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nakman
12-21-2011, 12:22 PM
You knew it was coming.. with the recent wave of 100 series acquisitions we've come to a time where these trucks need their own run. Maybe it's to show off, perhaps commiserate with other 100 series owners, make jokes at :kevin:'s expense, or just get together. So today I'm happy to declare the first 100 series run.

Oh, and I hereby relinquish ownership to all future 80 series-only runs, including the "Ladies in 80'sŪ" nomenclature. Someone else is welcome (and encouraged) to run with that one in the future.

So here's the skinny, for the not-so-skinny hundreds:

Date: January 28th, 2012. This is the weekend before the Super Bowl.

Location: "the geocut." Morrison Road and I-70, NW corner. That's the parking area up on the hill, closest to the gas station. If you're coming up from Denver you get off, turn right, then across the road to an immediate left- you'll be able to see the group ahead of you as you exit the highway.

Time: 8:00am. We'll try to leave shortly thereafter.

The run, part 1: I-70 to Georgetown, followed by breakfast. Yup, beyond some snow on Floyd Hill, that's about all the "wheeling" I have in store for this group. Now some may think that's a knock on the 100's off road capability. On the contrary, it's an accolade to the elegant yet reserved capability of the vehicle, and the fact that it doesn't need to prove its worth at every given opportunity.

Breakfast location (subject to change, open to suggestions)

The Happy Cooker (http://www.yelp.com/biz/happy-cooker-georgetown)
412 6
Georgetown, CO 80444
(303) 569-3166

The run, part 2: Argentine Pass. Yes, it'll be full of snow, probably blocked in with a big snow bank, impassible with vehicles. It's at this trail head that we'll line up our vehicles, then dispatch for a morning of hiking, snow shoeing, and sledding. So be sure to bring your happy dogs, and make sure the kids are on leashes and don't bite. How far up you go, how long you go for, etc., is entirely up to you. I think for our family we'll have a big toboggan and a sled, with the intent of dragging it all uphill as far as we can stand, then all sliding back down together. I could probably toss on a small stove for some fresh warm drinks further up...

Who's invited: Everyone. This is not exclusive to 100 series, but it's my hope the 100's make a strong showing here. I put this out as a 100 run as much for the joy of the ensuing banter as anything. But as you know 100 series owners are an inclusive bunch, so you could drive whatever you wanted on this one, it's unlikely we'll leave pavement.

So if you're a 100 owner, 100-friendly, or 100-curious, here's a great way to interact with other 100 series vehicles and owners. And if you just want to have breakfast and talk about tires then go snow shoeing, sounds good.

treerootCO
12-21-2011, 12:26 PM
Can I bring my 200?

nakman
12-21-2011, 12:31 PM
You bet! or a 40, or better yet 45lv.. :bolt:

subzali
12-21-2011, 01:15 PM
Mammoth Parking lot BTW Tim...:thumb:

art hog
12-21-2011, 01:27 PM
Can we stop at the outlet mall in Frisco?

Uncle Ben
12-21-2011, 03:53 PM
Gee I don't get it.....why do the Hundy guys have all the fun? ;):dunno::banghead::gaah::doh::lmao::lmao:

Air Randy
12-21-2011, 04:25 PM
This run would be a good place to hand out the rainbow decals for all the 100's. :D

nakman
12-21-2011, 04:28 PM
Gee I don't get it.....why do the Hundy guys have all the fun? ;):dunno::banghead::gaah::doh::lmao::lmao:


This run would be a good place to hand out the rainbow decals for all the 100's. :D

Cool, glad you guys are interested! see you then :D

wesintl
12-21-2011, 04:28 PM
Sounds like a trip to Snooze for breakfast and shopping at cherry creek mall. Why you meetin all the way at the geo cut? lol

AxleIke
12-21-2011, 05:32 PM
Perhaps we need to organize a NON-Luxury run, for those of us with more modestly price vehicles. I wouldn't mind getting some snow on my truck's new shoes.

nakman
12-21-2011, 06:03 PM
Perhaps I need to organize a run...

Great idea, go for it!

60wag
12-21-2011, 07:19 PM
So if someone shows up with say a 60, and someone else has a 40, that's kinda like a 100 right? Or how about a 75 and a 25? Or a 55 and a 45? I just don't know how to make an 80 come up even.

