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Moab Fall Fling, October 2006 October 3-7 2006; Moab, UT

 
 
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Old October 19th, 2006, 10:44
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Pics, Strike R., P. Spider, 3D mudfest

It was a great Fall Fling, one to remember!

Strike Ravine pics, aka the strike ravine prerun.

"has anybody run this before?" anyone, anyone, buler


we drove up the road in the background, scenic "must do" side trip


flexing on turn around #3


I got the same shot of Mike smiling


Morty'sXJ broke the same rock


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Old October 19th, 2006, 10:55
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Re: Pics, Strike R., P. Spider, 3D mudfest

Later that day (Thursday) on a 3D trail prerun

Handlebars, Jackal, and rook1 with me, note the weather moving in.


Bartlett Wash, clouds getting darker...


Bailing for the highway asap down Blue Hills Road.


Blue Hills Road vids

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/10...t=PA050050.flv

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/10...t=PA050052.flv

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/10...t=PA050053.flv

After that little bit of fun we beat the rain and the dinner rush to town, ate at The Baja, highly recommended.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 11:13
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Re: Pics, Strike R., P. Spider, 3D mudfest

Friday's Poison Spider run.

Jeeps in the mist


good ole remi


The waterfall is a waterfall


passxj on the cool line


Wedgie air


zoomed waterfalls across the river




Launching pad reverse direction


Back at the Waterfall






It was a good soggy fun run, the Mesa was a blast, should have got video of that, my XJ is making some kind of clunk after rallying it.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 11:29
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Re: Pics, Strike R., P. Spider, 3D mudfest

great pics from PSM!
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Old October 19th, 2006, 12:35
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Re: Pics, Strike R., P. Spider, 3D mudfest

Saturday's 3D trail run

This trail calls for crossing several washes, Driving up Bartlett Wash, and down the next wash over, then the other half is a nice rim rock area wich we never made it to. After two days of solid rain we were asking our selves, "And this was supposed to be the easy run?".

Boy it got interesting real quick. After crossing the first small wash we came to, this quicksand liquified the moment my front tire hit it. There was a larger pool of the stuff just ahead covering the road so I had Lion winch me back.


Headed back to the highway we got a view of Slickensides Arch we had missed coming in.


I knew it would be bad but Blue Hills Road offered the only shortcut to bypass all the washes and get to the rim portion. The ditch was unavoidable, except for Paul, he just drove right past us.


the map said impassible when wet. It was passible so far, fun even.


After that we made it over a good washout with a one foot cut bank, about as much as Paul's Jeep could handle. Then drove another 200 yards and came upon a large washout with a Four foot cut bank straight across the road and no bypass.

Turned around and on the way back to the highway, Lion was bouncing from roadside to roadside with a mud spattered windshield, Paul was tracking true right down the middle, it was quite a sight. I had to feather the gas pedal to steer and left squirly tracks but avoided the ditch this time.


I don't know how but tuxxj is relatively so clean and lion...well he spent some extra time and money at the carwash let me tell you.


We were back in town for Lunch but felt like we had made a decent run out of it.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 13:44
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Re: Pics, Strike R., P. Spider, 3D mudfest

GREAT shots !!! too bad me and Stebel didnt go thru whole SPIDER....
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Old October 19th, 2006, 14:29
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GREAT shots !!! too bad me and Stebel didnt go thru whole SPIDER....
Oh well there is allways next year!!!!
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Old October 20th, 2006, 17:32
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Re: Pics, Strike R., P. Spider, 3D mudfest

Dang Jared, it's a good thing you didn't wash your Jeep beforehand! Are you finally going to buy new tires?
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Old October 20th, 2006, 18:38
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Re: Pics, Strike R., P. Spider, 3D mudfest

Great Pics Jared. Thanks.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 21:23
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Re: Pics, Strike R., P. Spider, 3D mudfest

i think the mud slicks look good.
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Old October 21st, 2006, 10:35
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Those tires were slicks before he ever hit the mud!
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Old October 21st, 2006, 17:12
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Dang Jared, it's a good thing you didn't wash your Jeep beforehand! Are you finally going to buy new tires?
Yeah, it's about that time , I've got some things to do before hand. First: I found what I broke on Poison Spider, need to replace passenger side leaf pack center pin. Second: adjust track bar, in prep for new tires. Third: alignment Fourth: buy new tires. That will give me something to do over the holiday season.
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Old October 21st, 2006, 17:29
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Re: Pics, Strike R., P. Spider, 3D mudfest

You might want to pull your brake drums too. I found a half pound of dried sand and mud in there. The abrasive action wore my shoes down to the rivits. Soooo complete rear brakes are added to my list.

Speaking of listing, I replaced that broken driver's leaf spring, now that side is about 2 inches higher than the passanger. I may be getting another new spring if it doesn't settle quick.
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Old October 21st, 2006, 17:52
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Re: Pics, Strike R., P. Spider, 3D mudfest

Hadn't ever thought of that. Rear brakes are on my to do list already. I've probably got quicksand in the passenger side drum...
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Old October 21st, 2006, 19:53
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Re: Pics, Strike R., P. Spider, 3D mudfest

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Hadn't ever thought of that. Rear brakes are on my to do list already. I've probably got quicksand in the passenger side drum...
Hummmm...Wonder how much Kane Creek dumped in mine?
 


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