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Caribou Sandstorm
06-15-2010, 12:27 PM
For those interested in the club..

The 4th annual Ouray FJSummit is scheduled for July 21-July 24.

This is a super fun event for all things FJCruiser and a few other Toyota 4x4 type vehicles usually show up. You do not have to have a FJC to attend.

Stock FJCs can handle the rugged trails associated with this event, because all but one are fire roads. Black Bear is usually just openned by the time this event begins.

This is a beautiful time of year to visit Ouray/Telluride and will give you the opportunity to see multiple inner fender apron bulges and some manly FJCs....

I just registered, 175.00 for the entire family, gets us 3 trails, 1- t-shirt, 4 meals, grille badge, and other cool shwag..

The raffle is really good, TRD will be there, usually Demello off-road, All Pro and Mark from Metal tech. Vendors are set up everyday around the big tent at the Best Western parking lot.

This event is done really well. I would encourage any past or present Cruise Moab committee members to at least stop by and visit, say hi to the vendors and see the event for yourself.

I was asked by the TLCA folks to hang out a bit an represent TLCA during the event. So I could use help, manning the TLCA booth.

http://fjsummit.org/

Hulk
06-15-2010, 02:53 PM
You do not have to have a FJC to attend.


Sweet! Honda Minivans unite! :D

corsair23
06-15-2010, 03:36 PM
You do not have to have a FJC to attend.

That's probably a good thing...Doesn't seem to be many left :eek: :hill:

Caribou Sandstorm
06-15-2010, 04:50 PM
PICS from past Summit..

http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-Summit-2008/july-2008-047/337354751_HinNi-M.jpg

http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-Summit-2008/july-2008-050/337354850_J3K6E-M.jpg

http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-Summit-2008/july-2008-018/337352219_Uf3rP-M-2.jpg

http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-Summit-2008/july-2008-066/337351798_g5mBt-M.jpg

http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-Summit-2008/DSCF2168/337353083_E8rDr-M.jpg

http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-Summit-2008/DSCF2187/337350944_bxGdF-M.jpg

SRT08BUS
06-18-2010, 09:10 AM
I think this is going to be a yes, but that means I will most likely be backing out of some runs as well as CM2011.... but I guess that won't matter since the locker rule will sideline me for that event anyway.

DaveInDenver
06-18-2010, 09:43 AM
That's probably a good thing...Doesn't seem to be many left :eek: :hill:
Yeah, probably down to only 149,527 left.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_FJ_Cruiser#Sales

FJBRADY
06-18-2010, 09:47 AM
That does look like fun!

RedCreeper
06-18-2010, 10:00 AM
Love the IH... Need to send that to the other turn coat in the family..... The flowers just may turn him away from them..... NOT!

RedCreeper
06-18-2010, 10:00 AM
He would enjoy them
shhhh

SRT08BUS
06-18-2010, 10:09 AM
I was given the go ahead:D

Shark Bait
06-18-2010, 04:32 PM
Cool. I still want to go. What are you guys doing for lodging?

Caribou Sandstorm
06-24-2010, 03:11 PM
Big news!

"Mr. Akio Nishimura - Chief Engineer FJ Cruiser, Tacoma, and 4Runner from Toyota Japan will be attending the FJ Summit this year! He has been the Chief Engineer of the FJ since it's first running."

Pulled from the FJC forums FJ Summit thread, Pretty cool

I am going to have him sign my inner fen.....door panel....

wesintl
06-24-2010, 03:37 PM
That's pretty cool..:D get him to sign your bulging fender :eek:

Caribou Sandstorm
06-25-2010, 08:15 AM
Actually, I am going to ask about the potential to bring the diesel LandCruiser 70 series to the U.S. from Austraila. They are going to bring the FJCruiser to Australia, so I am thinking they can just fill the empty boat up with 70's rigs and then float on up to the U.S.

Only problem is they are right hand steering wheel..

I just paid off the FJCruiser yesterday and that is feeling pretty good but I would trade it in, in a heart beat for a 70 series wagon...

FJBRADY
06-25-2010, 08:33 AM
Only problem is they are right hand steering wheel..

I just paid off the FJCruiser yesterday

Just make sure the steering wheel is leather. ;)

Congrats on the payoff!

Caribou Sandstorm
06-25-2010, 09:00 AM
Good point almost forgot about the leather steering wheel.

