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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #60 on: September 21, 2007, 04:05:45 PM »
So yes. :)

door to door yes, but not 120 miles on the trail


Hmmmmmmm....this could turn into a very expensive trip for me  :-\

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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #61 on: September 21, 2007, 04:15:52 PM »
I think relative to driving a normal car. If I fill up I should be able to do the whole day on a tank of gas. I have a 19gal tank and if I average 8mpg that gives me about 150 miles. If your tank is similar in size you should be okay for the drive up and the trail, but may need to get gas before heading back down the hill.
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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #62 on: September 21, 2007, 04:16:13 PM »
Oh and if the trail is that mild, I doubt you'll burn up too much fuel on the trail.

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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #63 on: September 21, 2007, 05:45:45 PM »
Well, I get right at about 120 miles on a tank of gas - 13 gallon tank, ~9 miles to the gallon, and that's around town cruising.
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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #64 on: September 21, 2007, 06:10:13 PM »
Just remember, it's mostly downhill on the way home. :)

I can't believe I put an average of 18mpg, I meant 8mpg...haha

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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #65 on: September 21, 2007, 06:10:35 PM »
two things

1) I am going to need to stop for gas in Summit Co before we hit the trail anyway

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2) green-vaccine from audiworld will likely be joining us in his big old chevy 2500 diesel pickup.

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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #66 on: September 21, 2007, 06:11:17 PM »
Just remember, it's mostly downhill on the way home. :)

I can't believe I put an average of 18mpg, I meant 8mpg...haha

I was going to ask about that.  FWIW - the rover only gets 9-10 mpg
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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #67 on: September 22, 2007, 01:00:09 AM »
If anyone wants to give a hand with the Scout tomorrow let me know, I am going to get the top back on and need to get the passenger door thing solved. If you're interested let me know. 720.261.4891

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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #68 on: September 22, 2007, 02:55:38 AM »
If anyone wants to give a hand with the Scout tomorrow let me know, I am going to get the top back on and need to get the passenger door thing solved. If you're interested let me know. 720.261.4891

Would love to come and help, but I have to work...
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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #69 on: September 22, 2007, 12:31:13 PM »
If anyone wants to give a hand with the Scout tomorrow let me know, I am going to get the top back on and need to get the passenger door thing solved. If you're interested let me know. 720.261.4891

Jay, I am headed out to run some errands.  depending on how long that take I might be able to get some time to drive down.  I'll bring your number along.
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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #70 on: September 22, 2007, 06:26:21 PM »
Sweet, well I got the top on, but I still need to get the passenger door situation done. Working on it now. So yeah, if you got the time, let me know. I am kinds just going after it and have no idea what the outcome is going to be. :)

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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #71 on: September 22, 2007, 07:26:20 PM »
Okay, I got the bracket out! Now the trick is getting it back in place. I had to drill out 4 rivets total to get the bracket out, it was like waiting for me to come out. Kinda weird. I need some sort of fancy bendable strong tool to ...wait...WIRE...lets see what happens.

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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #72 on: September 22, 2007, 07:30:53 PM »
After speaking it over with the missus, I'm going to have to bail on tomorrow.  I was think that the trail was just outside of Idaho Springs for some reason.  It's just going to cost too much in gas (not to mention what happens if I break my daily driver), and we are really, really tight on finances right now  :-[
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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #73 on: September 22, 2007, 08:08:46 PM »
Sorry to hear Ian, well we are IN!

I have no idea how I did it, but I did it. The door is ON. I had to drill out 5 rivets in the end. Now I need to go find these rivets and replace them.

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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #74 on: September 22, 2007, 09:07:32 PM »
Well no go on the replacement rivets, but that's okay, I will be good until I find the right ones.

We will get gassed up tonight, top off the oil and coolant and bring more. ;) My CB is out of commission, I went to install it and realized I no longer have an antenna. If I have time to go pick up a magnetic one I can toss on the hood I will try and get it in. Otherwise I have a couple FRS radios I can bring.

