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Hulk
05-12-2009, 02:26 PM
BLOW OFF WORK AND GO WHEELIN' RUN (9th annual)
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Meeting time: 1:30 p.m. Depart @ 2:00 p.m.

Trail: Slaughterhouse Gulch. The trail is moderate. It's fine for stock Cruisers, etc. There is a hill with some good optional whoop-de-woos if you're locked and lifted. It's near Bailey, off of 285.

Meeting place: King Soopers Shopping Center in Aspen Park (Conifer area) 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

Dinner: Tentatively planned for Pier 49 Pizza in the King Soopers shopping center. (303) 838-5201

bh4rnnr
05-12-2009, 05:48 PM
I'm planning on going this year, have missed to many.

:beer:

rover67
05-12-2009, 06:58 PM
gonna do my best to make it, lands on a good day for me!

Caribou Sandstorm
05-12-2009, 11:11 PM
I am in if Perry and Marco are going...and Matt...It is almost Beef Basin reunion..

Jacket
05-12-2009, 11:27 PM
I've made the past 3, so I'm clearly a work-avoider....

corsair23
05-13-2009, 01:31 AM
I've made the past 3, so I'm clearly a work-avoider....

Ditto, but only 2 in a row for me so far :hill: - Nothing finer that sneaking out of work early to go wheeling.

bh4rnnr
05-13-2009, 09:20 AM
I've made the past 3, so I'm clearly a work-avoider....

Now all we gotta do is find some canyon with a water fall to hike down into:hill::eek:

jacdaw
05-13-2009, 04:36 PM
I blew off work three years ago and never looked back. Can I still come?:D

CBone
05-13-2009, 09:46 PM
Think I may be in. Did it two years ago and couldn't think of a better way to spend a work day :-)

ttubb
05-14-2009, 07:53 AM
This will be the maiden voyage of the Mustard Seed. I plan on being there. T

fubuki
05-14-2009, 10:19 AM
I'm in. It will be my first run.

subzali
05-14-2009, 10:22 AM
Hm...sounds like it may be a good crew. I might be in, it might be the maiden voyage of power steering and new shock absorbers!

bh4rnnr
05-14-2009, 07:38 PM
Hm...sounds like it may be a good crew. I might be in, it might be the maiden voyage of power steering and new shock absorbers!


"May" be a good crew, yeah I see how it is....

LARGEONE
05-17-2009, 10:23 PM
Hey Sandstorm...don't you have to actually work to call it "blowing off work"??

CBone
05-20-2009, 07:02 PM
that's my concern, being unemployed, i'm not really blowing off work, but still plan to be there. Lot's of maiden voyages it seems for TTubb, for Matt and his new shocks, etc. and first run for my stock 60. Should be a great time

subzali
05-21-2009, 07:45 AM
ahem...actually maiden voyage for power steering...IF i can get my shocks on before then. Running out of steam you see.

rover67
05-21-2009, 08:53 AM
c'mon matt.. saddle up!

FJBRADY
05-21-2009, 09:55 AM
I'm in......taking the 40 under new ownership on it's maiden voyage, as long as you don't count Dakan road last weekend.

Mendocino
06-01-2009, 09:06 PM
My schedule has changed and it looks like I will be around to blow off work.:D

rover67
06-01-2009, 09:53 PM
I'm in for sure, decided that work was not important enough to worry about.

:thumb:

Hulk
06-02-2009, 11:27 AM
Wow -- that's next week. I hope all this rain stops soon, otherwise we're gonna have a mud fest.

Caribou Sandstorm
06-03-2009, 05:16 PM
I am officially in!

jettaglxdriver
06-03-2009, 07:22 PM
OK so I really want to do this but don't know if my cruiser is ready for it. My cruiser has those ghetto shackles on the back still to compensate for the sagging springs but sits up pretty well, runs good, drives well, brakes are good, 4wd worked this winter, and has some ok tires that are getting worn down and I don't have a CB. Here are some pics. Should I even try this one?

I have a flux core 110v mig welder. I could grab some 1" square tubing and brace the middle of those shackes with a piece in each until I can afford my proper lift.

