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TRAIL RIDES & EVENTS => Trail Rides & Open Events (Everyone's invited) => Topic started by: Jimmy on April 20, 2008, 08:57:12 AM

Title: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Jimmy on April 20, 2008, 08:57:12 AM
Will and I played around at River Rock yesterday for a few hours. It was nice and dry, probably the first time I have been on a dry wheeling trip since before Morris Mountain, lol. No damage except for my muffler that fell off, lol.

Didn't make it up the hill on trail 2 the first time......
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w241/fast64stang/River%20Rock%20041908/DSCN6114.jpg)

.....so I had to back up and bump it.
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w241/fast64stang/River%20Rock%20041908/DSCN6113.jpg)


(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w241/fast64stang/River%20Rock%20041908/DSCN6106.jpg)
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w241/fast64stang/River%20Rock%20041908/DSCN6107.jpg)
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w241/fast64stang/River%20Rock%20041908/DSCN6112.jpg)
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w241/fast64stang/River%20Rock%20041908/DSCN6120.jpg)

Will and I making it up the ledge that claimed my axle shaft last time (you can kind of here my awesome open exhaust here):
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w241/fast64stang/River%20Rock%20041908/th_DSCN6109.jpg) (http://s178.photobucket.com/albums/w241/fast64stang/River%20Rock%20041908/?action=view&current=DSCN6109.flv)


(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w241/fast64stang/River%20Rock%20041908/th_DSCN6111.jpg) (http://s178.photobucket.com/albums/w241/fast64stang/River%20Rock%20041908/?action=view&current=DSCN6111.flv)
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: BigJerm on April 20, 2008, 09:48:03 AM
very nice. I am jealous yall got such a nice park (that I want to go to... ahemmm...) in your back yard to go to.
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Will on April 20, 2008, 12:02:19 PM
very nice. I am jealous yall got such a nice park (that I want to go to... ahemmm...) in your back yard to go to.

If I had notice and a little more go-ahead from Steve I would have invited some folks. Steve woke me up yesterday with a phone call and asked if I could check on the group that was down there and hang out for a couple hours and make sure nothing was wrong. So I called Jimmy at 12:30 and told him to drive over here. I bet none of you could go on such short notice, or would have wanted to make the long drive for not much wheelin time.  :-\  Sorry. If it wasn't an exclusive weekend I would have posted it up.

I'm working there for the Spring Crawl, May 2-4. It's an open event so everybody is welcome and it's super cool. There are tons of crawlers so most of the trails that we ride will be open and it's always fun to watch the huge rigs. There's a band and all sorts of stuff. If you've got the weekend free, come on down.   :)



Edit: I can't believe how easily we both walked up that ledge. Well you walked it, I bounced up it.  :P
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: BigJerm on April 20, 2008, 12:07:50 PM
If I had notice and a little more go-ahead from Steve I would have invited some folks. Steve woke me up yesterday with a phone call and asked if I could check on the group that was down there and hang out for a couple hours and make sure nothing was wrong. So I called Jimmy at 12:30 and told him to drive over here. I bet none of you could go on such short notice, or would have wanted to make the long drive for not much wheelin time.  :-\  Sorry. If it wasn't an exclusive weekend I would have posted it up.

I'm working there for the Spring Crawl, May 2-4. It's an open event so everybody is welcome and it's super cool. There are tons of crawlers so most of the trails that we ride will be open and it's always fun to watch the huge rigs. There's a band and all sorts of stuff. If you've got the weekend free, come on down.   :)

haha man I am just messin with ya. Its cool he ask you to help him out like that. I wish I could make the Spring Crawl but looks like ill be helping move Megan out that weekend so no go for me.
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Will on April 20, 2008, 12:22:16 PM
ha, I gotcha man. That one rock that tagged Jimmy's tow hook so many times is still out to get him. He got a good ding in his rear diff cover that scared us a bit. The XJ has a nice throaty sound to it now  ;D 
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Jimmy on April 20, 2008, 02:16:00 PM
ha, I gotcha man. That one rock that tagged Jimmy's tow hook so many times is still out to get him. He got a good ding in his rear diff cover that scared us a bit. The XJ has a nice throaty sound to it now  ;D 

Its nice and quiet now, plus I added another exhaust hanger so its tucked up higher now. The ride home was miserable, I was in the perfect RPM range to have the exhaust drone the whole drive. I wish the Spring Fling was another weekend, I wanted to help out since Steve lets me ride there with you all the time, but I have a final on Friday and two on Saturday. Oh well, just let him know that I am always willing to help out whenever I can since he hooks us up.
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Will on April 20, 2008, 04:24:01 PM
ha, I gotcha man. That one rock that tagged Jimmy's tow hook so many times is still out to get him. He got a good ding in his rear diff cover that scared us a bit. The XJ has a nice throaty sound to it now  ;D 

Its nice and quiet now, plus I added another exhaust hanger so its tucked up higher now. The ride home was miserable, I was in the perfect RPM range to have the exhaust drone the whole drive. I wish the Spring Fling was another weekend, I wanted to help out since Steve lets me ride there with you all the time, but I have a final on Friday and two on Saturday. Oh well, just let him know that I am always willing to help out whenever I can since he hooks us up.

