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by jhitesma
Fri Dec 29, 2000 3:27 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Found my problem...
Replies: 0
Views: 1159

Found my problem...

I really need to remember to trust my first instincts. The day before Christmass I gave my rail a tune-up and then did a compression test to try and find out what's causing it to blow all it's oil out the valve cover breather. (It's a 2l Pinto not VW BTW)Well after the tune-up it was a little hard t...
by jhitesma
Fri Dec 29, 2000 3:17 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Bush Nomination for Secretary of Interior
Replies: 8
Views: 1270

Don't worry Paleale I've been working on something for Vince and the ASA the past couple of weeks that's almost ready to go live. The next letter writing campaign is already being planned and should go live any day now.In fact I had expected it to go live today but I didn't get the final changes mad...
by jhitesma
Mon Dec 18, 2000 12:14 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Bad News for wash artists
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Bad News for wash artists

I sent an e-mail to the public relations director of Union Pacific last week asking about their official opinion on the "Bridge Art" at Glamis. He was out of the office until today when I received his reply:"We consider this vandalism and trespassing on private property."Rather quick and rude reply ...
by jhitesma
Wed Dec 13, 2000 4:41 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Weather Report
Replies: 4
Views: 933

All my neighbors were complaining about the wind yesterday, and I just smiled to myself and thought about that giant etch-a-skecth a few miles down the highway :)Don't worry though, we're planning on hitting Gordon's this weekend and I'll be bringing my magic tent. If the dunes are rough the first d...
by jhitesma
Wed Dec 13, 2000 4:07 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Sad Commentary
Replies: 14
Views: 2406

I spoke with Vince on the phone today and we ironed out our difference regarding this thread. I would like to publically appologize for anything I may have said which was not 100% productive to our cause.I would like to again thank Vince and the rest of the ASA for all the hard work and hours they h...
by jhitesma
Tue Dec 12, 2000 12:47 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: TRT Question
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Thanks for the Update Vince.I had been watching that post I made on the TRT board so I could try to keep my schedule open. I never thought to check the site again since I figured if someone took the time to update it they would see my message and reply.How far in advance are these meetings planned? ...
by jhitesma
Mon Dec 11, 2000 6:21 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: GPS units
Replies: 19
Views: 2241

Tim, thanks for the great tip! I'll pass it along with the eTrex when I give it as a gift.And about Rick's comment about the compass:I still don't consider a GPS to be a substitute for a good compass. Every GPS out there relies on batteries, clear line of sight, and availability of satelites. None o...
by jhitesma
Mon Dec 11, 2000 6:16 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: How to help the ASA
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Thaks for the ideas and suggestions Tim! Ever since I was a young child I was brought up to wave to Police officers and I guess I just naturally extended it to any kind of law enforcement. Every time I've been in the dunes and seen a Ranger or any other LEO I've always made it a point to wave (unles...
by jhitesma
Mon Dec 11, 2000 3:36 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: GPS units
Replies: 19
Views: 2241

I just ordered an eTrex as a X-mas gift for a fellow duner. It doesn't have all the features I like in a GPS but it does appear to be a very good unit that is more than adequate for dune navigation.I personally have a GPS III+ which I love dearly. As Kevin mentioned some of the early III+'s had prob...
by jhitesma
Sun Dec 10, 2000 5:25 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Sad Commentary
Replies: 14
Views: 2406

[PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR MY FOLLOW UP COMMENTS ON THIS MESSAGE.]Vince, I'm not sure where you're coming from with this. According to the stats on the site right now the letter post has been read at least 91 times, that's quite a bit more than the 73 you qote above, in addition the latest "call to actio...
by jhitesma
Sun Dec 10, 2000 5:10 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: TRT Question
Replies: 2
Views: 674

TRT Question

(Since my posts to the TRT board haven't received any replies I figured I'd post this here instead)What's the deal with the TRT? On the 5th I noticed in a message on this board that one of the TRT members said there was going to be a meeting this past thursday. I went to the TRT site (glamisonline.o...
by jhitesma
Fri Dec 08, 2000 9:47 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: BUSY BUT NOT LIKE THANKSGIVING
Replies: 10
Views: 1620