Sounds like a fun run, I'll put it on the calendar.

farnhamstj
12-21-2011, 07:42 PM
Perhaps we need to organize a NON-Luxury run, for those of us with more modestly price vehicles. I wouldn't mind getting some snow on my truck's new shoes.

There is a 40's only run. Oh wait, those cost more than 100 series.

Tim, We're in. We'll meet you in Georgetown. What are the "rules" about driving on the lake?

Snowrun
12-21-2011, 09:49 PM
Should we ready the 80's for a rescue mission?:D

Uncle Ben
12-21-2011, 09:54 PM
Should we ready the 80's for a rescue mission?:D

Naw.....to much pavement!

nakman
12-22-2011, 12:05 AM
...We'll meet you in Georgetown. What are the "rules" about driving on the lake?

Ooooo, that's an interesting twist. Apparently you could drive a Jeep on there on December 30th.. http://plancast.com/p/8fog/ice-jeepin-georgetown-lake

But there's a race on January 28th, and it looks like we could register in the "street stock" class.


This class was designed for novice drivers. Vehicles are "stock" which means they're street legal and not designed/set-up for ice racing. Bare Rubber tires must be also be stock and not designed for ice driving. If you have ice tires that are unstuddable (ie, most Blizzaks, Nokkians, soft rubber compound) you will be placed into Pro Street Bare Rubber. Helmets are not required in this bare rubber class. Studded tires must be factory made tires. Helmets will be required in the studded tire class.

http://www.ourgangiceracing.com/Schedule.html
http://www.ourgangiceracing.com/Qdiv.html

Looks like it costs $25 for tech inspection and registration, and we'd need to bump up the start time a little, to get to Georgetown by 8:00.

What a cool idea.. I smell a competition brewing here too. Hmm I wonder which truck can post the best lap time, the 100 series, or the super charged 80? ... :cool:

Caribou Sandstorm
12-22-2011, 12:13 AM
Man Tim, your event planning is second to none! Hope to have lift and tires by then.

nakman
12-22-2011, 10:02 AM
Man Tim, your event planning is second to none! Hope to have lift and tires by then.

Well I can't take credit for the ice racing, that was Farham's idea I just did a little more research afterwards... however if I were a mod over here I'd augment the thread title to also include "RS Ice Racing Challenge.." as I could see that even superseding a few of 100 folks having breakfast. I do still want to go snow shoeing later, as my family wouldn't likely tolerate standing on the side of a frozen lake for more than an hour or so..

But as long as a group goes out on the same day to enjoy their vehicles and each other that's all any of this is about. I'd love to see some RS members on ice! Oooo, there's a thread title.. :lmao:

FJBRADY
12-22-2011, 10:38 AM
Looks like I can bring the Tundra.....it's like a Hundo with a pick up bed, FJ 145?:guapo:

cbmontgo
12-22-2011, 05:25 PM
Subscribed. Might try to make this one.

nattybumppo
12-22-2011, 07:42 PM
So if someone shows up with say a 60, and someone else has a 40, that's kinda like a 100 right? Or how about a 75 and a 25? Or a 55 and a 45? I just don't know how to make an 80 come up even.

Sounds like a fun run, I'll put it on the calendar.

How about an 80 towing a trailer made from the back half of a 40?

1loudLX
12-24-2011, 08:47 PM
A "100 series run" to get breakfast in Georgetown? I'd be offended if I hadn't participated in a proper one, that included challenges. Sounds like it turned for the better with the ice racing challenge. Hopefully you guys can keep Chris out of the lake. I cant afford to have mine totaled if it fell through, but I'll watch.

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/jonharis/2011%20San%20Juan%20100s/SanJuan100s2011JH330.jpg
http://forum.ih8mud.com/trails-events-expeditions/492905-100-series-meet-2011-san-juan-mountains-co.html

fubuki
12-25-2011, 08:37 AM
http://i.imgur.com/WdvwY.gif

:thumb:

Hulk
12-29-2011, 12:26 PM
however if I were a mod over here I'd augment the thread title to also include "RS Ice Racing Challenge.."

'Tis done. :thumb:

subzali
01-05-2012, 08:44 AM
Tim,

A couple thoughts for you:
A couple years ago I went up to Argentine in the winter (in February) and was able to access the trail.

