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2017 August newsletter

Adam Mehlberg  | Published on 8/3/2017
Trailridge Runners 4WD Club Newsletter
Trailridge Runners 4WD Club
P.O. Box 1716 * Longmont, CO 80502

  August 2017 Newsletter

Club forum, email to, which will go to all TRR members
Club Business
Club Meeting
Wednesday August 9th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm - Meeting, Moose Lodge #1548, 2200 Pratt Street, Longmont, CO 80501. Open to all members and guests.

The lodge is one street west of main, between 21st and 23rd on Pratt Street. We'll be in the north hall. Folks who arrive early will need to enter at the main entrance, take the 2nd left, off the lobby, enter the middle hall and continue north to the north hall. The front door is a key card door but there is a button for the bar tenders to open the door. Those that arrive early can prop the door open on east side of the north hall so folks can park on the east side of the building and enter through that door.

Next Meeting:
6:30pm to 7:00pm - Social Time
7:00pm to 8:30pm - Meeting
  • Welcome guests.
  • Treasury amount and Fund amount.
  • Vote in any new members.
  • TRR Club Express update.
  • New/Other business.
  • TRR Trivia.
  • Update calendar of events. Leaders to inform club on changes made to the online calendar.
  • Review of the COA4WDCI 3rd Q meeting on the western slope.
  • Review of the Middle St. road base hauling.
  • Review of Mile Hi All-4-Fun event.
  • Review of the Peru Creek and Chihuahua Gulch trip.
  • Review of the Mike High II trip (Mountain High).
  • TRR Trivia results.
  • Close meeting.
Past Meeting Minutes
  • Welcomed new members.
  • Treasurers report was read.
  • Fund report was read. Will start research on new investments with Edward Jones Inc.
  • Club Express update. Discussion on forums. Tom Crosman will be the admin for TRR Forums. Created as an email to quick send stuff to all of the members that have enabled getting forum emails. It will work just like
  • We will only be working with Longmont United Hospital, Centura Health for our LFEAT program.
  • Request by Gary Bogott for up to $1,000 from the Kilgour fund to buy road base to repair the bog on the Middle St. Vrain. Second by Greg Beery. Motion passed. $240 was the amount pulled for the road base.
  • Third TRR Trivia done at the meeting by Gordon Howe. See article.
  • Planning for the Morrison trip to Wyoming in August.
  • Star Gazer trip was canceled.
  • Planning for the Mike High II trip.
  • Planning for the Peru Creek and Chihuahua Gulch trip.
  • Reviewed the Walker Mountain adopt-a-road review trip with the Forest Service.
  • Review of the Middle St. Vrain and Coney Flats seasonal opening and review.
  • Motion to close meeting by Wanda Comeau and second by Vic Walter. Meeting adjourned.
  • Gordon did Robbers Roost and Canyonlands slideshow part 2.
Club News


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Club Refreshments

The following people are signed up to bring refreshments to the club meetings.
  • Aug – Gary Bogott
  • Sep – Allen and Tammy Peterson
  • Oct –
  • Nov – Paulette and Larry McGimsey (salad)
  • Dec - Marc and Jennifer Dominguez

TRR Trivia – August 2017

Last month’s TRR trivia was presented by Gordy Howe, who tied with Laddie Hanus to score the most points in June.

Question: What popular American food product was advertised by an iconic vehicle built on an early Jeep chassis?

Answer: Oscar Meyer Weiners, specifically the 1958 model of the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile.

The program began in 1936. There have been at least 11 unique incarnations of the Weinermobile and it is still very much alive. There’s even a tracking APP. The Jeep based version was designed by Brooks Stevens and built on a CJ3B chassis. Most importantly, Stevens added a bun to the design! Also notable is that Brooks Stevens also designed the 1948 Jeepster, and the 1963 Grand Wagoneer.
Oscar Meyer Mobile
This question proved popular, as there were numerous people who knew the correct answer. Congratulations to Chris B, Jim C, Laddie H, Larry M, Mike M, Vic W, Paula K, Kathy H, Wanda C, David G, Adam M, Karla H, Pat C, and Linda T for all scoring one point on this one.

Other answers given of note were Spam, Spaghetti O’s, Der Wiener Schnitzel, and Mud Pie. The person who answered Der Wiener Schnitzel tried to make a case for at least partial credit, but was overruled by committee. After all, would that have been fair to Spam, which in reality was closer to the correct answer?

Next month’s trivia will be brought to you by Laddie Hanus, who is holding his lead at 4 points.

Middle St. Vrain bog

By Adam Mehlberg

On July 22nd a few of our members went up to the Middle St. Vrain to haul in 10 yards of road base for our future project on the new bog area that has opened up near the first water crossing. Gary Bogott coordinated with some contacts he has to have the road base delivered to a pull off on the side of Hwy 72 near the Peaceful Valley entrance. Ray Comeau and Laddie Hanus brought their dump trailers which Gary loaded with his skid steer. We shuttled the road base up to the host site where we had stored our previous road base supply.

Road base at the host site

A few of us went up to the new bog to document its present condition. The new bog is just before the first water hole that we buck and railed last year.

The new bog is 30 feet long, 10 feet wide, and about 2 feet deep. It took only four weeks from seasonally opening the road for the bog to grow to this size.

Ray’s Tacoma in the bog.

Exiting the bog.

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