RD’s Adventures – Tin Benders 2010

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Whoops…. Got the RV stuck as I tried to turn around after passing Boone Rd. Had to un-hook the Jeep and work the RV back and forth to get it free. The sun went down as I arrived at the camp so I made a quick setup and headed out with the group to my first trail, Chocolate Thunder. We pulled up to the start of the trail and I thought “you gotta be kidding”…..I wished I had a night vision camera. That was an awesome trail in the dark.

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Saturday morning I was able to get a shot of the camp while we were waiting for a few others to show up. As soon as they did we headed down to line up for our trail.

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It was cool to see how everyone lined up for their trail of choice for the day. We were lined up for Aftershock. A bit of a drive to get to the trail head but totally worth it when we got there.

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Bond of Rebel Offroad made quick work of this step-up.

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Adam and his Adamantium made quick work of this step up.

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And me, well, that’s not so simple. But was a ton of fun giving it a try.

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I think Bond could make money on his spotting pose. Ever seen him on the side SCX10 box (AX90007)

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More of the Adamantium. Just a great looking Jeep.

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Flexing my rig on these rocks is sure to do some damage at some point.

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Hutch working that Tracker on 33’s thru the trail with the watchful eye of his wife.

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Kinda looks like an RC car at a glance. And then he goes squeezing through the rocks.

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Super D’s other toy.

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Hutch’s Geo Tracker still pulling some good lines and glad he has a V6.

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On Sunday a few of us headed out to run Claw Hammer.

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We didn’t get to make it too far on the trail because I busted the U-Joint on the front axle. Just gives me another reason to go back and try it again.

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All in all it was a great weekend. I got to go wheeling with some great people with lots of experience. Met some good new people and introduced the AX10 to a guy named John Currie. Watched a guy rip off the upper links on his front axle, saw some carnage on Backdoor (comp hill). And ran into Andrew of Axial out in the middle of nowhere. Looking forward to the next outing.

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