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Mendocino
06-10-2009, 10:57 PM
This was a great run led by Matt (Hulk) and gunned by (Mike)Tch2Fly. We had 21 rigs with lots of regulars and quite a few new folks. the weather was actually great even though we endured some hail at the rally point. Dinner was also attended by 21 people. Thanks for a great day Matt and Rising Sun.

Here are some of my pics:

Mendocino
06-10-2009, 11:01 PM
Here are some more...

Mendocino
06-10-2009, 11:04 PM
And a few more...

Mendocino
06-10-2009, 11:07 PM
And more...

I should point out that Charlie, Matt's son, got into the pepper flakes and had a really tough time stopping the burning in his mouth and lips. He was dousing himself to water and then moved onto cottage cheese when the water did not work (I think Ricardo has some shots of that). I hope things have finally cooled off for him and I bet it will be a long while before he eats pepr flakes again.

Mendocino
06-10-2009, 11:08 PM
And the last ones...

RicardoJM
06-10-2009, 11:15 PM
Wow, what a great time. Special thanks to Matt F. for leading us today. We had 21 rigs and it was great to see everyone. TTubbs, I was awful sorry to hear about your damage and got to see some pictures at dinner. I really think your 40 is way cool and enjoyed riding across the parking lot with you.

Well, while not an exhaustive list here are some pictures from the day. I saw a bunch of camera's out there today and am looking forward to seeing all of your photos. Mr. Hamilton was not messing around when he got home this evening, great pictures Jeff. :thumb:

You can't really blow off work unless you first show up, so here is my 40 in the work parking lot this morning.
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/ricardojm/2009BOWAGW/w_01atwork.jpg

As we were gathering at the King Soopers we got a bit of rain and small hail. It finished just a quickly as it started and we really had great weather.
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/ricardojm/2009BOWAGW/w_02hail.jpg

Here is part of the group at the pre-meeting. Quite a few new faces and for many of us it was our first time running this trail.
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/ricardojm/2009BOWAGW/w_03premeet.jpg

Here is a partial shot of the group as we gathered at the bottom of the hill.
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/ricardojm/2009BOWAGW/w_04partgroup.jpg

Martin, I know you'll be logging on to check on all the 40 activity this summer, the 40s were well represented. Here are a few of them.
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/ricardojm/2009BOWAGW/w_0540s.jpg

There are some nice views on this trail.
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/ricardojm/2009BOWAGW/w_06view.jpg

After the run we all enjoyed some fellowship and pizza.
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/ricardojm/2009BOWAGW/w_07pizza.jpg

The young red heads had some cottage cheese with their pizza.
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/ricardojm/2009BOWAGW/w_08cottagecheese.jpg

Tch2fly
06-10-2009, 11:39 PM
Mountain Drew and I had a great time. :cheers:
Thanks to Matt for leading and the club for buying the pizza.:thumb:

The Iron-butt award goes to Terry Tubb for making an 8 hour :eek: round trip from Crested Butte to join the run.
Unfortunately someone backed into his beautiful 40 while we were sitting at the gather point and there are 20 guys willing to swear to that in front of his wife.:D

But other than that it was a great event










Terry...is she gone now?






really gone??






ok shhh maybe ... just maybe there was a bit of damage done on the trail (pics by Mountain Drew)
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Really was a shame Terry, Hope you had a safe trip home.

corsair23
06-11-2009, 12:09 AM
What a great time...I'll dispense with the words and get right to the pictures :D

The group shot at the meadow, minus a few that had already started playing on the hill - If you look closely you can even catch a rare glimpse of Kipper :thumb:

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x192/corsair23/BOWAGWR%206-10-09/1.jpg


Here Mike W. shows off his camera skillz...He is backing up the hill using only his rear mounted camera :hill:

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x192/corsair23/BOWAGWR%206-10-09/2.jpg


Here is Ricardo showing us how it is done open...:thumb:

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x192/corsair23/BOWAGWR%206-10-09/3.jpg


Art found some mud :)

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x192/corsair23/BOWAGWR%206-10-09/4.jpg


Nice views....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x192/corsair23/BOWAGWR%206-10-09/5.jpg



Now for the wheel stand pictures...Many partook (is that even a word?) in the fun...

