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Information regarding the June 24-25, 2006 Meet in Washington State

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Post by Suzy » Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:17 pm

Downtown Liberty Wa., the capital of funky.

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Some of the other trail users.

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Ruby heading down from the look-out.

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First stop, only missing one 10 at this point.

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Post by stevec » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:30 am

deimos_jr wrote:Ya know what I just realized? I bet Smuz is just getting into Idaho! (his wife dragged him way the heck on the other side of WA to look at a bonsai garden)

Deimos, not demios. HA! who is the bad speller now! I think Steve had a couple of mistakes his spelling as well.
Hmmm, someone needs another knock on the head, me thinks... :hammer:

Yeah, I had a couple of typos on that long post; think I got 'em all. Between typing it out, talking to the girls, and answering the phone, it took me about a half an hour, so I didn't check it very thoroughly!
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Post by stevec » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:32 am

Great pics Suzy!

We almost had lamb chops for dinner Saturday night!
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Post by zukidriver » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:55 am

I just posted a few pics on my site. easier then trying to post large images on here.
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Post by Suzy » Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:09 am

Lots of pics but no LJ's.

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Post by tweeder » Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:12 am

yeah, i dont think the page uploaded from yer 'puter.
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Post by Jimny » Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:25 am

I was just going to say the same thing, just a bunch of pic of the Seattle Seahawks. :wink:
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Post by zukidriver » Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:18 am

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Post by tweeder » Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:13 pm

wow. Smuz's beast is freaking HUGE!
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Post by deimos_jr » Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:38 pm

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Between typing it out, talking to the girls, and answering the phone, it took me about a half an hour, so I didn't check it very thoroughly![/quote]

Mr. Mom eh?
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Post by stevec » Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:40 pm

Suzy wrote:Looking down over the cliff, probably 300' or so.
I think you mean 300m, or about 1000'. I believe that's what the topo maps indicate... It's definitely over 300'!

That dead tree in the lower left is what tried to slow down the XJ that went over last year.
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Post by Suzy » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:26 pm

Some of the rigs.

Zukidriver's 20.



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Ruby's 410(413?)k

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IdahoPaul's 10.

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Rick and Glen Freisen's 80.


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Post by Suzy » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:59 pm

More.

SteveC's 10

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One of Smuz's 10.

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Lots of looking.

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Post by stevec » Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:13 pm

Here are some of the pics I got. Didn't get any trail pics, as I was too busy driving, and some are redundant, so I'll just post a few:
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Post by stevec » Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:19 pm

I pulled the cover off the exhaust manifold on the LJ81 tonight, to see if I could see where it was cracked. Well, I could...
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Post by Glen Friesen » Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:32 pm

javascript:emoticon(':shock:') Hahahah, Wow Steve you weren't kidding when you said you thought it was cracked. I'm sure Rick and I have a few of those sitting around so if he hasn't found one by the weekend I'll dig one out when I go home. I should just be able to throw it in the mail for you or if you can wait a week I'll be in Seattle on the 9th.
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Post by deimos » Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:25 am

:ohno: Wow, I swear I didn't hit anything THAT hard. I was just driving up the rutted section, bumped something with the muffler, and the exhaust suddenly sounded "better". Time for a header and new 2" exhaust, eh!?

BTW, thanks for putting this together SteveC.
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Post by stevec » Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:11 am

Glen Friesen wrote:...or if you can wait a week I'll be in Seattle on the 9th.
I can wait a week. It's awkward and heavy, so it would probably be a pain to mail anyway. Give me a ring when you're down, and I'll met you somewhere!

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Post by Suzy » Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:32 am

stevec wrote:I pulled the cover off the exhaust manifold on the LJ81 tonight, to see if I could see where it was cracked. Well, I could...
Do you think this might be why it got a tad louder ? :)

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Post by stevec » Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:53 am

:))):

Poor Linda had to drive it home Sunday morning like that. I can't believe she didn't see the "single-finger greeting"!
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Post by Suzy » Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:46 pm

stevec wrote::))):

the "single-finger greeting"!
I got one, I guess doing 50 in a 55 zone cheeses some people off. Of course the guy was in a Jeep so it could be jealousy or ignorance or more likely both.

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Post by deimos_jr » Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:35 pm

First of all, that pic. looks nothing like me! I don't even have black hair!

All you Canadians are getting us in the habit of saying "eh"!
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Post by Suzy » Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:31 pm

Finally a quiet moment where I can concentrate and therefore type (Jr. is watching our spelling). First of all I would like to thank SteveC for organizing this meet for us and for his work on the site and for developing a parts supply for us all. The website thanks also extends to the others who keep it up and running, and to the members who contribute their comments and ideas. This is a really first rate site, informative, polite and fun.
When Roxie (my wife) and I crossed the border into the US we were asked our business on this trip. After I explained about the meet, where and when we started, and where we were headed, the officer, with an incredulous look on his face asked if I meant to say I had driven all day to meet a bunch of people I had never met, who also drove LJ's. I answered yes, of course to which the guard shook his head and turned back to his computer. It seemed to make perfect sense to me and I already seemed to know some of you from the forums. The meet also provided a wonderful opportunity to travel new roads and see new things that I would have probably never have seen without the invite. I doubt anybody ever finds Liberty accidentally. I guess I came up clean on the computer because he let us enter the country but not before asking where my back-up vehicle was. He was lucky he was wearing a gun !
Liberty is a great spot. It lies in the Wenatchee National Forest, an area of 4000'-6000' mountains covered with big pines and firs. I didn't see any sign of logging or other human destruction (and no I'm not a rabid tree hugger). Apparently Liberty was the center of gold mining activity in Washington state a hundred or so years ago and there is still some mining going on. The town itself is a couple of miles off of Hi-way 97, there is a strip of houses a few hundred yards long, perhaps a dozen each side. That's it, go a little further and you come upon a sign advising that you are now leaving a county road. The houses are all as old as dirt, but are as funky as all heck and in good shape considering their age. Just before the town is the campsite with a small creek running through the middle. Surrounding all this are miles and miles of wonderful trails that wind their way up and around the hills. The trails are in good shape and despite the amount of traffic on them they are clean and environmentally sensitive. Higher up are lots of beautiful alpine meadows full of lush green grass and yellow and purple flowers. The views are great, to the west you can see Mt Raineer and Mt St Helens while to the east are the Cascades. There are lots of cool geological features, including hole in the rock, a rock tower with a hole going in at the base connecting up to the top through a crack. With help from Kris and Nick I even managed it up. All of this is only an hour or so from from Steves house which makes him one lucky guy.
The folks that showed up are a great bunch of people and I would really hope to see them all regularly at future meets. The kids were well behaved and fun and the grown ups were all friendly and sharing. The LJ's were really cool to see and I was amazed at how good the 10's perform.
Three and a half days and 1300 kilometers. Lots of sunshine and good fun.

Thanks everyone,

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Post by Rick Friesen » Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:51 pm

Well said John and I agree, I had a great time and look forward to more LJ fun in the future!

I'll have some pictures to post shortly and hopefully a link to a short video of some of the action.

Cheers!

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Post by Ruby » Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:14 am

What a great time!!!! We had a blast, big thanks to Steve (and others) for setting it up. Everyone did a great job for the potluck dinner, what a spread. I was quite surprised with the capability of the stock rigs, especially the two strokes (still can't get over that sound). We put on over 1600 km's in the SJ with no trouble at all, just one battle wound from the trail. I heard a few comments of heading up this way in the future, sounds good to me. :cool:

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