Saturday, December 31, 2011

LANDUSE VIKING DEBUTS IN COLOR FOR NEW BOOK

"Brock" the Landuse Viking "shielding public lands from closure" in color!

Ryan Williams of RTW Graphics created our new landuse book character, "Brock" as we sometimes call him.  First he was in black and white; but here he is in color.  What do you think, is he cool or what?

He will be on our book cover (released March 1st at TDS Desert Safari).  But look closely at what he is protecting and how he is doing it.  There are a lot of messages here.

Our landuse Viking represents what most organized recreation groups are doing these days, especially national umbrella groups like the BlueRibbon Coalition. Be sure to JOIN as your first step in helping this bad boy do his job.  He totally represents what Del & Stacie stand for in their fight as Team Albright.

RESERVE A COPY NOW as supplies of the first run will be limited.  The book is FREE because it's supported by advertising businesses. You pay for some shipping and handling, and a signed copy is yours when released. 
thanks,
Del & Stacie


Friday, December 30, 2011

CA PARKS OHV MESS HITS SAC BEE BY DON AMADOR


DON AMADOR CHAMPIONS OHV IN CA FEATURED IN SAC BEE

Governor Brown's firing of Daphne Greene in the State Parks OHV Division is featured by my access partner, Don Amador in the Sacramento Bee.  Daphne is a huge example of a GOOD bureaucrat working to help us keep our trails open and setting an example nationwide for other OHV programs.

Don blogs and talks about how all trail decisions are political decisions, and this decision to fire Daphne was totally WRONG.  Please read and send a letter in to support getting her BACK in the job.

http://thegeneralsrecreationden.blogspot.com/2011/12/sacbee-op-ed-on-browns-decision-to.html

Thursday, December 29, 2011

LANDUSE BOOK WILL HELP STOP ROAD CLOSURES

NEW LANDUSE AND VOLUNTEERISM BOOK WILL HELP STOP ROAD CLOSURES!

Our new (about to be released) landuse and volunteerism book will help stop road and trail closures.  How?  This thing will give you everything you need to know, in shortcut style about how to take the steps necessary to ensure a backcountry future and motorized access.



It will guide you and provide tips on things like:

HOW to easily (and safely) give a speech.
WHERE to find the right groups to join and support.
WHEN to get involved and more on how to.
WHAT things the average club can do to save trails.
LETTER writing tips and tricks.
CLUB saving tips and dealing with knuckle heads.
MEETINGS made easy.

and a lot more....all very simply laid out with tips and tricks, bullet points and outlines of the key formulas you can use.

With the support of businesses taking out ad space, we plan to make this book FREE to you.  You can reserve a copy now.  Official release date is March 1st 2012.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

RESERVE A COPY OF THE NEW LANDUSE BOOK NOW

New Landuse BOOK from Team Albright -- Taking orders NOW (supplies are limited).
Pay $10.00 for shipping and handling; the book is FREE.



Everything you need to know about landuse; at your fingertips; short and sweet; to the point; and no fluff.  Just the facts, tips, tricks and tap dances for saving trails and keeping backcountry outdoor sports alive and well.

RESERVE NOW!!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

MASTER-PULL PARTNERS WITH TEAM 4405 FOR KOH RACE



 Master-Pull partners with Team 4405 for the 2012 King of the Hammers
The Master-Pull 4405 Team will continue to “Race for Access”

Master-Pull, the leader in synthetic ropes and recovery equipment, has partnered with Travis Carpenter’s 4405 Land-Use Team for the 2012 King of the Hammers. The 2012 King of the Hammers will be the third running of the race for Travis Carpenter, who has qualified through the 2011 Ultra4 series.

The team’s mission of “racing for access” will not only continue, but will be further enhanced by several future projects and campaigns through this new partnership. One example of this is the upcoming “4405 Master-Pull Race-A-Thon” which will once again be held by the team at the King of the Hammers race. In 2012 the 4405 Master-Pull Race-A-Thon will have a focus on saving Johnson Valley and the Hammers trail system.

According to driver Travis Carpenter, “I am very excited to be racing under the Master-Pull banner. This is not a just sponsorship where we will only be running Master-Pull stickers on the 4405, this is a true partnership. We will actually be working with Master-Pull to help insure that public lands remain open to the public. In addition to the 4405 Master-Pull Race-A-Thon, we also have another combined project that will be unveiled by the end of the year.”

Alex Riedo of Master-Pull states, “In that the proper use of recovery equipment on the trail is essential in minimizing resource damage, the partnership with Travis Carpenter’s 4405 Land-Use Team is a fitting match for Master-Pull. Responsible off-roading is more than just picking up trash on public lands. Reducing your impact on a trail by winching out instead of throttling out can help keep trails open and reduce the maintenance costs by public land managers.”

