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    LSJC Off Road Driving Introduction & Techniques

    When: February 27th (Sunday)
    Where: Northwest OHV Park Bridgeport, TX http://www.cityofbridgeport.net/322/Northwest-OHV-Park
    Time: Sunday 9am - 5pm
    Costs: $25 per day per vehicle - IMPORTANT YOU MUST PAY BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE PARK

    Information & Details:

    For the new and experienced!

    Join us for a day of hands-on learning from experienced LSJC members on trail prep, spotting, selecting "lines", navigating obstacles, how to operate a winch, communication, and safe recovery techniques in small groups. Bring your GMRS or CB radio if you have one and get prepped for another amazing year.

    We are asking for the experienced and seasoned drivers to lend a hand and help share your experiences. The first 2 hours will be spent on hand-on learning followed by trail riding.

    YOU MUST PAY ONLINE BEFORE SUNDAY

    Meeting in the pavilion parking area.

    Timeline:

    9:00am - Arrive at the park, enjoy some hot coffee, and donuts while you meet others.
    9:30am - We will start the official hands-on learning part of the day.

    Outline:

    1. Preparing yourself and your rig before you leave
    2. What to do when you arrive at the park - hands on
    3. Planning your routes and adventure
    4. Your responsibility riding in groups
    5. Techniques ("The School of Hard Rocks")
    6. Recovery - yourself and others- hands on
    7. Heading home
    11:30pm - After a quick lunch (we wil decide when/where) we will head out in groups based on skill level.
    4:30pm - The park closes at 5pm (winter hours), so we need time to reconnect, air up, and prep for returning home.

    Communications: GMRS For Board Members(preferred) channel 22, CB channel 22

    Sign-up by replying to the thread.

    Easy Group 1: GMRS CH. 20
    1. tenagle (thanks! Get them going trail leader!)
    2. [email protected] (live with Maxena!)
    3. sbrabham (I hope you didn't sell your rock sliders! You'll need them at BP!)
    4. PRNDL (so you're driving a manual?)
    5. TapirJK (new shoes yet?)
    6. ElJeff (awesome! Is that El Jefe?)
    7. DesertRat (the gunner)

    Easy Group 2: GMRS CH. 21
    1. Drew (Trail Leader)
    2. Drew - Guest (Tyler)
    3. Somedude 922
    4. DarkSarcasm
    5. Only In A Jeep
    6. jpbhvac (with my co-Jeeper, Sara. Sounds like a good match-up!)

    Medium to Hard May split if you want harder. GMRS CH. 19
    1. Mountain65 (taking applications for trail leaders!)
    2. Vanburi (you're our lucky charm!)
    3. Rubi gurl (the belle of the ball, bring Casey!)
    4. Stella (Steeeellllaaaaaaa...)
    5. hondo & son (we hope you can make it!)
    6. pchight2 (and better half)

    More are welcome to join but as of 9:30pm night before. This is what we have!
    Starts
    02-27-2022 09:00 AM
    Ends
    02-27-2022 05:00 PM
    Last edited by Stella; 02-26-2022, 08:38 PM.

  • #2
    I am in...
    Max

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    • #3
      Easy trail tail gunner- if we could find a map maybe trail leader ?????

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      • #4
        I'm in too. Excited to learn and get out on the trails.

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        • #5
          I'm out of town that weekend, but I'm willing to help lead/instruct on future runs of this type. Can also help with the winch/recovery instruction, have given those classes before.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Nathan W View Post
            I'm out of town that weekend, but I'm willing to help lead/instruct on future runs of this type. Can also help with the winch/recovery instruction, have given those classes before.
            We will have another one in the Fall and it would be great if you could help then!

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            • #7
              I haven't bought any communication gear yet. Any suggestions of what I should get?

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              • #8
                I will be there.

                GMRS is becoming the common standard. Simple handhelds work great for trails...
                2019 'Mojito' JLR(bone stock)
                2015 Cherokee KL(traded in)

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                • #9
                  Reminder that you have to pay online beforehand.
                  2019 'Mojito' JLR(bone stock)
                  2015 Cherokee KL(traded in)

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                  • #10
                    Im in for easy.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sbrabham View Post
                      I haven't bought any communication gear yet. Any suggestions of what I should get?
                      I bought these and they've worked great. Easy to use, program, etc.

                      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rcadden View Post

                        I bought these and they've worked great. Easy to use, program, etc.

                        https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
                        I read you have to pay license fee to FCC for using a GMRS radio...is this true?
                        Max

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by [email protected] View Post

                          I read you have to pay license fee to FCC for using a GMRS radio...is this true?
                          Legally speaking, yes.

                          Midland has some great info on this: https://midlandusa.com/blogs/blog/wh...ow-do-i-get-it

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rcadden View Post

                            I bought these and they've worked great. Easy to use, program, etc.

                            https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
                            I actually had those in my cart but the "recent" reviews are all over the place. Many stating cheap plastic, worn out after 1-2 years, etc.
                            Black 2000 TJ Sport, 4.0L, 5-Spd., RE LA 5.5", 36" IROK's, ARB's front & rear, and more..
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bear View Post

                              I actually had those in my cart but the "recent" reviews are all over the place. Many stating cheap plastic, worn out after 1-2 years, etc.
                              Mine are ~6 months old and have no issues thus far. TBH I figure for $70, I don't expect them to last forever. My *only* complaint thus far is that there's no way to charge them directly, that I can find. You *have* to use the little dock. It's not a *huge* deal, just slightly obnoxious. I'd like to have had an option to charge the unit directly on longer road trips.

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