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JadeRunner
12-07-2009, 09:27 PM
Date: Saturday Jan. 16th, 2010
Meeting Time: 9:00 am - Leave at 9:30

Meeting Place: Cemetery area half mile above (west) of Central City-the normal spot. Pizza after the run at Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs. 5.00 donation per adult to help cover the cost of pizza. Kids free.

CB Channel 4 - Ham 146460
Will will air down and/or chain up (if your using chains) at the meeting place. Many elect to not use chains.

Larger built rigs with winches can leave ahead of the main group closer to 9am.

Difficulty - this run is open to everyone. You just may not get as far as some. The only requirement is to have hard points front and rear for strapping purposes and of course a strap ready to go. A shovel and additional recovery gear is recommended.

Be prepared to stay warm and dry with winter clothing and boots. It can be really cold and windy up there.

Snow conditions are good so it should be fun.

RockRunner
12-07-2009, 11:11 PM
We'll be there.........on time maybe too:o Can't wait to get there..........

RedCreeper
12-07-2009, 11:43 PM
Cant wait for this one again. Have to keep the schedule open. Just got the front lift on and should be able to go a inch or two farther this time. hehe Can't wait to test it out.

rover67
12-08-2009, 01:17 AM
Look forward to being there again. Date should work for us.

MDH33
12-08-2009, 08:22 AM
I'll go if the group size doesn't get ridiculously huge. Any thoughts on capping the number of rigs?

FJBRADY
12-08-2009, 08:52 AM
I am in, most likely. Looking to be in the front group this year :D

Hey Creeper if you are sticking to AT's chains are advisable....just sayin that's all!

Red_Chili
12-08-2009, 10:29 AM
Hope to be there, chainless (easier on the pretty body work). :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

Aspen beware.

RedCreeper
12-08-2009, 10:51 AM
FJBrady,
Looks like i am sticking to ATs. Don't have any cash after xmas for chains. Its up to my driving and right foot. And of course the guy in front of me......


I am in, most likely. Looking to be in the front group this year :D

Hey Creeper if you are sticking to AT's chains are advisable....just sayin that's all!

RedCreeper
12-08-2009, 10:53 AM
Besides right foot driving is fun......

FJBRADY
12-08-2009, 11:04 AM
FJBrady,
And of course the guy in front of me......

Well said :help:

RockRunner
12-08-2009, 11:24 AM
FJBrady,
Looks like i am sticking to ATs. Don't have any cash after xmas for chains. Its up to my driving and right foot. And of course the guy in front of me......

What size tires do you have? I may have an extra set you can use.

FJBRADY
12-08-2009, 11:38 AM
What size tires do you have? I may have an extra set you can use.

Kenny, I will venture a guess for you...........stock FJC tires 265/70/16.
Btw how many miles do you have on those?

SRT08BUS
12-08-2009, 12:27 PM
I think it's 265/75/16.

RedCreeper
12-08-2009, 02:13 PM
I do remember the guy in a black colored ride leaving me in the middle of a hill before...... haha At least i had time to eat my lunch.

Well said :help:

RedCreeper
12-08-2009, 02:17 PM
Close SRT gets the prize 265/75 16

a bit over 40000 on them. still good tread.

If you have a set you can loan i am game. just nervous on them coming off and doing damage. Always a fear of mine.

Mendocino
12-08-2009, 03:02 PM
Jake and I will be there if I am in town.:)

Gmann
12-08-2009, 03:58 PM
I will be there also if I dont go to Jackson to make some turns:thumb:

Nay
12-08-2009, 04:15 PM
Planning on being there with the family in tow. :cool:

JadeRunner
12-08-2009, 04:38 PM
I'll go if the group size doesn't get ridiculously huge. Any thoughts on capping the number of rigs?

Yes, actually I have thought a lot about that over the years. But, in this case since itís an annual run with club pizza and open to all level of difficulties, I think we just leave it open to all and hope for the best based on snow conditions. Treat it as a social run.

Bobzooki told me yesterday there hasnít been a whole lot of fresh snow up there recently, so hopefully we wonít be stuck in the parking lot like we did several years ago.

Uncle Ben
12-08-2009, 04:48 PM
Yes, actually I have thought a lot about that over the years. But, in this case since itís an annual run with club pizza and open to all level of difficulties, I think we just leave it open to all and hope for the best based on snow conditions. Treat it as a social run.

Bobzooki told me yesterday there hasnít been a whole lot of fresh snow up there recently, so hopefully we wonít be stuck in the parking lot like we did several years ago.

I hope to take a drive up there one of these day's very soon! Got decisions to make! :thumb:

Uncle Ben
12-08-2009, 05:03 PM
Bobzooki told me yesterday there hasnít been a whole lot of fresh snow up there recently, so hopefully we wonít be stuck in the parking lot like we did several years ago.



Are you kidding? That was by far the best New Years day run ever!!!
:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

BobinDenver
12-08-2009, 07:30 PM
Rudy, myself and a couple others camped at the upper parking lot last weekend. We were able to get a stock Rav4 in with little trouble albeit with a really good driver. The upper hill was icy with powder on top, Rudy made it past the first turn but none of the stock vehicles were able to.

Since the run is over a month away I don't know that that helps much other than to confirm that there is little snow as of now.

SRT08BUS
12-15-2009, 09:16 PM
Has there been any pick for a pizza joint yet? If it ends up at Beau Joe's let me know, I know a couple of the head managers and can always see what the can offer us. I can also say that we will have a big party and that we might decide to go somewhere else unless they have a better offer for us.

Do we have a guesstamite of home many people? I know that maybe hard but maybe just going off of past snow runs and the vibe off the thread.

Mendocino
12-15-2009, 09:30 PM
I regret I will have to miss this as I will be in Nar'yan Mar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naryan-Mar); which is truly in the middle of nowhere. :eek:

If you click the KMZ below Google Earth will take you to it.

Bobzooki
12-16-2009, 02:56 PM
January 16th, huh?

