Reports, pictures from the meet!

The 5th Annual LJ Meet will be Sept. 1-3, 2009, in MOAB!!!

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Re: Reports, pictures from the meet!

Post by tweeder » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:12 pm

somebody tell Dad to drop the pressure in those tires just a little bit...
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Re: Reports, pictures from the meet!

Post by sloppy » Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:10 pm

Some great pictures there guys looked like a awesome time.. :cool:
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Post by lj20Colorado » Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:33 pm

man that last trail you guys went on im sorry i left early :( :hammer: well u guys are haveing to much fun now lol come on now we need more photos lol
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Re: Reports, pictures from the meet!

Post by Smuz » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:49 pm

I need to give some well earned praise, here.

SuzukiTom was our trail leader, since he'd been to Moab many times over the years and was very knowledgeable about the trails and conditions. He took his responsibility very seriously and did an excellent job. His wife said that leading our group of individuals was "like herding cats"!

I'd follow that rascal anywhere, anytime.

Thanks, bud.
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Re: Reports, pictures from the meet!

Post by Tweedy bird » Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:01 pm

Three cheers for Tom a great trail leader :hail:
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Post by lj20Colorado » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:46 pm

also congrats to TOM thanks for a great time just wish i could of came earlyer and went on more than just one trail run but the one i did go on was a blast. thanks tom for leading and thank you for everyone who helped me and my dad with our ljs that were haveing truble
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Re: Reports, pictures from the meet!

Post by stevec » Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:54 pm

Yes, thanks Tom! :hail:
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Re: Reports, pictures from the meet!

Post by stevec » Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:17 pm

For the record, we had ten LJ's (five LJ10's and five LJ20's) and one Samurai at the meet this year:

Myself, the wife, and kids with two LJ10's
Mom and Stephen with their LJ20
Smuz and Alice, with Wasp and Michelle, and two LJ10's
Myers and Winnie with their LJ20
Tweedy Bird and Edie with their LJ20
SuzukiTom and Nancy with their LJ20
lj20colorado and his dad Phil with two LJ20's
And Phoenix and his wife with his son's Samurai

We ran the Arches trails on Monday, Fins N Things on Tuesday, Sevenmile Rim on Wednesday, and Poison Spider Mesa on Thursday (My family wanted to spend the day in Arches Thursday, so I skipped that one.) Potluck Wednesday night was great, and as usual, we had tons of food left over! My only "carnage" for the week was the bumper falling off the orange LJ10 Monday, and then losing a cylinder on Wednesday (which left us short a seat; another reason why we didn't go out Thursday.) Friday, most people had left, so we toured Canyonlands, while SuzukiTom and wife when rockhounding. After seeing the views, I put White Rim Road on my "must do" list! Also, the Fiery Furnace hike we did in Arches Thursday was the best part of that park; I have more pictures to load up, but no more LJ pictures, just scenery from the national parks.

I must say, the LJ's were awesome! These weren't extreme trails (rated 4 and 5 out of 10), but the stock LJ's had no problem running them, and we even did some of the "optional" obstacles. My RHD with the Pertronix installed really showed off on the highway, quickly pulling away from the other LJ's, and it helped on that optional hillclimb on Fins N Things. I was disappointed when the orange one lost a cylinder, but was impressed that it only needed to be pulled up two hills at the end of Fins N Things, and was able to drive back to camp on one cylinder.

Thanks again to everyone who came and made this one of the best meets yet!!!!!

BTW, I checked the compression on the orange LJ10 this morning... Cylinder #1 was 100 psi - not great, but better than #2, which was only 40 psi, so it is definitely going to get a teardown this winter!
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Re: Reports, pictures from the meet!

Post by mparno » Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:13 pm

Looks like it was a great meet. Wish I was there, maybe next year!
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Re: Reports, pictures from the meet!

Post by Myers » Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:20 am

More pics from Moab's Poison Spider Trail -
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Re: Reports, pictures from the meet!

Post by Myers » Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:47 am

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Re: Reports, pictures from the meet!

Post by Myers » Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:04 am

A repeat picture of what Wasp posted but this was a very impressive spot to see and well worth the up and down climb. The vehicle is the very small dot in the lower left corner of the parking lot.
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Re: Reports, pictures from the meet!

