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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bully Dog Triple Dog GT Now Available for More Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler Owners

Bully Dog Technologies, the company known for their amazing technology, has done it again with the introduction of the GT or Gauge Tuner. The new product is actually four products all rolled into one sleek, new design. It serves as: a downloader that adds power, a tuner allowing for multiple drive-train settings to be tuned and adjusted, a gauge that is fully customizable to each user’s preferences which monitors four gauge functions at one time, and lastly it is a Driving Coach. This revolutionary Driving Coach software monitors wasted vehicle energy and then informs the driver how to change their driving habits to increase fuel economy.

The Chrysler vehicles added to the GT include:
Ram 1500-3500 Charger
5.7L V8 Hemi '03-'10 6.1L V8 Hemi '10 SRT 8
4.7L V8 Hemi '08-'10 5.7L V8 Hemi '10
Challenger Durango
6.1L V8 Hemi '10 SRT 8 5.7L V8 Hemi '04-'09
5.7L V8 Hemi '10 4.7L V8 Hemi '08-'09
Dakota 300C
4.7L V8 Hemi '08-'10 6.1L V8 Hemi '06-'10 SRT 8
Grand Cherokee Aspen
6.1L V8 Hemi '06-'10 SRT 8 5.7L V8 Hemi '10
5.7L V8 Hemi '10
4.7L V8 Hemi '08-'10 

Get yours today at your local Bully Dog dealer or online at www.bullydog.com

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

National Recreation Advocacy Group Applauds Lawmakers Stance Against USFS De-Facto Wilderness Policy

POCATELLO, ID (April 21)--The BlueRibbon Coalition, a national recreational advocacy group, today applauded a group of 18 lawmakers who sent a letter to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell challenging the agency's ability to manage lands as "de-facto" Wilderness. The Coalition, as well as recreationists across Montana and Northern Idaho, has been opposing an attempt by the U.S. Forest Service Region 1 to manage all Recommended Wilderness Areas (RWAs) in a de-facto Wilderness state, which bans all motorized recreation and mountain bike use.
BRC's Executive Director, Greg Mumm said "Only Congress can designate Wilderness, which makes sense because Wilderness is the most restrictive land management designation on the planet. It is not wise, nor legal, for any federal land management agency to establish de-facto Wilderness areas. We are pleased to see members of Congress remind the U.S. Forest Service of this important fact."
The letter was spearheaded by Natural Resources Committee ranking member Doc Hastings (WA) and Rob Bishop (UT), National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee ranking member. The letter noted "It is a baseless, twisted reading of the law to suggest that Congress intended to allow an agency to administratively declare an area as recommended for wilderness designation and then to manage that area exactly as if Congress had taken action to make such a designation."
The letter was at least partly in response to an earlier letter sent to Chief Tidwell in support of the Region 1 Policy. That letter was organized by Representative Raul Grijalva (AZ), Chairman of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands. Grijalva and 72 Representatives requested Tidwell expand its Region 1 guidance across all USFS managed lands.
Mumm noted that the policy suggested by Representative Grijalva creates a situation where currently authorized motorized and mechanized recreation does not preclude lands becoming RWA's - but then mandates those uses be all but eliminated. Mumm said, "Since the existing uses do not stop the lands from being recommended as Wilderness, then certainly those historic activities should be allowed to continue until Congress acts."
Mumm also stressed that a "de-facto" Wilderness policy precludes collaborative solutions such as those reached in recent land use legislation. "Such a policy presupposes the agency's desires on what is properly between Congress and the American people. By doing so, it eliminates the opportunity for motorized and mountain bike users to reach acceptable compromise with State and local governments, Wilderness advocates, and other stakeholders."

MORE INFO ON THE WEB:

Letter to Chief Tidwell
http://www.sharetrails.org/uploads/Bishop_Letter_to_Tidwell_re_RWA_issue.pdf
Previous BRC Nationwide Action Alert
http://www.sharetrails.org/alerts/?alert=1107
Congressman Grijalva's Dear Colleague Letter
http://www.sharetrails.org/public-lands/?section=Letter_01

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The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. It represents over 10,000 individual members and 1,200 organization and business members, for a combined total of over 600,000 recreationists nationwide. 1-800-258-3742. www.sharetrails.org

Monday, April 19, 2010

Toy Hauler Adventures is now live on the web

Announcing Toy Hauler Adventures, a consumer website dedicated to the research of new trailers, motorhomes and all the vast arrays to transport toys to places of adventure. The goal of the website is to keep the consumer informed of toy hauler trailers, products available, service and maintenance. We will also be doing research on tow vehicles, toys, aftermarket accessories for both and places to enjoy with family and friends.

With the RV market hitting such hard times many of the consumer research engines have fallen to the way side. The economy is not better yet so it is the perfect time to show consumers a way to improve and/or fix the products that they already own. The other thing that the Toy Haulers Adventure team has noticed is that the toyhaulers are getting older and things are starting to break. So the toyhauler owners are going to be searching for information on repairs and where to get service and/or parts. It will be Toy Hauler Adventures mission to provide such data.

