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Colorado Wheeling

Discussion in 'AZ- Copper State Cruisers' started by LandCruiserPhil, Aug 23, 2006.

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    Its been 12 years since I wheeled the passes of Colorado so last month we loaded up the 100 and headed north. Started with Black Bear pass and ended 3 days later with Ophir pass. Six passes total and 210 miles of offroading in some of the best scenery Colorado has to offer. The only changes noted in 12 years were better maintained trails, lot more wheelers, and bathrooms at 14,000'.
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    awsome pic, i've lived in colorado for over 20 years and have been to the southwest corner once.
    to snowboard in durango.

    thanx for the view :beer:
     
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    wow great pics, is that snow in the last picture?
     
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    you can find snow year round in the hight country of colorado.
     
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    Awesome photos Phil, this trip is on the close radar for next year - thanks for posting

    how do you like driving the 100 ?
     
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    Phil, did you camp or hotel your stay? We stayed in a condo just north of the Ouray public hot springs. I've always wanted to camp the mountains, but the wife and friends always seem hooked on a warm-n-dry bed. Me, I want cold air, campfire and stars.
     
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    :princess: Mia requires rear air :rolleyes: need I say more
     
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    Lee up until 2 years ago all we did was camp. But now we as a family have found a balance with KOA Kampin Kabins. You will soon find out as Galen gets older he needs more out of the trips then a car ride. KOA has a playgound, other kids, hot tub, showers and as :princess: Mia (now 10) puts it flushing toliets. So now everyone is happy at a reasonable price. Now for a camp fire all you do is go to KOA store and buy wood. :rolleyes:
     
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    This trip to the mountains had more-n-longer stops than before. Galen (and the other kids) needed plenty of time to stretch, play, and explore. And get dirty, bug bit, and worn out... This was a family outing, no doubt about it.

    We've stayed many a time at the Ouray KOA Kabins. But for this trip with several other sharing the pain, it was cheaper to get the condo. But no campfire.
     
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    Didja do Poughkeepsie Gulch?
     
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    Not a smart choice in a 100:flipoff2:
     
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    Ooops. You haven't lifted yours yet? PG was a cake walk in my 100.
     
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    Shotts did you see Mazda is recalling the RX-8?
    Just saw that you have one in your sig...
     
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    Ooooo, great heads up! Thanks!

    After owning a zero-trouble Rx7....having another rotary floated our boat. We found nothing as fun to drive (handling). I hate heavier cars no matter the speed. I was VERY concerned though about Rx8 reliability. I heard by '06 that most issues were worked out. Time will tell.
     
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    Yeeaahh Buddy:D
     
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    you guys can come up to beautiful telluride labor day weekend a bunch of colorado wheelers will be there

    mike
     
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    All car companies should exclude the data for their worst cars from their satisfaction ratings. In fact, only include the data from the happiest respondents. Who wants the truth, anyway?

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    Slap an LS1 into that RX8 of you're I'm not sure about the rotary in that model but the LS1 conversion is only 13lbs heavier then the engine form the last RX7(FD)....Imagine how much more fun that car would be with an extra 100hp and 250ft/lbs of tq
     
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    I think it wouldn't be fun for long. It would eat up the other drivetrain components.
     
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