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It’s hump day…

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

…and I’ve got a few free moments…we (Heather, Lexi, Otis and I) leave Friday evening for the Black Hills of South Dakota for a combined vacation/offroad weekend. The Black Hills Cruiser Classic starts Thursday and I’m looking forward to hitting a few of the trails out there…haven’t wheeled that area since 2003! This is our first big family vacation…of course, that makes for some entertaining planning. I can’t hardly expect everyone to spend their time wheeling with me, so we’ve got lots of hiking and biking and sightseeing planned for the week.

Just got off the horn with Holz Racing…I’ve had their skid plate/prerunner bumper combo on order for the RockCrawler RZR for a month. They’ve communicated great, but have had some manufacturing issues. Hopefully it’s shipping today and delivering Friday, JUST in time to install while in South Dakota!  I also have a +3 suspension kit from RacerTech in the living room to install…planning to get the 2-stage rear coils and heavier front coils installed initially to see how that changes the ride, then the full suspension kit down the road.   Watch the build page for updates!

Guess that’s it for now…bringing home the camper/trailer tomorrow to begin organizing and loading…packing for 10 days with 3 people and one dog should be entertaining…

Categories : Personal

Finally, an update…

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

Just another veg mode weekend…finally took a little time to update WordPress to 3.0 and update the Theme to the most current as well…and with that, it’s time to post yet again…

2010 has been busy busy…I’ve got about 18,000 miles on the Duramax this year thus far, and other than having to have injectors done (6 weeks OUT of warranty, of course), the truck has done well. I’ll be due for new tires soon, but the Hankook Dynapro ATM’s have survived pretty well considering my abuse to tow rigs. The gooseneck tires have held up amazingly…had those replace in Vegas during SEMA 2009 at Ted Wein’sGoodyear G614′s…G-range trailer tires…REGROOVABLE even!! I’ve checked air pressure prior to each trip, and they’ve barely changed…if I didn’t know better, I’d think they weren’t wearing either… Impressed.

The new toy for 2010 is a 2009 Polaris RZR…woah, is that a blast!! 64.3 mph (GPS confirmed), jumpable, rock crawls great, and has turned into my latest play toy. The Howiebilt Liquid tube chassis has been put on the back burner, at least for a few more months…the RZR is just too fun.

Anyways, hanging in Waupaca this weekend at the Rustic Woods Campground…camper got cleaned today, got a little sun, and haven’t accomplished much else…but of course, that’s the usual plan for being here :)

Hope everyone enjoys a great Independence Day!!