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Title: Wheeling at Rausch Creek, March 23rd
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on January 30, 2019, 08:03:40 PM
Who wants to go wheeling at Rausch Creek in March?  If you're interested, let us know what dates you're free.  I'm thinking Saturday March 23rd.  Who wants to join me?!   :jw

So far we have:

1. Me
2. R3
3. BLACKHAWKJEEP
4. RattleTrap55
5. ShckCrwlr
6. Glin60
7. sjalkian
8. streak
9. mikestatic
10. Ryan from RI
11. gravitywell
12. BoxerCorps
13. Brittney
14. Khan
15. Bill from PA
16.
17.
18.


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek in March - Date TBD
Post by: R3 on January 30, 2019, 08:17:12 PM
23rd works here.... Maybe on the 16th.

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Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek in March - Date TBD
Post by: RattleTrap55 on January 30, 2019, 08:28:09 PM
I am in - the 23th is better for me. 


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek in March - Date TBD
Post by: BLACKHAWKJEEP on January 30, 2019, 09:30:08 PM
I'm in for either date - looks like the 23rd works for most of us though!

Are we doing crawl daddy this time...  8)


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek in March - Date TBD
Post by: ShckCrwlr on January 30, 2019, 09:34:19 PM
Looks like the 23rd is good for us also, I'll put it on the calendar.


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek in March - Date TBD
Post by: gravitywell on January 31, 2019, 07:54:50 PM
Is RC doable for a mostly stock JK?

I have a oil / transmission skid, and rock Sliders.

No lift, factory BF KM2s, rear locker.


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek in March - Date TBD
Post by: R3 on January 31, 2019, 08:23:58 PM
Yes! Hiam will attest to that. Don't know what Donnie as in mind ...

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Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek in March - Date TBD
Post by: BLACKHAWKJEEP on February 01, 2019, 10:54:13 AM
Is RC doable for a mostly stock JK?

I have a oil / transmission skid, and rock Sliders.

No lift, factory BF KM2s, rear locker.
Yes! I wheeled my Jeep at RC a couple of times when it was fully stock on street tires, you will be more than fine! Regarding skids... I still need to update mine but we have good spotters on the team  :tu


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek in March - Date TBD
Post by: Glin60 on February 05, 2019, 08:22:12 PM
23rd should work for us as well... Iím in


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek in March - Date TBD
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on February 05, 2019, 11:00:21 PM
23rd should work for us as well... Iím in

 :tu


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek in March - Date TBD
Post by: R3 on February 06, 2019, 09:04:01 AM
 This will be a good test for the upgraded suspension....  :twist :eek :8


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek in March - Date TBD
Post by: BLACKHAWKJEEP on February 06, 2019, 01:55:02 PM
Iím curious to see the upgraded suspension... 8)
I wonít be competing with Rob at all ... or will I  :lol


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek in March - Date TBD
Post by: R3 on February 06, 2019, 05:07:48 PM
Competition... hummm, so what did you have in mind?

Hills?
Woops?
Rocks?
Spotting?
Navigation?
Recovery?
Rally?

The problem with competition is good judgement usually falls by the wayside with youth. This leads to  broken rigs or  the old statement "Could some one please put me back on my wheels"... Now the recovery would be interesting but the drive home  in a busted rig would not.

My modifications are for ride comfort and as well as performance.  I have a goal in mind. At my age  bouncing down the road  and trail take a toll on the ole tired body and at the end of the day I like to walk more like a human that a gorilla...

Next steps after this might put me in a competition category but funding will dictate that.  A D60 rear and D60  outer end up front would certainly up the rig game... another $8-9K  I do not have right now... I need a sponsor or a second job or two.

Then there is always the JK8 conversion in the works....

and...
and...
and...

There will be take offs....

Parts that is...

Send it! is in my vocabulary  but that is currently reserved for 800-1000 yrds plus.

Cheers


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek in March - Date TBD
Post by: sjalkian on February 07, 2019, 02:33:30 PM
I'm in for 23rd.  Can't wait to put my rig to the test!


