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« Reply #255 on: April 07, 2011, 02:52:14 PM »

If it isn't ready to run for May lets postpone it and run a two day in June.  We've had poor surfaces to run on for a few years now.  Why risk the surface for one meet?
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« Reply #256 on: April 07, 2011, 02:59:00 PM »

It's the BLM that decides whether or not to open the lakebed.  It is dry enough for us to run on, but it's the IDIOTS that go out and tear it up that is the problem.
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« Reply #257 on: April 07, 2011, 03:50:53 PM »

Why make a decision on a May meet in early April? Things tend to change over a period of time.

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« Reply #258 on: April 09, 2011, 10:36:38 AM »

Well for what it is worth,  for better or worse, the BLM opened the lakebed at 8 am today.  Let's just hope the IDIOTS stay off our end.
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« Reply #259 on: April 09, 2011, 02:31:04 PM »

i think it is a big mistake to open the lakebed at this time. the ground is still very soft and i know that there will be those people that will feel the need to go out and tear up the lakebed. the BLM should have kept the lake bed closed until the meet in may so it would be perfect for running on. just my two cents.
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« Reply #260 on: April 09, 2011, 02:52:41 PM »

Lake bed open = $$$

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« Reply #261 on: April 09, 2011, 06:52:20 PM »

Tom you're right!

Let those $$$'s be spent on some enforcement rather than someone sitting up at the new Visitors Center.

Isn't "Management" the last part of BLM?

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« Reply #262 on: April 10, 2011, 11:09:40 AM »

I don't know that $$$ enters the equation.

Years ago they shut down a campground in Yosemite at Badger Pass to save money.
I got to thinking about that and couldn't see how shutting down a revenue generating source saved money.

So I asked a ranger. He said that the park operating budget wasn't tied to the income. By shutting down the campground they saved money on expenses.

I asked him why they didn't shut down all of the campgrounds and save a lot of money. He just gave me a dirty look. Gotta love our government.
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« Reply #263 on: April 10, 2011, 11:41:17 AM »

I keep seeing more and more movie/commercials/TV shows with Elmo as a backdrop.

Is this because I'm noticing it more, or is commercial use of the land increasing?

Could this have an effect on when the lake opens?

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« Reply #264 on: April 10, 2011, 02:34:11 PM »

As an aside, but sorta related -- Michigan has just announced the closing of a half-dozen campgrounds around the state - as a cost-saving measure.  The campgrounds, though, are self-pay - campers are on the honor system to take one of the tags, write name and such on it, put money in the envelope, and drop it into the pipe/lockbox.  I guess I can see that there's some expense - but these are sites way the heck out there -- woods, mostly, and access only on foot.  Not like EM, for sure.
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« Reply #265 on: April 10, 2011, 02:37:36 PM »


Pat, this has been going on for years. Geo Calloway has lots of stories about the movie shoots and the mess they sometimes leave.

I keep seeing more and more movie/commercials/TV shows with Elmo as a backdrop.

Is this because I'm noticing it more, or is commercial use of the land increasing?

Could this have an effect on when the lake opens?


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« Reply #266 on: April 17, 2011, 11:00:44 AM »

so has any official decision been made? Are we gonna have a May race?? I'm ready, the bikes loaded up and ready to go!!
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« Reply #267 on: April 17, 2011, 12:11:41 PM »

Normally the SCTA president (currently D3) goes out to the lake bed a week or so before the event to make the "call" on if we'll race. This will be posted on the SCTA web site & I'm sure forwarded here.

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« Reply #268 on: April 17, 2011, 01:25:26 PM »

I was out there yesterday and it is really NICE grin grin grin grin
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« Reply #269 on: April 17, 2011, 02:30:26 PM »

and what were you doing out there ED?? and fri evil
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