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dt320
03-15-2007, 10:48 PM
Hey everyone, on the advice of Matt Farr I am posting this up to see if anyone has any empty seats during CruiseMoab. I am attempting to hook my teenagers on the off road life and our rig will be out of service during this event. So if anyone can help out I would appreciate it. We will be driving in from Phoenix late Thursday and are looking for seats on Fri and Sat. Have a boy 17, and girl 14 who have grown tired of listening to tales and promises about going to CruiseMoab. This may be my last chance to get the 17 year old there before he heads off to a possible service academy appointment in 2008. Already lost the chance on the oldest who is now serving overseas in operation Iraqi Freedom as an F-15e Crew chief. Please advise and thanks.

Myredyota
03-16-2007, 01:31 AM
Don,
What rating of trail do you want them to go on?

I haven't heard which trails I will get, but I will have an open seat on Friday and Saturday. I asked for Kane Creek Canyon and Elephant Hill respectively.:D

Carey

dt320
03-16-2007, 09:01 AM
Jeff is far more crazy than my daughter Kali, I am sure that he would be up for anything. She may be a little more reserved but still willing to tackle most trails 3-4 rated. Thanks. I am looking to shoot a bunch of photos so if anyone can offer advice on good locations for action pix to send to my oldest. I'll probably shoot some video for him and his USAF buddies too. Not that they are lacking for off road adventure, but there is some difference in dodging boulders and dodging IED's!

Uncle Ben
03-16-2007, 10:00 AM
I'm sure I'll have plenty of room if need be.

Romer
03-16-2007, 10:07 AM
We may have room. My 16 year old is bringing her truck and that might work, but then you know how teenagers are :D

Guess the message is bring them and you will be able to find a ride with someone for sure.

nakman
03-16-2007, 10:10 AM
Same here. Just show up & make some new friends, rides will be easy.

And I suspect your kids (and maybe you) will end up basing your decision more on vehicle type, than trail difficulty. Open top, bouncy & dusty? or cushy, A/C, leather... both have their appeals.

Hulk
03-16-2007, 11:36 AM
The trails are all really scenic. If I have an open seat, I'm always willing to have a passenger. :)

corsair23
03-16-2007, 12:05 PM
I will probably have an open seat although whoever sits there will need to have excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills as they will be sitting between my 3 & 7 year old daughters :)

Uncle Ben
03-16-2007, 12:11 PM
I will probably have an open seat although whoever sits there will need to have excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills as they will be sitting between my 3 & 7 year old daughters :)

That would still be safer than with Nakster....I hear rumor that he has loose nuts! :eek: :hill:

nakman
03-16-2007, 06:22 PM
That would still be safer than with Nakster....I hear rumor that he has loose nuts! :eek: :hill:

Oh here we go.. Mr. "I'm smarter than my FSM.. " :rolleyes: :lmao:


maybe you should base your ride decision on what the driver's cooking for lunch? :D

Beater
03-16-2007, 09:41 PM
or whether the truck is outfitted with a blender....

Rock Dog
03-17-2007, 12:01 AM
I have not been a passanger much in Moab, but have to admit when Tim pulled out a hot cooked meal from under the hood on Wipe out Hill last year, i was impressed :bowdown:
Not quite the Kitchen sink that Jerimiah's rig sports, but worthy of admiration...

After riding in the cushy Air conditioned 80 i had to keep reminding myself how mush fun it is to Baja in the runner.... and tighten the Kidney belt up a notch...

I may also have an open seat or two.... and will attempt to make the rig Squeak in rythm for all to enjoy.... :thumb:

dt320
03-18-2007, 04:13 PM
Thanks everybody, we're in. Kids are jacked. I got the time off work. Looking forward 2 it. Anybody reccommend a decent hotel where the $$ don't get prohibitive? Made the mistake of being up there during Easter Jeep Safari for one day and that was painful $$ wise. Us single parents have to watch our pennies so we can "invest" more disposable income on the 40's in our lives.

Hulk
03-19-2007, 01:01 AM
The Inca Inn was decent and pretty reasonable when we stayed there a few years ago. It's old but clean.

ginericLC
03-20-2007, 09:26 AM
You will get set up. Nobody gets left in camp who doesn't want to be left. I think I've picked up an extra rider on every Cruise Moab I've ever been to. Just as we were pulling out for Hell's Revenge in 05 some guy was waving at me. He wanted to know where we were going. I told him and he jumped in. I swear the truck wasn't even completely stopped. As we were going up Hell's Gate I told him he probably didn't ask enough questions about the rig and me as a driver. He never asked if I had ever rolled before. But he shot some excellent video for which I was extremely greatful. That same year I had a guy fly in from Australia to ride with me for a day on Golden Spike. If more people did this we would have better world relations.