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 Post subject: ECXC 2021 Trail Group Discussion;
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:26 pm 
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Welcome to the ECXC 2021 Trail Group Discussion!

The East Coast Xterra Challenge (ECXC) is an Xterra only event.

This year there will be three (3) Group types; "Green" or “Stock”, "Blue" or “Intermediate” and “Black" or "Advanced” on Thrsday and Saturday.
Friday @Rausch there will also be a "Competition" Group.

Attendees will not be “Locked” into a group until they arrive.
Preference for a “Trail Leader” will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis.
Trails that are run by a group are determined by the Groups ”Trail Leader”.

"Green" or “Stock” - Stock trails range in difficulty from flat dirt roads to slightly off-camber and rocky trails. Stock trails are best suited for inexperienced wheelers and bone stock vehicles. Threat of vehicle damage is non-existent as long as you drive responsibly, however brush scratches are possible. Stock Trails include easier green trails.

"Blue" or “Intermediate” - Intermediate trails offer more of a challenge for slightly modified vehicles. Trails will be rockier, may have more off camber situations and may include rocky creek crossings. Bone stock vehicles can handle most of these trails, but without skid plates and rock sliders, both undercarriage damage and rocker panel damage should be expected. The threat of damage on these trails is minimal, but should not be unexpected. Careless or inattentive driving will result in body damage. Harder Green trails and easier Blue Trails at Rausch Creek would be taken in this group.

"Black or “Advanced” –I wouldn’t run them without 33’s or bigger, a winch, full protection, a carefree attitude towards damage, the tools/parts/ability and supplies to repair breakage. Blue, Blue/Black, Black trails (depending on group make-up) will be run by this group.
This Group will not be an assigned “Advanced Trail Leader”. As soon as any two or more trucks show up in the morning they can go run trails and not stand around waiting for someone to hold their hand. If you are in any way uncomfortable with this you should run with an "Blue" or “Intermediate” group...at least for the first day.

"Competition" - "The ECXC 2021 Competition" will be run on Friday morning on Black/Red type trials. It will be open to all fully paid drivers. Only a Nissan Xterra can win. Details to follow...


Waivers:
All attendees (drivers & passengers) must sign the following waivers:

  • NEXterra waiver (opens as a PDF HERE) - Print, sign and hand in to an ECXC Event Staff Member OR print, sign, scan and email a copy to ecxc@nexterra.org
  • AOAA online waiver; HERE. The AOAA "Smartwaiver" is submitted electronically, prior to arriving to the park is valid for one year, no need to print anything out. Do it NOW!
  • Frday & Saturday @ Rausch, the Membership Application/Waiver information and links (downloads as a PDF) can be found HERE. The Parental Waiver information and links (downloads as a PDF) can be found HERE.


Before you show up;
  • Please review the NEXTerra Rausch Creek FAQ thread HERE.
  • Please review the AOAA Rules HERE.
  • Rausch is a membership-based facility. You must be a member to access the park! Click HERE for membership info.
  • Please review the Rausch Creek Rules and Regulations HERE.
  • Please review The NEXTerra Tech Inspection Checklist HERE (opens as a PDF).
  • Please review the “The NEXTerra Trail Etiquette Guide” HERE (opens as a PDF).
  • Please review the “The NEXTerra Spotting Guide” HERE (opens as a PDF).