Yep wanted to go directly to the Pop-up camper dealer and throw down but my financial advisor, informed me that would be bad for me at this time...

Who knows, maybe by the end of the month something might follow me home, fingers crossed.

Jacket
06-25-2010, 09:23 AM
but my financial advisor,


:Princess: ?

corsair23
06-25-2010, 10:10 AM
Might want to wait till later this fall at this point and see if you can't find some screaming deal on an outgoing model :thumb:

Have you found a pop-up camper to drag around for a bit to see how the FJC does pulling one? We'll have ours out for trips in July and again in August if you want to swing by and take it for a "spin" :)

SRT08BUS
06-25-2010, 12:41 PM
I just paid off the FJCruiser yesterday and that is feeling pretty good but I would trade it in, in a heart beat for a 70 series wagon...

:thumb::thumb::thumb:, I'm just under the halfway on mine but plan on having it paid off by 2012 a year early. If you do sell it let me know, Keryn said she might want to grab on more at the end of the year if things play out the way we are trying to get it to.....Come on lotto jackpot, COME ON!!!

And I'm most likely out of this one but might go down for a day or two to maybe help you out with the TLCA table if you need some.

SRT08BUS
06-25-2010, 03:49 PM
I have a open set if someone wants to go, you'll have to pay the registration for passengers fee, but I'm going:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:hill::thumb::thumb::thumb::cheer::cheer::cheer::cheer:


Now what trails should I take?

corsair23
06-25-2010, 04:43 PM
Now what trails should I take?

The ones that you have to drive slow on :hill:

SRT08BUS
06-25-2010, 08:02 PM
The ones that you have to drive slow on :hill:

Well I hope these are the one's!:D

Thursday- California/ Corkscrew Photo trail 9:30AM
Friday- Alpine Loop 7:00AM
Saturday- Imogene Pass to Ophir Pass 8:30AM

I was thinking about going down on Wednesday and camping some where close to the Red mountain trail, I wanna see red mountain at dusk.....as for the rest of the rally I'll be big pimping in the Best Western

Caribou Sandstorm
06-25-2010, 09:04 PM
I am leading Black Bear on Saturday, 8:30 Am run..Should be fun

I will see you on Cali/Corkscrew but I leave on that one at the crack, 7:00Am

You will have a blast and it will be great to have your help in the booth. Thanks!

SRT08BUS
06-25-2010, 10:06 PM
I am leading Black Bear on Saturday, 8:30 Am run..Should be fun

I will see you on Cali/Corkscrew but I leave on that one at the crack, 7:00Am

You will have a blast and it will be great to have your help in the booth. Thanks!

I wanted to do Black Bear really bad but felt it would be best to wait for another time as my tires will be mid way shot at that time and with no locker and half of the skids that I want. I needed time to check in on Thursday so I went with the later run, I tend to be a early bird but I need to change my Friday one since I have to move to another room that morning:( I'm so going to need this after working these next few weeks:D

SRT08BUS
06-25-2010, 10:19 PM
Thursday- California/ Corkscrew Photo trail 9:30AM
Friday- Imogene Pass to Ophir 7:00AMM
Saturday- Alpine Loop Pass 8:00AM

The new game plan, and I'm glad to help out.

Caribou Sandstorm
06-26-2010, 07:23 AM
That is a good set of runs, the Alpine loop is a long day but will be fun.

Your tires, rig are fine for Black Bear, it is an access road, any all wheel drive vehicle can do it. Probably some Front wheel drive only also.

The only thing that grabs your attention is the approach to the switch backs as you drop into Telluride.

If you want you can always try to switch trails when you get there or if it is possible to switch on line and you really want to do it.

ttubb
07-12-2010, 09:02 AM
Well, we just registered for the FJ Summit. My wife, Jo, and I will be staying at the Ouray RV Park just north of town. We will be driving her stock FJC (could not get her to drive the 40 over to Ouray). Here are the trails we signed up for. Terry


Thursday: Alpine Loop (Engineer and Cinnamon Passes) at: 8:30 AM
Friday: Mining/History Tour at: 8:00 AM
Saturday: Black Bear Pass to Ophir Pass at: 8:30 AM

Caribou Sandstorm
07-12-2010, 09:52 AM
Alright Terry!

Going to be super fun.