Now, how do I get there again? :cool:

Crash
12-16-2009, 05:19 PM
Won't be able to make it this year, Suzie won two tickets to George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic that evening - snow wheeling, pizza party and GC and PF all in one day? Not anymore.
I do have some tire chains for sale in the For Sale section. 33x10.50

Jacket
12-16-2009, 05:24 PM
Awesome. P-Funk=:cool:

Crash
12-16-2009, 05:28 PM
Awesome. P-Funk=:cool:

I've been a fan of P-Funk and all the offshoots, including Bootsy Collins, for years but have never seen any of them. Being a P-Funk virgin should make for an amazing evening.

corsair23
12-16-2009, 06:06 PM
Has there been any pick for a pizza joint yet? If it ends up at Beau Joe's let me know, I know a couple of the head managers and can always see what the can offer us. I can also say that we will have a big party and that we might decide to go somewhere else unless they have a better offer for us.

Do we have a guesstamite of home many people? I know that maybe hard but maybe just going off of past snow runs and the vibe off the thread.

If you could hit them up for a discount that would be awesome :thumb: - 20% off, 4 pizza free, whatever will help :)

As for # of people, I would guess 50 :confused: - Last year there was a HUGE group. The year before that I think there was 30-40.

bh4rnnr
12-16-2009, 06:55 PM
Won't be able to make it this year, Suzie won two tickets to George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic that evening - snow wheeling, pizza party and GC and PF all in one day? Not anymore.
I do have some tire chains for sale in the For Sale section. 33x10.50

Lucky! Saw Maceo Parker back in the day, was an awesome show:cool:. My Brother is a big fan of P-Funk.

Back to the snow run, was planning on grabbing an open seat if possible, want to get out and use the new toy as much as possible:)

MDH33
12-16-2009, 07:19 PM
Lucky! Saw Maceo Parker back in the day, was an awesome show:cool:. My Brother is a big fan of P-Funk.

Back to the snow run, was planning on grabbing an open seat if possible, want to get out and use the new toy as much as possible:)

I'm still planning on going if you want to ride in the 40.

Bruiser
12-16-2009, 08:21 PM
I am planning on going. I love wheeling and I love pizza.

JC

bh4rnnr
12-16-2009, 10:00 PM
I'm still planning on going if you want to ride in the 40.


I dunno, last time I rode with Jaket on a snow run, I ended up having to walk a mile up hill in the snow:brick::hill:

Crash
12-16-2009, 10:39 PM
Perry, calling that camera a toy is just wrong. That is a serious tool!
I'm hoping that Fred Wesley, if not Maceo too, is still in the 'hood and shows up at the Fillmore that night.

Blackdiamond72
12-17-2009, 09:49 AM
Count me in with the :Princess: if I don't have to work. Should know soon.

I went on the last yankee hill run with my neighbor and his heep (the one with the way cool drivers door) due to my 40 not being ready yet back in November. All should be ready this time.

PS, He's selling that Cherokee on craigslist.org, pretty funny post.

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/1511543844.html

Jacket
12-17-2009, 10:38 AM
I dunno, last time I rode with Jaket on a snow run, I ended up having to walk a mile up hill in the snow:brick::hill:

:o Martin will surely take better care of you.

SRT08BUS
12-17-2009, 02:44 PM
I've talked 2 my friend I can get a dollar off the buffet prices, $11 per person for just pizza and $13 to add the salad bar. He also said that he could give us a pitcher discount and will try to match any other places offer. His name is Brian (if they ask say superman(don't ask)), he's a really stand up guy and said that he'll do what he can and if the organizer of the run wants to give him a call he already has a head up. He was even the one that said shop around and he would do his best to have use choose them, which I still think would not be a bad idea. Not sure but think we get our own room!

Air Randy
12-17-2009, 02:53 PM
Were in and going with the first group this year! Hmm, do I abuse the 40 or hammer the mini-truck? Decisions, decisions.:D

SRT08BUS
12-17-2009, 02:59 PM
I, personally, say The Gecko! I've seen the Blue Mule, love it, but now I want the truck to come out and play.

RicardoJM
12-17-2009, 03:04 PM
Were in and going with the first group this year! Hmm, do I abuse the 40 or hammer the mini-truck? Decisions, decisions.:D

Take them both, you and Dee can race up the hill:thumb:

FJBRADY
12-17-2009, 04:59 PM
Take them both, you and Dee can race up the hill:thumb:

Yeah we all know the Gecko is Dee's rig :Princess:

Nay
12-17-2009, 09:44 PM
Were in and going with the first group this year! Hmm, do I abuse the 40 or hammer the mini-truck? Decisions, decisions.:D

I think you have to go Gecko just from a "get back on the horse" perspective :D

I'd go with the first group except for that little problem of 80's sinking :hill:

SROR/AKA 2BAD
12-17-2009, 10:30 PM
i think my buddy and myself could show up in this ;)

jacdaw
12-17-2009, 10:37 PM
I'd like to ride co-dog with someone. My truck is not a fan of deep snow but I am.

RedCreeper
12-18-2009, 12:21 AM
well i went to adjust the suspension so it is more level and Lynnette like the way the front sits. So now i need to level the back. MMMM maybe before the snow run. that is another inch further before getting stuck. now is there time.......

SRT08BUS
12-18-2009, 08:06 AM
well i went to adjust the suspension so it is more level and Lynnette like the way the front sits. So now i need to level the back. MMMM maybe before the snow run. that is another inch further before getting stuck. now is there time.......

If you want I have some TOYTEC 2in rear springs you can have.

RedCreeper
12-18-2009, 08:15 AM
If you want I have some TOYTEC 2in rear springs you can have.

PM sent

Air Randy
12-18-2009, 10:32 AM
Thats great, if anyone leaves a Geo Metro parked in the middle of the trail we'll be all set!:D

JadeRunner
12-19-2009, 01:19 PM
I've talked 2 my friend I can get a dollar off the buffet prices, $11 per person for just pizza and $13 to add the salad bar. He also said that he could give us a pitcher discount and will try to match any other places offer. His name is Brian (if they ask say superman(don't ask)), he's a really stand up guy and said that he'll do what he can and if the organizer of the run wants to give him a call he already has a head up. He was even the one that said shop around and he would do his best to have use choose them, which I still think would not be a bad idea. Not sure but think we get our own room!

