I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: Big Ed is Back, but I\'m in Maine now...
Streaked is a great mountain, but it's usually closed, gated off (our club helped install the gates with the landowner). I've run it a few times (both ways), best time is in the fall, scenery is awesome. We even ran it once in the TJ, but not without some damage (side steps), the posi was a necessity, and the off camber stuff was unreal, wife would have divorced me if she'd been there. Even had the TJ up on 3 tires, she was headed over if someone hadn't grabbed the front tire and put the strap on. There's a lot of wheeling and a lot of jeeps just to the north of you, you shoudl contact the clubs and see if you can go on a run, they'll usually let you so you can see what the clubs are like, to see if you want to join. There's also a bunch of jeep fanatics in the midcoast area (Rockland, Camden) and a bunch of trails. Out east here I'm finding more and more, with some really built rigs. You've made it to a great state for jeeping my friend.
No, Uncle Henry's sucks, don't buy it! Boycott them! Of course I'm only saying this because now there's one more person in the state I have to compete with on all the jeep parts and tire deals. BTW, Ron's Off-Road in Winthrop (east of you about 30 miles) has the best prices on Swampers and off-road stuff in the state, his ads are in Uncle Henry's and he's a decent guy.
Whatever you do, don't move into the Portland area, they are the only county that has the emissions crap, all the other counties are exempt (it's also expensive to live there). The further into the rural areas you get, the more lenient the police are regarding lifted rigs, and the more you can get away with. What is Fairchild (sounds familiar) in Portland and what do you do (trade/job)? I know of a bunch of people down that way (main office of my Company is in Portland). Glad to have another BBS'er in the state, we'll definitely hook up.
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled!
GM151/SM465/NP205 twinstick/7"Lift/33"TSL's/IHC D44's 4.10's Lock'd