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Title: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: R3 on October 18, 2019, 07:19:26 AM
 :jw
Heading to the GW National Forest to explore some more trails. Sound interesting? Have the day off?  come along.

Open to all jeeps  trails are basis Green trails and forest roads. We can go as far as 70 miles or as little as 30  in one day.  Up to the group.

Rally point will be Sheetz, 798 E Market St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Shoot to  depart at 0900. There is a parking lot  just west of Sheetz ( Pizza place)  that we should rally in. The parking lot at Sheetz will be a bit crowded for this many rigs. You will see my rig.

All the usual stuff applies:
Full size spare and tools/equipment to change a flat.
Recovery gear and recovery point front and rear.
Full tank of gas
Dress appropriately for weather conditions.
Rain or shine  run.

Lead R3
1)Rattletrap55
2)drekalots(?)
3)Nacho
4)Passe-Partout
5)JP-XPLR
6)Babakraft


Will add slots as required.

Meeting location is Sheetz Gas station in Harrisonburg 798 E Market St, gas Up, fresh coffee.

meeting time 0900. Plan to get underway 0930.

Cheers


Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: drekalots on October 20, 2019, 06:53:55 AM
I'm tentative. I'm off that day and should be able to come out. Just need to check a few things.


Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: R3 on October 21, 2019, 07:15:10 AM
We could always slide this back a day to Sunday if that helps.



Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: drekalots on October 21, 2019, 07:42:38 AM
We could always slide this back a day to Sunday if that helps.

I'm good for either day. If we do Sunday then the wife with be tagging along.


Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: R3 on October 21, 2019, 08:10:26 AM
 Then lets do Sunday.  Maybe more folks will join in.


Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: RattleTrap55 on October 21, 2019, 11:29:03 AM
Rob,

I am in for Sunday - I just removed, cleaned, repacked, and reinstalled with new seal both of the front wheel bearings on the CJ. Ready to go!

Garner


Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: UmmnLala on October 21, 2019, 12:07:28 PM
Put me in for Sunday as a tentative.

I'm going to do my best to come.

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Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: R3 on October 21, 2019, 02:06:31 PM
updated.


Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: Shpion1 on October 21, 2019, 06:43:05 PM
 :jw. please add me to list.  14 JKU sahara on 35, no lockers, have CB.


Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: R3 on October 22, 2019, 06:36:35 AM
Rob,

I am in for Sunday - I just removed, cleaned, repacked, and reinstalled with new seal both of the front wheel bearings on the CJ. Ready to go!

Garner

Outstanding!  For this run you can take the JKU.


Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: Passe-Partout on October 22, 2019, 12:23:56 PM
Please add me to the list


Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: JP-XPLR on November 06, 2019, 01:41:29 PM
Please add my wife and I onto the list for Sunday's trail run.  i need to get some trail time on my stock 2019 JLUR.


Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: R3 on November 06, 2019, 09:58:38 PM
Oh tay... Your in

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Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: R3 on November 07, 2019, 09:01:31 AM
 So it looks as if the weather is getting colder starting tomorrow. Dress accordingly please.

On our last  trip to the gravel forest trails we encountered two  obstacles blocking the trails  large fallen trees.  So good teachable moments were  had and some excellent team work to get thru the challenges presented.  This  enforced the  idea of come prepared.  even the quietest  easy ride can present  some challenges.  With the right gear  they are not a big deal. without it can be a long day.

Since this is a group ride  please feel free to be part of the team. Jump in  lend a hand and have fun... yes FUN.  Last weekend we not only had teachable moments  btu helped the USFS keep the trails open.  I am not asking  anyone to go buy  recovery gear, I am asking that you  pack what you have  on the run. Even if it is just a tow strap and a shackle, that might be the one bit we need to  complete the challenge presented to us.

It will be cool/cold. When we stopped for lunch last weekend we had a bit of a hot  pot luck. I am bringing my cooking gear for hot  coffee/chocolate and hot food (To be determined) I will bring some to share.  If you are so inclined please feel free to do the same.  Bring a camp chair if you like for lunch. "if you pack it in pack it out", if you are a smoker, mind you butts even withthe amount of rain  the ground is still very dry  and with all the foliage  laying around  fires can start easily.

Trail system there is  rated "Easy" bone stock Jeeps of all kinds can travel these trails with little effort.  The trails are long so  where we go will be determined by the speed of the group.  To give an idea the  trail loops are as little as  10 miles to as long as 70+

There are no facilities in the forest.  So please follow the rule  "...boys to the left and girls to the right..."  how did this come about? because girls are always right  :rotfl. 

Trees are for the most part without color  the politically correct term is  past peak :(....  but the views will still be grand. ;). 

Garner I am bringing an extra gallon just for you sir.

See everyone on Sunday.


Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: highlandercj-7 on November 07, 2019, 10:12:09 AM


Garner I am bringing an extra gallon just for you sir.



It's a CJ thing you wouldn't understand R3 :razz  I need a 30 gal fuel cell for my CJ-7. My CJ-8 has a 34 gal if I could ever get it built.  :(


Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: R3 on November 07, 2019, 01:38:07 PM


Garner I am bringing an extra gallon just for you sir.



It's a CJ thing you wouldn't understand R3 :razz  I need a 30 gal fuel cell for my CJ-7. My CJ-8 has a 34 gal if I could ever get it built.  :(

Nope... nothing to do with fuel... you had to be there.... :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl


Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: highlandercj-7 on November 07, 2019, 01:51:16 PM
I see HAHA :cheers


Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: R3 on November 07, 2019, 03:13:57 PM
Plus, as an ole geezer....I have had early CJs, 3s,5s,a 6 and a few Willy's overrlands....

