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Old 03-03-2006, 10:08 PM
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Thanks for the info, Scott. I've got the 33's and sliders...some day I'll have lockers!

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Old 03-04-2006, 05:14 PM
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This sounds like a fun first trail of the new year. Unfortunately, I don't have 33's or a locker. Just my small 31's and decent sliders. Anyone think I should try it?

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Old 03-04-2006, 08:57 PM
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Yes. It's not like you are going to have to do Carnage which is very close by. You'll have a great time.

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This sounds like a fun first trail of the new year. Unfortunately, I don't have 33's or a locker. Just my small 31's and decent sliders. Anyone think I should try it?

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Old 03-05-2006, 09:10 AM
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I agree - everything that is truly difficult on Chinaman's is optional...just need some basic ground clearance and a good driver...
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Old 03-06-2006, 02:42 PM
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Angry FJ Cruiser Trail Team has cancelled

Just got a call from Brady. Toyota has requested the FJ Cruiser Trail Team for a corporate Toyota event in L.A. So we are S.O.L. as far as the FJ Cruiser Team for our April 1 run. He felt really bad; he was excited to go on the run himself, and he knew that we had organized this run around their schedule. He tried to negotiate with them, but there was no negotiating.

He offered up a couple of other dates for Rising Sun event with the FJ Team. One was a May date right after CM, which I thought was weak. The other was the Saturday before Father's Day, June 17. I told him to pencil us in on the June 17 date.

The Chinaman's run doesn't need to be cancelled -- I'd still like to go. :fing:
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Howdy,

I am running 35's, no sliders, no lockers... should I try it out? Still trying to get some time on Colorado trails, most of my experience in wheeling is in the mud and swamp being from florida and all... yuck!

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Old 03-06-2006, 09:58 PM
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If you were stock, I'd still say yes. Hell yeah, get out on the trail. We'll have some of our best spotters on this run. The best way to learn is by doing it. You'll have a blast.
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Toyota has requested the FJ Cruiser Trail Team for a corporate Toyota event in L.A.
Well that's too bad. I bet they won't even need to air down for that event. That's no fun.

Oh well, this was all a good excuse to plan a run to Chinaman's. I still look forward to it. It sounds like a lot of members that haven't run this trail before will be out, so that should be fun.
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Old 03-10-2006, 10:43 AM
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Howdy,

I am running 35's, no sliders, no lockers... should I try it out? Still trying to get some time on Colorado trails, most of my experience in wheeling is in the mud and swamp being from florida and all... yuck!

Rocks still scare me

Drew
I think Chinaman's may be the best trail in the state to cut your teeth on Colorado wheeling. You can go really hardcore on some options, pretty light if you bypass...and the big thing...no ledge roads or obstacles that have a major pucker factor. You can certainly roll it on Chinaman's, but you aren't going to roll it off a cliff.

You don't need lockers for this trail, even for some of the good optional obstacles...awesome trail for gauging your capability...
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Old 03-10-2006, 03:02 PM
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Talking FJ Cruiser Trail Team - back ON!

This just in: Toyota rescheduled the corporate event. The FJ Cruiser Trail Team (including Robbie) will definitely be at Gunsmoke Truckstop in Johnson Village at 9:30am on April 1st.

Repeat: the FJ Cruiser Trail Team is back in for this run!
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