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Old May 5th, 2013, 11:49 AM   #261
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I like your front drive shaft
Hahaha. ..me too, ended up bending it a little.lol..
2" .25 wall and it still bent. Got high centered on the big log coming thru chadville.
Still worked, ran it 2-3 more times thru the course.
What a blast!!

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Old May 5th, 2013, 12:51 PM   #262
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We had 3 fires this year, 2 of them in Chadville. I'm thinking I might keep an extinguisher close by for next year. The water hole seemed to cause problems this year. Snorkels might be an added thing to get into Chadville next year along with a wet suite and respirator. LOL
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Old May 5th, 2013, 01:17 PM   #263
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had a blast and it was our 1st time. great people and alot of nice rigs. wish i could have kept mine from vapor locking and dying in the intermediat course but was alot of fun still.

any way to do a number system to keep down the long line of idleing and sitting to get into the couse might help keep some of the rigs running a little cooler and have less prob on course. would also inshure everyone who wants to go out on course could get a turn and after everyone gets a shot let it be a free for all for more passes though the course. just an idea.

thanks for putting on such a great event and thank you for all the work and time you guys put into building and getting the event ready.we will be there again next year with carb prob fixed lol.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 06:24 PM   #264
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We try hard to incorporate your feedback. The lines and keeping traffic moving is always up there as a concern. This year was unusual. We have gotten the traffic much better in the last couple years. It seems like Mt. Blessmore and the sand pit bogged down the lines. We will consider changes next year. I am thinking in the amount of attempts.

How does everyone think about only a couple of attempts for the first couple hours. This would keep the traffic moving. I run the entrance to the courses and I have to say this year we did see a bigger than normal backup at the intermediate course.

If we get a major breakdown on the course, it can also get things backed up in a hurry.

I am glad everyone for the most part had fun, and yes, I will continue to try and talk you into heading to chadville. ;) See ya next year.

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Old May 5th, 2013, 06:40 PM   #265
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I would think. opening the courses at 9am. Stopping 1/2 hour before blessing then continueing after. This may thin the lines as some may only want to run once or twice and could be done before it gets busy.
We had a great time . The shows on all trails were fun to watch. Vendors had lots of traffic and the weather was so awesome. Ready for next year already.

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Old May 5th, 2013, 07:34 PM   #266
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had a blast on saturday first time at the blessing got to test out the 4inch zone lift i put on this winter was very happy with it. the only problem i had was tearing off my zone sway bar straps. the tires must of reached up and grabed them. the wife had a blast and can't wait till next year. keep up the good work guys.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 07:37 PM   #267
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lol you did a good job trying to talking me into chadville. i didnt have any time to test and tune the jeep b4 we came to blessing. only reason i want to try intermediate course 1st. oh well got a full year to work bugs out and will be glad to try some of chadville out for shure next time. thanks again for all the fun.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 07:45 PM   #268
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Conquered the Sand Box and the Itermediate courses with the Toyota. Great atmosphere! Maybe next time I'll take on Chadville! Thank you to all the the event staff.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 10:08 PM   #269
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Was my second year,had a great time. Done the Sand Box and the Itermediate courses. A big THANK YOU to the CadillacJeepers and Ellen's Corners for putting a great family fun event on. Can't wait untill next year.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 08:46 AM   #270
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Fantastic job this year guys
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Old May 6th, 2013, 10:11 AM   #271
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Had a blast on the courses my only recommendation would be a sign recommending lower air pressure
I watched the two jeeps in front of me struggle on the stairs when all they needed to do was let some air out
That would also help speed up the line
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Old May 6th, 2013, 11:29 AM   #272
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This year was my first time at this event and I cannot wipe the smile off my face. I had a fantastic time! Many thanks go out to all the folks that put in the hard work in organizing such an amazing wheeling event!
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Old May 6th, 2013, 11:54 AM   #273
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We had a great time! Never got to try out the courses... broke on the way from the trailer to the course... TWICE! First time was a driveshaft ujoint and the second time it spit a cap out of a front axleshaft and I didn't have time to fix it before they closed it up. Chadville was calling my name too! Oh well, we'll be back next year for sure.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 07:32 PM   #274
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Had a great time, ran out of time and didn't get to run chadville like I wanted but still had a blast on the stairs and V notch!

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Old May 6th, 2013, 09:01 PM   #275
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We too had a good time! For the record my spare tire that broke for and trashed my rear window and top was actually the result of the 3/16 steel opening up like a can opener!! I know somebody has it on video..somewhere!!
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Had a blast on the courses my only recommendation would be a sign recommending lower air pressure
I watched the two jeeps in front of me struggle on the stairs when all they needed to do was let some air out
That would also help speed up the line
They either didnt listen at the drivers meeting or ignored it or didnt attend it. I'm thinking we may eliminate the drivers meeting and just print it on the registration, because I answer questions all day long that are covered in the drivers meeting. NO ONE was allowed in the sandbox over 15 psi was the rule.
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We too had a good time! For the record my spare tire that broke for and trashed my rear window and top was actually the result of the 3/16 steel opening up like a can opener!! I know somebody has it on video..somewhere!!
I got to see the whole thing up close, but no video. What did it set you back? Looked like allot of damage.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 09:12 PM   #278
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We too had a good time! For the record my spare tire that broke for and trashed my rear window and top was actually the result of the 3/16 steel opening up like a can opener!! I know somebody has it on video..somewhere!!
This...im sorry was the most amazing thing ive seen in a long time. Looked like ur tire wanted in the back seat in a bad way.
Sorry no video. .but an awesome memory.
Sorry for your luck. Post some pix of the carnage.
Maybe we need a blessing carnage pic thread. .hahah.

Yeah..many people did not listen at the drivers meeting, it was fairly obvious. I agree chad, maybe no meeting and just slower more thorough checks before entering.
Ex...2 lines for each section, then each line volunteers check the simple obvious stuff, and let them proceed if they pass, or they need to go re-understand the rules and go to the rear of the line??

Just an idea??

Thanks again for the rockin time...

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Old May 6th, 2013, 09:17 PM   #279
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any way to do a number system to keep down the long line of idleing and sitting to get into the couse might help keep some of the rigs running a little cooler and have less prob on course. would also inshure everyone who wants to go out on course could get a turn and after everyone gets a shot let it be a free for all for more passes though the course. just an idea.
We worked the bugs out of it so we didnt need a numbering system last year. That being said, we added 100 more Jeeps this year to the line. What would help the most is if 1/2 the drivers would watch for an hour before they head down to line up. The first 20 rigs take the longest as the trail is the hardest because it's still fresh. I know it's hard to relax and watch because everyone is excited to hit the trail, but that would solve the long line. RB
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Old May 6th, 2013, 10:23 PM   #280
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We too had a good time! For the record my spare tire that broke for and trashed my rear window and top was actually the result of the 3/16 steel opening up like a can opener!! I know somebody has it on video..somewhere!!

A pic is all I have
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