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gragravar

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went on a great drive yesterday - in the old rover.
« on: April 21, 2008, 01:05:36 PM »
Sunday morning also began early.  I went wheeling with a local group on a trail called metberry gultch http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=209.  we had 15 rigs show up.  after meeting up we drove to the trail head.  85% of the trail was tame, but that last 15% was pretty intense.  it was an out and back trail with a beautiful stop for lunch at the furthest out point.  the 2 particularly intense spots were one tight corner that on the way in went down and to the right.  the slope was pretty far and if you didnt hit the line right would toss your rig into a big rock next to the door.  on the way out I took a line far to the outside to avoid the tippy rock and managed to pick my front right wheel up about 3 feet above the ground before negotiating the turn on the other tires and pulling out of it.

there was also a really steep section of downhill that was on a rock covered by sand.  effectively it made it a controlled slide to get down it.  heading back up it was the first time I have ever needed to lock my center differential in the rover.  I without it locked, I was just spinning my tires. 

Overall I was really impressed by the capability of the rover, and I definitely learned a lot about its capabilities yesterday.

here are some pics:












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Re: went on a great drive yesterday - in the old rover.
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008, 05:14:43 PM »
I think I saw part of your group heading south on Sante Fe Sunday morning.  I was riding north with 2 teammates heading up to Deer Creek  (bicycles that is)

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Re: went on a great drive yesterday - in the old rover.
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008, 05:14:43 PM »

gragravar

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Re: went on a great drive yesterday - in the old rover.
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2008, 05:23:25 PM »
I think I saw part of your group heading south on Sante Fe Sunday morning.  I was riding north with 2 teammates heading up to Deer Creek  (bicycles that is)

could be - the denver portion of the group met in Sedalia.  they could have been heading down to meet us.
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Re: went on a great drive yesterday - in the old rover.
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2008, 03:19:11 PM »
Sweet shots. I would love to bring the commando out on a day trip like that, as soon as I get the brakes sorted out of course..
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