View Full Version : Guanella Snow Bash

02-03-2007, 08:54 PM
Wind, blowing and drifting snow and more wind !!! 6 Trucks showed up for the run, 2-4Runners, 2- 80's, 1-40 and a Taco.We chained up and headed out.We made it several miles before turning around.Here are a couple of pictures,I don't think the motorcycle guys are going very far next weekend

02-03-2007, 10:12 PM
:beer: Sweet and great pics! You guys made it several miles before turning around? You made it several miles farther than those of us who made the snow/pizza run. Good job!!!!!!

02-03-2007, 10:39 PM
If that sign is any indication, that's a lot of snow! :eek:

02-03-2007, 11:16 PM
Thank you guys for another for a sweet run. I'll be at the meeting on wensday. My carnage for this trip, speedo cable and a crossover pipe. I think the leaking exhaust crossover burned the cable up.

02-04-2007, 12:06 PM
Looks like fun! I had a b-day party to go to yesterday afternoon and couldn't make it. It sure was windy down here, I can only imagine how windy it was up there.

Is that Mike's 40? I thought he had a 1978, but then I saw the early style turn signals on the bib and none on the fenders. But I just re-checked the cover of High Trails and sure enough, no turn signals on the fenders. Did Bill make it out? Who else was there?

02-04-2007, 12:47 PM
Had a great time yesterday:thumb: . Thanks Bill for giving us another reason to get together. Lots of snow up there. Oh and the wind kinda blowing:rolleyes: . Felt good to go play in the snow again. Some reason, didnt get any pics.

02-04-2007, 04:22 PM
Thank you guys for another for a sweet run. I'll be at the meeting on wensday. My carnage for this trip, speedo cable and a crossover pipe. I think the leaking exhaust crossover burned the cable up.Mike (ORS) has a new design crossover that might make your day. Qual tested on the Chili. The first one didn't fare so well.

We made it to just before the switchbacks near the summit, about 2.5 miles shy of the top. The bikes next week will NOT make it to Georgetown.

Just found out I have duties next Sunday, so I'll not be there to witness the carnage!

02-04-2007, 06:14 PM
None of the 40s ever had turn signals on the bib;)

02-05-2007, 03:19 AM
I bet the snow was deep and icky up there, I went up to test out my new 32 inch muds around mid November (fj60) before I put my lift on and got stuck as sin. I came in from the georgetown side and where it flattens out and you start going down the hill there was a large snowdrift from the wind. The drift was evil, ate my 60 alive, and I think it does quite well in the snow. Now with the lift on it does a lot better but it also gets me in a lot more trouble as well..... Looks like you guys had fun, I should have tried to make the trip but I've been messing with an idle issue.

02-05-2007, 08:53 AM
Pics are up ---> http://www.root45.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=49373

02-05-2007, 03:51 PM
None of the 40s ever had turn signals on the bibNot from the factory, however they ALL had turn signals on the fenders and that one doesn't. I know the early ones had running lights on the bib and assumed that the running lights had been converted to turn signals to make it road-legal.

02-05-2007, 04:11 PM
Mine is a 12/1978


02-05-2007, 09:04 PM
Sweet pictures Mike, I really like those action shots.

02-06-2007, 11:49 AM
I had a great time, it was cold but you know as long as you were prepared it really wasn't all that bad at all. I came along with Treeroot and hitched a ride with Red Chili, thanks Bill!! I really enjoyed meeting some new people and having the opportunity to wheel with a great group of people

here are the rest of my pictures: http://cougarland.net/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=21701&g2_page=1&g2_fromNavId=x2f5f0dcb

02-06-2007, 11:50 AM
Perry showing how deep the snow really is

02-06-2007, 11:53 AM
Then we ran into some REALLY deep snow, thank God for the vehicle recovery team so we could continue on our way

02-06-2007, 03:29 PM
:lmao: :beer:

02-06-2007, 10:05 PM
Ian, those are some great shots! Had fun wheelin with ya, hope to see you on more runs:beer:

02-14-2007, 12:40 PM
By the way, here are links to shots of the motorcycle run last weekend. They made it further than we did, in some cases!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Adventure Rider Forum, Elephant Ride (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=204071)

02-14-2007, 01:44 PM
the one pic captioned as the furthest they got looks a lot like the furthest we got. :D

02-14-2007, 02:33 PM
This was a quote from one of the pic threads:

"The ruts sucked. Miles and miles of 15" deep ruts. If you got out of them you sank and got stuck. In them you got hip cramps from holding your feet in the air. We all felt it.
Ride standing on the pegs you say ? Yeah right !"


I guess they didn't appreciate the trail breaking. :) Doesn't look like they would have gone very far without the ruts. :hill:

02-15-2007, 08:49 AM
Aw, they were just whining... and you are absolutely right about needing the ruts. A few went over crusted snowmobile tracks that worked better, but after a while the later bikes sank through the crust and were done.