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AxleIke
07-17-2009, 11:16 AM
Uh..... I know at least some of you have internet. Seriously now, where are the pics....

:confused::confused::dunno::dunno::photo::photo::photo:

:beer:

I need my jealousy fueled since I'm sitting at work wishing I was there.

rock_wagon
07-19-2009, 05:23 PM
We had a great time here are some of the pics....
Thursday - Dugans Prospect
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3514/3733578277_85b7fa928b_b.jpg

This was the obstacle at the end of the trail, this was also the guy driving the FJ first time off payment....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLBsaJ1MH4M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpLJv5g7tjc


Friday - Iceman
This was a great trail, the trees were thick in the valley and the rocks seemed to all be loose.

Kevin had some fuel problems just as he started up Jason's rock, we got him moved out of the path and they figured the problem out pretty quickly.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3512/3733708617_fec9b49a9b_b.jpg

Uncle Ben going over Jason's rock...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibpxG9ukXGk

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2545/3734527348_a6fd75d265_b.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFRCE8sTNms

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3533/3733764897_7ce3eda37d_b.jpg

Matt Trying a new line over a big rock...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnmuL7uXbvE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IrKgYwRLYU

There was poison ivy every where you went, I am amazed the kids did not come back with it...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2662/3733789533_5ce5b26749.jpg

Ice Caves...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2537/3734605904_9635b7af27_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2486/3734604082_ca6815d819_b.jpg

Jethro
07-19-2009, 06:48 PM
Will,
Great Stuff. Your pictures and videos really show what it is like there: oh those rocks! It was a really great event. I am home safe. Had a flat between Wheatland and Cheyenne:eek:

AxleIke
07-19-2009, 08:20 PM
Nice pics and vids!!!!!!! Looks like everyone was having a great time!

nuclearlemon
07-19-2009, 08:39 PM
Uh..... I know at least some of you have internet. Seriously now, where are the pics....

:confused::confused::dunno::dunno::photo::photo::photo:

:beer:

I need my jealousy fueled since I'm sitting at work wishing I was there.

internet was few and far between. phone service was pretty much nil. had a blast!

Shark Bait
07-19-2009, 10:53 PM
Good stuff! Looked like fun. :clap:

FJBRADY
07-20-2009, 08:14 AM
Great pictures and videos....looks like everyone had a great time:cool:

RockRunner
07-20-2009, 10:48 AM
Nice job I wish we could have been there too. Looks like Wild Rice is doing just fine UB. More pictures please.

Uncle Ben
07-20-2009, 01:09 PM
Nice job I wish we could have been there too. Looks like Wild Rice is doing just fine UB. More pictures please.

Thanks for the compliment! WR started out on it's Gremlin trend right off the trailer. My confidence was way down and I was feeling pretty low. Thursday morning, right after the drivers meeting, I rolled into the tech-in so I could take off on the run that was just a few minutes from taking off. I blew through tech-in with ease and while I moved forward less than 15 foot away the PS started the dreaded loud growl of cavitation. I immediately hopped out and my fears were verified as the high pressure line squirting fluid like a Super Soaker. After two trips to Central City to a NAPA that made hydrolic hoses I had enough stuff to contain fluid perminately. (Side Note: I LOVE SOUTH DAKOTA PEOPLE! Truly the best attitude and most helpful race of humans on earth!) The rest of the day was a gas as my daughter and me took off, windshield down, exploring forrest roads off the Galina road giggling till our sides hurt while dodging flying mud and rocks from the open wheeled Swampers along with Dragon Flies the size of your fist. Enjoying the fun but under my breath ready to can the WR project and buy a boat we returned to camp, picked up Lori and headed to Deadwood in the "Mall Cruiser" for some heated go-cart racing and putt putt golf. Great smile ending fun to a depressing morning! Having lost all confidence in a neglected Wild Rice sitting on new drivetrain I really wasn't sure what I wanted to do the rest of the weekend. Most of the club had signed up for Iceman on Friday so that made my decision easy as I wanted to hang with my homies. I was nervious like a virgin bride about WR letting me down again and holding everyone up on a hot, no air moving, trail. Opening my mouth like usual got me in trouble when the trail leaders asked if we wanted to do "Jasons Rock" which is an optional loop at the beginning of the trail. The trail leaders obviously did not respect 80's as "capable" trail rigs and quickly convinced the ready to rock RS "Mall Wagon" crew that "no 80 has ever done that loop of the trail" despite my argument that I did it easily two years ago. Somehow that slip of my over active mouth ended up in the 2 Kevin's set up for an exhibition run. We dropped in the steep drop off and I rediscovered a forgotten trait of a early F motor and suffocated every living insect for at least a cubic mile with huge flumes of dense Rotella smoke....oops. Our favaorie Canadian was leading the charge and demonstrated some great driving and awesome flex as he went over the pre obsitcal just feet away from the main show. With expert spotting from the DTC crew Kevin headed into Jasons rock with ease until his flame went out on the engine. Kevin was denied! after winching Kevin out of the way so BVB can again wow everyone with his exceptional trouble shooting abilities it was my turn. Convert had jumped in to ride shotgun earlier so we headed into the unknown. Still having very little confidence I really didn't even try to pick my own line and listened to the resident expert to the T. Once I got the passenger front to hook the corner of the rock the rest went as I thought I had designed the truck to do. I did have a minor glitch pop up as WR died 1/2 way up the rock as it stopped idling. I assumed it was from the earlier quenching of 15w-40 but afterwards discovered my brake booster vacuum line had pulled off probably from frame flex greater than WR has experienced before. I was pumped! From that point on I continued to do all the 5 rated options on the trail and each time WR performed flawlessly relieving my doubts and really triggering my facial muscles that make the frown turn upside down! By the end of the trail I was getting quite cocky and playing point-N-shoot on everything that looked like a challenge. Finally, rewarded for all the permanent burn scars of falling slag from the mig and plasma for the last 2 years I was in Cruiser euphoria once again! Romer sent me a slew of pix from Jason's rock which I will resize later and post up. I will also report on my extreme run on Saturday on "Flat Nasty" which I can report was "really Flat Freaking NASTY!"