Post by Myers » Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:11 am

Smuz wrote:I need to give some well earned praise, here.

SuzukiTom was our trail leader, since he'd been to Moab many times over the years and was very knowledgeable about the trails and conditions. He took his responsibility very seriously and did an excellent job. His wife said that leading our group of individuals was "like herding cats"!

I'd follow that rascal anywhere, anytime.

Thanks, bud.
Same for us. Thanks Tom. These "cats" had fun.
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Re: Reports, pictures from the meet!

Post by Myers » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:10 am

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Post by tweeder » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:50 am

stevec wrote:These weren't extreme trails (rated 4 and 5 out of 10),
Poison Spider is rated a 4 of 5......an 8 on a scale of 10 :cool:
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Re: Reports, pictures from the meet!

Post by stevec » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:01 am

I thought Red Rock 4-Wheelers rated it a 5.

http://www.rr4w.com/databaseshowitem.aspx?id=118" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Reports, pictures from the meet!

Post by SuzukiTom » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:11 am

Myers wrote:A repeat picture of what Wasp posted but this was a very impressive spot to see and well worth the up and down climb. The vehicle is the very small dot in the lower left corner of the parking lot.
That parking lot is the trailhead for the Moab Rim Trail, on the other side of the Colorado River. Another fun run where the first section is a off-camber, ledgy climb up from the river, that's guaranteed to pucker your arse :shock: . After that, the trail merely gets difficult :D

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Re: Reports, pictures from the meet!

Post by SuzukiTom » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:16 am

stevec wrote:I thought Red Rock 4-Wheelers rated it a 5.

http://www.rr4w.com/databaseshowitem.aspx?id=118" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The Redrock 4-Wheelers difficulty scale is only from 1 to 5. But the Poison Spider trail, like all the rest they rate, is rated for the most difficult obstacle, which may or may not have a bypass. I would have to say, that for the most part, the Poison Spider Mesa trail is worth an average rating of 3.5 when all the easy lines are taken.

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Post by tweeder » Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:03 pm

SuzukiTom wrote: The Redrock 4-Wheelers difficulty scale is only from 1 to 5. But the Poison Spider trail, like all the rest they rate, is rated for the most difficult obstacle, which may or may not have a bypass. I would have to say, that for the most part, the Poison Spider Mesa trail is worth an average rating of 3.5 when all the easy lines are taken.

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good to know. as opposed to our trails 'round here which are rated such that "you cannot complete this trail without this, this, this, and this." like if we specify dual lockers, you'd dang sure better have a pair of em.

the bypasses are where it gets hard :twisted:
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Re: Reports, pictures from the meet!

Post by Rick Friesen » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:53 pm

Some great pictures there Myers!

It's too bad I couldn't make it this year, I really wanted to wheel Moab! Maybe some year we can plan to do the Rubicon as I haven't done that yet either.

Good to see everyone had a great time!
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Re: Reports, pictures from the meet!

Post by SuzukiTom » Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:49 am

SuzukiTom wrote:
stevec wrote:I thought Red Rock 4-Wheelers rated it a 5.

http://www.rr4w.com/databaseshowitem.aspx?id=118" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The Redrock 4-Wheelers difficulty scale is only from 1 to 5. But the Poison Spider trail, like all the rest they rate, is rated for the most difficult obstacle, which may or may not have a bypass. I would have to say, that for the most part, the Poison Spider Mesa trail is worth an average rating of 3.5 when all the easy lines are taken.

Tom
Oops, my bad...how things change when I'm not paying attention :oops: I've just learned that the RR4W has recently (1998?) changed their trail rating scale, from 1 - 5 to 1 - 10. So the trails we did, Fins & Things, Sevenmile Rim and Poison Spider are all middle range difficulty trails.

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Re: Reports, pictures from the meet!

Post by Myers » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:02 am

The only ratings I am closely familiar with are in my under shorts. They had the first part of Poison Spider rated about as high as I need to try.
BUT, it sure was fun.

We did buy two National Geographic Maps for North and South Moab and their rating for _eep trails runs from 2.5 to 5. They gave Poison Spider a 4 which is about where my under shorts had it.

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Post by Ruby » Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:53 am

Anybody take any video?
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Post by Myers » Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:13 pm

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