Master-Pull develops and supplies superior recovery equipment for use in a wide range of applications, from recreational off-road to heavy duty military and industrial use. The ropes used for these applications represent the greatest in synthetic rope technology, which ensures Master-Pull’s products are the most reliable in the field. These products include synthetic winch lines, kinetic tow ropes and recovery kits.
  
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If you would like more information on this topic, or to schedule an interview with Kurt Schneider, e-mail Kurt at Kurt@kurtuleas.com
For more information about Master-Pull products contact Alex Riedo at 360-714-1313 or e-mail Alex at alex@masterpull.com

Thursday, December 15, 2011

CA: LETTERS NEEDED TO SUPPORT DAPHNE GREENE IN OHV

CA FOLKS PLEASE WRITE A LETTER TODAY AND NEXT WEEK.

Daphne Greene has been one of the best things ever to hit OHV recreation in the State of CA.    She is balanced, fair, extremely intelligent and always on the side of responsible recreation.

PLEASE WRITE a letter for her from our letter-generator that makes it easy and gives you the contact address and everything.


The Govenor has terminated her appointment as Dep. Director of the OHV Division, CA State Parks as of December 31st.  Let's load his office with letters saying NO, don't let her GO!  Help Keep Daphne.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

WIN-A-JEEP TICKETS IN MAIL NOW

CALIFORNIA 4WD ASSOC. SWEEPSTAKES JEEP TICKETS

Early Bird deadline December 15

Books of Win-A-Jeep tickets are arriving in mailboxes around the country. All you have to do is fill them out and mail the small stubs back to the office with your check. Remember, the tickets make great stocking stuffers or birthday gifts.
Special bonus!
As an incentive to turn your tickets in, we will automatically enter you in the Early Bird drawing for an awesome ready-to-run RC Jeep. All you have to do is send in your tickets by December 15, 2011.
Remember that all proceeds from the drawing go back to the association so that we can continue our mission to keep trails open. For more information on the Win-A-Jeep program and to order additional tickets, visit this link

Monday, December 12, 2011

JOHSON VALLEY (HAMMERS) LESS ATTRACTIVE TO NEW MARINES?

POST WAR MARINES MORE "MARINE" FOCUSED AND LESS LAND-BASED?

My access partner, Don Amador ran a blog about the new Marines and how they are more focused on ocean/marine issues in the future. So maybe they will leave Johnson Valley alone because like we've said all along, THEY DON'T NEED IT.

Check out his blog with more links and see how we might be winning this battle here:
http://thegeneralsrecreationden.blogspot.com/

Thursday, December 8, 2011

BlueRibbon Christmas Auction Extra Thanks to Sponsors

CHRISTMAS AUCTION for TRAILS
I would like to reach out and give an extra tip of my hat to some awesome sponsors of our annual charity Christmas Auction, who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help us keep trails open and our backcountry sports alive.


 BRC will be doing official thank you's and listings of all our partners, but these folks jumped in big time and deserve just one more thanks.  I hope you'll join me and tell them THANK you as well.  They are fighting with us for our access.
For Monster Beadlocks

Winch and PullzAll
JK Billy Rockers
TJ Bellyskid
Set of 4 ea BFG KM2's
Ironman Sprocket Sets (several)

Tundra and Tacoma Lift Kits

Several Wheel Spacer Kits



Set of 4 Wild Peak Tires












Frame Built Bumper










Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Access Army Times Newsletter for December 2011

Here is a link to the current (December) issue of the Access Army Times -- our viral, virtual "force" to help fight back to keep our trails open and our sport alive.  FREE to join; EASY to help; and EFFECTIVE in helping the overall battles for access.

JOIN here.

READ the Times here (thanks to Todd Ockert our editor and Access Warrior).




SEE the new T&T Customs Jeep Trail Doors that support the Access Army and BlueRibbon Coalition as well.  Sweet.


Thanks for your support, Del

Monday, December 5, 2011

Del Albright Goes MOBILE

DelAlbright.com Goes MOBILE.

Del & Stacie Albright announce new MOBILE site for DelAlbright.com, your one stop research spot for landuse, access, Rubicon Trail, volunteer training and more on saving trails and keeping backcountry sports alive and well.