I will. 2 finals on a Saturday!?!?!?  :o   That's super lame. Good luck. I've got my finals coming up soon. I'll have all of em except one done before the weekend.
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Alex on April 20, 2008, 05:14:54 PM
I am bummed i didn't get to go.  I was in Atlanta taking engagement pic  :-\.  Thanks for the invite though will and let me know next time you go.
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Slippery on April 20, 2008, 05:38:04 PM

I'm working there for the Spring Crawl, May 2-4. It's an open event so everybody is welcome and it's super cool. There are tons of crawlers so most of the trails that we ride will be open and it's always fun to watch the huge rigs. There's a band and all sorts of stuff. If you've got the weekend free, come on down.   :)


Hey Will, We'll be at the lake, so I'll bring the Jeep down and give River Rock a look.  How many crawlers are expected?    Ugh on the FEES :'(: Fee is $45.00 per rig and $10.00 for passengers/spectators.    :(
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Will on April 20, 2008, 07:14:27 PM

I'm working there for the Spring Crawl, May 2-4. It's an open event so everybody is welcome and it's super cool. There are tons of crawlers so most of the trails that we ride will be open and it's always fun to watch the huge rigs. There's a band and all sorts of stuff. If you've got the weekend free, come on down.   :)


Hey Will, We'll be at the lake, so I'll bring the Jeep down and give River Rock a look.  How many crawlers are expected?    Ugh on the FEES :'(: Fee is $45.00 per rig and $10.00 for passengers/spectators.    :(


Yeah, it's for the whole weekend though. And really not that bad if you're going for just a day either. You can get a lot of wheelin in when you go there. There are all sorts of rigs there too. Plenty of huge rigs to watch and good trails to ride.
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Livingston on April 20, 2008, 08:30:16 PM
You youngsters have all the fun.  ;D

Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Slippery on April 20, 2008, 09:15:49 PM
You youngsters have all the fun.  ;D



x2!
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Will on April 21, 2008, 01:02:35 PM
Those pretty tube steps took a nice pounding this weekend. They just won't come off!  :D  I landed on the driver's side really hard one time. Now they both slope up to the front about an inch   ;)
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Jimmy on April 21, 2008, 02:13:08 PM
Those pretty tube steps took a nice pounding this weekend. They just won't come off!  :D  I landed on the driver's side really hard one time. Now they both slope up to the front about an inch   ;)

I thought for sure that time was going to do in the steps once and for all.
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Will on April 21, 2008, 02:52:57 PM
Those pretty tube steps took a nice pounding this weekend. They just won't come off!  :D  I landed on the driver's side really hard one time. Now they both slope up to the front about an inch   ;)

I thought for sure that time was going to do in the steps once and for all.

They just won't die!  :D
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Slippery on April 21, 2008, 04:34:13 PM
Those pretty tube steps took a nice pounding this weekend. They just won't come off!  :D  I landed on the driver's side really hard one time. Now they both slope up to the front about an inch   ;)

Customized!
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Krawler00 on April 21, 2008, 10:00:21 PM
Better clearance now! ;) You should have buzzed me. I worked in the yard saturday. Would have loved to wheel on such a gorgeous DRY day!
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Will on April 21, 2008, 10:13:22 PM
Better clearance now! ;) You should have buzzed me. I worked in the yard saturday. Would have loved to wheel on such a gorgeous DRY day!

When Steve gives me the go ahead I'll invite everybody in the club one weekend. I don't wanna abuse my awesome privilege though.  :-\    I hope we have another GATR ride there this fall. Last October was a blast!
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Will on April 22, 2008, 11:55:44 AM
Jimmy, you gonna leave the muffler off for a little while?  ;D
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: BigJerm on April 22, 2008, 12:00:31 PM
When Steve gives me the go ahead I'll invite everybody in the club one weekend. I don't wanna abuse my awesome privilege though.  :-\    I hope we have another GATR ride there this fall. Last October was a blast!

do whatever you can to keep that too. Man I cant wait for another weekend at River Rock when we rent out the park.
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Matt on April 22, 2008, 12:39:07 PM
BigJerm - I just realized that you dont have an avatar...Dont make me give you one.
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Krawler00 on April 22, 2008, 01:18:59 PM
That could be dangerous. Maybe he likes a little mystery behind him?
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Ben H. on April 22, 2008, 01:34:01 PM
That could be dangerous. Maybe he likes a little mystery behind him?

I think he is just lazy.
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: BigJerm on April 22, 2008, 01:51:28 PM
maybe I am dangerous AND lazy... the worst kind. A killer couch potato ninja type....

