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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

NOTICE! NOT BRC ANYMORE!

    NOT AFFILIATED WITH OR IN SUPPORT OF BRC, BLUE RIBBON COALITION, SHARETRAILS


Not BRC Anymore: 
It's been a year since BRC or Sharetrails illegally terminated me and others from our contractual positions on staff. I've been asked too many times about this, and I must post up now and just let folks know -- I am no longer in support of or part of what's left of BRC, Blue Ribbon Coalition. 
It's a shame.
But they left me (and others) with thousands of dollars in unpaid contract services and salary.
I cannot endorse or be part of any outfit lacking honesty, integrity and good business practices.
Be sure to spend your membership and support dollars where it makes the most sense for you.
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Monday, July 15, 2019

ROAD AND TRAIL TEST OF BFG KM3 TIRES

MOUNTAIN TESTING MY NEW BFGOODRICH KM3'S.

Jeep Takes On Pavement, Curves and Off-road Trails -- WELL!

By Del Albright

I just installed the "new" BFGoodrich Tires KM3 (Mud Terrain) on Red, the Jeep and had to take it for a test run.

So I chose the Sierra Nevada Mountains of CA, 100 miles east of Sacramento.


There was plenty of pavement in this 200 mile loop with a good mix of dirt, snow and trails.


Wildflowers were blooming in the high mountains.



Unfortunately, much of the area I was traveling had been burned in large wildflowers.  But the Prickly Poppies were out in force.




The BFGoodrich Tires KM3 is by far the best tire I have had on Red, the Land Use War Machine Jeep.  I look forward to more testing.   It takes on all obstacles; all possibilities; and helps  me stay on the trail.  With incredible grip added to the toughness and traction that goes with BFG.

Wow, what a tire!








Sunday, February 10, 2019

60 YEARS OF SAVING TRAILS IN CALIFORNIA


2019 CONVENTION, CAL4WHEEL


Feb. 15-17, 2019, Sacramento Marriott, Rancho Cordova



I will be there for the weekend, please say howdy and stop by the vehicle show to see Red the Land Use War Machine.



Saturday am I will conduct a seminar on the Post Wildfire OHV Recovery Alliance and what we are doing in PWORA to bring back our trails destoyed after this awful fire season.

Learn more about PWORA at http://www.restoretrails.com
Learn more and sign up for C4WDA Convention at http://www.cal4wheel.com


Saturday, September 8, 2018

[AUDIO] COWBOY POETRY; MY RETREAT FROM RHYOLITE

COWBOY & OFF-ROAD POETRY BY DEL ALBRIGHT



Originally published on ModernJeeper.com





As we continue our series of off-road and cowboy poetry, author and ModernJeeper Del Albright takes us back to the mining days of Death Valley in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Characters were abundant and according to Del, "More money went into the ground than ever came out; and every town bragged on how many bars it housed."  Rhyolite is a ghost town on the outskirts of Death Valley, near the town of Beatty, Nevada.

My Retreat from Rhyolite
By Del Albright

There I was late one night, on the outskirts of Rhyolite,
I decided to stop in and have myself a bite.

Not far from Death Valley, there ain’t much around Rhyolite,
Bars and whiskey were the most common sight.

Old Death Valley Scotty was in a bar having a toddy,
He wanted me to join him, and I said ok, but first, I gotta go potty.

He laughed and said, ok, son, we don’t want you to scare us,
Head to the back of the room, behind old Shorty Harris;
You’ll find the place.

Well, I didn’t want to be a public disgrace, so I did what he said.
And sure enough, I moseyed back there and found the head.

And when I come out after I finished doing my thing
that crowd was all in a tizzy, they wanted me to sing.

I said ok, you asked, and then I sat down at the piano,
I told them boys I’ll play a few tunes, but I only sing soprano.

Well, that did it; right there, they got ugly and with a great big shout they threw me out.
Right into the street; thank goodness I landed on my feet and did the only I could; I made my retreat.

Back in to the desert where the sane never wander.
And I spent the rest of my life looking for gold, here and yonder.
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Hear Del recite the poem, campfire style:
 

IMAGINE A CURE FOR SIGN BLINDNESS

GETTING PEOPLE TO READ SIGNS IS A CHALLENGE


But there is a cure.


By Del Albright

You’re driving to your favorite trail and whipping right on by the kiosk or starting place with all the signs of do’s and do not’s. We all do it. And we do it because we know our trail and the rules. Unfortunately, not everyone knows the rules. But they are sure “blind” to signs way too often.
I spend a large part of my time educating folks on how to recreate responsibly – doing it right while enjoying the great outdoors. But the one thing that frosts me is how some people do not seem to see signs, and therefor suffer from what I call sign blindness – the inability to see what is in front of them and follow the rules!
Read the whole article on ModernJeeper.com here: 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

HISTORIC POST WILDFIRE GROUP FORMED

POST WILDFIRE OHV RECOVERY ALLIANCE (PWORA)


LAND USE UPDATES: Historic, national alliance formed to restore off highway vehicle trails on public lands after devastating wildfires. http://modernjeeper.com/restoring-wildfire-destroyed-trails/