Wheeling:
  • There will be three (3) Levels of Trail Groups: Green, Blue and Black. Descriptions of above^.
  • When you arrive at AOAA at 0900 on Thursday and at Rausch Creek at 0800 you will be greeted by a NEXterra Representative who will direct you.
  • Thursday you will go directly to the AOAA office register with the park, pay the park fees (cost is posted above) and then to the ECXC Staging Area. Friday and Saturday you will go to the ECXC Staging Area first.
  • At the ECXC Staging Area you will be met by a NEXterra Trail Master who will ask you your Group preference and direct you to your Trail Group where you will line your truck up behind you group's Trail Leader.
  • After your truck is in line, find the NEXterra Tent, check in, hand in your filled out North East Xterra Club Waiver and Release of Liability, get your attendee packet, event shirt and sticker.
  • After you check in on Friday and Saturday go up to the Rausch Creek Off Road Park office, hand them the filled out Rausch Membership Application/Waiver and your Rausch Parental Waiver (if applicable) and pay the park fees (cost is posted above).
  • Prepare it for wheeling. You can use The NEXTerra Tech Inspection Checklist (opens as a PDF) as your guide.
  • The NEXterra Tech Crew roaming the Staging Area to assist you. If you need help or have a question ask your Trail Leader or find a NEXterra Representative and they will help or find you help.
  • There will be a Drivers Meeting each morning and then we hit the trails!
  • *There will be no food or beverage provided so you will need to bring your own each day of wheeling.

You can open a PDF with AOAA Western Reserve Trail Map HERE

You can access Rausch maps HERE.


Thursday; AOAA closes at 1700 (5pm), everyone should be off the trails by 1630 (4:30pm).
Friday; the Rausch Creek Office closes at 1800 (6pm), everyone should be off the trails by 1700 (5pm).
Saturday; everyone should be off the trails by 1630 (4:30pm) because the Cookout back at Twin Grove is at 1830 (6:30).

ECXC 2021 Staff will need to make sure everyone off the trails safely and notify AOAA and Rausch that all of our Group is out of the park.

Folks can play in the Comp area at Rausch if they want but they are on their own.

ECXC 2021 Staff will be off duty at 1800 (6pm) Thursday and Friday, 1630 (4:30pm) Saturday.


The East Coast Xterra Challenge (ECXC) is an Xterra only event.

Please post any questions about running trails with ECXC20 in this thread or PM me on this board.

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 Post subject: Re: ECXC 2021 Trail Group Discussion;
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:22 pm 
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Thurs, Advanced
1 Bandit4x4
2 Bass4runner
3 Bklyn.X
4 ChrisDulmaine
5 DC xterra
6 JDicenso
7 KnightRider
8 Lizardking
9 RomeoEJ


Thurs, Intermediate
1 Biba88
2 Bottobro
3 ChatnavX
4 Dirtysocks (Leader)
5 inurteeth2
6 JeffNJM3
7 jsexton
9 KevinMcCauley
10 Powerguy37
11 Rcheliman
12 TomsRedX (Leader)
13 XterraTom
14 XterraTomNY



Thurs, Stock
1 JeffPro4X (Leader)
2 MtDewMike
3 Murphy
4 SledheadX
5 wstark54
6 Swampwrecker
7 Marzan11
8 @infocusnyc



Fri, Advanced
1 Bandit4x4
2 Bass4runner
3 Bklyn.X
4 ChrisDulmaine
5 DC xterra
6 DennisLangston
7 JDicenso
8 JeffNJM3
9 JeffPro4X
10 jsexton
11 KnightRider
12 Lizardking
13 perpetualdynamism
14 RomeoEJ
15 truck-oholic


Fri, Intermediate
1 Biba88
2 Bottobro
3 ChatnavX
4 inurteeth2
5 KevinMcCauley
6 Lukas S
7 Murphy (Leader)
8 Oca
9 Powerguy37
10 Rcheliman
11 XterraTom
12 XterraTomNY
13 Yellow07s (Leader)



Fri, Stock
1 Dirtysocks (Leader)
2 Marzan11
3 MMcKnight
4 MtDewMike
5 SledheadX
6 Swampwrecker
7 wstark54



Sat, Advanced
1 Bandit4x4
2 Bass4runner
3 Bklyn.X
4 ChrisDulmaine
5 DC xterra
6 DennisLangston
7 JDicenso
8 JeffNJM3
9 JeffPro4X
10 jsexton
11 KnightRider
12 Oca
13 perpetualdynamism
14 primerhb55
15 truck-oholic