Snow Run Investigation 2/17/2008 (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=6197&page=2)

Guanella Pass Road is closed at the Naylor Lake/Silver Dollar Lake turnoff:
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=8099&stc=1&d=1204600539

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=8101&stc=1&d=1204600744

This is about as far as I was able to get up Argentine, aired down to about 12 psi:
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=8102&stc=1&d=1204600744

As you can see this is only about 100 yards along the trail.
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=8103&stc=1&d=1204600744

A month ago when some of us went up there it looked like there was a well-travelled cross-country ski/snowshoe track on Argentine. Be very wary of the trees, especially with the dogs and kids around.

As you can see in the thread above, the Saxon Mountain area can also be accessed in winter(I was told the gate rarely, if ever, gets closed) and could be a good alternate location for walking/driving.

:thumb:

nakman
01-05-2012, 09:43 AM
Cool, thanks Matt. We'll see how it goes.. if there's access then we'll wheel up as far as we can safely get. If it's snowy, then hopefully there's enough access for everyone to park & hike, who wants to. In any case, will be cool to get up there to play no matter what we'll have some sort of fun adventure.

jonharis
01-09-2012, 02:27 PM
A "100 series run" to get breakfast in Georgetown? I'd be offended if I hadn't participated in a proper one, that included challenges.

FYI-
The planning for the second annual "100s in the Hills" will begin shortly.Keep your eyes posted on Mud.


I will be in Steamboat that weekend. I'm going to see what I can do if anything to move my schedule around to be there. It would be cool to meet up with you guys.

fubuki
01-10-2012, 06:09 AM
FYI-
The planning for the second annual "100s in the Hills" will begin shortly.Keep your eyes posted on Mud.


:thumb:

cajunrock
01-15-2012, 01:18 PM
:oHate to be the knob!! but where is the I-70 and Morrison "geocut" exit??:(

I first thought is was the E-470 & Morrison exit but I am dazed & "corn-fuzed"


Besides the fact that it has been MONTHS since my last run or meeting... I would still like to show up and play.

1999 stock 100 with 18" tundra steelies and 285/65/18 BFG A/T's
New to the fleet; 1977 FJ40 well built by PO.
05' Sienna AWD for the wife, safety first!!

Uncle Ben
01-15-2012, 01:23 PM
:oHate to be the knob!! but where is the I-70 and Morrison "geocut" exit??:(

I first thought is was the E-470 & Morrison exit but I am dazed & "corn-fuzed"



You cannot miss the geo-cut!
http://www.geosociety.org/graphics/10denver/ft/pics/413b-3.jpg

nakman
01-15-2012, 02:25 PM
Thanks :kevin:! yeah I think geocut may be a Rising Sun term.. but I-70 and Morrison Road.. west one hill from Colfax & 6th avenue on I-70.

cajunrock
01-15-2012, 04:01 PM
Thank you for clearing that up for me!:doh: Isn't that an RTD park-n-ride area?

Driving up from the Parker area

nakman
01-15-2012, 04:31 PM
Thank you for clearing that up for me!:doh: Isn't that an RTD park-n-ride area?

Driving up from the Parker area

I think so- take C4 all the way around past Morrison to I-70, then take I-70 up the hill and it's your first exit on the right. Turn right, then left, go uphill some more on the frontage road. Then left into the parking lot- it's the lot you'll see dead ahead, just as you exit I-70.

Caribou Sandstorm
01-15-2012, 09:02 PM
Do I need to install my lift before this Starbucks/Mall run???

No Ice for me there is water under that ice...I have water crossing phobia..

surffj62
01-17-2012, 07:42 PM
How would a stock 100 with almost new Michelin LTX m/s fair on this run? We are going to the mall right?

Air Randy
01-17-2012, 09:10 PM
The town of Georgetown monitors the thickness of the ice and closes the lake if it isn't safe for vehicles. I'm taking the 911 to an ice racing event there this coming Saturday. It will be interesting to see how a rear engine/rear wheel drive vehicle does with snow tires.

nakman
01-20-2012, 03:02 PM
Cool, keep us posted on the conditions Randy! And a reminder this "run" is open invitation to come out and meet some people, with three events, all optional:

1. Watch ice racing.
2. eat breakfast.
3. explore Argentine in the winter.