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Unread 10-28-2013, 09:03 AM   #1
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Lightbulb New Colorado Group, Just Trail Runs, nothing Else

I would like to invite all of the Colorado jeep forum members to join a new group I am starting at cotrailruns.com

The idea is a group or club, that has no meetings, politics, fees, bs. The only purpose is to get out on the trail with others, plain and simple.

I am not doing this to make money, I was part of a similar club when I lived in a different state and it worked very well so I am trying to use the same philosophy here.

You can post a trail run on the site, or even just a link to runs posted else where such as here or other forums. The site can work on its own or to consolidate trail runs.

First ten people to join and lead a run will get a decal of the site logo.

Every one is welcome.

www.cotrailruns.com


This is not something I am doing to replace this forum or draw people from it, just trying to get word out to people in Colorado, specifically for actually getting out on the trail.

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Unread 10-28-2013, 06:01 PM   #2
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Pretty neat though I would throw a suggestion on some of the trails including a few hams. CBs are great for close up stuff, but if you're out back in the wilderness, there is no cell coverage, and if the group gets spread out, CBs wont reach. Just a suggestion, and some groups and clubs do that.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 08:46 PM   #3
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Pretty neat though I would throw a suggestion on some of the trails including a few hams. CBs are great for close up stuff, but if you're out back in the wilderness, there is no cell coverage, and if the group gets spread out, CBs wont reach. Just a suggestion, and some groups and clubs do that.
You shouldn't be getting spread out if you abide by the "keep the person behind you in your rear view mirror" rule

IMHO CB's are great 99% of the time. The rest can be made up for in emergencies with cell phones or EPIRB's and Spot like devices.

Otherwise it isn't an emergency and someone else can drive out if there is a broken down vehicle.

A Ham Radio would be great if solo wheeling though
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Unread 10-28-2013, 10:29 PM   #4
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You shouldn't be getting spread out if you abide by the "keep the person behind you in your rear view mirror" rule

IMHO CB's are great 99% of the time. The rest can be made up for in emergencies with cell phones or EPIRB's and Spot like devices.

Otherwise it isn't an emergency and someone else can drive out if there is a broken down vehicle.

A Ham Radio would be great if solo wheeling though
Spot devices would be great, as long it was a true life or death emergency. There are other situations that wouldn't fall into that realm where you may need assistance though. Some trails are only one way in and out, and if a vehicle is broke down, or there is a rock slide you won't be getting back out so easily. I wouldn't rely on the rearview mirror rule myself, it is too dependent on everyone doing what they are supposed to do, and if one man doesn't, the tail gunner may not be able to reach the front door even with a CB, breaker 19 good buddy,lol. CB is too restricted and limited to be the sole source to me. A good trail group at the least has a front and back door with 2m capability. Plenty of respectable groups require it or encourage it now, and as we all know cell service is just not there in many places I can reach with a KJ even. I ran with a cb for two years in a big truck, so I know too well what a CB can and can not do, and that was with a 6' stick, not the dinky 3' sticks everyone runs. I guess if one wants to run the special ed band still these days they can, but I've had both, and I won't put one of them on my jeep.
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Unread 10-29-2013, 10:36 AM   #5
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I have a train air horn under the hood. One way communication, but everyone within miles knows I am there.
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Unread 10-29-2013, 11:00 AM   #6
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I agree a HAM radio is a extremely useful. Right now I am trying to just keep things as simple as possible to see if I can actually get a good group to come together by not having a ton of restrictions. Eventually I will more than likely make CB radios required. Of course nothing is set in stone. I will add a Ham Radio to the recommended equipment list.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 06:58 PM   #7
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The website has been upgraded, no more yahoo groups there is an actual forum site now to arrange trail runs and post introductions.
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Unread 11-10-2013, 08:47 PM   #8
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I went ahead and registered with this username, though I never got a confirmation email. Checked my spambox too as well.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 07:21 PM   #9
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It shows your a registered member, can you log in? I think we actually have 2 other members from the springs, and another who is about to move there soon.
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