Sorry Tim, I'll try to keep it quieter. Next time a young single female asks about good riding spots I'll just e-mail her directly instead of blabing about Gordon's to everyone.Of course I dobut it could get as bad. After all Pair-A-Dice isn't open nearly as late as Boardmanville, and you actually n...
by jhitesma
Thu Dec 07, 2000 11:58 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: the HOLIDAYS!
Replies: 13
Views: 1802

Can't wait for my next trip, hopefully I'll make it out for a few test runs before New Years. I just ordered the last of what I need to fix the problems my rail developed over T-day weekend yesterday so this weekend is out for me, but I'm hoping to make a test run at Gordons next weekend.Oh, and abo...
by jhitesma
Thu Dec 07, 2000 11:47 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: BUSY BUT NOT LIKE THANKSGIVING
Replies: 10
Views: 1620

Well there are those who would rather I not share the knowledge of the best riding in the ISDRA. But being a young single male your young single female comment has convinced me to share the knowledge.IMHO the best riding in all of the ISDRA is at Gordon's well. Almost every weekend there are enough ...
by jhitesma
Thu Dec 07, 2000 11:31 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: GREEN STICKERS
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Just confirming the $20 out of state stickers. Yes they are available from a number of places in Yuma (all of the cycle shops, Gordies Speed Shop, ORBS). However I also wanted to post a quick warning about ORBS (Off Road Buggy Supply ) and the out of state stickers.The stickers are $20 at any shop a...
by jhitesma
Tue Dec 05, 2000 3:33 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Arguments for Trash Barrels Needed for TRT / BLM
Replies: 37
Views: 5135

This may be slightly off-topic but it is trash related so....One thing I used to see all over the place in Ohio and have yet to see here on the west coast are "Golden Goat" machines. In Ohio these things were all over the place in parking lots and behind grocery stores. Basically what they did was a...
by jhitesma
Tue Dec 05, 2000 10:53 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Sand Dunes Fly Over
Replies: 20
Views: 2741

About the whole security thing. I can see where both sides are coming from. "Back in the day" I used to belong to quite a few dial-up BBS's who required some form of approval before you would be allowed access. But at the same time I know how hard that made it to get started. Being someone who's rel...
by jhitesma
Sun Dec 03, 2000 12:24 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: GPS Listings (Still open?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1952

Thanks for the replies guys! I assume that Larry is talking about one of the three (and not the one pictured on the GPS page) since VJB says he just confirmed from the air that at least one is still out there in open area. Plus that photo on the GPS page showed quads in the background (didn't it?) s...
by jhitesma
Sun Dec 03, 2000 1:51 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: GPS Listings (Still open?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1952

GPS Listings (Still open?)

Ok, this has been bugging more for some time and I just remembered to ask it.Can any of the GOL staff who actually know the GPS coords to the fabled "fish tank" listed (and pictured) here tell me if the tank is still visitable or is it in the closed area?My gut feeling is it's in the mesa area that ...
by jhitesma
Sat Dec 02, 2000 5:03 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: GOL web server problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1861

I have been deeply involved in web hosting since early 1993 before there really was a web to even host a site on. (I had a friend who worked on the original Mosaic project at NCSA who got me up to speed a little ahead of the game. Nothing like surfing through a text only dial-up connection using TER...
by jhitesma
Mon Nov 27, 2000 11:05 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Just want to say THANKS!
Replies: 3
Views: 865

Agreed! As I mentioned in my post about my weekend Saturday evening at Olds I started picking up around our group when the crowd started clearing out. Only one person chipped in to help but that really made me feel better about picking up other peoples trash. I've started always carrying a bag in my...
by jhitesma
Mon Nov 27, 2000 10:53 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: It's all relative.
Replies: 2
Views: 803

It's all relative.

