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GadgetRick
06-06-2007, 04:21 PM
Anything scheduled yet? Ready to wheel close to home again. :)

tightlines
06-06-2007, 06:40 PM
let me know and I am there!

Tdi Guy
06-07-2007, 09:00 AM
me too

Frank84
06-08-2007, 07:01 PM
Alright - I'll get on it. I've been busy with graduation and getting the rangie on the road. Now I have no more excuses. I'll call the park and set a date. Though, based on the turnout last time and the limited number of spots allowed by the park maybe I should try to set two?

jason
06-08-2007, 07:23 PM
I'd say limit to 5 trucks. There are a few who might not mind rolling in on a mountain bike, myself included.

roverthen
06-08-2007, 09:56 PM
I have to make one of these for sure! It's been so long since I went to Ringwood.

tightlines
06-09-2007, 10:29 AM
any progress?

Frank84
06-11-2007, 01:48 PM
Five trucks is a perfect number - bikers are always welcome! My park contact is not in the office until wednesday so we'll have to wait till then but I'm planning on July 15th (sunday) as the date. We just need his okay on that.

rmuller
06-11-2007, 05:01 PM
Count me in, I should be free that day.

cboy
06-11-2007, 05:55 PM
I'm in for 7/15 if there's still space.

GadgetRick
06-11-2007, 06:35 PM
Count me in!

jason
06-11-2007, 07:02 PM
I'm in, but I'll be biking it to keep the truck count down. Of course that means no trailer.:(

ini88
06-12-2007, 12:09 AM
id love to go. if there is no room for anymore trucks, i will bike or ride shotgun.

roverthen
06-12-2007, 01:38 AM
Damn, filled up already?!?!
Put me in as standby in case someone backs out.

Frank84
06-12-2007, 05:22 PM
Wow!!!! That filled up fast - it's not even official yet! Abraham will be number one on the alternate list. There are usually plenty of extra seats in the trucks so more hands are always welcome (and needed). Hopefully my ranger contact will be in the office tomorrow so I can nail down the date for sure - I'll post it.

Drivers:
Me
Ryan
Eric
Rick
Andy
Abe
Chris

Frank84
06-12-2007, 05:29 PM
I'm in, but I'll be biking it to keep the truck count down. Of course that means no trailer.:(

Perhaps people that bring trailers should get an honorary spot on the list. I think few would argue with that. This might be a stupid question, but did you ever finish fixing the rear lights on the trailer? When does the rover go in for surgery at the dealer?

jason
06-12-2007, 05:31 PM
I PM'd you regarding the dealer, and of course the lights still don't work.:)

rmuller
06-12-2007, 08:16 PM
ini88 (I'll have to get your name)

His name is Dan

Frank84
06-12-2007, 08:36 PM
His name is Dan

Fixed - is this the Dan that I met at Jason's shop a few months ago? If so, sorry I didn't know it was you!

cboy
06-12-2007, 08:58 PM
Yup. ini88=Dan with green D90

ini88
06-12-2007, 10:20 PM
hi guys!!

put Abe in my place, he asked to go first. and it doesn't really matter to me. I can ride shotgun with him or bring my bike along. Abe that sound good?

dan

Frank84
06-12-2007, 10:53 PM
I'll update the list then - I'm assuming Abe won't mind driving.

ini88
06-12-2007, 11:26 PM
I'll update the list then - I'm assuming Abe won't mind driving.

well if he wants to then he can. it seemed like he wanted to in his post. if he does, switch him in for me. if not, keep me up there :) either way, both of us will be there.

Frank84
06-12-2007, 11:38 PM
well if he wants to then he can. it seemed like he wanted to in his post. if he does, switch him in for me. if not, keep me up there :) either way, both of us will be there.

Either way doesn't matter to me - there's plenty of time to figure it all out - and don't forget - the event isn't even official with the park yet!

roverthen
06-13-2007, 08:25 AM
Thanks Dan. You are more than welcome to ride with me or even drive. I'm planning on taking lots of pictures too.

