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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:23 pm 
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Well count me in. It's about time I get out and wheel with you guys.

Driving the trail:
Rock Lizard (2 empty seats?)
USAFCOP (1 empty seat)
tjkj2002 (1 empty for sure, maybe and 2nd if my buddy doesn't tag along, need the 3rd for my extra tools, parts, and cooler)
KW AV8R (1 back seat open)
Eddo (2 back seats open)

Needs a ride (include # in your party):
DieselEnthusiast (2 seats needed)
KJ4ME (1 Seat)
Dawson (2 seats)


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 Post subject: A place to eat
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:25 am 
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While your on your way up 285 after you pass Bailey, start looking on your right hand side of the road. You will eventually see an Old Style Diner shaped Like a Giant Hot Dog on a Bun . Years ago it was located closer to Conifer, But they moved further up the road. You owe it to yourselves to stop by. Visit the past when roadside Diners were King of the Highway. It's been several years since I'ver been their but the nostrolgia value is way too cool. When I drove by on a Sunday about 2 weeks ago business was still going strong. Just for the giggles check it out. This is the stuff most of you guys parents grew up with. Bon Apitite :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:31 pm 
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The Jeep needs some work...that dang bushing on the upper A arm is making a racket. Besides that we have a Rockies game to go to tomorrow and then I have to be downtown again by 6:00am on Sunday for the start of a 3 day conference.

I also got transferred (internally) at work so I've been busy learning my new job. Pretty much I just come home and crash at night. I've been checking in daily, but not posting a whole lot.


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 Post subject: :!: :!: :!: [b]CHANGE OF TRAILS[/b] :!: :!: :!:
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:53 pm 
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:!: :!: :!: CHANGE OF TRAILS :!: :!: :!:

We are doing Chinaman's Gulch instead of Wheeler Lake. There will be no change to the meeting location if you're coming from the Springs.

Here's the link for the trail: http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=1

We are doing this trail because Wheeler Lake is going to be a parking lot, this is my last trail run for 15 months and I have yet to run this trail, and it has already been discussed with Marty, Ted, and Troy.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:33 pm 
Glad we changed the trails. I'm still down for the run. I assume Darryl will be riding down with me. We'll meet you guys around the corner of 285 and CR301. Give a shout out on channel 4 when you get near. We'll do the same. We'll be there between 10 and 10-30. About a 2.25 hour drive from Denver, we're gonna leave around 8, if not earlier.

Denise is going to sit this one out. She's trailed out from last weekend.


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Sorry, but I'm going to have to back out of this one. Have a last minute change of plans with our home hunting.

Driving the trail:
Rock Lizard (2 empty seats?)
USAFCOP (1 empty seat)
tjkj2002 (1 empty for sure, maybe and 2nd if my buddy doesn't tag along, need the 3rd for my extra tools, parts, and cooler)
KW AV8R (1 back seat open)

Needs a ride (include # in your party):
DieselEnthusiast (2 seats needed)
KJ4ME (1 Seat)
Dawson (2 seats)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:26 am 
So that leaves us with Four people needing a seat (my number is actually 1, not 2) and only Three seats available for sure. Marty, what's the deal, you going to have an extra?


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Yesterday’s trail run was very eventful with unexpected washouts and lots of obstacles. The KJ once again went above and beyond my expectations. It was good meeting Ted and Pete and see them working their KJ‘s since this might be the last time we see you guys before deployment. Overall it was a good learning event for everyone! I’m making a check list of things to bring before making my next trail run. So far this is what I have added.
1. Bring extra water
2. Bring extra food
3. Sun screen

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:59 pm 
Rhett, allow me to add:

4. MORE WATER :lol:
5. Hiking boots for Sarah
6. The Patriot :roll:
7. Denise


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Dawson wrote:
6. The Patriot :roll:


:lol: :lol: :lol:


Awesome trip yesterday. Definately a big change to the trail from last time. Those of you that took off instead of eating at the Mexican place...
we should have followed you home. Taco Bell was like On the Border compared to the food quality. Way too much money for the worst tasting Mexican I have ever had (although it looked and smelled good). Oh well, definately not eating there again. Hope everyone had a good time, and can't wait to see some pictures.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:39 pm 
Forgot to mention...