Whip out your phone and check out http://m.delalbright.com/

This BLOG is still going to be the best place for right now, current, del-a-gram stuff on landuse and access, but the MOBILE site will be easy for folks to remember so they can find essential links and information at your finger tips.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Utah Land Use News and TAP Tour II

UTAH LANDUSE NEWS AND Winter on the Rocks UPDATE
with TAP Tour II


Brought to you by Del & Stacie Albright, Access Advocates, BlueRibbon Coalition
December 2, 2012

BlueRibbon Coalition will be represented by Del & Stacie Albright at “Winter on the Rocks” (WOTR) put on by the Utah 4x4 Club and Canyon Country 4x4 Club. BRC works closely with these clubs and others, as well as the Utah 4Wheel Drive Association. We are proud and honored to be part of this year’s activities and look forward to seeing a lot of familiar faces. Of course, we are all about saving trails and keeping the sport alive, so if you spend time jaw-jacking with us, you can figure that will be the topic of choice.

WOTR will be the first stop of our Trail Access Partnership Tour (TAPT) II. TAP Tours are where businesses join us on landuse adventures bringing off-road businesses together with customers, all in the spirit of saving trails and keep backcountry motorsports alive. Please find more on the TAP Tour here at http://www.trailaccesstour.com/.

We want to help raise more raffle prizes for the event so perhaps we can call on you to reach out (again) to any businesses you know of and send them this link and a plea for goodies. We will be doing the same from our end. Sponsor Packages: http://www.winterontherocks.com/?page_id=377

The event made a nice donation to BRC last year as part of our partnership in fighting for all trails in Utah. We hope to make that donation even bigger this year (with your help). THIS is the year to make the fight for Utah even bigger and badder than it’s even been. 2012 is election year and YOU KNOW what that means. We have to make changes at the highest levels in order to keep our freedoms alive and well in the backcountry.

Stacie and I are able to get to WOTR and be BRC this year because of the help of THREE awesome businesses who support us a lot in our landuse fights: T&T Customs, Nemesis Industries and MetalCloak. Please NOTE! These are three businesses with some market share competition for similar products, BUT they set that all aside to support landuse and access. Say thanks when you when you see them.
On the team,
Del & Stacie Albright

Monday, November 21, 2011

Landuse News 11-21-2011 from Team Albright

New Landuse Stuff, Nov. 21, 2011from Team Albright Backroads are calling
1. Recreation News from BlueRibbon Coalition, including a congressional committee on national parks; a bit on President Obama trying to get rid of target shooters on public lands; and the "bug" in South Dakota. Go here for more: http://www.sharetrails.org/public-lands/recnews/2011/11/17

2. T&T Customs build new Jeep Trail Doors that support BlueRibbon Coalition with 10% of proceeds. Check them out here:

3. Del Albright endorses the Trail Political Action Committee (TPAC) that will help us through the upcoming elections to get trail-oriented, access-supporting politicians elected, here: http://www.delalbright.com/Access/tpac_albright.html

4. Christmas Charity Auction for Trails -- BlueRibbon Coalition, THE trail saving outfit at the nation level representing all sports and all trails, is taking donations NOW. More here: http://www.delalbright.com/Articles/brc_auction_2011.html

5. New Landuse Book: Shortcuts to Landuse for Beginners by Del & Stacie Albright is about to be published. Business advertising opportunities here:
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Friday, November 18, 2011

Off Road Voters Update -- Trail PAC and Dust Issue

VOTE Smart; VOTE Trails.  Here's how.

Dear Trail Voter,

 As off-road voters know, it’s both anti-trail politicians and the agency leads they appoint and/or confirm at the
EPA and other cabinet level departments that can impact our recreational access to
public and private lands.

To find out what Newt, Cain and other GOP Prez candidates are saying about this important issue -- go
the TPAC blog for today.

Nov. 18 TPAC Blog on EPA Dust Issue


To Donate online to TPAC go to:

To Donate via snail mail go to the main TPAC website and download the form:

To Endorse TPAC send your endorsement to:

Thanks for your support!


Don Amador, Founder
The Trail PAC

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Trail Access Partnership Tour (TAPT) Update

TAP Tour



Be sure to see our latest update on the Trail Access Partnership Tour (TAPT) here at this link to the blog for the site: http://www.trailaccesstour.com/id3.html

Arizona has some amazing scenery and off-roading.
Del

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Landuse News from Team Albright 11-9-11

This landuse news email comes to you from Del Albright, Recreation Advocate.

1.        BLUERIBBON COALITION INVITED TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESSIONAL SUBCOMMITTEE

POCATELLO, ID (November 9, 2011)--The BlueRibbon Coalition has been asked to testify before Congress regarding three of the most important issues affecting access and recreation on lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service.

