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by ggorman
Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Man Receives Life Sentence in Border Agent's Death
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

Re: Man Receives Life Sentence in Border Agent's Death

My son Ryan and I were at the ceremony, it was heart wrenching to hear his widow speak. I'm glad justice was served.
by ggorman
Wed May 05, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: ISDRA Information
Topic: BLM Names New El Centro Field Office Manager
Replies: 0
Views: 1909

BLM Names New El Centro Field Office Manager

Margaret L. Goodro has been selected as the new field manager for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) El Centro Field Office. Goodro will assume her full time duties on June 6, 2010. “Margaret comes with a wealth of experience in planning and directing comprehensive programs in visitor, recreatio...
by ggorman
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: Rhinos • RTVs • Golf Carts
Topic: WTK: Lifted kids little red wagons
Replies: 10
Views: 7678

Re: WTK: Lifted kids little red wagons

Hey I didn't reopen it! Showed up on my "View New Posts" query.....
by ggorman
Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Rhinos • RTVs • Golf Carts
Topic: WTK: Lifted kids little red wagons
Replies: 10
Views: 7678

Re: WTK: Lifted kids little red wagons

I've seen one at Harbor Freight. Home Depot too in the garden section.
by ggorman
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: 2011 ASA Calendar
Replies: 8
Views: 1715

Re: 2011 ASA Calendar

Debbie,
Looks like a lot of my messages are bouncing back. We may have to work on this together to get them all to you. AOL must have some kind of max mailbox size. Let me know how many actually make it.

You should have 6 emails from me, so far looks like all but 1 have bounced.

Greg
by ggorman
Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: 2011 ASA Calendar
Replies: 8
Views: 1715

Re: 2011 ASA Calendar

...make that 19...
by ggorman
Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: 2011 ASA Calendar
Replies: 8
Views: 1715

Re: 2011 ASA Calendar

Hi Debbie,
I sent you 18 pictures! Let me know if you didn't get them all.
Greg
by ggorman
Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: ISDRA/Glamis RAMP Discussion
Topic: BLM RAMP Meetings
Replies: 34
Views: 6883

Re: BLM RAMP Meetings

What I dont understand is you drive your OHV in the closed camping areas but you cant camp? Whats he difference? I hear you! But.... In the above article, BLM stated... The idea behind closing the campground during heavy rain is to reduce the impact on vegetation areas near there, said acting local...
by ggorman
Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:11 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Cue up Sheryl Crow...
Replies: 31
Views: 3625

Re: Cue up Sheryl Crow...

I PMed Bryan the name of a Realtor who knows the East Valley well. Hope she can help.
by ggorman
Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Cue up Sheryl Crow...
Replies: 31
Views: 3625

Re: Cue up Sheryl Crow...

Hi Brian,
welcome to the Valley. If you end up on the East side of Mesa drop me a note.

My neighbor is a Realtor, but I don't think she does rentals. I can ask.

Greg
by ggorman
Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: ISDRA/Glamis RAMP Discussion
Topic: Draft RAMP Announcement
Replies: 19
Views: 4984

Draft RAMP Announcement

U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management News Release For Immediate Release: March 26, 2010 CA-CDD-10-45 Contact: Stephen Razo (951)-697-5217 or David Briery, (951) 697-5220 Public Invited to Comment on Draft Plan for Imperial Sand Dunes The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) anno...
by ggorman
Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: CARB outlaws race fuel for recreational purposes
Replies: 40
Views: 6600

Re: CARB outlaws race fuel for recreational purposes

I seem to recall seeing a "leaded fuel additive" one time when I was walking through my local auto parts store. Is it legal to buy Unleaded race gas and then mix the additive to it? Or is that even sold in CA?

Greg
by ggorman
Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: The Duner Connection
Topic: ##March 2010 Dune Trip Plans##
Replies: 21
Views: 2636

Re: ##March 2010 Dune Trip Plans##

12-18 Ogilby for Spring Break! Be there or be square!

EDIT: Location change to Ogilby. Leaving in 3 hrs.
by ggorman
Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:44 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Dump station in Yuma?
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Dump station in Yuma?

