Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by Smuz » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:01 pm

And Kevin, Alice, and I are in a hotel at Aurora, Co. watching it rain. Gee-whiz, there,s a lot of water here.

We hit one bad 100 mile stretch between Colby, Ks. and Limon, Co., where we had a 30+ quartering headwind. I got 3.5 mpg. Ouch!

Tomorrow should be un eventful, once we get thru Eisenhower tunnel and we should be in Slickrock late afternoon.
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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by SuzukiTom » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:52 pm

Hwy 191 is closed due to flooding between Monticello and Moab. Spending the night in Monticello. Got one of the last rooms in town. Hopefully the road will be open in the morning!

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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by Myers » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:00 pm

2 pm CST 09/16 – Hope the rain has now cleared and the air is nice, clean and cool for you folks.
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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by SuzukiTom » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:43 pm

Just came off the Fins & Things trail, beautiful weather, low 80s temps. No dust on the trail. A couple of the steep spots scared the heck out of Nancy, but other then that, no problems for anyone.

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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by stevec » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:32 pm

Sounds great - be sure to post pics!
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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by Myers » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:11 pm

SuzukiTom wrote:Just came off the Fins & Things trail, beautiful weather, low 80s temps. No dust on the trail. A couple of the steep spots scared the heck out of Nancy, but other then that, no problems for anyone.

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It would be nice to have :cool: weather when at MOAB
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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by SuzukiTom » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:03 pm

Well, they wanted hard, so I showed them hard. Did Moab Rim, a nice, short starter trail with a scenic overlook at the top. A 4.5 out of 5 on the old scale. Took less then 2 hours up and back. They were itching for more, so up the road is Pritchett Canyon. A solid 5 out of 5 trail, and that was several years ago. It is harder now. Five times the Samurais had to take the winch cable. Tweety and I had wisely left the Ljs behind, and rode with Smuz and his friend Kevin. It was a long day, but we made it out alive. Some pictures to follow.

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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by lj20Colorado » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:42 pm

I'm gona try and get there friday. But will see
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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by yan'o » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:10 am

SuzukiTom wrote: Some pictures to follow.
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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by SuzukiTom » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:20 pm

Metal Masher today, with the LJs in attendance. No casualties, we all made it out in one piece. We all passed on "Rock Chucker", and the Samurai's climbed "Widowmaker" (with a little help from their friend 'winch').

Still working on those pictures (resizing, cropping). Will post as soon as I can.

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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by Myers » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:19 am

Thanks for the updates Tom. Understand on the pics but the wait is hard wait when you are not there.
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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by tweeder » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:18 pm

Tweedy bird wrote:Have arrived at slickrock campground now waiting for the rest to arrive. We got that rain you were looking for Tom, no blowsand to be found.
SuzukiTom wrote:Yeah, I see that there is rain in the forecast for Tuesday, hope it's not a wash (ha ha).
It's pouring right now in Monticello (50 miles south of Moab).
Smuz wrote:And Kevin, Alice, and I are in a hotel at Aurora, Co. watching it rain. Gee-whiz, there,s a lot of water here.

We hit one bad 100 mile stretch between Colby, Ks. and Limon, Co., where we had a 30+ quartering headwind. I got 3.5 mpg. Ouch!

Tomorrow should be un eventful, once we get thru Eisenhower tunnel and we should be in Slickrock late afternoon.
SuzukiTom wrote:Hwy 191 is closed due to flooding between Monticello and Moab. Spending the night in Monticello. Got one of the last rooms in town. Hopefully the road will be open in the morning!

Tom & Nancy

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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by tweeder » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:00 am

tweeder wrote:Would you people PLEASE send some of that THIS WAY!!!
Thanks! 8)
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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by lj20Colorado » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:36 am

Yeah we've been haveing alot of rain this way lol
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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by tweeder » Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:33 pm

It showed up, here, about ten hours ago.
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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by SuzukiTom » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:30 pm

I didn't take a lot of photos, and the ones I took were with a cell phone. But here goes:

Fins & Things
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Fins and Things meeting
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Moab Rim
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Moab Rim Meeting
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Metal Masher
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At the bottom of Rock Chucker on Metal Masher
Area BFE
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Several more to come....

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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by lj20Colorado » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:41 pm

Love it can't wait for more
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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by SuzukiTom » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:41 pm

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Smuz on right, Kevin on left
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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by lj20Colorado » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:49 pm

Wish i could of made it :(
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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by Smuz » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:19 pm

Smuz and Kevin are home safe and sound.
Was an awesome trip. I'll start posting a synopsis of it tomorrow, after I decompress.
Wuz a long run home, the GPS said that I towed that freight train 1900 mile there and back.
Kevin got quite a bit of video that I'll post links to when he gets it up.

Later...
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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by Myers » Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:12 pm

Thanks for the pic and glad you had some safe fun.

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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by tweeder » Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:55 pm

My folks should be home within the next hour.
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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by Smuz » Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:23 pm

Oh, I really, really, REALLY wanna put forth my utmost thanks to SuzukiTom for showing us around, running winch cable, fixing my elect. probs, and really making this a great time for us. He was an absolute peach of a guy. And his commentary in my shotgun seat about the geology and the historic aspects of the area really enhanced my experience.It wouldn't have been near the trip it was without him.

My undying thanks, Tom. I love you, man.
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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by Smuz » Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:33 pm

I also wanna thank Phil (Tweedy Bird) for the comradeship, running winch cable, helping with fixing mechanical issues, and picture tacking. He was an anchor on this trip. :D

And he's got one sweet little LJ81 that he beat up a bit on this trip.

Thanks, Phil.
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Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Post by Tweedy bird » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:08 pm

Made it in about 6:25 pm what a journey home it felt like Smuz was haunting Me on the trip home. Not really just his kind of luck with trailer tires on the way home. Destroyed two about two miles west of San Jon NM and replaced a third before it popped. All this happening at 9:30 on a Saturday night, but the Good LORD was with Edie and Me We pulled over on the shoulder of the road in front of a sign advertising 24 hr. truck and tire service just a mile up the road. He had the tires and rim that I needed at a honest price and we were up and going within 2 hrs. Well now I have 4 high quality tires on the trailer now having replaced one last year returning from Idaho (why didn't I change all of them last year :oops: ) o well live and learn. Just need to get a quality spare and I will be in good shape (I hope).
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