Bald Eagle Bastards - general BS thread

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by Skyclad, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Denny Mann

    Denny Mann Been here awhile

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    I have been out of touch since my post on Monday, riding the ANF. I had no idea you would cancel your event and I'm sorry to hear the news. Thank you very much for this act of support.

    Today at 1:00 at the DCNR building in Harrisburg PaOHV has a meeting with the Secretary and I will discuss this issue. This is our agenda and I hope that I can post good news tonight:

    Thoughts submitted for face-to-face meeting with Secretary Allan...
    1. Is the Secretary willing to register off-road motorcycles?
    2. A significant amount of grant money is being dedicated to private “ride
    parks”. Any park allowing dirt-bike use should also have mandatory
    youth dirt-bike training.
    3. Would the DCNR be willing to run a one year ATV/dirt-bike compatibility
    test program in a single riding area to determine whether or not it is
    feasible. (Note: the trails in the ANF have been dual use for years)
    4. The Bald Eagle trail system was not closed prematurely as expected,
    and PaOHV appreciates that. PaTRA, one of our oldest member clubs,
    has dedicated nearly forty years of volunteer effort in the Bald Eagle, and
    are now being told that dirt-bikes will be restricted to the same seasonal
    ride dates as ATV’s. We have been good stewards of the forest, and
    would appreciate a more open discussion of the decision.
    5. Would the DCNR consider a media promotion aimed at youth ATV
    education?
    6. Would the DCNR consider expanding the ATV youth education program
    to adults?
    7. Make the Secretary aware of the statewide educational program we are
    currently working on (SCORE Rules of the Trail, Phase 1), including the
    recent acquisition of our ATV Simulator.
    8. Stress the importance of regular meetings of the SAAC, Snowmobile/
    ATV Advisory Committee.
    9. We would like to see the establishment of a steering committee focused
    on economic development in Pa. relative to ATV’s and dirt-bikes.
    10. Ask the Secretary what his vision for his tenure is, and let him know
    we’re willing to assist.
    11. Let the Secretary know we appreciate the continued expansion for offroad
    riding via parks like Rock Run and the proposed AOAA, but make it
    known that hundreds of miles already exist throughout the state, and
    they’re being ridden on illegally. Legalizing those that meet a
    sustainability criteria would cost very little, would eliminate a great deal
    of illegal riding, and would provide an immediate economic benefit to the
    communities close to the system.
    12. Ask for accurate accountability ATV versus snowmobile spending
    relative to the restricted account. ***added
    These are not in any organized order, and reflect input I’ve received from a
    number of folks. Are there other things we need to take to the plate, and
    what do we want to leave with the Secretary?
    We need to determine who will attend the meeting, and we need to pull
    together a call ASAP.
    Thanx,​
    Dick

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  2. Intrigue_262000

    Intrigue_262000 Did you see that wheelie?

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    Keep us posted, and thank you!
  3. Denny Mann

    Denny Mann Been here awhile

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    The meeting when good with future meetings being scheduled in late fall. We were only give 2 definate answers over the course of the hour meeting.

    1. The SAAC meetings will return this fall and the issue in Bald Eagle will me discussed.

    2. The DCNR supports our views to add dirt bikes to the ATV/Snowmobile Laws but we must obtain the political support.
  4. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    Sorry tosee the event cancelled fellas. Good luck in the right to ride up there. We are pulling for yall.
  5. gm57

    gm57 Adventurer

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    Hope every one of you bastards have a GREAT HOLIDAY!!! I'm thankful to be riding this Sunday!
  6. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Right back at ya!
    Why don't you warm up for Sunday by moving the tag today?:evil
  7. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Happy Thanksgiving to all you Bastards!!
  8. racer43

    racer43 a.k.a. Shooter

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    Hope that everyone had a good Thanksgiving with family and friends.

    Are any of you F's going down to New Park, Pa this Sunday the 25th, for the 3rd annual BCTRA Fall Trail ride? http://www.bctra.com/

    It should be fun, so I'll be there. If you go, just look for a guy on a KTM.:rofl
  9. Intrigue_262000

    Intrigue_262000 Did you see that wheelie?

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    I'd love to go but my truck is a little under the weather. Gotta work on that this weekend. My luck..........
  10. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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    I hope all you Bastards had a great Thanksgiving. :deal

    In case you didn't hear yet, Scott P has resigned as Mayor Of Laurel Fork(too much pressure :D). Iamchaz is the new Mayor and he has scheduled this years Spring Frolic in the Forest for April 19-21. Here's the thread. :clap

    See you FFs in April. :freaky

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  11. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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  12. Intrigue_262000

    Intrigue_262000 Did you see that wheelie?

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    Snow? Nice.
  13. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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  14. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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    Sky, your link don't go there. :D
  15. tommu56

    tommu56 Long timer

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    link opens a new thread page in ADV??

    I would expect that from a ham fisted electrician (me) not a computer savvy geek like you:D

    tom
  16. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    :norton

    Now it does.
  17. rockinrog

    rockinrog Long timer

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    If anyone ever gets a hankering to do something like this, let me know
  18. Intrigue_262000

    Intrigue_262000 Did you see that wheelie?

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    As some of you may know, I've been rebuilding a motor for in my super beetle project. Well I got it all back together and running finally! It's now a 1641cc with a 2bbl webber carb and electronic ignition. Everything internal is new, crank,cam,rods,etc.,everything. Here is a quick vid of the initial start up and cam break in.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXmParXukxM&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  19. Intrigue_262000

    Intrigue_262000 Did you see that wheelie?

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    It went from this
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    To this
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  20. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    COOL!!!!:clap:clap:clap
    Not many admit to getting excited about a VW bug!
    Had a '64,,, then the first year, '71 Super Beetle!
    Lots of fun,,, only way to get 'em stuck was get so much snow packed up underneath the wheels couldn't touch the ground!:D