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by BeachHead
Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Washroad community effort starting
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Washroad community effort starting

As most know, we are facing a huge issue with the wash road situation. If wash road closes, it could have an impact equal to the closures that we all hate. As a community, I think we need to do everything we can to keep camping access in the washes. To do that, we're going to need a lot more people ...
by BeachHead
Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Important Meeting Notices
Topic: August 25 Open Board Meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 10470

I'm still developing the agenda, but it looks like it will be another very full meeting. So far, we'll have representatives from FWS, BLM, ICSO, the canal project, the dump project, Dunesafe, and the ASA attorney. We'll also be debuting the new ASA DVD, and for those of us who hate to wait in line, ...
by BeachHead
Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: Important Meeting Notices
Topic: August 25 Open Board Meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 10470

August 25 Open Board Meeting

It's coming up quick.....The next open board meeting will be held August 25 at the Best Western Ontario Airport, 209 N Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, Ca 9764, Phone: 909-937-6800. (this is the same place as last year) The meeting will start at 9:00 am., and run until about noon. We are still working on s...
by BeachHead
Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: New PMV critical habitat ruling from FWS
Replies: 88
Views: 18469

I don't see a way to attach files, so I'll point you to the thread on glamisdunes.com where I attached a "faq" file and the maps for this. Look for post #8 and 9:

http://www.glamisdunes.com/invision/ind ... pic=112843
by BeachHead
Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: New PMV critical habitat ruling from FWS
Replies: 88
Views: 18469

Here's some more info from fws: Department of the Interior U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office 6010 Hidden Valley Road Carlsbad, California 92011 Phone: 760/431-9440 Fax: 760/431-9618 http://www.fws.gov/carlsbad For Release: July 27, 2007 Contact: Jane Hendron, Carlsbad, C...
by BeachHead
Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Important Meeting Notices
Topic: July 14 ASA Open Board Meeting
Replies: 4
Views: 4749

Just a reminder, the meeting is THIS saturday. With a great program from our speakers, and Papa Perry on the "Q", this is going to be one great meeting. Hope to see a big turn out.
by BeachHead
Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: Important Meeting Notices
Topic: July 14 ASA Open Board Meeting
Replies: 4
Views: 4749

July 14 ASA Open Board Meeting

Just a reminder the ASA will be holding an open board meeting July 14 in San Diego. This meeting will be packed with many different speakers from the government agencies that impact our recreation in the ISDRA. This is always a very informative event. The meeting will only last about 3 hours, and a ...
by BeachHead
Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Important Meeting Notices
Topic: ASA AZ meeting
Replies: 4
Views: 4230

ASA AZ meeting

This is the info for this saturdays ASA AZ board meeting: Saturday March 3, 2007 9:00 AM Radisson Hotel 7475 W. Chandler Blvd Chandler, AZ 85226 (Located just east of I-10 on Chandler Blvd) PROGRAM Welcome Bob Mason Our Future is Fragile Jerry Seaver How Can You Help? Bill Jones Take Time Out for Sa...
by BeachHead
Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: ASA Membership / Volunteer Organization
Topic: ASA Board of Directors News
Replies: 4
Views: 3109

ASA Board of Directors News

Last night, the ASA Board of Directors held elections for the members who's terms expire Dec 31. Jim Bramham, Bill Jones, Gary Jordan, and Bob Mason were re-elected to serve another 1 year term. Ron Scott was not re-elected, and will serve until the end of his term. Nick McFayden, publisher/owner of...
by BeachHead
Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:19 am
Forum: Important Meeting Notices
Topic: Notes from 8-26 asa meeting
Replies: 4
Views: 4536

Notes from 8-26 asa meeting

Below, are my notes/observations from Saturdays meeting. They are not in any way 'official' minutes, but I think they do catch the major points. Where I list names, first let me apologize for any misspellings, and second, please realize I was in no way trying to quote the people exactly, rather tryi...
by BeachHead
Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Notes from 8-22 meeting with BLM
Replies: 28
Views: 4024

Notes from 8-22 meeting with BLM

MEETING WITH BLM Jerry Seaver, Jim Bramham and Bob Mason met with Steve Borchard, BLM CA Desert District Manager and Vicki Wood BLM ECFO Manager in San Diego on Aug 22, 2006. The following will summarize the discussion topics and the associated action items. Action items are noted in blue. 4th Editi...
by BeachHead
Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Comp Hill Letter to the BLM
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Comp Hill Letter to the BLM

