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Hulk
08-10-2006, 09:31 AM
So we've got Jeff leading the scenic drive to Bill Moore Lake, and we have the Homegrown guys doin' a hard core run at Penrose.

I think maybe we need one more "Medium Core" run for the pre-Rally Saturday. Something in between the two, with more wheelin' than Jeff has planned for the Bill Moore trip, and less propensity for breakage than the hard core guys will face.

Suggestions?

Hulk
08-10-2006, 12:04 PM
Looks like the plan is for Red Cone. I'll post up more details tonight. Who's in?

Details below, in post #14. We're meeting at 9:00 a.m. in Bailey. Read below for all the details.

Three Wheel Ben
08-10-2006, 12:27 PM
Looks like the plan is for Red Cone. I'll post up more details tonight. Who's in?

I think I would be in for red cone.

:thumb:

MDH33
08-10-2006, 03:08 PM
Sounds like a fun trail. I'm not so sure my trusty drum brakes would be up for that steeeeep descent though. :eek:

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/87307753-L.jpg

(borrowed pic)

BeatDown84FJ60
08-10-2006, 09:17 PM
Lol the first time I drove that trail I lost my brakes on the way up because my rear springs flexed so well they snapped my extended brakeline in the rear. Still had the fronts but going down that hill the rears would have been nice. I just kept the truck in 1st low and pumped the brakes using as little as possible. I wish I could go, but I havent quite done enough to my cruiser to make it trailable yet, just kind of streetable. I hope you guys have fun, thats one of my favorite trails. Ill be ready for it all next summer though if things go according to plan. Thats where the picture in my avatar is from :thumb:

Red_Chili
08-11-2006, 07:14 AM
I've actually never done Red Cone - in the truck that is.
I took my light Kawasaki KLX300 down it, thinking what's the big deal?
Then I took my very manly (meaning, way heavy) Honda XR650 down it and found out in short order just what the big deal is. Eeek. No stoppie action.

Truck would be fun. I could be down with that. It'll improve my circulation.

enzo
08-11-2006, 08:10 AM
Guys it has been awhile since I have been able to hang out with the cool cats. (kids wife job) seem to get into the way.. If i DONT HAVE KIDS SOCCER.. I am in.


Joe Giulitto
720-231-0851:cheers:

Romer
08-11-2006, 05:07 PM
I think I'd be up for that. That means my house guest would most likely be coming to that as well and probably Rachel

Romer
08-11-2006, 05:10 PM
I know it's Jeeps, but is is a good write-up on the trail:

http://www.mhjcontherocks.com/Community/Trips/307.aspx

nelson
08-12-2006, 02:30 PM
Richard says we're in.

zornff
08-13-2006, 04:29 PM
Are you guys going to hook up and wheel with the PIGS ? I kinda thought swine-o-rama and the rally were as one, so to speak.

Hulk
08-13-2006, 10:08 PM
Dunno. I think they're running a trail down in the Springs on Saturday. We're hoping that many of them will make the Rally on Sunday.

11thcavdrt
08-14-2006, 01:43 AM
[QUOTE=Hulk]So we've got Jeff leading the scenic drive to Bill Moore Lake, and we have the Homegrown guys doin' a hard core run at Penrose.

I think maybe we need one more "Medium Core" run for the pre-Rally Saturday. Something in between the two, with more wheelin' than Jeff has planned for the Bill Moore trip, and less propensity for breakage than the hard core guys will face.

Suggestions?[/QUOTE
__________________________________________________________________
Matt:
Doug tebbe here with the 96 tacoma, never done red cone before sounds like
a good time. any details yet as far where to meet and what time? thxs.
doug
96 tacoma,arb f/bumper,arb r/locker,4 inch lift,32x11.50x15 pro comp mud
terrians,4.88 gears,sliders,downey r/pre-run bumper,headers,gibson exhaust, k-n fpik filter kit:thumb:

Hulk
08-14-2006, 10:35 AM
Meeting time: 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning

Meeting place: Conoco gas station in Bailey at the bottom of Crow Hill. This is the only gas station at the bottom of the hill. It is on the north side of Hwy 285, across from Moore Lumber and the Bailey post office. Address of gas station:
Bailey Self Services (Conoco)
60597 US Highway 285
Bailey, CO 80421
(303) 838-5170
We'll fuel up and leave by 9:30. The town of Webster is about 15 miles west, where we'll turn north on County Rd. 60.

Bring: Food (lunch + snacks), water, recovery gear, spare parts, jackets, all the usual stuff. I highly recommend having a CB radio. If you don't have one, you have 5 days! You can buy a handheld unit as well.

Afternoon: Red Cone ends at Webster Pass. From there, you can head northwest through Montezuma to Keystone, or head back to Hwy 285. We could also head over to Radical Hill (http://www.mhjcontherocks.com/Community/Trips/308.aspx), depending on how big the group is and when we finish.

Hulk
08-14-2006, 10:38 AM
Richard says we're in.

I'll be there in the 40. No wife & kids on this one.

74fj40
08-15-2006, 08:32 PM
yeahhh me my dad and mom will be coming on this one. weve got some friends that might want to come along, they drive a jeep, but is this a possibility? or should we keep this run to rally attenders?

Hulk
08-15-2006, 08:53 PM
Max,

We're usually pretty welcoming to just about anyone. However, I will ask the following:

1. Is the Jeep reliable? If it's a beater, don't bring it. None of us will be carrying spare Jeep parts.

2. Is the driver experienced? If he's a complete newbie, proceed with caution. Red Cone has a serious pucker factor with a very steep descent on shale.

