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Title: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on July 30, 2007, 01:11:15 PM
Yep, you read right, a wheeling day. Since some members have rigs for off roading and with Andrew's latest addition to his stable we thought it would be a good idea to have a little day trip.

Cole offered up the idea of Saints John (http://4x4trails.net/db_view_trail.php?trailNum=474), which looks to be a pretty easy route and should provide ample scenery. This would be a family friendly trip, so an easy trail and kids shouldn't be uncomfortable.

As always with any sort of wheeling no matter how "easy" a trail is inclement weather can always increase the difficulty and since many trails reach high altitudes make sure you and your family are prepared for varying temperatures and weather conditions.

The only date conflicts I can think of immediately are:

Sun Aug 26th - DATR
Sat & Sun Sept 8-9 - Colorado Treffen

Please offer up date suggestions and we can get this planned out. Also, please post up if you would have room for passengers (comfortably) so if some folks want to come that don't wheel we can offer up some seats.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: gragravar on July 30, 2007, 01:19:38 PM
weekends between now and 9/16 are pretty hellish for me.  Days I cannot make it are:

8/4 - BMW 100K ride
Saturday Mornings in August - Kids swim lessons
8/26 - DATR
9/15 - birthday stuff
9/16 - friends kids birthday stuff

So, basically I could do a Sunday other than DATR weekend. 

Just to toss a date out there, how about 8/19?

Availability of seats for me will depend on whether the family comes along or not.  I'll ask later today and will get back to everyone.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: ianacole on July 30, 2007, 01:33:17 PM
Well, after the weekend of 8/4, the only weekend I have free isn't until 9/22, so you best not plan around me :(
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on July 30, 2007, 01:49:21 PM
I think the Scout will be ready for wheeling by the 19th, it can probably go now, but the carb I have really sucks ass. I am hoping to put in a replacement in the coming weeks. Since we wont be doing anything challenging the Scout could probably go with the current carb.

Now my biggest hangup with my "open" weekends has to do with our kitty situation. Since one of the little guys is on his way out we are going to be iffy on things for the next month as is, so whatever date works for everyone else I will do my best to make it work for us.

Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: Cole on July 30, 2007, 01:53:23 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on July 30, 2007, 02:00:51 PM
Although late September isn't so bad? I'd still be up for it then, plus it buys me more "gettin' more work done" time. Looks like it would work for Andrew as well. Works with Ian's busy schedule too.

I think I over used the word "work" in this post.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: gragravar on July 30, 2007, 02:24:30 PM

I think I over used the word "work" in this post.


yeah, work on that, will ya. ;)

late sept should work for me too.  could be a good time to go see some changing leaves on the ride up.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: gragravar on July 30, 2007, 03:38:30 PM
I like the description of the saints johns trail.  that is probably a good one.

odds are if stock vehicles are coming along we should avoid the nearby to there wheeler lake trail.  here is a link to some local rovers that visited there this weekend and some nice 4x4 pics:

http://www.landroversonly.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18646 (http://www.landroversonly.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18646)

and some trail details:
http://4x4trails.net/db_view_trail.php?trailNum=164 (http://4x4trails.net/db_view_trail.php?trailNum=164)
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: Cole on July 30, 2007, 03:38:38 PM
Keep in mind that some of these trails (like the one in mention) are above 12,000'  So "Late" September might block it in snow.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: ianacole on July 30, 2007, 04:01:27 PM
I think the Scout will be ready for wheeling by the 19th, it can probably go now, but the carb I have really sucks ass. I am hoping to put in a replacement in the coming weeks. Since we wont be doing anything challenging the Scout could probably go with the current carb.

Need a Holley carb?  I replaced mine with an Edelbrock not too long ago.  You're welcome to it, it could use a rebuild.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on July 30, 2007, 05:15:28 PM
No thanks, I can't wait to toss my holley in the garbage. I still have another holley I could rebuild, but I am going a different route.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: ianacole on July 30, 2007, 05:25:11 PM
No thanks, I can't wait to toss my holley in the garbage. I still have another holley I could rebuild, but I am going a different route.
Heh - that's where mine's headed :D
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: ColoradoB5 on July 31, 2007, 08:19:20 AM
I am down for the 19th.  Saints John sounds like a nice laid back trail that maybe Jen would even go on.  Do we need a 4x4 garage day for anyone?  LOL.

Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on July 31, 2007, 09:17:37 AM
I have been in 4x4x garage day mode for like 3 weeks now. Stop by anytime. The Scout is getting mucho work, I guess.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: gragravar on July 31, 2007, 09:19:32 AM
I have been in 4x4x garage day mode for like 3 weeks now. Stop by anytime. The Scout is getting mucho work, I guess.

you sound like me.  every day is a 4x4 garage day.

I need to switch over and do a motorcycle detail day sometime before Saturday though.  too many bugs on the bike that I need to wash off before the ride.  (where I will just put more bugs back on it.)
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on July 31, 2007, 09:43:44 AM
Me too! My hope is to wash and wax it tonight or tomorrow, I also need to gas it up, check fluids and all that crap. I do have a new addition to the bike...a sheepskin butt pad!
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: ColoradoB5 on August 14, 2007, 10:05:51 AM
So the 19th is coming up this weekend.  Are we still planning on the 4x4 day?

If so, where?  Saints/John still?

Inquiring minds want to know...
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on August 14, 2007, 10:16:11 AM
I can't do this weekend, I'm not ready. I know there can be snow in late September, but I think that's going to be the best bet for me.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: gragravar on August 14, 2007, 03:50:27 PM
This weekend will be tough for me too - I need to start cleaning the Audi for DATR.  Lets go with September.  While there is risk of snow, there is also a good possibility of lovely weather.    Saints John is still good for me
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: Cole on August 28, 2007, 02:16:08 PM
bumps ;D
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: gragravar on August 28, 2007, 06:11:08 PM
what does Sunday 9/23 look like for everyone?
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: ianacole on August 28, 2007, 06:57:34 PM
Assuming I still have the FJ, I'm good.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: ColoradoB5 on August 28, 2007, 11:31:43 PM
My 8 month old is getting baptized, so you could say that day is bad for me.  ;)
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: ColoradoB5 on August 28, 2007, 11:33:12 PM
Please don't wait to go on my account.  The FJ60 is almost prepped to sell so I can't count on having it then anyway.  I will look forward to something in the spring when I have a replacement though.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: Spicoli on August 29, 2007, 10:21:28 AM
9/23 works for me.... looking forward to it.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on August 29, 2007, 10:24:29 AM
I think that will be just fine and dandy with us. I doubt I will have my new carb, but again if I'm not sticking my nose up to the sky I should be okay.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: Cole on August 29, 2007, 12:47:48 PM
I get older that day but I think I can make it work ;D
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on August 29, 2007, 01:03:54 PM
Will you need a walker to get around. :P
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: gragravar on August 29, 2007, 02:13:59 PM
I get older that day but I think I can make it work ;D

I will have gotten older the weekend prior

we'll just have to bring a birthday cake for you
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on August 31, 2007, 10:38:23 AM
Well the Scout is being crabby. I guess I ahve a few weeks to get things sorted out.

It appears my timing is way off and I may be having some other fuel delivery related issues.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: gragravar on September 11, 2007, 03:55:38 PM
bump for about a week and a half out.

where and when do you guys want to meet up?
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: Spicoli on September 11, 2007, 08:18:30 PM
BTW, is this going to be a hard core 4wheeling trip or medium? 

I live close to Morrison.  I have an apartment, but I'm more than willing to open up my place as a meeting joint.  Hang out on the deck, etc before we go.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: ianacole on September 11, 2007, 08:30:15 PM
My place is available as well.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: gragravar on September 11, 2007, 08:42:40 PM
BTW, is this going to be a hard core 4wheeling trip or medium? 



it is a family four wheeling day which means I'll have my little ones with me, and the trail is rated a 4/10 in difficulty:
http://4x4trails.net/db_view_trail.php?trailNum=474 (http://4x4trails.net/db_view_trail.php?trailNum=474)
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on September 11, 2007, 08:43:45 PM
This should be pretty mild. I need to get my door situation resolved by then or I am at the very best coming solo.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: redline on September 11, 2007, 09:06:18 PM
I don't have a 4x4, but anyone willing to take a ride along?
Would love to get some pictures of 4-wheeling!
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: gragravar on September 11, 2007, 09:07:45 PM
I don't have a 4x4, but anyone willing to take a ride along?
Would love to get some pictures of 4-wheeling!

it will be a tight fit between the car seats in the back of mine.  if for some reason my family decides to bail on this, then I'll have 3 open spots in the beater rover.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on September 11, 2007, 09:08:24 PM
If I can't get the door thing resolved, which for sure means Renee wont go I will have an open seat, but it will be cold as ice. And the dog will be hitching a ride too.

