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Regional Issues / Re: Trails Rd Dispute
« on: May 29, 2012, 10:15:34 pm »
This road is about 1/4 mile from Wayne and I (as the crow flies) and it just seems crazy to me that people drive so far to drive on it.  It's a really, really short road and doesn't seem like it would be worth the gas to get to it.  I can see why the residents would be annoyed by a caravan of jeeps going through there.  I've seen as many as 20 jeeps "staging" at the Delta Family Restaurant on any given Saturday and I just find that utterly ridiculous.  Why not drive up to Rausch or Michaux?  We have a little dirt road next to us, which is public, although unmaintained.  If 20 jeeps came through there on a Saturday when I was out trying to do yard work or garden, I would be annoyed too (and I'm one of you).   The suggestion to contact Michelle Poole at the Township building is a valid one.  She handles EVERYTHING land-related in Peach Bottom Township.  If the road is legal, then it's legal, but good grief why not go where you'd have enough wheeling to keep you busy for days, rather than minutes?  ...just saying...  Billie Jeanne

PA Jeeps Club Events / Re: Snow Tubing
« on: February 11, 2011, 02:19:10 pm »
Glenn - I don't think you're allowed to bring everyone you know and have the club pay for it.  I think they have to be your spouse or children...just a guess  :o 
You might ask Jenn about that!  Billie J

14th Annual (2009) / Re: 14th Annual - Jeep Show Dates
« on: August 05, 2009, 01:33:54 pm »
I don't know Jim... you seemed to get quite the nap around the campfire on Saturday night.  I think you're wasting your money with those hotel rooms  :o

14th Annual (2009) / Re: awesome show - how do i help out next year
« on: July 23, 2009, 08:15:58 am »

It's funny that you say that about changing the tire.  My dad forced me to learn how to change my tire and to change my oil before he would allow me to get my drivers license.  I hated him for it.  Well, last year I returned from a trip from somewhere at midnight and when I got to my car in the airport parking garage, my tire was flat.  Needless to say, I knew my husband would not drive the 65 miles to BWI to come to my rescue so I called the garage people.  They said they would be there in 1-2 hours.  DAMN!  So, I decided to make the attempt.  Lo and behold, I did it!  I called my dad the next day and apologized for melting down when he forced me to learn.  Moral of the story:  pay attention when they teach you, but don't let them KNOW that you're paying attention.  That way, you can request their assistance, but can do it if you HAVE to.  Unfortunately, I've managed to learn a lot about jeeps by mere exposure.  You can't stop it from going into the brain, even if you try.   ;D  BJ

Work In Progress / Re: Jenn's 47 CJ2A!!!!
« on: July 21, 2009, 07:32:06 pm »
Damn Jenn, that really stinks!  ...and Matt might be in that boat too?  CRAP!!  When does that stimulus package start to help someone we know?  I'm really sorry.  BJ >:(

14th Annual (2009) / Re: Wobble wheels the obstacle course!
« on: July 20, 2009, 03:16:57 pm »
Charlie - you crack me up ;D  Billie J

14th Annual (2009) / Re: We made the newspaper!
« on: July 20, 2009, 03:12:12 pm »
I think its kind of funny that someone has the kind of time that was required to cite all of those PA laws and regulations.  Really, nothing better to do?  Let him/her have their time in the spotlight - it gives them a reason to live!

The show was awesome and I personally heard nothing but positive comments!  Great job to all of you who worked so hard preparing, executing and cleaning up afterwards!!!  KUDOS to you all!!!  Billie Jeanne ;D

14th Annual (2009) / Re: Just Wondering....
« on: June 02, 2009, 10:09:46 am »
But oh my, how will we ever go get ice? >:(

Technical Advice and Questions / Re: retreads
« on: November 03, 2008, 03:38:32 pm »
If you were a TRUE Appalachian American you would have known that you're supposed to put half of them on your roof to hold down the shingles and the other half in the front yard to plant flowers in them. 

I know, because that's what my dad does with them  ;D  Billie Jeanne, pure Appalachian American

National Issues / Re: Tellico Law Suit
« on: November 03, 2008, 02:54:11 pm »


October 30, 2008
CONTACT:  Greg Mumm 208-244-2112
                   Carla Boucher 757-546-7969
Court papers filed today indicate that the lawsuit brought by motorized recreation advocates against the US Forest Service over the Upper Tellico Off-Highway Vehicle Area will be voluntarily dismissed.  The case was filed by the BlueRibbon Coalition, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, and Southern Four Wheel Drive Association and challenged temporary closure orders issued by the Forest Service in December 2007.  According to a stipulation entered by all parties to the case, it is the Forest Service's "stated intention to complete a public planning process and announce a new decision in the near future which will likely substantially impact or change the interim orders referenced in the complaint..."  The Forest has provided proposed management alternatives and received comments through July 2008, on the new plan from the recreation organizations and many others interested in Tellico management.

