
by MattV
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: News from an old friend...
Replies: 7
Views: 2291

Re: News from an old friend...

Actually, what I find interesting is that the ethics probe has revealed him to be something of a bully in his elected office. Apparently his strategy hasn't changed. If you can't convince them with the logic of your argument, resort to shouting and intimidation.
by MattV
Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Good Video and Tunes
Replies: 1
Views: 595

Re: Good Video and Tunes

Classic 80s stuff and lots of recognizable places along I10. I'm glad my son got to experience Cabazon, before the casino.
by MattV
Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Tapatalk
Replies: 15
Views: 2808

Re: Tapatalk

Well this is good. This was the last of them that I'm on to become available via Tapatalk. Thanks Jason.

I really like the X by the way. I thought it would be overly large too, but I have found it to be a bigger asset than it is a negative.

Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
by MattV
Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: A Mine Non-Rescue Story
Replies: 15
Views: 1726

Re: A Mine Non-Rescue Story

If it's too dangerous for a rescue, it's certainly too dangerous for a recovery.
by MattV
Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: The Duner Connection
Topic: The 2011 ASA Dune Trip
Replies: 59
Views: 13224

Re: The 2011 ASA Dune Trip

Glamisbound wrote:opps, I just set myself up for something...

Fire away...
Both of your reasons make perfect sense to me... Or is that all 7 reasons?
by MattV
Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: The Duner Connection
Topic: ##December 2010 Dune Trip Plans##
Replies: 25
Views: 5819

Re: ##December 2010 Dune Trip Plans##

Wash 14, 28-31 December. Red Dodge and white Ford with a couple of buggies... Feel free to drop by.
by MattV
Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: El Cajon reference on primetime tv.......
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Re: El Cajon reference on primetime tv.......

Is the show any good? After reading the little book, I can't see how they could do it justice...
by MattV
Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: The rider in pink
Replies: 4
Views: 1070

Re: The rider in pink

I'm gonna go with "not riding". :roll:
by MattV
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Shameless plug for a great cause
Replies: 0
Views: 941

Shameless plug for a great cause

Once again it's that time of year... Time for the much anticipated beer tapping for the benefit of The K9 Connection http://www.thek9connection.org This year's event will be held on October 14th, 2010, at 630pm, at the Desert Ridge Rock Bottom in Phoenix, Arizona. We will be tapping a Kolsch and cel...
by MattV
Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: 2011 ASA Raffle Car is a Buckshot Sandcar
Replies: 11
Views: 3377

Re: 2011 ASA Raffle Car is a Buckshot Sandcar

Glamisbound wrote:....and 50% of the pension [-X
We actually had a guy stay on for over 40 years, in hopes that his ex-wife would die and thus be unable to get half his pension... Talk about dedication...
by MattV
Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Well???? I didn't get the call on Sunday so someone else...
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: Well???? I didn't get the call on Sunday so someone else...

Glamisbound wrote:Well, you sold me my losing tickets :evil:

That's alright, I couldn't even afford to pay th tax on that thing :(

Oh, I'd find a way to cover the tax... I really like the Banning Cars. Especially given all the time I spend running around the desert...
by MattV
Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Well???? I didn't get the call on Sunday so someone else...
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: Well???? I didn't get the call on Sunday so someone else...

Glamisbound wrote:must have won the ASA raffle car. Unless you guys are just trying to surprise me [-o<
No way, Loren. When I bought my ticket from Sloppy, he promised it was the winner...
by MattV
Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Swift Sand Cars
Replies: 12
Views: 6461

Re: Swift Sand Cars

its got a cadillac northstar in it....... and its not remote controlled... its a badass car... it just has a few issues with the tires. Shouldn't have any issues getting up Patton with that motor... For the record, I've always thought they were cool looking. Just that the curvy tubing and wide open...
by MattV
Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Info about the Cinders in Flagstaff, Az.
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: Info about the Cinders in Flagstaff, Az.

