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Today 02:23 PM
Zombiehunta666
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Originally Posted by XJ_Phil View Post
It took me a while to learn to lighten up on the throttle. Even still, I always get that Bonzi attitude and blast past a spot (where less would be more).
Fixed it for ya.
Today 01:54 PM
WOKNROX
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Originally Posted by XJ_Phil View Post
Linda and I are going to take part in that Gold Mountain run leaving the Big Bear Discovery Center at 9:30 on Saturday a.m.. Can hardly wait to see all of those newbees on a Black Diamond trail for the first time. Should make for an interesting day.
Oh that should be fun. GM is always a good time.
I'll have to check out that thread.
Today 01:45 PM
XJ_Phil
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
who's going out wheelin this weekend?
It's looking like I'll have Saturday & Sunday off of work. .

Linda and I are going to take part in that Gold Mountain run leaving the Big Bear Discovery Center at 9:30 on Saturday a.m.. Can hardly wait to see all of those newbees on a Black Diamond trail for the first time. Should make for an interesting day.
Today 01:35 PM
Ditchdoc It almost sounds like the whole country is a Waffle House at 3:00am.
Today 01:28 PM
Ditchdoc Just saw the news for the first time since I flew out. What happened over there I take vacation riots break out, Isis is openly recruiting in the US, cops are tear gassing media. Busy week!!
Today 01:04 PM
Serg5000
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
Cherish those moments. They will never come again. I worked thru most of my girls childhood off at racetracks. I don't miss the racing but I sure wish I had those times at the beach your getting.
Good morning everyone.

Bob now days I certainly do enjoy them. Makes life that much more enjoyable.

Well. Just got home from doing my Vegas run. Now I'm home cleaning up to head out to San Diego to visit our grandson. Not sure when I'm going to sleep. But when I'm ready I bet I just crash.
Today 12:45 PM
WOKNROX So who's going out wheelin this weekend?
It's looking like I'll have Saturday & Sunday off of work. .
Today 12:41 PM
Ditchdoc I thought a girl like you would have loved that drive.
Today 12:40 PM
Ditchdoc
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
The first time I ever went snorkeling was in Hana, the road there was ridiculously long It was a cool place, the kids loved it.
Nice. That's why we spent the night there. The cabins were HOT. No breeze till the morning. It was nice we foraged for papayas, coconuts and guavas for breakfast. There were many vacancy in hotels but are ubber pricy on walk ins (400 to 800) per night. The cabins were 99 and have things to explore including a freezing cold fresh water cave.
Today 12:33 PM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by Ditchdoc View Post
Here u go.

Attachment 1409018

It's a cabin in a national park in a town called Hana.
The first time I ever went snorkeling was in Hana, the road there was ridiculously long It was a cool place, the kids loved it.
Today 12:30 PM
Ditchdoc Good morning ladies and gents. Doing laundry today.
Talk about off roading. I had to take a off road and race driving school in Australia when I was a little over 15. First you drive a obstacle corse that will take you all day and that's if you finish. Then at the end of the school you take the same course, two maybe three hours tops.
Today 11:58 AM
jeff_in_rc You know as a newbie with only 2 1/2 years or so under my belt I am really cautious when it comes to the skinny pedal, the last thing I want to do is give it too much throttle. So far it has worked well for me and I think coming from a biking background has helped a lot especially with line choice.

As stated before there are times for a little more and there are times to just idle up and or down a trail and it all takes time to learn like anything else in life.

The one thing that drives me nuts is to watch guys that just hammer their way thru something and wonder why they are beating their rigs all to pieces. The you have the other extreme, the guys that NEED a little momentum the get thru it and the REFUSE the give it just a little more throttle! Everybody is different in their thinking which is not a bad thing, it's just the way we are.
Today 11:45 AM
XJ_Phil It took me a while to learn to lighten up on the throttle. Even still, once in a while I get that Bonzi attitude and blast past a spot (where less would be more).
Today 11:33 AM
suicideking
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
Where you put your tires comes from lots of hours on the trails. I love following the experienced drivers and watching where they place things and how they use the throttle or momentum. It is a pretty awesome balancing act to learn. i've seen guys in really built rigs who were learning and got stuck hand it over to someone who knew the drill and just breeze over the rocks. Lots of skill in real rock crawling. I am hoping to learn it. I like to push myself to see how the jeep reacts and how I drive.
It was interesting watching this during the M&G Gold Mountain run -- I remember a few that would come up to an obstacle and punch the gas. I would say to slow down, but some had their windows closed (probably due to rain). Then others would go too slow and Nick and I would tell them to give it a little bump, but they were overcautious.

