Ladies and Gents a very close friend has recently taken a position with the dept of environmental quality. I was interested to find out he is working on air quality issues, such as determining the output of 2 stroke motors and similiar things related to riding areas etc. I was ASTOUNDED to find out the DEQ uses a formula to measure the contributions of Bio-mass, in other words what levels trees and plants contribute to the degredation of air quality of certain areas, i.e. riding areas. I questioned him heavily on the 2 stroke motor issues, like how they determine the output, number of vehicles, hours of use etc. He is looking into it for me, especially since I remember reading in a mag that the DEQ in cali uses some bogus formula that essentially factors 2 stroke hours based on the same value for regular car hours, and we all know the majority of riding is done on weekends and are not ridden for basic transportation on a daily basis. Also as far as he can tell these studies are done from behind a desk and not on actual field work. I will keep you all informed as new information is obtained, as I am interested to find out what amunition the DEQ provides or generates to help back riding area closures. The mole promises to find out all he can, I'll keep ya posted. Its time to renew your AMA membership and BRC too. After the lose of thousands of acres at Glamis, An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I know you all have $29 so whats your excuse! So do it. Remember it can happen i.e. see any new 3-wheelers for sale at your dealership lately, didnt think so.