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by RichB
Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Kudos to the neighbors.
Replies: 1
Views: 890

Re: Kudos to the neighbors.

There is still a small small hope for humanity, glad you got to witness it (for a change).

=D> =D> =D> =D>
by RichB
Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Political Discussions Only
Topic: Tell Bush To Pardon Wrongly Convicted Border Patrol Agents
Replies: 36
Views: 8365

Re: Tell Bush To Pardon Wrongly Convicted Border Patrol Agents

Glamisbound wrote:Good but not good enough. They'll still have a felony conviction on their records, which screws them for life.

A full pardon is the only justice here.
Exactly.
by RichB
Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Rumor of ASA opposing Imperial County paying for dumpsters
Replies: 35
Views: 4274

Re: Rumor of ASA opposing Imperial County paying for dumpsters

1. My utopian position is that we should not have to pay for access to any public lands. Federal agencies should have to budget for and be allocated the monies they can validate a need for based on standards set by the people. Additionally, the overarching standard at ALL dispursed/remote recreation...
by RichB
Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Rumor of ASA opposing Imperial County paying for dumpsters
Replies: 35
Views: 4274

Re: Rumor of ASA opposing Imperial County paying for dumpsters

The need for LEO's and EMT's is PROPORTIONAL to the VISITATION NUMBERS!!! It's not rocket science. C: If services are being removed (dumpsters) then fees need to be reduced. PERIOD. This is the ultimate complaint. I don't care if we have dumpsters or not. I was always 50/50 on them and I think most...
by RichB
Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Prez Day - Typical Heavy Traffic Days?
Replies: 7
Views: 1666

Re: Prez Day - Typical Heavy Traffic Days?

So you gonna be out that weekend? I'm thinking of trying to break my 6 day trip mark between Presidents day and the "ASA trip" IF I can find someone that'll be out there that whole week. We're really working on being out for that weekend but am not exactly sure of which days we'll be down (Mrs Rich...
by RichB
Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Rumor of ASA opposing Imperial County paying for dumpsters
Replies: 35
Views: 4274

Re: Rumor of ASA opposing Imperial County paying for dumpsters

Agreed. There are a small percentage of folks who frequent Glamis that utilize dumpsters because either they're there on vacation (I mean a no-kidding vacation i.e. flew in, rented or picked up a vehicle and hit the dunes) or I've camped with folks before that drove 700-1,000 miles (or more) out fro...
by RichB
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Prez Day - Typical Heavy Traffic Days?
Replies: 7
Views: 1666

Prez Day - Typical Heavy Traffic Days?

Ok *normally* what are the busiest days for folks coming in and then departing the dunes during the Prez Day weekend?
by RichB
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Kudos again
Replies: 28
Views: 3344

Re: Kudos again

Big difference between: Someone running an RV generator in good repair (even 24hrs a day) and Someone running a dead cheap (= LOUD) construction-grade genny on a 50'-75' extension cord out of their camp/pointed at yours. Still, if I had to pick an inconsiderate neighbor to be around I'd much rather...
by RichB
Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Kudos again
Replies: 28
Views: 3344

Re: Kudos again

Sloppy, sorry to hear you had to endure the music torture deal AGAIN. Darn shame this type of harassment is not unusual nowadays. :(

Oh and "in" before the bad behavior apologists show up.
by RichB
Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: Political Discussions Only
Topic: Where’s the Outrage?
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: Where’s the Outrage?

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
by RichB
Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Kudos for LEOS Keeping Curfew Quiet.
Replies: 35
Views: 4089

Re: Kudos for LEOS Keeping Curfew Quiet.

As one who has spent countless summers taking my family camping in National and State parks it is acknowledged by campers that they must respect the rules and others. This is enforced by the rangers and campground hosts. If one doesn't respect the rules there are immediate consequences, i.e. ticket...
by RichB
Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Kudos for LEOS Keeping Curfew Quiet.
Replies: 35
Views: 4089

Re: Kudos for LEOS Keeping Curfew Quiet.

There comes a point of over kill, people. Most of us do make a solid effort to obey the law, and I’m a huge supporter of law enforcement in the dunes, but also keep in mind, with so many laws available, I bet they could come into any camp and write a citation for something. [/b] Lloyd, Point taken,...
by RichB
Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: So now I know... Do you?
Replies: 22
Views: 7175

Re: So now I know... Do you?

