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2xtreme
June 10th, 2009, 10:04
For those of you who are interested in being included in the Epic Run this year please read the following and submit your details.

Drivers Meeting: Thursday evening (not certain about time)
When: Friday, June 26th, 8:00AM departure

Here are a few of the details of the intent:
The "EPIC" run. This run is designed to be a mentally and pysically challenging run for the combined group. It will run the vast majority of the most difficult trails in the area in record time. What is most important about this run is that everyone has the understanding of the expectations of the group and can act in accordance with those expections, particularly with regard to trail etiquite, extraction techniques, trail communication, repair issues, etc. I think that 33" tires, 1 TAD would be required. But group trail experience is much more important. I hope this trail run will be a challenging understaking for everyone in the group and I hope that it provides a "base line" for all future NW Fest trail run's.


Requirements in order of importance:
1. Be ready to hit the trail at 8:00AM Friday morning.
2. Be able to attend the drivers meeting Thursday evening.
3. Reliable vehicle.
4. Wheeling experience.
5. Wheeling experience with your vehicle.
6. 33" tires minimum.
7. 1 TAD (locker, spool, limited slip, etc).

Send me a PM with the details of your Jeep so that Han's and I can consider you for this event. I don't expect a disertation but I do expect a list of your rigs specs and proof of it's and yours capabilities so that we can decide how many groups will go and how many in each group.

If you do not meet the minimum spec's above and would still like to try to attend, send me the same as above and include why you should be considered even though you don't meet the minimum spec's.

Michael

2xtreme
June 10th, 2009, 11:42
For those of you who have PM'ed me already and will be.
I will respond to the group as a whole once we have all of the details from everyone and have decided exactly how to make this happen best.

I would like to let everyone know early next week, the earlier I get info from everyone the easier it will be to accomplish this.

Michael

Avanteone
June 10th, 2009, 13:25
Have fun! :D Glad it's you undertaking this and not me!

Muddy Beast
June 10th, 2009, 13:27
Interested, PM has been sent. :thumbup:

~Scott

fubar XJ
June 10th, 2009, 13:30
Good thing Mike's my buddy!


Right, Mike?

Mike?


MIKE!!!!!!!

:D

Avanteone
June 10th, 2009, 13:31
5. Wheeling experience with your vehicle.
6. 33" tires minimum.


Interested, PM has been sent.

~Scott

http://www.pnwjeep.net/forum/images/smilies/102.gif

Ba-Riedo
June 10th, 2009, 14:31
Good thing Mike's my buddy!


Right, Mike?

Mike?


MIKE!!!!!!!

:D

Good thing he wants new recovery gear.:laugh2:

-Alex

XJ_ranger
June 10th, 2009, 18:03
I dont think my rig could make it.

Have a good time, and take lots of pics!

2xtreme
June 10th, 2009, 18:41
:)

I know what I am getting myself into John. We will see how it goes, either way, I hope it to be a lot of fun.

Alex, After your "episode" last year I might accept your "bribe" to be on the list. It would have to cover me being :hang: by the rest of the group. :roll:

Doug, :wave1:

Scott knows where he sits at the moment, and I suspect his fingers are crossed.

Opie, You are probably right, your rig is built for short term abuse in rocks, not loooooong drawn out trecks through the dust ;)

Michael

Ba-Riedo
June 10th, 2009, 18:43
Alex, After your "episode" last year I might accept your "bribe" to be on the list. It would have to cover me being :hang: by the rest of the group. :roll:


:confused1

This is why I am spending next week at ACRO.:sunshine:

-Alex

Muddy Beast
June 10th, 2009, 19:34
Scott knows where he sits at the moment, and I suspect his fingers are crossed.

Indeed.
I trust others opinions, so long as they have faith in mine. I just want to have some fun like everyone else. :thumbup:

Michael and I have agreed, the only way to know is to show up and play it by ear.

