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    Default Ironclads loop clockwise in light snow and rain



    Decided I want to run Ironclads backwards after someone on here posting about it. I figure the best time to do this is during the week when noone else is out. So, I just got home from doing it - Fxxxxn' Awesome! I bypassed the big step and recorded it (lame video below;-).

    I took the left fork in the road, going clockwise at the loop. It goes straight up a rocky slope to a large ledge that's unavoidable. Luckily some rocks were stacked to the far right to help lessen the blow coming down and going up. I took it too slowly at first and my rear drivers wheel was spinning (fully extended). Backed up and cruised up better with some momentum but still slipped at full flex - peg legging a bit until I gunned it and the truck lifted itself up onto the large rock! Success!

    Steep rocky terrain relentlessly uphill to the top and then I was in the clouds - with about an inch of fresh snow in a couple places. Beautiful and quiet, all alone - so sweet!

    Then it was down the steep rocky section until I got back to the bottom - slow going but had a great run. Bypassed the big step again and checked out the best approach and I think with a spotter I could take that big first step on a left angle and be alright...... maybe Saturday

    http://youtu.be/hWruR6wI_B8

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    Good ride.
    ThanKS for the vid.
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    Someone link the Rescue List in case something happens. I know I'm not terribly far away in Boulder.

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    Trail Forums > Rescue List

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    Hey guys, if I broke down on Ironclads I could walk home in an hour or two... no cell phone service up here. ;-/

    I am pretty good about staying within my limits (especially when I'm alone). Also my truck is brand new so I really shouldn't break down anywhere unless I get in over my head (I know, it happens)! I'll check out the rescue list and print out for future reference, thanks again!

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    New full size Ram on ironclads in the snow... You're either crazy or nuts. Maybe both!

    well done

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    We got a couple inches of snow last night and it was supposed to snow all day today - it's a wet slushy snow so it won't accumulate that much but makes things more messy and fun

    i might go go do it tonight again if tomorrow morning doesn't pan out.

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