Leave it to CA, that's more strict than the Fed Motor Carrier Regs call for. 393.128 What are the rules for securing automobiles, light trucks and vans? A. Applicability. The rules in this section apply to the transportation of automobiles, light trucks, and vans which individually weigh 4,536 kg. (...
by RichB
Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Kudos for LEOS Keeping Curfew Quiet.
Replies: 35
Views: 4089

Re: Kudos for LEOS Keeping Curfew Quiet.

I don’t mean to rain on your crusade to stamp out noise at the dunes, but since when do people come out to the dunes to get peace and quiet????????? When people go to the dunes, they have an opportunity to get wild and do the things that they can’t normally do in their own neighborhood. Most people...
by RichB
Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: The Duner Connection
Topic: ##December 2008 Dune Trip Plans##
Replies: 69
Views: 10795

Re: ##December 2008 Dune Trip Plans##

Washroad wrote:
kubo wrote:Does that mean you guys will be bringing a round of shots for everyone? :lol:
I'll pour a round for everyone that'll actually drink it! :D :D
Better be Jack now that you can afford to go back to it!!!!!
by RichB
Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Dumpsters in Brawley, ElCentro, Yuma, Blythe
Replies: 32
Views: 5256

Re: Dumpsters in Brawley, ElCentro, Yuma, Blythe

I wouldn't get too wound up about it. They will always however inaccurate it is, consider duners/off-roaders "wild, criminal prone, etc". Just like people generally look at bikers as if they're all Hell's Angels. You already said that they have an agenda against us, it doesn't matter one iota what w...
by RichB
Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Dumpsters in Brawley, ElCentro, Yuma, Blythe
Replies: 32
Views: 5256

Re: Dumpsters in Brawley, ElCentro, Yuma, Blythe

"They" :shock: are watching :shock: All eyes are on they dune users. It seems the locals don't have faith in us. Ya'll could not belive what I heard at the TRT meeting. It's real simple Sloppy, the communities will try to go after any and all perceived "deep pockets"...... There's no downside for t...
by RichB
Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Would you buy a car from a bankrupt auto maker?
Replies: 14
Views: 1695

Re: Would you buy a car from a bankrupt auto maker?

Not a GM. Out of all the companies with their hands out, they probably deserve to go under the most. http://michellemalkin.com/2008/12/08/gm-recycles-lame-apology-strategy-from-2003/ We Suck 2.0: GM recycles lame apology strategy from 2003 By Michelle Malkin • December 8, 2008 10:38 PM I knew it so...
by RichB
Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: The Duner Connection
Topic: ##December 2008 Dune Trip Plans##
Replies: 69
Views: 10795

Re: ##December 2008 Dune Trip Plans##

Brian, that's great news. Tell Gail congrats from us.
by RichB
Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Political Discussions Only
Topic: BHO Appoints Tom Daschle
Replies: 1
Views: 757

BHO Appoints Tom Daschle

to Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services. I love how the main stream press is hailing this as a tremendous pick by BHO. Of course none of them care to inform the idiot masses (folks that perhaps are young, non-poly sci savvy sheeple) that Daschle was FIRED by his former employer (th...
by RichB
Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Out of state vehicles
Replies: 18
Views: 2104

Re: Out of state vehicles

CA (and UT) and probably most every other state that sells out of state permits for anything don't give a hoot about the home state (not their business); CA, UT etc will sell you a non-res sticker/plate in a heartbeat. It's the individual's responsibility to comply with laws back in their home state...
by RichB
Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Out of state vehicles
Replies: 18
Views: 2104

Re: Out of state vehicles

ASA used to sell the out of state stickers, but stopped when the accounting of where OHMVR money goes to became apparent. Instead the ASA decided to encourage people to register in their home states as best as possible to keep from feeding CA's broken system more funds. I can understand where they'...
by RichB
Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Don't Dump It On The Ground!
Replies: 32
Views: 5523

Re: Don't Dump It On The Ground!

I asked that question once of a LEO. His answer was that once it goes thru a pipe, it is considered gray water. I asked what is the difference if I washed my hands out side or took and outside shower (many toy haulers have them) the answer was that is OK. I asked further what the difference might b...
by RichB
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Desert Advisory Council (DAC) ISDRA Sub Group (DSG)
Topic: TRT Meeting December 12, 2008
Replies: 9
Views: 3984

Re: TRT Meeting December 12, 2008

What about the supplemental rules?
by RichB
Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Don't Dump It On The Ground!
Replies: 32
Views: 5523

Re: Don't Dump It On The Ground!

