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Unread 03-13-2010, 03:35 PM   #61
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I don't know what to expect today. Without 4x4, I'd want some good tow hooks up front. So I don't know to say to you "come on". It's actually pretty decent of you to address fixing your jeep before joining a group you don't know. I've been with some who don't think like you, and ended up parked on the trail for some time while repairs were made. Sometimes things break down and I don't mind helping....I pulled a XJ on a strap all the way from Altoona to Orlando one night. It was a internet ride like this and I didn't know him. And it might be me today. But I think you're being realistic, and considerate. I'm sorry for you, but I appreciate your attitude.

Make it a "first on the list" repair to get some tow points front and rear, fix your driveshaft so you feel confident, go to walmart and get a $20 tow strap. Post up on the trail ride forum like jampop did. You'll get some fellas to ride with you most weekends.

I dont like making other people responsible for my problems, something I learned not to do when I was a tyke.

And first on the list is definately getting my U-Joints put in. I have a factory hitch that Ill be putting on for now, and that will at least give me a rear tow point.

I appreciate it though

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Unread 03-13-2010, 04:37 PM   #62
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had a good time today, took off a bit early, but was still nice
took a few pics




rest of pics here Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket

look forward to riding with you guys again
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Unread 03-14-2010, 08:48 AM   #63
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I enjoyed meeting everyone....it continues to surprise me how often a jeep stranger turns out to be a pleasure to be around....

We had five jeeps from the forum show up....and picked up a stray YJ in the forest not long after we started. We had two YJs, a TJ sport, a TJ rubicon, a XJ, and a nice looking two door JK. It had rained all over the southeast the two previous days. The weather cleared the night before, and was very pleasant for the ride. Maybe 70 degrees. The forest is mostly sand with some clay. So rain water drains pretty fast. We only found a few water fordings, but we didn't choose trails we knew would likely be wet. We did end up on a section that had recently burnt and was in need of cutting back. Along this trail we suffered some minor scratches to the clearcoat and plastic windows.

Unlike some places where a technical obstacle allows everyone to take pictures, our ride was generally moving along. So pictures are less frequent and usually staged. I didn't take many. As the day progressed, we whittled down the group from six to three. We rode about 70 miles in the woods. No mechanical problems for anyone. Pretty tame actually for most peoples taste. I had fun.

a florida sinkhole filled by a natural spring through the aquifer....common in our area.














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Unread 03-14-2010, 08:50 AM   #64
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Unread 03-14-2010, 09:01 AM   #65
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a florida sinkhole filled by a natural spring through the aquifer....common in our area.






This place is really cool. Everyone around here calls it blue sink. That rope swing is pretty fun.


And props to that XJ, looks sharp!(so do the rest of your jeeps)lol
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Unread 03-14-2010, 01:33 PM   #66
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looks like you guys had a good time. i need to pay attention to this part of the forum more often because i would have joined your group. maybe next time.
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Unread 03-15-2010, 06:43 AM   #67
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looks fun wish i could have made it
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Unread 03-15-2010, 07:52 AM   #68
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Looks like a great trip. Little far from Tallahassee for me, though.

Might try to make it next time and camp all weekend.
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Unread 03-15-2010, 07:03 PM   #69
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Had an excellent time, best vacation in a while, thanks to everybody for showing me/us around, and for waiting while some cell phone calls were made....Also found the best camping spot, the pictures will speak for themselves, ill post some here, but i have about 100 on my flickr album ill link that to.

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Unread 03-15-2010, 07:11 PM   #70
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start of the day


a water crossing


jampop1 , dont think he knows i set my camera on his fender...shhhh


my truck


lunch time !
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Unread 03-15-2010, 07:15 PM   #71
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Nice pics. Haven't been there since October but it's always a nice place to go trail riding.
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Over the mountains and through the woods, across the stream and up the slickrock, down the canyon and over the rocks to nobody's house I go.
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Unread 03-15-2010, 07:17 PM   #72
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fun hole on the way to lunch


me stuck in above hole in 2wd..


4wd works wonders..


very cool high banked section


hopkins prairie, possibly best trail of the day
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Unread 03-15-2010, 07:21 PM   #73
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getting up early from campsite.


was very cold out, up early because i couldnt sleep




my whole album can be found here Flickr: slow86prix's Photostream
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Unread 03-16-2010, 09:32 AM   #74
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Nice pics! We'll have to do it again sometime.
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Unread 03-16-2010, 12:00 PM   #75
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any one in the deland area????
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