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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2001, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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I rang in the new year out at the Hammers with my daughters and Jeepchick.
It was an awsome trip, spent a lot of time letting my 10 year old wheel on the mellow stuff.
We also ran Jack Hammer, Claw Hammer and Sledge, my 10 year old and 6 year old both will ride through anything without fear now(although the little ones eyes get real big when we go steep on 3 wheels). The Jeep worked flawlessly.
Lit off a small pile of fireworks from the indian reservation, had a few brews, and BBQ'd some cow.
It was a great weekend, Ill post some pics tomorrow.
Happy New Years! everyone!

Jeff
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hmmm.. must be nice to wheel all year... I'm stuck going to disney next week....[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
must be nice to not break.......I think i'm approaching it. i love wheeling with the family...but sometimes it's good to get out with just the boys too...

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oh yeah, and a 2000 tj,lift..etc
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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] The smartest thing that you can do is allow the kids to get some "vehicle awareness" at that age. You'd be surprised at how youngsters can handle stuff like tractors and Jeeps if they are taught a little at a time and get their confidence built up. By "vehicular awareness" I mean knowing where the four corners are at all times. Some drivers never DO get VA, and hit everything they come close to......walls, crash posts....garbage trucks...the mailbox.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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I know what you mean Dave, my X never learned VA thats for sure. I coulnd never have a new truck for a month before she would start wrinkeling the corners on low walls, pipe bollards, or whatever. The kids bikes were just speed bumps, she would never walk around the truck and check before she backed up. On the trail especialy "big rock trails" its most important to know whats underneath you and excactly where, otherwise you are constantly hung on rocks, we call that "Driving by Brail", Im guilty of that sometimes myself, if you arent really concentrating its easy to start sliding around and forget whats catching the piggies, and can make for a long day in the rocks.

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