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Old 01-08-2006, 08:28 PM
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Thanks to Scott Yoder for, once again, organizing a great run that is one of the best Rising Sun traditions. There no doubt will be a writeup with tons of great pics. A beautiful and typical Colorado mountain day on the Rising Sun Snow run: sunshine, snow, wind, big snow drifts and lots of stuck trucks. Oh yeah, a little carnage too. To wit, I'd like to thank Greg (Cheeseman) Luer for not only being lead mechanic on the replacement of my broken Birfield, but for also having all of the necessary parts that I have, at home, but never considered would be needed on a little fun run like this. HA!!! I learned so much today about being self-sufficient and not downplaying the difficulties that might be encountered on even a "fun" run. Many thanks also to the people that hung in there when pizza (free!) and beer were waiting for them: Perry, Rick and his friend Brian?, Scott, Deano and Natalie and any one else my tired brain can't remember at the moment. All added good and warm camaraderie to a trying situation.
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Steve - no longer a broken Birf virgin
PS Nell and Pearl survived, without incident but were VERY HAPPY when I got home.
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Old 01-08-2006, 09:43 PM
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Glad you all got out OK, Steve. Here's one before the carnage:
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Old 01-08-2006, 10:07 PM
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Man, had a blast today! What great weather for a snow run. I rode shotgun in Jaderunner. Took lots of pics. I think the highlight for me was seeing Matt ride in the back of Deans mini trying to get up the hill. Matt had a big grin on his face. Glad eveybody made it out safe. Thanks again Jaderunner for a great run!

p.s, Scott, think I left my camera bag in your truck. I need to try and get that back befor next week, Let me know when you can get together.
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Old 01-08-2006, 10:15 PM
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Wow, I am SO glad I was able to get off work and go play today! Didn't get any really decent pics and my camera died a premature death by low batteries, but the fun I had driving my chained up 40 made up all the difference! Thanks to everybody for putting together/participating/keeping alive such a great club tradition! Def. the best club run I've been on so far! Only damage I had was a broken cross-link on one of my chains, but that's easily fixed. I can't even describe how happy I am with how well the day went! Truly spectacular!
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Old 01-08-2006, 10:54 PM
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I had such a great time, i want to thank everyone, thankx for letting me (and Brian) tag along, i cant tell you all how much fun it was, a great day wheeling, meet alot of great people, truely a great time, as my 4runner gets up to snuff, (regeared, skids, maybe a front locker) and as my ablity gets better, and IF im welcome, Ill wheel with you all anytime.
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Old 01-09-2006, 09:16 AM
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Bummer Steve, are those the new one or the old one that broke? Did you need the book I have in the back to get giggles? I am glad that all turned out OK and lots of great people to help get it together afterwards. Robbie
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Old 01-09-2006, 09:30 AM
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Bummer Steve, are those the new one or the old one that broke? Did you need the book I have in the back to get giggles? I am glad that all turned out OK and lots of great people to help get it together afterwards. Robbie
One of the new ones Robbie and weird, the bell cracked into two pieces and that was it. Made cleanup pretty darn easy. There were several comedians standing around taking pictures so the book wasn't necessary. You funny man!! Nice to have a tool box with all the necessary spare parts along especially one that turns the wrenches too. I will be much better prepared in the future.
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Old 01-09-2006, 09:50 AM
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We had a big turnout -- Scott and I were guessing 21 rigs. It was the most snow I've ever seen on our snow run! Had a great time.

I showed up late, but so did four others, so we had our own little group: Neil O'Malley, John (Green Machine), Ige, me, and Neil Quigley. We put the two Neils at either end of our group and called ourselves the "Neil Group."

It was good to see a bunch of people on the trail who I hadn't seen in a while. When we caught up to the main group, they were flogging up a curvy hill with deep snow, one at a time. Dean took a run in his chained-up minitruck, not quite blasting through the first time. I told him, "You need some weight in the back." He said, "Well, you can get back there." So I hopped in and help onto his well-anchored gasoline cans. It was a hoot.

Brought the 80, running boards and all. It actually performed quite well. There were lots of 80s on this run, and mine was the smallest.

We ate a ton of pizza and drank some fine Tommyknocker Pick Axe Pal Ale. Our final group of four staggered out of Beau Jo's to find that Ige had a flat tire. While changing the Ige's tire, Matt (Subzali) discovered he had no headlights. By a fluke, he then found that the bright beams were working fine. So we caravaned back to Denver, staying together as a group to make sure Ige's spare tire didn't explode and Matt's bright beams bothered only our group.
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I missed Perry's phone call about the headlights Let me know if you need help Matt. There is a dimmer switch that seems to control all of that and usually the problem is in there. We can also check the fiber straps on the fenders. I'll be home tonight if you want to work on it.

I uploaded all my pics to the root45 wheelin' gallery and password protected it so we can save the pics for the Toyota Trails writeup.

**go to the members section Pizza Run 2006 thread for password**
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Old 01-09-2006, 11:11 AM
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Well I knew what the problem was with the headlights...last Friday I took that apart to try and tackle my left turn signal problem, but put it back together wrong. But the story gets thicker...this morning I tackled it again and got it working fine again, but then I tried to get the turn signal flasher out and ended up pulling a few too many wires by accident I guess and now I don't have my fan for heat, I now have NO headlights, NO turn signals (used to have right turn signal), and no radio. D'oh! All that wiring needed to be cleaned up anyway, so guess what I'll be doing the next few weeks?
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