~Scott

WaXJ_Skier
June 10th, 2009, 22:22
PM sent

Avanteone
June 10th, 2009, 22:31
:confused1

This is why I am spending next week at ACRO.:sunshine:

-Alex


Credit card paid up and in good standing? :D

Ba-Riedo
June 11th, 2009, 00:05
Credit card paid up and in good standing? :D


John, have I ever not paid you up front?:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

-Alex

Los Lobos
June 11th, 2009, 08:24
Michael are we talking the monster trek from last year? i.e. hills, snow, mud, rocks, and the tight windy trails

RedJeep2.0
June 11th, 2009, 10:26
I hope so!!!

noutlawjeeper
June 11th, 2009, 16:24
John, have I ever not paid you up front?:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

-Alex

So you prepay? You are a nice customer.

2xtreme
June 17th, 2009, 11:01
Here is the official list of who is "IN" on the Epic Run (10 rig's total).

Michael (2xtreme): Trail leader
Hans (XJourney): Navigator and official GPS Guru
Ken (RlCHARD CRANlUM): El Presidente
Doug (Fubar XJ): Official trail mechanic
Matt (Matt West): Official "woody" contingent
Pat (Pat Hatten): Nome extrordinare and Official video recorder
? (Jeepboy 381): Official "name not known yet" participant :confused:
Dustin (TORX): Phot recorder and Offical "south end" contingent
Lyle (Bruno): Photo recorder and Official "red" contingent
Alex (Ba-Reido): Master Pull rope provider to trail leader, and Official super yanker expert :yelclap:

For those of you who applied and did not make it on this final list. I am sorry that there is only so much room for a trail ride like this (this will be a tough endurance event). I recomend you talk to others who are on this list if you would like to ride along. We would love to have you on the run with us, we just can't add more vehicles.

For those of you who are on this list:
1. Please make sure you are prepared for an entire day of wheeling, full of gas, plenty of food, water, spare parts, tools, etc.
2. We will work as a team to accomplish our planned trails in a timely manner. This will require everyone to be accomplished drivers, understanding their vehicles well, helping others when needed and paying attention to what is going on around us.
3. There will not be time to attempt obstacles multiple times. You will get several chances to tackle more difficult obstacles, but time will be of the ut most importance.
4. Trail coordination (CB communication, Providing space in front, keeping the person behind you in your rear view mirror, will be expected).
5. I look forward to spending time with all of you on the trail and hope that this event provides a good balance of difficulty and fun.

Michael

Matt_West
June 17th, 2009, 11:15
Thanks for organizing Michael, I am very much looking forward to this.

I believe that I have an open seat if anyone is interested. I won't know for certain for a couple of days as Christy is hemming and hawing. Shoot me a PM if you would like to ride shotgun.

fubar XJ
June 17th, 2009, 12:23
"official trail mechanic" ?


John, shop labor-rate is what, $95/hour? I should make some nice coin on this ride. :)


Alex's flat-rate for you is $200 before I even touch your rig. ;)

fubar XJ
June 17th, 2009, 12:24
"official trail mechanic" ?


John, shop labor-rate is what, $95/hour? I should make some nice coin on this ride. :)


Alex, flat-rate for you is $200 before I even touch your rig. ;)

RedJeep2.0
June 17th, 2009, 16:25
Ok ok,
I wanna see the best picks of the epic run jeeps!!!
Who has what?

Bruno™
June 17th, 2009, 16:47
Awesome, thanks Michael. I'll have camera in hand for sure. :)

-Lyle

Muddy Beast
June 17th, 2009, 17:45
Awesome, thanks Michael. I'll have camera in hand for sure. :)

-Lyle

Damn you and your properly sized tires. :bawl:
That's what I get for buying an E-locker rather then new tires...oh well, I got a sweet deal on the 32s (thanks again James!).

~Scott

TORX
June 17th, 2009, 21:20
Looks like a great group of people.

I've been going over the route on the map, and can't wait.

XJourney
June 17th, 2009, 21:23
Ok ok,
I wanna see the best picks of the epic run jeeps!!!
Who has what?

I guess I will play

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/xjourney/Picturecorrected.jpg

And it also looks like I have an open seat. I will be taking bids on my passenger seat. I have leather, and cold AC. Lets start the bidding at $20 ;)

Los Lobos
June 17th, 2009, 21:48
Hans can you send me the GPS info?

XJourney
June 17th, 2009, 22:12
Anyone who wants the gps info PM me with your email addy and what brand/type of GPS you have.

