4.16.09 - Full
Throttle radio on air
9.20.09 - New
1.31.14 - Lucas Oil official sponsors
are proud to welcome our new sponsors for 2014. We hope to keep them in our
family for many years to come.
always show them the utmost respect. As part of our sponsorship, we are required
to display their logo on all our vehicles. In
do this, all members must report to their local representative to pick up their
sticker. You MUST have this sticker, and ours,
be allowed to attend any members only events. If you currently have our
sticker displayed, you must collect your Lucas
and affix it to your rig at your earliest convenience. On another note,
please submit your lists of events you would like, and
1.01.14 - Forum
to the lack of use by members, the forum has been deactivated. There has
been far too many spam bots, and far too
users. What this means, is there was too much maintenence to be performed on a
daily basis, for it to go unused. I had
some of you would be willing to begin posting, and read on current events. I
attempted to keep all current items there to be
and listed for anyone who would be interested. In the meantime, the forum will
not return unless there is enough of a
for it. Likewise, the web radio channel has also been terminated. This, was also
due to a lack of listeners, and an
people saavy enough to use the applet. It may return in the future, but highly
1.31.11 - Database
to the recent rise in spammers on the forum, our database crashed. All records
were lost, and all accounts deleted.
discouraged. Recently, we performed some maintenance and upgraded the
system. I am still unaware as to what they did to
system to fail. During a session, the system went down and was unable to be
recovered. Something one of the spammers
a topic, caused the board to stop communicating with the SQL server. In
addition, the SQL server denied all my permissions.
had to be shut down, all information regaurding posts deleted, and
reinitialized. During this process, the software was reset
original settings. The board was removed, and reinstalled. While performing
these duties, I proceeded to update the
is now back up. Be sure to remove any bookmarks you previously had, as the
address has changed during the upgrade. This
attempt to help stop the offenders from overloading the database. During the
recent install, a lot of the previous problems have
solved. The current version, is a lot more stable than the previous.
Hopefully, this eliminates any future problems. Additionally,
security steps are in place. For this, I apologize. Thank you for your patience.
I will continue to bring the board back up to a
It would seem our network was unable to contend with the extra work capacity.
Recently, our podcast server
We have been working diligently to resolve the issue, with no success.
Before long, our network will be shut down for an undetermined
amount of time. What does this mean to you? Nothing. This is merely a shut down
of our network, not our server. All of our services will
still be available to some extent. The live broadcast, feeds, and channels will
not be updated or functioning. The radio station will continue
to not operate, and the rest will not be updated, until the issue is resolved.
Essentially, we are performing upgrades and maintenance.
You can still reach us via phone, but the email service will be down as well, as
it is part of the network. The 800 number will still be
functioning, but some of the others will not. This is due in part, to the
numbers being controlled via VoIP. Without the network, the
VoIP system will be down. Check back soon, for more updates.
1.22.10 - Forestry service denies appeal
After careful consideration by the
forestry service, and several environmental impact studies, Tellico remains
service said, they will not be reversing their decision to close upper Tellico.
It was quoted by the BRC (Blue Ribbon
remain committed to restoring some form of meaningful vehicle recreation at
Tellico, will carefully review the
decisions, and will take appropriate next steps". For now, the future of Tellico
remains sealed behind a padlocked gate
a "closed" sign. As a community, we need to ban together with organizations
like the BRC and Tread Lightly. Perhaps some
day, future generations may be able to enjoy the expirience we call
1.14.10 - Full Throttle chat
We now have a chat service available to
all who are interested. This service is free for all who would like to use it.
to complement our other services. In the future, we hope to continue to
expand what we offer you. These are all ways to say
you, for the support that has been given to us. This will be a LIVE chat window,
accessable to everyone across the web.
this open, so others may ask for advice. The forum is used as an integral part
of the home page, where we can post
information, and technical data. The chat can be used as a more recreational
applet. This room does not have to contain
specific event information, or tech. But, it is encouraged to help those who may
need it. This will offer a way for our members to
10.14.09 - Tellico
Another of the wheeling worlds, staple
areas has been closed. The trail was closed to ALL access by the US forestry
to erosion. The erosion to Tellico's trails is depositing unacceptable amounts
of sediments into the Tellico river, as well as all
tributaries. While the 39 miles of OHV trails are closed, the forestry
service said it will keep the 13 miles of their service
for highway legal vehicle access. This decision was made permanent, as so the
forestry service can restore the land and prevent
erosion. While this area is no longer available for public use, the
forestry service encourages use of some of the other
use lands. There are currently several organizations trying to save the Tellico
ORV trail systems. For more information regarding
9.29.09 - Full Throttle videos on
We now have a channel on YouTube. All
of our videos will be uploaded here in the future. The videos that will be
all be ones recorded from events in which we attend. There will be videos from
time to time that will be uploaded merely because
are deemed interesting. Such as ones where we may be testing equipment, or an
impromptu session. These videos are openly
for all of the public to see. So, always be aware of the camera if you do not
want to be on the web. Not all of the videos
be an event (such as a competition), or a recording from the trail. Some
will be posted of something remedial, merely for the
banter that can be heard from the people involved. Feel free to see our videos
at www.youtube.com/ftorc1 or via the new
on the main page, which will be available soon.