Rob Bishop (UT), Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands has requested BRC's Executive Director Greg Mumm to provide testimony on an oversight hearing titled "Forest Service Regulatory Roadblocks to Productive Land Use and Recreation; Proposed Planning Rule, Special-use Permits and Travel Management. The hearing will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2011.  Entire press release and more info here: http://www.sharetrails.org/news/2011/11/09/blueribbon-coalition-invited-testify-congressional-subcommittee

2.        TRAIL ACCESS PARTNERSHIP TOUR (TAPT) holds workshop in Lake Havasu City, AZ, and get tours of desert trails, after stop over at Hump ‘n Bump event and tours of famous trails in Bullhead City, AZ area.   TAPT gets nice donations for BlueRibbon Coalition -- $500 from Total Karnage and $2000 from Sidewinders 4Wheelers event. More here: http://www.trailaccesstour.com/id3.html



3.      Yellowstone Park open to snowmobiles this winter thanks to BlueRibbon Coalition and others.  More here: http://www.sharetrails.org/issues/yellowstone-update/15020



4.      Team Albright new Book to be released March 2012 already getting businesses to advertise in support of getting it published.  More here with new graphic from RTW Graphics – shielding our public lands from bureaucratic rain!  Go here for more: http://delalbright.blogspot.com/2011/11/new-landuse-book-from-team-albright_03.html

##  Del


Thursday, November 3, 2011

New Landuse Book from Team Albright Gets RTW Cartoon

Ryan Williams, of RTW Graphics provided us with OUR representation of what Team Albright and BRC does for landuse -- keeping the bureaucractic rain off our public lands.  What do you think of this?
thanks, Del

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New Landuse Book from Team Albright

We have decided it’s time to write a book on landuse – Shortcuts to Landuse for Beginners, or Landuse 101, something to that affect.  First draft is close to done.  We plan to make it FREE to OHV friendly folks wanting to know more about landuse and access. 

 It will take 30 years of landuse/access activism and writing (first publication for Del dates back to 1981) and condense it into a short and sweet handbook on saving trails and waterways.    The book will include every tip, trick, and tap dance you need to know to help keep our outdoor sports alive and well, including how-to shortcuts on writing letters, dealing with bureaucracy, public speaking, running meetings, keeping a club healthy, knowing what organizations to join and support, care and feeding of volunteers, leadership in the off-road world, sharing trails, a little bit on NEPA and politicians, event organization, and tons of other little tricks.

We are working with Ryan Williams of RTW Graphics in Sacramento, CA (Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/RTW-Graphics/106682312735907#!/pages/RTW-Graphics/106682312735907?sk=info) to create a unique cartoon representation of “keeping the bureaucratic rain off our public lands,” which will be the book’s motto.  Ryan is amazing.  Wait until you see what’s he’s got in store.

We are going to make ad space available to businesses (to help support the cause and book publication).  Many off-road businesses have already expressed an interest in supporting the book.

Hopefully, this handbook will end up being only about 40 – 50 pages, providing just the meat of landuse topics, with links and references for further research and reading.  Bullet points are used a lot, as are outline lists of the key solutions to keeping public lands open.  Stay tuned for the release hopefully before TDS Desert Safari 2012  (March).

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Nemesis and Burnsville Partner with Team Albright

Burnsville Off Road (where Hemi's rule) and Nemesis Industries (where you get what you deserve) partnered up with Team Albright today, to work together to save trails and keep off-road sports alive.  Both businesses are now the elite Premier Partners of Del & Stacie Albright.


They headline Team Albright, that includes T&T Customs of Cheyenne, WY, the suspension build sponsors of "Red" the Land Use War Machine.   According to Del, "Without these business partners who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, we would not be able to do what we do, fighting for access, saving trails, and helping folks keep the sport alive."


NAMRC Supports CAMRC to Save Johnson Valley, CA

SAVE JOHNSON VALLEY and the HAMMERS

 October 31st, yesterday, the North American Recreation Council, NAMRC, in Las Vegas, NV in conjunction with SEMA,  made Johnson Valley and the Hammers a top priority action item.  NAMRC will basically follow the lead of CAMRC (the Calif. Motorized Recreation Council), and provide national support of JV efforts.  Whatever letter-writing, donations and action items that CAMRC puts together for a Strategic Plan, NAMRC will follow suite and jump in with national organizational support to fight for Johnson Valley.  This is SWEET news to those who love this unique place – and ask that the Marines go someplace else for whatever training needs they might have.

