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Old 10-13-2004, 11:03 AM
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I wish I could have run with you guys. Especially Hells Revenge and Hell's Gate. That's quite a rush.

I'll be going over to Mike Brown's house this weekend to watch all the video of you guys. I expect to see impresive things out of Schaefer, Hunt, Bruce and Cheese.

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Old 10-13-2004, 11:48 AM
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Man, awesome pics and adventure! Very inspiring.
Michael, hope you got home ok and drop the details of your custom bumper. It's nice to see a couple 4th gens in there, pretty cool.
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Old 10-13-2004, 12:31 PM
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Here you go.............................................





We did have alot of fun tormenting Bruce.
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Excellent!

That was the Rockpile and there was no real viable way to drive it without super big tires and breakover.

Looking at the video again, I had too much gearing in the first couple attemps. At the same time, I flogged it hard for a while and thought it was near the end of my luck and something was going to break.

Scott, I am not sure I did anything impressive, I was not myself for the first day and change.
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Old 10-13-2004, 01:43 PM
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Adrian, don't feel too bad about the double whammy part. It sounded pretty bad from where we were (around the bend) and thought someone was really tempted to break something
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Wow!

Not what I wanted to see!

I want see wheeling pictures or preferably videos!
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Originally Posted by KING
Wow! Not what I wanted to see!
Junior High in Utah!
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Originally Posted by sschaefer3
We did have alot of fun tormenting Bruce.
Seems like Steve got tormented more......... Consideing my MTR's out performed his Geolanders and easily crawled up ledges that he couldn't.


Adrian, don't worry, what happened was all in fun, the ribbing didn't bother me, just that we have to make sure it stays in the group. As for your attempt at DoubleWhammy, your rear bumper kept you from climbing, every try just slammed your tires under the ledge. I think any more, would have lead to something breaking.

I have a DVD burner and a LCD monitor, on the way, as soon as they arrive, I'll convert the video I took and make a raw copy for everyone, I won't have time to put any kind of production together.
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Originally Posted by BruceTS
Seems like Steve got tormented more......... Consideing my MTR's out performed his Geolanders and easily crawled up ledges that he couldn't.
Now you opened up a can of worms. I'll let everyone else set you streight.

So guys, what do you think? Let him have it.
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Not what I wanted to see!
Actually it was my fault for asking Steve to get a photo of me on that ledge, I should have guessed something that would have happened. Brent next time get Heather to do the moon shot.......
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Not the GEOLANDERS. Bruce, you're in serious trouble now.

Who's Heather?
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Not the GEOLANDERS. Bruce, you're in serious trouble now.

Not even, on Pritchett Canyon run, Steve tried to crawl up a ledge and couldn't, then he had to bump to make it. He then gets on the CB and remarks "Lets see those MTR's do better" or something in that context, can't remember exactly. I then crawled that ledge without slipping a tire, no bump needed. There was no obstacle that Steve did that I couldn't climb that day before my air locker went out.
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I'm with you on that one but you know how there is no tire other than GEOs for Steve.
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I heard the call on the CB and it was right when I was walking a ledge.

Thanks for the clarity Bruce, I wanted to be clear that your help with the strap, wisdom in turning wrenches and winch line in bad situations did not go unappreciated.

Steve's tires have done all right in Moab both times I was there with him. Saturday night I showed him my opinion of the tires, then he showed me what he thought of my winch and things were all right. Come to think of it, there were a lot of opinions shown that night.

I am a lucky man and felt like I was at the end of the luck with that attempt. All of the change from the ashtray is now strewn about the truck, I still cannot find the remote for my CD player, my ghetto bass broke free and general havoc ensued. The rear weight and overhang was killer along with my shorter wheel base.
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Talking So let me get this straight...

The MT/Rs spanked the Geolanders and the Rockware bumper was an anchor that prevented Flygt from getting Double Whammied?

Nice butt Bruce!

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Nice butt Bruce!

Not my butt, it was Brent's after Steve ask if I really wanted a photo........ Then he got Brent to pose...... What can I say......LMAO
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Not my butt, it was Brent's after Steve ask if I really wanted a photo........ Then he got Brent to pose...... What can I say......LMAO
sounds like a "yokohomo" action there eh
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Originally Posted by sschaefer3
Now you opened up a can of worms. I'll let everyone else set you straight.

So guys, what do you think? Let him have it.
On that particular trail I didn't see any tire out perform any other tire. What I saw was everyone just trying to make it through, that was a hard trail. The MTR's did well, the YokoHomo's did just as well. Bruce, on that ledge you must have gotten a better line, that's all. Remember, Steve also had 5 people in his 4 cyl base model compared to 2 in your 6 cyl.

If you include the financial aspect into performance the Homo's win, hands down. They cost 1/2 as much as the MTR's and perform just as well in that environment.
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Originally Posted by Albuquerque Jim
The MTR's did well, the YokoHomo's did just as well. Bruce, on that ledge you must have gotten a better line, that's all. Remember, Steve also had 5 people in his 4 cyl base model compared to 2 in your 6 cyl.

If you include the financial aspect into performance the Homo's win, hands down. They cost 1/2 as much as the MTR's and perform just as well in that environment.
Actually I took the same line..... As for total trail weight and engine size, that's a wash with the crawl box. In that situation weight would have probably helped with traction, engine wise, I just idled up....

Geolanders cost $140 each and my MTR's cost $180 each......
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