Nobody has mentioned the real cause of this situation: Manufacturers putting way more fresh water capacity in the coaches than they do grey holding capacity. I don't understand this in the toybox market.....these rigs by and large are exclusively used for dry-camping. Making a coach that can carry 1...
by RichB
Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Don't Dump It On The Ground!
Replies: 32
Views: 5523

Re: Don't Dump It On The Ground!

Nobody has mentioned the real cause of this situation: Manufacturers putting way more fresh water capacity in the coaches than they do grey holding capacity. I don't understand this in the toybox market.....these rigs by and large are exclusively used for dry-camping. Making a coach that can carry 1...
by RichB
Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Dune Safety • Survival • Camping
Topic: Is there a high cost of Kennels in the last couple of years?
Replies: 11
Views: 4962

Re: Is there a high cost of Kennels in the last couple of years?

RAD, Wow, you managed to revive a thread that was a year old! Times have changed though as Washroad's situation has changed substantially....(Washroad, you need to update how you do it currently). Sad to say but your experience is just 1 more example of how people act as though the world revolves ar...
by RichB
Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Best 3/4 Ton Puller ?
Replies: 19
Views: 5434

Re: Best 3/4 Ton Puller ?

I currently own a 1 ton Ford diesel. Previously I owned a 3/4 ton Dodge Cummins. The military unit I work for has a fleet of literally hundreds of vehicles, most of which are pickups ranging from Ford Rangers/Chevy Colorados all the way up through 1 Ton diesel 4x4s and 1-1/2 ton stake beds; I drive ...
by RichB
Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Union Pacific RailRoad and Wash Road - Plans for the future.
Replies: 48
Views: 9317

Re: Union Pacific RailRoad and Wash Road - Plans for the future.

Jon I agree with a lot of what you said. It's their road and they can do whatever they want with it however, don't urinate down my back and tell me it's raining. That track is WAY up in the air and it's been there for how many decades? I rode beside miles of it last weekend on both sides of the trac...
by RichB
Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Political Discussions Only
Topic: Once a nickel now a dime?
Replies: 13
Views: 2154

Re: Once a nickel now a dime?

Do you know how Nevada spells tax? F E E Example: They jam us hard on auto registrations (Way more so in Clark County..Vegas area). Trailers and mohos are considered the same as an automobile in regard to registration = freakin' ridiculous fee to register something that is barely on the road compare...
by RichB
Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Union Pacific RailRoad and Wash Road - Plans for the future.
Replies: 48
Views: 9317

Re: Union Pacific RailRoad and Wash Road - Plans for the future.

proglamis wrote:The tracks have been there for a hundred years. All of a sudden the sand is an issue?
I agree. Have to raise the flag on this one.

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There's something else going on here and we've just not heard it yet.
by RichB
Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Pressure washer
Replies: 24
Views: 2651

Re: Pressure washer

Yep just be careful. I've seen chains prematurely ruined, just about every chassis bearing (suspension linkage, triple tree bearings, swingarm pivots etc) ruined by the water actually forcing dirt into the places it's normally kept out of, seen decals blown off, and when I bought my CRF450 used the ...
by RichB
Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Don't Dump It On The Ground!
Replies: 32
Views: 5523

Re: Don't Dump It On The Ground!

Here one for you guys. I personally ran into a guy with a trailer that had no grey tank . The sink drained out directly out the bottom of the trailer (no joke). I'm trying to remember if it was a homemade conversion (like a race trailer someone converted) or if it was an extremely bare-bones little ...
by RichB
Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Dune Safety • Survival • Camping
Topic: Time for a GPS
Replies: 14
Views: 6115

Re: Time for a GPS

I put THIS [/u] on my Christmas wish list. Will it work for what I want? The only reason I looked at QVC is because my mother-in-law seems to get packages twice a day from there. And she asked justy yesterday what I wanted. The price range seems about right for what she spends each year. I didn't w...
by RichB
Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Dune Safety • Survival • Camping
Topic: Time for a GPS
Replies: 14
Views: 6115

Re: Time for a GPS

I got to thinking on my drive home, "What if Robert was seriously hurt. Besides the closure stakes what other land marks did we have?" Ckukzilla has always said a GPS and charged cell phone are two must haves now on a ride. Its starting to hit home with me. I had a GPS in my pack (and a cell phone)...
by RichB
Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Kudos for LEOS Keeping Curfew Quiet.
Replies: 35
Views: 4089

Re: Kudos for LEOS Keeping Curfew Quiet.

gelwell wrote:After a couple of hours it became real annoying so we went over to their camp nicely to ask them to move it away from our camp. What we didnt know then was they ran that **** thing all night.
Did they move it?
by RichB
Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Pressure washer
Replies: 24
Views: 2651

Re: Pressure washer

Although pressure washers are great for certain jobs it's been my experience over the (cough) decades that they're hell on bikes/quads if you use them a lot/hard.
by RichB
Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Kudos for LEOS Keeping Curfew Quiet.
Replies: 35
Views: 4089

Re: Kudos for LEOS Keeping Curfew Quiet.

