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Old 03-11-2017, 08:39 PM
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Default 2017 40s Only Run!

I know its a long ways out, but I have to have my schedule for the year in in the next couple of weeks. I had a blast last year and want to join in again this year! How does Sept 9-10 sound? Its after Labor Day, and not too late.
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Old 03-11-2017, 11:02 PM
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Hey Kyle, I thought Bill Moore Lake was a fun run also (2016)! You thinking same run or something else?
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Old 03-12-2017, 09:04 PM
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I figured Rising Sun would want to change it up there year. I know they try and do different trails...so offer some suggestions.
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:31 PM
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I have a few thoughts from last years run...

1. Everybody needs a CB minimum. Trail communication was poor (I own it) last year but having a bunch of 40's without anyway to contact them was frustrating. HAM would be preferred but EVERY rig should have a radio in it.

2. People need to make sure their cruisers are in good working order before coming to the trail. We had a LOT of issues that could have/should have been resolved in the driveway verses on the first few hill climbs. I think we lost 5 of the rigs on the 40's only last year due to mechanical issues.

3. We could use a few more veterans on the trail to help, spot, encourage, keep the group moving, kick in the pants etc.

I love the 40's only run, but it shouldn't be the first time you've had the 40 out on a trail for the season... just a thought. I would look forward to leading it again, but I would want everyone who jumps in to agree to the above. We could pick a milder trail but Bill Moore Lake isn't anything even a stock 40 should have issue with. It doesn't get a lot easier unless we take a simple forest road that any Subaru can tackle.
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Old 03-22-2017, 07:36 AM
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I think some cruisers don't get driven until they bring it on the trail, which leads to lots of issues. If a rig isn't driven much then little opportunity is given to find issues and fix them before you get on a trail in the middle of nowhere. That's why I drive my cruiser almost every day. I would much rather discover issues driving around town where parts stores are close by, well that and I enjoy driving it. What about Chinamans near Buena Vista? It's a decent trail. If it's too easy what's the point? Hackett gulch might be cool too.
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Old 03-22-2017, 07:37 PM
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I drive mine every few days, especially as spring and summer roll around. I'm guilty of not having a ham or CB. I'll work on that. We still have time to plan out trails...I agree, I don't mind tough trails, but don't want to tear anything up either!
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