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wesintl
08-09-2009, 09:35 PM
Sorry I showed up late and left early. I promised the wife she could go to the outlets that afternoon. It was nice to catch up with the group and see everyone!

FJBRADY
08-09-2009, 09:44 PM
Big thanks to Jeff Zepp leading the way on this run and to Ricardo and Boom for Gunning the big group we had today.

I had a blast:D Dean and I had a downhill crawl-a-thon minitruck v 40.
Marlin crawler v sm420/Toyota 3-speed transfer case/rock box......too close to call!

Another great RS run....sorry no pictures yet!

Rzeppa
08-09-2009, 10:05 PM
And a huge thank-you to all who attended! We had 17 Rising Sun rigs on this run! No stucks or breakages, had a wonderful hike to the other side of the lake for lunch. There were lots of nice wildflowers blooming, and the wind kept the mosquitoes away. Our esteemed guest, Denver Post photographer Helen Richardson had taken over 700 photos when she started shooting more. Hopefully some of them will appear in our hometown newspaper.

Dr. Schlegs
08-10-2009, 12:00 AM
Thank you Jeff and to everyone else that made it a great day at Bill Moore. The Stock 80 got it's belly scratched a couple of times, but made it through like a champ.

Kenon698
08-10-2009, 07:40 AM
Thanks Jeff. It was a great day and a wonderfull group.:thumb:

RicardoJM
08-10-2009, 09:17 AM
Wow, what a great run this was!!! Our group was large to begin with and was joined by a few more. On the way up there were 23 trucks between Jeff and I. Many thanks to Jeff for leading this run and Rick for giving me a hand with radio communications and driving. I believe I got around to see just about everyone and am pleased to report everyone was having a good time. We had quite a few family groups join us for this run and the little ones had a good time on the way up and good naps on the way down. With a group this large, it just was not possible to get a group photo, in fact we would not all fit in the parking lot up top.

Here are a few shots of the group airing down and the assembling for the drivers meeting.
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/ricardojm/bm2009/w_airdown1.jpg
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/ricardojm/bm2009/w_fjairdown.jpg
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/ricardojm/bm2009/w_drivermeeting.jpg
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/ricardojm/bm2009/w_john60.jpg
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/ricardojm/bm2009/w_deanhilux.jpg

Here are a couple of shots of about 1/2 the group at the spot we pulled over to let the Rovers get by. The ended up blending in with our group before we reached the lake.
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/ricardojm/bm2009/w_halfgroup.jpg
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/ricardojm/bm2009/w_nicknbob.jpg

A few of shots from the parking area at the lake.
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/ricardojm/bm2009/w_lot1.jpg
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/ricardojm/bm2009/w_lot2.jpg
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/ricardojm/bm2009/w_kylenricardo.jpg

Finally a couple of shots from the trail.
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/ricardojm/bm2009/w_view1.jpg
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/ricardojm/bm2009/w_stevendean.jpg

Many in the group were taking their rigs out for the first time, including our neighbor Kyle. His FJ Cruiser did extremely well. For all of our newbies, we enjoyed having you with us and look forward to seeing you at a meeting or on the trail again:D.

nakman
08-10-2009, 09:26 AM
..The Stock 80 got it's belly scratched a couple of times, but made it through like a champ.

You know they make a skid plate for that... ;) :D



And hey it was fun talking to a couple of you guys on the radio from down in the hot city. :) http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/smileys/tinfoilhat4.gif

subzali
08-10-2009, 09:46 AM
nice turnout of 40s! Who was in the white one behind Martin in the second pic? And who has the black one about halfway down? Nice looking trucks!

Red_Chili
08-10-2009, 09:52 AM
Since I am on call, I couldn't make it (though as it turns out I got no calls - not worth the risk though).
HOWEVER.. they shut the servers down at 5:30PM Saturday until 6:30AM Sunday, so guess what! NIGHT RUN! :thumb:
We had a great time, grilled some burgers and WONDERFUL corn on the cob, and got back to town about 1AM.
We did not go all the way to BML though... someone was up there with a semi-auto plinking in the night.
I sincerely doubt he was able to be sure of his backstop... :eek: :eek: :eek:

Rzeppa
08-10-2009, 10:07 AM
nice turnout of 40s! Who was in the white one behind Martin in the second pic? And who has the black one about halfway down? Nice looking trucks!

