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bh4rnnr
04-30-2016, 10:19 PM
Sure, it's a wee bit early. But might as well get the pics started. Did run into Brian this evening while watching the Hot Rods. The last few days have been good for me. MAJORLY needed. A visit first at Jeremiah's shop. A bit of wrenching Friday then onto Moab. Hot Rods today. Was a bit bummed, as this is the first time the Hartman's have not made Moab in 20years. Guess it happens to the best of us.


:beer::beer:

Myredyota
04-30-2016, 10:53 PM
Glad you made it to Moab! Please post more Hot Rod pics! Then of course 4 Wheeling pics!

cruiseroutfit
04-30-2016, 11:56 PM
See you soon!

White Stripe
05-01-2016, 08:25 AM
Weather looks nice, how much cotton is out their this year?

MDH33
05-01-2016, 08:56 AM
Excellent Perry! Glad you dusted off Skelator. :thumb: Did you get the steering squared away?

Probably will pass you on 70 as we'll be arriving in Moab on the 11th.

Romer
05-02-2016, 11:10 AM
Welcome from the back row of slick rock

Romer
05-02-2016, 06:14 PM
Cdan and me on Fins and things

Romer
05-02-2016, 11:09 PM
and Kenny's climb. No relation :D

baja1d
05-02-2016, 11:31 PM
Testing the new Alcans on Steelbender http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160503/303bcfc360c1663527a162519247159e.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160503/25f83d2b897484568e1646bda2270195.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160503/f909624a323b459d79041fbc13869262.jpg


Travis Hurley
www.outerlimitsupply.com

ScaldedDog
05-03-2016, 06:23 AM
Looks great, Travis!

Mark

TheHoneyBadger
05-03-2016, 12:39 PM
Testing the new Alcans on Steelbender Travis Hurley www.outerlimitsupply.com

Dang! That's outrageous! :thumb:

Romer
05-03-2016, 06:45 PM
Dan I did part of White Rim today

nuclearlemon
05-03-2016, 07:09 PM
romer, please keep posting pics since perry went silent and no one else is.

Romer
05-03-2016, 08:20 PM
romer, please keep posting pics since perry went silent and no one else is.

Ige, here is one for you

baja1d
05-03-2016, 08:59 PM
Having a blast! http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160504/e6985de285d3b5d9bf6de345497176b1.jpg

Rising Sun'ers... Don't forget about this: https://m.facebook.com/groups/609787235843692?ref=bookmarks


Travis Hurley
www.outerlimitsupply.com

ZIronPig
05-03-2016, 11:48 PM
Checked in to Slick Rock a little bit ago after two days of wandering in the desert! Spent last night out on Chicken Corners, and ran Dome Today.

Corbet
05-06-2016, 12:15 PM
Much like this Cruiser this thread has been abandoned :confused:

ScaldedDog
05-06-2016, 04:56 PM
I'll play, but have no pics...

Thursday - 16 rigs on Spike, which is way too many, IMHO. Good day, though, and took just over 9 hours from lot to lot. No breaks till the last tough ledge on Gold Bar, and it claimed an 80 CV. Spent a solid hour on that one ledge, though.

Friday - 8 rigs on BTR. Took us awhile to figure out the right line on the first obstacle, but every one driven right up once we did. Had a 40 twist his rear driveshaft 90*, and that cost an hour and a half to get it removed and tow him back to the road leading out. Weather turned nasty and, considering the time, we called it at lone rock and headed out.

Mark

TheHoneyBadger
05-06-2016, 08:39 PM
Everyone is posting stuff on the Facebook accounts for Rising Sun and Cruise Moab Event.

MDH33
05-06-2016, 09:20 PM
Everyone is posting stuff on the Facebook accounts for Rising Sun and Cruise Moab Event.


:gaah:

that sucks.

So, here is another derelict Cruiser photo for this SAD thread (except Ken's awesome shots!):

A little 45 and 55 action!

https://mdhuber.smugmug.com/Landcruisers/FJ45-1/n-ZVvcW/i-KJPgvVh/0/XL/i-KJPgvVh-XL.jpg

TheHoneyBadger
05-06-2016, 10:02 PM
Nah. It just means you guys all need a Facebook account. :thumb:

DanS
05-07-2016, 12:36 AM
Stop whining.

