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Old January 31st, 2012, 03:57 PM   #1381
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We drove all the way up to Rose City to run a 1/2 mile of trail, damaging 3 vehicles. I don't enjoy people wrecking their vehicles while following me. But I also never imagined that I would find fun stuff up there. It took us a while to get through that trail. Long enough that we had to head right back home afterwards.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 05:32 PM   #1382
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We drove all the way up to Rose City to run a 1/2 mile of trail, damaging 3 vehicles. I don't enjoy people wrecking their vehicles while following me. But I also never imagined that I would find fun stuff up there. It took us a while to get through that trail. Long enough that we had to head right back home afterwards.
Thats basically what happened to use as well. We took a slight detour that ended up taking up our entire day. Everyone had fun though so it goes in the Win column.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 05:59 PM   #1383
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He's not lying , him and NightKrawler had me laughing so hard I almost threw up !! We were Hammered !! I stumbled into my room just after 5:30 , oh the next morning sucked !!!! Damn you Deathdealer !!
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Old January 31st, 2012, 06:21 PM   #1384
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He's not lying , him and Knightcrawler had me laughing so hard I almost threw up !! We were Hammered !! I stumbled into my room just after 5:30 , oh the next morning sucked !!!! Damn you Deathdealer !!
Finding you in the parking lot trying to air your tires up on Sunday was hysterical! It looked like the good times for the weekend were over
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Old January 31st, 2012, 06:36 PM   #1385
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Finding you in the parking lot trying to air your tires up on Sunday was hysterical! It looked like the good times for the weekend were over

Thats for sure , My nephew had to end up airing all the tires up , I was feeling it thats for sure , and then we hit that stupid snow storm , I had a great time though !! I always do !!
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Old January 31st, 2012, 06:51 PM   #1386
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I had an awesome time I'll be back next year for sure!!!
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Old January 31st, 2012, 07:15 PM   #1387
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We drove all the way up to Rose City to run a 1/2 mile of trail, damaging 3 vehicles. I don't enjoy people wrecking their vehicles while following me. But I also never imagined that I would find fun stuff up there. It took us a while to get through that trail. Long enough that we had to head right back home afterwards.
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Thats basically what happened to use as well. We took a slight detour that ended up taking up our entire day. Everyone had fun though so it goes in the Win column.
I felt similar. I decided to take a snow route to the MSA instead of heading straight over on the pavement. Well, by the time we finished one broken u-joint and my sweep fell behind, it seemed like forever to even get there. I had several things in mind at the MSA that we never touched. Next year we will go straight there.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 07:24 PM   #1388
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I felt similar. I decided to take a snow route to the MSA instead of heading straight over on the pavement. Well, by the time we finished one broken u-joint and my sweep fell behind, it seemed like forever to even get there. I had several things in mind at the MSA that we never touched. Next year we will go straight there.
The descents were exciting with the ice though.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 07:56 PM   #1389
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I felt similar. I decided to take a snow route to the MSA instead of heading straight over on the pavement. Well, by the time we finished one broken u-joint and my sweep fell behind, it seemed like forever to even get there. I had several things in mind at the MSA that we never touched. Next year we will go straight there.
us too!!! Mike and I were bummed we didnt get to show all the cool stuff we had planed. Jim, did you guys ever make it to the hills we hit on our pre-run?
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Old January 31st, 2012, 07:57 PM   #1390
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I felt similar. I decided to take a snow route to the MSA instead of heading straight over on the pavement. Well, by the time we finished one broken u-joint and my sweep fell behind, it seemed like forever to even get there. I had several things in mind at the MSA that we never touched. Next year we will go straight there.
Even though I hit basically nothing of my planned route, I actually think the trail I ended up on was more fun than the ones I had planned. I was also fortunate everyone in my group was of similar mind that the all day winch fest was a good time. Considering my group was supposed to be nothing more than a mid level run with some tight trails, I was concerned once we got in there not everyone was going to find the trail to their liking. Turns out the 5 hours we spent in there was right up everyones ally. I will likely run that trail next year too. I will likely change my long boring route to Rose City to just running up the road to get there though and then we can add some more of the fun stuff that I didn't get to hit this year.
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We drove all the way up to Rose City to run a 1/2 mile of trail, damaging 3 vehicles. I don't enjoy people wrecking their vehicles while following me. But I also never imagined that I would find fun stuff up there. It took us a while to get through that trail. Long enough that we had to head right back home afterwards.
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I felt similar. I decided to take a snow route to the MSA instead of heading straight over on the pavement. Well, by the time we finished one broken u-joint and my sweep fell behind, it seemed like forever to even get there. I had several things in mind at the MSA that we never touched. Next year we will go straight there.
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That layer of ice was brutal. We did about 1/3 of our run on Friday and maybe another 1/3 on Saturday and the last 3rd we never got to. And the worst part was that the same part of a section line trail spanked us each day on our way to the hard stuff. There was also about 4x the number of road miles used to make up time to get to the harder areas. I guess the good part of that is it still gives us more new areas to run next year
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Old January 31st, 2012, 09:04 PM   #1392
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West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce
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There will be additional addresses to send your letters to. Stay tuned for El Presadante Devore to post the 'sample' letter and a complete list of who to send them to. The letters can all be the same. We just want you to send them to a multiple number of people in order to get the most bang for our buck.

One thing to remember too, City governments carry equally as much weight if not more when it comes to looking out for their respective communities. As such we should add the City govrnments of Rose City, West Branch, and St. Helen to the list.
And while we're at it, the recently elected State Representative for that district #103, Bruce Rendon. He succedded Joel Sheltron who was also a strong ORV advocate who got the P.A. 240 Act passed which allowed ORV on the shoulders of the roads.

State Representative Bruce Rendon
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That layer of ice was brutal. We did about 1/3 of our run on Friday and maybe another 1/3 on Saturday and the last 3rd we never got to. And the worst part was that the same part of a section line trail spanked us each day on our way to the hard stuff. There was also about 4x the number of road miles used to make up time to get to the harder areas. I guess the good part of that is it still gives us more new areas to run next year
that firday morning run was the longest couple hour run i have even been on, 7 hours of fun!
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That was a good Friday! My wife liked Friday better than Saturday. I had a great time both days.
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That was a good Friday! My wife liked Friday better than Saturday. I had a great time both days.
saturady seems a little uneventfull but I think that was only because of everything that we went through on the friday run
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saturady seems a little uneventfull but I think that was only because of everything that we went through on the friday run
No, that was because Saturday you were on Whiterhino's run instead of mine
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even though we didnt have a ton of snow we would have less after these last two days
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Old February 1st, 2012, 09:18 AM   #1398
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Are you still in Rose City Jason? Down here it's 50 degrees and sunny! This weather is really something!
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No, that was because Saturday you were on Whiterhino's run instead of mine
True. When you have a quality trail leader who makes even the hardest stuff seem easy, a 5+ trail seems like a walk in the park.

To answer Danimal, no, we never made it to the new 3 hills.
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Are you still in Rose City Jason? Down here it's 50 degrees and sunny! This weather is really something!
I came home sunday with everyone else, but the temps up there have been in the 40's according to my neighbors up there. in the trees there is a couple inches but the roads/ open trails are almost clear.
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