First up was Steve...Very nice

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x192/corsair23/BOWAGWR%206-10-09/6.jpg


Second up was, well Steve again...Still trying to figure out how he pulled this off :eek:

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x192/corsair23/BOWAGWR%206-10-09/7.jpg


Carlton...Well he got denied on the wheel stand :hill: - Carlton needs a locker :D

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x192/corsair23/BOWAGWR%206-10-09/8.jpg


Art got in on the action...Nice air

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x192/corsair23/BOWAGWR%206-10-09/9.jpg



Not to be outdone, Cheeseman pulled this out of his bag of tricks...

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x192/corsair23/BOWAGWR%206-10-09/10.jpg


Then Marco showed everyone up!

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x192/corsair23/BOWAGWR%206-10-09/11.jpg



Then there was Mike...Showing us, well, ummm, how not to get air I guess :hill:

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x192/corsair23/BOWAGWR%206-10-09/12.jpg



And finally, the carnage. Sadly, the parking lot hit and run offender didn't leave a note :rolleyes:. I think Terry should return to the painter and complain about the paint that is already flaking off, for no apparent reason :)

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x192/corsair23/BOWAGWR%206-10-09/13.jpg

Art Volmer
06-11-2009, 12:44 AM
Matt thanks for leading the run and thanks to the club for the pizza! It was a great day with the weather cooperating and the posted pics are awesome. See you on the trails soon.

Rzeppa
06-11-2009, 02:03 AM
I had a blast, and want to thank Matt for leading and thank everyone for making it yet another memorable event!

Hey Terry, my right front fender has TWO tweaks in it from the same trail...er hit and run parking lot driver...

:eek:

DaveInDenver
06-11-2009, 06:41 AM
Looked like it was a good run. Jealous!

rover67
06-11-2009, 08:40 AM
Great run! Had a good time out there with all of the familiar faces and several new ones! Thanks Matt for putting it together and leading, thanks for the pizza, and thanks to everybody for making it on the run!

FJBRADY
06-11-2009, 08:55 AM
Had a blast.....:perry::thumb:

Great run with great people....can't wait to get back out there.

Thanks, Jeff for my new avatar picture....I don't know how I did that either....too much throttle I think?

Thanks Cheeseman for your expert recovery effort and to every one else who assisted.

nakman
06-11-2009, 09:38 AM
Wow looks like a fun time, was thinking of you guys all afternoon...

Steve you are a madman.. yeah maybe a little too much throttle, then again you're still on all 4's so I guess you had it right. So that's the spot right by that tree on the way out, where you could have bypassed it to the left, right? Did it get dug out a little more than it was before?

ttubb
06-11-2009, 09:47 AM
First, I had a great time, in spite of a bit of trail damage.

Thanks to all of you. Cheeseman for getting me upright again and safely back on the trail. Thanks to all of you who provided moral (or morale) support and advice. This just gives me something to do next winter.

Lessons learned - The 40 does not handle like my 80. The learning curve is still steep, but I will be coming back for more.

Next time I will listen to Chris (Sandstorm) and take the bypass on the more "tippy" sections. Tall tires, four inch lifts and short, narrow wheelbases don't do well on radical trails.

I wish I could have stayed for the dinner, it looked like fun, but it was 11:30 by the time I got home last night. Cottonwood pass was a mess and I also learned the 40 has lousy headlights (more mods to come).

Note that I have changed my sig line name for the 40 from "Mustard Seed" to "Marmot" which is defined as a "small yellowish animal that heads for the rocks when startled".

My wife waited up for me last night. She took it all well, I think. I hope to be able to move back in later in the month. Terry

jettaglxdriver
06-11-2009, 10:04 AM
my Wife Waited Up For Me Last Night. She Took It All Well, I Think. I Hope To Be Able To Move Back In Later In The Month. Terry

Lol

FJBRADY
06-11-2009, 10:17 AM
Steve you are a madman.. yeah maybe a little too much throttle, then again you're still on all 4's so I guess you had it right. So that's the spot right by that tree on the way out, where you could have bypassed it to the left, right? Did it get dug out a little more than it was before?[/QUOTE]

Yup that's the spot....big hole, short wheel base 40, it is a challenge. Zepp made it look easy!!!!:bowdown:

Tch2fly
06-11-2009, 10:27 AM
So that's the spot right by that tree on the way out, where you could have bypassed it to the left, right? Did it get dug out a little more than it was before?

That's the spot.. it is dug out pretty bad right now. The entire uphill section of the "exit" route is in rough shape. Lots of "new" bypasses showing up:rolleyes:

ttubb
06-11-2009, 10:52 AM
Hey Terry, my right front fender has TWO tweaks in it from the same trail...er hit and run parking lot driver...

:eek:

Thanks, Jeff. My ego is looks a lot like my right fender right now....