I hear ya brother....wishing I had a commando to play with....

Cheers

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Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: Babakraft on November 07, 2019, 03:20:57 PM
Looking forward to Sunday! My better half will be making mini pies for everyone well probably have apple and pecan options. Let me know if there are any other requests and Ill see what I can do 👍🏻


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Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: Shpion1 on November 07, 2019, 03:26:21 PM
Guys hate to cancel this late but unfortunately have to. Got back in town from a work trip and have a commitment with our daughter that can't be rescheduled. My apologies.

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Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: R3 on November 07, 2019, 03:46:12 PM
Pies!   Oh my! Yes please!

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Title: Re: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: R3 on November 07, 2019, 03:47:11 PM
Guys hate to cancel this late but unfortunately have to. Got back in town from a work trip and have a commitment with our daughter that can't be rescheduled. My apologies.

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No worries sir some times life happens... Take care of what you have to, we'll seen you on the trail soon.

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Title: Re: Re: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: Shpion1 on November 07, 2019, 06:56:46 PM
Guys hate to cancel this late but unfortunately have to. Got back in town from a work trip and have a commitment with our daughter that can't be rescheduled. My apologies.

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No worries sir some times life happens... Take care of what you have to, we'll seen you on the trail soon.

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Thanks. Have a safe fun ride.

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Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: Nacho on November 07, 2019, 07:24:23 PM
Looking forward to Marine Corps birthday ride!  See you all Sunday

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Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: juice_jp on November 08, 2019, 07:55:42 AM
I was totally in until you moved it to Sunday!




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Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: UmmnLala on November 08, 2019, 08:19:11 AM
Well thanks to the weather change I'm sick as a dog.  I'll have to bow out.

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Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: R3 on November 08, 2019, 09:25:51 AM
No worries sir, get better  and we'll see you on the next run....


Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: UmmnLala on November 08, 2019, 01:11:16 PM
For sure pricing out 5.13 gears right now so next year will be a rausch and aoaa year.

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Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: R3 on November 08, 2019, 01:57:19 PM
Give Chaos fab shop a call. gears , install and set up around $2K.... they do install a bit differently... talk to Tim  to understand .

Cheers
Rob.


Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: UmmnLala on November 08, 2019, 02:01:15 PM
I for sure will I'm getting anywhere from $2400 to $3000 around here.  That's a hard sell for the wife haha

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Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: JP-XPLR on November 08, 2019, 03:05:57 PM
@R3 any issues bringing my four-legged companion along for the ride?

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Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: R3 on November 08, 2019, 03:09:00 PM
Long as he doesn't bite me in good with pups along.

Cheers

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Title: Re: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: R3 on November 08, 2019, 03:10:08 PM
@R3 any issues bringing my four-legged companion along for the ride?

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No worries... Pups are welcome

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Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: drekalots on November 08, 2019, 05:59:43 PM
Confirming for Sunday. We'll be there.


Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: Nacho on November 09, 2019, 08:16:04 PM
See you all tomorrow morning

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Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: drekalots on November 10, 2019, 06:38:12 AM
We'll be heading out shortly and driving down from WV. I'll be on channel 4 once I'm around Harrisonburg.


Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: JP-XPLR on November 10, 2019, 08:22:50 PM
We had a great time meeting everyone, learning techniques, and hope to participate more in the future.  A couple of pics to share and apologize in advance for not having any of Babakraft, but we enjoyed watching the mud fly and the pecan pies!

Here is one of Lobo starting us off from where we aired down.  I think he really enjoyed running around and meeting everyone.
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Airing down.

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R3 giving me some advice as i scrape the skid plates climbing a step.  Guess i need some upgrades :)
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Taking a break on top of a hill on 240 on such a beautiful day.  From right to left - R3, JP-XPLR, Nacho, drekalots, and a Toyota TRD pickup in the background.
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And one of Lobo closing us out before we peeled off to head home.
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Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: drekalots on November 10, 2019, 08:54:47 PM
Some of my pics from today. I didn't take many as I was driving for most of it.

L to R (R3, JP-XPLR, Babkraft, a Tacoma, me, and Nacho behind me (not shown).
(https://i.imgur.com/eZDKsKR.jpg?1)

L to R (R3, Nacho, JP-XPLR (behind Nacho), Me)
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My wife stuffing the front passenger tire
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Nacho and his JL on 37's. I love this Jeep
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The Jeep dog Mr. Mouse
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Final stopping point before heading home
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The final four (R3, the Tacoma, Myself, Nacho)
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Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: Nacho on November 10, 2019, 09:18:57 PM
Great time and great meeting some new folks. Delicious pecan pies too!
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Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: Nacho on November 10, 2019, 09:23:07 PM
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Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: R3 on November 10, 2019, 09:37:28 PM
Great day with great folks. I didn't take as many snaps as everyone else did.

Thank to all who came out. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191111/2e6882f783842551911b1251a4ecfa02.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191111/0221899048758b6d6ec26fba4713483a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191111/755ed5ef7c22871e746b1829d502b2a6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191111/4b85e9e4b574a87f8c27cb66a6c6cf7f.jpg)

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Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: mopar31898 on November 11, 2019, 02:01:54 PM
Looks like a great time!  And looks like plenty of water crossings.

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Title: Re: Veterans Day trail run GW National Forest
Post by: Babakraft on November 11, 2019, 04:44:49 PM
Thank you to everyone who helped me have a successful and safe first trail ride. Looking forward to seeing everyone out there again. And most importantly to any of the guys, gals, and families: Happy Veterans Day and thank you for your service!


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