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Rezarf
10-31-2011, 02:15 PM
Some of my friends invited me along a trip to White Rim this past weekend. I rode as a sag wagon... I think it is a term for mountain bikers who start to "sag" behind, and they then get picked up in the sag wagon. However, in my case, it was because my rear was saggin' in a the loaded down 40.

I got to drive all day solo, then hang with everyone at night. It was a great trip, lots of time to myself and enough interaction with others to enjoy the weekend.

It was short trip, left friday morning and got home last night. The bikers did the trail in 2 days :eek: There were 13 of us all together! We carried all the gear, food, and :beer: for the trip in my 40 and a taco. It was an easy fun trail with non stop views.

We dropped in at Shafer and camped at Murphy's Campground (one of the best campsites ever IMHO). Then pushed onto Mineral Bottom and then onto I-70! :D

Very cool trip... gotta' get back out there.

FWIW, the :dinosaur: got 14.7mpg on the way there and 14.8mpg on the return with ~100 miles of dirt in between. :thumb:

I'll post up some pics once I resize them.

Drew

subzali
10-31-2011, 02:49 PM
didn't happen. There's no pictures.

Rezarf
10-31-2011, 02:58 PM
Here you go! :D

wesintl
10-31-2011, 03:00 PM
awe.. nice tent

Uncle Ben
10-31-2011, 03:14 PM
awe.. nice tent

:eek:That tent is almost not family forum friendly! :lmao:

subzali
10-31-2011, 06:40 PM
That's pretty good fuel mileage, was that based on your odometer or gps? Weird that it got better fuel economy coming back, since it's pretty much all uphill, though you would have been a little lighter (hopefully) coming back...

:bowdown: :zilla:

Rezarf
10-31-2011, 10:03 PM
That's pretty good fuel mileage, was that based on your odometer or gps? Weird that it got better fuel economy coming back, since it's pretty much all uphill, though you would have been a little lighter (hopefully) coming back...

:bowdown: :zilla:

GPS.

Yeah, it was dead even there and back, I think the west to east route is steeper maybe? At least I was able to take the truck outta' gear and let it coast more on the Vail to Boulder stretch... and it was mo' cooler which might give a little more pop to the old 2F.

I was super stoked to get that kind of fuel mileage. I think with a 5 speed, I could get 18mpg! I might need to look into that verses an 8 cylinder.

Drew

Rezarf
10-31-2011, 10:04 PM
awe.. nice tent

:eek:That tent is almost not family forum friendly! :lmao:

I think I am missing something? :o:confused:

Jacket
10-31-2011, 10:27 PM
Nice! Love that last picture.

Caribou Sandstorm
10-31-2011, 10:46 PM
Your 40 looked so happy!! Like this is where it belonged.. Really Cool..

Rezarf
10-31-2011, 11:10 PM
Your 40 looked so happy!! Like this is where it belonged.. Really Cool..

Thanks man, it was sweet rolling 8 hours out and 7 hours back listening to the rattle of the 2f valve train... with 100 miles of dirt in between, I couldn't be happier.

Funny thing was, nearly every group of riders that past me yelled out "nice 40!" or "sweet FJ!" I was impressed with the MB community and their ability to know it wasn't a jeep.

Uncle Ben
11-01-2011, 12:21 AM
I think I am missing something? :o:confused:

Does your tent smell like fish? :lmao:

subzali
11-01-2011, 08:18 AM
Did you get your winch fixed before you headed out?

Corbet
11-01-2011, 08:51 AM
The White Rim is great. I need to put in for a permit. Its been 15 years since I was on it last.

Rezarf
11-01-2011, 11:16 PM
Did you get your winch fixed before you headed out?

Nope, not yet.

AxleIke
11-02-2011, 10:30 AM
Where is the trailer?

Rezarf
11-02-2011, 06:32 PM
Didn't want to burn the gas to bring out a fancy tent ;)

I wanted to make sure of the terrain before getting into a tight spot with the trailer. I would tow it if I run it again... which I hope to do!

Drew

Corbet
11-02-2011, 06:44 PM
White Rim is definitely trailer compatible.

gr8fulabe
11-02-2011, 11:06 PM
Looks awesome! Where is it, how do you get there & where does it go? Are there maps you can buy for the trails & such?
Thanks,
Abe

Corbet
11-04-2011, 04:42 AM
Looks awesome! Where is it, how do you get there & where does it go? Are there maps you can buy for the trails & such?
Thanks,
Abe

Its a loop around the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park.

Pick up a topo of the park. Many guide books cover it as well. Not a very challenging trail. Just a 100 mile loop of solitude and scenery. Its one of my favorites personally.

coax
11-05-2011, 10:57 AM
Awesome. It's been a while since I've done white rim, but something I'd definitely like to do again. Great photos!

Rezarf
11-07-2011, 08:13 AM
Its a loop around the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park.

Pick up a topo of the park. Many guide books cover it as well. Not a very challenging trail. Just a 100 mile loop of solitude and scenery. Its one of my favorites personally.

Yeah, I gotta do it every few years now. There is something awesome about the desert.

subzali
11-07-2011, 09:00 AM
Yeah, I gotta do it every few years now. There is something awesome about the desert.

Agree. I can't wait to get back out to the desert again.

bh4rnnr
11-07-2011, 10:40 PM
Yeah, I gotta do it every few years now. There is something awesome about the desert.

He:D