• Colorado4x4.org celebrates 15 years!

    I registered the Colorado4x4.org domain name on January 20th, 2001. I don't have a screenshot of the first page, but it was comically simple. What followed in February was a little better (thanks to the wayback machine):
    http://www.colorado4x4.org/er/CO4x4%202001.JPG

    15 years later after one major database crash that forced a reset of everything, a transition from Ultimate Bulletin Board software to vBulletin, a change of hosting services, a few server moves, numerous "entertaining" server outages and other fun challenges, here we are.



    Created as a resource by friends for friends this website has seen its share of happy times (couples met here and married , birth announcements were made , etc) and sad times (friends lost too soon ). I still have the same Jeep as when I started this site (I've had it ~25 years now in fact), but over these 15 years I moved from Gunbarrel to Firestone to the in-laws in Castle Rock to a motel in the foothills (1 month test drive of mtn living) to an apartment in Broomfield to an RV on a raw plot of land for 9 months while we built our current home on the same plot of land. Along the way I got married, created a family (two kiddos, Alyssa and Austin) and built a house (no, still not finished). I'm not a web geek but I learned quite a bit about creating a maintaining a site like this. It hasn't been perfect and certainly frustrating at times, but the hours were always worth it. I've met countless friendly faces from this website who I couldn't hope to name all. Hopefully you gained something positive from this 15 year experiment as well.

    Cheers to 15 years! Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped me keep this site online and to all of the members who made this little corner of the internet something special. Thank you!!!

    This article was originally published in forum thread: 15 years! started by Eric View original post
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    1. vb's Avatar
      vb -
      thank you eric.
    1. Willie G's Avatar
      Willie G -
      Quote Originally Posted by vb View Post
      thank you eric.
      What he said!
    1. J Kimmel's Avatar
      J Kimmel -
      Thank you Eric, it's been a tremendous wealth of information over the years
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      The Man With The Plan -
      Thanks for putting in the effort. Of those 15 years, I wonder how much time I've spent here. A considerable sum to be sure.
    1. birddog59's Avatar
      birddog59 -
      Thanks for all the work and effort.
    1. SamFromCO's Avatar
      SamFromCO -
      Here's to the first 15!

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      Sound_Man -
      Thanks Eric. I have made a lot of friends here and enjoyed a lot of wheeling because of this site.
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    1. Big Dave's Avatar
      Big Dave -


      Met a lot of great people from this site!
    1. cheftyler's Avatar
      cheftyler -
      Thanks Eric, I think it says a lot that so many of us that don't have an off-road capable vehicle any longer still hang around.
    1. K2's Avatar
      K2 -
      Thank you!
    1. DaJudge's Avatar
      DaJudge -
      Thanks, Eric, for my home away from home.
    1. ASCTLC's Avatar
      ASCTLC -
      I can echo what the other have said! Whether it's the off-roading community in general or simply the caliber of people who find this place their "Cheers", I met so many great people on this site. Many of us identify with other activities in life than just off-roading and this place delivers!! There's no mistaken sense of family here. :beer"

      Andy
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      Rex Ashton -
      Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post


      Met a lot of great people from this site!
      This.

      Thanks Eric.
    1. rubbersidedown's Avatar
      rubbersidedown -
      Thank for the memories!
    1. Mickey*B's Avatar
      Mickey*B -
      Thanks Eric!

      I've met lots of great folks, met for lots of trail runs, bought and sold things, and learned a ton about jeeps.