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04-21-2013 07:18 PM
Reaper2332
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Originally Posted by danrb View Post

Thanks! Need all the encouragement when I do front end work, spent my life being the man behind the curtain. Will see how I can put up an outline of what we've talked about.
Dan it might be more beneficial to run a linux box with mybb installed. It is forum based software. I have been toying with it here and there. Could be really helpful and I could give you a hand with it.
04-21-2013 07:18 PM
silver rubi
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Originally Posted by danrb View Post

Thanks! Need all the encouragement when I do front end work, spent my life being the man behind the curtain. Will see how I can put up an outline of what we've talked about.
Doing better than I could do lol
04-21-2013 07:16 PM
Reaper2332
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Originally Posted by danrb View Post

Thanks. I know you're good at this stuff. Hey if we do a good job, this could be an annual trip. You know me, I can't say no to a jeep trip.

Been watching all the Wayalife videos this weekend for ideas. Is the JK experience open to anyone? Seems to be an annual trip they do. Now we just need to get some good video people. lol

BTW, after seeing how his 40" tires eat of the trail, I'm thinking 35" may not be enough.
The JK-Experience is not open to everyone. You have to sign up and pray they pick you frim what I understand.

As for tires you'll be fine with 35". Most the guys on the videos are running 35". Eddie just has one bad-ass jeep!
04-21-2013 06:58 PM
danrb
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Originally Posted by silver rubi View Post
Looks great so far!

You have a rough draft of what we want to accomplish already...
I would say let's start developing a more detailed plan for the trip (ie.the activities for the days we're not wheeling.. cities we'd be stopping in .. etc...) .
I would post the rough draft on the site so people can get an idea of what we want to do..
Next would be to figure out who's interested.
Thanks! Need all the encouragement when I do front end work, spent my life being the man behind the curtain. Will see how I can put up an outline of what we've talked about.
04-21-2013 06:56 PM
danrb
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Originally Posted by Reaper2332 View Post
Dan I most likely wont be able to attend but I can help with the planning if need be.
Thanks. I know you're good at this stuff. Hey if we do a good job, this could be an annual trip. You know me, I can't say no to a jeep trip.

Been watching all the Wayalife videos this weekend for ideas. Is the JK experience open to anyone? Seems to be an annual trip they do. Now we just need to get some good video people. lol

BTW, after seeing how his 40" tires eat of the trail, I'm thinking 35" may not be enough.
04-21-2013 06:25 PM
Reaper2332 Also it is highly recommended to by this book.

Guide to Moab, UT Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails (Whatever the newest edition is.)

It will aid you with whatever trails you decide to do out there.
04-21-2013 05:01 PM
Reaper2332 Dan I most likely wont be able to attend but I can help with the planning if need be.
04-21-2013 04:37 PM
silver rubi
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Originally Posted by danrb View Post
Virginia2Moab

Started a website and I mean started. I'm a backend guy so bear with me on this. Any suggestions, where to start?
Looks great so far!

You have a rough draft of what we want to accomplish already...
I would say let's start developing a more detailed plan for the trip (ie.the activities for the days we're not wheeling.. cities we'd be stopping in .. etc...) .
I would post the rough draft on the site so people can get an idea of what we want to do..
Next would be to figure out who's interested.
04-21-2013 01:32 PM
danrb Virginia2Moab

Started a website and I mean started. I'm a backend guy so bear with me on this. Any suggestions, where to start?
04-19-2013 09:42 PM
silver rubi
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Originally Posted by danrb View Post

Ya definitely if we did Black Bear pass it would only be once in my lifetime. Something about overcoming fear that makes me want to do it.

There are some other incredible trails around there also from what I hear.
Yeah... That's why I wanna do it!
04-19-2013 07:52 PM
danrb
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Originally Posted by JeepNet View Post
I'm from Delaware and this sounds really interesting. Did I read correctly that you're talking about next summer?
Yep, sometime next year. Just starting to plan it. Probably we should make a NE trip. Would be cool to get a large group to go.
04-19-2013 04:13 PM
JeepNet I'm from Delaware and this sounds really interesting. Did I read correctly that you're talking about next summer?
04-19-2013 04:00 PM
danrb
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Originally Posted by Rancho View Post
It will be on the warm/hot side....

Also I know a guy out there who is a good guide, if you are interested PM and I will give you his number.
We're in the early stages of planning. I think if we find no one that is familiar with the area, we'll want a guide. I know one person that use to go several times a year, but no longer owns a jeep.
04-19-2013 03:58 PM
danrb
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Originally Posted by Gbobva View Post
From a planning perspective, would we be able to do this in July or early August? With kids in school possibly until late June and going back in late August the time frame is not as big as I might like.

Thanks
I'm flexible, so we'll have to see what others can do too.

I'm gonna put up a website for organizing information. I can see we'll start losing stuff here in this thread.

Dan
04-19-2013 11:32 AM
Rancho
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From a planning perspective, would we be able to do this in July or early August? With kids in school possibly until late June and going back in late August the time frame is not as big as I might like.

Thanks
It will be on the warm/hot side....

