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  1. whitcher

    Bucks Pasture RR - pictures

    We're going up there with a 650 too. Except I'm making the kid ride it, he's young and strong. Main problem we've had with our 650 in that kind of country is the lack of case armor - holes in cases = oil loss! Bad for the environment! Also try pushing a BRP out of those places...........
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    stoddard to johnson valley, dirt

    This idea was actually proposed in an early version of the Feinstein Bill. It did not make the last cut unfortunatley.
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    There's no CORVA election in November

    Ed is a CORVA Board member - he serves as "vice president, education", but he is not setting the direction of CORVA more than any other board member. That is done by the board of directors, in response to the membership. CORVA has many new board members, committed individuals who believe in off road recreation in all its forms. Anyone who rides should be proud of those who have joined CORVA leadership, they are the best! If you want to let us know what CORVA should do for you, come to the Southern Jamboree and let us know your thoughts. We must focus on the most effective strategy to preserve public lands "for the people, not from the people". Bruce W CORVA Vice President, Land Resources
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    Puites. Hunting season open?

    There is usually a LOT of hunting activity up there when the season opens. Be respectful, and be sure to wear orange!
  5. The Pozo riding area is closed due to a wildfire that started Saturday. It involves about 1200 acres. Containment is expected by today. The trail system will be closed until further notice. Queen Bee, La Panza, Friis, Turkey Flat, and Navajo campgrounds closed. Pozo Rd. closed at forest boundary, Navajo Rd. closed at Port Hill, Red Hill Rd. closed at the Navajo Staging area. The trails and capgrounds have not been affected, but they have aircraft and 16 dozers in there so they don't want visitors right now. For details check here. http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2078/ Check the CCMA web site for updates - www.centralcoastmoto.com
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    Puites? Trail update?

    Please respect this area. It is not for novices, get someone to show you around so you can have fun and not get ito serious trouble. And please join the Stewards and come out and help maintain the trails. Plus come to some meetings so we can keep at least a few trails from being closed. If people screw up it will be gone forever, only a memory for the few who rode it and worked so hard to save it. It is up to the users, it is your choice.
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    wanna ride at pozo?

    Please watch for equipment working on the trails. We're fixin the place up. Please join the CCMA and help us out. Bruce
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    Looking for someone near Santa Maria to ride with

    Show up at Pozo if it's open, there is usually someone you can ride with. It was great this weekeknd!
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    How big is Pozo?

    Pozo is subject to wet weather closures. Be sure to check before you come all the way down. Also right now there is a heavy law enforcement presence. Don't even think about riding if the closed signs are up or you risk a big ticket and a federal court appearance. It is a small area and in my opinion not worth a long trip. Hollister or Ballinger are much better.
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    Jawbone Canyon now OFFICIALLY SUCKS.

    Has anyone heard of the lawsuit against the BLM by Center for Biological Diversity? They won the suit and the courts said the WEMO plan, the plan that allows use on those trails, will have to be reviewed. So the place is under a microscope right now, understand the situation is very uncertain. Also they sued and won to get R 50 and R5 closed after FOJ raised over $300,000 to fence them so they could be opened. Why were they closed? Because guys cut the fence and refused to stay on trail. So if you think Jawbone sucks go ahead, ride wherever you want, and make CBD's day. They WILL sue to close the place and BLM will have no defense if riders just ride wherever. Jawbone's designated routes might not be the most technical or the most fun, but they beat the hell out of having nowhere to ride at all. Wake up, because that's the alternative. It's your choice. Observe the signs, or help get the place shut down by not following the rules. CBD just loves to see you ride off trail - it makes their day!
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    Pozo Conditions

    Pozo is closed and will remain closed through the weekend due to predicted rain. You can call the SLRD office or check the club web site www.centralcoastmoto.com
  12. Los Padres Patrol 34 has notified us that the gates at Pozo and Rock Front will close today. Rain is predicted for two days and on Sunday. I do not know if they will open this weekend, I would guess probably not. Pozo status is posted on the Central Coast Motorcycle Association website, www.centralcoastmoto.com. We keep this as current as possible. You can also call the desk at the Santa Lucia Ranger Station - 805-925-9538. Sorry about the closure, at least Pozo was open over Christmas-New Years. CCMA
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    Help fight closures! Tread Lighly Courses

    I don't disagree, progress on access to public lands has been disppointing. And yes, our advocacy groups have their shortcomings. But things can always be worse, like not having any advocacy groups. And they have been more effective than some people think. Perhaps you've been involved with these groups and have tried to make a difference? I hope so. We're always looking for a better way to keep lands open, so if anyone has suggestions let's hear them As for the anarchy approach, I'm old enough to remember the protest rides that followed the loss of the Barstow to Vegas. Lot of good they did, huh?
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    Help fight closures! Tread Lighly Courses

    Orangeroost is forgetting one thing - Things can get a whole lot worse! - we could end up with a total ban of riding on public lands if riders don't clean up their act. The Forest Service and BLM would like nothing better. So go ahead, ride wherever you want and give them the reason they need. They'll thank you for it. It's your choice.
  15. No question, trail closures are a growing problem. Everyone is concerned about the environment, and some would have you believe riding a dirt bike is a bad thing. We know differently. For our sport to survive, we have to learn about reducing impacts to the environment. We can still race, ride and have fun while keeping impacts at acceptable levels. This course will teach you how. Please join us at the Hampton Inn, Paso Robles, on Saturday January 23, 8am-5pm for the Tread Lightly Tread Trainer course. There is no charge! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TREAD LIGHTLY! WORKS WITH CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS TO PROVIDE TRAINING COURSES THROUGHOUT THE STATE OGDEN, Utah (January 5, 2010) — Tread Lightly!, through a grant provided by the California State Parks, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division, has announced six, no cost training courses to be held in 2010 throughout the state. "The Tread Lightly! ethic is a critical component to enjoying and protecting our beautiful state," said Daphne Greene, California State Parks OHV division deputy director. "By offering this educational opportunity to willing volunteers, we are investing in a better future for our children by teaching people to value and protect our trails, parks and recreation areas." "The Tread Trainer program is of utmost importance as it embodies the true meaning of what our organization is all about: people educating themselves and doing their part to behave responsibly while recreating outdoors," said McCullough. Tread Trainers present the Tread Lightly! message of responsible recreation practices to other educators, clubs, government employees, outdoor enthusiasts or community members. Presentations often focus on guidelines for minimizing recreational impacts as well as motivating individuals to be ambassadors of their chosen activity. Tread Trainer course schedule: - January 23, 2010 – Paso Robles, CA - February 27, 2010 – Ontario, CA - March 20, 2010 – San Jose, CA - April 10, 2010 – Borrego Springs, CA Master Trainer course schedule: - May 14 & 15, 2010 – Rancho Cordova, CA - June 11 &12, 2010 – Ontario, CA Individuals interested in the Tread Trainer program can go to www.treadlightly.org for more information or to register for a course. Each course is free, but a credit card is required to register. About Tread Lightly! Tread Lightly!, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible recreation through ethics education and stewardship. Recognized as the nation’s signature outdoor ethic, Tread Lightly!’s educational message, along with its training and restoration initiatives are strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. The program is long-term in scope with a goal to balance the needs of people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain a healthy environment. With a niche focusing on motorized recreation, Tread Lightly! offers unique programs and services to help remedy current recreation issues. For More Information Contact: Mary VanBuren mary@treadlightly.org (800) 966-9900 www.treadlightly.org