Thanks for this. I like the idea of having a fixed price for an all you can eat buffet. Although, I figure we will have about 40-50 people. And at the prices you mentioned we would be over budget. About $15 per person with tip and pop. Minus $5 donation would be $4-500 dollars for the club. And we have a 300.00 budget if I remember correctly. So 11.00 per person should be our target point with pop and tip.

I am planning to check out the pizza place across the street like some mentioned at the meeting. So more to come. I'm open to ideas. I was also thinking of checking out the pizza place in Central City that we used to go too.

SRT08BUS
12-19-2009, 01:34 PM
I am planning to check out the pizza place across the street like some mentioned at the meeting. So more to come. I'm open to ideas. I was also thinking of checking out the pizza place in Central City that we used to go too.[/QUOTE]

I was thinking that we should look around, I've worked for the company before and think they are overpriced, but he did say himself to shop around and if a better offer comes around he would do his best to meet or beat it.

I can make sure, if we R.S.V.P in time, that we have his best staff working it.

Not sure but think all non-LQ drinks are included.

Blackdiamond72
12-19-2009, 04:48 PM
I'm good friends with the day bartender and some of the owners at Dostal Alley, (pizza place in central). I also used to work in Crook's Palace in Blak Hawk so I'll try to speak with both places in the next few days and see what they can offer. Dostal is a casino with limited room however, I would not recomend it except boose will be cheaper. Crook's has plenty of space, their pizza is good, and it has a real nice bar without blinking lights.

Nay
12-20-2009, 09:08 AM
Thanks for this. I like the idea of having a fixed price for an all you can eat buffet. Although, I figure we will have about 40-50 people. And at the prices you mentioned we would be over budget. About $15 per person with tip and pop. Minus $5 donation would be $4-500 dollars for the club. And we have a 300.00 budget if I remember correctly. So 11.00 per person should be our target point with pop and tip.

I am planning to check out the pizza place across the street like some mentioned at the meeting. So more to come. I'm open to ideas. I was also thinking of checking out the pizza place in Central City that we used to go too.

Why don't we go to Beau Jo's and be big boys and just pay our own way? That way all anybody has to plan for is actually making it off the mountain to be able to eat at any pizza place :beer:.

JadeRunner
12-20-2009, 09:37 AM
I'm good friends with the day bartender and some of the owners at Dostal Alley, (pizza place in central). I also used to work in Crook's Palace in Blak Hawk so I'll try to speak with both places in the next few days and see what they can offer. Dostal is a casino with limited room however, I would not recomend it except boose will be cheaper. Crook's has plenty of space, their pizza is good, and it has a real nice bar without blinking lights.

Thanks - I will check out Crook's. I will be up there New Years Day.

JadeRunner
12-20-2009, 09:44 AM
Why don't we go to Beau Jo's and be big boys and just pay our own way? That way all anybody has to plan for is actually making it off the mountain to be able to eat at any pizza place :beer:.

I hear ya. But, I think most people like the idea of a Snow and Pizza Run where the club at least subsidizes the Pizza. I could change it to $5-10 donation per adult to relieve some of the pressure.

Either way I will plan to check out a few places before the Jan meeting so we can discuss it more. At least this year you can count on me managing the costs the best I can based on the # of people that show up. I can't say I did that last year.

RedCreeper
12-21-2009, 02:37 AM
SRT08BUS,
Package was delivered. thanks again. and after my day trip to Utah the truckers will thank you also. did not like my lights in there mirrors. o'well. I like to surprise them with a good holler on the CB. Now can i get them on before the run.......

SRT08BUS
12-21-2009, 09:28 AM
SRT08BUS,
Package was delivered. thanks again. and after my day trip to Utah the truckers will thank you also. did not like my lights in there mirrors. o'well. I like to surprise them with a good holler on the CB. Now can i get them on before the run.......

Good 2 hear, I'll be looking forward to seeing them on, on the run!

RockRunner
12-21-2009, 10:34 AM
If people are looking for chains their are several sets for sale on CL. Just a FYI.

RedCreeper
12-28-2009, 10:13 AM
SRT08BUS thanks again. Well got the lift on and now sit 3 inches higher in the front and 2 in the back. Looks pretty good. Now time to play.

SRT08BUS
12-28-2009, 02:28 PM
Glad I can help. That's how mine was .Once you get a bumper/winch, I'm sure your thinking about one, it should all work it self out. I'm sure this thread could use a pic right now.

Red_Chili
12-28-2009, 03:04 PM
...At least this year you can count on me managing the costs the best I can based on the # of people that show up. I can't say I did that last year.
Oh stop it d00d. You do a FANTASTIC job. Putting these things on is always iterative... we learn, we grow, something else changes, we learn, we grow, repeat until done. LOL

Uncle Ben
12-28-2009, 03:47 PM
Not a lot of ice as of yesterday, chains will not help that much. Drifts are mildly crusted and crystalline so mometum and wheels speed will be your greatest assets and of course the higher your underpinnings are the better your chances. Drifts up towards the top are 3-5+ feet deep and plentiful. Choose your trail breaker well! Still two weeks before the S&P run so a lot can happen to change conditions! The trail should be broke before then but wind can erase tracks overnight. For an example, the large drift at the playground is over 6' tall this year and the crust will not support a person!

RedCreeper
12-28-2009, 03:53 PM
Glad I can help. That's how mine was .Once you get a bumper/winch, I'm sure your thinking about one, it should all work it self out. I'm sure this thread could use a pic right now.

Yeah i know... PICS coming.... tough in a stuffed garage and in the middle of the night. Not sure about a bumper yet. but for now need to put money away.

leiniesred
12-28-2009, 04:56 PM
Things I've learned on snow runs:


If you have street tires on, you probably won't have much fun.

