Gary Spots Marlin on the Wedgie (1 Viewer)

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Just got back from Cruise Moab and I wheeled Poison Spider with Marlin - Marlin Crawler - off road royalty. When we got to the meet up before the run Glenn recognized him and jumped out of the truck all stoked to meet him. He wasn't alone in that! Marlin sponsored the run and I ended up with a t-shirt - only 20 were ever handed out. Very down to earth guy, talked trucks and his wife was along for the ride too.

Glenn and Gary came as passengers with me and I was grateful for the Moab veteran advice. Greg was with us too but not on the ride. I was so excited to have wheeled with Marlin that Gary suggested I get him to sign my shirt. I thought he should sign my arm, just so the tattoo artist could trace over it.

I will get shirts made though, capturing the line of the day - "Well, you're committed now!"

Gary was rock solid and spotted me through the Wedgie - and then he spotted 20 trucks through. I'd trust him any day!

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Me going through

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Gary Spotting Marlin:


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Stock 80 with 33's - no locker
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Not a lot of clearance



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The 4Runner scraped up pretty good on the trail and the guy was a little upset about it.

Jason's bumper did its job for me.

I will do up a full report on the trip in another thread but this trail made me learn what my 80 can really do and after 20 years of wheeling, things that we'd never attempt on the coast, or only completed with a controlled winch pull, are a piece of cake in Moab! I climbed a 70 degree slope in the 80! Pucker factor was pretty high - especially going over the little dip that pushed you out and back just before you broke over the top.

I just wanted to post up what I thought was the coolest thing, Gary matter-of-factly piloting us through this obstacle. Of course pictures are never like real life. Much more challenging than it looks.

John
 
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John, it was a pleasure watching and hearing your excitement every time you got back to camp! Pretty addicting eh.

That whole area is.
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That 74 seems like its hanging there!

That was freaker part - in addition to the steep grades - off camber traction was just fine too.
 
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Wow, looks like a great time...need to get their next year...


Hung with Marlin at Texas Round Up, we shared a Cabin and drove from the airport a couple hours to the meet....I just sat there and listened to all his stories, that man has done a lot of neat things in his life...

We worked on Nicks rig one day and they had not seen rusty parts, I showed Marlin some Canadian tricks to loosen off these pesky bits.....:lol:
 
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Indeed, Marlins a pretty cool guy. Met him briefly at Rubithon. He was running the trail and fixing the rigs that were broken..some of them pretty significantly broken :)
 

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