Definitely a learning curve. I do remember when I was new, I heard a few spotters tell me I'm going too slow, not giving it enough gas.
Today 10:03 AM
jeff_in_rc
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Originally Posted by Ditchdoc View Post
Here u go.

It's a cabin in a national park in a town called Hana.
Nice, thanks man! Have a wonderful time!
Today 02:36 AM
Ditchdoc On Thursday we fly to the Philippines and catch a island hopper to Palau. Then no more electricity for a few days then back to the Philippines staying there for a few days then back to the US if I don't stay.
Today 02:31 AM
Ditchdoc
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Originally Posted by jeff_in_rc View Post
No pic Ditchdoc and clicking on the link no workie either.
Here u go.

Attachment 1409018

It's a cabin in a national park in a town called Hana.
Today 02:28 AM
Ditchdoc Attachment 1408970

Ok let's see if this works. This was a couple days ago. Son and me catching some dinner. Daughter took it from hotel room. And there it is on the barby.

Attachment 1408978
Today 12:34 AM
Gunner
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
I never would have guessed how fun messing with kids could be. I've always been deep into providing I can say I missed some of the fun stuff. I now have slowed down just enough to enjoy my kids and all they offer. They crack me up. My son blessed us with a grandson. Now this little is a real kick in the ass. Funny as all get out. He is always smiling.

His first time to the beach yesterday. He wouldn't get off his dads skim board.
Cherish those moments. They will never come again. I worked thru most of my girls childhood off at racetracks. I don't miss the racing but I sure wish I had those times at the beach your getting.
Today 12:31 AM
Gunner Where you put your tires comes from lots of hours on the trails. I love following the experienced drivers and watching where they place things and how they use the throttle or momentum. It is a pretty awesome balancing act to learn. i've seen guys in really built rigs who were learning and got stuck hand it over to someone who knew the drill and just breeze over the rocks. Lots of skill in real rock crawling. I am hoping to learn it. I like to push myself to see how the jeep reacts and how I drive.
Yesterday 01:45 PM
aw12345
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
I apologize, I thought it was your jeep on top of the hill, it was similar. Panamint is fun, last year was our first and we will be there again this year. I'm thinking you will cruise thru Isham without a problem from the looks of it
Easy crawling all depends where you put your tires, sometimes the difference between running an obstacle and carnage is just one rock, go figure
Yesterday 12:59 PM
Lab Lover I apologize, I thought it was your jeep on top of the hill, it was similar. Panamint is fun, last year was our first and we will be there again this year. I'm thinking you will cruise thru Isham without a problem from the looks of it
Yesterday 12:39 PM
aw12345
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
Those pics are awesome, Art. That's quite a machine you've built, I saw it at Panamint but you were just handling the winching the V-notch so I never saw it move. Maybe this year I can see it in action .
Thanks Lisa, it works pretty darn well. Never been to the Panamints, gonna have to visit that area, really need to run Isham and some of the other good stuff that hides around there.
Yesterday 10:36 AM
Lab Lover Those pics are awesome, Art. That's quite a machine you've built, I saw it at Panamint but you were just handling the winching the V-notch so I never saw it move. Maybe this year I can see it in action .
Yesterday 09:25 AM
jeff_in_rc No pic Ditchdoc and clicking on the link no workie either.
Yesterday 12:56 AM
Ditchdoc Attachment 1405682

My pad for the night in the sweltering jungle.
08-18-2014 07:52 PM
aw12345 Had a nice time yesterday eating dust

I am liking these

jb gatekeeper2 by aartjestaartje, on Flickr

jb gatekeeper1 by aartjestaartje, on Flickr

JB gatekeeper by aartjestaartje, on Flickr
08-18-2014 04:17 PM
Serg5000 I never would have guessed how fun messing with kids could be. I've always been deep into providing I can say I missed some of the fun stuff. I now have slowed down just enough to enjoy my kids and all they offer. They crack me up. My son blessed us with a grandson. Now this little is a real kick in the ass. Funny as all get out. He is always smiling.

His first time to the beach yesterday. He wouldn't get off his dads skim board.
08-18-2014 03:29 PM
Gunner Haha i love being a dork with my grandkids and the girls. i can still get my nieces to bust a gut when i talk them into something silly.
08-18-2014 01:29 PM
Serg5000
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
We're you singing? That will really earn you the Dork title if you were, haha. My kids are grown and still call Mike and I Dorks.....most often Mike, but we all know the title fits
You know I was.
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