Got back yesterday from a weekend at Glamis but I was too tired to post any comments. The reason for my title is my weekend may sound like a horror story, but compared to my last two trips it was a major success!First my appology, due to mechanical problems I ended up spending a very large portion o...
by jhitesma
Thu Nov 23, 2000 11:12 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Who's not at Glamis
Replies: 26
Views: 3875

It's only about a 45 minute drive from my house to the Glamis store so I haven't left yet. In fact I just now finished some last minute repairs on my rail. And as I type my friends are finishing a rebuild on the carb for their rail. We don't really camp in the developed camp areas anways so the crow...
by jhitesma
Thu Nov 23, 2000 1:19 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Question far all
Replies: 35
Views: 7481

Paleale, I agree that we still must show respect for the Rangers and the BLM in general. However they are quickly loosing credibility on all sides because of their actions.They got into this mess in the first place for not doing their job properly. Now they have failed to meet the deadline for marki...
by jhitesma
Tue Nov 21, 2000 1:21 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: BOYCOTT COMP AND THE SAND DRAGS
Replies: 19
Views: 3879

I agree that less people in the area could help the BLM rangers feel less threatened. However if all the responsible duners stayed away and I was a BLM ranger I would feel even more threatened. Why? Because now you've got a concentrated group who you know is against you. At least with the responsibl...
by jhitesma
Tue Nov 21, 2000 1:14 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Just got back....signs????many blew down
Replies: 9
Views: 1678

As I mentioned in a different thread on here I spend Friday night at dunebuggy flats and patton valley. I went looking for the closure signs and found them to be highly inconsistant with how easy they were to spot.For instance the signs marking the "passage" into Patton Valley are very well placed a...
by jhitesma
Sun Nov 19, 2000 4:58 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: CBD Injunction Question.
Replies: 11
Views: 2532

The signs do have reflective tape on them and are visible at night. However their placement and spacing makes it very difficult to tell where the boundries are in some places.I just spent Friday night at dunebuggy flats and Patton Valley (Wanted to make the clean-up on Saturday but had to go back to...
by jhitesma
Mon Nov 13, 2000 4:35 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: How to Fail 101
Replies: 15
Views: 2911

Woah there MR-660R, I agree with you that the BLM has not been doing their job well. But I disagree as to the extent that they've been doing it. Admittedly my first trip to the dunes ever was March of 99 but since then I've become very addicted and finally this summer bought a sandrail.Now the reaso...
by jhitesma
Mon Nov 13, 2000 2:32 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Pinto Oil-Cap help.
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Pinto Oil-Cap help.

Well, my situation has just gone from bad to desperate so I'm starting a new thread in hopes someone can help me.I just spent way too much of my morning calling every parts shop and Ford dealer in town trying to find a replacement oil filler / vent cap for my 2.0 Pinto motor.Ford says they don't mak...
by jhitesma
Sun Nov 12, 2000 11:06 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Other powerplants
Replies: 24
Views: 6644

Wow, Thanks again everyone for all the great input. If I had known I'd get this kind of response I would have given some more details on my situation! According to the previous owner of my rail the head was worked over by Esslinger, and the guy who built it had a local import shop do a lot of other ...
by jhitesma
Sat Nov 11, 2000 12:11 am
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Other powerplants
Replies: 24
Views: 6644

Wow that was a much faster response than I expected!That turbo 2.3 sounds very nice, I know my 2.0 is going to need some serious work soon so I'm keeping my eyes open for a deal on something else. But I think I still want to stick with the 2.0 so I can swap parts off my current motor.As for the rota...
by jhitesma
Fri Nov 10, 2000 8:03 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Other powerplants
Replies: 24
Views: 6644

Other powerplants

Well, I need to do something to get my mind off the closure. So I may as well ask a question I've been wanting to post for awhile.I recenly bought my first rail and for a number of reasons ended up going with a 2.0 Pinto motor instead of a VW powerplant. I'm wondering if anyone else on this board is...
by jhitesma
Thu Nov 09, 2000 10:27 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: How to Fail 101
Replies: 15
Views: 2911

How to Fail 101

Ok, I've been taking my time trying to get my thoughts about this sorted out and trying to get myself emotionally detached from the issue so I can think clearly about it. So I'm going to stick with the following Facts as reported by the BLM and/or GOL:f1) The closures will be in place by the 22ndf2)...

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