If you don't have tow points front and rear, Rudy will not pull you out. He's tired of wrecking straps.

Aired down means around 10psi, not 20psi.

Tire chains always cut through the crust. Sometimes plain tires will stay on top and do better. Chains are nice on ice however.

Work the wheel. Steer back and forth RAPIDLY to keep your sidewalls biting into fresh stuff and to leave a nice wide path for your rear tires. It might make the difference between makin' it and not.

If you can't crawl it, FLOOR IT!

Don't get get stuck pulling someone out with a strap! You won't be able to unhook the strap under tension.

Don't bother letting the 4wheelers go ahead in the snow. They often can't do any better than the trucks.

Keep your feet dry.

Uncle Ben
12-28-2009, 05:42 PM
Things I've learned on snow runs:


If you have street tires on, you probably won't have much fun.

If you don't have tow points front and rear, Rudy will not pull you out. He's tired of wrecking straps.

Aired down means around 10psi, not 20psi.

Tire chains always cut through the crust. Sometimes plain tires will stay on top and do better. Chains are nice on ice however.

Work the wheel. Steer back and forth RAPIDLY to keep your sidewalls biting into fresh stuff and to leave a nice wide path for your rear tires. It might make the difference between makin' it and not.

If you can't crawl it, FLOOR IT!

Don't get get stuck pulling someone out with a strap! You won't be able to unhook the strap under tension.

Don't bother letting the 4wheelers go ahead in the snow. They often can't do any better than the trucks.

Keep your feet dry.

Better advice is not possible! I will x2 everything that Rudy just stated! :thumb::thumb:

Also....

Bring more water than 1 bottle!

Just because your truck is warm it does not count for warm clothes!

treerootCO
12-28-2009, 06:16 PM
X3 and adding:

Keep your tires straight (hunting for traction wiggle ok).

RockRunner
12-28-2009, 07:40 PM
X4 with an addition, bring several sets of gloves, a shovel and a good attitude, you will be pulling line for yourself or somebody else.

RedCreeper
12-29-2009, 01:51 AM
One thing i would add is momentum is key. Make sure you have the room in front of you to make a run at it. It is easier to start on somewhat stable ground then in the middle where it is deeper.

RedCreeper
12-29-2009, 01:54 AM
I would leave the working of the wheel back and forth to when your not going anywhere or almost stopped. Then you will need to find the traction to keep going forward.

bh4rnnr
12-29-2009, 09:00 AM
Not a lot of ice as of yesterday, chains will not help that much. Drifts are mildly crusted and crystalline so mometum and wheels speed will be your greatest assets and of course the higher your underpinnings are the better your chances. Drifts up towards the top are 3-5+ feet deep and plentiful. Choose your trail breaker well! Still two weeks before the S&P run so a lot can happen to change conditions! The trail should be broke before then but wind can erase tracks overnight. For an example, the large drift at the playground is over 6' tall this year and the crust will not support a person!

was listining to you guys on the way home from the Cabin sunday, sounded like you were having fun:hill:

:beer::beer:

Uncle Ben
12-29-2009, 09:24 AM
I would leave the working of the wheel back and forth to when your not going anywhere or almost stopped. Then you will need to find the traction to keep going forward.

If you spin your tires until you have no more progress you will not be able to back up!

RedCreeper
12-29-2009, 10:40 AM
If you spin your tires until you have no more progress you will not be able to back up!

Very true if you keep spinning. Once you stop forward momentum and try to wiggle it then don't dig down a hole then MOST of the time you can back out and the working the wheel back and forth can help here also. There is no snow to push going backwards since it is all packed under the front. As with all advice it is just that.... advice. Every situation is different and conditions are different also. Then you add the vehickle and what someone does is or does not work for them, wheelbase, weight, width, tire, power and so one is always different. But the one advice that is always a smart one is don't venture out alone. That way if you can't back out then your buddies are there to help. Sorry hate to get chatty it was just me trying to give helpful insight and advice. :thumb::hill::cheers: I will be quiet now.....

Uncle Ben
12-29-2009, 10:43 AM
Very true if you keep spinning. Once you stop forward momentum and try to wiggle it then don't dig down a hole then MOST of the time you can back out and the working the wheel back and forth can help here also. There is no snow to push going backwards since it is all packed under the front. As with all advice it is just that.... advice. Every situation is different and conditions are different also. Then you add the vehickle and what someone does is or does not work for them, wheelbase, weight, width, tire, power and so one is always different. But the one advice that is always a smart one is don't venture out alone. That way if you can't back out then your buddies are there to help. Sorry hate to get chatty it was just me trying to give helpful insight and advice. :thumb::hill::cheers: I will be quiet now.....

:thumb::thumb:

subzali
12-29-2009, 11:13 AM
you guys are making me jealous talking about it because I don't think I'll be able to go :(

Coyote John
12-29-2009, 01:53 PM
Hi all,
Is there going to be space for a few trucks from the Horsetooth 4 Wheelers again this year? I've had a couple guys call and ask me when your trip is going to be. We had a blast last year!

MDH33
12-29-2009, 01:59 PM
you guys are making me jealous talking about it because I don't think I'll be able to go :(

Sounds like this run is going to be too crowded for my liking, so I'm not planning on it either, but if you want to go snowbashing sometime soon, let me know. :thumb:

subzali
12-29-2009, 03:08 PM
we might have to plan something for some time this winter ;)

RedCreeper
12-29-2009, 03:33 PM
Glad I can help. That's how mine was .Once you get a bumper/winch, I'm sure your thinking about one, it should all work it self out. I'm sure this thread could use a pic right now.

may not be the right spot for this but here ya go. PIC is ok for a cell phone. need to clean her up and take some good shots when i have time. i will have to update a personal page also. thanks again. :cheers:

Bruiser
12-29-2009, 06:14 PM
X5 On the advice side, make sure your transfer case is engaged. Damned if that didn't get me last time. Wheels should be locked too, which hasn't happened to me......yet.