Drivers side
http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/88/l_d95b455dba154398ba8e4ae034869720.jpg

Front
http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/94/l_d070575d36af4e08b2603cae839c8557.jpg

Rear notice the home made shackles.
http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/106/l_4b3b6b56e0e947829cd643526ee01b2d.jpg

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/105/l_a42779de37a642c981694944d88a57ca.jpg

Remaining tread on my Mickey Thompson Baja Radial MTX 31x10.5x15 tires.
http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/104/l_28b83376e4244254b7abb42ed81f6d61.jpg

I just think it looks pretty in this pic you cannot see all the flaws. LOL
http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/100/l_b5adc45a859c48598cf949053e135902.jpg

fzj80fireman
06-04-2009, 01:00 AM
I'm in......taking the 40 under new ownership on it's maiden voyage, as long as you don't count Dakan road last weekend.

Do you even need 4wd on Dakan?

FJBRADY
06-04-2009, 09:13 AM
Do you even need 4wd on Dakan?

You are quite correct, but I needed a place close by to test out and crawl a little bit. I looked a little silly especially when a FJC drove by and said said "are you all right?"

Hulk
06-04-2009, 10:59 AM
OK so I really want to do this but don't know if my cruiser is ready for it. My cruiser has those ghetto shackles on the back still to compensate for the sagging springs but sits up pretty well, runs good, drives well, brakes are good, 4wd worked this winter, and has some ok tires that are getting worn down and I don't have a CB. Here are some pics. Should I even try this one?

I have a flux core 110v mig welder. I could grab some 1" square tubing and brace the middle of those shackes with a piece in each until I can afford my proper lift.

I say bring it! It's a reasonably mild trail, especially compared to something like Spring Creek (Father's Day Run).

jettaglxdriver
06-04-2009, 01:34 PM
OK cool. I will mechanically give it a once over this weekend and put in for the 1/2 day off work.

Is there a list of things I should be sure to bring with me?

subzali
06-04-2009, 02:54 PM
Whatever you'd normally bring when on an afternoon trip into the mountains. Clothes, food, water, tools. That should cover most of it, anything you lack others will likely have.

Hidden Valley (between Jackson Creek and Dakan) needs 4wd. I got a scary high wheelstand when I was testing my newly installed lockright on the whoops on that section! :eek:

jettaglxdriver
06-04-2009, 02:56 PM
Cool I will load up some like I usually do. I have only done a 4x4 trip over Medano pass and up around Gold Camp.

calphi27
06-04-2009, 04:32 PM
If I can get my new brakes on, I'll head up. It will be my maiden run with RS.

Hulk
06-04-2009, 07:51 PM
Here's my list of things to bring as well as things to assess your readiness for the trail:


Water. Bring more than you need. I usually bring a big jug with some reusable plastic cups. Bottled water works well, too.

Sandwiches and/or snacks, in case we get stuck on the trail. Even a bag of pretzels is better than no food at all.

Camera.

At least one trash bag.

Warm jacket, rain gear.

Boots or sturdy shoes. I'm always amazed at the number of guys in sandals on 4WD runs. Not me.

CB radio. This is always good to have so you can participate in the group chat and hazing.

Full tank of gas. You can fill up at the meeting spot -- there is at least one gas station near the King Soopers. We will not stop for gasoline on the way to the trailhead.

Basic set of tools.

Recovery points, front and rear. Don't worry about buying a snatch strap if you don't have one -- there will be plenty on the trail.

Tire pressure gauge.

No serious leaks. If you're leaking oil or antifreeze at a significant volume, please fix this before you hit the trail. (If it's a couple of drops every night on your garage floor, this is OK. If you're leaking a quart of oil every week, stay home.)

No serious problems. If you're overheating on a frequent basis, the trail is not the place to fix it. Problems always seem to be worse on the trail, so if you're having a problem that you can't figure out, you should EXPECT that it will rear its ugly head again on the trail.

No expectations or promises as to what time you will be home. This is an easy trail, but if someone breaks, we could be on the trail later than usual. In other words, if you must be home by 6 p.m., you should hook up with us for a different run on a different day.

Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, as you see fit.

jettaglxdriver
06-04-2009, 08:55 PM
Heck yeah I am in except for the CB that just isn't going to happen by then.

Any thoughts on beefing up my shackles?

Mendocino
06-05-2009, 07:17 PM
Heck yeah I am in except for the CB that just isn't going to happen by then.

Any thoughts on beefing up my shackles?


Weld some 1.5" or 2" square tubing into them and call it good. You said you had a MIG right?

bh4rnnr
06-05-2009, 07:45 PM
Somethings come up and gonna have to back out. Was looking forward to this run:(.

jettaglxdriver
06-06-2009, 08:09 AM
Weld some 1.5" or 2" square tubing into them and call it good. You said you had a MIG right?

Yeah I will get them braced up some and get the truck ready.

