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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,817
Posted By Dirt1st
No Harm, No Foul

_CJ, let me get this right, you profess to never have purchased an OHV Registration/Permit, so you have spent no money supporting a program you appear to detest, and you seem to be loudest protester...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,817
Posted By Dirt1st
If At First You Don't Succeed

I have just talked to my contact at the Forest Service, and the Pike San Isabel Forest Service website will be corrected, probably today, to more accurately reflect the OHV...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,817
Posted By Dirt1st
Well Duh

I cannot explain why there seems to be so much confusion or outright ignorance on the part of the Forest Service, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. I do know who to contact with both agencies to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-30-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,817
Posted By Dirt1st
Pissed Designated Routes

Thanks jnclem and fatchance for your comments. First. let me apologize to all of the inmates following this thread. I am a dyed in the wool Luddite when it comes to this forum. I do not know how...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-30-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,817
Posted By Dirt1st
Statutory Authority for OHV Registrations & Permits

Modette, please go to CRS 33-14.5-112(b), which states that vehicles registered pursuant to CRS 42-3-103 must have a "permit" to be operated on "designated" routes. Basically, CRS 42-3-103 defines...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-29-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,817
Posted By Dirt1st
Secret Squirrel Society

Let me start by saying that I guess that I am one of the members of the "Secret Squirrel Society" I was one of the dozen or so OHV enthusiasts (dirt biker) that in the late 1980s saw the need for...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 21,788
Posted By Dirt1st
Memories

Great ride report that brought back a lot of memories. In 2004, five or six if us rode pretty much the same route except we started in Alamos and rode to Choi, then on to Urique, Batopilas, etc. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-17-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,291
Posted By Dirt1st
COHVCO Sues Colorado State Parks Board

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-14-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,454
Posted By Dirt1st
Cohvco

Cloud9 here is the information about Parks and DNR leadership that you asked for:<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"><meta name="ProgId" content="Word.Document"><meta...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-12-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,454
Posted By Dirt1st
Tpa & Cohvco

For Esteban, the Trails Preservation Alliance (TPA) was formed about 2 to 3 years ago as an organization that is focused on saving and expanding single track motorcycle trails. The head honcho is...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-11-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,454
Posted By Dirt1st
COHVCO and funding

With regard to the motorcycle manufacturers, OHVs, particularly off-highway motorcycles are a very, very small part of their business, and there is a lot of competition within that market segment. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-11-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,454
Posted By Dirt1st
COHVCO Membership

Rodzilla, you got the comma in the wrong place. The number of dues paying memberships in COHVCO is approximately 2,000. That includes a number of clubs. Approximately 1/3 of the dues paying...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-10-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,454
Posted By Dirt1st
Rollins Pass and James Peak Wilderness

Esteban, I understand your frustration, and regret that the Rollins Pass issue appears to have come to a stop.

COHVCO essentially has been spending all of its time on dealing with Colorado State...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-09-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,454
Posted By Dirt1st
COHVCO & the OHV Program

I guess I should have waited a little longer before attempting to reply to an eariler post by Cloud9 as I see he has an even longer comment that was posted while I was writing my reply

Cloud9...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-09-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,454
Posted By Dirt1st
How it works!

Cloud9, when was the last time you sat down at a table with any agency, federal, state, or local to protest some action that they have proposed, yelled, pounded the table, and said "hell no, you...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-08-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,454
Posted By Dirt1st
OHV Program

:clapI see that Hellsickle has posted an email that I sent out to some of the groups that have been active in defending the OHV Program, so most of what you will see below you have already seen, but...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-11-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 26,130
Posted By Dirt1st
Breakfast

I don't remember the name, but if you take the first Idaho Springs exit (where the McDonalds is located) the restaurant is located on the left hand side of the road amybe a half a mile past the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-11-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 26,130
Posted By Dirt1st
BWR/Rollins Pass

Just to clear up a point that has been raised, OCHVCO does not have a grant program, however there is a grant program administerd by Colorado State Parks that distributes money generated by the sale...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-11-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By Dirt1st
Hearing on DeGette Wilderness Bill

OK, the hearing is over, it took about 4 hours to hear about 30 minutes of testimony. With the exception of one river outfitter, a representative from the Wilderness Society, and the Central...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-11-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By Dirt1st
South Rampart Travel Management Planning

There was a good turnout at the meeting last night, mostly motorized folks. It will take a litte time for COHVCO and everyone else to compare the alternatives. The "Preferred Alternative",...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-23-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,949
Posted By Dirt1st
Parks Board Meeting

Latest news everyone. First of all, thanks for your emails. State Parks staff had put all of the emails and letters they received in 5 very large three ring binders and set them on the speakers...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-01-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 168,432
Posted By Dirt1st
Question Evening Cookout

If somone can come up with an estimate of how many people need to be fed, and how much money they would be willing to spend, I can check out Sams Club or Costco in the Denver area for prices for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-01-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,758
Posted By Dirt1st
Thumb Cood Job Everyone

:clap :clap :clap We won this one!! The JBC closed the long bill about 5:00 P.M. this evening without considering the DNR proposal to move money from the OHV Registration Fund to the General Fund. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,758
Posted By Dirt1st
Question I spent most of the day today in a room with the...