SRT08BUS
12-29-2009, 07:48 PM
may not be the right spot for this but here ya go. PIC is ok for a cell phone. need to clean her up and take some good shots when i have time. i will have to update a personal page also. thanks again. :cheers:

Any thread is a good spot to showing off your toy, looks great! Most likely will miss the snow run but look forward to seeing your rig and others in the trip's report section.

JadeRunner
12-29-2009, 08:45 PM
Hi all,
Is there going to be space for a few trucks from the Horsetooth 4 Wheelers again this year? I've had a couple guys call and ask me when your trip is going to be. We had a blast last year!

You guys are always invited and welcome to any of our runs. It was a pleasure running with your crew last year. As long as you don't mind dealing with a large group and uncertain trail conditions.

Perhaps someone else would be willing to setup up another run in January as an option with less rigs. Hint hint.;)

Crash
12-29-2009, 09:12 PM
You guys are always invited and welcome to any of our runs. It was a pleasure running with your crew last year. As long as you don't mind dealing with a large group and uncertain trail conditions.

Perhaps someone else would be willing to setup up another run in January as an option with less rigs. Hint hint.;)

Hint noted.

RedCreeper
12-29-2009, 09:58 PM
Last year around February i think we did a run up Switzerland trail. (my avitar pic) was not many rigs and a blast to watch Marco open up his 60. hint hint

FJ40zen
12-29-2009, 10:18 PM
You guys are always invited and welcome to any of our runs. It was a pleasure running with your crew last year. As long as you don't mind dealing with a large group and uncertain trail conditions.

Perhaps someone else would be willing to setup up another run in January as an option with less rigs. Hint hint.;)


Thanks Scott! I know I also thoroughly enjoyed the run & pizza last year, but will be bowing out this year. I am in the process of executing my plan of some upgrades before spring. Rebuilt 2F is almost ready to fire up, ARB Air Locker next, etc.

Hope you all have a great time! :thumb:

JadeRunner
12-29-2009, 10:25 PM
Thanks Scott! I know I also thoroughly enjoyed the run & pizza last year, but will be bowing out this year. I am in the process of executing my plan of some upgrades before spring. Rebuilt 2F is almost ready to fire up, ARB Air Locker next, etc.

Hope you all have a great time! :thumb:

Good luck on the mods and we hope to see you sometime on another run.

bh4rnnr
12-30-2009, 09:18 AM
Sounds like this run is going to be too crowded for my liking, so I'm not planning on it either, but if you want to go snowbashing sometime soon, let me know. :thumb:

Guess i'm gonna have to ride with Jacket then:rolleyes::hill:

Coyote John
12-30-2009, 09:54 AM
You guys are always invited and welcome to any of our runs. It was a pleasure running with your crew last year. As long as you don't mind dealing with a large group and uncertain trail conditions.

Perhaps someone else would be willing to setup up another run in January as an option with less rigs. Hint hint.;)
I get the hint, maybe we'll do it some other time.

FJBRADY
12-30-2009, 10:11 AM
I get the hint, maybe we'll do it some other time.

No no no that's not what Scott had in mind........you guys are very welcome so come on down!!

What he meant is that there is a stealth snow mission planned...............and ain't talkin, just sayin that's all.

treerootCO
12-30-2009, 10:14 AM
To get in the spirit....one of the pre-runs :D 12/27/09

Click me:
16377 (http://www.root45.com/upload/MVI_2217.MOV)

subzali
12-30-2009, 10:15 AM
Or a run could be planned anytime for people that can't make it or won't make it to the S/P Run...like we did last year (I couldn't make the S/P Run last year but had a free day so planned a run):
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=9072

But come on down if you have the day free! It's always good to meet new folks!

Uncle Ben
12-30-2009, 10:23 AM
To get in the spirit....one of the pre-runs :D 12/27/09

Click me:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=16377&stc=1&d=1262190078 (http://www.root45.com/upload/MVI_2217.MOV)

NICE! What happened right after that drift?

Snowrun
12-30-2009, 10:31 AM
He got stuck in a foot of snow....:D

treerootCO
12-30-2009, 10:35 AM
He got stuck in a foot of snow....:D

Foot! It was more like 2" :hill:

RockRunner
12-30-2009, 11:32 AM
To get in the spirit....one of the pre-runs :D 12/27/09

Click me:
16377 (http://www.root45.com/upload/MVI_2217.MOV)

That snow sounds crunchy as all get out. If I recall right UB said it would not hold a person's weight, am I correct? If so there is going to be a whole lot of winching and strapping going on.

Do you remember what PSI you were running, I did not see much of a "bulge":rolleyes: in your tires?

How far did you guys get? Did you go all the way over to the St. Mary's glacier side? Just wondering how that downhill section is. Bill and I had to winch downhill for most of the way.

Just another reminder for the newbies, remember to air down your tires to at least 12-14# 10 would be even better. You'll float like a butterfly and .........................well you know.

simps80
12-30-2009, 12:44 PM
Foot! It was more like 2" :hill:

Did you at least bring an elf to help dig you out? :lmao: ok sorry snowrun, that wasn't really funny...sorry....:lmao: :lmao: ....sorry

Bruiser
12-30-2009, 12:49 PM
Bad news on the weather side. I spent some time this morning with the weather guy in our office and right now the jet stream is positioned to keep Denver and the mountains short on snow through the middle of Jan. However, maybe that is a good thing. We all know weahter people are wrong so if he says no snow, we should get a ton of snow. Cross your fingers.

treerootCO
12-30-2009, 01:08 PM
I was running 15 in the front and 18 in the rear for a big a$$ 80. The snow is all crystals with a 6" crust. It will not support a person's weight. We made it to the top section where you can go down to Rollins or up Yankee. The venture into the forest wasn't the best choice as the bail out turn around was a wee bit dodgy without a winch.

Snowrun
12-30-2009, 01:12 PM
The snow conditions varied a lot along the trail. We had areas were there was deep powder with no crust and there were also areas were there was a thick crust that you could walk on. Lots of opportunity to use the winch and snatch straps.

