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    First, thanks to all who came on the FJ40's inaugural run.

    Nine rigs started the day at the Eldora side of Caribou Trail and headed north. The trail was a good first run for the 40 and it did well.

    Stopped for lunch at a windy spot on a hill just before you get to the parking area at Caribou Road, where the second part of the trail starts. Charles headed home with the kids from here.

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    Then we decided to to the last section of the trail, which was rumored to have some good mud.

    We weren't disappointed. Everyone cruised through it. Sorry, I didn't get pics of everyone.

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    Also had a nice little downhill 90-degree turn into a creek crossing.

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    Then Chris, Pete, Andy, Josh, Adam and I headed up the Peak to Peak Highway to run Middle St. Vrain.
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    Andy provided the highlight of MSV, I'm sure there will be pics soon.
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    Chris previously posted:
    "Andy provided the highlight of MSV, I'm sure there will be pics soon. "

    Getting them ready right now.
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    I can't find my camera cable.
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    Nice couple of shots!

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    Sorry I didn't make it. I was feeling better but I got a couple of calls late yesterday for some windshield repairs today, so I had to choose money over fun because more money = more fun!

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    MSV's always a fun trail. About a mile or so up the trail, we started running into icy stretches, but not so icy that it caused any problems. Farther up, the trail had a light snowpack, but it was warm enough and soft enough to get traction.

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    Just before the turnoff to Coney Flats, we encountered a mud pit that must have appeared very recently. There was a bit of trail to right, but Josh decided to try to get through the pit first. I didn't get my camera out in time for that. He managed to squeeze by on the right and most of us followed suit.

    Pete, though, tried it head on but kept sliding back in. I think he was in two-wheel drive, but he'll have to confirm that. He got through it (if I'm recalling this correctly) half in the pit and half on the trail.

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    Andy figured his wasn't having enough fun so he gave it a shot, too, and almost made it.

    And here's the highlight Chris was referring to. (I'll post a couple of vids later.)

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    WOW!! That's one heck of a hole

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    I just wanted to say that it was great meeting everyone that was there today, It was as fun as Ive had all summer...a great group to wheel with. Im looking forward to making another run soon. Sorry I had a little bit of a heavy foot thru the mud and got some bystanders sprayed. I cant help showing off for an audience.:o St. Vrain is definitaly a trail I want to go back to.

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    sunk previously posted:
    " Sorry I had a little bit of a heavy foot thru the mud and got some bystanders sprayed."

    :lol::lol::lol:

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    I also wanted to say that there were a lot of great rides there, lots of love went into them, very cool to check out.

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    Got some pics for ya'll

    Some Water Crossing fun on the second part of Caribou






    "The" obstacle of MSV (not including the new mud pit of course)


    Flexin Baby!!!!


    Have some more in a few....

    JH

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    Brody doing what he does....




    Rob Sneaking around the mud pit


    Brody....... Not......sneaking around the mud pit


    Ok, he did kind of sneak around it eventually...


    Sorry Chris, had to move my rig and only got ya after the pit...

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    Ace rockin it in the pit. His exhaust pipe was making some funny gurgling noises


    My Favorite pic of the day....


    JH

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    very cool run looks like a good time! Yeah i avoided that pit as well nasty... nasty pit.

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    Haku previously posted:
    "Sorry Chris, had to move my rig and only got ya after the pit...
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    I got video of Chris sneaking around the mud pit. I'll try to find the time tomorrow to post it and some other vids.

    And I wasn't sneaking around the pit. I was testing whether the FJ40 has the same propensity for sliding sideways into mud pits as the FJ Cruiser (see Bill Moore Lake/Red Elephant/Empire Loop thread). A few more tests and I'll be able to release my report on sliding sideways into mud pits.
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    Does anyone know when that pit appeared? I don't remember it being there in July when we did our run then. I'm curious to know how it was created, as its way deep. Its almost like someone did it with a backhoe.

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    A similar hole developed on china wall a few years back, and it's primarily from people blasting through mud puddles which removes sediment and further degrades the integrity of the soil. and as more and more people "splash" though the worse the hole gets until you find youself with one hell of a hole.

    holy crap that statment makes me sound like an eco-natzi i better go eat a hamburger and get a beer

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    looks like fun guys wish i could have came!

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    We had a great time! Great to see everyone again and to meet some new people!

    Ace provided the most excitement and the best 'money shots' of the day when the mud hole on MSV tried to eat his Sammi!. We saved the Sammi, but the hole ate a fender flare that we couldn't find....It was nice to see Rob's 40 out with the new lift and watching all the suspension pieces actually flexing like they should. Also good to be riding behind Stephanie and Hugh and seeing the muffler tucked up out of harm's way for a change. For some reason that ad always really bugged me due to the design flaw, so it was nice to see our work in action.

    We didn't take enough pictures, but here is what we got. I hate the still picture quality on my video camera....
              

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