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OK let's plan something then. I'll keep the date open, I might not have a ride at that time, but I'd definitely want to come watch and help play tour-guide. That Peavine Canyon is pretty nice for a half-day run, most of the really good trails I know would be more of a full-day thing.

We could probably meet at that shopping center on the corner of McCarran and Kings Row. They'll probably have to unload there because I don't think there's room up by the pits since the FS made the new official road up there. It's pretty narrow to be pulling a trailer through.

bdacus: I haven't done a lot of 'wheeling out by Hidden Valley. We usually go east of Reno: Bronco, Tracy/Clark, Dead Horse are all pretty good, and of course the Peavine trail. We're doing a run on 4/5/03 and you're welcome to come with us.

If anybody is in the Reno area and wants to wheel, give me a call.
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PS here are some pics from our last two trips if you guys missed them in General.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=103098
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=120417
 

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OK let's plan something then. I'll keep the date open, I might not have a ride at that time, but I'd definitely want to come watch and help play tour-guide. That Peavine Canyon is pretty nice for a half-day run, most of the really good trails I know would be more of a full-day thing.

We could probably meet at that shopping center on the corner of McCarran and Kings Row. They'll probably have to unload there because I don't think there's room up by the pits since the FS made the new official road up there. It's pretty narrow to be pulling a trailer through.

bdacus: I haven't done a lot of 'wheeling out by Hidden Valley. We usually go east of Reno: Bronco, Tracy/Clark, Dead Horse are all pretty good, and of course the Peavine trail. We're doing a run on 4/5/03 and you're welcome to come with us.

If anybody is in the Reno area and wants to wheel, give me a call.
775-337-6354
-Matt

PS here are some pics from our last two trips if you guys missed them in General.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=103098
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=120417
I cant drive my buggy on the street....i need to trailer at least to a dirt road...

Scaw..you have any extra seats in your ride?

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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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This is sounding sweet. I'm down for Sunday, but I wouldnt mind doing Sat. or Fri. too. One day of comp. spectating will be enough for the kids, they are going to wanna go wheeling.

I will be trailering too. My rig isn't as buggyish as Rude's, but the less pavement the better. I've got no glass, front turns, side mirrors and a bunch of exposed rubber.

Rude-I plan on bringing two of my kids. I should have one seat open and plenty of room for stuff.
 

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This is sounding sweet. I'm down for Sunday, but I wouldnt mind doing Sat. or Fri. too. One day of comp. spectating will be enough for the kids, they are going to wanna go wheeling.

I will be trailering too. My rig isn't as buggyish as Rude's, but the less pavement the better. I've got no glass, front turns, side mirrors and a bunch of exposed rubber.

Rude-I plan on bringing two of my kids. I should have one seat open and plenty of room for stuff.
If you wouldnt mind, like to see if a passenger rides with you on sunday??

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If I have a seat its all yours. The only reason I can see not having one is if the wife decides to come or my buddy doesnt get his toyota back together in time. Both are very unlikely.
 

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If I have a seat its all yours. The only reason I can see not having one is if the wife decides to come or my buddy doesnt get his toyota back together in time. Both are very unlikely.
thanks!!

Might just have to have a couple of rigs go with us:D



So this place...can you tow to the dirt road?

Mine isnt street legal at all!!

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If it's saturday and sunday wheeling, I'm considering coming up for it.

I have to trailer, since the zuk is totally illegal for street use (tires sticking out, blah, blah, blah..)

I'd need to find a place to stay - any cheap hotels/motels that are secure? Don't want everything stolen out of the zuk at night..
 

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Rooms in Reno arent expensive generally. We stayed at one of the nicer Casinos last time and got rooms for $35/night and the parking security was over the top. I'm going to do some research today.
 

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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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I think they run both classes both days. The event is at the Hilton. Rooms at the Hilton are $89 if you say your with the event. Atlantis had some online deals as low as $45.

One day of each will work for me as well, just looking for a little more if possible.
 

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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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I am a "GO".

Are you talking about the Raleys parking lot across from the old 7-11? When I was a little kid it was Eagle Thrifty! Or are you talking about the mini mall with the subway on the other side of the freeway.
 

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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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Is this at the intersection of Kings Blvd and North McCarren Blvd?

I can find that on Yahoo! maps easily.

If it's just sunday, I'll just get up early (about 4am) and tow up for the day from Pinole (3hr drv normally.. so I'm estimating 4 hrs with a trailer, give or take some)

I will need to trailer as close to the trail head as possible.. The zuk isn't a street vehicle.
 

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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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I will find it on a map site. I used to live off of Kings Row when I was a little guy.
 

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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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OK, if we meet on the NW corner of King's Row and McCarran, it is just a few blocks of residential street to the trail. I drive my unregistered/uninsured/illegal Zuk up there sometimes and the cops have never hassled me. If you are really paranoid, you can drive your trailers on pavement to the turn-out, unload, then go find a parking place for your tow rigs.

bdacus-I have a few other trails if people want a second day of 'wheeling, we'll play it by ear. On the 5th, we are going to Tracy/Clark about 15 miles East of Reno. It is sort of like Bronco, but closer (time-wise) and with more options for carnage as well as dirt roads for stockers. We are meeting at the Lockwood exit from I-80 at 10:00 AM, then we will caravan out to the trail.
 
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