They're building a network of new drainage channels. All of them empty into Cinder Lake...
by MattV
Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Swift Sand Cars
Replies: 12
Views: 6461

Re: Swift Sand Cars

My dad owns the Blue Swift sand car. It doesnt seem to have any problems except getting up the hill. Itll get up patten valley without anybody in it . All it needs is new paddles because the ones on there are chewed up bad. Wow, nobody in it? Is it remote controlled or what? Now that would be somet...
by MattV
Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Poker Run?
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Poker Run?

Any word on this event for this year? I know that it was not held last year for a variety of reasons. Just seems a shame for this event to go away altogether.
by MattV
Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: What works?
Replies: 8
Views: 1658

Re: What works?

I second the Amdro. Only thing that works besides the stuff the EPA banned in the early 80s.
by MattV
Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: BLM bans playing horseshoes for our safety!!
Replies: 23
Views: 3063

Re: BLM bans playing horseshoes for our safety!!

This would also eliminate the possibility of using a stake or similar for winching or vehicle recovery purposes. Maybe an exemption for horseshoes and similar games, and for recovery purposes, provided that they are actively being used and not left unattended...
by MattV
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: New Dune Toy...can't wait for dune season...
Replies: 8
Views: 1691

Re: New Dune Toy...can't wait for dune season...

I still enjoy the cinders. Lots of places to go from there, and so whooped out if you stay in the right places. I like the atmosphere better than the dunes. Much more relaxed. It's also a great place to base trips to places like Grand Falls. My buggy is fairly deserty, which I guess makes a differen...
by MattV
Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Promotion
Replies: 7
Views: 1379

Re: Promotion

Outstanding! Congratulations!
by MattV
Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: New Dune Toy...can't wait for dune season...
Replies: 8
Views: 1691

Re: New Dune Toy...can't wait for dune season...

Nice buggy. No need to wait, though. Make a run up.to the cinders. There are also plenty of places to go up on the rim and other places with some elevation. We just made a run from Bumble Bee to Prescott and back. About 140 miles round trip through the Bradshaws, with a stop for lunch in Prescott. G...
by MattV
Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Cue up Sheryl Crow...
Replies: 31
Views: 3886

Re: Cue up Sheryl Crow...

Fun stuff... Glad you made it. At least there are some decent RV places on the east end of town...
by MattV
Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Please welcome our new little duner
Replies: 18
Views: 2156

Re: Please welcome our new little duner

Congratulations to both of you!
by MattV
Sun May 02, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Cue up Sheryl Crow...
Replies: 31
Views: 3886

Re: Cue up Sheryl Crow...

So I need some information from our Phoenix residents. We're looking at east valley, and I've been told by a real estate professional that most homes in the valley don't allow RV parking for more than 72 hours, even with an RV gate :?: Is this true? (I'd really prefer to keep the motorhome and trai...
by MattV
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: ISDRA/Glamis RAMP Discussion
Topic: DRAMP/RAMP Comments
Replies: 139
Views: 28468

Re: DRAMP/RAMP Comments

That would make sense, and would go along with the apparent goal of closing off the microphyl woodland...
by MattV
Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: ISDRA/Glamis RAMP Discussion
Topic: DRAMP/RAMP Comments
Replies: 139
Views: 28468

Re: DRAMP/RAMP Comments

Okay, time to rally the troops. What I am posting is one of the things I keep a copy of at my desk and refer to when things get a little "out of hand". It's one of those things that helps remind me that I'm a warrior, and that regardless of outcome and personal consequence, I have to do what's right...
by MattV
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: ISDRA/Glamis RAMP Discussion
Topic: BLM RAMP Meetings
Replies: 34
Views: 7241

Re: BLM RAMP Meetings

Glamisbound wrote:Count down to San Diego meeting, 1 hour and 50 minutes.

I'll be there!