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs140.snc1/5975_118221863392_604883392_2224930_1007627_n.jpg
http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs169.snc1/6334_125407625188_608575188_3514817_30122_n.jpg
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs189.snc1/6334_125407630188_608575188_3514818_1865608_n.jpg
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs189.snc1/6334_125407635188_608575188_3514819_3093042_n.jpg
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs169.snc1/6334_125407645188_608575188_3514820_2183871_n.jpg
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs169.snc1/6334_125407650188_608575188_3514821_802790_n.jpg

nuclearlemon
07-20-2009, 02:09 PM
I will also report on my extreme run on Saturday on "Flat Nasty" which I can report was "really Flat Freaking NASTY!"

especially since it reached out and bit ya!:eek:

Uncle Ben
07-20-2009, 02:31 PM
especially since it reached out and bit ya!:eek:

"Meh....is but a mere flesh wound!" ;) :lmao:

http://www.mchenrycountyblog.com/uploaded_images/Monty-Python-Black-Knight-with-one-arm-off-794357.jpg

AxleIke
07-20-2009, 02:54 PM
Wow! Nice pics!

Have to come over and get the details over some beer.

Uncle Ben
07-20-2009, 02:58 PM
Wow! Nice pics!

Have to come over and get the details over some beer.

Might have to go on the wagon for a while to detox a bit as I was camped next to the Minisotans. ;) :lmao::lmao::lmao: I'm soooooo ready to go camping!

Man Jerk
07-20-2009, 04:41 PM
Might have to go on the wagon for a while to detox a bit as I was camped next to the Minisotans. ;) :lmao::lmao::lmao: I'm soooooo ready to go camping!

We know how to have a good time eh? It's spelled Minnesotans. :rant:

Uncle Ben
07-20-2009, 04:50 PM
We know how to have a good time eh? It's spelled Minnesotans. :rant:

My bad....don't cha know?......;):lmao::thumb::thumb:beer2:

Man Jerk
07-20-2009, 04:51 PM
you betcha :cool:

