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Old 08-22-2005, 09:30 PM
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Cool Holy Cross City 9.4.05

So my rig is back on the road rolling on a new frame, motor/body mounts, fuel/brake lines. Just got to bolt up skid plate and cage. We'll meet at the trailhead at 8:30am on trail by 9am. There is both free and pay camping on homestake road (fr703). Homestake is between Minturn and Leadville on Hwy 24. There is no gas in the town of Redcliff. There is a "parking lot" at trailhead(fr759). We will do lunch at Holy Cross City. The Trail is rated Very Difficult. Body damage may occur. Locker good. I'll be in England visiting my grandparents Aug 25 to 30th. So I won't be able to answer many questions until I return. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
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Old 08-22-2005, 10:06 PM
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Thanks Farnham for leading this! I think I might end up riding along, I realy want to get some good pics of this trail.... We will see. Oh, and that reminds me, got to send this info to Jeremiah, sounds like they want to come....
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Old 08-23-2005, 08:22 AM
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I ran it on Friday with at the Runner Jambo. I hate to say it, but French Creek is now clearly more difficult. It's 35" tire country, unless you want to winch\drag your belly over it. Only 2 people made it over without winching (on 35's and 37's). Another guy broke his axle while winching and after giving it heck. I didn't attempt it and probably will never attempt it the way it is now.

It's still a nice run to the creek and you can always park and ride with others beyond the creek.
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:16 AM
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I heard a guy in a stock Rav4 with 2x6 boards made it through French Creek...
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Old 08-23-2005, 07:54 PM
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Default Yes it has gotten more difficult,but...

It is not easy, but can be done with 33's. As trail leader I will not be winching, and yes I intend to "drag my belly" across some nasty rocks. I used to get up with 32 A/T's but not without rear locker. If it were easy would it be as much fun. I like the left line that dents the front fender and door. I've never seen anyone make it up the right/ center line. Seen a few people try... If youv'e got over 35's I'll be looking to see how it's done
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Old 08-24-2005, 03:22 PM
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Hey Guys, just got an email from Gert, here's a quote:

Gert, you'll learn quickly that asking for a spare seat is no problem at all with this group.

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Yea! I was trying to send one to Perry and I kept getting an error.
Thanks for the response!

I am planning to join the club and will come to the next meeting to make
sure you'll put up with me. : ) But I read about the Holy Cross run
coming up. Now, this is were I get really difficult. I just bought a brand new Tacoma Off-Road. I know there is NO WAY it will make it on Holy
Cross, nor would I try anything that crazy with my new baby. So, I'm
wondering if any of you would ever consider taking a rider? I know that is forward considering none of you know me. I'll take the oath of no back-seat driving and I can bake if bribery is needed! : ) I've done a lot of off-roading with my Dad but Holy Cross was out of our league (we only had stock vehicles) and I'd love to see it!

If not, no worries, I'll just hope to meet the folks I've seen on the website at the next meeting. If there might be someone willing to do that,
just let me know the details and count me in! : )

THANKS Kipper! Look forward to meeting you!

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BTW - Perry, is something wrong with your email?
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Old 08-24-2005, 05:59 PM
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E-mail?, not that I know of.... Havent checked it at all today. Do we get a e-mail through the web site??
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Old 08-26-2005, 10:27 AM
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Hello Everyone!

Thanks, Kipper, for sharing my email. I was beginning to feel a little shy about this begging for a ride thing...guess you handled that for me! I am planning to be in Leadville over the Labor Day weekend anyway. If anyone really doesn't mind dragging a complete stranger along, I would be thrilled to go!

Otherwise, I will just look forward to meeting you folks at the meeting in September.

I tried to email Perry using the address listed with his name under the "Officers" tab. For some reason, I kept getting an "Undeliverable" message to that address, but Kipper's worked fine. Hope that helps.

Thanks again!
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Old 08-26-2005, 12:09 PM
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Looks like i'll be heading up friday night some time after work. Crash in Vail until the run. And I am gonna ride along. Sounds like the Newt will be there, dont know about the rest of the crew... Anybody going to camp Sunday night? Who else is planning on going?
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Old 08-28-2005, 08:24 PM
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Looking at the Colorado4x4 board. Looks like Holy Cross is going to be a busy place this coming weekend. Hope you have plenty of patience.......French Creek is going to be a traffic jam.....Oh well..........you got 3 days anyway.
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