Thanks Frank.

ini88
06-13-2007, 10:08 AM
Thanks Dan. You are more than welcome to ride with me or even drive. I'm planning on taking lots of pictures too.

Thanks Frank.

sounds good!

Frank84
06-13-2007, 01:04 PM
It's official. July 15th.

We'll meet at my house at 9am, fill out the req'd paper work for the park, and head into the woods.

address: 37 Wanaque Terrace, Ringwood NJ 07456
home phone: 973-962-4729, cell: 201-410-4865

Bring along lunch, lots to drink, work gloves, and a old blanket/tarp to put in the back of your truck. No trailer this time so we have to carry everything out the old-fashioned way. If you have a roof rack and don't mind putting stuff on top, bring an extra blanket and some rope, ratchet straps, etc.

I'm leaving tonight and won't be back till the 21st so I might not check in here too often (if at all) between now and then.

GadgetRick
06-13-2007, 02:51 PM
Perfect, looking forward to it again. If the wife and both kids don't come along (good possibility), I'll have room for someone to ride shotgun with me.

Craigness
06-13-2007, 11:15 PM
I got a new disco 5-speed. I used the white one quite up.

I'm looking for an excuse to take it wheeling.

I'll bring a sawzawl that works even..

Anyone?:D

UofRichmondRover
06-21-2007, 09:42 PM
Frank, If there is still room I would love to come again!

Rob P
06-22-2007, 05:43 PM
I would love to come again!

That is such a loaded statement.

Frank84
06-22-2007, 06:07 PM
Alright - I've had quite a few requests here and through email to allow more drivers on the trip. Since there are often a few last minute cancelations and the park will allow up to 8 vehicles I'll update the list for 8 drivers. If everybody shows up that will be great, if not we will still have enough people to accomplish everything.

Page 2 of this post has the list

Craig - I just hope the sawzall works better than everyone's winches worked last time!

Anybody else that has a battery powered sawzall is more than welcome to bring it!

UofRichmondRover
06-22-2007, 10:58 PM
That is such a loaded statement.

get your head out of the gutter:D

Rob P
06-25-2007, 08:10 PM
get your head out of the gutter:D

But my friends won't recognise me if I do.

Craigness
06-27-2007, 01:52 AM
IF you remember, my truck was the only one with a working winch so there.

I upgraded to a Dewalt and a 1000w inverter.

Hey, you never know....

So when is it?

Joe
06-27-2007, 12:05 PM
My winch is now working (it was a loose electrical connection) but I do not know if the truck will be back from John Robeson in MA by the 15th.

I will come (oops, attend) if it gets back by then (or drive something else). So put me in line or I will shotgun. I have plenty of straps and will bring the chain we used the last time.

Frank84
06-28-2007, 09:53 AM
Craig - you're right, you did have the only working winch - I'm sorry!
The date is the 15th of July (Sunday) at 9am

Joe - how come your truck is always being fixed?

Joe
06-29-2007, 10:50 AM
This time I think it is the result of trying to go over the rock pile at OK4x4...or the rear-ender I took in January on RT202...or 1,000,000 other things that can go wrong with a classic...and it only just turned 80,000 miles!!!

Frank84
07-06-2007, 09:03 PM
Just over a week till the clean up! There is a waiting list so if anyone is no longer able to attend please let me know asap. The event is rain or shine - no rain date this time.

Also, don't forget - there is no trailer this time so all garbage gets packed out in the trucks so bring some sort of heavy blanket/tarp and some straps.

We'll be doing the full loop which we did last summer to get to the clean up site - it is rougher than the usual route. We made it without damage last time but if you are squeemish about your pristine truck consider riding shotgun.

Craigness
07-11-2007, 08:16 AM
so, I'm in with a guest shotgun. And as long as I don't break my windshield, I don't care about damage.

Same place as last
time?