I have tried to load an avatar but then it moves way to slow for my impatient self so i just give up. Does it normally take a little while to load one or what? Infact, I dont think I have an Avatar on any forum I am part of.
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Jimmy on April 22, 2008, 02:21:28 PM
Jimmy, you gonna leave the muffler off for a little while?  ;D

I welded it back on about 10 minutes before I got pulled over on Sunday morning, that crap sounded hideous. When I was chopping my exhaust off and putting this muffler on a couple months ago I ran out of wire and couldn't weld the muffler on, so I just clamped it. This time I welded it and added 2 extra exhaust hangers. The muffler is out of the way now and the cat FINALLY doesn't rest on top of my t-case skid.

Before:
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w241/fast64stang/River%20Rock%20041908/DSCN6114.jpg)

After:
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w241/fast64stang/DSCN6123.jpg)
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: BigJerm on April 22, 2008, 02:30:07 PM
Very nice. I am considering taking a few welding class's one day. Seems to be an industry standard for this sport.
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Jimmy on April 22, 2008, 02:35:38 PM
I just bought a welder for body work on the stang, then decided I wanted to get decent at it so this summer I bought some steel and commited to making rock sliders. I am definitely no pro, but I can get the job done and every time I weld I look at it as another time to practice. I think I have finally started to get good penetration on a consistent basis.
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: BigJerm on April 22, 2008, 03:42:30 PM
I think I have finally started to get good penetration on a consistent basis.

Didnít take me long to get that skill down path

 ;D
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Jimmy on April 22, 2008, 03:43:55 PM
Thats not what I heard! ooooohhhhhhh
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: BigJerm on April 22, 2008, 03:44:48 PM
Thats not what I heard! ooooohhhhhhh

ask yo mom later bout it   nln
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Krawler00 on April 22, 2008, 03:47:07 PM
Whoa, I think he may be lazy but witty. Kinda like a nonja.
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: BigJerm on April 22, 2008, 04:06:24 PM
danger is my middle name!.... lazy is my first name.
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Jimmy on April 22, 2008, 04:07:08 PM
Dang, you won, had to go and pull out the yo momma jokes first.....
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Ben H. on April 22, 2008, 04:10:40 PM
Jimmy, tag me in, tag me in.

Jerm, Jimmy doesn't have to ask his mom because your mom already knows.

ZIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But speaking of welding, I am actually taking a Materials and Fab. class next fall. Its awesome having an Ag. department on campus. You can take classes like this where you can learn to weld, or work with small engines and such.
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Jimmy on April 22, 2008, 04:13:18 PM
AAAHHHHHH Ben coming in with the sneak attack! Nice! I am taking machine shop in the fall. Its reall all a ploy for making free Jeep parts.....ssshhhh.
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Ben H. on April 22, 2008, 04:20:02 PM
AAAHHHHHH Ben coming in with the sneak attack! Nice! I am taking machine shop in the fall. Its reall all a ploy for making free Jeep parts.....ssshhhh.

Materaials and Fab=Learning to Weld=Bumpers!
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Will on April 24, 2008, 11:36:25 PM
AAAHHHHHH Ben coming in with the sneak attack! Nice! I am taking machine shop in the fall. Its reall all a ploy for making free Jeep parts.....ssshhhh.

Materaials and Fab=Learning to Weld=Bumpers!


That's what I'm talkin' about! Jimmy's gonna make a skid for that muffler  ;)
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Ben H. on April 24, 2008, 11:39:51 PM
AAAHHHHHH Ben coming in with the sneak attack! Nice! I am taking machine shop in the fall. Its reall all a ploy for making free Jeep parts.....ssshhhh.

Materaials and Fab=Learning to Weld=Bumpers!


That's what I'm talkin' about! Jimmy's gonna make a skid for that muffler  ;)

Or he could get one of those Flowmaster mufflers with an integrated skid plate.
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Will on April 24, 2008, 11:53:58 PM
Pic please  :)
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Ben H. on April 25, 2008, 12:07:17 AM
(http://www.flowmastermufflers.com/products/images/42541OR.jpg)

From Flowmaster's site:

-14 Gauge Diamond Plate Case
-10 X stronger than standard mufflers!
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Will on April 25, 2008, 12:12:36 AM
(http://www.flowmastermufflers.com/products/images/42541OR.jpg)

From Flowmaster's site:

-14 Gauge Diamond Plate Case
-10 X stronger than standard mufflers!


Oh, I gotcha. Jimmy's problem wasn't the muffler's strength. It just got hung and ripped off.  :D
Title: Re: Few pictures and videos from River Rock yesterday
Post by: Krawler00 on April 25, 2008, 08:49:38 AM
Love my flowmaster but no muffler with diamond plating is gonna make a difference. Just another way to get another $40 or so bucks out of you. And within a week it will have a nice baked on mud finish. PASS!