This letter was sent via email to the BLM with regards to the Comp Hill holiday weekend closures: Steven Borchard, Manager, BLM CA Desert District During our July 27 meeting with Sheriff Carter we requested that ICSO identify the criteria required to lift the Comp Hill curfew. Sheriff Carter suggest...
by BeachHead
Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: ASA Open Board Meeting Speakers
Replies: 3
Views: 999

ASA Open Board Meeting Speakers

The ASA is pleased to announce a diverse group of guest speakers has accepted our invitation to attend the open board meeting August 26, 2006 located at the Best Western Ontario hotel, 209 N. Vinyard Ave. Ontario, CA. The meeting will begin at approximately 9:00 am, with guest speaker presentations ...
by BeachHead
Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: Important Meeting Notices
Topic: August 26 Open Board Meeting Agenda
Replies: 3
Views: 3847

August 26 Open Board Meeting Agenda

We have finalized the open board meeting agenda. We have some great guest speakers, so please put this on your calendar. ASA BOD AGENDA August 26, 2006 Open Board Meeting 9:00AM 1. Opening Business (9:00) a. Roll Call b. Additions to the agenda c. Introduction of Guests 2. President’s Report (9:10...
by BeachHead
Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: Political Discussions Only
Topic: Border Patrol agents face jail for doing their jobs
Replies: 18
Views: 3163

I have to say that the conviction in this case is so wrong on so many levels I had to write my congressman and ask him to lead an investigation into why the border patrol would have such restrictive policies in place handcuffing those who are fighting the war on drugs and illegal immigration. I also...
by BeachHead
Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: Important Meeting Notices
Topic: Trip Report
Replies: 1
Views: 3608

Trip Report

Bob Mason filed the following trip report: ASA Board of Directors Jerry Seaver and I traveled to El Centro for the TRT meeting. The following will summarize our meetings during this two day visit to Yuma and El Centro on behalf of ASA. Thursday July 27 lunch with Ken Rosevear, Yuma UDG BOD member Ti...
by BeachHead
Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: "Feel good" thread about lawyers and the ASA. Show
Replies: 123
Views: 18334

Wolfpack..you make some excellent points, I'm sure they'll be added to the list of lessons learned. Vince has done an excellent job in a very difficult situation. We are lucky to have him on our side.
by BeachHead
Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Speakers At Asa Open Meeting 8-26, who???
Replies: 10
Views: 2007

Speakers At Asa Open Meeting 8-26, who???

There is going to be an open ASA meeting 8-26 in Ontario. This is a great opportunity to hear what's going on, and ask questions not only of the ASA, but of others involved with the dunes. Usually, there are some guest speakers that do a short presentation followed by some Q&A, which provides a real...
by BeachHead
Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:14 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: 2005 JRS Award Winner---Jim Colln
Replies: 18
Views: 1746

Congratulations....well deserved! This duner is very thankful for all he has done for all of us.
by BeachHead
Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:00 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: What is Really Important to You at the Dunes
Replies: 40
Views: 7196

Re: What is Really Important to You at the Dunes

Ok...here's my two cents Is it the Sand Drags? Not to me personally, but to a large majority this activity is a part of their duning experience. Therefore, I feel any dune users organization should wholly support this activity without any further restrictions. How important are the Competition Hills...
by BeachHead
Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Why does it seem that some Glamis Dunes.com peeps hate the ASA?
Replies: 81
Views: 11853

What is your member number at Glamis Dunes? How long have you and I been there? I read plenty of guzzle/guzzle posts, Glamis Dunes is about FUN. <SNIP> My opinion is Glamis Dunes is about BEER Drinking and smoking <SNIP> This is the perception that the Glamis Dunes crowd puts out. Which in my opini...
by BeachHead
Sat Jul 16, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Why does it seem that some Glamis Dunes.com peeps hate the ASA?
Replies: 81
Views: 11853

I won't pretend to answer for all of the Glamis Dunes.com members, but since I occasionally post over "there", I'll share some of my personal observations. First, Glamis Dunes.com is a whole lot more than the "glamis issues" portion, just as this forum is more than the "policital discussions" sectio...
by BeachHead
Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:58 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: AMA Permit process: how do YOU think it should work?
Replies: 31
Views: 3882

I believe the pass system should be done on a daily basis. It should be only given to someone who shows up in person to receive it. It should be required that the lead vehicle be present with the person who's receiving the permit. This approach would give more opportunity to everyone to have access ...
by BeachHead
Wed Jan 19, 2005 8:59 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Looking for riding families
Replies: 8
Views: 1612

