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WinterFest 2010 Planning and discussion for MWC WinterFest 2010. March 5-7 2010 at Badlands ORP, Attica, IN

 
 
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Old March 7th, 2010, 14:26
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WF ideas!

Guys and girls....

NOW is the time.....any suggestions are welcome, post them here so your BOD can see them and consider them.

Keep this one on track.

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Old March 7th, 2010, 14:35
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Re: WF ideas!

Mandatory CB. We had one hell of a time on Saturday on Green!
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Old March 7th, 2010, 14:42
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Re: WF ideas!

Organized runs Friday and Saturday.
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Old March 7th, 2010, 15:26
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Old March 7th, 2010, 15:46
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I agree, although having informal runs is kind of nice and relaxing. It may attract more people and people from other areas if we can advertise WF as a two day event.
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Old March 7th, 2010, 15:56
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I agree, although having informal runs is kind of nice and relaxing. It may attract more people and people from other areas if we can advertise WF as a two day event.
Agreed had a few people interested from MilitaryJeepers.com but the sissy's were saying they did not want to drive 4 hours for 1 day of wheelin.

I tried to sell the other stuff to them as best I could but no one bit. Had a few of my CFers there though. 89 Eliminator, Rewster, JakeWi and if I am missing a few I apologize.
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Old March 7th, 2010, 17:10
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Old March 7th, 2010, 15:10
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Mandatory CB. We had one hell of a time on Saturday on Green!
X eleventygazillion!!!

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Old March 7th, 2010, 15:28
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Re: WF ideas!

I disagree on mandatory CB. I would keep them as strongly advised. I would not want to turn away a participant due to lack of CB.

I would like to see a More dificult green run though. Like Macgyvers on Friday.

Still a great Winterfest.

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Old March 7th, 2010, 15:41
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I would not want to turn away a participant due to lack of CB.
I don't know. At very least there should be a drivers meeting with your trail leader after the the main drivers meeting. To go over what to do along the trail.
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Old March 7th, 2010, 15:54
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Re: WF ideas!

things i learned...
I counted 33 at Robies...great turn-out!
I may be the oldest fart here...if not, top three probably.
Brad and Neal and their turkey fryer ROCK!
the time has come to break up Green to beginners and moderate.
we need to do a buddy system. New peoplke need one person they know they can go to for questions and answers.

more later...

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Old March 8th, 2010, 07:40
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Brad and Neal and their turkey fryer ROCK!
the time has come to break up Green to beginners and moderate.
Thanks for bringing the turkey Bob, and thank Dawn for carving them for us. The rest of it is the easy part.

I agree that green was too big this year. We had two groups last year, and it seems like more people ran it this year so I don't know why we only had one. Nature kept trying to split us into two groups anyway! I am suggesting that we might split it by people who are attending WF for the first time and may not know all the rules (such as "clearing" people before they head over a hill) and people who have wheeling experience but don't have rigs capable enough for orange or who just want an easier trail ride that day.

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tighter tech
getting badlands staff to let us in earlier
have a set location for the group pic, and let it be known
Set location and time for the pic would be awesome. Almost missed it last year because I had no idea where it was happening or when. And then this year I was there early only to find out that we were taking the picture from the other side. Not a huge deal (it's only a picture) but could easily be solved at the morning meeting on Saturday.

Overall though I can't complain, I think things went very smoothly.
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Old March 7th, 2010, 16:46
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Re: WF ideas!

One idea to make things easier for the leaders and gunners. An extra color coded sticker to give a quick differentiation of builds so they know who is
in their group and where they should be placed in line. The leader would get a quick general picture of what the rig is built like. For example those little
colored circle stickers, just throw it on next to the inspection sticker:


Green - Mild build or stock, open open, no winch, small tires
White - Light build, at least one winch or locker, mt's
Orange - Medium build, at least one locker and winch, larger mt's
Red - Heavy build, fully locked, winch, large mt's
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One idea to make things easier for the leaders and gunners. An extra color coded sticker to give a quick differentiation of builds so they know who is
in their group and where they should be placed in line. The leader would get a quick general picture of what the rig is built like. For example those little
colored circle stickers, just throw it on next to the inspection sticker:


Green - Mild build or stock, open open, no winch, small tires
White - Light build, at least one winch or locker, mt's
Orange - Medium build, at least one locker and winch, larger mt's
Red - Heavy build, fully locked, winch, large mt's
Different color tech stickers so the leaders know who's supposed to be there and who isn't.

This would require more stringent tech inspection, to include the actual build details of the rig. Then you don't have people where they don't belong.
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Old March 7th, 2010, 17:26
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Re: WF ideas!

I am in agreeance w/ the 2 day run as well.

Tighter tech inspections.

More will come to me after I have time to unpack and get unwound from the drive....
 


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