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by chowder
Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Gore cancels climate conference event
Replies: 8
Views: 1042

Re: Gore cancels climate conference event

Green is the new Red. :shock:
by chowder
Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Dust-up Stirs Over Off-Road Vehicle
Replies: 8
Views: 1110

Re: Dust-up Stirs Over Off-Road Vehicle

Helmets should be required in these things.
by chowder
Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Is Gecko road already full?
Replies: 12
Views: 2367

Re: Is Gecko road already full?

Seems to me that calling these twits in would get them cited. They are citing for anything and everything these days. These rigs are easy pickin's. :twisted:
by chowder
Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Sand Rail Project Build it Right the 1st Time
Replies: 6
Views: 1670

Re: Sand Rail Project Build it Right the 1st Time

I don't know much about rails, but I think that they guys who do would want to know your budget. Welcome and hope it goes well.
by chowder
Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Green Sticker Fee....WTF!!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3324

Re: Green Sticker Fee....WTF!!!!!

Just my $2.00 worth........ with all this talk, has any one of the above attempted to do or does anyone know how to resolve this matter :?: If not, than it is only talk [-X ....... Or cheap conversation if you will. If it bothers some one so much, you must do something , right or wrong, or nothing ...
by chowder
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Green Sticker Fee....WTF!!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3324

Re: Green Sticker Fee....WTF!!!!!

What's the difference of the two bucks? BIG DEAL! We all know what is cost to go ride just a one dayer to Gorman or El Mirage from OC or where ever your from with three quads and two cycles cost me almost 150.00 bucks and not mention the trip to Whittier Fun Center for oil, filters, Engine Ice, new...
by chowder
Mon May 04, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Malcom Smith Plans OHV Ban Protest
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Re: Malcom Smith Plans OHV Ban Protest

Any word on how this all went for Malcom?
by chowder
Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: Political Discussions Only
Topic: It's already starting...be afraid of what's to come
Replies: 10
Views: 2207

Re: It's already starting...be afraid of what's to come

And good ol' Arnold endorses Hillary as Sec. of State. :shock:
by chowder
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: ATV & Motorcycle
Topic: Any honest takes on the KTM 525 quad?
Replies: 12
Views: 3964

Too ugly.
Too expensive.
by chowder
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Dakar Rally moving to South America for 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Well, it may be cheaper for racers from the USA now. They don't have to travel as far. It is also cheaper for any of us who want to go and watch.
by chowder
Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: New perspective on the drags
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

I should have mentioned in the opening statement, now that I think about it. I did NOT film this. I just happened upon it while on youtube.
by chowder
Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: New perspective on the drags
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

New perspective on the drags

Thus far I am a buttercup guy, but have made one trip to Glamis. Have never been to 'the drags' but thought for those of you who have, this would be a cool video to check out. You can hear the exhaust of the cars go by when he flys overhead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPHTysCJE0o&NR=1





:D
by chowder
Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Report of More Rain [and wind also?]
Replies: 22
Views: 3604

I've seen reports for 70% chance of a good rain in the ISDRA for tomorrow and Sunday.
by chowder
Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: whatcha' think about the Revolt?
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Do you have a link or picture?
by chowder
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Glamis (ISDRA) Fee Increase for next season
Replies: 102
Views: 14021

IMHO, looking at the 'big picture', this is a non-issue. Buy your passes early and you pay the same. If you have to pay the extra 20 bucks because you don't plan ahead, is it really that big of a deal? I think most of us burn 5-10x that amount in gas each trip out there. Besides, I always thought th...
by chowder
Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Dune Safety • Survival • Camping
Topic: Firearms in camp
Replies: 65
Views: 23315

Actually, even in California, if you kill someone that has illegally entered your home the law "assumes" you were in a life-defense situation. This is only generally true. Even if they are in one's home, if the bullet's entrance wound is in the perp's back, it's not self defense. The homeowner woul...
by chowder
Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: ToyHauler Poll
Replies: 33
Views: 10097

I have a Stellar by Elcipse. Happy so far.
by chowder
Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: My new addiction
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Wait until you try ATV offroad fury 2 and 4 (3 was a disappointment and I would not waste the $$$). In 2 you there is a 'first person' camera view, so your perspective is from behind the ATV's handlebars. In 4, there are other classes (trophy trucks, long travel cars, and dirt bikes). 4 also has a r...
by chowder
Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: South Dunes Closure!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1494

I don't see this as a loss of sand. It's not a new closure. One should not really have been riding south of the border anyway (though I cannot say present company may have done so in the past :) Smugglers DON"T just keep to the flats, and if US citizens are going back and forth accross the border, i...
by chowder
Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Good goggles
Replies: 39
Views: 5709

jsut get the Oakely sand goggles. they make regualr and for over the glasses. About 45 bucks and worth every penny. For the sand I will own nothing else. \:D/ +1 My Oakley sand goggles work great. First pair I have owned that actually keep the sand out. Last weekend at glamis, I was behind a raptor...
by chowder
Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Political Discussions Only
Topic: “Mom and Dad” and “Husband and Wife” banned in textbooks.
Replies: 1
Views: 860

“Mom and Dad” and “Husband and Wife” banned in textbooks.