The white 79 is Ken Davidson's (he is Mike "Treeroot" Davidson's dad), and the black V8J40 is Nick Hudson's. He and his dad (Bruce in the blue stock runner) drove all the way from Nebraska to make it to the Rally and this run.

RicardoJM
08-10-2009, 10:07 AM
nice turnout of 40s! Who was in the white one behind Martin in the second pic? And who has the black one about halfway down? Nice looking trucks!

The white 40 is Steve's (FJBrady) rig. It is a very impressive 40. I followed Steve down and got to watch his crawl race with Dean. When these guys put it into low it was a very impressive thing to see. The black 40 is Nick's (nick_in_nebraska) rig. It also is a very nice 40. He had some minor issues with the fuel injection near the top but in very short order had it figured out and was rolling strong.

IIRC, we had 5 40s on the run an impressive showing of the old iron. Dan and Wes brought their families and left their 40s at home. Dean brought his 40 to the Rally, but the Hilux to the run. At lunch, Dean and Martin were going over maps scoping out trails for this year's 40 run:thumb:.

Rzeppa
08-10-2009, 10:08 AM
Since I am on call, I couldn't make it We had cell service most of the trail, including the lake itself!

MDH33
08-10-2009, 10:57 AM
IIRC, we had 5 40s on the run an impressive showing of the old iron. Dan and Wes brought their families and left their 40s at home. Dean brought his 40 to the Rally, but the Hilux to the run. At lunch, Dean and Martin were going over maps scoping out trails for this year's 40 run:thumb:.

Actually, 6 40's. Ricardo, Jeff, Martin, Steve, Ken and Nick. We outnumbered the 80's and FJ Cruisers! pretty cool. :thumb: :zilla:

Good run, Thanks again Jeff and Ricardo.

thenimirra
08-10-2009, 11:16 AM
Yeah! I'm so sorry I had to miss it, but I'm pleased Helen R. got to do the photos! She is one of our best photogs at the paper. Thank you everyone for allowing a Postie to tag along. The article about noobie trails will appear in this Saturday's paper with photos from the run!

Cruzrman
08-10-2009, 01:52 PM
Thanks to all for a really great time at Bill Moore lake yesterday. The people were great, the turnout was outstanding, and the scenery was magnificent.
Cruzrman

Rzeppa
08-10-2009, 04:08 PM
Yeah! I'm so sorry I had to miss it, but I'm pleased Helen R. got to do the photos! She is one of our best photogs at the paper. Thank you everyone for allowing a Postie to tag along. The article about noobie trails will appear in this Saturday's paper with photos from the run!

Hi Sheba, so did you go on another run? Helen thought you were going to go with us and didn't know what became of you. We speculated that you might have gone with the Chinaman group?

nuclearlemon
08-10-2009, 04:14 PM
Yeah! I'm so sorry I had to miss it, but I'm pleased Helen R. got to do the photos! She is one of our best photogs at the paper. Thank you everyone for allowing a Postie to tag along. The article about noobie trails will appear in this Saturday's paper with photos from the run!

sweet!!!

timmbuck2
08-10-2009, 04:32 PM
wow...when I led the run 2 years ago I think we had 4 people! Maybe we need more runs next year! Sounds like a great turnout and you could not ask for a better trail leader and gunner.

Swoop
08-10-2009, 05:27 PM
Thanks everyone!

What an amazing run! The scenery was phenomenal!

It was great meeting you all - I look forward to the next run that my stock 4Runner can handle. I'll post some photos soon, as well.

Bikeman
08-10-2009, 10:39 PM
My son and I had a great time and glad I finally got to get the 80 out to stretch it's springs during a hectic summer!

BirfMark
08-11-2009, 09:26 AM
Quite the group you guys had out there! That was me in the green FZJ80 coming down just as you were all starting up the trail.

Red_Chili
08-11-2009, 09:51 AM
We had cell service most of the trail, including the lake itself!
Hmmm, good to know. I would need to test laptop web access first to be sure... which is hard to do unless I am actually on call and have the dadgum BlackBerry, in which case I would not have tested it first... ow, my head hurts.

Dangit all, though, I could have tested it Saturday night when the servers were down and I was not technically on call. Put it on the todo list!

Red Chili Mobile Technical Support Unit (RCMTSU). I like it. Preliminary test run 1800 hrs. 082909. Ought to include Spring Creek I suppose, to take as many signal readings as possible in the area. Rapid night run. Will need second mobile unit for mechanical insurance!

It would be nice to loosen the leash.