Here's a pic:

46856

Dan

mikeyhcrana
05-07-2016, 08:19 AM
Nah. It just means you guys all need a Facebook account. :thumb:

That is so gey. How Facebook is killing all the forums right now, they're all dying. I'm never getting one.

ScaldedDog
05-07-2016, 09:24 AM
I have an account, but stopped caring what women I didn't know in high school 40 years ago had for breakfast, so I disabled it. I suppose if I could just just it like a glorified Tapatalk, I'd turn it back on.

Mark

Rzeppa
05-07-2016, 04:52 PM
I have an account, but stopped caring what women I didn't know in high school 40 years ago had for breakfast, so I disabled it. I suppose if I could just just it like a glorified Tapatalk, I'd turn it back on.

Mark

I only use mine for my business because every business is supposed to have one - so many people live their entire lives on FB! Some people H8TMud, others like me H8TFB!

Uncle Ben
05-07-2016, 06:56 PM
Sounds like its time to get off the computer and go wheelin!

simps80
05-07-2016, 10:18 PM
46859

46860

46861

46862

46863

46864

simps80
05-07-2016, 10:19 PM
46865

46866

46867

simps80
05-07-2016, 10:27 PM
46868

46869

46870

rover67
05-07-2016, 11:01 PM
25=semi chub

nice.

MDH33
05-08-2016, 08:16 AM
That's more like it!

Did Mike drive the 25 topless to Moab? :)

Rezarf
05-08-2016, 08:18 AM
:gaah:

that sucks.

So, here is another derelict Cruiser photo for this SAD thread (except Ken's awesome shots!):

A little 45 and 55 action!

https://mdhuber.smugmug.com/Landcruisers/FJ45-1/n-ZVvcW/i-KJPgvVh/0/XL/i-KJPgvVh-XL.jpg

I spy a 40 too. :thumb:

Thanks Ken!

J Kimmel
05-08-2016, 09:21 AM
Great pics and that 25 is beautiful

Romer
05-08-2016, 09:28 AM
I got home late last night. This will have to hold you until I get unpacked. Sarah took this of me on the wedge

Snowrun
05-08-2016, 10:48 AM
jyElQmLflS4
:thumb::wrench:

gr8fulabe
05-08-2016, 02:21 PM
jyElQmLflS4
:thumb::wrench:

What trail is this? It looks cool, and even cooler with an fj25 rocking it out there!

Fishy
05-08-2016, 02:28 PM
This pretty much sums up the Kokopelli Expedition this year. Fun was had, food was eaten, carnage was less than last year, the closest rollover that didn't roll happened........ and it was damn good to be back on the trail with friends.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7106/26828964961_64b4b1cb62_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GSMszp)D71_2779 (https://flic.kr/p/GSMszp) by Stan Wright (https://www.flickr.com/photos/134005838@N04/), on Flickr

Great job by the CM staff and volunteers to make this such a great event.

bh4rnnr
05-08-2016, 03:31 PM
Moab seems empty.


A shot from the phone, big pics to come later, from a morning shoot on Fins n Things. Tomorrow the tent comes down and I head south, further into the desert.

:beer::beer:

khouse
05-08-2016, 05:43 PM
A couple of photos from the swell trip and Devil's Racetrack.

khouse
05-08-2016, 05:44 PM
A few more.

Snowrun
05-08-2016, 05:52 PM
What trail is this? It looks cool, and even cooler with an fj25 rocking it out there!

It is on the first section of Hell's Revenge.

Romer
05-08-2016, 06:25 PM
Here is the Thursday Run Christo Led on Hells, I was the Gunner

Christo spotted an 80 on Hells gate. He (driver) didn't go passenger enough as Christo told him. Popped a bead and had to be winched up. Learned how to reset a Bead. Very educational

Then a 40 with huge tires made it look easy

It was nice to have the full Romer Caravan at Cruise Moab again after 7 years

Romer
05-08-2016, 06:28 PM
Friday I led Poison Spider, fun but long trail

Romer
05-08-2016, 06:32 PM
Saturday I led Fins

Stock 200 , new 5th gen and GX460 on the trail. All did well. Also a few 40's, and Fj45, My 200, Sarah's 100, a couple of 3rd Gen 4runners, and FJ and Zack in his mini truck. A good assortment of vehicles. Zack did Kennys Climb open. Nice job!

cbmontgo
05-08-2016, 06:45 PM
Great pics. Can't wait to get back over there.