More on NAMRC on Cal4wheel’s website here: http://www.namrc.com

More on the “Hammers” and the Hammerdown email list at http://www.savethehammers.com

(NAMRC is hosted by SEMA every year; facilitator provided by BlueRibbon Coalition)
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Sunday, October 30, 2011

T&T Customs Kicks Down the Doors for BlueRibbon

Totally awesome Jeep Doors from T&T Customs with 10% going to BlueRibbon Coalition.  Sweet. 
Here is the pic and ad campaign that we're doing together.  So get 'em; share 'em; show 'em.  Help us help TnT continue to save trails with us.

The "Access Army" is  a virtual force of many folks, organizations, individuals, web forum heroes and anyone who wants to help save trails and keep off-road sports alive.  The Access Army supports BlueRibbon Coalition and any OHV organization needing our forces!

T&T Customs is rocking the doors off for landuse and access.  They are also are principle Jeep builders for our new Rock-Tek Suspension system.  Wow, how SWEET it is!

T&T, the Access Army, BlueRibbon Coalition, and Del-Stacie are about FREEDOM and partriotism.  Thanks to all who help. 

And don't forget, T&T and many other great businesses are with us RIGHT NOW on our TAP Tour.  Check out: http://www.trailaccesstour.com/id3.html
To follow us along.

Visit, buy and thank T&T Customs right here at http://www.tntcustoms.com
Del

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Leadership in OHV Organizations, Article


This may very well be the most important column I’ve ever written.  It’s about leadership; it's about our future. 
meeting
We have a lot of great leaders in recreation, but we have no single source, unified leadership to guide us to the future. We do not give our allegience to any one group or organization. Read here to find out why, and what we can do about it.
Many years ago, a colleague of mine, Norm Lenhart of Off-Road.com at the time, talked about what he perceived as a lack of unified leadership in our OHV communities.  Norm, as usual, made some great points.  He felt we needed a national leadership with a guiding figure – much like the role Charleston Heston served for the NRA.  
Can we have a guiding organization?  Do we have one?  Can we all follow the same "goose?" Read/download the whole article here at http://www.delalbright.com/Articles/leadership.htm
Del

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Christmas Auction for BlueRibbon Coalition Announced

BLUERIBBON COALITION, INC.
MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Del Albright, BRC Ambassador
Phone: (209) 304-7693
Email: brdel@sharetrails.org
Date: October, 12, 2011

RACELINE WHEELS AND WARN LAUNCH CHRISTMAS AUCTION FOR BLUERIBBON COALITION


POCATELLO, ID (October 12, 2011) -- BlueRibbon Coalition is excited to announce our third annual Christmas Auction to save trails and keep public lands FOR the public instead of FROM the public. The eBay bidding will start December 1st, 2011.

BRC Auctioneer Del Albright said, "I'm stoked; this auction is kickin' it for public lands and waterways. Businesses from all over have donated products and goodies to make this year's auction a record-breaker."

Raceline Wheels and WARN Industries started off filling the virtual storeroom shelves already. Get ready to see Raceline Monster Diamond Beadlocks and a WARN winch to start with. More partner-contributing businesses will include a long list of recognizable names. Stay tuned.

BRC lists hundreds of items on eBay (as donated by supporting businesses) with all proceeds benefiting their national efforts to save trails and riding areas for our continued access.

"Thanks to the vendor donations, not only is each winning bidder getting some awesome product, they are also contributing to our winning team," said Greg Mumm, Executive Director of BRC. "This annual eBay auction significantly beefs up our ability to fight back," Greg added.

More on BlueRibbon Coalition here.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Team Degenerates Win Team Challenge at Off Road Expo

Sunday Oct. 9th at the Pomona Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo, the Team Degenerates won the title, took first place, and walked away with awesome prizes at the Team Challenge for Best Prepared Trail Rig.

(photos by Steve Egbert)

Raceline Wheels donated the polished trophies and kicked in first place prize with a set of Allied Rock-A-Thon Steel Beadlocks.

John Stewart, Cal4 Natural Resources Consultant and owner of http://www.4x4wire.com/ served as my Chief Judge. Stacie Albright performed as reining champion team judge -- the Team Degenerates judge (again).
Greg Mulkey mc'd with me and was our host Sponsor, Raceline Wheels, for the Challenge for the third time.


The three teams this year were Team Degenerates (1st place): Team MetalCloak JK Adventure (2nd place); and Team Poly Performance (3rd place).

The Team Challenge is like a scavenger hunt on the rigs to see who can find a trail item the fastest and get it to the judge first.  Sponsors included:

Title Sponsor: Raceline Wheels

Product and Gift Certificate Sponsors:  Trail-Gear; MetalCloak; Tuffy Security Products; BDS Suspensions; Inner Air Locks; Dirt Tricks (Ironman Sprockets); Bushwacker; and Trasharoo.

