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Old 07-08-2006, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by SteveO
By the way, we did the entire trail by ourselves. I didn't have anybody hanging off the high-side to counter-balance or spot.
good Job! One of these days I'll need to make another trip out there, if I do it'll be for at least a week.....
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Old 07-08-2006, 04:04 PM
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Amazing stuff, Steve... One of these days we're gonna have to put together a Calvary Chapel Off Road Jambo...
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Old 07-08-2006, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Tacoclimber
Amazing stuff, Steve... One of these days we're gonna have to put together a Calvary Chapel Off Road Jambo...

Man...That would be way cool!

We got back tonight and attended a family dinner party. we were able to see the videos for the 1st time on a TV, and they are "super cool". The lean on Rocker Knocker is awesome! The trip up Lions back is really cool and gives a great perspective as to just how narrow it really is in certain sections.

I'll try and get them posted tomorrow.

I also got some film of the Rock Pile. For this one, I just pulled out the winch cable. All the rocks that make the Rock Pile the Rock Pile were moved to the bypass. So, it was pretty steep. I pulled out the winch and just winched/drove it.
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Very nice line on Rocker Knocker! A bunch of my friends recently took a similar line with an uphill strap to the roof with a few people on it. It was typically around 40 degrees, but it worked and no one winched.

Which line did you take on Yellow Hill? That's the very last climb at the top of Pritchett Canyon? Years ago you had to go around the outside to the right. Then a couple years ago everyone went right up the middle at the base of the valley. Now I think more people are doing the far right line again. Climbing up the right ledge can be tough (and scary) too depending on how close you get to the edge.
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Old 07-09-2006, 07:34 AM
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Thanks Jeff.

The obstacle just before the Rock Pile, I took the line to the right, and ended up winching this one. It was a tough one. I winched Rock Pile as well. Seems all the rocks that make Rock Pile the Rock Pile were at the bypass route. Then, on the last obstacle I went to the left, the easier line.

Well, here they are.

VIDEO of ROCKER KNOCKER - CLICK ON THE PICTURE

10MB, WMV file


VIDEO OF LIONS BACK - CLICK ON THE PICTURE
The file shows going up, turning around and then coming down.

30MB, WMV file


edit***
Here is how the camera was mounted on the 4Runner for Lions Back


Enjoy, and let me know what you all think.
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Old 07-09-2006, 12:42 PM
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The point POV vids are ok but once you've seen one you've seen them all;I prefer the vids showing the truck,got any of those? Still freakin' scary and I know I won't be doing it since I don't think I could handle that much pucker.
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Old 07-09-2006, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by X-AWDriver
The point POV vids are ok but once you've seen one you've seen them all;I prefer the vids showing the truck,got any of those? Still freakin' scary and I know I won't be doing it since I don't think I could handle that much pucker.
"point POV vids"......Can you elaborate on this? Do you mean the video climbing Lion's Back?
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Old 07-09-2006, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Cebby
Steve - great pics! Looks like you got wider wheels since I saw that beast last. Nice pics in 4WD Toyota Owner this month too!
Thanks Cebby. Scott (guy who took the pictures) rode with me during the event. Very cool guy. The editor has wanted to do an article on my rig, I just havn't had the time to pull together a bunch of pics. Now that Moab is behind me, I can send him a bunch of too-cool shots.
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Good stuff! I liked the LB video, it gives a nice perspective.
The rocker knocker vid is crazy. Your rear side seemed awfully close to that big rock but you made the climb itself look so easy. way cool.
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Old 07-09-2006, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by SteveO
"point POV vids"......Can you elaborate on this? Do you mean the video climbing Lion's Back?
Yes,the Lion's Back vid. The POV is the best to give us fraidy cats what it's really like to almost be there tho'.
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Old 07-09-2006, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by X-AWDriver
Yes,the Lion's Back vid. The POV is the best to give us fraidy cats what it's really like to almost be there tho'.
Oh ok. No, I'm sorry, no videos of the 4Runner climbing the Lions Back.

But, I do have more video to be posted, plus lots-o-pics from Cliff hanger and pritchett Canyon, plus Potatoe Salad Hill and Moab Rim .

I'm working on getting those resized, compressed and posted.
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Old 07-10-2006, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by callmej75
Why can't I see the pics! I absolutely worship SteveO's runner...
MY wife calls it the little green idol. She wants me pass around the offering plate so people can donate to the little green idol............anybody interested?
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Old 07-11-2006, 07:08 AM
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Looks like lots of people have seen the videos.

Any comments?

I wish I would have had two video cameras. I could have gotton two different perspectives as I was driveing Rocker Knocker. Maybe next time.
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Originally Posted by SteveO
Looks like lots of people have seen the videos.

Any comments?

Can I have your truck?
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Old 07-11-2006, 07:43 AM
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Yeah, sure. You may have to battle the Boss (A.K.A Wife) for it, as it's her daily driver.
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can I be your wife?


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Spectacular pics, Steve!

I tried to make an animated avatar for you, but it just ain't gonna work. I got the sequence down to 9k total, but when you create the animated .gif, it just bloats it to 10x that.

Oh well...
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Originally Posted by rubysRunner
can I be your wife?


mmmmmmmmm..........

no.

Sorry, I'm in love with my wife. She's an excellent driver off-road, sings, composes music, plays guitar, piano, speaks 3 languages, has a Mastors degree in one of those 3 languages; understands Lockers, gears, transfer cases and big tires, and looks great in high heels. I pretty much have the whole package.
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Originally Posted by SteveO
mmmmmmmmm..........

no.

Sorry, I'm in love with my wife. She's an excellent driver off-road, sings, composes music, plays guitar, piano, speaks 3 languages, has a Mastors degree in one of those 3 languages; understands Lockers, gears, transfer cases and big tires, and looks great in high heels. I pretty much have the whole package.


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Originally Posted by OutdoorLiving
Spectacular pics, Steve!

I tried to make an animated avatar for you, but it just ain't gonna work. I got the sequence down to 9k total, but when you create the animated .gif, it just bloats it to 10x that.

Oh well...

Cool, is there some way to just get 3 pictures into an Avatar. Say the 1st, middle and the last?
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