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Hulk
01-04-2007, 07:57 PM
BLOW OFF WORK AND GO WHEELIN' RUN (7th annual)
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Meeting time: 1:30 p.m. Depart @ 2:00 p.m.

Since the RS meeting will be moved a week later because of the July 4th holiday, and since the Ghost Town Run is scheduled for the July 21st weekend, I am moving the annual Blow Off Work and Go Wheelin' run to late June -- we'll get a few extra minutes of daylight that way as an added bonus.

Meeting place: the new King Soopers Shopping Center
This is just off Hwy 285, a block east of where Coney Island was previously located.
KING SOOPERS
25637 CONIFER ROAD
CONIFER, CO 80433
Store Phone: 303-816-4960

Post-run pizza:
Crossroads Restaurant
16 Mt. Evans Blvd. (US-285/Pine Jct., the only stoplight on US-285.)
Pine, CO 80470
303-838-5558

What time we get to the pizza joint depends on how many people show up for the run, etc. I hope to be there by 7:30 p.m.

Homegrown
01-05-2007, 09:26 AM
were do you guys usually go on this run?

Romer
01-05-2007, 09:33 AM
Slaughterhouse Gulch

Hulk
01-05-2007, 10:36 AM
were do you guys usually go on this run?

It would be yawnsville for you guys. :rolleyes:

Homegrown
01-05-2007, 11:12 AM
i might have to try and make that one. i have a 2000 4runner with an ome lift on it and 33's. and have ran slaughterhouse a few times.
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5d620b3127cce931c5f66b82500000016108BZtmTNm0ai

thanks tj

coloradocarlisle
01-27-2007, 04:11 PM
I would like to go but Im a newby. I have a 2000 LC 1000 pretty much stock 265 BFG AT/KO's. No lift, no sliders, . I have done some 4 wheeling and want to do more. I have been riding dirtbikes for 27 years and always see rigs on the trail and want to get into this a bit and learn from those that know what they are doing. Would my rig be capable of this trail. I would like to meet some other wheelers in the area to do some day trips with

Hulk
01-28-2007, 12:36 AM
I think you'd be fine on this trail. I'm assuming you have a 100 series Land Cruiser.

coloradocarlisle
01-28-2007, 08:57 AM
Yes a 100 seriers , and I think I had too much coffee when I put 1000. I also own a 97 LX450 but promised the wife any wheeling would be in the 100 series, and in the past I have owned a 73 FJ40. I dont want to make it sound like I have not done any 4 wheeling, I have probally done more than most but compared to the people on this board its nothing...Most all of my time has been spent on two wheels however I have a family now and would like to be able to enjoy the outdoors with them as well.

I will plan on going if thats OK. I do have recovery gear, high lifts, shovels, straps, chains, and some other stuff. Now I cant wait!

Looking forward to meeting those that will go

Red_Chili
01-29-2007, 08:19 AM
You will be absolutely fine and be most welcome!

Romer
02-09-2007, 03:59 PM
Damn, this is one of my favorite runs and you scheduled it when I am in Italy :D

Isn't this real close to the fathers day run?

Hulk
02-09-2007, 04:14 PM
Father's Day is June 17. Run scheduling is tricky in July, since our RS meeting will be a week late (July 4th is a Wednesday) and the Ghost Town Run is scheduled for the same month. June 27 was the best option.

coloradocarlisle
02-13-2007, 10:37 PM
Not that it matters but my wife now has the 100 and I have the 97 LX 450,so I will still be on this run but it will be in my LX 450.

Cant wait

Rock Dog
02-24-2007, 02:50 AM
And for anyone that cannot get off work early, you can come baja the trail backwards with me to catch the group!! It's becoming an annual ritual :D

FrĪsT
05-09-2007, 05:14 PM
You can count me in on this run. It is always a good idea to bug out of work early to run a trail :)

Jacket
06-11-2007, 02:11 PM
I'm in on this one. Wheelin' during the week is one of life's great and simple pleasures.....

In some odd twist of irony, June 27th is also bike to work day (big stuff up here in the Boulder area). I think I should get extra credit for choosing to skip work instead and hit the trails.....

nakman
06-11-2007, 02:55 PM
Well I rode my bike to work today, so I think that means I can drive on BTWD.. the two balance out?

So Matt are we still doing Slaughterhouse? Or somewhere else?

Hulk
06-11-2007, 06:46 PM
At the moment, Slaughterhouse is still open. As long as it's open, we'll run it. Who knows -- it might be our swan song on this trail for the B.O.W.A.G.W.R.

Jacket
06-11-2007, 11:44 PM
^Also will be my first run with Rising Sun....even more momentous.

