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NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Update Blast... October has provided us with an assortment of weather from unseasonably mild to considerably wet and windy at times. The Gopher Dunes '2012 CMRC Sandstorm Finale' unfolded on October 14 and although attendance was lower than expected, it turned out to be an amazing day with temperatures reaching well into the 20's. The highlight attraction for the day was the Red Bull 'best whip contest' which attracted some serious and daring contenders. The best whip winner was Jeremy Medaglia who received the biggest round of applause from the spectators! The Vintage Show & Shine & Racing proved to be a successful nostalgic event attracting many participants and drawing lots of attention. Our local member, Ken Gilmour pulled off 1st. place in both the Vintage and the Post Vintage classes while our 'ol favourite Helmut Clasen was awarded the 'Hard Core' award as the racer with the highest number combination, that is, age of bike + age of racer! Kudo's to you Helmut, our well-seasoned enthusiast! And a BIG thank you to Ann & Ron Harten for making the Vintage Event happen. Check out the photo collection from this event: /

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The wet and windy conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy during the last week of October created poor riding conditions and had Gopher Dunes shut down for the first

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time this season for over a week. But we're back up and running again on weekends only for the month of November. Initially the trails were closed, due to excessive water and many downed trees and branches. But with the sunnier weather and the guys running the chain-saws for the past few days has allowed them to open up Train #1 & #2 for this Saturday & Sunday. Hours of operation will be from 11am to 5pm. With the exception of this Sunday, November 11th. where riders will only be allowed to start up their engines at 11:05am, following a few moments silence in memory of our fallen soldiers. And just a reminder to our riders - those of you coming out to ride for the day, your rider fee also includes free use of the rc track. So when you load up your bike, also bring along your remote control cars and play all day! Otherwise use of the rc track only is $10 per participant. We've had some amazing artwork submitted for our poster contest! Congrats to all that participated for a job well done. Now for the selected winners of our GDR Poster Contest: for age category 7 & under goes to Connor Gaitens, winner for ages 8 to 12 is Seth McDowell, age 13+ is Chantelle Crafts and an award goes out to Christine Katona for 'most creative' GDR poster. Our winners will be contacted to come and pickup their TLD Gift Pack prizes. For those of you wanting to make purchases or place orders at the Gopher Dunes Pro Shop, you can call in advance to 519-8422781 or Derek at 519-842-1041 and we can arrange an appointment with you. Also for those of you looking to find the ideal

Christmas present, we do have 'Gift Certificates' available. Email us at or call us with your wishes, let us know who it's for and for what monetary amount and we'll be delighted to set you up with a Gopher Dunes Gift Certificate. It's just that simple and makes for a great stocking stuffer! Certificates can be for annual memberships, daily ride passes, truck registration fees, etc. or call if you want to come shop at our trackside Pro Shop for some of those last minute deals & ideas! And before you hang up your helmet, just 10 minutes down the road from Gopher Dunes on Hwy 3 just west of Tillsonburg, riders can hit the track at Chesterman's Indoor MX Arena. Check it out at: Now for those seriously looking for a change of pace, a new career venture, be your own boss, tired of fighting traffic, seek a unique lifestyle with winter's off, no longer needing to drive to work, instead have your customers come to you and for someone wanting to keep this sport alive --- here is some food for thought....Check out this link and see if the business is right for you?! Having said that, we still look forward to seeing some of you out this month, and then we shall bid you all a peaceful and pleasant holiday season and a relaxing winter & welcome you back in the spring of 2013!!!

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