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Ceg_ 10-26-2009 05:07 PM

All Wheelers Slab Sign Run (Oct 25, 2009)
 
All Wheelers -
Slab Sign Run
October 25, 2009


On Sunday October 25th, 2009 we met ORV Deputy Martin at the Slab ORV area to place a new sign with ORV rules.
Here are some pictures of the day.

First the sign had to be put on the post.
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Test Dummy & BlindPilot started digging the holes.
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Colemancooler took over BlindPilot's hole.
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Tiny Helped Deputy Martin secure the sign to the post.
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One hole had to be deeper to get the sign strait and level.
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Checking the sign with a level.
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Colemancooler telling me off. Just kidding. LOL
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The work crew minus the two people taking pictures for me and Deputy Martin.
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Since we were at the Slab, we played some.

89-yota
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Tiny's new XJ, Jarrod and 89-yota
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More crap people dumped off.
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Rollover Hill.
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Just for fun.
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Trails everywhere. BlindPilot joined up after dropping off he work truck.
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The Northeast climbs are fun.
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Someone needs to loose the front sway bar. LOL
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Power pole Canyon has some fun off camber.
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Tiny and Jarrod took off to help Test-Dummy go move my wife's piano for her.

We moved onto Flex Canyon

A picture across my windshield.
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/j...ab-sign/33.jpg

89-yota
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BlindPilot's turn.
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Parking only. This climb beats up a rig.
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Moving back out to the center section of the Slab.
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This climb was real loose. I could not top it with my 99 XJ because it isn't the rig I beat on.
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You can see the dirt flowing down like water behind BindPilot's rig.
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Another loose climb.
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This small climb was just powder.
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On the way out I stopped to take pictures of the sign. Let's hope it doesn't get shot up or painted.
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/j...ab-sign/59.jpg

Close up.
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This was a fun day.

A special thank you to Pepsi for making the sign and to the Yakima County Sheriffs Office for getting the project put together.

jim putman 10-26-2009 09:49 PM

Nice :icon_smile: and great job getting Pepsi to donate the sign :clap:

Ceg_ 10-26-2009 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jim putman (Post 8392)
Nice :icon_smile: and great job getting Pepsi to donate the sign :clap:

I believe Deputy Greenough was the one who set this up with Pepsi and Deputy Martin took over when Deputy Greenough left for another job. We are working to get the other signs up at the other ORV areas but Deputy Martin's will be leaving ORV enforcement soon. I made a call to the DNR to speed things up. We should know something soon if the other signs go up or if they get stored until there is another ORV program in Yakima County.

Ceg_ 10-30-2009 11:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ceg_ (Post 8393)
I believe Deputy Greenough was the one who set this up with Pepsi and Deputy Martin took over when Deputy Greenough left for another job. We are working to get the other signs up at the other ORV areas but Deputy Martin's will be leaving ORV enforcement soon. I made a call to the DNR to speed things up. We should know something soon if the other signs go up or if they get stored until there is another ORV program in Yakima County.

Good news. Greg Mackie from the DNR picked up the signs from the Sheriff's Office and dropped them off at my place so we can put them in. :bounce:
The DNR still needs to decide where they are going to be put. We will have to get some post too.

Ceg_ 04-02-2010 01:59 PM

On December 16th, 2009 we received this report on our forum:
Quote:

Originally Posted by RDub
This afternoon I was in the area and decided to run up and see how your sign was doing.

Well its still there...
http://photos.imageevent.com/k1500ch...2009%20095.JPG


.... but someone recently rammed into it and I'm going to bet that the poles are gonna need to be straightened or replaced. you can tell they tried to push it over by the tires digging in right there
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http://photos.imageevent.com/k1500ch...2009%20097.JPG

heres the tread pattern. I also seen this same tread pattern tearing up hills going into ranks along the canal bank and also seen the same ones going down into the open fields that are private property on the south side of the roza.
http://photos.imageevent.com/k1500ch...2009%20100.JPG


Someone also recently dumped a big chunk of carpet near the entrance.
http://photos.imageevent.com/k1500ch...2009%20101.JPG

some cheap looking all terrains did the carpet dumping.
http://photos.imageevent.com/k1500ch...2009%20103.JPG

On January 18th, 2010 I was e-mailed this picture:
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/j...700_114600.jpg

I placed a craigslist add to see if anyone had any info.

About a week later Scott Howard from Orchard Rite e-mailed me his phone number and I call him. He gave me the address where the sign was being stored to give back to the ORV deputies. Since there are no more ORV deputies BlindPilot went and pick the sign up for us so we can get it remounted. Scott from Orchard Rite is donating a piece of wind machine tower for us to remount the sign. Test Dummy is working out a plan how to use the wind machine tower to hold the sign where it will not get damaged as easy.

Here is BlindPilot's report after getting the sign:
Quote:

Originally Posted by BlindPilot
Ceg called me this morning with directions of where to pick up the damaged sign. I talked with the father of the guy who picked up the sign for us and thanked him on our behalf for getting this picked up and back to us. He said that his son goes wheelin up there often and tries to "keep an eye" on stuff up there. He had spotted the damaged sign and brought it back to their place until they could get it to the proper people. I have the sign now in our fence shop and I'll keep it until we need it.

Here are some pictures of the damage to the signs.

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http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...8/DSCN1794.jpg

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It's bent, a lot of the "attaching points" where the bolts had been were torn out, and a "chunk" of the bottom of the sign is almost completely gone. The overall face of the sign is still in good shape, minus the bullet holes which aren't THAT noticeable. I think most of it will bend back into shape fairly easy, but we're going to have to figure out a different framework or way of attaching it. The "chunk" missing off the bottom looks unrepairable to me, I think we're going to have to cut that peice out.

Our company has gravel and cement, and mixers to mix the concrete. I will donate the use of the equipment, as well as the gravel and cement. The largest auger we have is 12", so hopefully someone else has a larger one.

DiRtY BiLL donated some large Angle Iron to build a frame to put the sign in. Havo is has it right now welding the frame together and drilling the holes to bolt the sign on.


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