Crash
06-13-2007, 11:14 AM
Damn, I won't be able to blow off work and go wheeling June 27 because - wait for it - June 22 is my last day of work at Denver Water. I'll just go wheeling with you guys and not have the pleasure of blowing off work to do it. Damn.
I'll get over it.
:cool:

treerootCO
06-13-2007, 11:16 AM
lucky....I wish I could retire at 35 like you:p:

Damn, I won't be able to blow off work and go wheeling June 27 because - wait for it - June 22 is my last day of work at Denver Water. I'll just go wheeling with you guys and not have the pleasure of blowing off work to do it. Damn.
I'll get over it.
:cool:

Uncle Ben
06-13-2007, 11:59 AM
Damn, I won't be able to blow off work and go wheeling June 27 because - wait for it - June 22 is my last day of work at Denver Water. I'll just go wheeling with you guys and not have the pleasure of blowing off work to do it. Damn.
I'll get over it.
:cool:

Ahhhhh...so the gigolo gig is picking up eh? I am surprised but without the Santa beard I can see how your preferred career could have better chances! Good for you! ;)

Congratulations sir! You definitely put in your time! :thumb:

timmbuck2
06-13-2007, 12:31 PM
Damn, I won't be able to blow off work and go wheeling June 27 because - wait for it - June 22 is my last day of work at Denver Water. I'll just go wheeling with you guys and not have the pleasure of blowing off work to do it. Damn.
I'll get over it.
:cool:

Well...you know I could always do a little database snooping and make June 29th your last day. :) Actually, would not be hard at all to just login and take care of that for ya. :eek: Just let me know if that would make the day a little more fun.

T

Crash
06-13-2007, 01:16 PM
Thanks guys and Tim, it would be much preferred if you could make 6/15 my last day at work. That would be very cool!

Chris
06-13-2007, 02:07 PM
Damn, I won't be able to blow off work and go wheeling June 27 because - wait for it - June 22 is my last day of work at Denver Water. I'll just go wheeling with you guys and not have the pleasure of blowing off work to do it. Damn.
I'll get over it.
:cool:

Should us old retired guys should start looking for a job just so we can blow it off and wheel? :eek:

Crash
06-13-2007, 03:41 PM
Should us old retired guys should start looking for a job just so we can blow it off and wheel? :eek:

Hey, I thought you still "worked" for a living Chris. Have you cut your hours back even further? As for getting a job to blow off and go wheeling, at least let me have a week of retirement before having to make that decision, please! As Bart hasn't been wheeling since the Snow/Pizza run, he needs to get out and stretch his legs and Slaughterhouse will be good for that. AND, I will be able to stay out 'til the wee hours with Hulk and others and not have to worry about having to get up at 6:00 the following morning. Woohooo!
:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

Chris
06-13-2007, 04:01 PM
I was putting in my 5 hour days but the school year ended and I told them I wasn't coming back. :D

Now all I have to do is convince Barb to return to retirement. That shouldn't be too hard since I'll be living the good life while she plugs away at the 9-5. "Goodnight honey, don't wake me in the morning" has to wear her down. :p:

:beer: to your impending retirement Steve!



:thumb:

Hulk
06-13-2007, 04:19 PM
You guys will have to get one of these t-shirts:
http://www.oldguysrule.com/images/products/og280.jpg
They have a ton of designs (http://www.oldguysrule.com/catalog/T_Shirts-7-1.html)!

bh4rnnr
06-13-2007, 06:15 PM
You guys will have to get one of these t-shirts:
http://www.oldguysrule.com/images/products/og280.jpg
They have a ton of designs (http://www.oldguysrule.com/catalog/T_Shirts-7-1.html)!

That could be the "Special Edition" shirt through the club, ya know, for the OLD guys:hill: :beer:

Chris
06-13-2007, 07:23 PM
That could be the "Special Edition" shirt through the club, ya know, for the OLD guys:hill: :beer:


Hell Yeah! I'll buy a couple! :D

Chris
06-13-2007, 07:26 PM
You guys will have to get one of these t-shirts
They have a ton of designs (http://www.oldguysrule.com/catalog/T_Shirts-7-1.html)!

I like this one...

...but I can't read what it says. :o

Crash
06-17-2007, 11:14 AM
Bart puked up his transmission yesterday so I'm out. Sorry.

Chris
06-17-2007, 09:34 PM
Sorry to hear that Steve, major bummer. :(

Uncle Ben
06-17-2007, 09:57 PM
Bummer Steve! :( Sorry to hear that!