I'm not saying no, but I am asking you to make sure that your Jeep buddy won't be a liability to the group. If he's an experienced driver with a built Jeep, bring him on! If he's a new driver with a 1975 CJ5 with bald street tires, leave him home.

Hulk
08-16-2006, 04:28 PM
THIS JUST IN...

Looks like the FJ Cruiser Trail Team will join us for Red Cone. Cool!

74fj40
08-16-2006, 04:47 PM
Max,

We're usually pretty welcoming to just about anyone. However, I will ask the following:

1. Is the Jeep reliable? If it's a beater, don't bring it. None of us will be carrying spare Jeep parts.

2. Is the driver experienced? If he's a complete newbie, proceed with caution. Red Cone has a serious pucker factor with a very steep descent on shale.

I'm not saying no, but I am asking you to make sure that your Jeep buddy won't be a liability to the group. If he's an experienced driver with a built Jeep, bring him on! If he's a new driver with a 1975 CJ5 with bald street tires, leave him home.

no its a rubicon with goodyear wranglers on them. he is pretty experienced in offroading. not sure if youve heard of the site www.bigoffroad.com his son created that site.

Hulk
08-16-2006, 04:54 PM
Sounds like he knows what he's doing. Bring him along!

74fj40
08-16-2006, 05:03 PM
thanks matt!

bh4rnnr
08-16-2006, 06:37 PM
THIS JUST IN...

Looks like the FJ Cruiser Trail Team will join us for Red Cone. Cool!

Dang, hoped they would join the penrose crew:eek: :hill:

lx450landcrusier
08-16-2006, 07:30 PM
i think the girlfriend and i will try and make this as well. if that alright with you?

mike

Hulk
08-16-2006, 08:30 PM
i think the girlfriend and i will try and make this as well. if that alright with you?
mike

Sounds good. :)

DoughBoy
08-16-2006, 08:53 PM
I'd like to join up with the guys doing red cone if that is all right with everyone. I drive a stock 1993 80 with some mild body damage

nelson
08-16-2006, 09:35 PM
Cross us off the list. Looks like Richard has a good friend visiting us on Saturday. He's in Loveland from Chicago on business and it's the only day to see him. BUMMER! I wanted to see the FJ Cruisers Wheel!


Have fun and stay safe.

Carrie

Hulk
08-16-2006, 09:40 PM
Carrie, you can drive... :)

DoughBoy, we'll see you at the meeting spot.

nelson
08-16-2006, 09:46 PM
Carrie, you can drive... :)

DoughBoy, we'll see you at the meeting spot.

That's what Richard just said. That "rocky ascent" looks a little intimidating to me and this is not the wheeling truck I am used to by any means. I don't want to be the one to put a dent in the LX first! We did give it a little ride height adjustment a few weeks ago- gained 1 3/4 inches! Also got a CB hooked up the weekend after the Ghost Town run- better late than never.

Oh well, maybe if my jitters wear off I might be there, but don't wait on me. ;)

C

Romer
08-16-2006, 09:57 PM
Matt, Rachel says she needs to be homw by 4. I am guessing that means she won't be able to make the run. What do you think?

Three Wheel Ben
08-16-2006, 10:08 PM
I'm in see you at the meeting spot

Hulk
08-17-2006, 01:22 AM
Matt, Rachel says she needs to be homw by 4. I am guessing that means she won't be able to make the run. What do you think?

Might be tight, depending on how big the group gets and how slow we go. Charles Wells' book estimates 3.5 hours. I figure we'll be on the trail by 10:30 at the latest after airing down, since we'll leave the Bailey gas station at 9:30. That could mean finishing by 2:00. Maybe. No guarantees. And if someone breaks, we'll fix 'em on the trail, same as always. So it could be later and probably will be.

Uncle Ben
08-17-2006, 07:35 AM
THIS JUST IN...

Looks like the FJ Cruiser Trail Team will join us for Red Cone. Cool!

It will be the West Coast team. Robbie and Chris are both on a short but well needed vacation. :thumb:

nuclearlemon
08-17-2006, 11:00 PM
is anybody running red cone from a northern or central denver location? i've got friends from out of town that will be taking my 60 on the run, but i won't be going as mike and are will be ironing out final details for the rally. i'm looking for someone to caravan with my friends to the meeting place.

Red_Chili
08-18-2006, 07:31 AM
Chance of rain 40% (pretty high for CO). Rainy in the morning, clearing, then thundershowers. I would say the timing is pretty good for expected conditions, as later in the day up top on Red Cone could get a little interesting.

Does a 4Runner with a soft top have sufficient topside metal structure to still act as a Faraday cage? Hmmmmm?

Buh..ZOTT!

Red_Chili
08-18-2006, 07:37 AM
Sounds like a fun trail. I'm not so sure my trusty drum brakes would be up for that steeeeep descent though. !:eek:

Brakes aren't the hot setup. Gears are. Too much brake, the rear unloads anyway. You definitely do NOT want the rear to try to pass the front. That would be a nasty off-camber.

sno bored
08-18-2006, 11:36 AM
I'm planning on making the run. I'll see you guys in the morning.

teamextreme
08-18-2006, 05:16 PM
I'm going to try to make it as well.

11thcavdrt
08-18-2006, 10:06 PM
Matt/hulk:
doug tebbe here,96 tacoma, i have some health issues iam dealing with this
past week or so(lingering problems from time in military/viet-nam)
not sure if i can make the red cone run or the ralley on sunday. these problems come and go,some times they will last only a few days,other times
they can really drag on! if had to make a decision tonight,it would be no,but
iam going to wait till tomorrow morning to see how iam feeling! iam loooking
forward to the run,never done red cone before or seen the fj team in
action,anyway just wanted to let some one know,hope to see you in the
morning!

doug tebbe/96m tacoma