Oh, and my winch is not working....

rmuller
07-11-2007, 01:58 PM
Oh, and my winch is not working....

neither is mine haha... It's the solenoid pack right now, I may swap it over to another one this Friday if I have time.. but i'm only using it for recoveries now, not pulling junk!

cboy
07-11-2007, 02:18 PM
My winch works. Where are we meeting?

rmuller
07-11-2007, 03:08 PM
My winch works. Where are we meeting?

http://forum.roversclub.org/forum/showpost.php?p=5518&postcount=27

Frank84
07-11-2007, 06:48 PM
Thanks Ryan - same time and place as always - follow Ryan's link. Make sure you call if you're running more than a few minutes late - there is no way to find us later in the day.

We may actually need the winches for recovery - we did last time on this particular trail! Glad Eric's is working! We might have the white GMC along with us again - Chris is keeping his rangie pretty and using that in the woods instead.

ini88
07-11-2007, 07:25 PM
can we get a roll call of who is all in for Sunday? :)

jason
07-11-2007, 08:25 PM
Post #15 in this thread has the list. Frank, did you finish your rear yet?

crazyfish
07-11-2007, 09:55 PM
Frank, did you finish your rear yet?

Famous quotes.......

GadgetRick
07-13-2007, 02:14 PM
Winch? What winch? We don't need no stinking winches!


Post #15 in this thread has the list. Frank, did you finish your rear yet?
Frank, I HOPE your rear is finished... ;)

I'm still in. Will have my older boy and a rider with me.

Frank84
07-13-2007, 03:02 PM
Sorry I haven't checked here in a few days - been very busy and tired after starting a new job.


Post #15 in this thread has the list. Frank, did you finish your rear yet?

Jason - my rear is all finished and feels smooth, thanks for asking.

Dan - the list is still accurate on post #15 as far as I know. The only addition is that I may have my usual helpers coming in a GMC Jimmy as well.

The install went very smoothly. The rear from the parts truck was actually 10 spline, not 24 like we thought. It is 24 spline at the hub end only. I saved the hubs and axles from the '93 if anybody wants them but I recycled the casing. The axles are not a direct bolt on for my '89 unless I swap the hubs onto it as well.

After doing my rear in the morning, Chris and I replaced the steering column on his '93 LWB which was a pain - that thing was rusted on pretty good.

Frank84
07-13-2007, 10:18 PM
The GMC and mountain bikers are not going to be with us so it looks as though we will have 8 rovers and a bunch of passengers.

Craigness
07-14-2007, 02:27 AM
it's calling for RAIN and i'm a conservationist who does not wheel in the rain on trails that are not designated for it.

And if your buying that one....

No, seriously, i'm out as it's going to pour that day and I have made other plans.

Sorry guys.

Craig:mad:

Frank84
07-14-2007, 03:08 PM
No, seriously, i'm out as it's going to pour that day and I have made other plans.

Sorry guys.

Craig:mad:

thanks for letting me know

ini88
07-14-2007, 10:12 PM
Frank, im out too. I need to take care of some things on the truck after todays little outting. Andy is going to go in my place.

Frank84
07-14-2007, 10:39 PM
Thanks for letting me know Dan - glad you found a replacement as well!

UofRichmondRover
07-14-2007, 11:13 PM
see you guys in the morning

Frank84
07-15-2007, 07:03 PM
Thanks to everyone for coming to Ringwood today - it seemed like everyone had a good time. Slowly we are starting to make a difference up there.

Maybe next time we'll have a sawzall party and start dismantling one of the old cars up there for removal. When we do the winter trips we need a pile of stuff ready to go because it is too hard to find stuff randomly under the snow.

rmuller
07-15-2007, 07:55 PM
Thanks to everyone for coming to Ringwood today - it seemed like everyone had a good time. Slowly we are starting to make a difference up there.

Maybe next time we'll have a sawzall party and start dismantling one of the old cars up there for removal. When we do the winter trips we need a pile of stuff ready to go because it is too hard to find stuff randomly under the snow.

