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2017 October newsletter

 | Published on 10/4/2017
Trailridge Runners 4WD Club Newsletter
Trailridge Runners 4WD Club
P.O. Box 1716 * Longmont, CO 80502

  October 2017 Newsletter

Club forum, email to, which will go to all TRR members
Club Business
Club Meeting
Wednesday October 11th, 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.
  • Need trip pictures for the 2018 wall calendar.
  • New/Other business.
  • TRR Trivia.
  • Update calendar of events. Leaders to inform club on changes made to the online calendar.
  • Planning for the COA4WDCI 4th Q meeting.
  • Planning for second attempt of the Miller Rock proj.
  • Review of the Buena Vista trip.
  • Review of the Red Cone trip.
  • Review of the Rollins Pass pot luck trip.
  • TRR Trivia results.
  • Close meeting.
Past Meeting Minutes
  • Welcomed new members Mike and Lynn Cohan.
  • Guest was Donny and Jeff.
  • Treasurers report was read. Fund report was read.
  • Club Express update. To send emails to all TRR members who have signed up for forums email to
  • Discussion on using the food services at the Moose Lodge for the November planning meeting.
  • Fifth TRR Trivia done at the meeting by James Campbell. See article.
  • Planning for the Miller Rock project. (Canceled due to the Forest Service not getting the gabions delivered.) New date for project is October 21-22.
  • Planning for the Buena Vista trip.
  • Planning for the Rollins Pass trip, Forest Service pot luck.
  • Planning for the Red Cone and Radical Hill trip.
  • Review of the Morrison trip to Wyoming trip.
  • Review of the Solar Eclipse trip.
  • Review of the Solar Eclipse/Gordon’s birthday party.
  • Review of the Middle St. Vrain bog project.
  • Review of the Pass Hoppers trip.
  • Motion to close meeting by Wanda Comeau and second by Matt Schwall. Meeting adjourned.
Club News


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For questions on TRRTALK send an email to Gail Straty at WilyCoyot(at) or Brian Gilgren at bgilgren(at) with TRRTALK in the subject line

Club Refreshments

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

TRR Trivia – October 2017

September’s TRR trivia was presented by James Campbell.
The question was, “What jeep CJ6 was built in 1956 with a production run of 20, for the Forest Service and the FAA?
The answer Sno-Ball snowcat.

This link has some good pictures.

It was a collaborative effort between Jeep and the Sno-Ball Corporation. I saw it on Ebay for sale. The guy turned down $13,000, he wanted $25,000. I have seen and touched this snowcat. My family and I were on our way to Yellow Stone after I had seen it on Ebay. A couple of hours south east of Jackson Hole we came up a hill and turned west. At the entrance to a ranch estate, there it sat with a for sale sign. We did not have time to stop, but would if it was still there when we came back and it was. I got some picture and crawled all over it. The rear axle is a one ton, dual wheeled, with a sprocket in between the 2 wheels to drive the tracks. The wheel wells are tool boxes.

This question proved to be a stumper, as no one was able to come up with the correct answer. Mike M wrote down the specific answer but then fessed up to having googled it (cheating!). The points total remains the same as last month and again, is summarized in an article back home on Christy’s laptop at press time. October’s question will be presented by Mike Moore.

For Sale

Manual Hoist for a TJ Hard Top $125.00.
Contact Judy Turner. 303-776-2942

Trip Pictures

Please bring digital copies of your 2017 trip pictures to the October meeting. Christy and Gordon will need these to do the 2018 club wall calendar.

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