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Old 03-11-2017, 09:39 PM
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Default 2017 40s Only Run!

I know its a long ways out, but I have to have my schedule for the year in in the next couple of weeks. I had a blast last year and want to join in again this year! How does Sept 9-10 sound? Its after Labor Day, and not too late.
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Old 03-12-2017, 12:02 AM
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Hey Kyle, I thought Bill Moore Lake was a fun run also (2016)! You thinking same run or something else?
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Old 03-12-2017, 10:04 PM
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I figured Rising Sun would want to change it up there year. I know they try and do different trails...so offer some suggestions.
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:31 AM
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I have a few thoughts from last years run...

1. Everybody needs a CB minimum. Trail communication was poor (I own it) last year but having a bunch of 40's without anyway to contact them was frustrating. HAM would be preferred but EVERY rig should have a radio in it.

2. People need to make sure their cruisers are in good working order before coming to the trail. We had a LOT of issues that could have/should have been resolved in the driveway verses on the first few hill climbs. I think we lost 5 of the rigs on the 40's only last year due to mechanical issues.

3. We could use a few more veterans on the trail to help, spot, encourage, keep the group moving, kick in the pants etc.

I love the 40's only run, but it shouldn't be the first time you've had the 40 out on a trail for the season... just a thought. I would look forward to leading it again, but I would want everyone who jumps in to agree to the above. We could pick a milder trail but Bill Moore Lake isn't anything even a stock 40 should have issue with. It doesn't get a lot easier unless we take a simple forest road that any Subaru can tackle.
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:36 AM
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I think some cruisers don't get driven until they bring it on the trail, which leads to lots of issues. If a rig isn't driven much then little opportunity is given to find issues and fix them before you get on a trail in the middle of nowhere. That's why I drive my cruiser almost every day. I would much rather discover issues driving around town where parts stores are close by, well that and I enjoy driving it. What about Chinamans near Buena Vista? It's a decent trail. If it's too easy what's the point? Hackett gulch might be cool too.
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:37 PM
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I drive mine every few days, especially as spring and summer roll around. I'm guilty of not having a ham or CB. I'll work on that. We still have time to plan out trails...I agree, I don't mind tough trails, but don't want to tear anything up either!
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Old 03-25-2017, 01:20 PM
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Gentle request to planners - PLEASE schedule it on a Sunday? I work every Saturday and wasn't able to participate in hardly any runs last year because they were all on Saturdays, except the Father's day run, which I planned and led. Thanks!
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Old 03-25-2017, 04:59 PM
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Gentle request to Rising Sun secretary - please post minutes of the monthly meeting sometime sooner than the day of the following month's meeting. Let those folks that may be interested but couldn't make the meeting know what it was they missed in a timely fashion. I see our temp secretary was able to do just such a thing. Thanks Matt!
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Gentle request to planners - PLEASE schedule it on a Sunday? I work every Saturday and wasn't able to participate in hardly any runs last year because they were all on Saturdays, except the Father's day run, which I planned and led. Thanks!
just not when the Broncos are playing
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Old 03-26-2017, 12:00 AM
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just not when the Broncos are playing
Yeah that too. I do remember returning from a Rising Sun run in the early 2000s when Brian Griese was QB when we beat the Jokeland Faiders in a comeback listening to KOA on the radio when Griese heroically won the game for us with a separated shoulder.
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