MRAN MEETING MINUTES Feb., 5, 2018
Meeting brought to order by: Roy Ulrich @ 6:31pm
ROLL with voting members
Bushwackers – 0
- Gene Curry Alt. 1 – Justin Wray Alt.2 Kevin Wilson
Camp Valley Cowboys – 0
- Alt. 1 – Alt. 2 –
Coyotees – 0
- Alt. 1. – Alt. 2 –
Darkside – 1
- Scott Wiesheim Blake Monk Alt. 1 – Brandon Hunt Alt. 2 – Denny Falls
Gamblers – 1
- Joe Amey Steve Paxton Alt. 1 – Kat Ashley Alt. 2 – Greg Ashley
Groundshakers – 2
- Dave Martin Rob Holtfreter Alt. 1 – James Wilson Alt. 2 – Ashley Ross
Jackrabbits – 0
- Steve Jones David Balvage Alt. 1 – Peter Skreta Alt. 2 – Ryan O’Mara
SNDR – 2
- Dave Heath Garon Burwell Alt. 1 – Chuck Harvey Alt. 2 – Jeff Huff
SSTB – 2
- “Coach” Collins Sean McDaniel Alt. 1 – Tori Collins Alt. 2 – Zack Livreri
Wild Bunch – 2
- Dustin Vasquez Rhett Ogden Alt. 1 – Shelley Webb Alt. 2 – Dan Webb
Yucca Chuckers – 1
- Jeff Beck Candice Benson Alt. 1 – Todd Parker Alt. 2 – JR Zanoth
Janurary 2018 meeting minutes approved by: Coach Collins
2nd by: Ashley Ross
President: Roy Ulrich –
Good job Gamblers. Couple course cutting off the start, penalties were handed out when racers came into scoring on their first lap.
All clubs need to have EVERYONE that shows up to the event to sign the AMA print & sign paper. Roy bought stamps so we can stamp hands as they sign.
Emails are up and running
Vice President: Joe Amey –
Night race permit for the MRAN night race has been filed.
Treasurer: Coach Collins-
Went over monies.
We had 49 online sign up for the Gamblers race.
Had to order a second helmet scanner, the one we had started malfunctioning and we will have it re-built, so we will have 2 at the races.
Doing sign ups out of score trailer at the Darkside race
Would like to order MRAN flags
Treasurer Report approved by: Dave Martin
2nd by: Ashley Ross
Desert Referee: Pierce Holtfreter –
Cards sold at the Gamblers race; 53 big bikes, 13 minis, total 66
Still need club rosters
Grand Prix Referee: Ashley Ross –
No report at this time.
Web Site – Justin Wray
Working on updating MRAN page, adding correct emails for officers, adding link for WIN THIS BIKE
Public Relations – Ashley Ross –
Bike Raffle launch an on line ticket purchase link today
Flex Bars arrived for the raffle bike
Email not working
Been posting on social media
Legislative Officer: Bob Adams –
- There’s a lot going on and a lot coming up. I’ll keep it short as I can.
- 2018 BLM SNDO RMP comment period closed February 2
. MRAN submitted substantive
comments that were emailed to CC members and posted on Facebook. The RMP offered (all 4 alts.)
does not reflect the new federal political ethos and it does not fairly include recreational users as equal
partners with other stakeholders and preservationist. We’ve established standing by commenting. Our
next step should be making our case for equal standing with elected officials.
- USFS NEPA PLANNING comment period closed February 2
. MRAN signed onto BRC/Share trails comments.
- USAF Nellis Bombing Range expansion. Comments due by March 8
Another link with different priorities, but detailed explanations of why expansion is needed –
- BLM GREAT BASIN SAGEBRUSH STEPPE ECOSYSEM, Public meeting Feb. 13
Ely. Comment period closes March 8
- BRC/Share trails membership:
- 6. TO KEEP OUR PUBLIC LAND OPEN WILL TAKE OUR PARTICIPATING IN OUR GOVERNMENT because
there’s people working hard to close our access.
The comments we send by not commenting are; we don’t are and, do what you want.
There’s enough of us to make a difference by working together to make a difference. Our problem is,
most of us care enough to complain, but not enough to do anything about what we’re complaining
about. As an organization, we submit substantive comments. They’d a lot more if just 10% of our
members sent comments based on MRAN’s. MRAN’s RMP comments were posted on
Facebook January 9
. From your feedback, I feel most of MRAN didn’t care. Did you send a comment?
If not, why didn’t you? What would convince you your comments can make a difference?
- SPARK ARRESTOR TESTING: The biggest part of my job is knowing and understanding the laws that
affect us. The law requires our motorcycles have spark arrestors and defines spark arrestor and testing
procedures. I work for MRAN, not for the BLM. I don’t enforce laws. Knowing laws that apply and by
observations, I feel clubs using 1 test kit works best for MRAN, clubs, and the riders. I discussed this
with Nick Harris at AMA and Don Amador at BRC. Both suggested we buy a test kit from DPS. There’s
nothing in the test kit, except for the certification and instructions that riders
Depot for next to nothing.
Scoring – Report by Tori & Coach Collins
Helmet scanner broken
Need to find a way to speed up sign up lines
Spark arrestor banner/sign missing from trailer.
January 20th Gamblers Desert Post Race Report – Joe Amey
4 injuries. Left on their OR
153 entries, 119 big bikes, 35 minis
Tool care of penalties on the course for course cutting
Thank you for coming out
Brandon Hunt discussed the chicane.
February 24th Darkside Desert Race Pre Race Report – Scott Weisheim
Meeting with BLM to sign permits on Tuesday.
Has received permission from all surrounding properties
There is a section that novices have to take around the nasty section. Details in riders meeting
February 24th Yucca Chuckers Desert Pre Race Report – Jeff Beck
Flyer info coming soon
Mile marker 55 just past Ash Springs
Hells Half Acre
Bike raffle – Dave Martin – Online ticket purchase link launched today.
Asking permission to make business cards with link and info to hand out every where. Need to get a quote
Some clubs still need to pay yearly dues
AMA Print & Signs need to be signed by all at every event
Groundshakers GP will be at Western Raceway in White Hills Arizona
Need to schedule a trash pickup day
Coach submitted a course marking guide
Motion to Adjourn the January 2018 MRAN Meeting by: Dave Martin
2nd by: Jeff Beck @8:11pm
March MRAN Meeting March 5th 2018, Sierra Gold 6:30pm