Glad it went well... sorry I was unable to make it.. I've been moving for the past few weeks and yesterday's wheelin' just wore me out to the point where I didn't want to get out of bed today...

roverthen
07-15-2007, 08:34 PM
Great trip!

I can't wait to do this again.

Here are some pics:

http://web.mac.com/abrahamthen/iWeb/Rover%20Adventures/Ringwood%207-15.html

Thank you Frank!

Frank84
07-15-2007, 10:30 PM
Glad it went well... sorry I was unable to make it.. I've been moving for the past few weeks and yesterday's wheelin' just wore me out to the point where I didn't want to get out of bed today...


Good luck with the rest of the moving - where to? Hopefully next time will work out.

Frank84
07-15-2007, 10:32 PM
Great trip!

I can't wait to do this again.

Here are some pics:

http://web.mac.com/abrahamthen/iWeb/Rover%20Adventures/Ringwood%207-15.html

Thank you Frank!

Great pictures Abraham - thanks for posting them so fast - I'm always anxious to see them!

rmuller
07-16-2007, 10:57 AM
Good luck with the rest of the moving - where to? Hopefully next time will work out.

I just moved a few miles away.. in North Caldwell now.. it just took forever to get everything moved over there..

GadgetRick
07-16-2007, 12:16 PM
Here (http://web.mac.com/gadgetrick1/iWeb/Site/Ringwood%20Summer%20Cleanup%202007.html) are my pics.

Had a blast. Thanks again Frank. Keep me on the standing list whenever you do the cleanups. I really enjoy it back there.

Saw some cool stuff. Big bees nest and a large rattle snake. Lot's of cool stuff yesterday. Good people and good fun. What more could you ask for?

GadgetRick
07-16-2007, 12:19 PM
Great pics Abe. But you've got something strange going on with the color on those pics. In all of the pics with me in them, my shirt is either redish in color or brown. My shirt was dark green. You might want to check into that. Strange...

Can you send me the pics of Bea? They were very good.

Thanks.

crazyfish
07-16-2007, 12:51 PM
Great pics! Nice to see all you mac geeks :)

roverthen
07-16-2007, 02:19 PM
Great pics Abe. But you've got something strange going on with the color on those pics. In all of the pics with me in them, my shirt is either redish in color or brown. My shirt was dark green. You might want to check into that. Strange...

Can you send me the pics of Bea? They were very good.

Thanks.
I didn't get a chance to touch up any of them. I was soooo tired. I just wanted to see how everything looked on the screen compared to what we experienced.

I'll send you pics tonight.

and one more thing................MACS RULE!!!!!!

UofRichmondRover
07-16-2007, 02:29 PM
http://entertainment.webshots.com/album/559902251vrTgiM

Here are my pics guys, a few videos too. Great time! I'm actually leaving for Sydney on Wednesday for 5 months and hope to get into the outback. Have a good one and I definitely want will make some rides next summer.

Chris

jason
07-16-2007, 08:27 PM
Great pics guys. There's an odd absence of garbage bags on top of those trucks, though.:p

Frank84
07-16-2007, 10:52 PM
All the picts are great and Rick's commentaries are amusing yet accurate.

Good luck in Australia Chris - check in here once and a while and keep your eye out for the next clean up when you get back.

Frank84
07-16-2007, 10:56 PM
Great pics guys. There's an odd absence of garbage bags on top of those trucks, though.:p

There is a grill (as in hamburgers and hot dogs) on top of Andy's truck if you find a picture from later in the day. We hauled out lots of other stuff, but it was all small stuff that fit in the trucks. We didn't want to take the big stuff and deprive you of the fun of hauling it out in your trailer.

jason
07-17-2007, 11:31 PM
There is a grill (as in hamburgers and hot dogs) on top of Andy's truck if you find a picture from later in the day. We hauled out lots of other stuff, but it was all small stuff that fit in the trucks. We didn't want to take the big stuff and deprive you of the fun of hauling it out in your trailer.

