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PostSubject: Re: Weekday ride the first week of April?   Weekday ride the first week of April? - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Mar 29, 2013 11:04 pm

Brian wrote:
Wednesday it is. The usual 9:30?

Any time will work for me, so whatever works best.....
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PostSubject: Re: Weekday ride the first week of April?   Weekday ride the first week of April? - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Mar 30, 2013 8:45 am

9:30 will do it. I will be there with bells on! And by bells I mean my new bumper Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Weekday ride the first week of April?   Weekday ride the first week of April? - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Mar 30, 2013 9:09 am

Then we'll have to search for some rocks to scratch the new bumpers up... What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Weekday ride the first week of April?   Weekday ride the first week of April? - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Apr 01, 2013 12:29 pm

Anyone else able to play hookie on Wednesday? Basketball
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PostSubject: Re: Weekday ride the first week of April?   Weekday ride the first week of April? - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Apr 01, 2013 1:52 pm

Dsbike might. He works weekends, and is usually looking for a weekday ride. I am not sure he would want to go up Daniel though.

I'll pm him and see.
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PostSubject: Re: Weekday ride the first week of April?   Weekday ride the first week of April? - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Apr 01, 2013 2:04 pm

Daniel should be a cake walk in the beginning of the season....

He could always leave it in the lot and ride with you up Daniel too.
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I sent him a message, so we will see.
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PostSubject: Re: Weekday ride the first week of April?   Weekday ride the first week of April? - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Apr 02, 2013 5:40 pm

Alright, just making sure we are still on. If so I will be there by 9:30.
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Yep. See you at 9:30.
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I hope to hear a report as to how the trails are looking
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Crazy Hube wrote:
I hope to hear a report as to how the trails are looking

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Crazy Hube wrote:
I hope to hear a report as to how the trails are looking

Here is my trail report:

I should have stayed home!

The FJ and Hankooks did great, but my day was plagued with operator error. Sad
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Brian wrote:
Crazy Hube wrote:
I hope to hear a report as to how the trails are looking

Here is my trail report:

I should have stayed home!

The FJ and Hankooks did great, but my day was plagued with operator error. Sad

It wasn't that bad.... affraid
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swke6cencO8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQa89R3jcrw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj8Ax9g_4_E
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Brian was a bit short of breath
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Looks like ground clearance is key Sad
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Crazy Hube wrote:
Brian was a bit short of breath

I had done a several hill climbs and one chaotic sprint at that point!
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iwashmycar wrote:
Looks like ground clearance is key Sad

Not really. It's more off camber stuff. Clearance only comes into play if you choose the wrong line at the top of Daniel.
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time for every one to get back into URE hill climbing shape again!!
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This is a long video (maybe to the point of not worth watching) and doesn't capture everything. There is a little dutch john at the end.


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Brian wrote:
Crazy Hube wrote:
Brian was a bit short of breath

I had done a several hill climbs and one chaotic sprint at that point!



Who has 2 thumbs, and had his FJ roll backwards down Daniel while he was chasing after it?

THIS GUY! cheers
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Oh geez care to share how that happened
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Pretty self explanatory. I was not in the FJ and it started rolling down the hill. If I was 5 seconds slower, it might be still down in the valley.
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Brian wrote:
Pretty self explanatory. I was not in the FJ and it started rolling down the hill. If I was 5 seconds slower, it might be still down in the valley.

I didnt see that in the vid, did I stop too soon!?! Either way, I glad for you you were able to catch it before all was lost....although that would have made a great video! Laughing
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We parked right before the first ledge and got out. I believe I left it in 2low and had the emergency brake on. It was running and not moving, so in my mind I thought it was in park. We decided to walk the trail to see the conditions were in. I turned off the ignition and was walking away when the FJ took off rolling down the hill. So I ran, jumped in, and stop the tragic fall off the side of the trail. I still don't know how it happened. My ignorance definitely played a role in it though.

This was the first sign I should turn around and call it a day. But I didn't.

Next I decided to try to push down the tree on Daniel with my mirror. I really lucked out that there was only a nick in it.

Then I had to retreat from a line on Daniel. I didn't have my big boy pants on, and was scared a rock was going to gouge into my body panel. So now I had to retreat 30 yard in reverse and give nick a workout placing rocks to keep my FJ from tipping.

Then when we made it to the easy trail I realized my top plates on my bumper were coming in contact with the body. Nothing major but enough for me to take them off and trim later. One bolt/nut seized up and could not be loosened.

So not my best day out in Uwharrie. However a bad day in Uwharrie is still pretty fun!
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