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July 2015 meeting notes and audio

Audio recording of July 2015 meeting available here:   Highlights from meeting: Trip report from July Lower Fordyce run – the 16 hour ‘day run’ (“The Longest Day” or “The Fordyce Death March”) – in at 9:30am, out at 2am. … Continue reading

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June 2015 meeting audio now available

June 2015 audio available here to download: Meeting highlights:  June was a busy month with Rubicon, Livermore Parade and Fordyce work weekend  Rubicon trip went great 18 rigs total (members + guests), including a guest from Canada (Pierre & Suzanne) no … Continue reading

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Fire restrictions go into effect July 1 (Tahoe NF)

Fire restriction go into effect July 1st 2015. Please spread the word. Fire Restrictions • No open fires, campfires or charcoal fires are allowed on Tahoe National Forest lands outside of designated areas, even with a valid California Campfire Permit, … Continue reading

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May 2015 Meeting audio now available

Meeting audio is downloadable here: Madhatters May 2015 Highlights: New 4×4 repair shop in Livermore has opened Great weekend for the first annual Ladies Run Bill was the overwhelming recipient of the Boner for May (like in a billion to … Continue reading

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Access alert from Cal4wheel – West Mojave Plan

Deadline is June 4, 2015 The West Mojave Route Management Plan is open for public comments through June 4, 2015. The BLM is proposing to add about 4,500 miles of roads to the legal road network for motorized vehicle travel. … Continue reading

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Handy locker switch mod for TJ Rubicons

On my trip to Johnson Valley last weekend, I found myself without a front locker as the 4WD low signal from the transfer case (Atlas) decided to stop working.  For reference, the TJ Rubicon lockers are set up to not … Continue reading

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Ham cram sessions coming up in the next couple months

For folks looking for a ham cram class, here are a couple coming up soon. The first seems to be limited to residents of Alameda County, the other one is open:  

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April 2015 meeting audio transcript

Audio from our 2015 meeting available here: Madhatters April 2015 Highlights of meeting: Good trip to Lost Coast in spite of the low turnout Carnegie shakedown run led by Mike Cline went well – Josh had a good time in particular … Continue reading

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Update on Tahoe NF lawsuit against OHV groups

For those curious how this suit is going that we contributed $$ to, I pinged Bebe for an update on Pirate: We are awaiting a Calendar Date for our Appeal Hearing. The New case number for the 9th Circuit is: … Continue reading

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March 2015 club meeting audio transcript

Audio from the March 2015 Madhatters meeting is now available here: Highlights: Report from RTF Black Tie and Boots Report from Wrenching Day at Tom’s Rene gets the boner for throwing wine on Amy 🙂 Trip plans from April thru … Continue reading

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