PabloCruise
07-20-2009, 05:12 PM
Thanks for the compliment! WR started out on it's Gremlin trend right off the trailer. My confidence was way down and I was feeling pretty low. Thursday morning, right after the drivers meeting, I rolled into the tech-in so I could take off on the run that was just a few minutes from taking off. I blew through tech-in with ease and while I moved forward less than 15 foot away the PS started the dreaded loud growl of cavitation. I immediately hopped out and my fears were verified as the high pressure line squirting fluid like a Super Soaker. After two trips to Central City to a NAPA that made hydrolic hoses I had enough stuff to contain fluid perminately. (Side Note: I LOVE SOUTH DAKOTA PEOPLE! Truly the best attitude and most helpful race of humans on earth!) The rest of the day was a gas as my daughter and me took off, windshield down, exploring forrest roads off the Galina road giggling till our sides hurt while dodging flying mud and rocks from the open wheeled Swampers along with Dragon Flies the size of your fist. Enjoying the fun but under my breath ready to can the WR project and buy a boat we returned to camp, picked up Lori and headed to Deadwood in the "Mall Cruiser" for some heated go-cart racing and putt putt golf. Great smile ending fun to a depressing morning! Having lost all confidence in a neglected Wild Rice sitting on new drivetrain I really wasn't sure what I wanted to do the rest of the weekend. Most of the club had signed up for Iceman on Friday so that made my decision easy as I wanted to hang with my homies. I was nervious like a virgin bride about WR letting me down again and holding everyone up on a hot, no air moving, trail. Opening my mouth like usual got me in trouble when the trail leaders asked if we wanted to do "Jasons Rock" which is an optional loop at the beginning of the trail. The trail leaders obviously did not respect 80's as "capable" trail rigs and quickly convinced the ready to rock RS "Mall Wagon" crew that "no 80 has ever done that loop of the trail" despite my argument that I did it easily two years ago. Somehow that slip of my over active mouth ended up in the 2 Kevin's set up for an exhibition run. We dropped in the steep drop off and I rediscovered a forgotten trait of a early F motor and suffocated every living insect for at least a cubic mile with huge flumes of dense Rotella smoke....oops. Our favaorie Canadian was leading the charge and demonstrated some great driving and awesome flex as he went over the pre obsitcal just feet away from the main show. With expert spotting from the DTC crew Kevin headed into Jasons rock with ease until his flame went out on the engine. Kevin was denied! after winching Kevin out of the way so BVB can again wow everyone with his exceptional trouble shooting abilities it was my turn. Convert had jumped in to ride shotgun earlier so we headed into the unknown. Still having very little confidence I really didn't even try to pick my own line and listened to the resident expert to the T. Once I got the passenger front to hook the corner of the rock the rest went as I thought I had designed the truck to do. I did have a minor glitch pop up as WR died 1/2 way up the rock as it stopped idling. I assumed it was from the earlier quenching of 15w-40 but afterwards discovered my brake booster vacuum line had pulled off probably from frame flex greater than WR has experienced before. I was pumped! From that point on I continued to do all the 5 rated options on the trail and each time WR performed flawlessly relieving my doubts and really triggering my facial muscles that make the frown turn upside down! By the end of the trail I was getting quite cocky and playing point-N-shoot on everything that looked like a challenge. Finally, rewarded for all the permanent burn scars of falling slag from the mig and plasma for the last 2 years I was in Cruiser euphoria once again! Romer sent me a slew of pix from Jason's rock which I will resize later and post up. I will also report on my extreme run on Saturday on "Flat Nasty" which I can report was "really Flat Freaking NASTY!"

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs140.snc1/5975_118221863392_604883392_2224930_1007627_n.jpg
http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs169.snc1/6334_125407625188_608575188_3514817_30122_n.jpg
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs189.snc1/6334_125407630188_608575188_3514818_1865608_n.jpg
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs189.snc1/6334_125407635188_608575188_3514819_3093042_n.jpg
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs169.snc1/6334_125407645188_608575188_3514820_2183871_n.jpg
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs169.snc1/6334_125407650188_608575188_3514821_802790_n.jpg

Great descriptions Kevin! Great pictures too...

It is amazing the mental aspect of vehicle prep and how that can effect confidence on the trail. I think I just assume that the really capable drivers with really capapble equipment always have an easy time with things, or don't get troubled by the minutia that has kept me off the trail for too long...

Thanks again for offering to let me ride shotgun with you Friday. I appreciated it. I am glad we got Cash his bike in Rapid - he is doing great with it!

PabloCruise
07-20-2009, 05:54 PM
What a great event this was!

THe DTC crew puts on a great time. We enjoyed ourselves and I imagine we will be back next year...

nuclearlemon
07-20-2009, 09:18 PM
here's my vid of uncle ben on jason's rock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNaR7_IAL2o

farnhamstj
07-20-2009, 10:43 PM
Looked like a good time. Video's and pics are great. Ya, sure.

Hulk
07-21-2009, 01:58 AM
Here's a pic of Kevin and Boss. Much more soon.

IBCRUSN
07-21-2009, 01:54 PM
Opening my mouth like usual got me in trouble when the trail leaders asked if we wanted to do "Jasons Rock" which is an optional loop at the beginning of the trail. The trail leaders obviously did not respect 80's as "capable" trail rigs and quickly convinced the ready to rock RS "Mall Wagon" crew that "no 80 has ever done that loop of the trail" despite my argument that I did it easily two years ago.

I don't know who lead the trail for you guys but not unlike you I've walked over Jason's Rock the two previous years in my 80 without drama. In fact any 80 on 315's with protection can do it especially with a good spotter.