I'll at least get the soft top on by then, I'll just be short a passenger door. :)
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: ianacole on September 12, 2007, 09:24:21 AM
I don't have a 4x4, but anyone willing to take a ride along?
Would love to get some pictures of 4-wheeling!

I've got a spare seat in the FJ, as well as some spare jump seat room in the back.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: wwilliams51 on September 12, 2007, 09:48:08 AM
I would like to join in on this as well.  I have a Jeep Liberty, All Stock, but is the Renagade addition with Steal underbars and plates underneath, Made for Rock hopping.  It has seen some pretty good off roading in the past, and came out with a shinning performance  ;D

It would be My wife and I.

Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on September 12, 2007, 09:54:19 AM
That's great Wayne! Yeah it should be just fine for this trail. We'll have to watch the weather as I believe we'd be up around timberline so there could very well be snow.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: redline on September 12, 2007, 01:06:13 PM
cool, I guess I'll just show up and see who's got an empty seat at that time. Do we have an official meet place?
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: Cole on September 18, 2007, 07:57:15 AM
Okay,

Let's get this figured out!!

-Meet at I-70 and Morrison Road at 0800 (That is 8 in the morning for you night crawlers). At the Skier commuter parking on the North East corner.

Things to bring:

-WATER
-FOOD for lunch and snacks. We will stop for lunch and sight seeing.
-Dress for ALL weather. (at least bring WINTER coat just in case)
-Camera
-Gloves(leather/work just in case)

I will have MOST of the serious off road gear in case we need it. If you have it you should still bring tools, tow straps, jacks etc. 

This is NOT a hard trail, but could have snow on the top. We should have everything we might need. We probably won't need any of it.

I will see if I can find current trail conditions and if there is significant snow on the top I will plan a back up trail at a lower elevation.  (Bill Moore lake maybe).

Bring CB radios if you have them. Mine has an short somewhere in it but I can usually hear people from a short distance. (You just can't hear me which is probaly good).


Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: gragravar on September 18, 2007, 08:13:26 AM
Okay,

Let's get this figured out!!

-Meet at I-70 and Morrison Road at 0800 (That is 8 in the morning for you night crawlers). At the Skier commuter parking on the North East corner.

Things to bring:

-WATER
-FOOD for lunch and snacks. We will stop for lunch and sight seeing.
-Dress for ALL weather. (at least bring WINTER coat just in case)
-Camera
-Gloves(leather/work just in case)

I will have MOST of the serious off road gear in case we need it. If you have it you should still bring tools, tow straps, jacks etc. 

This is NOT a hard trail, but could have snow on the top. We should have everything we might need. We probably won't need any of it.

I will see if I can find current trail conditions and if there is significant snow on the top I will plan a back up trail at a lower elevation.  (Bill Moore lake maybe).

Bring CB radios if you have them. Mine has an short somewhere in it but I can usually hear people from a short distance. (You just can't hear me which is probaly good).




That plan works for me!
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: Cole on September 19, 2007, 10:53:42 AM
Found this picture on Colorado4x4.org. This is from 9-15-07 on Red Cone pass. Elevation 12,801'. Same basic elevation and area where we will be Sunday so we should be good. Looks like it may be nice for us.

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c174/SteveChabala/RedCone/DSCN1971.jpg)
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: ianacole on September 19, 2007, 12:23:26 PM
Should we be back by 3:30ish?
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: Cole on September 19, 2007, 12:57:11 PM
Hmmm......maybe?  It is certainly possible. Most of the time we tend to get back a touch later than that. But that is usually because we go eat in Breck afterward.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 03Indigo on September 19, 2007, 01:09:58 PM
I wish I was free so I could go.  Sounds like you all are going to have a great time, can't wait to see the pics.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: Cole on September 20, 2007, 04:55:33 PM
So who is really in on this?
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on September 20, 2007, 05:26:01 PM
I need to fix my door to be in, I have x number of rivets to drill out to get to the missing hardware. Once I can get the door hinge bolted back into place I will need to re-rivet the inserts. If you want to come help or have other ideas that would be great!

So it's not looking good, I had hoped to work on it each night this week, but work has been keeping me working late each night this week. I am going to work tonight after I eat, but we'll see where I get.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: gragravar on September 20, 2007, 06:15:13 PM
So who is really in on this?

I am in with wife and 2 kids in tow (well, in the rover)
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: ianacole on September 20, 2007, 06:19:56 PM
I'm in - I won't be able to stop for dinner, I've got to be someplace at 4:30pm.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: gragravar on September 20, 2007, 06:44:39 PM
I need to fix my door to be in, I have x number of rivets to drill out to get to the missing hardware. Once I can get the door hinge bolted back into place I will need to re-rivet the inserts. If you want to come help or have other ideas that would be great!