Uncle Ben
12-30-2009, 02:00 PM
Conditions are terrible! I wouldn't go up there! :p: Rockrunner, there is no "floating" on crystaline snow that has a soft crust! You power through it and it gets easier for each vehicle behind you, period! I ran 16lbs and broke trail most of the day.

MDH33
12-30-2009, 03:09 PM
I get the hint, maybe we'll do it some other time.

You guys should definitely come down!

I was just saying that I wasn't going to go if there was a big group because I know it makes for a long day, and I can't be incommunicado in the hills for the whole day because my wife is pregnant and getting close to the due date. ;)

JadeRunner
12-30-2009, 04:52 PM
That's right. We hope you join us. I was directing that to other club members to entice them to setup more runs for more options for everyone.

I say if you set the date and time and others will follow. I would be up there every time there was a good fresh snow if I had the time. As long as there are a few good prepared men to strap you back as needed then there is plenty of snow wheelin' fun to be had IMO.

Or a run could be planned anytime for people that can't make it or won't make it to the S/P Run...like we did last year (I couldn't make the S/P Run last year but had a free day so planned a run):
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=9072

But come on down if you have the day free! It's always good to meet new folks!

Mike02
12-30-2009, 08:15 PM
Just moved to CO, just joined rising sun, and would love to attend if you are welcome to out of towners!

jacdaw
12-30-2009, 09:26 PM
Just moved to CO, just joined rising sun, and would love to attend if you are welcome to out of towners!Welcome aboard! You're not an out-of-towner anymore. Come to the meeting next week (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=5765), and after the snow run you can be an official club member as well...assuming you still like us after that.:rolleyes:

RockRunner
12-30-2009, 11:20 PM
UB power through it:o????? Yeah right! I better get some high octane fuel for my little 4banger:p:or bring up the Dodge like Randy did last year.:rolleyes:

Uncle Ben
01-01-2010, 02:27 AM
UB power through it:o????? Yeah right! I better get some high octane fuel for my little 4banger:p:or bring up the Dodge like Randy did last year.:rolleyes:

Yep powa is the key in this kind of snow...

RockRunner
01-01-2010, 02:14 PM
It's going to be an interesting run if we don't get more snow with a little melt before.

RockRunner
01-03-2010, 10:12 PM
Scott any progress on the pizza place? Just curious what the decision is.

coloradobound
01-05-2010, 02:00 AM
Yep powa is the key in this kind of snow...

That's what the blower helped with for me last year. Now I'm on 33's.

FJBRADY
01-05-2010, 09:04 AM
I am getting pretty psyched about this run....can you tell it's the off season and I am itchen for seat time in the 40?

Heater works on your pant leg or if you hold your hands in front of the shifter.

The way I will be dressed for the day, it will look like I am waiting for a bus stop in Northern Canada behind wheel.

RedCreeper
01-05-2010, 10:26 AM
WHAT! is it saturday.... WHEW!!!! Thought i missed it..... Still recovering from the holidays (((rubbing eyes from exhaustion))). Still have time to get things ready.

corsair23
01-05-2010, 11:10 AM
WHAT! is it saturday.... WHEW!!!! Thought i missed it.....

NEXT Saturday, the 16th :)

RedCreeper
01-05-2010, 01:41 PM
NEXT Saturday, the 16th :)

still waking up ty :eek:

like i said still have time to get one thing done for the run.....

Caribou Sandstorm
01-05-2010, 05:55 PM
I am driving in the back of the pack, I have my 32s on for the winter. Put on my 33s last weekend..and got gators at REI today !!!!

JadeRunner
01-05-2010, 11:19 PM
Dostal Alley was the only place I checked out in Central City. Parking would be difficult for our group as well as space inside.

I walked into the pizza place across from Bea Joís and couldnít envision a group of our size fitting in there. I think there was another pizza place there but I didnít have time to check it out. I like the idea of Beau Jo's in terms of a fixed price per person for pizza and pop and our own room (upstairs).

I talked to one of the managers there today (Steve). I hadnít been able to get a hold of the other manager Brian that James (Black Diamond) referred me too. But, I got Steve to commit to 11.00 per person including sodaís. Plus 2.9% tax and 20% gratuity (about 13.50 per person). That does seem a little steep. But, we would have the buffet in our room and could choose an unlimited amount of 3 different kinds of pizza. They would then do separate checks for the salad bar and beer if we wanted.

So 50 people x 8.50=425.00. So I would suggest recommending a donation of 5-10.00 person and raising the approved amount to 400.00 since our club size has grown. I plan to be at the meeting to discuss this.

Maybe next year we can find another suitable place in Central City\Black Hawk or Idaho Springs.


Scott any progress on the pizza place? Just curious what the decision is.

OilHammer
01-08-2010, 12:19 PM
I'm in. Should be fun!

RLMS
01-11-2010, 04:52 PM
Jay and I are going to check this run out with you all!!

RockRunner
01-11-2010, 07:52 PM
Sounds good Scott. I figured all the other places would be small, bummer. Like you said always next year.

RedCreeper
01-12-2010, 01:45 AM
Is it saturday yet????

SRT08BUS
01-12-2010, 03:05 PM
Just picked up some gear, tow straps and such need for the snow run. No chains but I think I'll be fine.

Jacket
01-12-2010, 03:44 PM
I am driving in the back of the pack, I have my 32s on for the winter.

Easily remedied....but I'll hang out back there with you.

Hulk
01-12-2010, 05:28 PM
I'm probably not going to make it. I need to get the supercharger installed this weekend. My next free weekend for wrenching is in March.

Caribou Sandstorm
01-12-2010, 05:35 PM
oh man...I am going to work on you big time tomorrow...You don't need no stinking super charger....

Bruiser
01-12-2010, 10:27 PM
I'd like to ride co-dog with someone. My truck is not a fan of deep snow but I am.

John, if you still need a ride, shotgun just opened up in my 40. The wife decided she does not want to go wheeling in the snow and is going to stick to the summer runs.

