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Wally
May 29th, 2006, 08:32 PM
Not much to say, Dave M. from the springs came up with his pops to meet up with a few of us locals and have a good time. Only real carnage was Mr. Gutwrench (lee) who blew a water pump pully at the begining on his maiden voyage of the new orange buggy and then later 89mini truck tore of a super bling chrome tipped valve stem :flipoff2: There's almost 400 pics located here if you really care to look :D (http://www.phatserver.net/~wally/list.php?path=Billings%2F28_may_06/)


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Wally
May 29th, 2006, 08:38 PM
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Wally
May 29th, 2006, 08:46 PM
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Steve
May 29th, 2006, 09:09 PM
Had a great time, and another bunch of good pics Wally. :thumbsup: I'm getting pretty good at wheelies on Billings. :D

AJ, you owe me a valve stem. :flipoff2:

:beer:

Mike Boyle
May 29th, 2006, 09:14 PM
What's up Wally? How come in all the pics of your Jeep with Carrie behind the wheel there are 4 tires on the ground? Don't tell me she can drive better than you! :flipoff2:

YJgirl
May 29th, 2006, 09:23 PM
:thumbsdown: BOOO! nobody is on their side at any given point! BOOO! :flipoff2:

dave m
May 29th, 2006, 09:33 PM
Dad and I had a blast today, and it only took 5:10 hours to get home this afternoon from the trailhead. Wally, you need to teach my wife how to take pictures, your's are awesome. I called my buddy to show him and he is so jealous that he couldn't make it. It was great wheelin' with everyone and thanks for all the help throughout the day. I'm going to make a screen saver with my TJ aired out, way cool! Thanks again, hope to make it over again someday.

dave m
May 29th, 2006, 09:36 PM
I felt like I was going on my pass side once, just a little rock painting though. The toyota kind of laid over but backed out so fast nobody got a picture of it.

Badbuggy
May 29th, 2006, 09:38 PM
I too had a great time. Very good pictures. Jeff

Wally
May 30th, 2006, 08:15 AM
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Wally
May 30th, 2006, 08:16 AM
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Carrie was nice enough to let me drive the last two waterfalls
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Mr. Gutwrench
May 30th, 2006, 08:34 AM
Great pictures Wally. Care if I save a couple for personal use?

Had a great time on both obstacles. I shall return.

And thanks to Steve and Mike for their rescue effort.

89minitruck
May 30th, 2006, 08:06 PM
Wally wrote: "tore off a super bling chrome tipped valve stem"...

SUPER BLING?? That's funny coming from Mr. "Wally" Bling himself with those bling, bling tires you have. Anyway, those metal valve stems have to go... :D

Rig worked butter smooth... and I got to try some new lines. Thanks again Clint for the help with the pitman arm... the only issue all day was valve steam sheared off. About 15 minutes and all was good again. Mike jumped into action and helped me out... Steve HAD an extra valve stem, like we all carry one of those huh? Yeah, Steve rules! He just pulled it out and gave me one like we were at NAPA... it was awesome. We used the highlift jack to break bead and reinflate... problem solved. I DO owe Steve a valve stem... :beer:

It was good to run the trail with the new doubler too... it was killer! Chris (Colorado Cruiser) is never going to let me live this down.:rant:

I'm bummed nobody got a pix of me on my side on the next to last obstacle... Wally and I were talking about taking a higher line and it worked for him since his rig is much wider and the 40s help some too. I EVEN rode in his rig with him up and over... His rig is smooooth. BUT, it didn't work for me and I very gracefully fell over on the driver's side... I even had to re-start the rig before I could back out... what were you ALL waiting for? Take the pix already!! :flipoff2:

OH, and I almost forgot... Wally's better half, Carrie, did a nice job of driving Wally's much improved rig. She keeps ALL FOUR tires on the ground unlike Wally. Excellent job Carrie... looks like Wally should get used to riding, huh?

A good time was had by all...

Carrie
May 31st, 2006, 07:53 PM
Had a great time. Thanks to Steve and Mike for the great spotting. Think I will be taking Wally's jeep up billings a little more often. The mall jeep is not quite ready for something like that. :shrug:

JeepGirl
May 31st, 2006, 09:49 PM
Nice pics. It looks like a good trip.

Carrie - I'm bummed you let Wally drive at all! You were doing so great :laughing: That poor boy - outdriven by his girlfriend :D