So it's not looking good, I had hoped to work on it each night this week, but work has been keeping me working late each night this week. I am going to work tonight after I eat, but we'll see where I get.

Jay, if you werent clear on the other side of town I'd come help tonight.  If it gets to be saturday and you still dont have it done, let me know and I'll try to get free to come by.

I'm in - I won't be able to stop for dinner, I've got to be someplace at 4:30pm.

I also have to be back fairly early.  I have a hockey game at 7:30 so will have to drop the family off at home and pick up my gear by 6:30 to make it.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: redline on September 20, 2007, 06:59:59 PM
So who is really in on this?

I'm in, riding with someone...
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: ColoradoB5 on September 21, 2007, 12:06:26 AM
I wish I could go, but I'm also waiting to see how the pics turn out.  You guys take a bunch!
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: ianacole on September 21, 2007, 07:42:23 AM
Will the round trip exceed 120 miles?
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: Cole on September 21, 2007, 08:21:07 AM
Trail starts in Montazuma(7 miles south of Keystone Ski area). Goes up over the mountain and drops out just north of Breckenridge.


(http://rockcrawler.com/submissions/cole/rcblog/stjohn.jpg)
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on September 21, 2007, 09:57:24 AM
So yes. :)
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: ianacole on September 21, 2007, 10:40:21 AM
Hmmmmmmm....this could turn into a very expensive trip for me  :-\
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on September 21, 2007, 11:02:01 AM
Me too. :)
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: gragravar on September 21, 2007, 11:05:45 AM
So yes. :)

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


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

huh?
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on September 21, 2007, 11:15:52 AM
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.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on September 21, 2007, 11:16:13 AM
Oh and if the trail is that mild, I doubt you'll burn up too much fuel on the trail.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: ianacole on September 21, 2007, 12:45:45 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.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on September 21, 2007, 01:10:13 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
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: gragravar on September 21, 2007, 01:10:35 PM
two things

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

and

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

Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: gragravar on September 21, 2007, 01:11:17 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
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on September 21, 2007, 08:00:09 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
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: redline on September 21, 2007, 09:55:38 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

Would love to come and help, but I have to work...
If your still working on it at 10 at night...
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: gragravar on September 22, 2007, 07:31:13 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

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.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on September 22, 2007, 01:26:21 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. :)
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on September 22, 2007, 02:26:20 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.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: ianacole on September 22, 2007, 02:30:53 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  :-[
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on September 22, 2007, 03:08:46 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.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on September 22, 2007, 04:07:32 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. :)
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: Spicoli on September 22, 2007, 07:24:05 PM
Weather channel says it is to be around 50 degrees tomorrow.  Just FYI
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on September 22, 2007, 07:43:00 PM
In the mountains...seems perfect to me. My only concern is the rain and lightning.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: gragravar on September 22, 2007, 10:01:33 PM
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.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 03Indigo on September 23, 2007, 12:57:10 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.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on September 23, 2007, 03:34:53 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.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: gragravar on September 23, 2007, 03:41:44 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.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: redline on September 23, 2007, 03:47:03 PM
just for clarification, the meeting place was at 8:00 at Morrison Rd and I-70 right?
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on September 23, 2007, 03:49:44 PM
Okay, here is a link to the pictures (44 of em):

Saints John with RMCB5 (http://www.jaygietl.com/v/trips/2007/09232007/)

Here are some select ones:

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[img]http://www.jaygietl.com/gallery/d/9623-1/09232007_06.jpg)

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Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on September 23, 2007, 03:53:47 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.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on September 23, 2007, 03:59:41 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.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: gragravar on September 23, 2007, 04:29:46 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.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: gragravar on September 23, 2007, 04:32:06 PM
here are a bunch of my pics from today:

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Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: 03Indigo on September 23, 2007, 05:15:19 PM
oh man, I am soooo jealous.

Looks like a wonderful day for you all, thanks for sharing the pics.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: Cole on September 23, 2007, 06:14:54 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.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: ianacole on September 23, 2007, 09:56:39 PM
Looks like you had a really good time - sorry I missed it.  I will definitely be up for it this summer.
Title: Re: RMCB5 Family Four Wheeling Day
Post by: Spicoli on September 24, 2007, 10:18:13 AM
Wish I could have made it.  I just have so much going on right now.  Next spring/summer life will not be hectic... or shouldn't be at least.