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I live in Reno

I live here in Reno and I'll go.

i know a few trails real close to town and hopefully, i'll find a few more soon. some guys from one of the local shops are heading out soon to what they said, "was an un-real" trail. and, from looking at there vehicles it IS.

there is a small 1/2 mile trail (that takes 2-4 hours) that is about 200yds off of pavement that is just a real kick. really close to a great Mexican-Baja restaurant too. you even get to drive over an abondon Ford Falcon (monster truck sytle, ye-ha).

Moon rocks is great, but won't they be starting to set up on friday. i think last year they ran the "stock" clase on friday or something. i know there was something going on out there.
 

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April 13th works for me!

looks good to me. already had planned on being at the moonrocks event (not competing, tried that last year; a little to wild for me, i hate that REALLY steep and off camber stuff).

FeCamel,
what are your ideas on trails? since i assume some if not all will be trailering, starting at the base of Peavine (7th St. pits area) may work. i would guess 4-6 hours would satisfy most since they will be driving home that afternoon/evening as well. have you been out in Hidden Valley area? that is where those other trails i heard about are. call me sometime, cell: 240-3738
 

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RudeZuk,

Moon Rocks is about 45 minutes at least from boomtown. it's not far, just by the time you go down the few miles of dirt road and out through Spanish Springs it takes time.

The Peavine area, and actually Peavine Mtn. is the larger mountain to the NE behind boomtown. basically between boomtown and reno.

Tdavis,
the weather the last few days is almost 70F, spring like. should be good by April 13th, but you never know. it rained on us off/on durring tech last year (friday) and was hotter than hell and all sun on Saturday/Sunday. Spring weather in Reno is always questionable. i have been snowed on in town all the way up to June 3rd and saw people in shorts today.
 

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Sounds good

FeCamel,

Sounds good on location. i thought about Bronco's but it's just too darn far to play around. i think most will have had their fill with the competition, so a little "at home" playing around would be fun and it's close to pavement. there is enough to do around the Peavine area for a few hours.

that shopping center is probably the best to meet, and possibly unload. hopefully they won't care to have some tow rigs parked there for awhile. up Kingsrow right before the entrance is an open field that usually has a few hundred feet of curb/street space to park as well. don't know if you can actually park in the field or not.

The FS really screwed it up for bringing trailers in up there. no way now.

where are you guys going on the 4/5?
 

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competition schedule?

does anyone know the competition schedule? as far as what classes which days, or are they all everyday? suppose i could look it up on the net, but i'm too lazy.

i will probably only make it out on friday in the afternoon at best; have to work.

where is Tech at? last year Calrocs had it at the Hilton, where is RCAA having it?

FeCamel,
got any ideas on a second day of wheelin'? Bronco's maybe. if you haul ass on the dirt road it only takes about 30-40 minutes. i think many may think it is too far for such a short trail. of course get them drunk enough and they won't care.

honestly, 1 day of wheelin' and 1 day of spectating is good for me, but i'm easy.
 

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Where & When

I would suggest we meet where FeCamel suggested, at the shopping center parking lot on the corner of McCarren & Kings Row.

I could draw a map if needed but we should all have made actually person/person contact by then anyhow.

as far as time, lets go with 9:00am. so hopefully by 10:00 all the "slow" people have arrived. i'll be there about 8:30 i'm sure.

anyone got a count on how many? please post if you are "GO" or "NO-GO" just so i can total it up. may depend on where we park all the tow rigs.
 

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Scwafish

i think neither on the location. i'm not completely sure on the businesses you mentioned.

if you look up "King Row, Reno, Nv. 89503" on any of the "map" wepsites and zoom in until you see it cross McCarren Blvd, that is where we will meet.

http://mappoint.msn.com/(1rmdljurkokkatbrmse4t0n4)/map.aspx?L=USA&C=39.54689%2c-119.86473&A=7.16667&P=|39.54689%2c-119.86473|1|Kings+Row%2c+Reno%2c+NV+89503|L1|

i actually can't think of what stores are in the center, but it is a smaller strip mall. The strip mall will be on the NW corner. I think there is a fire station on the NE corner
 

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tdavis,

tdavis,

you got the location perfect.

even if we have to unload there it is only about 1 to 1-1/2 miles up Kings Row. It isn't a heavily driven street since it is a "dead-end" so only residence drive it. it wouldn't concern me even if i wasn't registered. a lot of people ride dirt bikes & quads in the area so a few buggies shouldn't matter.

what's crappy is; i don't know what forsestry service was thinking because this area is a designated OHV area but they recently went in a "rock lined" the entrance roads leaving no parking except out on the pavement in a residential area.

i will go up there in my daily driver in the next week or so and see if i can find an alternative to this location for parking. the area is undergoing constant construction and things change over the coarse of a few months.
 

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7th st. pits

well, then i'm sure you put a few back at the pits. if you went through high school in reno, you know about the 7th st. pits. well, i suppose you mean like 2,3,5,6 years old then. just givin' you crap. ha, ha!

of course i got grey hair this year so i'm sure all the yougsters are puttin'em back somewhere i don't know about now. kinda freaks me out about what i have to look forward to with my son.
 

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Hilton!

the part that sucks with the Hilton is; it is one of those BIG hotels and you have to park WAY out in the parking lot and then WALK forever to the hotel, across the casino, up the elevator and all that to your room.

in this situation i like the "motor-lodge" type better. your rig is closer to you so you can keep an eye on it. the Hilton does have good security and they just put up all new lot lighting. looks like daytime now it's so bright. - your choice.
 

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I'm planning

Yeah, i'm planning on Sunday for sure.

i suppose we will all meet up at Moon Rocks either friday or saturday and make a plan from there, otherwise i suggest we meet at 9:00am at the mentioned shopping center on King Row & McCarren.
 

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meeting place

by the BIG BFgoodrich truck sounds good to me.

since i'v never actually met any of you guys, i wonder how many strangers i'll have to ask before someone says, "yeah, i have a samauri."
 

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Scwafish, and to anyone else:

my cell is 240-3738

i think it works out at moonrocks if i remember right. anyhow, if not, leave a message on the voice mail. you can call it anytime, i always have it.

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the weather really does seem to be an issue. if it helps to anyone, Moonrocks is away from the mountains and does not get the "shadow" affect like even Reno does. the forcast could very well be bad in the mountains and the weather be "ok" out there. it's just a matter of getting over the pass.
 

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the weather report is a little better now for reno. calling just for clouds. it's just a matter if you get over the pass. anyway i'm still up for it.

talked to Shane (rudezuk) out at summit today durring the Tech Inspection. he is unsure if he can make it for some reason (don't remember)

if there are any questions whether to "just" come out and check the event out i would HIGHLY recommend it. EVERYONE is there with all the NEW BAD ASS stuff. rigs like you wouldn't believe. this sport is WAY HIGH TECH THIS YEAR. big names and big sponsors. there are so many rigs i don't know how they are going to let them all run. many of these rigs are "first time out" ones. not a scratch on them. Spidertrax has a bithin' new rear/mid engine buggy. only 2120 pounds. they actually have to add 80lbs to meet the minimum 2200lb mark. a few others i can remember are:

Avalanche
Shaffer
Badlands
Waker Evans (the new independent)
Currie
and on, and on.....
 
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