As heard on The Rick Roberts Show this morning… Concerned about your children and the fallout of SB 777 and AB 394? SaveCalifornia.com is trying to do something about it: PROTECT YOUR KIDS: Nov. 28 and 29 ‘public’ school boycott SaveCalifornia.com: Be Proactive Under a new bill that was signed...
by chowder
Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Dec 1 Suicidal Tendencies Concert @ Glamis???????
Replies: 51
Views: 8194

I wonder if Pepsi will sponsor it. :wink:
by chowder
Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: GPS • Two-Way Radios
Topic: Nextel DC?
Replies: 5
Views: 3638

I have the nextel i560 and have no complaints. I know the 'rugged factor' is good for shock (dropping), and dust storms, but I don't believe they comment on water exposure (at least for the i560 they don't). I just don't get mine wet. In terms of direct connect, I can direct connect from buttercup t...
by chowder
Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: World Rally Champion Colin McRae and his son killed
Replies: 2
Views: 931

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by chowder
Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: generator question
Replies: 57
Views: 20533

Poiks wrote:Depends what you mean by "ample power." You need a big gen to run an A/C--bigger than the "quiet" models made by Honda and Yamaha.
My Honda EU2000i runs my 13,500 AC unit.
by chowder
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Innovative Toy Holler design
Replies: 16
Views: 5279

My Dad did this back in the 70's.
by chowder
Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: a few observations this past weekend
Replies: 16
Views: 2303

Let them blast their music till 2am. Then when they are sleeping off their hangovers at 7am, you get to blast your music back at them. 8)
by chowder
Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Dakar time again!
Replies: 35
Views: 3402

Dakar update. This website has more video clips from the Gordon/Grider Monster Energy Drink team. http://www.micron.com/dakar/gallery.aspx If they keep it up they will have a top 10 win, which is a respectable goal at this point. Chris Blais riding a Red Bull KTM is now third overall and at this pac...
by chowder
Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Dakar time again!
Replies: 35
Views: 3402

Here is a link for some videos taken of Gordon/Grider:

http://www.micron.com/dakar/gallery.aspx

I think you can find them on youtube too.
by chowder
Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Got some extra time on your hands?
Replies: 39
Views: 2221

My head hurts.
by chowder
Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Dakar time again!
Replies: 35
Views: 3402

Gordon isn't doing too bad so far...78th position, 1 hour behind the leaders. 78th out of 170 Unfortunately not one of my favorites. Last year on the first stage (I believe it was the first stage) Robby Gordon was the first American to win a stage in the Dakar. It was a very short stage, more of an...
by chowder
Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Dakar time again!
Replies: 35
Views: 3402

Yes, channel is "VS" formerly OLN. Her on west coast it is on at 12noon and 3pm (3pm is a repeat of the 12 noon showing).
by chowder
Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: New Rule In My Camp
Replies: 31
Views: 6600

Any chance you could give a little description of the buggy or the thugs? Tatoos? Etc?
by chowder
Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Joke thread?
Replies: 22
Views: 3017

Two guys walk into a bar. Why didn't the second one duck?
by chowder
Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: ATV & Motorcycle
Topic: TRX 450 R pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 2264

Thank you. Will check 'em out.
by chowder
Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:43 pm
Forum: ATV & Motorcycle
Topic: TRX 450 R pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 2264

27 views and no replies. I guess the Alba kit is not that popular.
by chowder
Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: ATV & Motorcycle
Topic: TRX 450 R pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 2264

TRX 450 R pipe

Thinking of new exhaust for 05 TRX 450R. Has anyone (or do you know of anyone) who has used the kit from Alba Action Sports? They have a kit that includes pipe, K&N with precharger, and jet for about $500. There are soooo many pipes out there and everyone will tell you something different about them...
by chowder
Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Dogs on Leash - fine?
Replies: 39
Views: 5274

Don't know, but my .02 worth on the subject is that all dogs should be on leashes in the dunes.
by chowder
Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Maybe a Desert Version...?
Replies: 22
Views: 2135

I just saw this on Drudge. Looks kinda fun.
by chowder
Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: SO WHERE DO THE PARTIERS CAMP?
Replies: 70
Views: 9486

Sorry, all of the partiers quit going to the dunes. They all bought jet skis and are at the lakes and rivers. If you are looking to party, you have to sell your sand toys and buy jet skis. Good luck to you.
by chowder
Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Glamis Pictures 08 24 06
Replies: 11
Views: 1640

Thanks for pics. Now I have a new desktop picture. :wink:
by chowder
Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Jeep Vs Train Video????
Replies: 23
Views: 7291

My far from being an expert opinion is that it is a doll. The arms are bright white and really stiff. If this was a little girl, and her arms still resembled arms, they would not be bright white and stiff. The lower body looks out of porportion to the upper body as well. The train hit the right fron...
by chowder
Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: buddy's wreck
Replies: 55
Views: 11270

Heartbreaking. :(
by chowder
Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Shooting
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

Thanks guys. :)
by chowder
Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Shooting
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

Shooting

Does anyone know of BLM areas that allow you to shoot firearms? Not ranges that the BLM maintains, but open areas where shooting at targets is legal? Or are there non-BLM areas in the area that allow for outdoor, non-hunting shooting? (I live in east San Diego County). thanks.
by chowder
Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: helmets in rhinos?
Replies: 6
Views: 2176

Joe Odyssey Rider wrote:And why don't you want to wear a helmet?

You don't think you head is important?

PLease don't become another statistic for the wackos to use!
Oh, don't get me wrong, I completely agree. It drives me crazy when I see a Rhino stuffed with 6 kids in it out in the middle of the dunes......no helmets.
by chowder
Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: ATV & Motorcycle
Topic: So-cal desert races?
Replies: 3
Views: 1624

So-cal desert races?

Anyone have some links to sites for desert races (organized) that are put on out in the desert? Superstition Area? Ocotillo area? Thanks in advance.
by chowder
Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: ATV & Motorcycle
Topic: Unbelievable ATV wheels!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 5683

Are those for the new chevy escalade atv coming out next fall?
by chowder
Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: helmets in rhinos?
Replies: 6
Views: 2176

Give it time though. It will happen.
by chowder
Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Read this poll and vote
Replies: 32
Views: 3638

I thought I heard on the news that off duty officers CAN carry their guns to the fair this year.

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