Launch of new forum software
The official launch of the new forum
was today. The new forum is powered by phpbb. This popular forum software is
dozens of some of the biggest forums. It has a simple user interface, and does
permit the posting of pictures. As far as I am aware,
capable of posting links. There is a topic for posting of your wheeling videos.
For this to happen, you may need to link to your
page. Profanity, obscenity, or indecent material will not be tolerated. Use of
such things, will result in the termination of your
For questions concerning your new services, please contact your local
We are officially moving the location
of the Full Throttle Radio studio, and headquarters of FTORC. There will be
service, for which we apologize. This will only be temporary, until we have the
new studio in order and running at peak efficiency. This
to help optimize our quality of broadcasting. The new studio will help permit
multiple shows to broadcast from a single location. It
also add to the reliability of the server. There will be a new computer system
installed, that will be a dedicated system. This means
current, portable, multi use problems will no longer present a problem.
This will keep the station on air, while there is still a portable
remote broadcasts. Along with this studio, there is a possibility of at least 4
new shows beginning October 2nd of this year.
We are still working on the quality of the audio, and this is due to the generic
nature of the broadcaster. The large breaks in the broadcast
will eventually be resolved with the installation of the dedicated system. For
more information about broadcast times, please call us
Offial airing of the Full Throttle
radio network takes to the internet. This station will be boasting LIVE hosts,
music libraries. We will be airing a multitude of genres, ranging from new age
to rap. This will help cater to our vast lifestyle choices
personalities between our members. To put it short, whatever it is your looking
to hear simply wait and it will probably play. We
to keep a wide variety to stay in tune with the current top 40, as well as the
personal favorites. There will be LIVE broadcasters
time to time, but generally will be kept on a loop due to the "wired"
nature of internet streaming. We are looking to improve
server system to accomidate the recent changes. The current system tends to have
difficulties keeping up with the streaming software
in which we are using. The link at this time is very unstable. The broadcasting
system is having trouble staying connected to the server
where we can be heard. There will remain to be times where we will be
broadcasting, but for the time being those are limited. We
be attempting to create a more stable link. During these periods there will be
live broadcasts. The transmission will cut in and out.
bear with us while we adjust the system. Once the "bugs" are worked out, we will
be offering 24/7 broadcasting. The service for
everyone to listen is free. There is a link located on the radio page. Just
follow the "radio" link on the homepage, or the link
for possibilities. A copy of the software will need to be installed on your
system, and a time slot will be provided to you.
Remember, this is a private channel. There may be explicit language, but we
recommend against it.
Full Throttle Huntington chapter, opens
Under the supervision of the main
office, here in ottawa county, a chapter has been opened in Huntington. This
will serve as an
extension of the Full Throttle family, and not as an independant entity. This
chapter will, and is, lead by our current vice president
All the dues collected from that chapter will be included with this chapter's
collection. With some rearrangement of the web page,
transactions from both areas will be handled electronically. They are not
excluded from our meetings, or events. They are to be
treated like every other member. Everything we discuss in our meetings, will be
discussed in theirs. I am in continuous contact with
that chapter, and keep them up to date with what is decided here. All of the
business from their end, will be handled the same as it
from here. For those of you in the Huntington chapter, welcome aboard. We look
forward to meeting most of you this August in
Indiana. You will have to adjust to the fact that Hillbilly is your president
there, but I preside over him. Perhaps after time, confusion
will be completely alleviated.
3.07.09 - Full Throttle main page
As most of you know already, the server
for the web site went down. Due to this, the page had to move to a temporary web
on Dumb-shit.net provided by our own staff member Mike. The rest of the staff
thanks you greatly for giving the club a permanent backup
service. Granted the address was not a mainstream address, and was not easy to
find. But, at least we had a place where we can direct
people. For those of you who were unable to locate the page, please save this
address in case the server goes down again. Our free server
page is located at www.dumb-shit.net/ftorc . This server does not offer email
addresses, or a domain. The site will remain there also, for
future reference. We appreciate you hanging in there during these times of
complication. Also, we have moved back to Ottawa county.
