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nuclearlemon
09-21-2008, 07:19 AM
thanks to clc! we all had a blast!

went up friday night. our club had one heck of a meal going. ub had a bitchen roast that he'd been cooking for 10 hours in the crock pot, plus there were chicken brats, tamales, salad, chips and dip, way more food than we could eat. plus one big a.. campfire:D

we also had rain...nope....hail. and woke up saturday morning to one heck of a freeze, but as soon as the sun came up, it all went away in a steamy haze.

9am sharp, we headed to the trail head.

kinda hard to see from the angle i had, but look closely at vic's 40 in the last pic and you'll see some mad flex going on:thumb:

nuclearlemon
09-21-2008, 07:25 AM
some of the wives came and we had our share of dogs and one horse, mead.;)

next, matt checks out lines on the first obstacle, while tim, our fearless leader from clc tackles the hard line. isaac wasn't about to let anyone tell him little tires and ifs can't play with the big boys and he walked right up. and if isaac can do it, than by god, so can 3fe power :)

nuclearlemon
09-21-2008, 07:29 AM
ub tried to create new harder line, but alas, gave in to ROCK STACKING:eek: the one rock that he allowed was enough to pop his fatbastard up and over.

most of us took what i dubbed the wussy line, which i was later told isn't anywhere near the wussy line it used to be.

nuclearlemon
09-21-2008, 07:35 AM
here's marco and vic on obstacle no one, and we can't forget warpig, who almost lost the war when the cv started to disintegrate and it got caught hard literally between a rock and a hardplace (skidplate). that's not mad flex, that's full flex and a belly stuck solid. :eek:

a quick snatch with the winch (and a couple rigs hooked together to try to outweight the 3ton pig) and we were on our way to french creek to try to pick lines.

nuclearlemon
09-21-2008, 07:38 AM
once again, tim jumped right in.

nuclearlemon
09-21-2008, 07:46 AM
then it was our turn. bill tried the hard line and with some finagling and a lot of help managed to get through.
steve took the "easy (hah!)" and got sideways, then was wedged between two very large boulders, but with a few rigs hooked together to match his almost warpig weight and ub pulling one of the boulders, he was soon out of there.

we soon learned the boulder ub winched out of the way was actually one of the winch points at one time (look on the bottom). when we found it, it was upside down. the other winch point was about 100 yards down the trail:eek: and by gawd, if that boulder wasn't bound and determined to make life difficult for us. if it made the back part of the obstacle better, it made the first part worse. here, it was right in ub's way, so while avoiding it, he couldn't avoid boulder no. 2

nuclearlemon
09-21-2008, 07:51 AM
fortunately for ub, bvb was there to pull him up the trail. he'd left his 60 at camp with his wife, so he had to do it all manually...he must be tired today :lmao:

here's the back part of the obstacle, complete with one diff catching rock that i'm pretty sure got almost everyone in the group.

nuclearlemon
09-21-2008, 07:56 AM
that's the winch point on my passenger quarter and boulder no2 on my left front fender. keep in mind, the back half of the obstacle doesn't mean that you go through the front half and then line up for the back half...there in almost no manuevering once you've started going. :eek:

nuclearlemon
09-21-2008, 08:02 AM
the warpig started up the trail, while neil tries isaacs line (yeah, that's right...isaac...with his little tires and weenie ifs...and ya know what...he cakewalked it.)

the guy in the red was a HUGE help in getting us up the trail...he was in the group behind us and just had his ankle rebuilt, but was out there spotting and chucking rocks. THANK YOU!!

next, treeroot may not have been there in person, but he was in spirit. this doesn't look hard in the pics, but it was something going up and just plain nasty coming back down:eek: the second shot shows the angle a bit better

nuclearlemon
09-21-2008, 08:12 AM
finally we made it to the city and cleveland rock. only tim, ub and the redline guys with their warpig were going to attempt this. while everyone was playing on cleveland rock...the little sprinkles started and by the time we'd hiked back down the trail, it turned into a hard rain.