Thanks!:rolleyes:

menace2u
07-18-2007, 03:47 PM
Frank,

Thx for inlcuding me in the ride and I had a great time. My winch is working fine now - it was a loose wire which I was too lazy to check on the trail. Fun ride and good company.

Count me in for the next trip.

AndrewT (White '04 Disco)

GadgetRick
07-18-2007, 05:58 PM
http://entertainment.webshots.com/album/559902251vrTgiM

Here are my pics guys, a few videos too. Great time! I'm actually leaving for Sydney on Wednesday for 5 months and hope to get into the outback. Have a good one and I definitely want will make some rides next summer.

Chris
Went to Australia on my honeymoon. It's a BLAST out there. People are AWESOME. Sydney is a great town. You'll have time to check out much more than we did.

Tons of offroading out there. We have a few guys from Australia who hang out on Muddy Oval. I'm sure they'd be up for hooking up with you over there.

Enjoy and take lots of pics for us!

And Abe, you're right...MACS RULE! :)

Frank84
07-18-2007, 09:19 PM
Frank,

Thx for inlcuding me in the ride and I had a great time. My winch is working fine now - it was a loose wire which I was too lazy to check on the trail. Fun ride and good company.

Count me in for the next trip.

AndrewT (White '04 Disco)

Glad you had a good time. At least the fix was easy and free.

Joe
07-23-2007, 05:28 PM
Frank, I hope my truck is back for the next Ringwood. Want me to bring a gun for the next rattlesnake? I just got a new Sig .45 ACP (sorry no Picatinny Rail). That snake would have made a great steering wheel cover for the Strange Rover! Sorry I missed it! :D

flippedrover
07-24-2007, 10:16 PM
Frank, I hope my truck is back for the next Ringwood. Want me to bring a gun for the next rattlesnake? I just got a new Sig .45 ACP (sorry no Picatinny Rail). That snake would have made a great steering wheel cover for the Strange Rover! Sorry I missed it! :D
Nice very nice.How do you like it so far?

Joe
07-25-2007, 10:47 AM
I got the SIG Revolution 1911 STX. Great looking gun and very accurate right out of the box. Shooting less than 2" groups at 25 yards. It has a magwell and I am going to start entering IDPA matches with it.

flippedrover
07-25-2007, 04:43 PM
I got the SIG Revolution 1911 STX. Great looking gun and very accurate right out of the box. Shooting less than 2" groups at 25 yards. It has a magwell and I am going to start entering IDPA matches with it.
Very nice. Good luck.

Frank84
07-25-2007, 05:08 PM
Frank, I hope my truck is back for the next Ringwood. Want me to bring a gun for the next rattlesnake? I just got a new Sig .45 ACP (sorry no Picatinny Rail). That snake would have made a great steering wheel cover for the Strange Rover! Sorry I missed it! :D

Maybe I can snag a rail for you. Hopefully next time will work out - you've got to stop breaking your truck.

Got to fire the M249 machine gun in the 300 meter range today - boy was that fun!

jason
07-25-2007, 07:12 PM
I didn't realize they let civvies do that! Cool job!

Frank84
07-26-2007, 08:18 AM
I didn't realize they let civvies do that! Cool job!

Not too often since 9/11 - but I was happy to even do it once! I'm sure it will come up again.

Joe
07-26-2007, 11:26 AM
Maybe I can snag a rail for you. Hopefully next time will work out - you've got to stop breaking your truck.

Got to fire the M249 machine gun in the 300 meter range today - boy was that fun!

Did you hit anything?! :D

Thanks for the offer for a rail. However this model either comes with a rail built in or no rail. FYI here is the link to a description: http://www.sigarms.com/Products/ShowCatalogProductDetails.aspx?categoryid=25&productid=130

Frank84
07-26-2007, 05:38 PM
Did you hit anything?! :D



Just the sand wall at the end (it's indoors). Cool 45!