"We are pleased that the Forest Service has made active management of Tellico a high priority, and that this planning process seems to have avoided some of the diversions that have delayed similar decisions in other areas," observed Jay Bird, immediate Past President of Southern Four Wheel Drive Association.  "Under these circumstances, and mindful of the desire for both Forest Service personnel and recreational enthusiasts to focus on the new decision and future management, we agreed that dismissing this action was the right thing to do," Bird concluded.

The dismissal is without prejudice, meaning that these same organizations or other interested parties could file administrative appeals or lawsuits challenging the ultimate outcome of the new planning process.  Further information about the plaintiff organizations, including information about the ongoing planning process at Tellico and developments in other matters, can be found as indicated below.

# # #

The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. It represents over 10,000 individual members and 1,200 organization and business members, for a combined total of over 600,000 recreationists nationwide. 1-800-258-3742.

United Four Wheel Drive Associations is an international organization comprised of four wheel drive enthusiasts, clubs, associations, and businesses dedicated to providing community services around the world, education in responsible land use and safe vehicle operation, and protection of our natural resources through conservation practices. 1-800-448-3932. <>

Southern Four Wheel Drive Association (SFWDA) was founded in 1987 to promote responsible land use and to keep public lands accessible for motorized recreation. Since the formation of Southern Four Wheel Drive Association, the focus and mission is to promote responsible land use and to help keep public lands open for motorized recreation.  For more information on the activities and accomplishments of Southern Four Wheel Drive Association, please visit <> or contact us at 1483 N. Mt. Juliet Road, PMB # 222, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
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Graduate of Del Albrights Volunteer Leadership and Land Stewardship (VLLS) workshop in Nov 2006, at Robb's Resort.
UFWDA Member #14102
Member of Cal4Wheel
Hanford Trail Busters - Secretary
Rubicon 4WDA - VP

Safety / On & Off The Trail / Re: Air Bag Deployment
« on: September 16, 2008, 03:39:03 pm »
I'm glad to hear you're doing ok.  However, unless your Liberty has a side impact air bag, it probably wouldn't deploy.  Wayne and I were t-boned by a drunk driver in 2001 (I was driving) and the front air bag did not deploy.  I have since purchased vehicles with side impact airbags.  I believe the front airbag only deploys if you're hit in the front or back, not side.  I know how much pain you're probably in and speaking from experience, go for all of the therapy they tell you to.  I'm currently having serious back pain that is a direct result of that accident 7 years ago.  Believe it or not, you could expect pain in your arms and legs as well as your back, so don't overlook those either.  Feel better!  Billie jeanne

National Issues / Re: Hatteras & Ocracoke Island News
« on: July 26, 2008, 10:33:01 am »
Still ongoing...  just received this today from Dave Hook:

-----Original Message-----
From: Irene Nolan [','','','1')">]
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 5:27 PM
Subject: News on Beach Access on Free Press


Senate subcommittee sets hearing on bill to set aside consent decree

The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on National Parks has scheduled a hearing on
Wednesday, July 30, at 2:30 p.m. on a bill that would set aside a consent
decree and reinstate the National Park Service's interim strategy to govern
ORV use on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore until there is a long-term

. New Park Service reports on beach access and ORV mileage and the new
resource management report.
. The little oystercatchers that could: An update.

On Fishing Page:
. Bill would give commercial fishermen help to offset high fuel
. Farm-raised tilapia may not have benefits for heart health.

13th Annual (2008) / Re: Thank you PA Jeeps.
« on: July 21, 2008, 03:41:52 pm »
Of course my husband was the tall guy with glasses and curly hair - he was the announcer.  Obviously, I have some hostility when my husband is publicly berated for doing nothing but his best as a volunteer to help this club.  That is the only reason I even responded to these posts and PM'd you.  I've stated my opinion to you both publicly and privately.  I'm done and will not comment further.  I suppose we can agree to disagree with the manner in which opinions are stated.  Respectfully, Billie Jeanne Fish

13th Annual (2008) / Re: Thank you PA Jeeps.
« on: July 21, 2008, 01:07:23 pm »

Your comments were nicely written, CONSTRUCTIVE and non-personal in nature.  You made some very useful suggestions:  water stations, misting tent, etc.  Thank you.  Billie Jeanne

13th Annual (2008) / Re: Thank you PA Jeeps.
« on: July 21, 2008, 10:44:12 am »

Agreed - great show.  Thanks!

Billie Jeanne

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