Full Throttle page goes offline
This bulletin is being posted from another
server. Unfortunately, there has been a problem with the server. The site will
be down for
an unknown period of time. Until then, we will become part of the dumb-shit.net
network. I will do my best to keep all of you informed
of any updates. Also, for the moment, none of your web hosted emails will work
at this time. I will be doing my best to get this issue
and your email addresses back online as soon as possible. There will be a more
detailed post included in the message sent to your
personal email addresses.
1st annual 4x-mas
This year marks the beginning of,
hopefully, a new tradition. This event is a combination that was devised as a
joint operation from myself
and our tech department head. All members are invited, but are required to RSVP
your representative. Members are asked to provide
at least one side dish (it will be pot luck), bring their 4x4, and it is BYOB!
Beginning at 4pm, members are asked to arrive with their
ready to wheel. We will be doing winter wheeling (hopefully in the snow),
followed by a club dinner. We look forward to making this an
annual event. Depending on the members, and feel free to email us, a gift
exchange may also be a possibility. Merry Christmas!
Full Throttle moving to West Virginia?
Due to circumstances beyond my control,
I will be moving to West Virginia. As I am the president, the club will be
moving with me.
Fortunately, our membership numbers are low enough to permit this move. Full
Throttle typically has a strict guideline on membership
an estabolished distance. For those of you who are current members in our Ottawa
county area, your membership will not be terminated due to
the move. You will remain members, unless of course you breach one of the other
rules laid out in the by-laws. For those of you in the
Barboursville/Huntington area that is interested in joining, look for us in
2008! I know, I'm moving in November. You have to allow for
settle in time. It will take me till January/February to be settled in and set
up. As I hear, we already have a new member anxious and
for us to arrive. To him I say this, "I look forward to meeting you, and hope we
have you as a loyal member for several years to come".
Attica trip cancelled
Due to poor attendance in the years
past, as well as the current year...... The Attica trip is now cancelled. All
current members are now
required to sign up, and pay in advance. This is a non-refundable trip. Being as
such I suggest that if you sign up, you go. This is the
year in a row that all those who signed up, did not go. I am very grateful,
however, that you did cancel within the alotted timeframe. As
those who did not sign up, you were not able to go due to you had no
reservation. If you had reserved a space, you could have went. As
those who are unfamiliar with the time frame, it is 3 months to cancel and 1
month for valid reason. Not having the money is not a valid
you sign up, thats when you pay. This prevents any conflicts with the inability
to pay. Just remember, this is non-refundable. I reserve the
space and pay for it. If you cancel, I do not get a refund, so you do not get a
refund. The spaces are reserved in advance. If we do not use
are not used the entire weekend by anybody. Just remember, you can talk to us.
If you tell us what is going on, we may be able to help.
Just please, dont wait till the last day.
6.02.07 - Johnson's Island clean up. All
members encouraged to help out.
Johnson's Island is having their annual
island clean up. All members are encouraged to help, as it is our part to keep
our county clean.
All the island residents will be greatly appreciative for our contribution.
Please contact your club representative for details.
5.19.07 - Members only wheeling. Full
Throttle hits the trails @ mon ami.
Full Throttle members have been
cordially invited to wheel on mon ami property. This was under special invite,
so please remember that
we are representing our community and club. If you bring or break anything,
please pack it out. This is not a public facility, so if you
interested please call your representative. DO NOT show up
4.21.07 - News that the Lion's Back in MOAB
has been closed
The Utah state park's contract has
ended on the famous landmark. A private owner has purchased the lease on the
land to build housing
on the surrounding areas. This marks a deafening blow in the off-road community!
The Lion's Back is the largest natural formed slickrock in
years, off-road enthusiasts and jeepers alike travel many miles to conquer this
obstacle. The new owner has proclaimed that
be closed due to a
liability issue. Please respect his decision and not trespass, as this will
reflect on all of us.
3.19.07 - To
all members, call to arrange "save east harbor" clean up
A cuyohoga county resident has decided
that he wishes the beach to return to how he remembers it. This is not a bad
thing. He recalls
years ago that the beach spanned for miles! For those familiar, the East end was
closed several years ago after it was washed out from a
proposal is to "fix" the beach and clean it up for future generations to enjoy.
Currently the beach has approximately 1/2 mile
useable beach open,
and 3 miles unuseable closed beach. I know that no one man can fix it all, but a
small part is a step in the right direction.
we are proposing
is to aid in the pursuit by offering our time to clean the beach of refuse,
excess weeds, and dead trees.
Full Throttle goes world wide web