CBone
06-11-2009, 10:57 AM
Thanks to Matt for organizing and to the club for the great free pizza. What a great day on the trail.

MountainGoat
06-11-2009, 11:09 AM
What a great run. The weather was near perfect and the company was great. It was nice to see the variety of rigs and experience levels. Thanks Matt and Mike for leading/gunning. And thanks RS for the killer pizza.

My 40 performed flawlessly. :thumb: A huge thanks to Martin for helping me with it! :bowdown:

corsair23
06-11-2009, 12:01 PM
Thanks, Jeff for my new avatar picture....I don't know how I did that either....too much throttle I think?

Got me how you did it :D - I didn't notice until after the fact that you were trying to impress us with your 2-wheel driving abilitite.

If anyone wants a hi-res version of your picture just PM me an email addy to send it to :thumb:

Nemo
06-11-2009, 12:16 PM
Great times were had. Wish I could have made the pizza party but since skipping work, I needed to get home and make up for it. I hope this becomes more or less a regular thing this summer. When I saw 21 rigs there I was initially thinking we wouldn't make it off the trail until 8pm :hill:
What a great group of guys and "gals".

On to the pics....Parking Lot pics. 1st pic is prior to that shopping cart hitting the side :eek:

Last pic was Matt's kid trying to Judi-Chop me ;)

Nemo
06-11-2009, 12:18 PM
Gratuitous shot of mine :D and Moby.....

Nemo
06-11-2009, 12:22 PM
Let me kick the tires. Between the two I think they kicked lets see 21 vehicles x 4 = 84 tires....Forgot to mention the spares :hill:

Nemo
06-11-2009, 12:24 PM
Airing down shots. Some "ugly 40's" there :D

Keep in mind I didn't say it. Don't kill the messenger.....:beer:

Nemo
06-11-2009, 12:26 PM
Pics on the trail. I was having too much fun to stop and take pics so no real action shots from me this time :thumb:

Nemo
06-11-2009, 12:28 PM
Just as corsair stated. I have the high res versions but didn't want to overwhelm you guys with large photos. Let me know. A couple of these overview shots turned out really nice.

PhatFJ
06-11-2009, 01:27 PM
Thanks Matt for putting together this great run!! Kim, Zoe and I all had a wonderful time and are looking forward to the next run.... :) :) Thanks Rising Sun for the Pizza!!!! :thumb:

Jacket
06-11-2009, 01:38 PM
Those wheel stands seem to get bigger and bigger every year.... Sorry to see such a pretty Marmot on its side - good thing those fenders are easy to replace.

fubuki
06-11-2009, 03:48 PM
Here are a few pics I took.

fubuki
06-11-2009, 03:50 PM
A few more.

Caribou Sandstorm
06-11-2009, 04:34 PM
Thanks Matt for leading and organizing and Marco for directions...

That was a blast. Sorry I could not stay for pizza..

Terry, your FJ40 still looks super cool, maybe more so now that it has a battle scar. Drive that aound CB for a while before you fix it..

What a great afternoon and the trail was super fun. That would also be a fun last minute trail/family camping site to consider.

bh4rnnr
06-11-2009, 06:33 PM
Man looks like a fun time:cool:

Was thinking of you guys while I was working away:rolleyes:

Rzeppa
06-12-2009, 12:18 AM
....too much throttle I think?

LOL! Too many cylinders maybe?

:D

Rezarf
06-16-2009, 11:40 AM
Nother' great looking group and run!

Wow Hulk... your boys are dead ringers for you man! What a great run, sorry to see the damage on the beautiful 40! But hey, it ain't doing anyone any good under some car cover in your garage.

I love it, great run thanks for the pics everyone!

Drew

Mendocino
06-16-2009, 12:17 PM
...Wow Hulk... your boys are dead ringers for you man! ... Actually Jake is my son and Charlie is Matt's; and they do look like brothers.:)

CBone
08-25-2009, 09:30 PM
I know this is way after the fact, but does the section of Slaughterhouse where everyone did their wheelstand have a formal name--is that section of the trail called anything in particular?

corsair23
08-25-2009, 11:02 PM
I know this is way after the fact, but does the section of Slaughterhouse where everyone did their wheelstand have a formal name--is that section of the trail called anything in particular?

Skidmarks? Butt Clencher? :lmao:

No idea if it has an official name or not...If not, how about "The Tubb" in honor of Terry :D

nakman
08-26-2009, 09:55 AM
I like "the Tubb" :) certainly more creative than "that one spot by the tree.."