Depending on where you're going to and coming from, there's Sidewinder Shell on the CA side before you get to Yuma. They charge, and if you are continuing on through Yuma, hit Coyote Wash Chevron. They have 3 dumps and they are all free. Greg Where exactly is Coyote Wash Chevron? Yes it's at Wellto...
by ggorman
Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Dump station in Yuma?
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Dump station in Yuma?

Depending on where you're going to and coming from, there's Sidewinder Shell on the CA side before you get to Yuma. They charge, and if you are continuing on through Yuma, hit Coyote Wash Chevron. They have 3 dumps and they are all free.

Greg
by ggorman
Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Good bye for now
Replies: 11
Views: 1893

Re: Good bye for now

Thanks for your efforts, Bill!
/Greg
by ggorman
Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: The Duner Connection
Topic: ##January 2010 Dune Trip Plans##
Replies: 25
Views: 2894

Re: ##January 2010 Dune Trip Plans##

Leaving in about :30 mins for Buttercup...
by ggorman
Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Border Patrol agent dies
Replies: 56
Views: 7435

Re: Border Patrol agent dies

Glad they got the bad guy. We attended the station dedication back in 2008 because Ryan got recognized for his Eagle project work there. Here's a pic, you can see the memorial - the box with the flag and the agent's badge in it. This is mounted in the lobby of the ranger station, stop by sometime & ...
by ggorman
Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Buttercup Camp Host Down but not Out
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

Re: Buttercup Camp Host Down but not Out

yes there is a really nice Camp Host spot "behind" the Ranger Station. Jerry buzzes around in one of the donated Rhino thingies. They are sometimes inside the station but usually out doing stuff.
by ggorman
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Buttercup Camp Host Down but not Out
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

Re: Buttercup Camp Host Down but not Out

So sorry to hear that! She's a great lady.

if you haven't gone over and introduced yourself, you should. Jerry & Pat are a couple of great people to know.

Greg
by ggorman
Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: The Duner Connection
Topic: ##January 2010 Dune Trip Plans##
Replies: 25
Views: 2894

Re: ##January 2010 Dune Trip Plans##

Buttercup 29-31

Big "Save our Dunes" sticker on the back of my trailer.

Greg
by ggorman
Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Great to see Jerry in the dunes!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1862

Re: Great to see Jerry in the dunes!!

did not know he was a odyessy guy. cool since there is not a whole lot of odyessy riders. no slam on odyessy guys just dont see a lot of them. Great to see ya back in the dunes Jerry bro. Coool stuff =D> I think for a while we had 8 Pilots in camp. Maybe more, they all look alike to me.... 4 - OnAn...
by ggorman
Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: A story that needs to be told
Replies: 37
Views: 5957

Re: A story that needs to be told

Man what a hassle...

By the way, some enterprising researchers in Switzerland studied the empty or full beer bottle versus your skull issue:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19239964

Interesting...

/Greg
by ggorman
Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Great to see Jerry in the dunes!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1862

Great to see Jerry in the dunes!!

I had the honor of taking Jerry on his first dune ride back!!
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1 ... =561835005
Image
by ggorman
Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Camera • Video • Computer • Internet • Website
Topic: Mac vs Windows Support
Replies: 6
Views: 3279

Re: Mac vs Windows Support

I'm out of this argument, I've tossed them all and are now running Ubuntu Hardy (9.04) like a good IBMer on my Thinkpad full time. 6 other home computers are a mix of Vista, XP and Ubuntu depending on each family member's preferences. I fire up XP when I absolutely have to inside of VMWare. haven't ...
by ggorman
Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Yuma Marine Dies in Dunes Accident-Article
Replies: 5
Views: 2014

Re: Yuma Marine Dies in Dunes Accident-Article

Unfortunately I was there that day. He was riding around like a maniac and nearly hit us several times when we were riding. Once the helicopter left (empty) we could hear a woman crying uncontrollably. It was heartbreaking. Photos (you can see the crash site in the background) http://picasaweb.googl...
by ggorman
Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: The Duner Connection
Topic: Feb 20 weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 986

Feb 20 weekend

Hey all,
Our normal camping group isn't coming, so we are currently by ourselves this weekend. Plan is Buttercup. Drop me a PM if you want to hook up.

We have 2 boys (13 &16) and you'd better be fast to keep up (on quads at least).

Greg
by ggorman
Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:48 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Duners Dinner ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2130

Re: Duners Dinner ?

I talked to Lynn last weekend, he says they always try to open the 1st weekend in October.

Ron is one of the biggest private donors to the ASA and steps up whenever something important is needed. He does support the fight in many ways besides just $$.

Greg
by ggorman
Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Road to be named after fallen Border Patrol agent
Replies: 5
Views: 1548

Re: Road to be named after fallen Border Patrol agent

yes, Ryan was recognized for his efforts on the landscaping. The entire ceremony was very moving, I felt so bad for the widow and her kids. It was not sappy or anything like that, just a very honest, tasteful, respectful ceremony. I am proud to have been a part of that. Ryan and his guys did a fanta...
by ggorman
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Eagle Scout Project - Buttercup Ranger Station Landscaping
Replies: 12
Views: 3049

Re: Eagle Scout Project - Buttercup Ranger Station Landscaping

Pictures! http://www.americansandassociation.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=52421&width=150&height=150 http://www.americansandassociation.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=52425&width=150&height=150 http://www.americansandassociation.org/gallery2/ma...
by ggorman
Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Eagle Scout Project - Buttercup Ranger Station Landscaping
Replies: 12
Views: 3049

Re: Eagle Scout Project - Buttercup Ranger Station Landscaping

Ok we are on for this weekend.

If anyone can call or notify the local Yuma and/or El Centro media it might be something nice to talk about from a duner....

Donations are still accepted, you can even bring them when you come to help 8)

Greg
by ggorman
Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Purchase your 2008/09 Permits Ahead of Time
Replies: 14
Views: 3459

Re:

Sloppyduner wrote:Is that Dallas? Why Dallas? THATS insulting.

No seriously what city is that?
It's Houston. I thought I recognized it. Been a while since I've been there.
/Greg

From http://freshphotography.org/index.php/c ... n-skyline/

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by ggorman
Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Eagle Scout Project - Buttercup Ranger Station Landscaping
Replies: 12
Views: 3049

Re: Eagle Scout Project - Buttercup Ranger Station Landscaping

DATE CHANGE
Due to scheduling conflicts we are moving the date to 3-5 October 2008.


Greg
by ggorman
Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Eagle Scout Project - Buttercup Ranger Station Landscaping
Replies: 12
Views: 3049

Re: Eagle Scout Project - Buttercup Ranger Station Landscaping

Greg and Ryan, a worthy project. But if I can add in a suggestion for the type of plants that are not only native but would supply some needed shade is to plant some Palo Verde trees. They may have them in some of the desert communities nurseries. Good luck and Good planting We're planning 6 trees ...
by ggorman
Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:46 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Eagle Scout Project - Buttercup Ranger Station Landscaping
Replies: 12
Views: 3049

Re: Eagle Scout Project - Buttercup Ranger Station Landscaping

I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but, why isn't the ranger station funds being used for this purpose? I mean, it seems Ryan and others are ALREADY doing more than their part, so why do you/others need to make what amounts to a donation to the government? Let the government do all the spending whi...
by ggorman
Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Eagle Scout Project - Buttercup Ranger Station Landscaping
Replies: 12
Views: 3049

Re: Eagle Scout Project - Buttercup Ranger Station Landscaping

Hi Chuck,
if you contact me privately I'll give you my address. You write checks to "BSA Troop 301" so they might be tax-deductible (ask your accountant).

Yes I did put it on Glamis Dunes.com too!

Thanks for the help!
Greg
by ggorman
Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Eagle Scout Project - Buttercup Ranger Station Landscaping
Replies: 12
Views: 3049

Eagle Scout Project - Buttercup Ranger Station Landscaping

Some of you may have heard, but most of you probably not...my son Ryan is working on his Eagle Scout project and he's chosen to landscape the new Buttercup ranger station and needs your help. Here's a message from him: Hi this is Ryan, I wonder if you can help me, I am landscaping the ranger station...
by ggorman
Thu May 29, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: ASA Site Back Up and Running.
Replies: 18
Views: 2253

Re: ASA Site Back Up and Running.

Definitely lots of thanks to Scott and Jason on this. With the IBM takeover of my company I've been completely slammed and on the road constantly....so unable to do a whole lot.

Good work guys.

Greg
by ggorman
Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: BBS Transition
Replies: 33
Views: 4998

Re: BBS Transition

We are trying to keep an eye on things. I had to restart the webserver yesterday, it was hung up. Yahoo and Google are spidering us like crazy which slows it down for everyone. It also causes Apache (the webserver) to run out of resources and lock up. Unfortunately I'll be on a plane for the rest of...
by ggorman
Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Pictures from JaggedX Phoenix Meeting 3/29/2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1558

Re: Pictures from JaggedX Phoenix Meeting 3/29/2008

The meeting was very interesting. A couple of items that I thought was important. The short version below. Ariz. duners were told that starting Jan. 1st of 2009 they will be required to have a non-resident sticker to use their OHV's in Calif. if Ariz. doesn't have their own OHV program by then. The...
by ggorman
Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Pictures from JaggedX Phoenix Meeting 3/29/2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1558

Pictures from JaggedX Phoenix Meeting 3/29/2008

Thanks to Jagged Extreme! Note the $12,000 check too! Also thanks to all of the Agency reps who came, we sure learned a lot. Also a big thanks to all the volunteers! Nothing happens without you! Click on the image to see the full size picture. If anyone wants full-resolution of any of these images, ...
by ggorman
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Action Shots from Spring Break
Replies: 11
Views: 1391

Re: Action Shots from Spring Break

You mean these, crash? :wink: Good stuff This one especially. I think the wider shot is better though. The wider shot is nice but the shadow detracts from the shot. Here's another one from the same bowl, but doesn't have as cool shot of the sand spinning off of the wheel: http://lh6.google.com/greg...
by ggorman
Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Posting images from Picasa web albums
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Yeah, I use Picasa mostly for the PC side. It's the best for free. The web side I use just because it's easy. It's also easy for Grandma to see family pictures when I upload them. I have so many I have to pay for storage and it's getting full so I either have to upgrade to the next tier or start ove...
by ggorman
Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Action Shots from Spring Break
Replies: 11
Views: 1391

I'd be happy to submit these for the calendar....they are taken with a Nikon D80 at full resolution (10 MP) so they are close to 35mm as you can get. The 2-rider bowl shot could be cropped to remove the shadow and make it a lot more interesting, without affecting the image quality too much (it's hug...
by ggorman
Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Action Shots from Spring Break
Replies: 11
Views: 1391

Here's more scenery shots then to help you! Greg http://lh4.google.com/gregg.public/R-RmbxdgNpI/AAAAAAAAT4w/yY1wlhk2wrs/s400/DSC_5079.JPG.jpg http://lh4.google.com/gregg.public/R-Rm0xdgNrI/AAAAAAAAT5M/CDswgm5i1Z4/s400/DSC_5081.JPG.jpg http://lh5.google.com/gregg.public/R-RjcBdgNaI/AAAAAAAAT0w/aBwocm...
by ggorman
Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Action Shots from Spring Break
Replies: 11
Views: 1391

Action Shots from Spring Break

We spent 6 glorious days in Buttercup for spring break. Got there the Sunday before Easter, sand was like glass. Wind blew hard the first day and smoothed it out for us. We shredded all week, and most of the ruts the Easter weekend people had to put up with were ours! Other than the medical emergenc...
by ggorman
Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: Dune Safety • Survival • Camping
Topic: Attention Dune Rookies
Replies: 18
Views: 7007

Attention Dune Rookies

Hi, I just got back from a 7-day trip to the ISDRA and I really think we need to make sure all new duners are well informed. Get your free ASA safety video!!!! a) The day before we arrived, a boy was injured on a ride that one of my camp buddies was also on. - First time at the dunes - First ride of...
by ggorman
Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Misc • Gear • Tools • Buy & Sell
Topic: Kids Riding Gear!
Replies: 1
Views: 2109

Kids Riding Gear!

Funny thing about kids, they keep growing. Now all of ours are too big, maybe you can stock up on us! All used, kids keep growing! Mesa AZ area. Email Greg (dot) Gorman (at) ieee (dot) org Fox Tracer Kid's Helmet, Med, blue $35 Thor Youth Boots, 3 buckle, black, sz 6 $40 Thor Youth Boots, 3 buckle, ...
by ggorman
Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Good times at the SSSS
Replies: 20
Views: 2769

I posted this link in another thread too, here's a link to my pictures
Great job Brian and Flo!

http://picasaweb.google.com/gregg.publi ... sSuperShow

Greg

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