Outstanding turning out at last night’s club meeting. There were 47 TRS members, family members, friends and several new prospect members in the audience. A few highlights from the meeting.
• Update on OHVAG and Az. Sate Parks & Trails.
• Red Springs Single track project report.
• Copper Classic race planning discussion.
• Special guest, Michael Battaglia from On Any Moto invited TRS to an upcoming Beta Demo Ride.
• Carlos Serrano explained a new water jet cleaning system he has in his shop. If you have metal or plastic parts needing to be refreshed, check it out.
• An in depth discussion about the merits of the SPOT & Garmin systems, which provided emergency response communications. Strongly recommended for us off-road riders.
• Two great memorable stories by dirt bike riders Russell & Kevin. Both involving dead animals, in retrospect kind of strange. But hearing the ostrich and rat stories had all of us laughing really hard. Thanks for sharing Russell & Kevin.
Pics of Russell telling his story and the audience.
Helmets off to all the TRS members and friends who came out to help get the race course ready for race day.
A special thanks to Kelly V. & Anthony B. for putting in OT getting the course ready. Nice work guys.
A large portion of a fence adjacent to the “grass track” was cleared of the vines. This now will allow a superior spectator viewing area for the Big Bike race. Much safer than the arrangement used last year.
This is the name list captured today of all the volunteers, but if someone’s name is missing please reply.
Gary M., Jerry K., Jim G., Chris D., Tim Mc., Charlie H., Chris A., Diego M., Alvaro M., Kelly V., Anthony B., Brad S., Kevin H., Todd D., Eric T., Chuck I., John B., George W.
While looking through an old issue of Dirt Rider (March 2013) I saw this editorial from Chris Denison. This message is still very true today. As dirt bikers we need to keep the sound down. Read & ride on!
Final notice for the February club meeting. Be sure to attend, expect to hear some great stories about favorite or most memorable rides. I am especially interested in hearing the ostrich story told by Russell Hacker.
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (social 1/2 hour starts at 6:00pm) Place: East Coast Super Subs, 187 N Park Ave near the U of A.
During the latter part of 2018, those who were volunteering time to the Red Springs Trail Project were earning RMMC Race Gas credits for their RMMC account. Recently I received an email from Mac L. of RMMC. Unfortunately we will no longer earn Race Gas credits for work on the Red Springs Project. Review Mac’s message below.
Here at Rocky Mountain we appreciate everything that organizations like TRS do for the sport and for trail maintenance. You guys have been great!!
However, as we move into 2019, we find ourselves at odds with the terms of the RaceGas program. I know that Tyler was able to bend a few rules to help out your group in 2018. Unfortunately, Tyler has left the company. The RaceGas Program remains the same for 2019. I have included a link outlining the program. https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/emailsales/Race-Gas.html
Please respond with an acknowledgement to the terms of the program.
Should you have an event with 50 or more participants, we would be happy to provide RaceGas credits.
I have also attached a PDF letter that you can provide to your riders. This will help them understand the program better, access their credits easier and provide you more complete data.
I’m looking forward to great season with your group. If you have any questions, please let us know.
Mac L. // RaceGas Director – Rocky Mountain ATV/MC
Steve Brown and George Wysopal were in Patagonia last night to attend the bi-monthly Town Council meeting. While at the meeting they presented an appreciation plaque to the Town Council for their support of TRS’ motorcycle event and fundraiser, There Will Be Dust VI. Thank you letters were also issued to the Gathering Grounds and Stage Stop Inn. Both of these businesses provided TWBD participants and guests outstanding service and meals.
After Steve handed off the plaque and thank you letters, all in the audience and Council members applauded our expressions of thanks. Their reaction certainly surprised both of us. Several of the Council made it known they were extremely pleased with the success of our event and the respectful behavior all participants demonstrated while visiting Patagonia. The Council also made special note and high praise for the $1,500 donation to the local food bank. Further discussions with the Council confirmed TRS is welcome to come back in November of this year for the next running of There Will Be Dust!