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Old 03-19-2012, 01:33 AM
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:07 AM
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Too bad about the breakdown Dave. Hope you make it back OK.

Sorry to hear you guys hit snow on the way back after you're Dome run. I know running Dome will enhance future runs up there for others so good job for squeezing that run in on the last day.

My run home from Dewey Bridge, across the the Deloris river, into Junction and home with jonharis and mtnflyguy was nice and uneventful. No snow, mud or traffic. Home at 4:15.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:51 AM
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Another successful trip. Thanks Steve Rudy for putting this together and being trail boss again this year. I think we identified a few new quality trail leaders. I.e. our new member Steven RidinDurty in his FJC, Steve (and Sara)from Durango spcruiser and Matt from Carbondale- Hicntyflyguy in his 3rd gen Runner. I got to wheel for the first time with Sasha, he will be stepping up to lead. Finally met Jon Harris, VP of Book Cliff in Junction. Hes quite an asset to have around. He really wants to be a member of RS and leverage things we do into his small chapter. I think we need to have a quick Club meeting at CM and vote him in since he cant attend one of our meetings.

Sorry you couldn't make it Cheeseman. Steve Crase made a surprise appearance which was cool. After Kane Ck. I took Steve and some others to Flat Iron Mesa trail. That was really cool. Route finding was a little tricky even after I just ran it last year. We need to run it a few more times to get it down. Then I think we need to add it to future events.

We also discussed trails, shared experiences and tips around the fire and tried to plant the seed in peoples heads regarding needing a new trail boss in 2013. Good times.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:16 AM
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That the "JadeRunner" all one word for you Mr. Rosetta.

Thanks for helping me randy and all on the Escalator. Sitting in that near vertical hot tub is very un-nerving. Especially just after watching Randy slip his rear wheel into the bottom and putt his cage into the wall.

I was so focused on taking the right line and not falling into that hole that I didn't pay attention to which line to take above it. I made it through the tough hole but by then I was out of my "comfort zone" and I lost my cool.

I then made all the junior mistakes. Gassed it, didn't really know what line to take, fell into a crack and proceeded to stick my arm out the window to catch myself. Right in front or Randy, Brady and Corbet no less.

Fortunately I stopped at that point. Eyes wide open. Randy talking calmly to me. I asked for a strap to my front end. The guys pulled my front down and I drove out. Whew. Glad that's behind me.

I'm pretty sure I could clean it now with that experience in the bank. But, it's clearly a high risk maneuver for a guy without a cage so I will have to re-think a second attempt.

I have video of it all thanks to Corbet so more to come. Just had to get the story straight.


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Jade Runner made it up too albeit with a little more excitement and (wait for it) a manual strap for safety. But, he made it without a scratch and lots of vehicles never make that obstacle.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:45 AM
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Well, I'm back in comfort of my office after a wonderful weekend. I believe we met some new lifelong friends. Ashlynn, McKenna, Tiffany, Kes and I thank you all for your hospitality and encouragement. I have a couple of thousand pics I'll be sorting through as time permits, I'll try to get some going today. Corbet, that little camera combined with your eye take some incredible photos. Its been a pleasure looking through what I've seen so far. Thank you guys, cant wait for CM!

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Preparing a tasty hot dinner under the stars.
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JadeRunner getting excited on the Escalator
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AirRandy finishing an ingenious trail repair on Metal Masher
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Taking the long way home, we traversed the Dolores River, granite creek and Ryan park. The weather made the views that much better.
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Teaser Video. I'm looking forward to showing you the complete trip video.


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Old 03-19-2012, 10:50 AM
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That's one of the greatest trail repair pics I've ever seen.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:52 AM
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Looks like a fun time and good weather.


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More pics??!!

John, nice evening shot, guessing BFE? Time sequence shot?

Nice work on the Escalator feature, that is a tricky one! No I have not done it but would have loved to see you guys in action, that feature is intimidating..
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Zach & I are sitting in the Grand Junction Walmart parking lot as the left front wheel bearing on the 80 is toast. Going to call Hugh at Safari in the AM to get the necessary parts to get'er repaired and home.
Did you get goin again Dave?
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More pics??!!

John, nice evening shot, guessing BFE? Time sequence shot?

Nice work on the Escalator feature, that is a tricky one! No I have not done it but would have loved to see you guys in action, that feature is intimidating..
30 second exposure f/5.6 ISO-640 @ 10mm

Working on more pics, they will trickle in over the coming days. I'm putting a priority on the video.
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