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    Tried to take Neo to dinner on sat....

    Went to Moab last weekend, pull in to grab some gas & we see some hippie lookin dood unloading wood at the gas station... he looked kinda familiar!

    We went out to the dunes S of town & planned to come back to town to take Neo out to dinner, Abby & I decided to work on jumping as neither of us had ever jumped bikes before

    Got Ab off the ground for the first time:




    and I started to get a feel for it, got up to about 60' on a few bigger hits



    And Tuck got to ride in sand for the first time








    But early in the afternoon a buddy of mine was doing a photoshoot with a jeep owned by one of the broncos players, David Bruton.

    Dave was supposed to jump his jeep, my buddy Blake was getting his drone ready & pulling out his 6D while Dave went to take a quick practice hit.

    Seeing me hitting the dune, he decided to go about the same speed, but uh, that might have been a tad too fast. The practice run ended up being a 90'+ hit.



    So... his D80/60, stroked 6.4 to 7.0 hemi $150k+ jeep with 4 NFL players came down from about 25' up... to near flat.
    less than ideal.



    They went to get their tow rig, and we then spent the next 3+ hours trying to get it on the trailer...





    When you have a 6'+ NFL player with, you feel a little silly struggling with leverage on the hi lift.







    So... we ended up missing dinner and ate some cold pizza at 10PM when our friends came back to camp.

    So.. moral of the story, I still owe Steve dinner!! (oh, and a Jeep isn't a dirtbike)
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    07 5 spd H3 on Treadwright guard dog 35's... leveled & shackles, Bilstiens all around & adapter change in back, swaybar disconnected F&R. 4:1 T-case, CI front diff, beefed up steering rack with Hunner sleeve, flex lines, and ABS mounts

    Now if only I could figure out how to jump it like my sled!!

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    Was Mr. Dumas driving that Jeep?
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    Hard for me to pick on him... his damage ends up being about 2 days pay, shoot... the average day out playing for me seems to average more!!!!
    07 5 spd H3 on Treadwright guard dog 35's... leveled & shackles, Bilstiens all around & adapter change in back, swaybar disconnected F&R. 4:1 T-case, CI front diff, beefed up steering rack with Hunner sleeve, flex lines, and ABS mounts

    Now if only I could figure out how to jump it like my sled!!

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    Who was holding who's beer? And IIRC, that's two pizza dinners for Neo. And the dinner just sayin
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    Well, did he at least have some fun?
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    oh hell yes... they had a blast.
    He got out laughing, and even the whole process of loading he seemed to not be too worried.

    He actually rolled it last year on a trail near me, and guess he just laughed & kept going like it was no big deal!!

    They were all really great guys to have to do that hellish load with, it was fun till we had to go get Tucker to bed!!
    07 5 spd H3 on Treadwright guard dog 35's... leveled & shackles, Bilstiens all around & adapter change in back, swaybar disconnected F&R. 4:1 T-case, CI front diff, beefed up steering rack with Hunner sleeve, flex lines, and ABS mounts

    Now if only I could figure out how to jump it like my sled!!

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    Wow, great story. Love the pictures too

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    a friend (who is now a state senator) did something similar with his new (91) Blazer. Launched the same way, but landed on the back axle. Somewhere I have pictures, but it was a glorious moon shot with the same result. We got it out on a Uhaul tow dolly.
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    Modus Hoperandi. Good beer choice.
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    Nice picture of you and your little guy on the bikes, and the jeep was quite funny too

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    Wow great weeken/story!!!
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    Yeah, the next day we went & rode Hells... with Abby's friend's boyfriend on my spare bike... and he hammered the gas when he needed brake, right into a rock.

    It wasn't nearly as interesting when it was MY junk that was busted up.

    F wheel, clutch cover, pipe, pipe guard, and a few random bent parts... boo.
    Luckliy he felt bad after that, so he stuck around while Tuck Napped, so I got to go for a real ride on my own.
    07 5 spd H3 on Treadwright guard dog 35's... leveled & shackles, Bilstiens all around & adapter change in back, swaybar disconnected F&R. 4:1 T-case, CI front diff, beefed up steering rack with Hunner sleeve, flex lines, and ABS mounts

    Now if only I could figure out how to jump it like my sled!!

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    Ok, I took a vote and you (OP) lost----ABSOLUTELY worst title for what could be possibly the coolest post I've ever read on these ol' run down forums! I've passed up reading this many times because there was NOTHING in the title that indicated the pics would be AWESOME and the story line funny---plus you've got pics and a story on runnin' dirt bikes!

    Few questions that NOBODY has addressed to this point:

    --why is a Bronc player driving a New Orleans themed Jeep with his buddies in Utah??????????? Utah doesn't even have a team "the Mormaneers"?
    --why not just drag that busted POS jeep onto the trailer, to hell with a high lift and whatever else, just drag it kicking and squeeling (kinda like your prom date) into the trailer?
    -- (DISCLAIMER, this is only a joke and NOT POLITICALLY correct by any means and meant to OFFEND NO ONE), what are four black guys doing in a Jeep in Moab unless they stole it in Detroit and managed not to get shot by white cops?
    --Unfortunately this post will have me banned from the forum and I'll miss you all terribly--I've finally pushed my humor to the limits. If you'll believe it, I actually edited the best part about Neo to avoid a riot in El Centro. But I will give a hint it included burning his firewood----
    --I'll make a copy of this, my final, post and for $5 you can type in your credit card info and read it in full on my new website--- "twinmill28finallywenttoofarweallknewhewascrazyazh ell.com"

    The most disgraceful part for me is I'll never know what it means to be a member of "The Black Sheep Squad"--whatever that means.....

    Peace out--TM28
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    I'm pretty anal when it comes to poking holes in the wrong place.

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    Twin, you are crazyazhell! But you are my twin brother and for that reason alone, I can't ban you. Another mod will have to ban you and me both together - we will go out together brother - like Thelma and Louise!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigunit View Post
    Twin, you are crazyazhell! But you are my twin brother and for that reason alone, I can't ban you. Another mod will have to ban you and me both together - we will go out together brother - like Thelma and Louise!
    Dude, I am not, will NOT fall for that "Thelma and Luis' " routine again---first, dressing like a woman felt really weird, and your T--as cool as it may be, is not a Thunderbird!
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    I'm pretty anal when it comes to poking holes in the wrong place.


 

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