remember that little treeroot. remember what wood is like when it's wet. well, it turned into "creep down and DO NOT HIT THE BRAKES". that's a hard thing to do since instinct is to try to stop when you start to slide. and we weren't sliding down...we were sliding sideways towards the edge of the cliff:eek: there was soo much pucker factor that ub was stopped for quite a bit before the final drop telling tim that he really didn't like the way this felt. if ub doesn't like it...there's pucker factor!:bowdown:

we soon made it to the exit trail and just in time...the storm had blown into a full out thunder and lightning storm and that lightning was right on top of us!:eek:

some stayed...betcha had snow this morning :D, while some of us tried to haul butt home. "tried", because that storm was a full out downpour, heavy water on the roadway, can't see where you're going storm the whole way home...until evergreen. i got home to denver to not a lick of water:(

kick ass trip!!! thank you clc!

nuclearlemon
09-21-2008, 08:34 AM
now to see if i can figure out video, then here's a couple of isaac giving the big boys the smackdown
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/MOV05034.MPG
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/MOV05035.MPG

TearUmUpTim
09-21-2008, 02:35 PM
Here are the pictures and video that Jenny took this weekend.

Holy Cross (http://s200.photobucket.com/albums/aa27/tdb7117/Holy%20Cross%209-20-8/)

TearUmUpTim
09-21-2008, 02:36 PM
Videos:

http://s200.photobucket.com/albums/aa27/tdb7117/Holy%20Cross%209-20-8/?action=view&current=HC9-20-80033.flv
http://s200.photobucket.com/albums/aa27/tdb7117/Holy%20Cross%209-20-8/?action=view&current=HC9-20-80075.flv

Cleveland Rock 1st try!

http://s200.photobucket.com/albums/aa27/tdb7117/Holy%20Cross%209-20-8/?action=view&current=HC9-20-80105.flv

TearUmUpTim
09-21-2008, 02:36 PM
Pictures:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa27/tdb7117/Holy%20Cross%209-20-8/HC9-20-80002.jpg
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa27/tdb7117/Holy%20Cross%209-20-8/HC9-20-80006.jpg
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa27/tdb7117/Holy%20Cross%209-20-8/HC9-20-80016.jpg
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa27/tdb7117/Holy%20Cross%209-20-8/HC9-20-80043.jpg
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa27/tdb7117/Holy%20Cross%209-20-8/HC9-20-80056.jpg
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa27/tdb7117/Holy%20Cross%209-20-8/HC9-20-80060.jpg

TearUmUpTim
09-21-2008, 02:37 PM
More Picture:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa27/tdb7117/Holy%20Cross%209-20-8/HC9-20-80066.jpg
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa27/tdb7117/Holy%20Cross%209-20-8/HC9-20-80068.jpg
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa27/tdb7117/Holy%20Cross%209-20-8/HC9-20-80070.jpg
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa27/tdb7117/Holy%20Cross%209-20-8/HC9-20-80082.jpg
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa27/tdb7117/Holy%20Cross%209-20-8/HC9-20-80087.jpg
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa27/tdb7117/Holy%20Cross%209-20-8/HC9-20-80096.jpg

AxleIke
09-21-2008, 05:54 PM
It was an AWESOME run

Everyone did AMAZING, and I was totally impressed with everyone's driving/spotting. What a great group!!!

Matt's new bumper was incredible, both looking great, and taking a beating.

:bowdown::kevin: for the Cleveland rock summit. The man knows his stuff, cold.

Crash's truck gets more gorgeous every time I see it. And I know why it stay's nice even on the hard trails too, he certainly knows how to drive.

Ige and Dan were our other two 80 series and had no issues. Zipped by half the time before I could get down to watch them.

Bill, Tim and Neil, my Mini truck brethren, had a good showing, and have me jonesing for a soft top.

I love the Redline War Pig. Amazing engineering, and a great inspiration to a wannbe fabricator/mechanic like myself.

The guy in the red, that Ige mentioned, had a mini truck worth mentioning. It was a 4runner, bobbed, with a complete, 4.7 Iforce V8 swapped into it. The attention to detail was amazing, and it was one of the coolest swaps I've seen. Everything was custom, and it was NICE. Nothing ghetto fabbed, everything perfectly fit and fabbed. Had me drooling.