We had a blast and enjoyed wheeling with the Rising Sun folks on Thursday running Dugan's Prospect.

It's a drag that we didn't get a chance to catch up but now that WR is big and badass we aren't running the same trails anymore. I'm sure we'll cross paths again soon.

kris

isotel
07-21-2009, 03:53 PM
I GOTTA Get out there next year!


Kevin, Lookin Good! Whats the Story on the Front Axle?
do they have harder stuff than those trails for the Planned runs?



:lmao:i would hate to go all that way for one rock that an 80 can go over :lmao:

Just Messin with you guys ;)

Man Jerk
07-21-2009, 03:59 PM
Trev,

they run really hard stuff for the BHCC.

Ben mentioned flat nasty. They run Hal Johns which is the quintessential Rock crawling trail in the Black Hills.

We should talk about what I mentioned to you last week. I guarantee a good time.

Rock Dog
07-21-2009, 07:23 PM
I only got to run 1 day because of work and a breakdown on the way up, but ICEMAN was AWSOME!! what a fun trail. Reminded me alot of the upper part of spring creek. Black Hills wheeling seems to be summed up in one word..... ROCKS ! And as Kevin later corrected me.. Rocks that MOVE... (or RocksThatMove for the one word version)

I will go again! i had a GREAT time, even if it was short! Thanks to all who went and made it such a fun run :D:D:thumb:

Shark Bait
07-21-2009, 08:09 PM
I only got to run 1 day because of work and a breakdown on the way up, but ICEMAN was AWSOME!! what a fun trail. Reminded me alot of the upper part of spring creek. Black Hills wheeling seems to be summed up in one word..... ROCKS ! And as Kevin later corrected me.. Rocks that MOVE... (or RocksThatMove for the one word version)

I will go again! i had a GREAT time, even if it was short! Thanks to all who went and made it such a fun run :D:D:thumb:

I saw you on video, Neil. "Squeaky" rides again!! :lmao:

Uncle Ben
07-21-2009, 08:29 PM
I GOTTA Get out there next year!


Kevin, Lookin Good! Whats the Story on the Front Axle?
do they have harder stuff than those trails for the Planned runs?



:lmao:i would hate to go all that way for one rock that an 80 can go over :lmao:

Just Messin with you guys ;)

Trev,
Iceman is a fun moderate trail. There is actually 5 or 6 spots on it that are rated 5 but the majority of the trail is a 3.5-4. I ran with the buggies on Flat Nasty on Saturday. We had a blast! We finished the normal FN with 5 of the 8 rigs that went in. Us 5 then took on the optional upper section and 4 of us finished that. Nearly every obstical of the upper section was as big as stuff on Hal Johns! I took damage to my passenger side A piller, but it is very fixable. Big shtuff!

Tch2fly
07-23-2009, 08:36 AM
Great pics!:thumb:

I wish I could have been there.

Romer
07-24-2009, 10:40 PM
Ige's friend was a little wobbly taking our picture, but nothing like a family picture at Mt Rushmore

If the picture was clearer, we could start a "Ige strikes again thread"

Maybe pictures of Ige in front of all the National Monuments saluting

Oh well, she is part of the family so its great having here in our family picture

nick in nebraska
07-27-2009, 07:00 PM
way cool picks kevin. i hardly reconize wr. what a tranformation. looks great.

Hulk
07-28-2009, 02:27 AM
Here are my pics. First, let's take a look at Kevin's old FJ40. This first shot was my attempt to create a Toyota Trails worthy shot. You'd see this, and you'd think: Man, that is the coolest FJ40 ever. This first shot is from Dugan's Run.

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...but then you'd see these shots, and you understand why he finally sold it. These shots are both from Iceman.

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Hulk
07-28-2009, 02:30 AM
Kevin was a star in the newly revamped Wild Rice. He had some opportunities to flex the new suspension on the Iceman trail. It was simply amazing to watch! Dan Reinmuth rode shotgun for Jason's Rock at the beginning of the trail. I think I would have driven this obstacle in my 80 had my wife not been along for the ride that day. :rolleyes:

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Hulk
07-28-2009, 02:36 AM
Here's a couple of pictures of Romer.

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Nice suspension droop! Very sexy. :thumb:

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Neil arrived late and left early, but still got to run Iceman. His 4Runner and his excellent driving skills spanked every obstacle.

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Our own Will (rock_wagon) in his very customized LX450. If you haven't seen his rig, you should seek it out. It is way cool.

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Hondo drove all the way from St. Charles, Illinois to be at the BHCC. He won the Iron Butt award too! Here he nicely stuffs a rear tire.