I would say, if you have FRS bring em, since not everyone has a CB. ON a side note, I haven't driven the Scout up a highway like I-70 in years, I am usually taking 285 to most of my destinations. I have no idea at what rate of speed I will be able to travel on the steep hills. I also have no reverse lights, but I don't plan on doing much backing up. :)

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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #75 on: September 23, 2007, 12:24:05 AM »
Weather channel says it is to be around 50 degrees tomorrow.  Just FYI
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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #76 on: September 23, 2007, 12:43:00 AM »
In the mountains...seems perfect to me. My only concern is the rain and lightning.

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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #77 on: September 23, 2007, 03:01:33 AM »
Jay, sorry I never made it down there.  I have been running around all day.  just checking in here to make sure we are still on before I head off to sleep.  sounds like we are on, so see you all in the AM.  Ian, sorry you cant make it.
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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #78 on: September 23, 2007, 05:57:10 AM »
I hate that I will be sleeping between shifts, I soooo wanted to go.

In a year or 2, we may have a 4x4 that is not our Tacoma.  I may be making a change to something with offroad ability and room for the pup.

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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #79 on: September 23, 2007, 08:34:53 PM »
Awesome day! The weather held out and we had a great time. Cole thanks again for leading the way and Happy Birthday!

Andrew, the Rover is sweet! Glad I got to not only see it in person but in action too. Glad you got the racks tightened down before something really bad happened. :)

I am uploading my pictures right now, they should be done soon.

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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #80 on: September 23, 2007, 08:41:44 PM »
Awesome day! The weather held out and we had a great time. Cole thanks again for leading the way and Happy Birthday!

Andrew, the Rover is sweet! Glad I got to not only see it in person but in action too. Glad you got the racks tightened down before something really bad happened. :)

I am uploading my pictures right now, they should be done soon.

ditto.  we all had a blast today, it was very fun. 

I am also uploading my pics.  I'll post them shortly.
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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #81 on: September 23, 2007, 08:47:03 PM »
just for clarification, the meeting place was at 8:00 at Morrison Rd and I-70 right?
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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #82 on: September 23, 2007, 08:49:44 PM »
Okay, here is a link to the pictures (44 of em):

Saints John with RMCB5

Here are some select ones:
















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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #83 on: September 23, 2007, 08:53:47 PM »
just for clarification, the meeting place was at 8:00 at Morrison Rd and I-70 right?

Yes, Andrew was there before 8, I got there at 8:01, Micha(sp?) got there about 10 after and Cole showed up about 15 - 20 after and we probably left about 8:30ish as I recall. Were you there? As I drove through the lot I tried looking for anyone's car or 4x4 because I didn't see anyone until I rounded the back and saw Andrew parked there.

I'm sorry if you drove all the way out there and no one was there, that's not how it typically goes with this group. I know Andrew tried calling me  as he was getting worried as 8am rolled around and he was the only one there.

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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #84 on: September 23, 2007, 08:59:41 PM »
Oh and Ian, after running this today I still have over 1/4 tank of gas left. So if you still have the FJ in the Spring/Summer we should do this again. I used far less gas then I had anticipated and I was blowing a lot of carbon out my tailpipes (wasting fuel) the whole way up I-70.

We ended up getting home at 4 with all the crappy I-70 traffic.

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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #85 on: September 23, 2007, 09:29:46 PM »
just for clarification, the meeting place was at 8:00 at Morrison Rd and I-70 right?

yes, it was.  we were there until between 7:50 and about 8:10 or 8:20 before we took off.  sorry we didnt see you.
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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #86 on: September 23, 2007, 09:32:06 PM »
here are a bunch of my pics from today:





























































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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #87 on: September 23, 2007, 10:15:19 PM »
oh man, I am soooo jealous.

Looks like a wonderful day for you all, thanks for sharing the pics.

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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #88 on: September 23, 2007, 11:14:54 PM »
We had a wonderful time.  Andrew and his whole family are wonderful.  They brought me a BIRTHDAY CAKE!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :o.  Think that is the first one I have had since I was about 7!!! That really made my day!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!


I always love that trail. Nice views, trail is easy but leaves you with the feeling that you did some real wheeling.

Glad to see the Rover and Scout in action.

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Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
« Reply #89 on: September 24, 2007, 02:56:39 AM »
Looks like you had a really good time - sorry I missed it.  I will definitely be up for it this summer.
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