Sat, Intermediate
1 @infocusnyc
2 Biba88
3 Bottobro
4 ChatnavX
5 Dirtysocks (Leader)
6 importpower99
7 inurteeth2
8 Lizardking (Leader)
9 Marzan11
10 Powerguy37
11 Rcheliman
12 TKX
13 TomsRedX
14 XterraPA
15 XterraTom
16 XterraTomNY



Sat, Stock
1 Gonja
2 MMcKnight
3 MtDewMike
4 mtnbiker49
5 Murphy (Leader)
6 SledheadX
7 Swampwrecker
8 wstark54


If you are not listed or in a Group you don’t want to be in post-up in this thread.

There is no “Trail Leader” assigned for Advanced Groups.
No one (Stock, Intermediate or Advanced) is required to run within a “Group” with a “Trail Leader”.
If there are at least Two trucks together just give me a heads up and a cell number (so we can make sure you are out of the park and safe at the end of the day) and go
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UPDATED 07/02/21

I'm still looking for a "Trail Leader" for Friday Intermediate to help John

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 Post subject: Re: ECXC 2021 Trail Group Discussion;
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:44 pm 
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Tommy, I can lead the greens around AOAA.

Also, I would suggest that AOAA "blue" trails would fall into your "black/advanced" description above. 33s, full armor and a locker are necessary, imo.

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I can lead greens on Friday but I’m spotting in the competition so how would that work?


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JeffPro4x wrote:
Tommy, I can lead the greens around AOAA.
Also, I would suggest that AOAA "blue" trails would fall into your "black/advanced" description above. 33s, full armor and a locker are necessary, imo.

Thanks Jeff.
I agree with you on the trail ratings at AOAA but there are enough senior guys signed up in that group that know what they're doing. I don't think we need to worry about them.
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I can lead greens on Friday but I’m spotting in the competition so how would that work?

Thanks Dave but I don't see that as an option. Even if everyone in the "Friday Green Group" decides to watch the competition they wouldn't be able to follow the same route as the "Teams". They'd need to be lead to at least one of the "Obstacles" via a "Green" trail.?

Anyone else want to lead Friday, Stock at Rausch

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 Post subject: Re: ECXC 2021 Trail Group Discussion;
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Looks good to me. Thanks for putting this together Tom.

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 Post subject: Re: ECXC 2021 Trail Group Discussion;
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Received this email from Pete/Infocusnyc, wanting to switch from Advanced to Intermediate on Sat.

“I didn't realize my buds were doing intermediate for Sat. Can I be switched into that group that day? Thanks and sorry for the trouble.

Infocusnyc - Pete”


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Tom - I’ve been to AOAA just once before but I can help Tom by leading second intermediate group on Thursday.

I can lead an second intermediate group or the stock group on Friday, either one will need to wait till I’m done helping with the competition.


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Thanks Suresh.

Updated the post above 07/02/21

I'm still looking for a "Trail Leader" for Friday Intermediate to help John

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I’m no longer spotting for the competition so I can lead a group Friday if you still need it.


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Yellow07s wrote:
I’m no longer spotting for the competition so I can lead a group Friday if you still need it.


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Thanks Dave!

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I'm not getting there till Thursday afternoon now so you can take me out of the Thursday lineup.

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When is everyone heading out? I'm leaving from Connecticut late afternoon on Wednesday, assuming there are no more mechanical issues!!

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XterraTom wrote:
When is everyone heading out? I'm leaving from Connecticut late afternoon on Wednesday, assuming there are no more mechanical issues!!

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Wednesday morning from CT. Did you get the camper sorted out or bringing the RTT?


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DirtySocks wrote:
XterraTom wrote:
When is everyone heading out? I'm leaving from Connecticut late afternoon on Wednesday, assuming there are no more mechanical issues!!

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Wednesday morning from CT. Did you get the camper sorted out or bringing the RTT?


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