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by Trail X » Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:33 pm

TECORE II
September 18-20, 2009

The players:

JamesDowning
Gordinho80
Dizzlenator
Ultravorx
Bobbyblaze

The itinerary:

Friday:
9:00 a
Meet in Baltimore
5 Lifted TB Convoy to Harrisonburg
12:00 p Gas up in Harrisonburg
Lunch in Harrisonburg
Head down Rt-33 to the Kephart Trail.
Kephart is a 2.5mile trail that starts easy and gets slightly difficult in areas. It's rarely visited, as it's a dead-end trail, but provides a good way to 'get your feet wet'. + 5 miles of dirt
Headed up to the first campsite via Union Springs Rd (AKA Forest Service Route 225 & 225B). Rough road, do not proceed without a lift and at least A/Ts. + 10 miles of dirt.
6:00 p Hit the campsite. Begin setting up camp. We had the knob to ourselves.
Dinner, fireside, watch stars.

Saturday:
Breakfast, tear down campsite... full day of wheeling ahead of us.
Head to Flagpole Knob... it's mandatory if you're in the area.
Head back down towards 33. + 10.5 miles of dirt...
~11:30 p Hit 33, and aimed towards second mountain.
Began at the main entrance to the north mountains; long run road. (AKA FS 72) + 6 miles of dirt.
~1 p Lunchtime at "Clines Hacking"
Headed down 2nd mountain trail, dead end road (AKA FS 502) + 9 miles
Played with recovery stuff, went over best practices
Headed to the campsite via Vepco Road (AKA FS 240)... + 11 miles
~5:30 p got into the campsite, begin setting up... explore area + 3 miles of dirt
Dinner/etc...
9:00 p Night run down Vepco and Tom's Park... + ~14 miles

Sunday:
Breakfast
Heading back towards Rt 33... needing gas
Went back via FR 87 > FR 72. +23 miles of dirt...
Got some quick gas... then headed down to a fun stream crossing...
Time to get some Sonic for lunch!

Total of 91 miles of dirt trails... wowzers... :awesome:

Now the pictures will come. Slowly. :flex dirty:
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by Zero » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:13 pm

wow!!!91 freakin miles!!! sweet trip guys!! let see the pics!
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by Trail X » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:19 pm

I actually didn't take a ton of pictures this time around... I didn't have a navigator/photographer with me this time... so I'm mainly depending on the other guys to post up their pictures/videos.

Here's a few to tide you guys over:

Kephart:
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Falcon along Union Springs:
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Mario climbing some rocks:
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Bob on some rocks:
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Yum! Steak, shrimp & corn!
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Frank:
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Dan getting a little off-camber:
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I had a really hard time getting a picture here at flagpole... this is the best of like 20... filter compliments of someone's glasses.
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Just before 2nd mountain:
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This trail was quite steep... amazing view from above... although, I forgot to take a picture... I'm sure someone else did.
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A little obstacle:
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2nd Mountain trail:
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Night run!
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Rattle snake on the trail:
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Stream crossing:
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by Zero » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:28 pm

im soo jealous
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by teebes » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:40 pm

Goodstuff! Looks like a blast!


Oh, and it looks like someone pee'd on that 'filter' photo :poke: :finger: :finger:


I feel a TECORE only slideshow for our main www page :cheers:
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by HARDTRAILZ » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:45 pm

Looks like a great time, Anyone have any issues or breakage?
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by bobbyblaze » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:54 pm

Shameless self promotion. I have 200 pix to sort through besides about 3 - 3 1/2 hours of video. UGGHHH.
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by MrSmithsTB » Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:38 pm

I can't wait to be mad at what I missed.
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by ultravorx » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:31 am

Here are a few pics i have. I have a ton more, plus videos, buts its late and im tired :viking:

Some misting in the trails
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XUV daring a hill
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Chewy, the TECORE mascot
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by Gordinho80 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:38 am

It was a blast! Can't wait until the next one...

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by Gordinho80 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:42 am

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by Zero » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:45 am

awesome pics u guys!
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by janesy86 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:16 am

Looks like a great time was had... :flex dirty: Now I know I have to go to the next TECORE!!
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by dirtychevymama » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:13 am

:finger: Where's the thread to sign up for next year?! :poke: What's the hold up? :slap: hehehehe Fab pics! Definitly got the envy flowing through my veins! :excited: Not trying to hijack the thread but how'd the bobbyblaze do with the spare on the bottom?? Seems like it would be a biotch!?
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by Gordinho80 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:20 am

dirtychevymama wrote::finger: Where's the thread to sign up for next year?! :poke: What's the hold up? :slap: hehehehe Fab pics! Definitly got the envy flowing through my veins! :excited: Not trying to hijack the thread but how'd the Tb do with the spare on the bottom?? Seems like it would be a biotch!?

Bob did just fine. He did scrape his oil pan skid plate a couple of times... but I'm sure he'll post the pics and details!
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by ultravorx » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:38 pm

I actually did have some post TECORE carnage!!

On the way home on rt 81, following Dizzlenator, a softball sized rock smashed into my passenger side mirror blinker! :wallbash: It cracked the plastic, broke the tab that holds it in place, and killed the bulb. Looks like its time for an LED mod!!!

On my way to work today, i felt and heard a lout vibration that got louder with speed, when i turn left it goes away. Looks like i need a near drivers side wheel bearing :wallbash: Its an easy fix, and i'll probably avoid the extended warranty on this since they will blame the wheel spacer on the cause for sure (and i dont have spare rims to put factories back on) and the deductable is about the same cost as a new hub. So i'll just do this on myself

Remember, dont play if your not going to pay!! :flex dirty:

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by MrSmithsTB » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:39 pm

Looks like it was a mighty fine time. Patiently awaiting pics from the rest of you. I'm in for the next trip.
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by Trail X » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:49 pm

ultravorx wrote:On my way to work today, i felt and heard a lout vibration that got louder with speed, when i turn left it goes away. Looks like i need a near drivers side wheel bearing :wallbash:


I'm still trying to figure out my noise too... it's not bad, but just a light grinding... The sound seems to change some when turning different directions. Although, I don't think it's anything I need to be worried about yet.

Plus, my treads themselves seem to be humming more... I'm thinking it's due to all the little rock cuts.
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