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09-04-2009 05:04 PM
Scout
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Originally Posted by whitebuffalo View Post
so do it in the cemetery. you can use coffins to help build obstacles, and you know the people who are there arent going to do anything to you.
That's why I like you. You're always thinking.
09-04-2009 04:15 PM
mrcarcrazy
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Originally Posted by whitebuffalo View Post
so do it in the cemetery. you can use coffins to help build obstacles, and you know the people who are there arent going to do anything to you.
I don't know whether to laugh, or be disgusted. good one!
09-04-2009 04:11 PM
whitebuffalo so do it in the cemetery. you can use coffins to help build obstacles, and you know the people who are there arent going to do anything to you.
09-04-2009 01:58 PM
mrcarcrazy
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Originally Posted by skeeter View Post
I meant, lease it from the oil company.
Putting in a large motocross type track, a rock garden, a couple hills and maybe a mud pit shouldn't interfere with their operation.
As for it being flat, that's what they make Cats for
YouTube - Las vegas supercross 2009 track building

Knowing how Texans like their trucks and outdoor activities I bet you'd have an active customer base since you say there's nothing else around.
Can I borrow $500,000? I might be able to get something together for that.


Much of the land is actually privately owned...and leased BY the oil companies. those leases are not something you want to get in the middle of. its a good way for you to get sued. Oilmen get cranky in a hurry!

You have to already own the land to be able to do a dang thing with it. and most of it is "family land" where generations ago a guy bought it, now 18 people in his family own 1/18th of it. Or They've sold it to a company. and the company has no desire to lease it out. Or its leased by hunters, and there again, you don't want to get anywhere near the land, b/c hunters have guns....and you don't screw with their lease....

The "wild west" is not near as "wild" as you might expect.
09-04-2009 11:43 AM
skeeter
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Originally Posted by Scout View Post
It's not that easy. The oil companies can pretty much do whatever they want and they own all (or lease all) of the land around here. Most of them are registered as utility companies so you can either play along or they'll exercise their rights to access your land anyway, being a utility.

Besides that, there's nothing here to wheel on, around, through, over, under etc. It's a big ass piece of flat dirt.
I meant, lease it from the oil company.
Putting in a large motocross type track, a rock garden, a couple hills and maybe a mud pit shouldn't interfere with their operation.
As for it being flat, that's what they make Cats for
YouTube - Las vegas supercross 2009 track building

Knowing how Texans like their trucks and outdoor activities I bet you'd have an active customer base since you say there's nothing else around.
09-03-2009 09:42 PM
Scout
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Originally Posted by JDsDream View Post
You can only buy land so many feet down. At a certain depth, it belongs to the oil company and is theirs to do what they want with. The only sacred ground in Midland is the dirt below the Bush Home. At least that is what I have been told by my Midland friends.

Exactly. It's called "owning the mineral rights".
09-03-2009 09:41 PM
Scout
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Originally Posted by skeeter View Post
So lease the land, a few hills, bumps and jumps won't disturb the breading habits of the elusive oil gnomes...
It's not that easy. The oil companies can pretty much do whatever they want and they own all (or lease all) of the land around here. Most of them are registered as utility companies so you can either play along or they'll exercise their rights to access your land anyway, being a utility.

Besides that, there's nothing here to wheel on, around, through, over, under etc. It's a big ass piece of flat dirt.
09-03-2009 09:32 PM
JDsDream You can only buy land so many feet down. At a certain depth, it belongs to the oil company and is theirs to do what they want with. The only sacred ground in Midland is the dirt below the Bush Home. At least that is what I have been told by my Midland friends.
09-03-2009 09:32 PM
skeeter So lease the land, a few hills, bumps and jumps won't disturb the breading habits of the elusive oil gnomes...
09-03-2009 09:28 PM
Scout
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Originally Posted by skeeter View Post
How much is land in that area?
Might be a good business idea to buy a hundred acres and build an offroad park...
It's pretty expensive. All of the land here has those little pump jacks on them.

Oil baby....black gold, Texas tea.
09-03-2009 09:15 PM
skeeter How much is land in that area?
Might be a good business idea to buy a hundred acres and build an offroad park...
09-03-2009 01:06 PM
mrcarcrazy
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Originally Posted by cmoore View Post
Hah! That's awesome! I was born and raised in Midland and those look like the same old dumpsters from 20 years ago.

I've only been to it once and I was in my teens, but I was planning on checking out the sandhills state park in Monahans when I go. As I remember there are some pretty tall hills that might be fun in a jeep. Then again, they are 100% blow sand so I don't know how much fun that would end up being. The last time I was there, three wheelers with the big balloon tires were still legal to sell if that gives you any sort of historical reference.
That was some time ago! I'm curious to hit the sand dunes....hopefully can keep it above the sand.
09-02-2009 03:39 AM
cmoore Hah! That's awesome! I was born and raised in Midland and those look like the same old dumpsters from 20 years ago.

I've only been to it once and I was in my teens, but I was planning on checking out the sandhills state park in Monahans when I go. As I remember there are some pretty tall hills that might be fun in a jeep. Then again, they are 100% blow sand so I don't know how much fun that would end up being. The last time I was there, three wheelers with the big balloon tires were still legal to sell if that gives you any sort of historical reference.
08-07-2009 09:05 AM
mrcarcrazy
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Originally Posted by Scout View Post
Where is that place? I'm free Sunday if you want to make a run!



I got a inside source who told me where a whole string of these trails are! MILES and MILES!!!

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Originally Posted by Levinoss View Post
You could get mad flex climbing that!
I might need bigger tires!
08-06-2009 10:25 PM
Levinoss
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Originally Posted by mrcarcrazy View Post

Notice the Dumpster
You could get mad flex climbing that!
08-06-2009 10:15 PM
Scout Where is that place? I'm free Sunday if you want to make a run!



08-06-2009 08:18 PM
mrcarcrazy
Midland, TX trails

is what your thinking isn't it?

This is the closest thing to a Trail in the Midland Area. I found it too hilarious not to post.

Notice the Dumpster

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