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Old January 3rd, 2010, 01:59 AM   #21
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 07:42 AM   #22
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 07:47 AM   #23
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 08:39 AM   #24
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Here are the pics I have from the trip. I took mostly video the whole day, so I didin't get many pics.

Big Ugly's Jeep when we found him, down to one wheel drive as he broke a rear drive shaft, and blew the front driver u-joint and I think a lower ball joint by this point too:






Big Ugly's Jeep after we towed him back to the Parking Lot:










He was way back in the park. It seemed like it took forever to get him back up front, and everytime we hit a bump I thought for sure he lost that wheel. I'm just glad I could help him out and get him back up front safe and sound.

I also have video of the recovery and other wheeling, but I'm still editing all of the videos right now.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 09:21 AM   #25
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Just to clarify, the pictures above aren't "Winch Hill".

To anser your question regarding "Winch Hill", Kareless asked me to give her son and his friend a ride up "Winch Hill" and to scare the crap out of them. So we went up the medium run on the left, came back down and then we hit the hardest line on the right, that no one had attempted yet and made it up. (So yes, it may have seemed like I was showing off, but I was asked to do so. On a side note, all passengers had on 5 point harnesses while running "Winch Hill".)

As for finess to the sport, when the rocks are snow covered, and your rig weighs 7K lbs, there's no finessing. Matter of fact, almost everyone that hit any kind of hill today, with or without obstacles, were into the throttle quite a bit in order to make it up. Snow adds a whole different element to wheeling.

I'm glad you thought it was a good show, and I hope this answers your questions. (I'm not in any way trying to be mean, sarcastic, or malicious, I just didn't think you were being retorical, and thought you really wanted an answer.)

On another note, I had a great time, met some new people, and will upload what I have for pics or video when I get them all downloaded.
so when you cant see the obsticals because they are covered with snow, this means go faster?
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 09:22 AM   #26
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Nice Pic's guy's
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 09:51 AM   #27
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How you like those Pit Bulls Josh ?
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 09:52 AM   #28
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 09:55 AM   #29
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Junk in the snow,couldn't climb one hill in the vally. Did pretty good in the rocks though even with a bit of snow on them
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 09:58 AM   #30
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so when you cant see the obsticals because they are covered with snow, this means go faster?

I could see the obstacles just fine, but when your rig slips off of the obstacles due to lack of tracktion, it's been proven that a little more wheel speed or hitting it faster makes for a forward progression.

How about we do this, next time we're out there and it's snow covered, you head over there to the right side of "Winch Hill" and show us all how to crawl right up it. Be sure to keep the RPM's low and don't "Go Faster" to get up the hill.

(I am just teasing you, as common sense will show that no matter what, you will have to "Go Faster" in order to make that line on "Winch Hill" when it's snow covered, regardless what weight your vehicle is.)

It was a great day of wheeling, and I am glad I could be out there to help Ron support his park as a paying wheeler. Can't wait to see what else he does to it.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 10:03 AM   #31
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Cheapthrillsb2 made it most the way with not much throtle, but his junk as TRE broke half way. This was just before your show
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 10:13 AM   #32
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DAmnit.....so next time I go out wheeling I need to be careful of having to much fun so it doesnt look like Im showing off now?

Seriously?

As long as a driver is not endangering anyone around him who gives a fukc how he drives his own rig....
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 10:16 AM   #33
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Cheapthrillsb2 made it most the way with not much throtle, but his junk as TRE broke half way. This was just before your show

Yes, he did almost make the middle line (after starting out on the right side of the tree in the bowl then he went to the left) He didn't take the far right line because when I went up, it was still snow covered with no tracks on it yet. I'm sorry he broke, he was making an awesome run too.

I'm not trying to down play anyone or get into an E-Penis fight here, just saying the right line is hard, but doable, as I have also made it up nice and slow when it's dry and not snow covered, and as I stated in the original answer, I was asked to give Kareless' son and his friend a little "Pucker Factor" thrill.

Not sure what the problem here is. It was a purpose based run up a snow covered rock hill, to entertain some fellow wheeling enthusiasts, no one got hurt, everyone was wearing 5 point harnesses, and the vehicle being used has survived a roll over or 2.

The most important part is, the people involved had a great time. To each his own I guess.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 10:18 AM   #34
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DAmnit.....so next time I go out wheeling I need to be careful of having to much fun so it doesnt look like Im showing off now?

Seriously?

As long as a driver is not endangering anyone around him who gives a fukc how he drives his own rig....
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 10:19 AM   #35
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I was just saying it can be done, I could care less how u beat on your shit
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 10:31 AM   #36
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Thanks for the pictures I was stuck in the house this weekend.

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Old January 3rd, 2010, 10:35 AM   #37
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Great pictures it would have been great to go up their. looked like fun
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 10:45 AM   #38
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Not exactly an event video, but after I broke on the trails Minibeast and I headed to Greasyhands to work on my rig and have a few... well, apparently MiniBeast had a few too many... Im working on other videos in a few but lets get this party started!
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as common sense will show that no matter what, you will have to "Go Faster" in order to make that line on "Winch Hill" when it's snow covered, regardless what weight your vehicle is.)
Totally disagree. Hammering rocks when they are snow covered is simply beating the shit out of your stuff.

We covered several obstacles yesterday that had no tracks on them before we got to them. (rock wall, rhino stopper, rocks in the playground and a couple others) In almost every case the rocks were no more slippery than when they are wet. We didn't hammer any of them any more than in the middle of the summer.

Wheel speed is one thing. Going faster is another.
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Great pictures it would have been great to go up their. looked like fun
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