December 2016 News


The club recently lost a valued member to Weed, Weed California that is.

Rick Schaffer sold his house in Long Beach and bought a house on 1/3 of an acre in Weed, overlooking Lake Shastina and Mount Shasta.

Rick has been a club member since February of 1991 and treasurer for the last 20 years. During his 26 years with FITS he has led innumerable runs and has been a wealth of knowledge on a wide variety of trails.

He moved up there with Anita and when settled will be joined by his mother.

He’s currently living in his motorhome in Redding waiting for his house to close escrow which will be yet another couple of weeks.

We wish them the best and thank Rick for his many many contributions over the years. He will be dearly missed.


Bob Matula’s “hippy” doctor has finally released him for light fourwheeling, aka Ric runs. Needless to say, after a couple of years of no wheeling he is most anxious to get out. We hope to see him on he trails soon.


As usual the annual Christmas party was a great success. The White Elephant gift exchange was fun with some “interesting” gifts.

The food was good and plentiful and no one went home hungry. Thank you Dennis and Casey for hosting and supplying the ribs and chicken.

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