I spent most of the day today in a room with the JBC, and spent some individual time with several members of the Committee. The semi-bottom line is that the proposal to raid the OHV Registration...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-30-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By Dirt1st
Pissed They are coming after our money!

:deal Late this afternoon Colorado State Parks went to the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) of the Colorado General Assembly and "volunteered" to sacrifice about 2.3 million dollars from the OHV...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-09-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 15,626
Posted By Dirt1st
Cry Complying with Federal Regs

If you go to 41-6a-1601 in the Utah Statutes, you will see language to the effect that "to the extent practicable, vehicle equipment standards should comply with the DOT standards, and with regard to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-28-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 15,626
Posted By Dirt1st
I believe the information I provided is current. ...

I believe the information I provided is current. Laws almost always are subject to some interpretation (I guess that is why there are appeals courts). I spent about 3 or 4 hours yesterday reading...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-27-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Dirt1st
OHV Stickers

Go here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=436719for a discussion of this issue.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-27-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 882
Posted By Dirt1st
Title Tax!!

Actually, the $29.00 in additional fees for a motorcycle consists of two separate "surcharges" as described in the legislation - one is a $16.00 "Road Safety" surcharge, and the second is a $13.00...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-27-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 15,626
Posted By Dirt1st
Utah Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

:DCOHVCO here again. OK guys, here we go for all of those who want to split legal hairs. The Utah Statutes for motor vehicles (41-6a-1604) does require that all motor vehicles have turn signals...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-27-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 15,626
Posted By Dirt1st
Reciprocity

My name is Glenn Graham, and I am Chairman of the Board and President of the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO), and I want to try to shed a little light on this discussion. First, on...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-31-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By Dirt1st
IronBrewer, right now, Jerry Abboud, our...

IronBrewer, right now, Jerry Abboud, our Executive Director and resident travel management expert is reviewing the information that Esteban has received from his communications with Forest Service...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-30-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By Dirt1st
Thumb :clap Thanks for the pitch Esteban, I really...

:clap Thanks for the pitch Esteban, I really appreciated the chance to meet a couple of the inmates face to face last night. I hope Jerry sees some kind of lever to help with the BWR issue. For...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-28-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 411,245
Posted By Dirt1st
City Streets is almost worthless when you leave...

City Streets is almost worthless when you leave the pavement, you mostly see a blank screen. If you are going to travel off of the pavement, especially in the Rockies, you will absolutely need Topo....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-27-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 12,318
Posted By Dirt1st
Thumb Just talked to Jerry, looks like we are good to...

Just talked to Jerry, looks like we are good to go on Wednesday, October 29, 6:30 P.M., Table Mesa Inn.

Glenn
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-25-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 12,318
Posted By Dirt1st
Thumb Boy is my face red! I just found out about this...

Boy is my face red! I just found out about this thread. My name is Glenn Graham, and I am the Chairman and President of the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition, aka COHVCO. This certainly is an...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2008, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 189,332
Posted By Dirt1st
Laugh The Russians have Arrived

Welcome to the US of A Alexi, have a safe ride and enjoy your adventure. Paypal donation sent.

Camogreg, I live in the Denver area, am retired and flexible. You can put me down for retrieval...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2007, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,192
Posted By Dirt1st
Interesting - it must be hit or miss on that nut...

Interesting - it must be hit or miss on that nut coming loose. I have three buddies, all with 2006 KLRs, and all of them report the same problem, the nut fell out of the air filter mount. I have...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,646
Posted By Dirt1st
A DRZ400 will be a lot happier at 65 on the 2...

A DRZ400 will be a lot happier at 65 on the 2 lane roads than the KLX250. I have a DRZ400e and have ridden it as much as 150 miles on the pavement between jeep roads and trails. The seat gets a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,619
Posted By Dirt1st
I have a ProMotoBillet rack on my 2002 DRZ400e. ...

I have a ProMotoBillet rack on my 2002 DRZ400e. Dosen't need a subframe. It is a little pricey, but is a beautiful piece of aluminum, and can carry a pretty good load.
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