This is the kind of stuff that warms my heart....LEOs helping the ordinary duners that are otherwise minding their own business/trying to enjoy the dunes. You may have been the only one to call in on those rude folks but I guarantee a lot more people around there (my fam included) benefited from you...
by RichB
Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Don't Dump It On The Ground!
Replies: 32
Views: 5523

Re: Don't Dump It On The Ground!

Would I call the law down on someone with an open grey water valve? Nope. But I would on an open black one. Can you tell the difference? Maybe, maybe not. It’s like open headers (no spark arrester) at Glamis. There is not much to burn out there, and certainly noise really isn’t an issue, but those ...
by RichB
Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: A huge load of mush
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: A huge load of mush

I stopped at two places before I was finally able to find two cans of Hormel Chili for him on the way out. ](*,) Yeah when I found out on the way down I was at the last store before the dunes (South of Blythe). Unfortunately for Sloppy they didn't have Hormel chili, only Stagg brand. He reluctantly...
by RichB
Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Dumpsters in Brawley, ElCentro, Yuma, Blythe
Replies: 32
Views: 5256

Re: Dumpsters in Brawley, ElCentro, Yuma, Blythe

Mike,

Either send them the photos you took in advance or email them the link to this thread.

I should've taken some photos in Blythe last Wednesday but I totally forgot, I did see some nasty overflowing dumpsters around the ARCO station while stopped there.
by RichB
Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: A huge load of mush
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: A huge load of mush

Good to see you Jon and great riding with you, especially while you're on the perfect machine for you.

Next time remember your Hormel Chili and York Peppermint Patties so I can get there 5 minutes sooner :lol:
by RichB
Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: 10 Cents more per gallon.
Replies: 8
Views: 1317

Re: 10 Cents more per gallon.

MattV wrote:Now here's one... Does anyone in Blythe actually buy fuel there? Diesel is a full 80 cents a gallon cheaper in Ehrenberg.
Not any more. This weekend diesel was $1.05 more in Blythe than 5 miles down the road in Ehrenberg.

Highway robbery, no other name for it.
by RichB
Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:27 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Season pass?
Replies: 43
Views: 7787

Re: Season pass?

For those going to the dunes by way of Blythe (Vegas types etc) I found out the little gas station/mini mart "Wheelies" in Palo Verde, CA carries the passes.

The lady working in the store seemed to indicate the supplier wasn't doing their part in regard to getting the word out.
by RichB
Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Season pass?
Replies: 43
Views: 7787

Re: Season pass?

Thanks and let us know what you hear. Me personally, I wouldn't be surprised one bit if I got stopped at the entrance to wash rd and asked for a pass....especially on a Holiday weekend. Keeping my fingers crossed! UPDATE, post-Thanksgiving trip: Glenn, ask about street vehicles at vendors too if you...
by RichB
Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Help! My dune trips are possibly coming to an end
Replies: 38
Views: 3477

Re: Help! My dune trips are possibly coming to an end

Dude, it doesn't take a Rocket Scientist to figure out what you need to do:

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Any chicklet demanding a man give up what he loves to do is jacked up. Eject now or you will be miserable and/or broke later on.
by RichB
Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Season pass?
Replies: 43
Views: 7787

Re: Season pass?

Did anyone get a definitive answer on the question of Primary vehicles yet? I'm assuming not as there's not been a TRT meeting or anything lately has there? Here's my scenario. I haul in my dual sport bike (which is plated for the street) in the back of my truck. In between dune runs with the quad, ...
by RichB
Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: recruiting new members from other sites?
Replies: 23
Views: 2697

Re: recruiting new members from other sites?

Glenn and Voice,

Good points in each of your posts.

Personally I'm glad we have a choice.
by RichB
Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: The Duner Connection
Topic: ##November 2008 Dune Trip Plans##
Replies: 124
Views: 20909

Re: ##November 2008 Dune Trip Plans##

Just talked to Sloppy. He's on the road headed for G (w/23) and is driving into rain. Hopefully it doesn't make it to the dunes!

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