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Re: Date, location

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:36 pm
by Frankenstein
tweeder wrote:alright, ya'll need to start heckling my old man...... he's been talking about trying to leave me at home all day today....
Sounds like he's a smart man...

Re: Date, location

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:03 pm
by stevec
I have nothing but respect for your father; he is a very intelligent person.



:Flip:

Re: Date, location

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:08 pm
by stevec
BTW, got my guide to the Moab trails in yesterday's mail. Stayed up 'till 11:30 reading it, then had to get up early for work, so I'm a little tired. Looks like we're going to have a lot of fun!

From reading the trail descriptions in the book (which were updated as of this year, and contain pics from last years EJS) and online, I think the LJ's will be fine on any of the easy or moderate trails, and could do some of the difficult trails as well without too much risk of damage. With that in mind, I'm going through looking for "loop" type trails that we can easily do in a day. Unfortunately, most of the trails closest to Moab are also the most difficult, with a high risk of body damage, so we will likely be doing some highway time to get to/from the trails.

Re: Date, location

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:56 pm
by Myers
tweeder wrote:alright, ya'll need to start heckling my old man...... he's been talking about trying to leave me at home all day today....taking an RV that doesn't have enough beds for me, only dragging one LJ, etc. he pulls that, i'll hafta try to pull TWO trailers behind my Ranger -- an LJ and a popup -- since i AINT sleeping on the ground!

"His Very WISE pappy said:
"Son, you are sleeping on the ground so bring a bale of hay
And some good walking boots cause there ain't an LJ'"

Re: Date, location

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:38 pm
by tweeder
you old codgers know you'd miss me if i weren't there! :roll:

Re: Date, location

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:16 am
by stevec
Hmmm, I thought I had posted this, but I don't see it here, so...

Slickrock Campground will start accepting reservations for 2009 dates on November 1st. You certainly don't need to make a reservation right away, since we're going midweek, and it isn't quite "peak season", but the campground will probably fill up; the cabins definitely will, as there are only 14 of them, and they say they always fill up first. Of the cabins, seven of them will sleep three people, and seven will sleep four, so some of you could share a cabin and split the cost if you want. A number of people from my local Suzuki club want to join us, and most of them want cabins, so I think we have enough people to fill five of them already.

When you make your reservation, be sure to tell them that you are with lj10.com. They will make every effort to keep us all together as a group.

Re: Date, location

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:56 pm
by Jimny
I put in my week vaction today, for that week so now you can count me in, as of now it will be just me and one rig, I'll let you know if that changes. :beer:

Re: Date, location

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:24 pm
by Ruby
We're planning on coming. I told Sean from Low Range Offroad about the meet since I drive right by their shop and he asked if it was open for other zukes? He was also asking if we were doing any sort of raffles at all?

Re: Date, location

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:23 am
by stevec
I've invited my local Suzuki club to come, so yes, it's open to other Zuks. Sounds like we'll probably have 4-5 rigs from Wazuks going, though that will likely change between now and next year. If that pans out, I may just bring one LJ, and my Samurai, so I can do some harder trails with the other built Zuks, and run my LJ10 with the other LJ's a couple of days.

If he decides to go, please let me know, so I can track how many rigs and people are coming. Hadn't planned on a raffle, as this is usually more of a casual get together than anything else, but we could do something.

Also, for you tent campers, a lot of the tent sites are "doubles", which I assume means they can accomodate two tents. If you split the cost of these, it's only $14 per couple. There's some risk of thunderstorms this time of year, but the tent sites all have shelters, so your tent will stay dry.

Re: Date, location

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:27 am
by Ruby
I'm going to make an effort to build my 81, then be able to do both types of trails. 8)

Re: Date, location

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:50 am
by Jimny
Awesome on the tent covers!

Re: Date, location

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:52 pm
by absolutesecurity
Still room to reserve a cabin Steve????? :wink:

Glynn

Re: Date, location

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:08 am
by stevec
Shouldn't be a problem. You'll need to book it directly with the campground though, and they won't accept reservations for next year until November. I think we're going to have at least half the cabins booked for the time we are there, so book early!

Re: Date, location

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:31 pm
by Smuz
I just ordered this............

http://www.amazon.com/Guide-Backroads-4 ... 014&sr=8-2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Date, location

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:12 pm
by Jimny
Oh very good Smuz! We will put that to good use!

Re: Date, location

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:23 pm
by Jimny
Put me down now for two rigs and maybe two people. I will be staying in a cabin (depends how much they want).

Re: Date, location

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:24 pm
by Ruby
Smuz wrote:I just ordered this............

http://www.amazon.com/Guide-Backroads-4 ... 014&sr=8-2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Guess at least 3 of us will have that book then :wink:

Re: Date, location

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:57 am
by stevec
Yes, I got mine a few weeks ago. The one thing I didn't like about the one on Amazon is that it is the first edition, printed in 2000. Maybe you'll get the new (2008) edition, but I didn't trust it, so I bought mine elsewhere. The 2008 edition has a few more trails added, and updated trail ratings. (They mention the differences between rating in the first edition and the new rating, be it harder or easier, and why it was changed. It'll be interesting to see how much they changed it if you indeed receive the 1st edition.

Re: Date, location

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:19 am
by Ruby
When I ordered mine I emailed customer service to verify that I was getting the second edition.

Have your eyes on any trails yet? Fins N Things looks cool.

Re: Date, location

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:54 pm
by Smuz
Yes, mine is the second edition.

Re: Date, location

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:52 am
by stevec
Yes, I was looking at Fins N Things, as it is close to town (no highway driving in the LJ's!) Looks like we could do it in a couple of hours, so it might make for a good morning run. A lot of the trails are farther away from town, so I was also looking at 4-5 trails north of town that would make for a good "loop". Would probably have to be an "all-day" run though, similar to the Saturday run this year.

The more I look, the more I want to spend about 3 weeks there!

Re: Date, location

Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:21 pm
by McKFam
Long Lost McKFam here. Moab? My home state. About 5 hours or so from me here in AZ. I will see if I can make that one. Would be fun.

Hope to see you all there

McKFam

Re: Date, location

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:52 am
by Jimny
Aweome! Hope to see you there!

Re: Date, location

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:49 am
by stevec
Glad to hear from you again McKFam! Hope to see you in Moab next year! :cool:

Re: Date, location

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:06 pm
by tweeder
gotta figure out some way to get my BroncoII (or, what's gonna be left of it) out there, that week...........since SOMEBODY won't even let me take a sideways glance at a Zuk, anymore :-(