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek in March - Date TBD
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on February 08, 2019, 12:54:33 AM
This will be a good test for the upgraded suspension....  :twist :eek :8

Can't wait to see the upgrades!   :cheers  (And eat some wings haha)


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek in March - Date TBD
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on February 08, 2019, 12:55:09 AM
I'm in for 23rd.  Can't wait to put my rig to the test!

Awesome!


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek in March - Date TBD
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on February 08, 2019, 01:04:02 AM
Is RC doable for a mostly stock JK?

I have a oil / transmission skid, and rock Sliders.

No lift, factory BF KM2s, rear locker.

Hey, should I add you to the list?  Let us know.  Hope you can make it! 


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek, March 23rd
Post by: streak on February 09, 2019, 08:33:34 AM
Oooo oooo!  Can I go!

I have a stock 04 Rubicon

And a jack, a winch, a shovel, a hatchet, some pulleys, some hooks, straps, and a poncho!



Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek, March 23rd
Post by: ShckCrwlr on February 09, 2019, 05:56:38 PM
Do you all use a standard CB or GMRS radio channel when you travel/wheel as a club?  I have a couple of hand held GMRS radios that we typically take with us for comms or for spotting.


Thanks!  Looking forward to meeting everyone.


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek, March 23rd
Post by: mikestatic on February 10, 2019, 09:02:41 PM
Id like to be added to the list. I really wanted to make the run next weekend but I haven't finished some work I need done. Never been to Rausch, but have wheeled a good amount. 08 JKU on 37s and all the fun stuff. Thanks
Mike

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Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek, March 23rd
Post by: R3 on February 11, 2019, 07:34:20 AM
Do you all use a standard CB or GMRS radio channel when you travel/wheel as a club?  I have a couple of hand held GMRS radios that we typically take with us for comms or for spotting.


Thanks!  Looking forward to meeting everyone.

Some of have made the switch to Dual band to include GMRS while the majority  still run CBs.  Love my Dual band radio.


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek, March 23rd
Post by: R3 on February 11, 2019, 07:44:04 AM
Id like to be added to the list. I really wanted to make the run next weekend but I haven't finished some work I need done. Never been to Rausch, but have wheeled a good amount. 08 JKU on 37s and all the fun stuff. Thanks
Mike

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Run next week will be fun, hope you can make it...  Rausch is a good place to play, there is a cost associated with it. Need to join the club (Rausuch) and then pay toplay each day.  Several options are availabel a daily rate,  a 5 for  rate and a yearly rate.  with asmuch as I have been there this past year  I might  drop the bucks ona yearly rate this year.

Rausch is a good mix of Rocks and mud, hill climbs and some open area as well.  the property is split into  two sections  the NE property is mostly greens and blues, with that said  we did more winching  on the NE property then ever on the East/West/South property.  The west  property seem to hold the best  mix of trails soem are  bring a trailer to get home and others are just a gravel road, mix them all together and it is a fun day.  Air stations are available in teh paking lot to air up after the ride as well as services if you really  twisting something  out of shape...

From where I live King George VA) Rausch is about a 4.5 hr run so I elect to camp at the Hampton Inn in Pine Grove. there is a little diner cross the street that is a great place to meet for coffee and chow.  From there  the run to Rausch is only about  10 minutes


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek, March 23rd
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on February 12, 2019, 09:49:16 AM
Oooo oooo!  Can I go!

I have a stock 04 Rubicon

And a jack, a winch, a shovel, a hatchet, some pulleys, some hooks, straps, and a poncho!



Of course!  We will choose trails based on everyone's rig's capability.


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek, March 23rd
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on February 12, 2019, 09:50:18 AM
Do you all use a standard CB or GMRS radio channel when you travel/wheel as a club?  I have a couple of hand held GMRS radios that we typically take with us for comms or for spotting.


Thanks!  Looking forward to meeting everyone.

We usually just use our standard CBs.  We're looking forward to meeting you as well!


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek, March 23rd
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on February 12, 2019, 09:55:16 AM
Id like to be added to the list. I really wanted to make the run next weekend but I haven't finished some work I need done. Never been to Rausch, but have wheeled a good amount. 08 JKU on 37s and all the fun stuff. Thanks
Mike

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Done!  Glad you can make it.  Sounds like you have a sweet rig!


