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Old October 24th, 2003, 12:36 PM
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Winter in the MidAtlantic/New England

I thought I'd resurrect this subject. We kinda faded on the last try.

What trips are already scheduled in Nov and Dec that might be of interest to others?

Maybe once we all see what is already organized, we could fill in the gaps with runs to Paragon PA, Ringwood NJ, Florida trail MA, or any other.

Personally, I could make a Paragon trip 1-2 Nov or NJ trip 8-10 Nov and maybe a MA/VT run in Dec.

I'd encourage everyone to throw in their $0.02, especially those who sit on the fringes.
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Old October 24th, 2003, 01:08 PM
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Nov. 1-2, 8-9 are no good for me. But the rest is open. Jimmy from MAR and I will be taking a group out the 9th in NH for a day trip if anyone is intrested. Other then that as long as the Rover Gods are good to me I am up for anything. Maybe we could do a day trip from Florida MA to Paragon to Ringwood because I know how Dave likes spending more time on the road then sleeping.
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Old October 24th, 2003, 01:21 PM
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I was hoping we could caravan to Florida, or Moab. Non-stop.

Mike, what's the story with that ride on the 9th? I saw some chit-chat about it on the yahoo group.
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Old October 24th, 2003, 02:41 PM
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I am still up for anything any time. Let me know.


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Old October 24th, 2003, 03:08 PM
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The 9th Jimmy and I are planning a trip for any Rover owners modified or stock. The trail follows under some power lines and is 2 trails side by side one is easy enough for stock rovers and the other is a little hard. THe place we are stopping for lunch is a quary with allot of very chalenging lines (bring your lunch there is no Subway nearby).

The pic is deceiving, the first step is actually 2 feet high.
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Old October 24th, 2003, 03:09 PM
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Ahh my pic got choped! i must of resized it wrong.
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Old October 24th, 2003, 03:40 PM
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What's with all that rock crawling?? Don't you like the mud of VA???

Mike, that looks like a great run! But if I were a betting man, I'd say that you need to schedule at least ONE weekend between trips for you. Gives you some "quality" time with your wrenches under the truck.
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Old October 24th, 2003, 03:54 PM
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ken, I was too busy playing in the mud too take pics of it, and Jimmy forgot his camera.

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Gives you some "quality" time with your wrenches under the truck.
I do that on week nights in the cold dark (my neighbors think i'm nuts but you guys know I,m not......... right?).
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Old October 24th, 2003, 03:57 PM
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(my neighbors think i'm nuts but you guys know I,m not......... right?).

As far as YOU know...

It's not bad when you start hearing voices. It's bad when you start ANSWERING them.
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Old October 24th, 2003, 07:38 PM
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Is it bad when you start using colorful metaphors when you are describing how you feel towards an inanimate object that somehow manages to defy the laws of physics and makes a mockery of you?
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Old October 26th, 2003, 02:35 PM
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I ran FL road Saturday with a buddy. Finally made it up an obstacle I've been trying for some time. There is already snow in the Berkshires. I would imagine in another week or two, weather depending, snow is going to close the trail to anyone without chains. Seems like it's getting colder, earlier this year.

Jorge, you might remember this step? You and Dave Smith did it at the OTR event... It's the third real obstacle in. Only took me two-three tries...

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The hard part about that 5 foot step is not just the shear drop, but the wet leaves and surrounding trees. Too close for comfort.

Getting setup for the climb:
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Cool photos guys!
Now when the hell are you going to make that trip out west...say Colorado? You pass through it on the way to Moab, ya know.
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Old October 26th, 2003, 08:33 PM
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we will follow you back from your tip out here. You know its on the way back from GB!
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Old October 27th, 2003, 11:17 AM
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So do we have a date set?
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Old October 27th, 2003, 01:09 PM
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Pete, I could make it this Saturday at Paragon if we can get a group together. Any idea if Jorge is avail? Any other NJ-ers?

Dante, you in?
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Old October 27th, 2003, 04:22 PM
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Apparently the northeastern Hummer groups will be there, along with other rigs:

"I'm forwarding an email from and invite that was offered to the
New England Hummer Owners Group. This event is open to
any 4x4 and it's a run down at Paragon in PA. on Nov. 1st.

I can't get down there next weekend but for anyone that can
it's $20 plus bring a toy to wheel at Paragon all day. "

Have fun!
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Old October 27th, 2003, 09:43 PM
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Dave, those are AWESOME photos. You guys have all the good trails up there.

It's also a funny contrast to see the thumbnail of your truck shown under your name on the left next to the shiny truck in the right, Thread column. Looks like you dumped a couple roll of quarters at the car wash....

With the snowflakes falling, I guess I should start looking into chains if I want to make the Dec or Feb trips...
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The first weekend of Nov is the monthly ride weekend at Paragon as well as the Toys for Tots ride so expect a crowd.

I wont be able to make it as I am working our local Dealership run a couple mountains up the road.
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Old October 29th, 2003, 07:07 AM
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I haven't heard from/seen Jorge in awhile and don't know what he's up to. If we could get one more person, then we could hit paragon one of these weekends. Anyone???
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