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Old 10-31-2011, 01:15 PM
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Default White Rim Trip Solo...ish.

Some of my friends invited me along a trip to White Rim this past weekend. I rode as a sag wagon... I think it is a term for mountain bikers who start to "sag" behind, and they then get picked up in the sag wagon. However, in my case, it was because my rear was saggin' in a the loaded down 40.

I got to drive all day solo, then hang with everyone at night. It was a great trip, lots of time to myself and enough interaction with others to enjoy the weekend.

It was short trip, left friday morning and got home last night. The bikers did the trail in 2 days There were 13 of us all together! We carried all the gear, food, and for the trip in my 40 and a taco. It was an easy fun trail with non stop views.

We dropped in at Shafer and camped at Murphy's Campground (one of the best campsites ever IMHO). Then pushed onto Mineral Bottom and then onto I-70!

Very cool trip... gotta' get back out there.

FWIW, the :dinosaur: got 14.7mpg on the way there and 14.8mpg on the return with ~100 miles of dirt in between.

I'll post up some pics once I resize them.

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Old 10-31-2011, 01:49 PM
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didn't happen. There's no pictures.
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:58 PM
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awe.. nice tent
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That's pretty good fuel mileage, was that based on your odometer or gps? Weird that it got better fuel economy coming back, since it's pretty much all uphill, though you would have been a little lighter (hopefully) coming back...

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That's pretty good fuel mileage, was that based on your odometer or gps? Weird that it got better fuel economy coming back, since it's pretty much all uphill, though you would have been a little lighter (hopefully) coming back...

GPS.

Yeah, it was dead even there and back, I think the west to east route is steeper maybe? At least I was able to take the truck outta' gear and let it coast more on the Vail to Boulder stretch... and it was mo' cooler which might give a little more pop to the old 2F.

I was super stoked to get that kind of fuel mileage. I think with a 5 speed, I could get 18mpg! I might need to look into that verses an 8 cylinder.

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Nice! Love that last picture.
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Your 40 looked so happy!! Like this is where it belonged.. Really Cool..
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