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Re: Is There A Cross Country Run ?........
« Reply #41 on: August 02, 2012, 07:21:02 AM »
Solitude,
Sorry for the slow response, I have been on an pipeline project here near my home (65 miles away)
but we are on day 26 straight !! of 12 hr days !!
Today we got a rain out mid morning, catching up on all my e-mails & etc.

On a "Cross America Run" it was just an Idea thrown out there to see if any were interested; when would be a good time of year, Ideas of routes.................

On a side note; I am seriously considering the "Budapest to Bamako Endurance Run; Touring Class" in 2014. Already bought a 1988 Sammy with 68,000 original miles as a starting chaise. (Body is toast being from Wisconsin). Looking for leads on a good body.

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Re: Is There A Cross Country Run ?........
« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2012, 06:06:58 PM »
Hey, I love this idea of seeing backyard America!  I just bought my Samurai, a 1988, mostly stock with 30" tires.  When are we planning this event?  If next summer, I may have my ride ready to go by then.  But that sounds like a lot of fun!  I'm not sure about the midwest (new here), but the Moab area of southern Utah is an awesome area of red rock, arches, ghost towns and dirt. 

Hope to see you all there!
Not all who wander are lost! --JRR Tolkien

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Re: Is There A Cross Country Run ?........
« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2012, 05:54:31 AM »
Thanks for the tip.  I have somewhat of an idea where I'll be going.  In the Hiawatha National Forrest it looks like there are a good amount of trails.

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Re: Is There A Cross Country Run ?........
« Reply #38 on: June 04, 2012, 04:16:24 PM »
Keith,

The UP is Great, only warning I can give.......DON'T RUN ON UTILITY RIGHT OF WAYS !!
Big Fines in Michigan!!

I was up to the old farm stead in May. Had a hoot going to Saxon Harbor & Little Girls Point by Ironwood & Hurley Plus a bunch of rustic dirt back roads.

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Re: Is There A Cross Country Run ?........
« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2012, 01:14:59 PM »
I'm an adventurer in a state without adventure.  Illinois has nothing! I am planning a trip to upper Michigan in July though.  I is supposed to have some public access trails.

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Re: Is There A Cross Country Run ?........
« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2012, 09:50:06 AM »
Ka-Shitski's !!!
 Sorry Man, that Sucks Dirt !!

I got out a week early, made it home safe on Friday the 13th. Friday was OK,
Thursday, about 100 miles into the trip home the Fan Clutch locked up. Tightened the belts up, listened to a 9 blade fan roar for the next 700 miles home, and it knocked my 1 ton's mileage down to 9 mpg.

 2 cups off coffee early Sat. and the new one was in, still was a $117.00 light though, they sell them by the once.

Hope you have a taste for brake fluid, and twisted up brake lines, and MAYBE the bolts will come out of the backing plate to get the old wheel cyl out. I'm feeling your pain Brother, just did that job on  the 1 ton a month ago.

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Re: Is There A Cross Country Run ?........
« Reply #35 on: April 10, 2012, 07:06:26 PM »
I just lost a slave cylinder in the drivers-side rear wheel.

Looks like I'll be spending the first day or so of my upcoming vacation fixing it instead of "greenlaning" in Central Missouri...
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Re: Is There A Cross Country Run ?........
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2012, 03:16:36 PM »
Ack, April is OUT  >:(
I will  not be off this job B4 the 16th of April. Unless you know of a "T-I-M-E  S-T-R-E-C-H-E-R",
Last I heard there are only going to be 24 hours to each day.

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Re: Is There A Cross Country Run ?........
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2012, 06:12:21 AM »
Ack, If there is an open invitation.............
       The 23rd of April is kinda "Tight" to leave West Virginia, Go Home to Wisconsin, Unload all my Treasures & Bounty,
       Reload for Central Missouri in less than 2 weeks.
                         BUT I have done the FIRE CALL to GO to a Job.......
       Dump your underware & sock drawer into a suitcase and grab the dirty clothes hamper on the way out the door!!!
I'll send you a PM when I get a better Picture on this Job's shut down.