Crowd Pleaser Goodies:  sPOD, SpiderTrax; Trail-Gear; Off Road Evolution; Wheelers for Warriors; Torq Development (Super 14); ToyTec; and OutbackUSA.

Thanks to all the teams, judges and sponsors for a great time and a fun contest -- all about landuse, saving trails and making it fun in the process.
Del


Sunday, September 25, 2011

TAP Tour (TAPT) Update September 25

AZ and NV Clubs and Friends,
Update on the Del & Stacie Albright Trail Access Partnership Tour (TAPT) to Southern AZ/NV in November.

JOIN US for the fun, the adventure and the landuse!

Our TAP Tour will take us from SEMA to Hump ‘n Bump in Logandale, NV, to Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City, AZ, then to Parker AZ for Desert Splash with the Parker 4Wheelers. PLEASE consider this an open invitation to join us physically or virtually.  We’ll be blogging and posting up on Facebook and blogs our entire Tour, website here at http://www.trailaccesstour.com/

Rick Pewe from Petersen’s 4Wheel & Offroad will joining us on the Tour and covering the adventure.  We are teasing Rick that this might be the Ultimate Adventure of Landuse.  (smile).  Denis Snow of Off Road Adventures (ORA) Magazine will also cover the story.  ORA as you know is the magazine of 4Wheel Parts.   Both these editors/publications are huge supporters of landuse and keeping our outdoor sports alive.   

We will have some awesome business partners joining us along the way, and at the organized events: T&T Customs; Nemesis Industries; Trail-Gear; Daystar; Olympic4x4 Products; Raceline Wheels; GenRight Off Road; Dave’s Customs Unlimited; and others…

Our first real stop is to cruise SEMA most all week, the hit Hump ‘n Bump with the Vegas Valley 4Wheelers on Thursday night, to run their organized trails Friday and Saturday. 

Sunday we will mosey down to Bullhead City, AZ, to stay a couple nights in the Mojave County Parks Davis Camp RV Park (hopefully space C2). Sunday and Monday nights are “open campfire” time where we can hook up, talk landuse, talk about saving your trails, learning more about AZ issues, whatever comes to mind.  We are YOUR BlueRibbon Coalition reps, so bring us the “news” good and bad.  Let’s work together to see what BRC can do more for you.  We will be doing some local area sight-seeing and area orientation as well.

Tuesday afternoon we’ll pull into Lake Havasu City, AZ (looking for an RV park for the night) and have another “open campfire” where ever we are.  Wednesday we’d like to spend time with local clubs and folks who can get away from work to tell us about the area and what BlueRibbon Coalition can do to keep this awesome area open.

Wednesday night we’ll pull into the La Paz County Park in Parker, AZ to prep and get ready for the Desert Splash with the Parker 4Wheelers the rest of the weekend.

At both Hump ‘n Bump and Desert Splash we will have a BRC booth, so please join us at these great events and support the clubs, as well as BRC.


Desert Splash Registration and Information: http://parker4wheelers.tripod.com/desertsplash.html

After Desert Splash, we will work our way home!

TO FOLLOW ON BLOGS: visit Del’s Blog at http://delalbright.blogspot.com

Please email if you have any questions or suggestions.  This will be epic!
Del & Stacie

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wheelers for the Wounded on the Rubicon Trail with MetalCloak

MetalCloak is a super sponsor of the Wheelers for the Wounded on the Rubicon Trail.  Check out this clip with Del Albright and Matson Breakey (MetalCloak).

Article on Tips for Using CB Radios

Landuse and access article for your use in motorized recreation friendly publications, newsletters and websites:
The Secrets of Successful CB Communications, by Del & Stacie Albright
Making Memories Instead of Headaches.
Many of us use CB’s to conduct our events and convoys in the off-road world.  And I think it’s safe to say that Stacie and I probably attend as many events as anyone in our motorized world.  But for sure I can tell you that CB communication is probably the most ignored and ill-tended part of any convoy or event out there! 
We’ve had more bad than good experiences with CB’s.  However there are some secrets and tips that will help you be the best you can be on the CB.  Get the entire article and learn how to make CB’s a better part of our off-road life here: http://www.delalbright.com/Articles/cb_radio.html in either Adobe or WORD.
Del

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Enter Now for Pomona Off-Road Expo

Enter for FREE and win stuff! At the Pomona Off-Road Expo,  Del & Stacie Albright will be hosting a fun contest open to the public called the Team Challenge; Best Prepared Trail Rig.  Grad some buds, bring a rig, and ENTER to win.  It’s on Sunday October 9th in the Lucas Oil driving area.
You’ll be famous!