Crash
06-17-2007, 11:26 PM
Well, maybe I can awake Rodney from his winter doldrums and get him to send a tranny along with the other promised parts that haven't arrived yet. That I got nearly 200K miles from this A440F is sort of amazing given the difficulties it had in the 106K miles before I bought the truck. It experienced way more heat than it was supposed to suffer - the torque converter never locked up until I installed one of Rodney's valve bodies and the previous owner's paper work indicated that the truck was a regular visitor to several radiator shops in Denver for overheating problems. C'est la vie and Rodney's Extreme tranny and torque converter will be kick ass. It has an addtional clutch pack, compared to stock, and a much lower stall speed converter so low speed engine braking will be much stronger too. It's all good. Anybody want to buy a '90 Jag XJS Roadster or a '55 Merc two door coupe? Motivated seller.
;)

Rzeppa
06-18-2007, 04:34 PM
Anybody want to buy a '90 Jag XJS Roadster or a '55 Merc two door coupe? Motivated seller.
;)Wheel one of those! :-)

Seriously, my daughter told me about how one night, she and some friends drove a 2WD Subaru up stump hill.

nakman
06-18-2007, 04:53 PM
How about taking the 80? Or park the 80, ride with someone else? I'm hoping to bring the 40, should have an open seat.. :)

Three Wheel Ben
06-18-2007, 05:30 PM
How about taking the 80? Or park the 80, ride with someone else? I'm hoping to bring the 40, should have an open seat.. :)

x2, I should have an open seat as well. The pizza and :beer: is as fun as the run :cheers:

Crash
06-18-2007, 05:35 PM
How about taking the 80? Or park the 80, ride with someone else? I'm hoping to bring the 40, should have an open seat.. :)

Now that's a great offer and I thank you! Being the navigator has never appealed to me but riding shotgun in a 40 would be worth it, Tim. I'll pm or call you. As for taking the 80, it is staying as pristine as possible for as long as possible. Christo made that a part of the sales contract and he won't even sell me some step sliders. :eek:

Hulk
06-18-2007, 05:58 PM
As for taking the 80, it is staying as pristine as possible for as long as possible. Christo made that a part of the sales contract and he won't even sell me some step sliders. :eek:

The 40 is now a "collector" vehicle. Guys will tell me that my 40 is "too nice" to start cutting up into a serious trail killer. Remember that kid that bought the really stock mid-60s FJ40 and brought it to a RS meeting, and then had everyone telling him not to lift it, upgrade it, and wheel it?

And of course, the 25 and 45 Cruisers have been collectible for years.

But this is the first I've heard of an 80 series being treated as a collector vehicle. I thought the prices had just dropped to the point where we'd start seeing lots of crudely chopped and tubed 80s.
;)

Uncle Ben
06-18-2007, 07:55 PM
Now that's a great offer and I thank you! Being the navigator has never appealed to me but riding shotgun in a 40 would be worth it, Tim. I'll pm or call you. As for taking the 80, it is staying as pristine as possible for as long as possible. Christo made that a part of the sales contract and he won't even sell me some step sliders. :eek:

Guess you'll have to buy a set from Jim! ;)

Uncle Ben
06-18-2007, 07:58 PM
As for taking the 80, it is staying as pristine as possible for as long as possible. :eek:

Dude....learn how to drive! :p:

Crash
06-18-2007, 10:33 PM
Guess you'll have to buy a set from Jim! ;)

That's rich!

Crash
06-18-2007, 10:33 PM
Dude....learn how to drive! :p:

That's even richer!!

Uncle Ben
06-23-2007, 11:10 AM
Sooooo....whats the status of the run next week? Is Slaughterhouse open?

Cmadness
06-23-2007, 02:29 PM
Slaughter House is definitely open. I ran it a few weeks ago in the rain and it was surprisingly not that muddy. It was slick in spots but no snow whatsoever. I’ll be in Buena Vista Mon-Wed doing some camping/wheeling, I would like to try and tag along for this on my way back home if that’s alright.

nakman
06-26-2007, 11:27 AM
See you cats tomorrow.. will be rockin' in the red 4-O.

Hulk
06-26-2007, 12:04 PM
I'm planning to bring the green 40.

Jacket
06-26-2007, 01:00 PM
I'll be there - silver Tacoma.

- matt

Tch2fly
06-26-2007, 01:07 PM
OK I'm in for my first club run :D

timmbuck2
06-26-2007, 01:11 PM
I am OUT.

Sigh,

T

Rzeppa
06-26-2007, 01:34 PM
Sorry if I simply missed it, but I can't seem to find when/where to meet? We used to meet at the Ugly Hot Dog at around 3, but it's in Bailey now...

corsair23
06-26-2007, 01:48 PM
Sorry if I simply missed it, but I can't seem to find when/where to meet? We used to meet at the Ugly Hot Dog at around 3, but it's in Bailey now...

:D From post numero uno...BTW, this run is ok for 80 size rigs right? I see a bunch of folks posting that they are bringing the little wheelers :cool:

BLOW OFF WORK AND GO WHEELIN' RUN (7th annual)
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Meeting time: 1:30 p.m. Depart @ 2:00 p.m.