Justin

Loki
01-13-2010, 05:49 PM
So I have a basically stock 80 with the Michelin LTX's... worth it to go on this run?

Air Randy
01-13-2010, 05:53 PM
Sure, why not? After all, you need to show off that shiney new bumper now.

corsair23
01-13-2010, 06:44 PM
So I have a basically stock 80 with the Michelin LTX's... worth it to go on this run?

Bring your straps, shackles/d-rings, shovel, etc. and have fun :)

Just make sure you have solidly attached recovery points - 4Runners float but 80s sink :D

Loki
01-13-2010, 07:11 PM
Sure, why not? After all, you need to show off that shiney new bumper now.

That is true :) plus I have fairly stout recovery points now!

TIMZTOY
01-13-2010, 08:26 PM
id love to come and have been planning on it for some time.. but i still dont have my 40 running tip top. but it should be all good friday.. and im going to drive it around town all day friday... Friday the 15th is cindi's birthday.. just thought id post it up since she dosent have a bio.. and i dont have a shouvel or front winch points.. i dont even remember if i have rear winch points.. i havent even see my truck in a month

SRT08BUS
01-13-2010, 08:46 PM
I was at Echo and it looked like Kingston peak had snow, in spots.:(

Old40Dog
01-13-2010, 10:08 PM
I was at Echo and it looked like Kingston peak had snow, in spots.:(

Brandom, Will we see you Saturday?

SRT08BUS
01-13-2010, 10:27 PM
Brandom, Will we see you Saturday?

I'm hoping, if not for the run, for the pizza 4sures.

RockRunner
01-14-2010, 09:10 AM
48 hours and counting...............

rover67
01-14-2010, 09:24 AM
Can't wait!

RedCreeper
01-14-2010, 10:06 AM
WHEW! had a dream it was Sunday the 17th.

On a sad note for me at least it is up in the air for me now. May have a last minute something i have to do on saturday. suckeee

FJBRADY
01-14-2010, 10:17 AM
WHEW! had a dream it was Sunday the 17th.

On a sad note for me at least it is up in the air for me now. May have a last minute something i have to do on saturday. suckeee

Huh :dunno:

Old40Dog
01-14-2010, 02:19 PM
I'm hoping, if not for the run, for the pizza 4sures.

Hope you do make it!

FJBRADY
01-14-2010, 05:51 PM
Hope you do make it!

Hey Dave did you get the 40 fixed? What chu runnin?

bh4rnnr
01-14-2010, 06:06 PM
Looking forward to this run, planning on riding in the front of the pack. You guys better puyt on a good show so I can put that camera to work:thumb::cool:

FJBRADY
01-14-2010, 06:11 PM
You guys better puyt on a good show so I can put that camera to work:thumb::cool:

Planning on it!:perry::photo:

Nay
01-14-2010, 07:27 PM
Can somebody post street directions as you come into Central City off of I-70?

I don't know why I screw up getting up to the cemetery, but it's all too likely to happen...

JadeRunner
01-14-2010, 08:30 PM
Well when you come down into downtown Central City from I70, you take a left at the "T" in the road. I think you go straight thru one stop sign. Glad you can make Nay.

JadeRunner
01-14-2010, 09:37 PM
This is set to be a fun run. Glad to see everyone getting excited about our Annual Snow run.

My gut feeling is that with all the big boys breaking trail, and minimal new snow lately - we will all probably easily make it to the last deep tree section before the top\timberline area. Beyond that, Iím sure the wind will have blown in some giant drifts. Winch points up there are far and few between, which makes it tough, but Iím sure there are a few that will give it a go. We could also have some of the more confident winch equipped rigs pair up and try to explore some of the side roads for added wheeling opportunityís. Just make sure to communicate real well. 146460 and CB channel 4 will be the primary channels for main group communication. Perhaps use another CB channel if you are in a smaller side group during your exploration since the frequencies will get busy.

Also, make sure the guy behind you sees you due to the numerous turns during the first part of the run.

It sure is nice knowing there are so many experienced club members coming. I will appreciate all the help and guidance with the recoveryís and stuff. But mainly with clear communication as to whatís happening as we go. Since they are typically people waiting and wondering whatís going on. Everyone take their time, have fun and listen to others suggestions during your recovery. The common challenge is of course to go fast enough with high enough rpmís to carry though tough sections and yet not get slung into the trees due to the previous guys wild ruts.

I have a had a few guys PM me asking how they can help.

Letís have Rudy and Brady helping line up and pre-stage rigs to head out in the morning. In fact when you first pull into the parking area, park near the west side if you want to be in the first 9am group. In general the larger more built rigs get the privilege of running closer to the front. In my experience is these days, 3\4 of the club members are well built and experienced. So if someone specifically wants to be closer to the front or run with the 9am group them let them (or myself) know.

Letís make Marco tail-tail gunner, communicating when the last man is out.

I will be with the first group heading out to Beau Joís to make sure the Pizza in order. The quickest way out is down to Fall River Rd. via York Gulch Rd. I believe there is a York Gulch Street sign at this intersection on our main road a few miles from the cemetery. This can be an air up spot. From here, you can go back out the way we came via the cemetery or an alternate route out to Central City Parkway by a ghost town that Rudy and others know about. I say this because there are commonly sub groups heading down at different times and some people need to hit their trailer at the cemetery etc.

Here is a vid of me bustin' the drift at the playground a few weeks ago to get you stoked. I probably won't be doing this at the Snaw and Pizza Run. Courtesy TreeRoot's girlfriend.


http://www.root45.com/upload/MVI_2296.MOV

corsair23
01-14-2010, 10:02 PM
Can somebody post street directions as you come into Central City off of I-70?

I don't know why I screw up getting up to the cemetery, but it's all too likely to happen...

