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Old November 24th, 2012, 11:08 AM   #21
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Nick, I would like to help your "friend" winch his vehicle out of the wooded section

so I have to ask did you have more fun in the rzr than you did in your Jeep???
We ran some new stuff. Some of it was very tight. I put a nice crack in a body panel on a tree.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 11:10 AM   #22
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nick alvin said he seen you an ryan an waved at you an you just ignored him? he was with me at the mustash run.
Never saw him wave. He looked busy while his kids and wife were waiting to go.
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i had more fun driving the cruiser for the short time i did. got to use my stickies on the rocks. and i ran the fastest ive ever been down the main trail to the left by the sandy area all the way back. got a lil sketchy but thats what 5pts are for. so sketchy i missed the end of the trail turning right and had to dive into a quad trail to the left.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 11:59 AM   #24
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i had more fun driving the cruiser for the short time i did. got to use my stickies on the rocks. and i ran the fastest ive ever been down the main trail to the left by the sandy area all the way back. got a lil sketchy but thats what 5pts are for. so sketchy i missed the end of the trail turning right and had to dive into a quad trail to the left.
Thats funny that stretch was the smoothest I have ever seen it on Thursday. looked like they graded it with a county truck..
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not as smooth when your chasing a rzr at full throttle
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Old November 24th, 2012, 12:43 PM   #26
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Oh thats true...I was in a rzr when I went across it...
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i felt like mudslayer as we made trails at the mounds. anyone remember him?

as for winching to rocks. yes they tend to move some times. anybody want to venture out there and practice our winching skills?
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i felt like mudslayer as we made trails at the mounds. anyone remember him?

as for winching to rocks. yes they tend to move some times. anybody want to venture out there and practice our winching skills?
Yes and yes. I have no winch but I will be happy to be a spotter.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 03:01 PM   #29
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Maintenance talk? Yes there was but it was limited due to everything requiring budget approval, quotes and all the other red tape that comes with it. We had originally talked about doing a review after a year to see what was getting used and what was not. Right from the get go I felt there was some stuff that was not going to get used due to the placement. But short of being there every day, all day during the construction, it just wasn't possible to get them to fully understand what makes a course good or bad. I'm just glad the course to the right turned out so well. My guess is that the one line to the left has only been run once when we did it with your buggy. Simply harder than 99% want to attempt and the 1% ers are too cool to come down and actually see what was done at the mounds.

RE your "friend" and moving rocks........... It seems to me that rocks wrapped with a strap make great anchor points for winching. However, sometimes when winching, a rock is not quite as "stable" one might think and therefore "may" get pulled out of place. I kind of feel like this falls into a "don't ask, don't tell" or "it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission" scenario.

RE the undercut of the slab and the logs, I'll contact them and see what they have to say. Are we better to have the logs just pulled out of there?



i have run to the left at the chili run an it was a bitch but all the snow was not helping. i have not whent to the right yet but it's on the list

i will let him know thanks nock&ryan for the get back

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Old November 24th, 2012, 03:03 PM   #30
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i felt like mudslayer as we made trails at the mounds. anyone remember him?

as for winching to rocks. yes they tend to move some times. anybody want to venture out there and practice our winching skills?
let me know when i hope to have the jeep fixed soon. an the winch is all ways up to help out
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Old November 25th, 2012, 08:45 AM   #31
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well the ground will be freezing soon. so we need to go soon or wait until march right before they close or may when they re open
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Old November 25th, 2012, 12:52 PM   #32
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you call make the call? but give me a week to fix the jeep.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 09:34 PM   #33
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X2. Fuel issues here, but I'm all about getting out there before any real snow.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 10:55 PM   #34
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My guess is that the one line to the left has only been run once when we did it with your buggy. Simply harder than 99% want to attempt
i attempted the left course opening day. after about 10 mins i ripped a valve stem off a wheel, and was wedged in pretty good.
took two winches to get me out. i was frustrated, but it was lots of fun. i will be attempting it on my next trip out.
i dont mind bashing my junk.

the voids on the right hand course near the end are getting pretty large.
moving a few boulders with a couple winches should not be that hard i would think?

the logs could be removed, or possibly more added??
either option might help.

a pad at the bottom of the slab would be sweet!

i never thought the mounds could turn out so nicely. i was against spending money there. i was way wrong!
you all did an amazing job! thx, from all of us non-believers!

the stocker course was even fun in my bone stock rubicon on street tires!

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Old November 26th, 2012, 06:10 AM   #35
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Joe, you didn't run the line I am talking about. Many people have gone to the left but there is a row of boulders that are between some trees that are really tough. I attempted to run it this summer but took out my steering before I could get through.

On the brighter note, I'm glad you are one of the guys that enjoys it.

I am contacting them to see about some maintenance.
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Is there any way to find out attendance numbers for the park before and after the added items to determine a value the build is to the park?
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Is there any way to find out attendance numbers for the park before and after the added items to determine a value the build is to the park?
Your best bet would be to contact Nancy Edwards at Genesee County Parks to see if they have a feel for any gain in attendance over the 4-5 years since the first courses were built.

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Old November 26th, 2012, 07:24 AM   #38
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Maintenance talk? Yes there was but it was limited due to everything requiring budget approval, quotes and all the other red tape that comes with it. We had originally talked about doing a review after a year to see what was getting used and what was not. Right from the get go I felt there was some stuff that was not going to get used due to the placement. But short of being there every day, all day during the construction, it just wasn't possible to get them to fully understand what makes a course good or bad. I'm just glad the course to the right turned out so well. My guess is that the one line to the left has only been run once when we did it with your buggy. Simply harder than 99% want to attempt and the 1% ers are too cool to come down and actually see what was done at the mounds.

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RE the undercut of the slab and the logs, I'll contact them and see what they have to say. Are we better to have the logs just pulled out of there?
The problem is the extra "layer" of administration at the county level. GCP would have to either fund it or apply for a special maintenance grant from DNR to fund any modifications. Tri City Trailriders and the GLFWDA land use committee are working on a proposal to improve the rock challenges at St Helen, but we would need "encourage" the county to make some modifications at the Mounds. Let me do some poking around and see if Nancy or someone else would be our best place to start nudging GCPARKS.

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let me know if you need a winch i live right down the road and go to the mounds alot. i use rock course at least once a week. love the idea of putting a slab down at the wall. i havent tried the wooded rock course yet have always wanted to tho.
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let me check my schedules. Ill send a PM out to those interested in meeting up for a winching 101 meet and greet.

if anyone happens to have a 4wd tow truck we can learn the proper practices of winching to boulders with that would be even better
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