Will U?
Give us a report, would ya? The Phoenix one is day after tomorrow...
by MattV
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Article - Government Sleuths Go Undercover on ATV Sales
Replies: 20
Views: 2682

Re: Article - Government Sleuths Go Undercover on ATV Sales

Yes, we need to police ourselves before others decide to do it for us (like in north carolina)! While my son was riding his 50 at 2 yrs old.... he will not be on a 400 until he's old enough to buy it for himself!! How Ironic, Woodglue. My son will be turning 2 at the beginning of the next dune seas...
by MattV
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: ISDRA Photo takes grand prize in Palm Springs
Replies: 16
Views: 6848

Re: ISDRA Photo takes grand prize in Palm Springs

Vincent J Brunasso wrote:
MattV wrote:Yes, it does, but he also provided a pretty detailed explanation of how he did the image.
Yes, he did - let's hope it always goes with the pic...
That would be nice, but I wouldn't count on it. Looking at it, though I can tell without being told.
by MattV
Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: ISDRA Photo takes grand prize in Palm Springs
Replies: 16
Views: 6848

Re: ISDRA Photo takes grand prize in Palm Springs

Yes, it does, but he also provided a pretty detailed explanation of how he did the image.
by MattV
Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Cue up Sheryl Crow...
Replies: 31
Views: 3886

Re: Cue up Sheryl Crow...

Be careful about where you look in the Phoenix Area. Unlike most cities, there isn't so much a "bad side of town" as there are are little pockets of nastiness scattered about. I know the area pretty well. Feel free to PM me. I may be able to do a quick recon for you, too, if you let me know any pros...
by MattV
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Cue up Sheryl Crow...
Replies: 31
Views: 3886

Re: Cue up Sheryl Crow...

Lots of places to do desert riding here, too...
by MattV
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: ISDRA/Glamis RAMP Discussion
Topic: Maps of RAMP Alternatives
Replies: 21
Views: 5635

Re: Maps of RAMP Alternatives

Has the ASA endorsed any of the alternatives? Are there plans to do so? There are a great many things to consider this tome around, with all of the geothermal and solar considerations. It would be good to all be on the same page if we can. Of course, that page could also be "none of the above" or so...
by MattV
Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Article - Imperial County dunes plan open to public comment
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Re: Article - Imperial County dunes plan open to public comment

You know... It has taken me until now to figure out what your avatar is, Woodglue...
by MattV
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Sand Porn - How to make a sand dune
Replies: 9
Views: 1964

Re: Sand Porn - How to make a sand dune

The moral of the story? Be the lizard.
by MattV
Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: One more video of the New years 2010 monster ride
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: One more video of the New years 2010 monster ride

Cool.. The HD Cam works nicely. What is that single seater in front of you? It looks fun.
by MattV
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: LEO's out of Control!
Replies: 98
Views: 29309

Re: LEO's out of Control!

You know, this whole thread was actually mildly entertaining for a little while. It seems now to have shifted into hyperbole and wild, unsupported accusations. I've been going to the dunes and off roading in general for most of my life. I have yet to have any kind of truly negative experience with a...
by MattV
Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Still around!
Replies: 11
Views: 1463

Re: Still around!

Looks very cool. I have'nt seen a Pinto motor in the dunes in, oh, 15 years or so. They use to be quiet common back in the day. That is cool lookin'. I remember those pinto days, all us VW guys thought they were crazy bringing out a water cooled motor. All that weight you know and possible break do...
by MattV
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Monster Ride 2009/2010
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Re: Monster Ride 2009/2010

I like the whole movie theater theme.
by MattV
Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: EcoLogic Partners
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Re: EcoLogic Partners

Ahh that makes sense..
by MattV
Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: EcoLogic Partners
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

EcoLogic Partners

Anyone know what happened to them? Their website appears to be parked, domain name expired as of 020710.
by MattV
Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Dump station in Yuma?
Replies: 7
Views: 988

Re: Dump station in Yuma?

We were headed back to Phoenix. Is coyote wash the new one at the wellton exit?
by MattV
Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Dump station in Yuma?
Replies: 7
Views: 988

Re: Dump station in Yuma?

I located a free one in Wellton. It's at the Chevron on the south side of I-8.
by MattV
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Dump station in Yuma?
Replies: 7
Views: 988

Dump station in Yuma?

Anyone know of a dump station in Yuma?

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