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Old 04-01-2006, 08:18 PM
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These are the times that it sucks living in a YT member deprived part of the country
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Old 04-02-2006, 02:26 PM
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Damn! I would have gone if I were here. Looks like a lot of fun. Not to mention, I'd still like to check out Bruce and Lance's rigs in person.
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Lance's is pure eye candy. He's got either major cojones or a healthy hamster on the wheel upstairs to mod the heck out of a practically new runner. I wish I could have experienced the ride in his rig compared to my rough descent on that trail on Monday.

"My truck isn't meant for that kind of speed, please slow down Lance!" went through my mind on that trail shortly followed by "wheeeee!" My brother was holding onto the "oh shnikes" handles a lot
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Cool, so you guys hit some quick ssections? How fast were you all cruising?
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Well, Lance was the leader and when he started going fast, so did I. We were going 30-40mph before Lance showed me what his rig can REALLY do and hit 60mph At 40mph the stuff in my backseat looked like the clothes in a dryer. Going up, the stock runners were crawling up it in 4Lo so.....Yeah. You get the idea.

On the gravel roads we took it up to about 70 though.
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These are the times that it sucks living in a YT member deprived part of the country
I know how you feel. The only thing I can do is read about it.

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Old 04-02-2006, 04:54 PM
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Well, Lance was the leader and when he started going fast, so did I. We were going 30-40mph before Lance showed me what his rig can REALLY do and hit 60mph
That's what I like to see, he's got a true multi-purpose rig. You were holding up fine in ocotillo, yourself.
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Airing down would helped. We were going to put in a lot of miles that day so I kept the PSI at 30lbs. 15lbs would have been a much better ride but whatamisupposedtodowhenfollowinglance?
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I was tailgun on this trip, so I had to keep it slow, but everyonce in a while I'd stop and let the group get way out of sight, then do a little fast tracking to catch them. I topped out on the rough stuff at 70+, but after hitting a major pothole in a night run going fast, I held my speed down a bit. Would have been fun seeing how Lances rig compared to mine at speed, my guess is his rear was working much better than mine. The Bilsteins were working to their real well. I may have to do something similar to my rig, installing the 14" travel shocks.
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Originally Posted by BruceTS
I was tailgun on this trip, so I had to keep it slow, but everyonce in a while I'd stop and let the group get way out of sight, then do a little fast tracking to catch them. I topped out on the rough stuff at 70+, but after hitting a major pothole in a night run going fast, I held my speed down a bit. Would have been fun seeing how Lances rig compared to mine at speed, my guess is his rear was working much better than mine. The Bilsteins were working to their real well. I may have to do something similar to my rig, installing the 14" travel shocks.
I thought lance only had 12" travel shocks, but was pulling 14". I get mine up in the 60's, but that is as quick as I want to go. I've bottomed her out pretty good at that speed. my 450# coils are definitely a compromise. I'm sure you guys can get to a healthy speed pretty quickly with the bigger motors. I wish I could have made it.
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I finally found time to setup a fototime site. If you click on the thumbnails you'll find a 640x480 pic, click again and you'll get the 2288x1712 version. The slideshow is sort-of cool; give it a try.

http://www.fototime.com/inv/03761547D83AA21

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Originally Posted by paddlenbike
I finally found time to setup a fototime site. If you click on the thumbnails you'll find a 640x480 pic, click again and you'll get the 2288x1712 version. The slideshow is sort-of cool; give it a try.

http://www.fototime.com/inv/03761547D83AA21

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Thanks for sharing the GREAT photos! I'll do the same when I get back from Utah from a White Rim Trail run in Canyonlands Nat'l Park
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Originally Posted by Teotwaki
Thanks for sharing the GREAT photos! I'll do the same when I get back from Utah from a White Rim Trail run in Canyonlands Nat'l Park
Thanks! Positive feedback always makes it worth the effort. I look forward to seeing your pics as well.

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This thread has great pics!!!
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Great pics, Ken! Those were worth the wait!

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Looks like you guys had a great time. I can only do 70 on the frwy...my 4 low hit about 15mph 3K rpm in 5th.
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