Teams of up to four  (4) folks can enter with a 4x4 or ATV/UTV.  No driving required.  It’s like a scavenger hunt on the rig for trail stuff.  Several businesses are kicking in some sweet prizes for the winners, including custom trophies made by Raceline Wheels.  We’re hoping to get at least seven (7) teams to enter and have fun.

Here is the link to enter:

Here is a link to a video of what it looks like (Reno Stampede Team Challenge):

Del & Stacie

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Team Challenge Video from Reno Stampede

This video shows you what a BlueRibbon Coalition Team Challenge, Best Prepared Trail Rig, looks like.  This is the one we just did at the Torchmate Ultra4 Reno Stampede with Raceline Wheels and OutbackUSA.com stepping up as our prmiary sponsors.
 
The next Team Challenge is at the Lucas Oil Pomona Off-Road Expo October 9th (Sunday) at 11am.  7 teams will get to compete.  Entry form here: http://www.sharetrails.org/off-road-expo/
Del

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pomona Expo Announces BlueRibbon Coalition as Official Charity for 2011

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD and HELP SAVE TRAILS

The 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at Pomona has announced BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) as their official 2011 charity of choice.  BRC’s grassroots mission of saving trails will be featured at Expo.  Additionally Stacie and I will be hosting a Team Challenge at Expo for the first time – another Best Prepared Trail Rig fun contest in front of a live audience.

You can help us raise funds for trails very easily: Please tell your friends to buy advance tickets for the Pomona Expo using the online code BRC2011.  Advance Purchase Tickets are also cheaper than buying at the gate.  For every advance purchase ticket sold, $1.00 will go to BlueRibbon Coalition.   Folks can buy tickets (and support BRC) right here: http://www.offroadexpo.com/page/tickets
The coupon code BRC2011 (all caps; all one word) is entered right at check out when buying tickets.

TEAM CHALLENGE:  We are hoping to get 7 teams competing at Expo in the challenge. The application to get in the game is here: http://www.sharetrails.org/off-road-expo/

Thanks for your help,
Del
Del Albright, BlueRibbon Coalition Ambassador

PS. This week is Reno Ultra4 Stampede and yes, Friday night the 9th, another Team Challenge at the Grand Sierra Resort, hosted in part by our Bronze Sponsor, OutbackUSA (http://www.outbackusa.com/).  We are still looking for teams to compete if you know someone… J

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Land Use Land Cruiser and Stacie Albright on the Rocks

"Elsie" the Land Use Land Cruiser hits the rocks testing out the new Trail-Gear bumpers and sliders, the Old Man Emu 2.5 inch tuned suspension and Warn winch on Goodyear MTR's.  This is the Pardoe/Emgirant Trail up Highway 88 of N. CA.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

New Website for Trail Access Partnership Tour (TAPT)

Just launched today!  New website for Trail Access Partnership Tour (TAPT), coming to Southern CA, NV and AZ this Fall to kick things off.  Follow (literally or virtually) Del & Stacie Albright journey in convoys to help you save your trails. 

It's all about freeom and access to our lands and waters.  The entire tour will be devoted to keeping trails open, providing landuse help, offering campfire seminars and fun workshops, viewing awesome wheeling trails, and attending three big events to promote responsible recreation. 

Events will be the SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV, then Hump 'n Bump in Logandale, NV, then Desert Splash in Parker, AZ.

Check it out at http://www.trailaccesstour.com/

Friday, August 12, 2011

Poison Spyder and Rikki Rockett Drum Set Landuse Raffle

Get your tickets now to support charity and possibly win a Rikki Rockett Poison Spyder Drum Set, handmade and totally custom.   Proceeds will go to BlueRibbon Coalition, Fast-Aid and Wounded Warriors.  It don't get no better than that!!! 

Get tickets at $5.00 each here: http://shop.poisonspyder.com/Rockett-Drun-Works-Raffle-Ticket-p/drumtix.htm

Poison Spyder is building Rikki a Rubicon JK custom, while the drum set is being offered as a Poison Spyder custom set to support these important charities.  Check it out; support the cause; and buy some tickets. 

Thanks, Del

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Summer Land Use Trip Wrap Up

Our Summer Land Use Trip has come to a close after three weeks and nearly 3000 miles of travel in the motorhome towing the Jeep/trailer.  We spoke to hordes of folks about saving trails and keeping our off-road sports alive, while having a bit of fun as well.