I have my work cut out for me now. Sliders, are on the top of the list as I broke/bent my driver slider. 1/8" isn't thick enough. Also going to be addressing my horrendous lack of clearance under the belly.

I don't need to tell you that the people, as always, made this trip the amazing time that it was. Thank you everyone, I had a blast!

:risingsun

Convert
09-21-2008, 06:35 PM
Great run !!!! thanks to CLC for organizing:thumb:Nice trail report Ige :thumb:Looking forward to the 2nd Annual CLC/RS Fall Crawl :D

Crash
09-21-2008, 09:06 PM
Just got back to Denver and haven't had a chance to fully check out this thread yet but I do have a question. Kevin, what do you think of those new tires of yours? :hill:
Suzie and I had such a good time and have many folks to thank. Suzie took over 300 pictures and got some good shots. Will post up some of our thanks and pics after some sleep. One thing first, though. At the last club meeting, the question of "What do you get for your $$ by joining Rising Sun?" This run points out the answer very clearly: You are associated with and get to hang and wheel with some of the best folks in the four wheeling world and do so in Colorado. :thumb:

rover67
09-21-2008, 09:16 PM
we also just rolled in. Had a great time, met some great folks, and really enjoyed the drive! Thanks for a great trip!

saw some really good driving!

I'll get some pics posted up tomorrow or so :)

AxleIke
09-21-2008, 09:35 PM
Anyone from CLC know the guy who was in the red Moab shirt with the bum leg? Seems like one or two knew him.

I would really like to write him an email with a HUGE thank you for all of his work for us, when he didn't even know us. What a great guy! As Ige said, he had a bum leg and he was down there in the muck stacking rocks and pushing trucks and spotting. Dude deserves a beer for sure.

Uncle Ben
09-21-2008, 09:53 PM
Anyone from CLC know the guy who was in the red Moab shirt with the bum leg? Seems like one or two knew him.

I would really like to write him an email with a HUGE thank you for all of his work for us, when he didn't even know us. What a great guy! As Ige said, he had a bum leg and he was down there in the muck stacking rocks and pushing trucks and spotting. Dude deserves a beer for sure.

x2! Guy was helpful, knew his stuff, a very impressive fabricator and master rock stacker! :rolleyes: Oh well 3 of of 4 isn't bad! :lmao: JK inside joke....
Here is the guy in question....

Rock Dog
09-21-2008, 11:55 PM
I had a great time. What an awsome trail, and thanks again to everyone from Colorado Springs. Wish i could have made it the night before for the camping, what a beautiful area.

Romer
09-22-2008, 07:32 AM
Looks like a blast, wish I could have joined you guys.

Red_Chili
09-22-2008, 07:41 AM
Had a great time! The Squeak-O-Meter didn't even squeak the whole trip. Even when descending the slick root - she didn't pick up on my sudden 'race face' until afterwards, never felt spooked (because she didn't know any better :lmao:).

Fortunately she did not see Steve take the slick root, lock up the brakes, and finish on TWO WHEELS :eek: :eek:. (Yes the WRONG two wheels :eek:). That got the attention of his own Squeak-O-Meter, judging by her expression. Got his attention too. Don't know by observation :p, but I expect there was a shorts cleaning afterward.

Red_Chili
09-22-2008, 07:41 AM
Had a great time! The Squeak-O-Meter didn't even squeak the whole trip. Even when descending the slick root - she didn't pick up on my sudden 'race face' until afterwards, never felt spooked (because she didn't know any better :lmao:).

Fortunately she did not see Steve take the slick root, lock up the brakes, and finish on TWO WHEELS :eek: :eek:. (Yes the WRONG two wheels :eek:). That got the attention of his own Squeak-O-Meter, judging by her expression. Got his attention too. Don't know by observation :p:, but I expect there was a shorts cleaning afterward.

That tree root has always had my number, and is probably the most dangerous obstacle on the trail, when wet. Going up is a little spooky. Going down is dangerous if you freeze, not too bad if you use the throttle when everything in you tells you to brake. The roll will not be a mere flop, should you do a mis-step.

Seems like I kept trying the harder lines and getting denied. Wasn't my day I guess. But a great trip and time was had by all!

