At the Timber Tamerâ€™s Club Meeting 2 days prior, we asked about the club trail run for this month. Since several members of our club already had plans to attend Steve Yâ€™s birthday party Saturday evening, it just made sense to have our trail run at Reiterâ€”since itâ€™s only 10 minutes from Steve and Jamieâ€™s home!Continue reading “Club Run to Reiter Oct 2019”
Yep â€“ hereâ€™s one bleary-eyed back story of the volunteer life on the soon to be even more infamous Reiter Rock Crawl â€“ the Timber Tamer crown jewel of organized motorized mayhem at Reiter Tails.
For me and Auto-M â€“ even for early risers â€“ the 4 AM alarm was alarmingly unwelcome.Â It was still dark for heavenâ€™s sake!Â The bed had just reached maximum comfiness (my brain was reminding me.)Â It tried to lull into the posture of just 1 snooze alarm.Â It wouldnâ€™t make any difference, would it?Â Except â€“ I knew that siren song would lead to tragedy.Â At the least â€“ not getting the coffee turned on in time.Â Or â€“ just showing up late altogether.Â And we couldnâ€™t let Casey down â€“ as given her usual sleep schedule â€“ our pain was miniscule compared to hers.
Karl brought the idea of a Rock Crawl Event at Reiter to the club and asked if the club was interested in sponsoring the event. The club being the club that it is said sure we can do that and thus began the 4 months of planning and preparation to make it happen. To be fair Karl to most of the work and a couple of the Tamers and Tamer friends helped when asked but most of the Tamers just showed up on the day of the event and did what needed to be done to make it happen. From all reports received the event was liked and there are already questions about when we are going to do another. No answer to that yet. Continue reading “Reiter Recovery July 2017”
A few months ago Karl came to a club meeting and suggested the idea of a Rock Crawling Competition at Reiter in order to help get the work out about the great work which the team building the trails has been doing. The fact that it would be fun also kind of factored into it I would have to guess. In any event the Tamers said they sponsor and help to put on the event along with a few members from the 4wd community. Karl headed up the organization and did most of the heavy lifting to make this event possible so thank you Karl. The hope is that we can do this again next year conditions permitting. For now here are a few pictures from the days events. Continue reading “Retier Rock Crawl Competition July 2017”
On Saturday I met up with Shawn Nelson, grandson and TJ on 35s as well as Brian Sargent, son and stretched TJ on 40s to go run a couple trails at Reiter and try out my new Duratracs. Continue reading “Reiter June 2017”
A few people went to Reiter in order to try out a couple of the new trails in the snow and see what it was like. Continue reading “Reiter Dec 2016”
I wanted to make a run to Reiter Foothills ORV park to explore some of the trails that we have not been on yet. I also wanted to get my engine builder back up there so he could see what the â€śNew Reiterâ€ť was all about. He had extensive knowledge of the â€śOld Reiterâ€ť and was also curious as to what was up there. Continue reading “Reiter July 2016”
The Reiter Run started early for Janessa and I. We pre-gamed everything and put the wheeler on the trailer on Friday to make it easier Saturday morning. Still up and adam long before the buttcrack of dawn we were on the road by 6:30AM. We arrived in much better time than expected so we hung out and waited for Scotty to open the gate while I played a wheelin’ game on my phone (no surprise I’m sure). Continue reading “Reiter Mar 2016”
Two groups of Tamers went to Reiter in order to play a little on the very technical trails that have been built. Continue reading “Reiter Sep 2015”
Six rigs met at Monroe Buzz Inn, Ron, Heather, candidate Scott and his strap jockey Jim, Gary, Casey, and Dave, with the Blue Jeep and a new rear axle.Â (Does anyone know Daveâ€™s full name)?Â Amazingly, we planned to leave Buzz Inn at 9:15 am, and actually pulled out of the parking lot at 9:18am! Continue reading “Reiter Jan 2015”
Had a great day at Reiter today! Moose, Karl, Gary D. Miller and I. NO CARNAGE! OK, maybe dislocated one turn signal. Continue reading “Reiter Apr 2014”
Reiter January 26, 2014 Continue reading “Reiter Jan 2014”
Opening weekend of the Reiter Connector Trail August 18, 2013 Continue reading “Reiter Connector Opening August 2013”
Reiter Open House Run March 24, 2013 Continue reading “Reiter Open House March 2013”
Reiter Open Play Day February 16, 2013 Continue reading “Reiter Open Play Day Feb 2013”
Another great day to be out wheeling. I had attempted the same feat the previous weekend but got denied about 15 minutes into the trip when my rear wheel fell off. Note to self: torque the lug nuts down each and every trip out. For the longest time I thought GaryTJ and Dirtball were just talking crap, but when my wheel fell off it turned out to be the end of the day. Continue reading “Reiter Run Mar 2009”
In order to address concerns brought forth by the Reiter Foothills Committee the DNR sponsored a work party on Aug 23. In attendance were a few Tamers, members of RTW, and a few DNR staff. Doug Sutherland also made an appearance and thanked those present for there work and support of the project. Continue reading “Reiter Work Party Aug 2008”
Karl had to leave town for a while so it was a sprint to get as much seat time as possible to hold him over for the duration. Continue reading “Reiter May 2008”
The sunny day and a chance to get out was obviously the lift EVERYONE was looking for. If room in the parking lot would tell you anything, Iâ€™d say this was the best attended May Reiter clean up in years. Continue reading “Reiter Spring Clean May 2008”
We (the family and I) were the last to arrive at the Rieter staging area Saturday morning. Some mornings you just can’t seem to drag your self out of bed fast enough. Continue reading “Reiter End Of The Month Run Nov 2007”
Ed, Moose, and Mary went for a day of fun at Rieter and to show a friend of Ed’s what some crazy people call fun. Continue reading “Reiter Day Run Nov 2007”
The day started early with me waking up to fix my Jeep. I had suffered massive failure of my rear upper control arm mounts on the frame. Thus ensuing an all night work session at Tommybilt Fab getting the mounts replaced (Thanks Tom!!!!). Anywho, I arrived in the parking area at about 10am. Cody was there with some brake issues on his TLC. We bled the brakes and got him a little pedal. But it still wasnâ€™t up to snuff. Continue reading “Fun Day at Reiter Trails with the North West Wheelers Jun 2007”
Attending this little jaunt was KarlVP, GaryTJ, Tom-Tom, Attitude (Penny), and a couple new to the area, Brandon and Roxanne. Continue reading “Reiter Apr 2007”
Thank you to everyone that took pictures.
Just a day run to Reiter. There are a lot of pictures. Continue reading “Reiter 2004”
Back To The Basicsâ€¦..
In any repeatable endeavor involving human activity, or even more to the point, in human nature, any action tends to generate its own set of rules. As humans, right or wrong, good or bad, we tend to do the same stuff the same way all the time. Things that work out form the basic rules. Things that donâ€™t work out are what happen when you ignore the basic rules. The Sunday club run to Reiter Trails was a good reminder of what the rules are, and what can happen when you ignore them. Continue reading “Reiter Feb 2004”