Also I know a guy out there who is a good guide, if you are interested PM and I will give you his number.
04-19-2013 11:27 AM
Gbobva From a planning perspective, would we be able to do this in July or early August? With kids in school possibly until late June and going back in late August the time frame is not as big as I might like.

Thanks
04-19-2013 04:07 AM
danrb
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Originally Posted by silver rubi View Post
Once in a lifetime experience. I hate heights and I kinda wanna do it lol
Ya definitely if we did Black Bear pass it would only be once in my lifetime. Something about overcoming fear that makes me want to do it.

There are some other incredible trails around there also from what I hear.
04-19-2013 12:25 AM
silver rubi Once in a lifetime experience. I hate heights and I kinda wanna do it lol
04-17-2013 08:22 AM
BigDaddyAt
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I have to admit I don't even know if I have the courage to do Black Bear Pass. The guy at the video says it all, "I don't like shelf roads, steep shelf roads and steep shelf roads people have died on."
It would be a bit nerve racking, that's for sure...but once you get there, there's no turning back
04-17-2013 04:21 AM
danrb
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Originally Posted by Rancho View Post
That was Ali from Petersen's (now Diesel Power) I ended up doing Black Bear Pass in 2WD rear low... both front axle shafts were snapped.

PS that is also me singing "Every Rose has It's Thrones" at the end of the video.... giddy up.
I have to admit I don't even know if I have the courage to do Black Bear Pass. The guy at the video says it all, "I don't like shelf roads, steep shelf roads and steep shelf roads people have died on."
04-16-2013 08:25 PM
Rancho
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Originally Posted by Reaper2332 View Post
Yeah you had a hell of a time with your front end on that experience. I give it to you though, you did more in 2wd that most can do in 4wd! I would love to make it to the west coast and do a fraction of the trail you all do. By the way great singing at the end of that video!
I told my boss not to do that trail..... he blew up two chromo shafts and took out stock ball joints.My brother learned a lot about front axles that trip, not being a wheeler. We got the Dynatrac ball joints in in and ran some janky stuff in the axles (read pretty much welded in the u-joints as when they blew up they wallowed out the ears) on the last day... then got RCV's all good since then.
And my singing, well I do have passion.
04-16-2013 07:47 PM
Reaper2332
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Originally Posted by Rancho View Post

That was Ali from Petersen's (now Diesel Power) I ended up doing Black Bear Pass in 2WD rear low... both front axle shafts were snapped.

PS that is also me singing "Every Rose has It's Thrones" at the end of the video.... giddy up.
Yeah you had a hell of a time with your front end on that experience. I give it to you though, you did more in 2wd that most can do in 4wd! I would love to make it to the west coast and do a fraction of the trail you all do. By the way great singing at the end of that video!
04-16-2013 07:38 PM
Rancho
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Originally Posted by Reaper2332 View Post
If you want to see the switchbacks go to youtube and search wayalife. Then look for the jk experience colorado and I believe its part 4 of 4 called black bear pass and billings canyon I think. There is a guy where his brakes go out about 4 ft from the cliff.
That was Ali from Petersen's (now Diesel Power) I ended up doing Black Bear Pass in 2WD rear low... both front axle shafts were snapped.

PS that is also me singing "Every Rose has It's Thrones" at the end of the video.... giddy up.

04-16-2013 07:29 PM
danrb
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Originally Posted by Reaper2332 View Post
If you want to see the switchbacks go to youtube and search wayalife. Then look for the jk experience colorado and I believe its part 4 of 4 called black bear pass and billings canyon I think. There is a guy where his brakes go out about 4 ft from the cliff.
I guess that is why they say you need to have a working hand brake.
04-16-2013 07:11 PM
Reaper2332
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Lol. I don't think many people survive falling off that switch back. As a matter of fact, some of the videos about Moab talk about people dying there.
If you want to see the switchbacks go to youtube and search wayalife. Then look for the jk experience colorado and I believe its part 4 of 4 called black bear pass and billings canyon I think. There is a guy where his brakes go out about 4 ft from the cliff.
04-16-2013 04:51 PM
danrb
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Originally Posted by silver rubi View Post
If I can get the time off to go we will have a Firefighter / EMT in the group...
Lol. I don't think many people survive falling off that switch back. As a matter of fact, some of the videos about Moab talk about people dying there.
04-16-2013 04:46 PM
danrb
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Originally Posted by Gladi8r View Post
Dan...About what timeframe are you looking at doing this?
I was thinking two weeks next year. I'm pretty flexible on when, so I'm looking for what times work for people.
04-16-2013 04:28 PM
silver rubi
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Originally Posted by danrb View Post

Those are the two once in a lifetime places. I kept looking for a four door Jeep in the video since they say short wheel base. Those three point turns with a sharp drop off have me concerned.

The other concern is ur at 12,000 ft. 14,000 was enough to incapacitate me a few years back. Went to 9,500 ft a couple weeks ago and felt it. Everyone would need to be aware of the risk from going a 100 ft above sea level to 12,000 ft. I'd hate to black out in the middle of a 3 point turn.
If I can get the time off to go we will have a Firefighter / EMT in the group...
04-16-2013 04:27 PM
silver rubi ..
04-16-2013 04:24 PM
Gladi8r Dan...About what timeframe are you looking at doing this?
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