If you want a CD of all the pictures/videos Darryl and I took, PM me your address and I will get them out ASAP, no charge. I personally shot 290 pictures/videos and I think Darryl had over 300.


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I have to wonder why the trail was switched even though it was going to be crowded. While we have nothing to prove to any of those "other" people, it would have been good to show "them" how well the KJ does on trails. Possibly finding and adding new members to LOST Rockies-Colorado. An opportunity missed.

Wish I could have gone.

As for things to take on the trails (some are repeat from above).

Bug spray - West Nile virus is out there....and bug bites are annoying
Rain gear
Extra clothes/shoes
Big cooler with lots of ice and bottled water (if there are more than one of you)
Munchies and spare munchies
Sunscreen
Hat
Sunglasses
Digital camera or a film SLR w/big lens or video camera
Folding chair(s)
Trash bags
All the other trail equipment and fluids

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WOW,what a BIG change from the last time we did that trail! Still fun though.Hey Marty I'll be over next weekend putting on a new muffler since I really flattened mine!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:54 pm 
Okay, so Darryl and I took over 700 photos and videos while on the trail. I have all of them in a file that consumes 2.5 GIGS of space! I was shooting in superfine mode which averages a file size twice that of Darryl's fine mode. But enough with the technicals, you guys want your pics. I have taken a few minutes to separated all 700+ photos into four files (one for each Jeep) and the main file with generic photos. Unfortunately, a CD will only hold 700Mb of data, so I will need to burn you a DVD, which I have, if you want one. Again, just PM me your address and I'll get them out ASAP.


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tjkj2002 wrote:
WOW,what a BIG change from the last time we did that trail! Still fun though.Hey Marty I'll be over next weekend putting on a new muffler since I really flattened mine!


Sarah is downloading all the photos. I’ll be sure to post some of the more intensified photos such as the Super Flex Fender Smasher that Marty’s better half demonstrated. Maybe a photo of Troy’s KJ when it was about to roll. Or Ted’s KJ spinning on the rocks while playing teeter totter. Perhaps a nice shot of Pete’s RIG climbing Whales Tale. Hopefully I have some video footage of serious rock rails usage. I can’t tell you how many times I saw Rock Rails being slammed into the side of boulders or KJ’s crashing down on Rock Rails. I can honestly say that a lot of doors were saved that day by Rock Rails. Not to mention skid plates……………………I can’t imagine life on the trail without skid plates. I think every Jeep that day came away with a few bruises.

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yep, I hope someone got video of how obedient my KJ was...

Sit.... Spin... now spin the otherway...

My tranny skid has an interesting scar :D

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Those that ran with us Saturday, here is a post from a guy who ran Carnage Canyon which was that other trail off of Chimamans that we were teasing about running. This gives you a pretty good idea what we would have been in for: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=449582

Probably not something we would even want to attempt with SFA swaps, unless you like body damage.


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Rock Lizard wrote:
Those that ran with us Saturday, here is a post from a guy who ran Carnage Canyon which was that other trail off of Chimamans that we were teasing about running. This gives you a pretty good idea what we would have been in for: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=449582

Probably not something we would even want to attempt with SFA swaps, unless you like body damage.
Looks to easy,so when we going? :shock: JK!!!!!!


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tjkj2002 wrote:
Rock Lizard wrote:
Those that ran with us Saturday, here is a post from a guy who ran Carnage Canyon which was that other trail off of Chimamans that we were teasing about running. This gives you a pretty good idea what we would have been in for: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=449582

Probably not something we would even want to attempt with SFA swaps, unless you like body damage.
Looks to easy,so when we going? :shock: JK!!!!!!


When you get another $300 muffler. :twisted:


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I had a ton of fun on the trail but not sure I want to do it again in the near future even if I was going to be in the States past Sunday. As far as a dvd of the pictures, there is no way you get get those to me before I leave unless you spend more money that I would be comfortable asking to spend. Maybe Ted, Marty, or Troy could burn me a copy of them after I get back.

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