|Today 11:58 AM|
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|
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|
|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|
It's a cabin in a national park in a town called Hana.
|Today 02:28 AM|
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.
|Today 12:34 AM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
My pad for the night in the sweltering jungle.
|08-18-2014 07:52 PM|
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|
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|
|08-18-2014 12:41 PM|
|08-18-2014 12:33 PM|
|Serg5000||This morning I was walking down the hall way with my phone playing some Blake Shelton song. My daughter says, hey dad, what gives. Your happier than your normal self. I smiled and said baby I'm happy to be alive and home. She looked at me and said.........your dork. I kissed her cheek and off to cut the grass I went.|
|08-18-2014 12:25 PM|
We had a great time yesterday, the trail was basically a rutted fire road with one off shoot that had a pretty good section. My Dad's Samari got overheated on the off shoot so we headed back, it was over 100 out. It happened late in the day so it didn't interrupt anything. That little Sami can climb, it's impressive. He's having a new exhaust put on it, it sounds like a riced out Honda, haha. He says driving it gives him flash backs to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and he feels like he should duck....Whatever Dad!!
Mike of course had to go down the tough section, that was a little sketchy, I don't like not being able to see whats ahead and it was a big rock drop off. Naturally after going down he felt we needed to come back up it, that didn't work so well. We didn't air down since we were mostly on fire roads. He got part way up, but with only a front and rear wheel touching, not aired down, we couldn't' get the traction needed to make it up. We backed down (hate that) and went around it. Now he's got it in his mind we need to go back, air down and climb it, lol.
We then headed back to town and got ice cream, my dad said he was headed home and when I mentioned ice cream he immediately said he would just follow us, lol. Everybody loves ice cream
|08-18-2014 10:52 AM|
|Serg5000||Good morning everyone.|
|08-18-2014 12:23 AM|
|08-17-2014 11:56 PM|
|08-17-2014 11:29 PM|
|08-17-2014 09:31 PM|
I want to go back to Hawaii.
We rented a JKU there and my wife was like, "No wonder your friends girlfriends like wheeling. This thing is a luxury liner. I don't know if yours will make it wherever we're going half the time." One blown radiator apparently kills all your credibility... One time. *shakes head*
|08-17-2014 08:12 PM|
|08-17-2014 08:07 PM|
|Gunner||I am missing my shop. I am watching you guys build things and I am so jealous of your shop space. Oh well I guess I am in the bought not built phase of my life.|
|08-17-2014 08:03 PM|
When I was a youngster growing up in Michigan, some people made soup out of Snapping Turtles. Not sure how big they would have to be to render into soup, but I remember seeing some in the swamp that were over a fifteen inches across. I stayed away from anything bigger than a paint turtle the size of a half a dollar. But then, that was a really long time ago.
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