Save Johnson Valley Ride - December 13-14

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Elefant 900 Rad, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Elefant 900 Rad

    Elefant 900 Rad Hedley

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    Sounds like a good event for a great cause in a great riding area (I haven't been there yet).

    BRP Fun Ride to Save Johnson Valley Link

    Let's get some of you ADVriders who like Johnson Valley to attend this event and show your support !!

    I'm going to try to make it, maybe with some other San Diego Adventure Riders also.

    United Our Voices Can be Heard
    Protecting OHV access is not only important for our business and other’s like it but for the many thousands of families who share our love for OHV recreation. And with the help of District 37, ORBA and a host of others we hope you will unite with us for this cause.
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  2. erinbomber

    erinbomber in awe

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    I lurk a lot, rarely post, but this is worth posting for!

    Even if you are in the "it's already a done deal" camp, go out and support this cause. Even if it is a done deal, they have not made the decision whether they will expand east or west yet. With enough noise we still have a chance to convince them that going east (the other side of the base, away from Johnson Valley) will be less painful.

    I attended the meeting in Victorville. Important things to know.
    • Public comment period closes December 15. If you want your opinion known, write to the Barstow BLM office with your opinion before that date!
    • Write your congressman, ulitmately it's they who vote on Johnson Valley's fate
    • Mention how sandy it is... evidently tanks have issues with sand?!?!?!? (Okay, I just heard this in passing, but whatever works...)
    My.02
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  3. Elefant 900 Rad

    Elefant 900 Rad Hedley

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    Yes, there is no sense in giving up until it's a final decision. As you said, we still may be able to influence what happens.
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  4. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    I'll be checking it out, nothings a done deal :thumb
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  5. punkenduro

    punkenduro now in a cage...

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    ill be trying to make this ride. probally only get sat. off and ride back and work sunday.
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  6. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    There will be five loops laid out to ride.
    One for the kids, one for UTV's, two for bikes and quads, and one bike only loop.
    Nothing crazy, but laid out and marked by District 37 members and clubs.
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  7. gabepari

    gabepari Throttle Flogger

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    Would like to bring the kids out for this one. Could I come out in my Samurai?? Could do the UTV course.

    Thanks,

    Gabe
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  8. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    When I was at the 29 Palms "presentation" I talked to the Ex-BLM Regional Superintendent turned current Marine/BLM Liaison and Marine Landgrab Project Director.

    When I asked if it was feasible that they might consider some sort of compensation or land trade, he said there was already some mention of that and that it was a possibility. So that would be something worth mentioning in your letters to the BLM or Congressperson. The hills to the south of the current OHV area would make a primo trade.:nod Turn that into an open riding area! Even trade acre for acre.
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  9. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Wannabe Adventure Tourer

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    This sounds like a great weekend for riding. I'm 90% sure me and my gf will be camping out at this ride.:ricky :thumb
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  10. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    i got myself penciled in for that sunday!!!
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  11. 2old2race

    2old2race I wana ride

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    Gonna put this on my calander
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  12. Elefant 900 Rad

    Elefant 900 Rad Hedley

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    ADMIN......can you possibly PIN this topic, since it's for an important cause in California.

    Thanks
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  13. punkenduro

    punkenduro now in a cage...

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    bump for the "protest".
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  14. erinbomber

    erinbomber in awe

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    bump
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  15. hidesertbomber

    hidesertbomber Doin' it in the dirt!

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    I'm there with the famdamly. Should be out by Friday late afternoon.
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  16. Makakoa85032

    Makakoa85032 Displaced Surfer

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    Ok, I currently live in Arizona, but own property in Lucerne Valley just about 5 miles from Johnson OHV and one of the things that appealed to me when making the choice to purchase my land in LV was the fact that within a couple of minuets we could be riding and camping at Johnson OHV and while I will not be able to make it to the ride, I was wondering if anyone has put together a Petition :deal both hard copy and on-line which would further show support for keeping area open? If by chance one has been started or gets started please post it here so that I may add my name to the list.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  17. erinbomber

    erinbomber in awe

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    Go to the AMA district 37 website, they have all sorts of things in process to fight this. A lot of their races are held @ Johnson Valley.
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  18. erinbomber

    erinbomber in awe

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    Doghouse_Riley Wannabe Adventure Tourer

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    Also check out the Partnership for Johnson Valley website for easy instructions on how to email various important people/agencies. http://www.pfjv.org/
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  20. punkenduro

    punkenduro now in a cage...

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    im looking for a riding partner just incase anything happens, ill be out saterday and might stay the night depending on the work schedule. any in.
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