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek, March 23rd
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on February 12, 2019, 09:57:08 AM
Who wants to go wheeling at Rausch Creek in March?  If you're interested, let us know what dates you're free.  I'm thinking Saturday March 23rd.  Who wants to join me?!   :jw

I will provide more details soon. 

So far we have:

1. Me
2. R3
3. BLACKHAWKJEEP
4. RattleTrap55
5. ShckCrwlr
6. Glin60
7. sjalkian
8. streak
9. mikestatic
10. Ryan from RI
11.
12.



Title: Re: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek in March - Date TBD
Post by: gravitywell on February 17, 2019, 01:04:11 AM
Is RC doable for a mostly stock JK?

I have a oil / transmission skid, and rock Sliders.

No lift, factory BF KM2s, rear locker.

Hey, should I add you to the list?  Let us know.  Hope you can make it! 
Add me on!


Title: Re: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek in March - Date TBD
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on February 17, 2019, 02:09:08 AM
Is RC doable for a mostly stock JK?

I have a oil / transmission skid, and rock Sliders.

No lift, factory BF KM2s, rear locker.

Hey, should I add you to the list?  Let us know.  Hope you can make it! 
Add me on!

 :tu


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek, March 23rd
Post by: BLACKHAWKJEEP on February 17, 2019, 12:21:02 PM
Donnie,
My friend who came with us yesterday wheeling has a lifted JL, and she would love to join us in March.
She's currently trying to find a CB to hook up.
If you may please add "Brittney" to the list, coming in a lifted white and coral JL  :tu


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek, March 23rd
Post by: ShckCrwlr on February 17, 2019, 12:30:06 PM
We have another jeep for the list as well.  Some friends of our just bought a stock 2015 JKU Rubicon and would love to tag along. Please add "Khan" to the list.


Thanks
Don


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek, March 23rd
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on February 18, 2019, 11:56:47 PM
Brittney & Khan have been added!   :cheers


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek, March 23rd
Post by: R3 on February 19, 2019, 12:42:19 PM
 For the group. looking at heading up Friday night and camping at the Hampton Inn.  Any takers for the pub Friday night for a "debrief" or just to drink beer and talk jeep stuff? :tu

Was told of a new breakfast place in town last weekend... supposed to be pretty good and open before 0700 Saturday. :?

Just a note to all, last weekend we wheeled with a mix bag of talent.  our trail guide  shot us to a down hill Red  chute.  Now before everyone get their nickers in a twist, No rocks were harmed  transversing the trail!  Need to congratulate a JLU, new to Jeeps, Brand new to off roading and  it was her first time  on the trails......  Even covered in Ice and snow the merry band of nuts ( that is all of us on that ride)  made the decent in one piece.  Great learning experience for the JLU crew and broaden her horizons  greatly.  :8 :8 :8

If there are any takers I am up for a Sunday run as well perhaps a half day.

Cheers :cheers
R3


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek, March 23rd
Post by: RattleTrap55 on February 19, 2019, 01:31:32 PM
Rob,

I am planning to arrive 5ish Friday evening camping at the Comfort Inn (they have a parking lot that is trailer friendly) leaving sometime on Sunday so I am all in for a half day on the trail Sunday. And, I am always in for food and drink on Friday night plus any other night.. :tu


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek, March 23rd
Post by: BLACKHAWKJEEP on February 19, 2019, 04:12:15 PM
Going to see if I can stay in the Hampton Inn this time.
I'd be down for wings and soda or beer (whatever my brain tells me I need after a long day of wheeling)  :p

Rob that trail guide was nuts  :razz


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek, March 23rd
Post by: R3 on February 19, 2019, 06:33:35 PM
Friday night it is Garner....  Wings and good friends!

Cheers
Rob


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek, March 23rd
Post by: R3 on February 19, 2019, 06:36:56 PM
Going to see if I can stay in the Hampton Inn this time.
I'd be down for wings and soda or beer (whatever my brain tells me I need after a long day of wheeling)  :p

Rob that trail guide was nuts  :razz

Absolutely Nucking Futs!.... but then again we all followed so that makes us?


Title: Re: Wheeling at Rausch Creek, March 23rd
Post by: R3 on February 19, 2019, 06:38:30 PM
Donnie,
Sent an e-mail...
Cheers
Rob.