Romer
05-08-2016, 06:49 PM
a couple of Pics Sarah took of me on Fins

treerootCO
05-08-2016, 08:51 PM
Simps80's 40 looking good in Moab

Click for high resolution:

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46899 (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/treeroot/DSC_6994.jpg)

46900 (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/treeroot/DSC_6989.jpg)

Romer
05-08-2016, 08:52 PM
I recognize the boulder. Is that coming down from Shaffer's trail into Potash road?

treerootCO
05-08-2016, 08:57 PM
I recognize the boulder. Is that coming down from Shaffer's trail into Potash road?

That's the one :)

Rzeppa
05-08-2016, 11:28 PM
Looks like the weather was great! Ken you were supposed to have another 200 on Fins on Sat, and Darren and Justin were supposed to be on that trail. I know from many past events, a lot of plans on who is on what trail get tossed out due to changing circumstances and plans. How was that trail that day?

Fishy
05-09-2016, 12:08 AM
Looks like the weather was great! Ken you were supposed to have another 200 on Fins on Sat, and Darren and Justin were supposed to be on that trail. I know from many past events, a lot of plans on who is on what trail get tossed out due to changing circumstances and plans. How was that trail that day?

Sure missed having you there, Jeff.

Rzeppa
05-09-2016, 12:48 AM
Sure missed having you there, Jeff.

I missed you guys too Stan, this would have been my 17th Cruise Moab. As I have been doing all week, I have been thinking about what I would ordinarily doing at Cruise Moab.

Tonight I would be unloading my rig, and (usually) setting up my tent in the backyard to dry before taking it back down and stowing for next use.

Putting my toothpaste and soap back in the bathroom, throwing my clothes into the laundry, uploading my photos onto my computer, and above all else, greeting my lovely wife.

Since I was here all week for the latter, I can only say that this was a wonderful Mother's Day for her and we had a wonderful family gathering with 3 generations of mothers today.

Crash
05-09-2016, 10:22 AM
I missed you guys too Stan, this would have been my 17th Cruise Moab. As I have been doing all week, I have been thinking about what I would ordinarily doing at Cruise Moab.

Tonight I would be unloading my rig, and (usually) setting up my tent in the backyard to dry before taking it back down and stowing for next use.

Putting my toothpaste and soap back in the bathroom, throwing my clothes into the laundry, uploading my photos onto my computer, and above all else, greeting my lovely wife.

Since I was here all week for the latter, I can only say that this was a wonderful Mother's Day for her and we had a wonderful family gathering with 3 generations of mothers today.

Yes, Jeff, your name was mentioned quite a bit this year - you were missed. As you said about Scott's invitation to his b-day party Saturday night - Lemonade! That goes for the three generations of mothers being together and that you were a part of that. It's all good.

AimCOTaco
05-09-2016, 11:03 AM
I missed you guys too Stan, this would have been my 17th Cruise Moab. As I have been doing all week, I have been thinking about what I would ordinarily doing at Cruise Moab.

Tonight I would be unloading my rig, and (usually) setting up my tent in the backyard to dry before taking it back down and stowing for next use.

Putting my toothpaste and soap back in the bathroom, throwing my clothes into the laundry, uploading my photos onto my computer, and above all else, greeting my lovely wife.

Since I was here all week for the latter, I can only say that this was a wonderful Mother's Day for her and we had a wonderful family gathering with 3 generations of mothers today.

Jeff,
You were both missed and honored at this years event. Many many people asked me about you and offered you their support and kind words. Greg Luer did a very nice job on the mic outlining all you've done for the event all these years and thanking you on the stage which was very well received by the big crowd. The committee members and club members really stepped up BIG time to support you and this wonderful event.

I can't thank everyone enough for all they have done, it was a fantastic event and experience for all involved.

Thank you Jeff, Thank you Committee members, and Thank You Rising Sun!,

Broth9640
05-09-2016, 06:38 PM
Fins and things

Broth9640
05-09-2016, 06:40 PM
2

Broth9640
05-09-2016, 06:41 PM
Group photo

nuclearlemon
05-09-2016, 08:49 PM
nice to see finally getting pictures, but it's not live anymore :(

Townsend
05-09-2016, 11:26 PM
Awesome shot of El Presidente posted on FB.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160510/0435a104f876225e581d0d770c05603b.jpg

Rzeppa
05-09-2016, 11:52 PM
Yes, Jeff, your name was mentioned quite a bit this year - you were missed. As you said about Scott's invitation to his b-day party Saturday night - Lemonade! That goes for the three generations of mothers being together and that you were a part of that. It's all good.

