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Old January 7th, 2013, 06:42 PM   #101
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Been taking stuff in places where it hasn't belonged since I was 16 years old.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 07:39 PM   #102
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I'm 28 and been wheeling since a baby. I rember riding on a motorcycle falling a sleep trying to hold the cross bar. While my mom holding me on trying to ride with out the clutch
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Old January 7th, 2013, 08:05 PM   #103
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Im 43 been wheeling some thing since I could walk. Didnt get my first 4x4 untill I was 19, a big k5 blazer.

I remember the dunes back then. You could drive out about 300' to a sand bar if your truck was big enough and you knew where to go. Bon fires,camping, beer, and traffic going in all directions. It was crazy.
I remember those days. Not so much camping in the dunes as I am not sure that was OK but it might have been and I just do not remember but rideing around drinking beer and going ever direction I remember well. Standing in the back of the old jeep and hanging on to the roll bar for dear life. It was defineitely wild. Just got to busy over the years though and all good things had to come to an end. In those days where the cars park now off to side was where everyone parked. There was no big lot and the wait was still plenty long on holiday weekends but nothing like now days. That must make me about 60. If I remember correctly the first year I went there was 1969 but it might have been 1970. Had an old 1960 CJ 5 with the whooping ass 4 cylinder and farm implement tires. Than in 1973 I got a brand new CJ 5 with a 304 and that was a major difference. Went there about every other weekend for 3 or 4 years. Than it was even open in the winter if you could get in.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 09:20 PM   #104
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Old man claims the road that disappears into the dune used to be the entrance to the orv park.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 10:32 PM   #105
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Old man claims the road that disappears into the dune used to be the entrance to the orv park.
Before my time but I dont doubt it. I do remember driving down the road every spring with my mother to see how many houses were buried each couple years.
I went to church at Grace youth camp with a family who lost a house but I havnt been down that rd in years.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 11:10 PM   #106
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I remember those days. Not so much camping in the dunes as I am not sure that was OK but it might have been and I just do not remember but rideing around drinking beer and going ever direction I remember well. Standing in the back of the old jeep and hanging on to the roll bar for dear life. It was defineitely wild. Just got to busy over the years though and all good things had to come to an end. In those days where the cars park now off to side was where everyone parked. There was no big lot and the wait was still plenty long on holiday weekends but nothing like now days. That must make me about 60. If I remember correctly the first year I went there was 1969 but it might have been 1970. Had an old 1960 CJ 5 with the whooping ass 4 cylinder and farm implement tires. Than in 1973 I got a brand new CJ 5 with a 304 and that was a major difference. Went there about every other weekend for 3 or 4 years. Than it was even open in the winter if you could get in.
My first memories up there were on bmx bikes, before they made a bmx bike.Then I moved on to a honda atc 90. The trails of off fox road (the waiting line rd) were epic.
I almost died in the sand mine north of fox rd.
Now that I think about it the fires and camping were maybe not in legal areas, and it probobly never happened.

I couldnt have asked for a better place to spend my summers growing up.I worked at Tall Timbers camp ground which is now yogi bear. We were freinds with the guys that worked at craigs cruisers and felt like we owned the town. We let the older kids sneak in the camp ground in exchange for unlimited use of the go carts, arcade, and later paddle boats.

I remember meeting this kid named Paul one day when a freind and I were riding three wheelers around town. We saw johnny law coming so we took off, paul never got his suzuki ts started. We feared the worst but the next day when we saw him he explained that his dad was the mears sheriff. We had lots of talks with Pauls dad through the years.

We used to look forward to sunday afternoon to see what new girls were comming for a weeks vacation. A lot of girls would come up on friday for the weekend, but back then it could take days to get to second base. You couldnt afford to waste time on a girl leaving sunday morning.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 11:19 PM   #107
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Old January 7th, 2013, 11:28 PM   #108
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On our honeymoon 1978 waiting in line at the dunes.



Here's an oldy but goody. That's me in the back of my buddy's truck 1977
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I will have to ask my mother if she has any of my pictures from back then. I went to Grace youth camp on upper silver lake and took a photography class for a few years. I had hundreds of pictures from the area, some really cool ones. Well, cool for a 12 yr old kid.
I used to ride my bike to the dunes and walk in to take pictures during the week before I could drive.I might have pics of you,but I havnt seen them in over twenty yrs.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 11:39 PM   #109
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Im 20. Grew up racing go karts, had a yamaha big bear 350 with a winch when i was growing up, i was always out in the woods getting stuck in the mud and climbing rocks and logs. Started around the age of 9. Since i was 16 ive had trucks, This build was my first for true wheelin, and the trucks been complete since the spring of 12'
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Old January 7th, 2013, 11:51 PM   #110
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Old January 7th, 2013, 11:59 PM   #111
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21 been mall crawlin for 5 years now

but have been on a quad/snowmobile in the woods sence about 8
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Old January 8th, 2013, 12:10 AM   #112
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I'm 21, caught the bug when I was 14 and been wheelin ever since! Shit its almost an obsession now lol. But who doesn't love Jeeps, trucks, 4x4, mud and girls?!
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Old January 8th, 2013, 12:31 AM   #113
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just turned 20. first vehical was a jeep in a box at 16. complete at 17. first place i took it was the gas station and then the trails... goin on 3 years now
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Old January 8th, 2013, 12:31 AM   #114
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19 first ride was a 250 3 wheeler when i was like 6. been 4x4 scene 12ish
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Old January 11th, 2013, 10:44 AM   #115
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55 made my first visit ti Silver Lake in 1973!, back then buggies were the thing and seatbelts were optional.
Man did this bring back memories. I am 55, first trip to SIlver Lake was '74. Toe in and toe out was determined by how straight you could get the tie rod by jumping on it or putting a jack under it.

First wheeling trip was in an Army Jeep with my father in 1962. Been 4x4 wheeling on my own since '77.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 11:14 AM   #116
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49 and I've been offroading since I was 4. I moved to four wheels about 35 years ago.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 08:58 PM   #117
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started wheelin in 2000 when I bought my zr2 brand new. look where that got me, it's in my avatar
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Old January 13th, 2013, 08:35 PM   #118
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Bought my first Jeep when I was 19. Started web wheeling on Jeep-L 18 years ago back when you could "hear" your computer connect to the internet.

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Old January 15th, 2013, 11:05 PM   #119
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Almost 52 and been wheeling long enough to have video of holding little chevotass hand and carrying his little sister in my arms thru huge ruts at T.Q. in the 80s....most won't even know what T.Q. was....damn I'm old
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Old January 16th, 2013, 05:08 AM   #120
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The thing is Nick still needs his hand held.
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