Jacket
09-22-2008, 07:48 AM
Thanks for a great weekend. Too bad it was dark and raining by the time we set up the buffet Friday night - I wish we had a picture of the spread. Thanks to everyone for the delicious food and great company.

I think the pictures say enough about the day on Saturday. Tough and fun trail, classy people and some impressive driving. I saw a ton of skillful piloting, and no offense to anyone else, but I gotta tip my hat to AxleIke and his impressive navigation through the far right line at French Creek. That was fun to watch! I've got that piece of your slider if you want to weld it back on ;)

Here's a few highlight shots:

Kevin having a chuckle
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/mralsto/holycross_0908/holycross020.jpg

Ige gettin flexy:
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/mralsto/holycross_0908/holycross022.jpg

Marco making the right line look easy:
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/mralsto/holycross_0908/holycross024.jpg

Isaac's impressive run through French Creek:
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/mralsto/holycross_0908/holycross033.jpg

Wheelbase....
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/mralsto/holycross_0908/holycross038.jpg

Steve working through the creek
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/mralsto/holycross_0908/holycross048.jpg

Kevin up on Cleveland Rock
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/mralsto/holycross_0908/holycross056.jpg

Holy Cross City
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/mralsto/holycross_0908/holycross060.jpg


The rest of mine are here:

http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/mralsto/holycross_0908/

treerootCO
09-22-2008, 08:30 AM
Can't see the linked pics at work but it sounds like you guys had a blast. Wish I could have gone...

Red_Chili
09-22-2008, 10:07 AM
We wish you coulda too!

Uncle Ben
09-22-2008, 10:08 AM
Can't see the linked pics at work but it sounds like you guys had a blast. Wish I could have gone...

Wasn't the same without cha man! :( That Texan buddy of our's stood us up too! Wonder what excuse he's gonna pull outta that three gallon hat?

nuclearlemon
09-22-2008, 10:59 AM
Wasn't the same without cha man! :( That Texan buddy of our's stood us up too! Wonder what excuse he's gonna pull outta that three gallon hat?

maybe he can't handle the fact that if you roll here, you roll off a cliff? :D

Uncle Ben
09-22-2008, 11:05 AM
maybe he can't handle the fact that if you roll here, you roll off a cliff? :D

Naw, I think maybe it's about Texans being all about beef and being called chicken just is too much against their grain! :eek: :lmao::lmao::p:

Uncle Ben
09-22-2008, 11:54 AM
Another day at the mall......

isotel
09-22-2008, 12:30 PM
Nice one UB.. its too bad you could not hit that line, i think its a Free Double shot upgrade if you can make it :lmao:

That was a great trip, even without my own rig.. Its always nice to wheel with a group that large and not have any major damage or destruction! Thanks for everyone who came and Especially Uncle Ben for getting the ball rolling!

We did not know the guy with the red shirt and nice Runner. At first i thought he was with you guys.. I felt bad that he was stacking our whole group with a cast on!.. Sweet truck!, forgot to mention the Danatrack 60 axles :D

Red_Chili
09-22-2008, 01:38 PM
That is the best of the 4x4 world. Just helps out, does a professional job helping, and all anonymously.

treerootCO
09-22-2008, 01:47 PM
Wasn't the same without cha man! :( That Texan buddy of our's stood us up too! Wonder what excuse he's gonna pull outta that three gallon hat?

The 40/45 series just ride too rough. I think what he needs is an 80 series suspension under that rig for a smoother ride.

Uncle Ben
09-22-2008, 02:48 PM
The 40/45 series just ride too rough. I think what he needs is an 80 series suspension under that rig for a smoother ride.

OK....just heard from our favorite Texan.....he pulled a good 'scuse from his hat so he's off the hook.....THIS TIME! ;) He can fill in details if he chooses.

Cruiserdrew
09-22-2008, 03:44 PM
So someone posted a link from ih8mud to this thread and I had to look. Is it true that IGE has an 80? Is the world ending? I have met her 3 times at Cruise Moab, and each time, she's been covered in grease and rolling out from under a 40.:D In a way, I'm sad! It's like Jeff Zepp getting a 100 series.

Looks like a fun weekend.