Thank you Steve! That's very thoughtful and much appreciated. As Perry said to me (before I even learned what was going on in my family), he said that Rising Sun is like a family to him, and he was very appreciative of the opportunity to be our event coordinator. You guys are like extended family to me too.

At this evening's Kittredge Civic Association meeting I learned that one our newly-elected board members' father was one of the first Commanders of Rising Sun back in the 1980s. She had just learned that I was a member of Rising Sun and was excited to share that!

Rzeppa
05-10-2016, 12:08 AM
Jeff,
You were both missed and honored at this years event. Many many people asked me about you and offered you their support and kind words. Greg Luer did a very nice job on the mic outlining all you've done for the event all these years and thanking you on the stage which was very well received by the big crowd. The committee members and club members really stepped up BIG time to support you and this wonderful event.

I can't thank everyone enough for all they have done, it was a fantastic event and experience for all involved.

Thank you Jeff, Thank you Committee members, and Thank You Rising Sun!,

Wow, thanks so much Andy! And Greg! And the whole committee. I knew that you guys would step up and the event would go on without a hitch, with or without me. That's the essence of a good team, and you guys (committee and all of Rising Sun) are not just a good team but a great team.

And hats off to our fellow team mates from Wasatch who stepped up in a big way again this year! Kurt, Scott, Ace, Paul, Nate, Adam, you guys always come through and we really appreciate it!

Thanks also to our individual team mates like Jeremiah and Boyd!

aprosise
05-10-2016, 07:39 AM
Heres a couple photos that I took

Crash
05-10-2016, 09:24 AM
This picture of Greg in Little Pepe should be used, somehow, to advertise next year's 20th Anniversary. Having been at the Rubithon 20th, it was impressive for me to see how excited and prepared the hosts were that year. Rising Sun can do it to with people like Greg sharing their enthusiasm with wheelers from around the world.

JadeRunner
05-10-2016, 09:20 PM
Ah man man looks like Sweede put her on it's side in that pot hole on Moab Rim. That's too bad. It's deep. I'm always worried about dropping in there when I'm leading a group thru that section. In fact I think I had most people bypass it last time.

Crash
05-10-2016, 09:36 PM
Talked to Swede that evening and he and Judy were fine, as was his 40. Just a little entertainment for everyone as he was showing how to wash the undercarriage, North Dakota style. That is the Car Wash hot tub, right?

Rzeppa
05-10-2016, 11:56 PM
This picture of Greg in Little Pepe should be used, somehow, to advertise next year's 20th Anniversary. Having been at the Rubithon 20th, it was impressive for me to see how excited and prepared the hosts were that year. Rising Sun can do it to with people like Greg sharing their enthusiasm with wheelers from around the world.

Which picture?

Rzeppa
05-11-2016, 12:08 AM
Looking at the pictures of buttscratcher (leaving either Gold Bar Rim, which we didn't do this year, or exiting Golden Spike, which we did), it looks around the same last time I did it. It is not an easy obstacle. Some years hugging the cliffside on the left is the best line up it, other years going up the right side is better, which looked to be the case this year.

In my 40, I always found that a bit (OK maybe a lot) of skinny pedal got me up that thing, typically middle line. In my HZJ75, I just kind of grunted up it, usually hugging the cliff side on the left. The right side line is steeper and harder, but less chance for body damage. Looks from the pictures that these folks opted for the latter.

aprosise
05-11-2016, 07:27 AM
Looking at the pictures of buttscratcher (leaving either Gold Bar Rim, which we didn't do this year, or exiting Golden Spike, which we did), it looks around the same last time I did it. It is not an easy obstacle. Some years hugging the cliffside on the left is the best line up it, other years going up the right side is better, which looked to be the case this year.

In my 40, I always found that a bit (OK maybe a lot) of skinny pedal got me up that thing, typically middle line. In my HZJ75, I just kind of grunted up it, usually hugging the cliff side on the left. The right side line is steeper and harder, but less chance for body damage. Looks from the pictures that these folks opted for the latter.

