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04-06-2008, 07:50 AM
I know this is short notice. I want to hold a almost full day of training next Sunday 10am-5pm. I want to see how many people want to do this and I will then post up where we will have it(say thursday or friday). If it is only a few people then we could have it at my house in Boulder(nice views, plenty of trees to play with, bathrooms, BBQ for lunch, etc. If it is a bigger group we need to find a open space area(parking lot that is not being used, greg is thinking about this). There is that park we had the RS picnic that one year along I70, not too crowded. It would be enough space to a bunch of people to do different things at the same time if needed.
What I was thinking to work on is winching skills and hand signals, SAFETY in all aspects. And anything else that comes up.
Post up thought on where we might have it if these two areas do not fit your thoughts. What would be a good area, good parking for all that come, a good area that we can work in 80-100 feet or more to set up rigging and such.

04-06-2008, 08:03 AM
I'm not a CM trail leader, but if you don't mind and there's space, I'd like to come up.

04-06-2008, 08:58 AM
I am interested. Sundays are tough but I could make it if being a bit late is OK.

04-06-2008, 11:16 AM
Very interested. I'll submit a request for a hall pass. :)

04-06-2008, 01:31 PM
I'm not a CM trail leader, but if you don't mind and there's space, I'd like to come up.

Same here, Robbie. Learned good stuff yesterday at the WBPP and I'd like to learn more good stuff, especially from a Master! :bowdown:

04-06-2008, 01:36 PM
I'd love to come but will still be on travel next Sunday.:(

04-06-2008, 03:51 PM
Apparently I am not a CM trail leader, but I would love to learn more from the master...will do my best to be there.


04-06-2008, 06:21 PM
Next Sunday is out for me. I'd love to learn at a future training session, Robbie.

04-06-2008, 10:33 PM
Sunday is not the best day for me but I can try to be there and leave around 3 depending on location.

Saturday would be better but that is just me.

04-07-2008, 01:32 AM
Next Sunday is out for me. I'd love to learn at a future training session, Robbie.

x2 - Just so you know there is interest in possible future sessions :thumb:

04-07-2008, 10:42 AM
I'll be there.

04-08-2008, 11:19 PM
Man, this sounds awesome, but Sunday is a no go for me bud.


Bruce Miller
04-09-2008, 04:09 PM
We would like to attend. Keep us posted on place and time.

Bruce & Barbara

04-09-2008, 05:15 PM
would love to go...depends on where i am in deathwrench 2008

04-10-2008, 02:45 PM

04-10-2008, 02:57 PM
count me out for Sunday. not on the schedule to help with any trails at Moab, and need to work on the 80 to get ready for Moab. next time.


04-10-2008, 03:57 PM
I think I'm in for this. I might not be able to bring a truck.
I might show up with a jeep come to think of it!

04-11-2008, 07:54 AM
Sorry I have been knee deep in Frames(art frames). I am still trying to figure out a place besides my home in boulder that may be more local to all and still provide a large space for us to work in (large as in enough for every one to park and for us to stretch out a winch cable and talk about situations and rigging. I will look today at a map for a couple of locations and post up this evening.
Unless we have suggestions from people that want to come. Most city and county parks are used lots on the weekend, but if you know of one that is not being used or is very big. Post it up. My house is a last choice as it is not central and some will have to drive a bit to get here(trying to make it somewhat convient for all). Where ever we work this out will need to have restrooms of some sort if in a area with homes.
Looking forward to this and we can have more this summer and into the fall. I would like to do some with a camping trip in mind as well. Lots of great overnighters in the hill to the west of us. Back to the grind stone. Later Robbie

Bruce Miller
04-11-2008, 09:25 AM

You are welcome to use the parking lot at our business, close to the intersection of Highway 66 and Interstate 25, exit #243. There is plenty of room for vehicles and although we don't have big trees to strap to, we do have a 40 foot scrap metal rolloff dumpster that we could use. There are bathrooms in the building and three bar-b-que cookers as well. It's not very centrally located, but it's an option. Let us know.

Bruce & Barbara

04-11-2008, 07:14 PM
As far as I'm concerned, since I'm only tagging along, I'll make it to where ever you need to go. If you need to postpone, ya gotta do what ya gotta. I'll work around the CM schedules.

04-12-2008, 11:43 AM
Thanks for the generous offer Bruce. Even though you are not centerally located, it may be the easiest to get to. So unless people want to truck up here, I thinks the parking lot of the Millers business maybe the quickest for every one to get to. I would think for Hants it will be a straighter shot and may be less time to get to(than my house) . Any how unless there is a big objection from any one. I have not found a better spot except my house which is a bit out of the way for people. I looked online at a few parks and such and found them to cost a entrance fee as well as some had event going on.
So Bruce if the offer is still on, could you post a set of directions off the road to your office and we can meet at 10am. Catch you all then, I will check later to see who can make it or not. Bring sun hats and gear for out side, it looks like we can BBQ as well. Bring drinks and food. I will have the fridge in the back of the truck going.
If you bring your trucks( not every one needs to), we can look over your gear as well and see how it is rated and such.

Bruce Miller
04-12-2008, 12:54 PM
I'm confused. There's a trail leader training post here and one in the members only section. It would appear that the trail leader training session is taking place at Stevenson Toyota on Tuesday, April 15th, at 7:00PM. Are there two different sessions or just one? Please advise. I'm currently in New Mexico and will drive north this afternoon if the trail leader training is all day tommorow.

Bruce Miller
04-12-2008, 01:40 PM
Directions to Robbie's Trail Leader Training class, meeeting tomorrow at 10:00 AM:

Get off Interstate 25 at the Highway 66 exit, #243, and go east on Highway 66 about 3/4 mile to County Road 9 1/2. Turn left (north) on CR 9 1/2, about 1/2 mile to Knight's Way and turn left (west). The Epocs Manufacturing building will be on your left. You are able to turn into the parking lot on either the west side or the east side of the building. The building is a tan, metal building. The address is 4064 Camelot Circle, at the corner of Camelot Circle and Knight's Way.

We will be listening on 2 meters on 145.310 (123 hz tone) or cell phone number 303-817-1551 in case you get lost.

See you tomorrow at 10:00AM.