Julie's running the ultimate pyramid scheme..;) I'm one of the families she managed to get to camp at 13.5, and I've brought out at least another 8...and it goes on and on. The reason I say it's the "ultimate" scheme is because unlike the other type of scams, this one is the only one that delivers w...
by BeachHead
Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:23 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Data Quality Act
Replies: 1
Views: 415

here's a long, but interesting article on the same subject:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/ar ... Aug15.html
by BeachHead
Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:55 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: New Len's For Glamis Camera
Replies: 15
Views: 1468

beautiful sunset tonight..thank you..:)
by BeachHead
Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:51 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: WANTED: Freelancer to photograph and write SandRail Features
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Well, jason takes some amazing pictures, and he does live and breath sandrails and glamis, and he does know how to write..;) I'd say you don't have to look too much farther..:)
by BeachHead
Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:44 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Impromptu Sand Drags Safety Issue
Replies: 66
Views: 4815

I think the thing wrapping everyone around the axle on this issue is the threat of liability and lawsuits. I propose a slightly different "solution"....why not utilize some of the influence the asa has in washington to get enacted a "liability waiver" law....even as a "test" or "demo" project using ...
by BeachHead
Wed Aug 11, 2004 7:13 am
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Carson Car Haulers - Opinions?
Replies: 16
Views: 2835

I've got an 18' carson dovetail, diamond plate car hauler. It works fine to haul my 70 chevelle. Only "issue" is they don't do a very good job of painting it. It's two years old, and the paint looks about 15. I did add a bunch more tie downs and put some 2x3 railing around the edges. I wanted someth...
by BeachHead
Thu Jul 15, 2004 7:28 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: El Centro Field Manager Job opening?
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Nice letter, and I expect they'll at least read it. Just remember that these are federal employees. That means that the "most qualified" candidate will not necessarily get the job. There are other factors far more important than the ability to perform. Also, don't be surprised if the position is fil...
by BeachHead
Sun Jul 11, 2004 7:42 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: FAHRENHEIT 9/11 A MUST SEE!!!!
Replies: 115
Views: 4811

Just like I choose not to watch porn, I choose not to watch this propaganda. They are both generally the same genre to me...Take a little fact, mix with a lot of fiction, and try to make some sort of point. Neither one succeeds very well in my eyes. But I guess in MM's politically correct world, he ...
by BeachHead
Tue Jun 22, 2004 8:32 am
Forum: Pismo Oceano Dunes
Topic: Pismo on the 4th of July
Replies: 10
Views: 3440

It will be absolutely jam packed..at least the camping area. It was nuts last year, but THIS year they have reduced the camping area by 33%, so it will be a zoo. It will make gecko look like the wide open spaces. And unfortunately, there are a lot of people who go to pismo to just camp on the beach....
by BeachHead
Wed Jun 16, 2004 5:30 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: #1 item to have at the dunes
Replies: 42
Views: 2280

A good time??
by BeachHead
Thu May 06, 2004 5:27 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Generator Debate
Replies: 16
Views: 2090

I have 2 EU2000's and I fabricated my own cable to run them in parallel for less than $50, versus the honda cables that are about $250. The home fab cable is easy to make. It plugs into one 110v outlet in each unit, and runs to a 30 amp rv female plug in a waterproof double gang outlet box. I used t...
by BeachHead
Thu Mar 25, 2004 5:09 pm
Forum: Pismo Oceano Dunes
Topic: PLF files lawsuit to delist Snowy Plover
Replies: 7
Views: 2911

I am very strongly on the side of delisting this insignificant bird. But, if you read the whole publication, I think the fws has pretty well made up their mind that there will be no delisting. First, they are very careful to emphasise that to bring a petition to list/delist, the petitioner only has ...
by BeachHead
Tue Mar 16, 2004 2:45 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: CBD...'Miniature dinosaurs' face extinctionblahblahblah.....
Replies: 8
Views: 848

When have the enviro nazi's ever let facts, common sense, or even science get in the way of their goals?
by BeachHead
Wed Mar 10, 2004 3:15 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Flag on Georgia Plates Irks Environmentalists
Replies: 5
Views: 486