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Re: Is There A Cross Country Run ?........
« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2012, 05:52:43 AM »
I guess I'm pretty lucky when it comes to available " public " access off roading. The Wharton, Brenden Byrne, Belle Plain State Forests as well as the Pinelands National Reserve are all connected by tiny and completely unmaintained two tracks leading through beautiful forests and wetlands here in New Jersey. Combined total of over 1,000,000 acres. Access is only 30 minutes from my house. You can go on for days and miles and miles and if you know your way can make the trip from Atsion in the western part almost all the way to the Atlantic ocean on the eastern side. It's all open to STREET LEGAL, registered vehicles. If it weren't for all the stinkin developement it would be possible to make it to the ocean.
We have the same problem here with a few aholes ruining it for everyone. You don't need a full blown crawler on 44's to get around here, to the contrary, a smaller rig with a little footprint is actually much better, but people insist on bringing their giant trucks and BIG heeps into the forest and tearing up the trails, digging big holes in the wet parts of the trails, smashing up the trees, and getting stuck,  bringing unwanted and unfavorable attention to off roaders. I'm always finding trash, beer bottles and empty beer cartons in some of the most beautiful areas. Without fail, almost every time I'm out there I find some jackoff stuck in a waterhole he shouldn't have been in to begin with. Lately I've just turned around and gone the other way, leaving them to there own devices.  It won't be long before even street legal vehicles will be banned here.  I'm going to enjoy it while I can.
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Re: Is There A Cross Country Run ?........
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2012, 08:31:40 PM »
OK, A couple of ideas here,
Ack, were you thinking of your Missouri idea for May 19th, or another time......
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I was thinking of hopping in the Samurai on Monday April 23 and driving for a couple of days down around Ft. Leonard Wood.  Afterwards, I'd post something on the trip.
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Re: Is There A Cross Country Run ?........
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2012, 03:14:23 PM »
OK, A couple of ideas here,
Ack, were you thinking of your Missouri idea for May 19th, or another time.
And also, if I gave some lead time (Week/10 days) would anyone be interested in meeting at the "Badlands" in west central
Indiana. It is my plan to stop thru there on the way back to Wisconsin here SHORTLY.

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Re: Is There A Cross Country Run ?........
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2012, 11:50:46 AM »
Yeah, I consider myself more of an adventurist than a wheeler.  I love driving cross country in a Samurai when I have the time to do so.  I really can't take much more than a week off at a time though.

I'm about the only person in my offroad club that actually wheels what I drive to the trail.  Everyone else trailers their offroad rigs  ??? Even the fellow Suzuki guys.  :(

I'm considering leaving my current club because of that fact.  Everyone is in such a hurry to get to the trails, hauling their rigs at 80mph down tollroads at 5AM on Saturday morning.  Whereas I'm usually cruising the scenic backroads at around 7AM and taking my time to get to the trailhead.  The trails, often less-than-scenic tree covered hills, aren't going anywhere and I'm in no big hurry to see them.

Thanks for puttin' that sentiment into words. I feel the same way!! I'm an adventurer and my Zuk is a tool that gets me where I want to go. All these Ideas sound great, it's kind of a shame we all live so far apart. I wish I could find some like minded people close by. Keep developing these ideas though, I like where you guys are going with this. Who knows? In a couple of years maybe we can make something like this happen?
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Re: Is There A Cross Country Run ?........
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2012, 02:54:21 PM »
They definitely have some tight hedgerows there.  I bet an SJ410 or SJ413 with its narrow track would do quite well on that terrain.  Not that a Samurai is much more wider though.

Looks like a lot of fun.  8)
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Re: Is There A Cross Country Run ?........
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2012, 02:17:07 PM »
Here is a link to an interesting Greenlaning - UK blog:

http://www.bits4vits.co.uk/store/-39-laning-locally-project-116-and-henryd-/blog_172.html

I am going to try my luck at driving the farm/logging roads in Central Missouri toward the end of April.

I'll see if I can post some pics/vids of it!
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