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Old 06-11-2009, 05:41 AM
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Looked like it was a good run. Jealous!
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:40 AM
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Great run! Had a good time out there with all of the familiar faces and several new ones! Thanks Matt for putting it together and leading, thanks for the pizza, and thanks to everybody for making it on the run!
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:55 AM
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Had a blast.....

Great run with great people....can't wait to get back out there.

Thanks, Jeff for my new avatar picture....I don't know how I did that either....too much throttle I think?

Thanks Cheeseman for your expert recovery effort and to every one else who assisted.
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:38 AM
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Wow looks like a fun time, was thinking of you guys all afternoon...

Steve you are a madman.. yeah maybe a little too much throttle, then again you're still on all 4's so I guess you had it right. So that's the spot right by that tree on the way out, where you could have bypassed it to the left, right? Did it get dug out a little more than it was before?
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:47 AM
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Default Great time and thanks to all!

First, I had a great time, in spite of a bit of trail damage.

Thanks to all of you. Cheeseman for getting me upright again and safely back on the trail. Thanks to all of you who provided moral (or morale) support and advice. This just gives me something to do next winter.

Lessons learned - The 40 does not handle like my 80. The learning curve is still steep, but I will be coming back for more.

Next time I will listen to Chris (Sandstorm) and take the bypass on the more "tippy" sections. Tall tires, four inch lifts and short, narrow wheelbases don't do well on radical trails.

I wish I could have stayed for the dinner, it looked like fun, but it was 11:30 by the time I got home last night. Cottonwood pass was a mess and I also learned the 40 has lousy headlights (more mods to come).

Note that I have changed my sig line name for the 40 from "Mustard Seed" to "Marmot" which is defined as a "small yellowish animal that heads for the rocks when startled".

My wife waited up for me last night. She took it all well, I think. I hope to be able to move back in later in the month. Terry
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my Wife Waited Up For Me Last Night. She Took It All Well, I Think. I Hope To Be Able To Move Back In Later In The Month. Terry
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Steve you are a madman.. yeah maybe a little too much throttle, then again you're still on all 4's so I guess you had it right. So that's the spot right by that tree on the way out, where you could have bypassed it to the left, right? Did it get dug out a little more than it was before?[/quote]

Yup that's the spot....big hole, short wheel base 40, it is a challenge. Zepp made it look easy!!!!
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So that's the spot right by that tree on the way out, where you could have bypassed it to the left, right? Did it get dug out a little more than it was before?
That's the spot.. it is dug out pretty bad right now. The entire uphill section of the "exit" route is in rough shape. Lots of "new" bypasses showing up
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:52 AM
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Hey Terry, my right front fender has TWO tweaks in it from the same trail...er hit and run parking lot driver...

Thanks, Jeff. My ego is looks a lot like my right fender right now....
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Thanks to Matt for organizing and to the club for the great free pizza. What a great day on the trail.
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