This week worked out a 2-3 pm meeting went until 6pm and I did an extra hour yesterday so I now have 4 hours to take off. You can bet it is Wed and I have canceled my leave request I had submitted.

PhatFJ
06-07-2009, 05:17 PM
Kim, Zoe and I will be there :) Sounds like a great time....

subzali
06-09-2009, 08:59 AM
looks like i'm going to be out too...

Tch2fly
06-09-2009, 09:50 AM
Sorry to see the guys drop out :(
but Mountain Drew and I plan to be there:thumb:

RicardoJM
06-09-2009, 10:16 PM
TheBoomBoom and I are in.

Hulk
06-10-2009, 08:20 AM
TODAY'S THE DAY!

BLOW OFF WORK AND GO WHEELIN' RUN (9th annual)
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Meeting time: 1:30 p.m. Depart @ 2:00 p.m.

Meeting place: King Soopers Shopping Center in Aspen Park (Conifer area) 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

Dinner: Tentatively planned for Pier 49 Pizza in the King Soopers shopping center. (303) 838-5201

RAIN IS IN THE FORECAST. BRING A RAIN JACKET. SEE YOU AT 1:30!

ttubb
06-10-2009, 08:40 AM
I have the 2 meter, what is the inital CB freq? I am coming from Crested Butte and will be listening. Terry

Caribou Sandstorm
06-10-2009, 08:41 AM
I am a maybe but really trying to make it.

If I am there, I am in, if I am not, don't wait for me..

Hulk
06-10-2009, 08:46 AM
I have the 2 meter, what is the inital CB freq? I am coming from Crested Butte and will be listening. Terry

Ham: 146.460
CB: Channel 4

jettaglxdriver
06-10-2009, 08:55 AM
Doing all I can to get the cruiser running right to be there. SIGH

Kipper
06-10-2009, 10:21 AM
ah screw it, I'm blowin' off work and going wheelin'! see you guys up there:thumb:

Art Volmer
06-10-2009, 10:46 AM
I'm doing the count down :cheers:

corsair23
06-10-2009, 10:52 AM
I'm doing the count down :cheers:

Excellent :thumb:

You can't leave the pizza place until after me though...Just in case I leave my camera behind again I'll need someone to rescue it for me :D

jettaglxdriver
06-10-2009, 01:33 PM
It's running. I am on my way. **** I gotta hurry.

jettaglxdriver
06-10-2009, 10:31 PM
Holy crap what a long but fun day.

This morning I was up at 6:30am so I could be at autoparts store at 7:30am when they opened. The parts I needed from them arrived from their warehouse at their store at 10:00. By 12:15 I had the truck running good enough to take off, spent 15 minutes cleaning up and packing stuff (literally running around getting stuff), and hit the road as fast as my pig could go.

The run was awesome and the group is top notch. None of that kid stuff I'd get sick of in the VW scene. Thanks for all the inspiration, support, and acceptance as a new guy to the group and 4x4ing Yotas.

I will be hitting up more events for sure. Now to get the suspension and running issues worked out before the ghost town run..


BTW TY for the Pizza it was very good.

fubuki
06-11-2009, 08:27 AM
What a great day. This was my first run and it couldn't have been better. Special thanks to Kipper for showing me the ropes. Now lets see those pics!:thumb:

RicardoJM
06-11-2009, 08:29 AM
What a great day. This was my first run and it couldn't have been better. Special thanks to Kipper for showing me the ropes. Now lets see those pics!:thumb:

Just click here (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=10136) for the Trip Report and Pics.
:cheers:

Uncle Ben
06-11-2009, 08:49 AM
What a great day. This was my first run and it couldn't have been better. Special thanks to Kipper for showing me the ropes. Now lets see those pics!:thumb:

Kipper is a celebrity and you're lucky to get a glimpse of him!

Kipper
06-11-2009, 08:59 AM
fubuki - you're welcome, it's fun seeing someone experience active trac for the first time, let alone 4wheeling, you did great.

Kipper is a celebrity and you're lucky to get a glimpse of him!
bah! most ridiculous thing i've ever heard. well except for the 'get a glimpse of him' part....

fubuki
06-11-2009, 10:18 AM
Thanks all. Forgot about the trip report section.

Hulk
06-11-2009, 12:04 PM
Kipper is a celebrity and you're lucky to get a glimpse of him!

Nice! Snagged that for my sig line. :thumb:

Kipper
06-11-2009, 12:51 PM
you're photochopping a pic of me hanging out with octo-mom right now aren't you uncle ben?