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  1. big_daddy_jp

    Glamis Shiat Show

    It seems a shame that there are laws about trying to inforce safety. I had no idea my suggestion was illegal but thank you for the heads up. I guess I'm just full of pipe dreams!
  2. big_daddy_jp

    Glamis Shiat Show

    Another thing I was thinking about was how to make the drags safer. What if you put cones down each side to mark the track and then put a set of secondary cones behind them for the spectators to stand behind?
  3. big_daddy_jp

    Glamis Shiat Show

    Oh and yes Bones I'm trying to find ways to handle things without law inforcement. The more we can do without involving them the better off we are. Face it, they are already out there watching what's going on and doing nothing about it already so what would really change anyway?
  4. big_daddy_jp

    Glamis Shiat Show

    This is what I'm talking about guys! Chingon I like the signage idea. Post some at Boardmanville, the store, ranger stations, maybe see if we could set some poles on the entrance and exits of Gecko and other main roads alike? Not sure about the legality of setting poles but I will look into it. The best part about this is we can apply all ideas to the south dunes also. I don't go to Dumont or Pismo so I have no idea what the situation is out there.
  5. big_daddy_jp

    Glamis Shiat Show

    Good points DWB but, I do feel that banning together led to your post with a good idea on how to start. It also sounds like this is something maybe you and your buddies have talked about for a while?
  6. big_daddy_jp

    Glamis Shiat Show

    Ease up hammer, your getting pissed for all the wrong reasons.
  7. big_daddy_jp

    Glamis Shiat Show

    No blame here for why Glamis is the way it is. Just suggesting we should do something about it instead of merely talking about it with no intention to actually do something about it. Use this thread to spit ball ideas. That would be useful. Maybe confronting people isn't the best way to handle things but it also may save a life. So here I will start. Maybe set up hp wars on the sand highway at the end of gecko rd. Like headed towards Gordons. Plenty of straight road, minimal traffic, no camps or kids around?
  8. big_daddy_jp

    Glamis Shiat Show

    My apologies stugut, after going back through all the posts I see you weren't one of the ones suggesting to just go on off weekends.
  9. big_daddy_jp

    Glamis Shiat Show

    Oh Im not saying people are gonna be happy about it, but if they are running out of control right next to crowds of people I'm sure once a few people run out to confront more will join. There is persuasion in numbers don't you think?
  10. big_daddy_jp

    Glamis Shiat Show

    Sandhammerer, I'm not sure if you know this or not but the dunes aren't wide open! The closures started between Glamis and Paton valley. It didn't really close much of what the masses duned. Yes some people went out that far but most didn't. Know your section at Glamis is open but more sections of Gordons were hit as a trade off. So my question is Where have you been?
  11. big_daddy_jp

    Glamis Shiat Show

    I would think that someone in admin position would take the time to read all of the replies and not skim read. My assumption about skimming comes from my original post that started this whole thing. Read the last sentence. I believe it states our time would be better served finding a solution to the death toll rather than complaining about things and not doing anything about them! It's a very positive thing I am trying to do. My negative responses are to those that chose to live in the " Glamis has always been this way so get used to it" attitiude. It's that attitude that will eventually get our desert closed down. Ignoring the problem will not fix it. I believe one of your answers is to go on off weekends as to not have to see the crap that goes on during a holiday weekend. Many people have that opinion and have stated it in this thread. That's ignoring the problem and chalking it up to " this is GLamis life and nothing is gonna change". Does this make me defensive? Hell yes! I would love for all of us to come together as a duning community and find a way to fix it not ignore it. What suggestions did I have you ask? Again, if you read my posts you would see my suggestion was to step in and do something instead of stand back and watch. What I got in return was a lame come back from someone about walking out in front of the Tacoma. From what I've read, the accident happened on the third pass in front of the same people yelling at him. Stop the idiot when he circles back around to race again. Force that douche to park it. Block him in. As for what has changed in the last 20 years at Glamis? So much crap going on that comp got shut down. How about hp wars? How long have people been driving 150mph out there? How about The amount of rangers out there? I don't remember there being any 20 years ago not to mention there seems to be more and more as the years have gone on to try and control the craziness! Things are changing and I'm sure you know it.
  12. big_daddy_jp

    Glamis Shiat Show

    So Let me get this straight. Trying to get fellow dune members to be part of the bigger picture, to engage to make change instead of waiting for others to do it, and trying to save a few lives is a no no? On the other hand, the most important thing to post about is some trash that got left behind and some azz hole who parked too close to me and the road! All while complaining about hp wars being run too close to camp grounds, going way too fast and dangerous and almost killing some idiot on a quad that wasn't paying any attention, but on the other hand it's Glamis and anything goes, along with it's always been this way and it's never gonna change! Wow...... just wow.
  13. big_daddy_jp

    Glamis Shiat Show

    The point of this thread was not to say my camping choice is better than others. I'm simply stating the obvious and it seems that it's struck some nerves. If I had the answers there would be no need to start this thread. My suggestion was simply to put our heads together and try to figure out a way to make Glamis a safer place instead of coming on here and crying about the situation. There are a lot of smart people on this board and I'm sure if we tried hard enough we could come up with something. Instead, again it seems some would rather turn to throwing stones. Try and be a part of the change instead of crying for change and doing nothing about it. Thanksgiving weekend at Gordons two azz hats running the drags on quads would turn around and return to the starting line after each race by going the wrong way down the drags. Tons of people yelled at them but they didn't care. It wasn't until me and a few guys walked out in front of them and forced them to go around the outside. That was taking charge and making change instead of just complaining about it. Maybe if a few people did that to the guy in the Tacoma, some lives could have been spared? I'm not saying he would have stopped but it would have been worth the try.
  14. big_daddy_jp

    Glamis Shiat Show

    Man I guess things just blow right over your heads! So it's a consensus that everyone knows that olds and the drags is a shiat show and those are the two places you go if you wanna see a wreck! So I guess that makes it all ok? Nothing new here it's just the same old thing? Man I guess I should just be glad that the south dunes are a lot safer for our families and leave it at that.
  15. big_daddy_jp

    Glamis Shiat Show

    Believe me when I say this, I grew up in Glamis and I love the dunes there. My problem isn't Glamis at all. Nor is it the families that love going out there and spending quality family time. What I see is from the outside looking in. For example, you raise your kids everyday. You run into a friend you haven't seen in a while and the first thing they say is how big your kids are. To you they look normal because you've been there. So just like Glamis, I take a break and when I come back I can see the subtle changes. Over the years, many subtle changes add up to big changes. Just like the lobster in the pot that doesn't notice your cooking him slowly by turning up the heat slowly, it's hard for the people of Glamis to notice the subtle changes. Believe me, things are worse. Part of the problem is because of the closures at Gordons. Most of the azz hats that used to camp at Gordons moved to Glamis further adding to the azz hats over there! I know that going on off weekends is a different story. That's the only time I will actually camp at Glamis. Problem is, it's easier for me, along with most people going to the desert, to go on big weekends because you don't have to ask for days off. Things need to change our we will lose our play ground.

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