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Re: pics from today
vids are ok..nothing amazing, I got hustled out of the house right after I got home so I havent had a chance to convert them yet. I will do it in a few miuntes and post a link. My head is fine because I was wearing my calmini hat.
My samurai got to stay home because it had three flat tires and a dead battery when I went out to get it rolling this morning. That wouldnt be that much of a big deal except yesterday I pumped up the same three tires and jumped the truck. Aside from the fact that I hate wet weather and have enough trouble wheeling when its dry, I didn't feel like having my truck crap out on the side of the mountain. Just wasn't worth the BS. I had more fun riding with Tom than I would have had driving, anyways. Plus I don't have a rollcage to smash my head on, either.
The luxo wheeler isn't quite up to Ma Bell. There was some nice flat ground around that freestanding boulder, but getting all the way to the flat ground would not have been pretty. That trail is a regional favorite that gets lots of traffic and its so chewed up, even in just the four years I have been going there, that I seriously doubt you could get through it without at least one locker and 29s or larger. Even the go-arounds are getting kinda wooly.
Ironically, "Samurai Hill", the optional gnarly twisty hill at the end of the trail, has gotten easier while most of the rest of the trail has gotten more difficult. I have vids of both truckcs zipping up that hill without much trouble.