Thursday, February 23, 2012

CAL4 CONVENTION AND TDS DESERT SAFARI

On the road today for the annual convention of the Calif. Assoc. of 4Wheel Drive Clubs (CA4WDC); then onto TDS Desert Safari down by the Salton Sea. It's all about landuse for us and these events are tuned into our fight for freedom and access.  So it's all good.

Cal4 is part of the new unified group of organizations fighting hard to keep Johnson Valley OHV Area open to us -- called the California Motorized Recreation Council (CMRC). We'll be hooking up with a lot of folks to talk about this battle.  The Marines do not need JV, but we DO.

Be sure to see my video here about King of the Hammers and our new donation website at www.savethehammers.org (also on Facebook).

Pictures to follow.
Del

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

PACK OUT YOUR TRASH TO SAVE TRAILS

PACK IT IN; PACK IT OUT....THE SIMPLE SOLUTION TO HELPING SAVE OUR TRAILS.

Of all the things you can do to help in the fight to keep access to our public lands for off-road recreation, packing out trash is about the biggest, simplest thing you can do.  Everyone needs to carry trash bags and even specialty bags like the Trasharoo mentioned here.  Picking up trash is like taking ownership -- it's ours; let's take care of it.  Check out our message here:

Saturday, February 18, 2012

KING OF HAMMERS LANDUSE PERSPECTIVE AND MARINES

Short video by me on the King of the Hammers; a landuse perspective and why we need to help the Marines find someplace else to train.  HELP SAVE Johnson Valley:

RENO NV OFF-ROAD SHOW IN MARCH

RENO, NV  EXPO AND OFF-ROAD SHOW WITH TRAIL RIDE FOR LANDUSE

This is a fun show in Reno, NV, March 23 -25, with a trail ride on Tuesday March 20th. We did it last year, both the trail ride and the show, and it was a blast with tons of cool things going on.

We set up our BlueRibbon Coalition booth along with several other off-road vendors and enjoyed talking to folks all day long.

The real name of this event is the Reno Off-Road & Motorsports Expo where you'll see the latest and greatest in off-road vehicles, off-road gear, innovative products and the companies from Northern Nevada and Northern California who can provide you with all the essentials for your off-road lifestyle.











The show will provide attendees the opportunity to compare the products of local business owners, as well as, shop for all your off-road recreation needs—all at one great big show, for three great days.

Put it on your calendar and swing by for great fun, great people and an up close and personal look at some great off-road products.

More info here at:
http://www.lockettshows.com/offroad-expo.htm

Del

Friday, February 17, 2012

SUNGLASS FOR THE OUTDOORS -- OUR CHOICE

 ONO'S EYEWEAR; THE CHOICE FOR TEAM ALBRIGHT

We wear these darn sunglasses all the time, everywhere we go.  So I thought I'd just drop a short note to let you know about Ono's, because if you need something for the great outdoors, these babies work.

These are the Ernest Hemingway's that I wear.  Stacie likes the Ocracoke model; but there are dozens and dozens of choices to make for outdoor sunglasses that just plain work and hold up.

The novelty of these is that you can get a pair with built-in polarizing readers -- yea, you got it --- you know, when the light is not quite right (smile).  Talk about a handy thing for close work like tying on fishing lures or trying to see my camera settings (in bad light).

The frames (like on this Torero model) are made from lightweight Memory-Flex material, and the polarizing eliminates reflective glare, with 100% UVA protection.  Heck, and let me tell you, we've bounced our Ono's around enough, between the Jeep and our boat, to know they are impact resistant and outdoor-abuse friendly. 

You're not going to get these on the $20 rack at Wally-World.  These are real sunglasses with technology to hold up to the worst outdoor conditions, while providing great eye relief and clear vision.  Our Ono's are in the $80 to $140 price range but VERY well worth it.  I would not be without mine.
Del

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

SANTA CRUZ 4WD CLUB SUPPORTS BLUERIBBON


4x4 Club event raises $1100 for BlueRibbon Coalition Legal Action Fund!

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SANTA CRUZ, CA (February 9, 2012) -- Santa Cruz 4 Wheel Drive Club's annual "Last One Standing" 4x4 competition results in a generous $1100 donation to the BlueRibbon Coalition Legal Action Fund, a national recreation advocacy group.
Last One Standing (LOS) event.
Last One Standing (LOS) event hosted by Santa Cruz 4 Wheel Drive Club.

On a sunny and surprisingly warm Saturday in December of 2011, a group of 21 individuals and approximately 75 additional spectators gathered together at Hollister Hills SVRA (State Vehicle Recreation Area) for the 3rd annual Last One Standing (LOS) event hosted by Santa Cruz 4 Wheel Drive Club. The LOS is a competition-style event that pits drivers of modified and stock 4x4 vehicles against each other and the clock to achieve the lowest time in several challenging off-road courses.  The event is open to club members and guests and has been one of the favored "runs" of the club's monthly activities for the past 3 years.