The staff of Toy Hauler Adventures is made up by all end user writers and photographers with many years of camping and enjoying their toys. Headed by Terry Gluckman, one of the founders and editors of ToyHauler Magazine is a camper with almost three decades of enjoying the great outdoors. As an avid dirt bike, street bike, quad, boating and now side x side rider he has immeasurable knowledge of many different types of camping. From the deserts of the southwest, the rocks of Moab, beaches of Florida and the streets of Sturgis he has had interaction with people from many walks of life to help with his understanding of the market and what the consumer wants to see.
The world has changed a bunch over the last couple of years and so has the business of marketing. So the THA team has been brainstorming ways to produce a valuable tool for both the consumer and manufacturers. After some great discussions over the years we think we have some cutting edge new ideas to keep the consumers educated on new and old products and a place for manufacturers to showcase their inventions. So over the next few months the website will grow on a daily basis with new information and a lot of interactive components.

 Check them out on the web at: www.toyhauleradventures.com

Friday, April 16, 2010

Polaris RZR 4 Doors now available from Pro Armor

Pro Armor has just released their all new doors for the Polaris RZR 4.  These doors are all aluminum construction to save weight and ensure strength and durability for any type of riding or racing.  The doors are direct bolt on to your RZR with no drilling.  The mounting system for these doors make them the strongest and best design on the market period.
The doors are available with sheet metal skins or nets and are fully interchangeable.  These  doors not only make your ride look that much better with the state of the art design but also make it much easier to enter and exit your RZR.  We offer these doors in brushed aluminum or powder coated black. Retail on a set of these doors is only $999.95 for brushed aluminum with sheet metal or with the nets.

Features
  • All aluminum construction to ensure strength and durability
  • Direct bolt on, no drilling
  • Multi point mounting system
  • Interchangeable sheet metal and net system
  • Doors open beyond 90 degrees
Benefits
  • Easy entry and exit with reverse hinged opening
  • State of the art design
  • All aluminum construction to save weight
  • Interchangeable sheet metal and net system
  • Installs in minutes
So, what are you waiting for?  Pick up the phone and call your local dealer or call us direct at 888-31-ARMOR or you can place your order at www.proarmor.com

Thursday, April 15, 2010

White Wash Sand Dunes Temporarily Closed for Filming in May

The White Wash Sand Dunes are scheduled to be closed from May 20-27, 2010, for a large filming operation. Originally, it was feared the Dunes would be closed for Memorial Day weekend, although the current date butts right up against the holiday, the May 20-27 closure leaves Memorial Day weekend open.
Please check for updates posted upon the Discover Moab website before planning a trip to the White Wash Sand Dunes. http://www.discovermoab.com/atv.htm
The closure of the Dune area, as well as some of the camping area, will be enforced by BLM, County and Utah Parks and Recreation law enforcement officers. The Dunes will be completely closed to public access; however, all the other roads and trails in the area will remain open for visitor use, including the recently designated Guys Trail to the Geyser, The Enduro Loop, Ten Mile Wash and others.
Duners may wish to make alternate arrangements should the filming conflict with holiday vacation plans. There are several alternative sand dune areas nearby. New Mexico's Farmington Dunes Vehicle Recreation Area is an option, as well as Utah's Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Sand Hollow and Little Sahara. And I would be remiss if I didn't mention Idaho's own St. Anthony Sand Dunes. For information on other dune riding areas, visit the excellent DuneGuide.com website: http://www.duneguide.com/

For additional information, please contact the Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission at 435-259-4341 or tara@moabcity.org.
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The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national (non-profit) trail-saving group that represents over 600,000 recreationists nationwide The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) season is beginning. Federal employees, please mark BlueRibbon Coalition and Check #11402 on your CFC pledge form to support our efforts to protect your access. Join us at 1-800-258-3742 http://www.sharetrails.org/

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Oregon Dunes NRA - OHV Designated Routes Working Group Meeting and Field Visit

The Siuslaw National Forest, located in western Oregon, has announced that a field tour and meeting for the Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Designated Routes Working Group for the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (Oregon Dunes) will be held on Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17, 2010.
The April 16 field tour will focus on the "South Riding Area" of the NRA, located between Horsfall Beach Road and Tenmile Creek, north of Coos Bay. The field tour will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Old Bark Road Staging Area, located off of Horsfall Beach Road, and will conclude at 4:00 p.m. at the same location.
The following day, April 17, the Working Group will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the North Bend Public Library, located at 1800 Sherman Avenue in North Bend.
The meeting agenda will be focused on a review of designated route proposals for the middle and north riding areas, developed by the Working Group at two previous meetings, and the identification of potential designated routes for the south riding area.
The public is invited to attend both the field tour and meeting. Members of the public attending the field trip must provide their own transportation, which will need to be capable of traveling off road in the sand and have a current ATV permit. A public comment period will be provided at 11:30 a.m. on April 17.
This will be the fourth in a series of six meetings on the Working Group scheduled to take place over a one-year period. During previous meetings the group reviewed and discussed background information about the Oregon Dunes and the designation of routes in Management Area 10(C), discussed criteria for evaluating alternative OHV routes that could be considered for designation, and developed initial ideas for alternative routes in the middle riding area (Umpqua Beach area) and north riding area of the Oregon Dunes.
Individuals requiring alternate format material or accommodation, or who have questions regarding the April 17 meeting, can contact Ross Holloway, OHV Designated Routes Working Group Facilitator, by phone at 503-812-4056 or by e-mail at rholloway@inciplan.net.

Questions about the April 16 field tour can be directed to Sharon Stewart, Dispersed Recreation Supervisor, by phone at 541-271-6071, or by e-mail at slstewart@fs.fed.us.

More information about the OHV working group, meeting times and agendas can be found online at www.fs.fed.us/r6/siuslaw/projects/rec-plans-projects

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