Nay,

There are some maps here --> link (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=5429&highlight=snow+pizza)

just pick the correct one :hill:

nakman
01-15-2010, 12:05 AM
Here is a vid of me bustin' the drift at the playground a few weeks ago to get you stoked. I probably won't be doing this at the Snaw and Pizza Run. Courtesy TreeRoot's girlfriend.


http://www.root45.com/upload/MVI_2296.MOV

Sweeeet!!! tore a CV boot, eh? yeah, probably worth it. :D

RedCreeper
01-15-2010, 01:44 AM
Huh :dunno:

Sorry been pretty busy lately and not much sleep. sorry to confuse you steve. Really want to test out the lift and see how far i can get this time.

I am still in so far. Have a last minute detail that may keep me away is what i was talking about.

cant wait. :D

FJBRADY
01-15-2010, 08:05 AM
Sorry been pretty busy lately and not much sleep. sorry to confuse you steve. Really want to test out the lift and see how far i can get this time.

I am still in so far. Have a last minute detail that may keep me away is what i was talking about.

cant wait. :D

No apology necessary:ranger:

JadeRunner
01-15-2010, 08:58 AM
Sweeeet!!! tore a CV boot, eh? yeah, probably worth it. :D

It's not torn. I'm still driving with it. It's all twisted and mangled but still sealed and working. It's original ya know and can't see just throwing it out yet.

RockRunner
01-15-2010, 09:28 AM
24 hours and counting..................:D

Nice video Yoder, how did the sky look :thumb:

RedCreeper
01-15-2010, 10:04 AM
Looks like we are in under one condition...

Mom asked Alexis this morning if she wanted to go and she said...

"I would like to go as long as they don't leave us there stuck like last time."

Hint Hint Steve
:lmao::lmao:

Then she asked if will we do better now we sit higher?"
Kids say the darndest things.

At least she is getting edjumicated

FJBRADY
01-15-2010, 10:13 AM
"I would like to go as long as they don't leave us there stuck like last time."

Hint Hint Steve
:lmao::lmao:



I will be blazing the trail with the front group, with all the rigs on this run tomorrow I am sure you will get plenty of :help:

Uncle Ben
01-15-2010, 10:30 AM
Looks like we are in under one condition...

Mom asked Alexis this morning if she wanted to go and she said...

"I would like to go as long as they don't leave us there stuck like last time."

Hint Hint Steve
:lmao::lmao:

Then she asked if will we do better now we sit higher?"
Kids say the darndest things.

At least she is getting edjumicated

I thought you had a winch on that rig?

RedCreeper
01-15-2010, 03:00 PM
nope just the manual one mounted to the roof rack

RedCreeper
01-15-2010, 03:01 PM
I will be blazing the trail with the front group, with all the rigs on this run tomorrow I am sure you will get plenty of :help:

no worries just messin wit ya

Uncle Ben
01-15-2010, 05:43 PM
nope just the manual one mounted to the roof rack

Bring a shovel! :rolleyes::lmao::lmao:

Hants
01-15-2010, 06:14 PM
Well when you come down into downtown Central City from I70, you take a left at the "T" in the road. I think you go straight thru one stop sign. Glad you can make Nay.

I'll need some help finding the meeting place. Google Maps shows Central City off of the 119? Can you post up a map or GPS coordinates?

Looking forward to my first Snow & Pizza run with the club!

Rock Dog
01-15-2010, 06:15 PM
With all the crap being flung here, we may need the shovel before tomorrow.....:rolleyes:
Bring a shovel! :rolleyes::lmao::lmao:

Rock Dog
01-15-2010, 06:20 PM
Just follow the road up past the opera house out of Central City... you will see a cemetary on your right, and a plethora of landcruisers on your left..... in the parking area...

The Cemetary goes up a hill on the right (east side of the road)....
The road out of Central City heads kind of North West... NOT the road to Nevada ville
....

To get to central city you can take US 6 out of Golden (follow the sign's) or you tcan take the NEW handy dandy highway that leaves I-70 just after the tunnel below Crow hill... if you make it as far as Idahoe Springs, you went too far...

Or just follow all of the landcruisers.....


I'll need some help finding the meeting place. Google Maps shows Central City off of the 119? Can you post up a map or GPS coordinates?

Looking forward to my first Snow & Pizza run with the club!

corsair23
01-15-2010, 06:26 PM
I'll need some help finding the meeting place. Google Maps shows Central City off of the 119? Can you post up a map or GPS coordinates?

See post #142 :)

Hants
01-15-2010, 06:33 PM
See post #142 :)

Thanks!

JadeRunner
01-15-2010, 08:42 PM
I'll need some help finding the meeting place. Google Maps shows Central City off of the 119? Can you post up a map or GPS coordinates?

Looking forward to my first Snow & Pizza run with the club!

We meet at "campground road" on this map. It's much easier to find than the map shows with all the roads listed.

nakman
01-15-2010, 10:25 PM
It's not torn. I'm still driving with it. It's all twisted and mangled but still sealed and working. It's original ya know and can't see just throwing it out yet.

Oh, ok. Not torn, just mangled and twisted. sorry my mistake :rolleyes:

RedCreeper
01-16-2010, 01:23 AM
Bring a shovel! :rolleyes::lmao::lmao:

Always do. Never leave home with out it. I will have two just in case someone needs one. :eek:

I never leave home unprepared.

SRT08BUS
01-16-2010, 08:56 AM
I'll be coming REALLY late:( But at least, I think, I will be able to show up.

Uncle Ben
01-16-2010, 10:39 PM
I had a great day, thank Scott for putting another great one together!:thumb::thumb:

Rock Dog
01-16-2010, 11:26 PM
I second that:cheers: and thanks to everyone for an awsome day... I had a blast wheeling with everyone... What an awsome group !

I had a great day, thank Scott for putting another great one together!:thumb::thumb:

RedCreeper
01-17-2010, 10:29 AM
x3

I second that:cheers: and thanks to everyone for an awsome day... I had a blast wheeling with everyone... What an awsome group !

RockRunner
01-17-2010, 11:12 AM
Great Job Scott!! Had a blast running through the snow and the weather was bueatiful. Could not ask for a better day!!

Hants
01-17-2010, 10:46 PM
Awesome trip!!! Thanks for doing a great job of organizing it, Scott!