I wonder what flag and what species reminds them of the Democratic party? I think it's a toss up between the french rag, and the white surrender one. Of course, one might also suggest the nazi flag of opression, as that is what these type of people (term used loosely) wish to do to normal, free thi...
by BeachHead
Wed Mar 10, 2004 3:12 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: FBI Arrests Grad Student for SUV Arson in Calif
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Good news. Hopefully he will be able to experience some practical applications of Newtons laws while bunked with Bubba and his boys for a LONG time. Wonder what the "equal and opposite" reaction will be when Bubba decides it's time to deflower his new girlfriend...:) Couldn't be a more fitting punis...
by BeachHead
Wed Mar 10, 2004 3:09 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Lowering Voting Age: Democrat Plan To Attract New Sheep
Replies: 9
Views: 715

From my personal experience, there aren't very many 18 year old kids that have a clue about the world. But, if they can die for the country, they deserve a say in how it's run. I cannot believe a rational adult thinking this was a good idea. The only real "issue" that teenyboppers have is getting a ...
by BeachHead
Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:54 am
Forum: Dumont Dunes
Topic: Dumont Boyz Trip 3-5-04. Did you go??
Replies: 1
Views: 856

I was going to ask you about that accident next time I saw you out at the dunes...I came across that old post the other day while looking for dumont info. I had seen it a long time ago, but never put two and two together until the other day...:)
by BeachHead
Tue Mar 09, 2004 4:49 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Trivia: What does this pic and motorcycles have in common?
Replies: 9
Views: 874

That's a very cool invention. The only problem I see with it is obvious anytime you are behind the wheel. Look at all the idiots that can barely make it from one place to another in two dimensions without killing themselves or some innocent bystander. Add a third dimension without boundaries, and Da...
by BeachHead
Tue Mar 09, 2004 4:38 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: South Dunes Clean up pix (plus more pix added):
Replies: 19
Views: 1615

Ross...sounds like you have the security part covered...:) It's something we are starting to think a lot more about...:( What is up with the proprietors in the middle of the desert? Maybe they need to raise their prices another dollar....then they could be smiling about how much money they are makin...
by BeachHead
Mon Mar 08, 2004 5:42 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: South Dunes Clean up pix (plus more pix added):
Replies: 19
Views: 1615

thanks for the nice pics..:) One suggestion..if you're gonna chain up the quad, put the chain through the frame, not the a arm. A lot easier to fix an a arm than a frame, and if you weren't there, a wrench is all you need to get it loose..:)
by BeachHead
Fri Mar 05, 2004 5:58 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: End of the Saga?
Replies: 91
Views: 22708

Scott....check out your local magazine rack for a copy of the march issue of car craft magazine. They have an article about the megasquirt, includes costs and such...
by BeachHead
Tue Mar 02, 2004 7:36 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: The KingGlamis Video Collection: A Must See!
Replies: 10
Views: 960

KingGlamis wrote: Just don't wait around for a duning rap video. That isn't going to happen. :lol:
Ahh....you not only make great videos, you have taste too...:)
by BeachHead
Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:37 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Thunderbirds F-16 "Bad Day at the Office"
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

Interesting video. After watching it, I don't think that pic is faked. By looking at the horizon in the video, it appears to be level. The plane was "falling" faster than the engine had thrust to counteract, and I would assume a pilot skilled enough to fly with the t-birds would have wanted the plan...
by BeachHead
Thu Feb 19, 2004 8:06 am
Forum: ATV & Motorcycle
Topic: YFZ450 new color
Replies: 4
Views: 939

not bad..except for the black wheels...I just like shiney wheels..:) I'm sure the dealers will charge extra for this though...:(
by BeachHead
Wed Feb 11, 2004 9:47 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: AT&T or Verizon Cell?
Replies: 37
Views: 2587

I guess the moral of the story is that whichever one works where you are, and where you go most, is better. nail on the head there..:) I had AT&T for over 4 years, and couldn't use it in my living room, had to go out in the street to talk at home. Their upgrade was always going to happen "next mont...
by BeachHead
Tue Feb 10, 2004 7:38 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: My shortest dune trip ever
Replies: 21
Views: 2192

I know I personally LIKE the challange of getting someone back to camp. Heck If I had the $$$ I set up in a wash and pull people out all weekend. Call me crazy but I think thats te fun of taking on the giant beast we call Glamis. Hey sloppy...I don't think you're crazy..:) My brother and I learned ...
by BeachHead
Mon Feb 09, 2004 1:31 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Project: Street Beetle to Subaru powered Sand Bug
Replies: 338
Views: 282609

Scott...another source for bolts in the O.C. area is Hillco. And just think of all the challenges you will have overcome to pull your project together..:) I look forward to your updates, as this is a cool project.

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