Since the RS meeting will be moved a week later because of the July 4th holiday, and since the Ghost Town Run is scheduled for the July 21st weekend, I am moving the annual Blow Off Work and Go Wheelin' run to late June -- we'll get a few extra minutes of daylight that way as an added bonus.

Meeting place: the new King Soopers Shopping Center
This is just off Hwy 285, a block east of where Coney Island was previously located.
KING SOOPERS
25637 CONIFER ROAD
CONIFER, CO 80433
Store Phone: 303-816-4960

Post-run pizza:
Crossroads Restaurant
16 Mt. Evans Blvd. (US-285/Pine Jct., the only stoplight on US-285.)
Pine, CO 80470
303-838-5558

What time we get to the pizza joint depends on how many people show up for the run, etc. I hope to be there by 7:30 p.m.

Three Wheel Ben
06-26-2007, 01:56 PM
Bringing the runner, be there late so I'll catch you guys on the trail.

treerootCO
06-26-2007, 02:05 PM
Bringing the runner, be there late so I'll catch you guys on the trail.

late you say??? Any chance you'll have an empty seat? I don't get off work until 3:00 or so and I wanted to catch a ride up there. Some of us have to be responsible now and they frown on the whole "blow off work" idea:D

Three Wheel Ben
06-26-2007, 02:16 PM
Yea, I may be coming up on the responsibility thing and need to get it in while I can. I should have an extra, girls might come, but they'll want to be in back anyway. Let me know where you want to meet.

PS and bring your kidney belt:D

late you say??? Any chance you'll have an empty seat? I don't get off work until 3:00 or so and I wanted to catch a ride up there. Some of us have to be responsible now and they frown on the whole "blow off work" idea:D

Hulk
06-26-2007, 02:25 PM
:D From post numero uno...BTW, this run is ok for 80 size rigs right? I see a bunch of folks posting that they are bringing the little wheelers :cool:

I brought my 80 last year and it did great. Tim has had his 80 on this run as well. You'll have no problems. :thumb:

Hulk
06-26-2007, 02:27 PM
Post-run pizza:
Crossroads Restaurant
16 Mt. Evans Blvd. (US-285/Pine Jct., the only stoplight on US-285.)
Pine, CO 80470
303-838-5558

Pizza joint has been booked.

Uncle Ben
06-26-2007, 03:09 PM
I'm not going to be able to do this run after all. :( Gotta meet my brother and Mom in Greeley at 2pm to make some final plans on nursing homes. Pity me.....:rolleyes:

Chris
06-26-2007, 05:08 PM
I'm in :thumb:

SROR/AKA 2BAD
06-26-2007, 06:54 PM
2 much work
not me!!!

Rzeppa
06-26-2007, 07:28 PM
:D From post numero uno...Do'h! I was scrolling through all the more recent stuff trying to see if Slaughterhouse was still going to be open!

My colleague from Shanghai will be with me; I'll see if he wants to drive some :-)

Three Wheel Ben
06-26-2007, 07:28 PM
Any of you guys bringing the 2m?
You know who you are.

Convert
06-26-2007, 07:44 PM
I will be there may be late also
2meter on 146520 simplex for the trail and colorado connection repeater for highway:thumb:

Nemo
06-26-2007, 10:50 PM
I am going to do my best to be there. I think it will be great.

Hulk
06-26-2007, 10:50 PM
No 2meter for me in the 40. There's only a 30% chance of rain, so I'm still planning to bring the 40.

Hants
06-27-2007, 10:11 AM
I got a hall pass, too. :) Now, I gotta get out this morning and get the sliders back on...

nakman
06-27-2007, 10:39 AM
Yup, no 2m in the 40 for me either, not that I'd be able to hear much at highway speed anyway. See ya this afternoon

Three Wheel Ben
06-27-2007, 11:04 AM
Well I guess, like always when wheeling, Dan and I will be having our own private conversation.:D

nakman
06-27-2007, 12:25 PM
Well I guess, like always when wheeling, Dan and I will be having our own private conversation.:D

Hey if someone wants to bring me a HT I'll happily talk with you guys all afternoon..

bh4rnnr
06-27-2007, 05:44 PM
Have fun! Moved heavy stuff for most of the day. Couldn't get off work, plus the girlfriend is in town:blah: . I look forward to a full report, unlike the last two reports we have not had:rolleyes: .

wesintl
06-27-2007, 09:11 PM
That would make 3 reports.. outta town girlfriend. Perry do tell :D

Since it was ride to work day and I've yet to get out on my bike I rode in and rode home. I had to make up for all the poor mpg going wheelin