Ige :beer:

nuclearlemon
09-22-2008, 05:55 PM
crap...my secrets out. :rant:





:hill:

farnhamstj
09-22-2008, 08:50 PM
Looked like a great trip. I was in Santa Fe drinking margs and eating chilis watching Brent (black taco) get married. Maybe I'll make it next year. Thanks for posting all the pic's. I haven't been up Holly Cross since I sold the 40. Almost brings a tear to my eye....

JadeRunner
09-22-2008, 09:13 PM
Yep, looks like good fun. I was calling bulls in the La Garita wilderness area. I did manage to fish Grizzly and Pomeroy lakes on Sunday, but didn't get to push the limits like you guys did.

Beater
09-23-2008, 06:17 AM
axleike and that taco 4door are making me want to wheel the snot out of my t100, alas, no lockers and no armor will keep my brain in check.

I know who to ask though when I am ready to learn to wheel ifs!

(yes, the t100 is the ONLY ifs vehicle I have driven off-road)

Red_Chili
09-23-2008, 06:45 AM
Can body damage be far behind, I ask you?
:lmao:

Crash
09-23-2008, 10:23 AM
Thanks to CLC and RS for such a wonderful weekend! Between the surroundings, camaraderie, food, opportunities to improve skills and ROCKS(!) it was a great wheeling adventure. Suzie and I came home tired and happy. We finished off a long day on the trail with a great meal at the Grill in Leadville with Neil Quigley (the real Squeaky) and his good buddy Mark.
Since Ige and others have posted up many cool wheeling shots, I thought I'd post some of Suzie's scenery and people pics with a few exceptions. Most of us are used to seeing the top of Ige's head :D but the one of her in her truck is a little different.
As you know, I am a dunce and I don't know how to insert pics and have the ability to insert comments between them. Somebody please hip me to how that works.

Crash
09-23-2008, 10:35 AM
A few more pics for you. I was amazed that so many vehicles - 15? - were able to navigate a fairly difficult run, which Holy Cross truly is, without much in the way of damage to either vehicles or persons. That we completed the 8.2 miles round trip in nine hours with nary a mechanical breakdown speaks to Toyota ruggedness and preparedness of those on the trail. Hats off to all of you!
My one regret on this trip is that the run ended in a major downpour and we didn't get to share a brew at camp to celebrate our big fun. Next time!!

Red_Chili
09-23-2008, 10:44 AM
Suzi sure knows how to frame a shot.

RLMS
09-23-2008, 08:28 PM
We had a great time!! It was awsome to meet you all! we shall meet again:lmao:

BTW when is the next RS metting/ trip? We would love to become members and do some more wheeling with you all!!

Thanks
Justin

Uncle Ben
09-23-2008, 09:19 PM
We had a great time!! It was awsome to meet you all! we shall meet again:lmao:

BTW when is the next RS metting/ trip? We would love to become members and do some more wheeling with you all!!

Thanks
Justin

Fist Wednesday of every month 19:30 Stevinson Toyota West (http://www.google.com/maps?q=780+Indiana+St,+Golden,+CO+80401&sa=X&oi=map&ct=title), upstairs meeting room. Several folks do a pre meeting at usually On The Border (Just North of Steve) and many enjoy a barley pop or two after meeting at Hopps (also north of Steve) You are very welcome!

Crash
09-26-2008, 10:57 AM
Holy Cross is one Colorado trail that has some sections similar to what is found in California at Rubicon. French Creek crossing, in particular has some boulders that reminded me of this picture I took near the bottom of Big Sluice.

Uncle Ben
09-26-2008, 11:00 AM
Holy Cross is one Colorado trail that has some sections similar to what is found in California at Rubicon. French Creek crossing, in particular has some boulders that reminded me of this picture I took near the bottom of Big Sluice.

Exactly! Only thing missing is water and idiots! It was actually pretty idiot free last weekend...made for a great day!

Red_Chili
09-26-2008, 11:14 AM
Except for the idiots we brought! BYOI... :lmao:

Uncle Ben
09-26-2008, 11:28 AM
Except for the idiots we brought! BYOI... :lmao:

Ya, this is true but even though we are i's we still managed to pull off another RS first! ....... :confused: :p: