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by Vincent J Brunasso
Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: So quiet...
Replies: 10
Views: 5004

Re: So quiet...

The "Nothing" came through here a few months ago. This little piece of the ASA is all that's left. I beg to differ. ASA is still a major player at the ISDRA. We are still tracking threats to our sport from the anti-OHV groups and taking legal action where prudent. We still send newsletters and occa...
by Vincent J Brunasso
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Illston Rules on New RAMP
Replies: 2
Views: 1910

Re: Illston Rules on New RAMP

Now we need to get the remaining areas re-opened. Here's the new management areas - note some areas will remain closed.
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by Vincent J Brunasso
Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Illston Rules on New RAMP
Replies: 2
Views: 1910

Illston Rules on New RAMP

Temporary closures to mostly reopen.

http://americansandassociation.org/dune ... open-dunes
by Vincent J Brunasso
Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: CBD Says its Nothing to do with Science
Replies: 1
Views: 1844

CBD Says its Nothing to do with Science

You'll need to read to page 2: http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/maritanoon/2014/03/23/job-creators-sue-federal-government-n1813160 For CBD, it isn’t even about the science. Its staff page boasts three times as many attorneys as biologists. In a High Country News interview with CBD co-founder K...
by Vincent J Brunasso
Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Oppose Massive New National Monument Designations
Replies: 1
Views: 2232

Oppose Massive New National Monument Designations

From our friends at Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA)

https://secure3.convio.net/arra/site/Ad ... ion&id=555
by Vincent J Brunasso
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Too much traction - paddle tires
Replies: 7
Views: 7714

Re: Too much traction - paddle tires

I have a buddy that runs a Corvair with the same trans you have. Might be the easiest swap.
by Vincent J Brunasso
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: So Are Things Really About To Come To a Head?
Replies: 3
Views: 2465

Re: So Are Things Really About To Come To a Head?

From the ASA September newsletter: The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), which had originally filed the lawsuit that resulted in the current closures at Glamis, has exercised its right under the prior court order to challenge the new ISDRA Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP). The Center for ...
by Vincent J Brunasso
Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Too much traction - paddle tires
Replies: 7
Views: 7714

Re: Too much traction - paddle tires

If cutting down the paddles appears to be on the right path, I'd suggest a little more tire pressure to see what happens. I've heard of some cutting alternating halves off the paddles. That's a radical move IMHO - and you can't go back if it doesn't work. I suppose then you could go to Skat Trak and...
by Vincent J Brunasso
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: ASA Raffle Cars - who won?
Replies: 1
Views: 1924

Re: ASA Raffle Cars - who won?

The RZR XP 4seat was won by a person in Romoland, CA. The RZR S was won by a person in Veneta, Or. The ASA has secured two vehicles for next year’s (2013-14) Raffle Program. The grand prize will be will be a four-seat V8 powered sand car built by JP Designs of Santee, CA. The Sand Sports Super Show ...
by Vincent J Brunasso
Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: ISDRA Dunes Manager on Ch 7 News - RAMP Interview
Replies: 2
Views: 2231

Re: ISDRA Dunes Manager on Ch 7 News - RAMP Interview

In 2004, they tried to list 16 species. The listings were denied due to lack of science. The ASA has always insisted on science-driven decisions. You can bet that this is how they will try to keep the temporary closures in place this time: http://articles.ivpressonline.com/2013-04-10/algodones-dunes...
by Vincent J Brunasso
Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: ISDRA Dunes Manager on Ch 7 News - RAMP Interview
Replies: 2
Views: 2231

ISDRA Dunes Manager on Ch 7 News - RAMP Interview

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/video?id=9150505

I like that the reporter kept saying "RE-OPEN". Neil made a good case that their actions are based on millions of $ of science while Ms. Anderson didn't back up her arguement at all.
by Vincent J Brunasso
Fri May 31, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: ISDRA Business Plan Released
Replies: 1
Views: 2163

ISDRA Business Plan Released

Look at page 39 for the new fees (Page 49 in the PDF).

http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/ ... 302013.pdf
by Vincent J Brunasso
Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: ISDRA Photo takes grand prize in Palm Springs
Replies: 16
Views: 6579

Re: ISDRA Photo takes grand prize in Palm Springs

As the photographer who shot this panorama, I'd like to thank you guys for noticing it and discussing it... ... I have never made the "roughshod" comment attributed to me in this thread. ...You guys live that on your ORV's, and I can only imagine how much fun it is. So thanks for noticing the panor...
by Vincent J Brunasso
Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Vince
Replies: 2
Views: 2044

Re: Vince

At some point in the past, Keith and I donated GlamisOnLine (GOL) to the ASA because it was the web presence of the ASA in those days. Fast forward 10 years to present day. ASA now has its own site that is targeted toward the fight to keep open the dunes. ASA does not have the resources to maintain ...
by Vincent J Brunasso
Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Sandrail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle • Buy & Sell
Topic: U-joint Axels
Replies: 0
Views: 2437

U-joint Axels

Pair of U-joint axles. Perfect working order. Everything is tight & no slop. The only signs of wear are from sand blasting from duning. Reason for sale: I substantially increased my RWHP way over what I think they will take. These will not work on a high HP car. Length when fully compressed is appro...
by Vincent J Brunasso
Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Need Help School Project
Replies: 3
Views: 2605

Re: Need Help School Project

The reason why we were thinking a v8 is because I have one that Im not using. Also I work at a Tool and Die shop and my boss said any steel we will need he could order and get for free. I was trying to figure out what other parts I would need and about how much it would cost I'm no expert by any st...
by Vincent J Brunasso
Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: New RAMP Published.
Replies: 5
Views: 3189

Re: New RAMP Published.

So now 30 day protest period, then up to the Judge? So another 2-3 months before really final? The process can be found here on the BLM site: http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/ca/pdf/elcentro/planning/2008/isdra.Par.48896.File.dat/BLM_Planning_Process_Flowchart.pdf There is a 30-protest pe...
by Vincent J Brunasso
Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: New RAMP Published.
Replies: 5
Views: 3189

Re: New RAMP Published.

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by Vincent J Brunasso
Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: ab 1595
Replies: 17
Views: 6367

Re: ab 1595

The ASA, along with our lobbyist, has been in contact with Assemblyman Cook’s office. They are working on supplemental legislation that will “fix” the aftermarket fabricated items and the "required to have your feet on the ground" items of AB 1595. Assemblyman Cook’s office is still working on the l...
by Vincent J Brunasso
Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: AB 1595: ASA Mass Email on 8/2/12
Replies: 3
Views: 2958

AB 1595: ASA Mass Email on 8/2/12

ASA News : New CA Law Will Impact How You Operate Your SXS Many people have contacted the ASA to express concerns regarding the newly passed AB 1595 which changes the vehicle code to define a Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle (ROV) and establishes requirements for their operation, which includes req...
by Vincent J Brunasso
Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: OHMVR Article in SAC Bee
Replies: 0
Views: 1890

OHMVR Article in SAC Bee

Editorial: State parks debacle needs full investigation Published Tuesday, Jul. 24, 2012 Californians are rightly outraged by revelations that the state Department of Parks and Recreation has quietly hoarded more than $53 million in two special funds that could have saved parks from the chopping bl...
by Vincent J Brunasso
Sun May 20, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Today's Eclipse
Replies: 0
Views: 2713

Today's Eclipse

Made some weird shadows...
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by Vincent J Brunasso
Fri May 11, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Political Discussions Only
Topic: Save the Parks means Rob the OHV Fund
Replies: 2
Views: 2309

Save the Parks means Rob the OHV Fund

There is a proposal that will be voted on May 23 in Sacramento that will "SAVE STATE PARKS". That sounds great doesn't it? Well yes, EXCEPT the proposal TAKES $21million out of our OHV "Trust Fund" and gives it to State Parks.

Read more & take action here: http://cal4wheel.com/action-center
by Vincent J Brunasso
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Dune Safety • Survival • Camping
Topic: Got Stuck?
Replies: 19
Views: 6045

Re: Got Stuck?

Just cruising along and it sank. The sand was like flour - big wind storm the night before. We guessed it was a filled in witch's eye. You would sink almost to your knees just walking in it. Just the 2 of us & a single shovel. Took a couple of hours.
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by Vincent J Brunasso
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Please Share your Favority Dunes Recipes
Replies: 23
Views: 4403

Re: Please Share your Favority Dunes Recipes

I have an unused and unopened container of deep fry oil - 35 lbs - more than enough to do a 24 pound turkey. Free to anyone that wants it. FOB my house in La Verne or Roadrunner on certain days TBD. The oil is gone. If anyone wants my old deep fryer and is willing to pay only shipping, they can hav...
by Vincent J Brunasso
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: ISDRA/Glamis RAMP Discussion
Topic: 2010 RAMP alternitives. What happened
Replies: 1
Views: 1962

Re: 2010 RAMP alternitives. What happened

So what ever happened with all of these alternitives, as of now it is the baseline alternitive 1, did they agree to not make a decision? It has been 2 years and I have looked all over the internet for a decision but all I find are proposals :?: ASA STILL WAITS ON RAMP At a recent meeting of the Des...
by Vincent J Brunasso
Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: GlamisOnLine
Replies: 1
Views: 1468

Re: GlamisOnLine

ASA missed the window to keep the name. Last I heard they were able re-acquire the GOL domain & put a message saying it was old information & click here to enter anyway - worked last time I saw it.

Keith and I offered to take it back - still waiting for a yes or no.
by Vincent J Brunasso
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Dirty Carburetors - DIY Cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 3452

Re: Dirty Carburetors - DIY Cleaning

Do you have any "after" pix?
by Vincent J Brunasso
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Dune Safety • Survival • Camping
Topic: What's the 2nd best eye protection from sand?
Replies: 13
Views: 12631

Re: What's the 2nd best eye protection from sand?

BHenry wrote:Oakley "Sand" Frames. I've been blasted full in the face wearing them, and no sand got in.
I have a pair and love 'em.
by Vincent J Brunasso
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Not just another Dune movie
Replies: 7
Views: 1853

Re: Not just another Dune movie

Very nice, wonder what you would've heard if there had been audio =D> Sure would be cool to hear what they were saying. As far as I know, there's no game camera that records sound. Come to think of it, why would they? All that aside, I was glad to see that they were stand up folks that did not take...
by Vincent J Brunasso
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Not just another Dune movie
Replies: 7
Views: 1853

Re: Not just another Dune movie

gelwell wrote:Sure it wasnt a coyote?
Yes. We took other vids of coyotes. The fox have bushier tails and shorter legs in proportion to their bodies.

Go here to see first a fox, then coyotes. They look healthier than my own dog.
http://www.americansandassociation.org/ ... 44&t=27049

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