Not sure if this will work, but here's a video of my 60 going up butt scratcher. It's also shared on the cruise moab facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/philip.gudlewski/videos/10153606887186616/

I was the third one up it. Mark took the left (Straight up) line and walked right up it. The all-pro tacoma on 42's took the middle right line over the rock and walked up it, I decided to follow him because it looked pretty good. Mark was having the first four trucks in the group get up the features so we could get out of the way for the rest of the group. Following Mark and the All-pro tacoma all day was "confidence inspiring" to say the least. Steve followed me most of the day and we were doing really well. I ended up hitting the perfect line and walking right up it will a little passenger tire wave when my driver rear sunk into the hole. Steve followed my line to a "T" and he had no issues what so ever. A couple people in the group tried to swing wide and take the left line and nobody was successful. From veterans of the trail, many said the hole was much deeper than it ever had been.... heard that a lot this year.

Crash
05-11-2016, 10:02 AM
Which picture?

Post #60. As good of a promo shot for CM as can be imagined. Looks, as usual, as if Greg had hit the car wash halfway through the run :thumb:

treerootCO
05-11-2016, 02:49 PM
Click for high resolution:

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Romer
05-11-2016, 04:20 PM
Looks like a potential Calendar shot

84cruzer
05-11-2016, 07:13 PM
Mega Cruiser on 7 Mile Rim

Fishy
05-11-2016, 08:36 PM
This was after I broke...... Riding shotgun wasn't bad though.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7112/26854586211_e67cef2c2d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GV3LT6)D71_3080 (https://flic.kr/p/GV3LT6) by Stan Wright (https://www.flickr.com/photos/134005838@N04/), on Flickr

Rzeppa
05-11-2016, 10:01 PM
[QUOTE=Fishy;286138]This was after I broke...... Riding shotgun wasn't bad though.

What did you break? Story?

Where was this shot...looks like Hell's?

Fishy
05-12-2016, 12:40 PM
What did you break? Story?

Where was this shot...looks like Hell's?

That shot was Baby Lion's Back. I like going up there for photos every year. Amazing spot.

I broke the ring gear up front on Rose Garden. Long story, but we lost Chris (my gunner and spotter) the day before to a bad brake booster so there was no way he was coming down Rose Garden Hill with us. I didn't have anyone to spot me down the toughest section and my legs were not cooperating as well as I would have hoped. I couldn't power brake or use both feet and I was having a hard time using the brake to control the ATRAC. Just bad luck and a little too jumpy on the throttle when I got stuck. It was really hard for me to feel the pressure on pedal. I'm not nearly as graceful as I used to be.

As you would expect from a group of TLCA members, I was quickly pushed aside to ensure I wasn't doing any of the wrenching. All I had to do was give out some tips on how to get the 100 into 2wd. Consequently enough, another friend was the guy on the Spike run who broke on Butt Scratcher... so I was able to pay it back by helping him get into 2wd before heading back to Denver. (all I did was the cone washers, grease cap and give out some tips)

Of course I'm bummed to have a broken rig, but getting out on the trail under beautiful sunny skies with fantastic folks was exactly what I needed. Sometimes you break stuff, we all know how that goes. I care 10x's less about stuff like that than I used to. I led an amazing trail and got around pretty well for 7 days. Who cares about anything else?

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7570/26905165141_55294ec6b9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GZw1eB)[url=https://flic.kr/p/GZw1eB]

Rzeppa
05-12-2016, 11:57 PM
Wow, cool stories. Didn't you have some issue with your 100 front diff in the past?

That photo is beyond excellent. Lighting, contrast, saturation, composition are all there, but to get that many people to simultaneously have good photogenic posture and expressions is really rare.

bh4rnnr
05-14-2016, 03:38 PM
Mega Cruiser on 7 Mile Rim

Great show Gary!

:beer::beer:

AimCOTaco
05-14-2016, 06:54 PM
Eric on Wipeout Friday.

treerootCO
07-03-2016, 11:27 PM
watch?v=DkpF2SyDX48

SNOWY AUS
02-06-2017, 06:57 PM
prepping for 2017 thought now Im here could post afew up.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff56/assassin_offroad/snowy%20us%2080/11148613_961360067209418_4811808806237045688_n_zpsvbugry57.jpg

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13096069_1161585067186916_3664600227945778901_n.jpg?oh=502049204593447691438301a016eff2&oe=59493E64

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13178818_1164211330257623_3783345430703397224_n.jpg?oh=efdc411906957975c848eea7e2f00c06&oe=59095995