RicardoJM
08-11-2009, 10:11 AM
Quite the group you guys had out there! That was me in the green FZJ80 coming down just as you were all starting up the trail.

Cool. What time did you start heading up in the morning?

chillbill
08-11-2009, 11:58 AM
Thanks to Jeff and everyone for a great run. A BIG thank you to Kevin for letting my son and I ride with him. Hopefully next year I'll be able to do the run in my own Toyota!!

thenimirra
08-11-2009, 04:47 PM
Hi Sheba, so did you go on another run? Helen thought you were going to go with us and didn't know what became of you. We speculated that you might have gone with the Chinaman group?

Nope I had to work that day out in Fort Collins.

Rzeppa
08-11-2009, 05:22 PM
Nope I had to work that day out in Fort Collins.

Bummer! So are still going to write copy? If so, are you going to interview Helen for the story?

Rzeppa
08-11-2009, 05:23 PM
Cool. What time did you start heading up in the morning?

Some of us were pondering the unusual amount of downhill trail traffic that morning, and we speculated that many might have been returning from camping.

thenimirra
08-12-2009, 03:06 PM
Bummer! So are still going to write copy? If so, are you going to interview Helen for the story?

The copy has already been written. No Helen will not be interviewed.She's the photographer.

Dr. Schlegs
08-13-2009, 12:29 AM
Thanks to Jeff and everyone for a great run. A BIG thank you to Kevin for letting my son and I ride with him. Hopefully next year I'll be able to do the run in my own Toyota!!

Not a problem Bill. I hope you and Ben had fun.

nick in nebraska
08-17-2009, 06:52 PM
Thanks to all for a great weekend!!!! Dad(Bob not Bruce :-) Carla and I had a great time and left with a few treasures from the swap meet. The trail ride was great and relaxing.

Rzeppa
08-17-2009, 09:24 PM
Link to Denver Post article:

http://www.denverpost.com/insideandout/ci_13098076

I went out and purchased the Sunday paper and could not find the article. Thank you Sheba and Helen for the writing and photography!

MDH33
08-17-2009, 09:59 PM
Link to Denver Post article:

http://www.denverpost.com/insideandout/ci_13098076

I went out and purchased the Sunday paper and could not find the article. Thank you Sheba and Helen for the writing and photography!


It was in the Saturday edition. ;)

Rzeppa
08-17-2009, 10:39 PM
It was in the Saturday edition. ;)

And I made a special trip and paid $1.50 for the Sunday edition!!! :rant:

wesintl
08-17-2009, 10:42 PM
And I made a special trip and paid $1.50 for the Sunday edition!!! :rant:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showpost.php?p=115124&postcount=14

Swoop
08-19-2009, 12:31 PM
Yeah! I'm so sorry I had to miss it, but I'm pleased Helen R. got to do the photos! She is one of our best photogs at the paper. Thank you everyone for allowing a Postie to tag along. The article about noobie trails will appear in this Saturday's paper with photos from the run!

Will Helen be able to release her photos to the group for viewing? Just curious because she took some sweet shots of me climbing one of the steeper hills and I would love to get hold of that! :)

Rzeppa
08-19-2009, 07:48 PM
Will Helen be able to release her photos to the group for viewing? Just curious because she took some sweet shots of me climbing one of the steeper hills and I would love to get hold of that! :)

She had written to me that she would send some to me; I offered her an FTP folder on my web space. Haven't heard back. I should write again :-)

Swoop
08-20-2009, 10:21 AM
Haven't heard back. I should write again :-)

Heck yeah! :)

I bet she's got some phenomenal action shots of the group. :thumb:

Swoop
08-20-2009, 12:06 PM
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I hope that wasn't too many. They're smaller because they're from Facebook. If you want to see all 62 pics, check out my Facebook album (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=32194&id=1349162660&l=f74826e095).

-Alan

Cruzrman
08-20-2009, 12:38 PM
My FJC was in a few shots, but just barely. It would be great if we could get more of Helen's fine work sent to us.
Cruzrman

Rzeppa
08-20-2009, 06:58 PM
I hope that wasn't too many. They're smaller because they're from Facebook. If you want to see all 62 pics, check out my Facebook album (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=32194&id=1349162660&l=f74826e095).

-Alan

Sweet! Thanks for sharing Alan!

SRT08BUS
11-15-2009, 05:40 PM
Better late than never

Rzeppa
11-15-2009, 06:26 PM
SWEET! Thanks so much for those photos!