2xtreme
June 17th, 2009, 22:35
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/xjourney/Picturecorrected.jpg

And it also looks like I have an open seat. I will be taking bids on my passenger seat. I have leather, and cold AC. Lets start the bidding at $20 ;)

Looks to me like your TB is larger than your axle tube? :doh:
I will see if I can find a driver for my Jeep and take the leather/AC shotgun seat in yours :worship:

Michael

Muddy Beast
June 17th, 2009, 23:15
I have leather, AC, AND a sunroof... :)

~Scott

WaXJ_Skier
June 17th, 2009, 23:22
Ive got dust and dirt from last NWfest.

Ba-Riedo
June 18th, 2009, 13:36
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd42/alexer03/reiter%20may%2016/IMG_3241-1.jpg

I've got this. :)

-Alex

jeepboy381
June 18th, 2009, 22:11
Sweet I am in! Sorry I didn't send my name but it's Josh. I guess I can be a trail participant/mechanic and my co-pilot "Erin" will take pictures and video as well.

Mc2KXJ
June 19th, 2009, 00:56
Myself and others will be hanging out at the campground Friday morning making sure everyone that has not attended before gets settled in. So if you are not making this run, you'll still have a great opportunity to mingle with some great people.

Avanteone
June 19th, 2009, 08:06
Myself and others will be hanging out at the campground Friday morning making sure everyone that has not attended before gets settled in. So if you are not making this run, you'll still have a great opportunity to mingle with some great people.

I'll be there around 11am, I'll be expecting a cordial welcoming :D

fubar XJ
June 19th, 2009, 09:07
I'll be there around 11am, I'll be expecting a cordial welcoming :D

Pfffttt!!! Like you're ever not welcome. Especially when you're loaded down with a huge BBQ, tons of food, and raffle prizes.


Rich, prepare a tickertape parade for John. :)

supsa
June 19th, 2009, 12:50
I want in on this.

jeepboy381
June 22nd, 2009, 21:50
I am not going to be able to make it to Naches..... I have a bad short somewhere and can't seem to find it or get my Jeep to run. Looks like there is 1 open spot for this run, have fun!

2xtreme
June 23rd, 2009, 10:16
I am not going to be able to make it to Naches..... I have a bad short somewhere and can't seem to find it or get my Jeep to run. Looks like there is 1 open spot for this run, have fun!

Josh,
Thanks for providing this note before the "last minute". I am sorry you won't be able to make it and hope that you can figure it out before it is too late.

Karl (Los Lobos) will be taking your place on the trail.

Michael

jeepboy381
June 23rd, 2009, 22:45
Josh,
Thanks for providing this note before the "last minute". I am sorry you won't be able to make it and hope that you can figure it out before it is too late.

Karl (Los Lobos) will be taking your place on the trail.

Michael I am in again! Well I just got done spending all night looking for the short in my electrical system and I actually found it! It was not that bad, just a pinched wire and a fusible link that didn't break causing some wires to melt together. I have fixed the wiring and installed a inline fuse instead of the stupid fusable link, all is good again ! I guess I shouldn't have posted so soon about not going but it was looking pretty bad at first. Have fun in my place Karl

TORX
June 23rd, 2009, 22:50
I am in again! Well I just got done spending all night looking for the short in my electrical system and I actually found it! It was not that bad, just a pinched wire and a fusible link that didn't break causing some wires to melt together. I have fixed the wiring and installed a inline fuse instead of the stupid fusable link, all is good again ! I guess I shouldn't have posted so soon about not going but it was looking pretty bad at first. Have fun in my place Karl

Great to hear!

Are you going to try and head out tomorrow as well?

jeepboy381
June 23rd, 2009, 22:53
Great to hear!

Are you going to try and head out tomorrow as well? Not going to make it out tomorrow, I have a court hearing that I have to go to. I also still need to install a track bar bushing & heim joint, new tierod end, tune-up, tire balance "one is full of mud", and a once over of everything. I will show up thursday evening.

Los Lobos
June 24th, 2009, 00:21
Josh your still on it. I have your camera and tow strap and you can get it when you show up.

KR aka LL

jeepboy381
June 24th, 2009, 07:51
Josh your still on it. I have your camera and tow strap and you can get it when you show up.

KR aka LL Nice, thanks Karl. Are you going to ride with Ken?