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Hulk
07-28-2009, 02:38 AM
Here's a couple of pics of Loren, wheeling his amazing FJ40. It's a work of art.

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This next one might make a good cover shot for TT. :D

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Hulk
07-28-2009, 02:46 AM
Finally, here are some shots of me wheelin' my black 80.

These first two shots are very representative of the Iceman trail and the Black Hills. It's not like Moab: it's rocky, but the rocks move around and traction is not guaranteed.

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I did have a little trail damage -- you can see I lost part of my flare! It is actually unharmed, but needs to be reattached.

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One of the last obstacles on the trail is the Loading Dock. It's really a short wheelbase obstacle. I couldn't get past my rear diff, and ended up coming back down.

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Loren performs a feat of strength by lifting my FZJ80 off the ground.

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Here's a shot of Karie as we head back towards the ground.

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Hulk
07-28-2009, 02:59 AM
Here are some pictures from the campground. First, our camp site.
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Heeeee'res Jethro!
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This is the FJ40 that Brian Wilson is selling. It really is very nice.
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Never met the guy who owned this 40, but I'm a sucker for a cool paint job.
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This guy and his wife drove all the way from Illinois in his 70. I think it was its maiden wheeling trip. They were very nice, but we never did get formally introduced.
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Hulk
07-28-2009, 11:53 PM
Bump. Anyone see these?

corsair23
07-29-2009, 12:17 AM
Bump. Anyone see these?

Not till now...Not sure how I missed them :o

Great shots :thumb: - I like the one of Karie covering her eyes...:lmao:

AxleIke
07-29-2009, 08:18 AM
Awesome pics Matt!!! I agree, the one of Karie is priceless!!!! :D

Jacket
07-29-2009, 08:29 AM
Wow! :eek: :bowdown::bowdown: WR

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=13895&d=1248766144

hondo
07-29-2009, 04:59 PM
Thanks for the pics Matt. It was great wheelin with the Rising Sun crew.

bigbluefj
07-31-2009, 08:26 PM
Does any one have a shot of my 40 sitting on jason's rock i do remember it getting up there once ..

Hulk
08-04-2009, 12:20 AM
Here's the whole sequence:

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Hulk
08-04-2009, 12:21 AM
Three more:

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ginericLC
08-06-2009, 03:34 AM
We just got home yesterday. For me it was like a marathon. 3800 miles zig zagging back and forth between South Dakota and Idaho twice through Wyoming and Montana.

The BJ 70 was from Winnipeg. And I was very jealous that they spent $83 in fuel to get there. It was a darn fine example of a 70. Unfortunately it suffered some bent running boards on an easy trail that left the owners not very pleased.

I was bummed that I didn't get to wheel with the RS group. Kevin really did well on Flat Nasty. That was a good morning for me. Lots of photos! I caught up with Jethro on Calamity Canyon one day. And did Iceman the first day with nobody from RS.

The red 40 was on of the Brandt Brothers. I didn't wheel with him but I wheeled with Gary on Iceman and Dave on Calamity in the green stockish 40.

I literally waded in the Poison Ivy on Iceman and Flat Nasty. I never did even have more than mental itches or a blister. My dad says that at certain times of the cycle the plant does not put out as much oil and isn't as bad. Needless to say, I was happy I didn't end up with it. I'm allergic to it and I puff up like Tammy Faye Baker.

I would describe Iceman as a moderate trail. It was work in the 100 though. That reconfirmed my thoughts that I don't want to do the Rubicon trail in the 100. I lost one of my center caps on Iceman. I was hoping you guys would find it the next day. On Calamity my dad bent both rear control arms. And I think I have wheel weights all over the Hills.

I can't believe Matt went for it on Loading Dock. That think is narrow and bridging that gap on the top with the potential for falling off the edge and becoming wedged in the hole is unnerving even to watch. I'm sure if I would have done that with Ginger I'd be dead or divorced.

We stopped in Billings, MT on Monday and the LC got some new shoes. They are smaller and ATs. Yep, it got even more wimpified. But how we've been using it, it makes sense for a smaller leaner better mpg and more powerful quiet 100. The FJ68 should handle the tougher stuff. I hope to have it out to CM next year.

After this trip we've decided to sell our pop up. It just doesn't provide enough storage for doing art shows for us.

Ginger's art show in Sheridan, WY was slow the first day but she still did more in sales in that day than both of the Colorado shows in June. The second day she did OK but the real prize was that she did some trading with some other artists and ended up with some unique items.

We are thinking about Texas for next year for art shows. Cherry Creek is still in the back of our mind. One of the other artists in Wyoming said that we should stay out of Colorado as there has been too much of a real estate recession for art. Maybe that is true?