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Old August 7th, 2011, 10:12 PM   #61
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Had a great time. The rain made things fun! Python was awsome....did the majority of it brfore one rig in our group broke a tierod so we took an early out. "merry go round" and "pleasant ride" were also fun.....a good challenge for one locker, 33s, ifs and a long wheelbase!
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Old August 8th, 2011, 08:05 AM   #62
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I had an absolute blast this weekend. Wheeled it hard since I had Mini with me to spot. I had never rolled a vehicle before (neither had the National Guardsmen that was riding with me) so the flop was a new experience for me. I was trying to show off for the little kids right before dinner and snapped the stub shaft about 5' into the lot crawl. Thanks guys for picking up the slack on that. I met alot of great people at a great venue. Thanks again to Ron and all the rangers at R&V, MiniBeast, ChopperGar, RiderAA, and Jake the Guardsman who rode Big Ugly and the Hump Trail with me.

If anybody got any pics of me on my side I'd greatly appreciate if you could send them to me or post them up. I know the Guardsman with Ron86Toy snapped some but I forgot to give him my email addy later on.
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Old August 8th, 2011, 10:58 AM   #63
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Does someone else need to say trails were in great shape and the updates were smokin !!! ???

python x 4

food was great

THANKS ... MINI BEAST ... for the spoting saved my winch alot of heat made me look ok! lmao

Thanks for the hospitality Gar & Gayla

Nice meeting you BeaverTown, good luck, but I don't think you will need it with that rig.

Lot of nice people and rigs

Rocks and Valleys was as advertised for the weekend Ron & Rangers
Several updates and prep work !

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Old August 8th, 2011, 11:13 AM   #64
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Hey Beavertown,

I found that vent piece that goes behind that window. I threw it in my jeep so when I see you at the park again I will give it to you.
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I found that vent piece that goes behind that window. I threw it in my jeep so when I see you at the park again I will give it to you.
Sounds good. The other side is already in the pile by the tree. I might have to grab that so I can put'em back on.

I'll be back for Grand Slam next weekend if you still plan on being there.
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Over the years of Rangering for R&V I've been lucky to run Python in a lot of different conditions and I'd have to say Python is better than it has ever been right now. The mud is getting pretty bad and Ron put in some log obstacles that are Nasty with a capital N. Any of you that are going to run it- I recommend you make sure your winch is working and it would be a very good idea to have another "partner" vehicle just in case. If you happened to run it in the past after it's been busy and fairly dry do not expect the trail to be the same as then. The "little guys" that don't read the signs stipulating "locked with 35's and up" all seem to end up stuck and broke in the beginning of the trail. Having listened to chat among the different Rangers I know we've recovered a number of them lately.

Big Ugly is also a bit tougher yet than the norm since Ron roughed it up too (as if it wasn't tough enough already!) Some very badazz rigs pulling cable.... Watched a Grand on 42's (?) flop it on the side on the sand/clay ledge. It was a good show, he was wheeling hard. :)

Noticed a lot of other trails all around the park that Ron freshened up. He's been busy.

The food was excellent too. If you weren't there you missed a great weekend!
More plans for the Hump trail for Labor Day and I want to rough up some of the center section trails too.
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Sounds good. The other side is already in the pile by the tree. I might have to grab that so I can put'em back on.

I'll be back for Grand Slam next weekend if you still plan on being there.
Yep I will be there, with the front bumper back on and ready to tear her up some more.lol
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Yep I will be there, with the front bumper back on and ready to tear her up some more.lol
why what do you mean with the front bumper on, what happened to the one that was on it?
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MP1 Was not very nice to my trees this last weekend LOL
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Over the years of Rangering for R&V I've been lucky to run Python in a lot of different conditions and I'd have to say Python is better than it has ever been right now. The mud is getting pretty bad and Ron put in some log obstacles that are Nasty with a capital N. Any of you that are going to run it- I recommend you make sure your winch is working and it would be a very good idea to have another "partner" vehicle just in case. If you happened to run it in the past after it's been busy and fairly dry do not expect the trail to be the same as then. The "little guys" that don't read the signs stipulating "locked with 35's and up" all seem to end up stuck and broke in the beginning of the trail. Having listened to chat among the different Rangers I know we've recovered a number of them lately.

Big Ugly is also a bit tougher yet than the norm since Ron roughed it up too (as if it wasn't tough enough already!) Some very badazz rigs pulling cable.... Watched a Grand on 42's (?) flop it on the side on the sand/clay ledge. It was a good show, he was wheeling hard. :)

Noticed a lot of other trails all around the park that Ron freshened up. He's been busy.

The food was excellent too. If you weren't there you missed a great weekend!
Had a great weekend. Ron and his dozer have been busy. Finally got to runs the hump trail It's great when trails like the hump trail and Big Ugly just seem to come out of nowhere with all sorts of challenges - hills/holes/ledges/rocks/trees. Even enjoyed going to the fair on Friday and watching the rangers put their rigs through the mud pit

Food was excellent. Thank You, Unlimited Offroad, for providing the pig.
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Weres all the pics?!
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Didn't take too many pics, but I did get some video

Here's a couple pics

Mark on the Rock Wall. The tree must have finally met it's match and fallen down, which made the wall quite a bit harder.







Mark on the ledge in Big Ugly (Mini-beast lending a hand)

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Hump trail - first time I've made it out to this little trail. Every story I've heard about the trail has involved heavy rain and hail. This one didn't disappoint, about half way through the trail it started raining...good time to have left the bikini top at home and the soft top back at the campground. All in all, it was a fun trail. Excellent "new trail" Ron.

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Python - Ron did his deed with the dozer and reworked some of the trail...very nice. I could only remember there being 3 or 4 trees across the trail before, but there had to have been 15-20 this time. A couple of them were quite the challenge to get over, especially the two that are on top of each other at the top of one of the little hills. Plus, at the end of the video, there's some playing on Stump Hill in 2wd and then a little bit of Drivers Ed. for my son.

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Big Ugly

As usual the ledge presents itself as quite the challenge. Having to commit to hammering it to get over while still having a little bit of fear of sliding back off and down the ledge (Beavertown). At the end, there's the Undertaker. You have to hit the tires at least once, even though every time I go, I say I'm not gonna do the tires, because they're not "natural" and therefore shouldn't be there.

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Hump trail - first time I've made it out to this little trail. Every story I've heard about the trail has involved heavy rain and hail. This one didn't disappoint, about half way through the trail it started raining...good time to have left the bikini top at home and the soft top back at the campground. All in all, it was a fun trail. Excellent "new trail" Ron.

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why does everyone take the line to the left @ 45 sec????? All the way to the right is actually a fun little line
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hump trail - first time i've made it out to this little trail. Every story i've heard about the trail has involved heavy rain and hail. This one didn't disappoint, about half way through the trail it started raining...good time to have left the bikini top at home and the soft top back at the campground. All in all, it was a fun trail. Excellent "new trail" ron.

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