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Old November 9th, 2009, 12:22 PM
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I had a blast! It's always a good time when you get to put faces with names and hang out with fellow enthusiasts. I agree, a video of a group coming along the ridge and down the hill would be awesome. By Sat afternoon we had 2 Hummers- a 2 and a 3 SUT with us. Jessie's 3 was new to him and he's new to wheeling. After he conquered a V-shaped gulley scratch free, you couldn't wipe the smile from his face.

Also on Sat, Rausch was running a Rock Race- 12 8-mile long laps through the park, so that activity was in the background throughout the day. Made for some good entertainment while Jarek was generating a new ring tone using his front differential on the Rock Challenge.

Can't wait to see the video and pics from everyone. I never had an opportunity to get my camera out!

The 110 also received a major service in the parking lot of the hotel to reconnect all the bits that were loosening up!
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Old November 9th, 2009, 12:27 PM
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I heard it got a full service car wash one evening while Gustavo got a manicure.
It got a nice facelift

I drove behind and in front of Gustavo the latter part of Friday. Loved watching the green 110 on the trails. It handled the trails easily. It was getting dark and Trevor was leading the group. Not too many opportunities to take picts while you are cruising to get out of the park before dark!

I think only trail damage Gustavo took was a nice rip to his designer jeans!
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Old November 9th, 2009, 04:11 PM
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I heard it got a full service car wash one evening while Gustavo got a manicure.
Got to tell you, the Water temp on my bathtub was around 83 degrees ..friday night ..ALMOST UNBEARABLE, and to top it....sleeping in shorts all night ..was a Biatch... ROTFLMAO

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It got a nice facelift

I drove behind and in front of Gustavo the latter part of Friday. Loved watching the green 110 on the trails. It handled the trails easily. It was getting dark and Trevor was leading the group. Not too many opportunities to take picts while you are cruising to get out of the park before dark!

I think only trail damage Gustavo took was a nice rip to his designer jeans!
Ohh I forgot ..part of my evening sewing the ONLY FREAKING PAIR of pants I took *LOL*
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Old November 9th, 2009, 06:21 PM
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It was great meeting everyone and pushing myself and my truck to the limit on some of those trails. Thanks Charles! I never would have attempted some of those trails (like crossing that rock creek) without someone pushing me a bit. Can't wait to get back there!
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Old November 9th, 2009, 06:26 PM
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The kids and I had a blast on Saturday. Great to meet you all.

Here are some pics from the day: http://gallery.me.com/coryms#100076&...=dkgrey&sel=26

I managed to hit the shutter fast enough to catch a few sequences of trucks launching into the air while we were out (at least their front tires). Check them out starting at 695.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 06:50 PM
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After the Toyota incident and ensuing delay causing the two groups to meet up, we lost a few members of our group to the other one leaving Don, Frank and I to continue on the trail we were on. It wasn't too long and Don had to head home so that left Frank and I. Fortunately Frank was game to continue and better yet he was doing awesome in his RRC and loving it too. I kept looking back expecting to have to get out and spot him, but he kept right behind me!

That was the most fun portion of the wheeling this weekend for me. Nothing crazy, but lots of sections that were interesting and we covered a lot of ground.

The funny thing about crossing the creek was we both expected it to be hard. We even walked it first to be sure. It turned out to be pretty easy and in fact Frank made it look super easy - I don't think he bumped or scraped a single rock crossing it. The section right after it was probably twice as hard.

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Old November 9th, 2009, 11:29 PM
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That was the most fun portion of the wheeling this weekend for me. Nothing crazy, but lots of sections that were interesting and we covered a lot of ground.

The funny thing about crossing the creek was we both expected it to be hard. We even walked it first to be sure. It turned out to be pretty easy and in fact Frank made it look super easy - I don't think he bumped or scraped a single rock crossing it. The section right after it was probably twice as hard.
Man, it was real hard for me to leave. Like you said, I could have driven at night but I knew my wife was home watching our 3 kids and a couple of the cousins - 3 of them under 3 years old. Stoked you guys had a great time - the lighting was still good and you both knew how to drive your trucks very well so I'm not surprised you got a lot done. Absolutely need to get back there at some point and do the stuff I missed.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 10:35 AM
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Watch the video I made before YouTube yanks it for copyright infringement (music):



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The videos are still fresh, so it may take a little while for the full YouTube processing.
I can't tell if the drivers were afraid of breaking stuff or worried they'd bounce out of the seat and whack their heads or if they just normally drive like Sister Mary Catherine. What was the intention of this, to see who could take longest?
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Old November 10th, 2009, 10:41 AM
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I can't tell if the drivers were afraid of breaking stuff or worried they'd bounce out of the seat and whack their heads or if they just normally drive like Sister Mary Catherine. What was the intention of this, to see who could take longest?
Are you referring to the rock challenge or the trail riding? I can't speak for the trail riding, but the idea behind the rock challenge was to not hit any cones or backup (penalties for both), and time only being a factor if there was a tie in points. So going slow is appropriate and does also avoid breaking stuff, bumping your head, rolling, hitting nuns, or whatever else.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 04:40 PM
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I would go with afraid of breaking stuff. Pussies.



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I would go with afraid of breaking stuff. Pussies.

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Old November 11th, 2009, 09:40 AM
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I would go with afraid of breaking stuff. Pussies.

Yeah, I was definitely thinking of not breaking stuff while driving some sections of trail. The thought of driving back to NJ in the dark with potentially damaged parts certainly made me a pussy. O well.

Sorry o2batsea, I didn't tow my rig to the Creek and got aggro with it. From the limited wheeling I've been exposed to, I thought it was go as fast as neceesary and slow as possible and pick the right line while being smooth and steady. I guess those guys with the dedicated Toyo trail rig running 37's we were running with should have been going a lot faster too. Funny they never complained about our pace.

I didn't ride the course comp but I think those guys did very well on street rigs. Stuff always looks more mellow in vids and I thought there was some nice and smooth driving like Charles' line on the exit section for example.
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