Covering parts of CA, NV, UT, WY, CO and AZ, we saw a lot of country, met with several clubs and off-roaders, gave 10-year old Jessica a ton of new experiences, and really relished the freedom that our forefathers and veterans have given us.

From beaver ponds to snow-capped mountains to high desert sage fields to the Colorado Rockies, it was a journey never to be forgotten.

We spent a week with our friends and partners at T&T Customs in Cheyenne, WY, getting our new Rock-Tek suspension, and then wheeled Salida, CO area with the All 4 Fun Event.  Sweet!!!  

Stay tuned for the next landuse and trail access adventure this Fall with our Trail Access Partnership Tour (TAPT), covering three events doing landuse work and helping clubs and groups save their trails. 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Trail Access Partnership Tour (TAPT) Open to Public

 Landuse Fun Tour Open to Public -- join Del & Stacie on a wheeling adventure in November!!!

BlueRibbon Coalition fun convoy tour starting at SEMA, going to Hump n Bump in Logandale, NV, then Parker, AZ for Desert Splash! Jump in for all or part of the tour. Additional wheeling stops may be included as we continue to plan the Tour.

Support landuse; have fun; hang with the big boys like Nemesis Industries, T&T Customs, Daystar and other partner businesses. Campfire stories will be unequalled!

Nothing too structured; just fun tagging along with each other and special invites to dinners, meetings, special wheeling trails and more. All we ask is that you support landuse and responsible trail access to be part of our Tour.

RSVP to me or on Facebook even if you only want to keep up with the fun and plans.

Facebook page here:

Come along; join the fun.
Del

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Jeep Rebuild 8-7-11 Field Testing

Red, the Land Use War Machine is a whole new rig now.  The T&T Customs Rock-Tek suspension is truly amazing and works like a dream.  Both on and off-road, this engineered system is a "Cadillac" ride and performance. We found ourselves cruising through obstacles with ease and finesse.  On the last day of All 4 Fun in Salida, CO where we were doing the testing, we broke a 10 year old axle in the Ford 9.  But it was field fixed and we made it back to camp. 
The T&T shows itself on this rock with the cab still fairly level (considering).  The JKS Switch Blade Sway Bar System is working great and is so simple to use.

The PSC hydraulic assist works so much better now with this T&T High Steer set up (one ton gear).  The BFG's are grabbing and working great like always.

Note the WJ (Grand Cherokee) knuckles that provide the foundation for the high steer setup.


We were also very pleased with our new emulsion Fox Racing Shox.  They worked amazingly well, especially coupled with the Old Man Emu (OME) coils and T&T suspension.  We felt a whole new ride and feel, let alone awesome handling.





Drivers meetings and trail updates were frequent on most All 4 Fun trails, and proved very valuable to knowing more about the trail and the history of the area.  Here we are on the Chinaman Gulch trail near Carnage Canyon intersection.  Carnage lives up to its name and we opted to avoid that one.



This gives a view (top down) of Carnage Canyon.  It's hard to see but the drop off in the middle of the trail is pretty much a winch-up obstacle that is nothing less than gnarly!!!!

These trails are about 8000 elevation so the scenery is more high desert type.




The soil here is best described as slippery (greasy?).  When you put it on big rocks, you get a ride you'll never forget.









Bob Levenhagen of T&T Customs poses for a good camera shot at the top of Carnage Canyon.  All in all, it was a great trail test day on Chinaman Gulch. 

Then it happened.....










I got on a rock pile, not pushing it or getting crazy, when the 10-year old axle in the Ford 9 gave up and snapped off at the hub/flange.  Ouch.  It was described by fellow wheelers as an epic break.


Tyler Schleppy of 4x4Offroad and Used Parts performed magic and created the right length of splines on a spare axle he happen to have along in his XJ, using our Warn PowerPlant winch/air compressor and a cut-off tool.   Will Carter looks on and helps.  All hands chipped in to make sure "Red" got back to camp.


We had to press on the new bearings (that Tyler also happened to have) with a pipe and "armstrong" work.  We did it.  It worked.


Then, before we could get all the way down off the mountain and back to camp, Chris Lowrey broke both spring hangers on his rig and we had to use "Red" and his Premier Power Welder to rescue him as well.


Will Carter provided a spare tire that fit the new bolt pattern of the loaner axle from Tyler.  Well, ok, it's several sizes to small compared to the 37 inch BFG's up front; but hey, it worked and I nursed it back to safety and camp.  Thanks to all who helped, including our T&T friends, Tyler, Will, Mike Paris in his '73 Bronco that ensured we all made it to camp, Melody Mesmer our trail boss, and the rest of our trail crew on Chinaman Gulch.  You all ROCK.
Del