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wheelnzj
05-10-2010, 07:30 PM
Hi,

Well if you missed Grand Slam Rubicon last year 2009 (and I know I did) then maybe you can make it out this year!

Meeting around 0700 on Friday morning at loon lake overspill.

Friday- We will meet at the trail head (Loon Lake) in the morning and be on the trail by 8:00 am.
Saturday- Hang out at the springs (if we make it there on friday).
Sunday- We will exit the trail (from Rubicon Springs and up Cadillac Hill). :yawinkle:

Min. requirements- Lift kit with 33" tires & matching spare, winch, front & rear tow points, and at least rear locker, front & rear preferred!

Please be self sufficient.

Hope to see ya on the con,
Ron

goldensd
05-11-2010, 10:26 AM
Scheduled... Count me in.

SLO MO
05-11-2010, 11:31 AM
Scheduled... Count me in.

Me too:)

fredr1980
05-12-2010, 02:35 AM
Sounds like a plan... I'll be there :smt023

Fred R.

SLO MO
05-13-2010, 01:36 PM
Is there anywhere safe for tow rig parking? I finally have a truck and trailer.

Brett

Mochisme
05-15-2010, 12:40 AM
Ok I have the same question as Slo Mo, plus a few others.

1. Is the plan to go from Loon Lake in to Cadillac Hill/Rubicon Springs area and then return to Loon Lake? That is how I am reading the first post.

2. If the answer to question #1 is "YES", then is there a place to leave tow rigs, campers and trailers unattended that is safe.

3. If the answer to #1 is "NO", add this to question #2. How do those of us with Tow Rigs and Trailers get back to them?

4. It looks like your talking about spending two nights on the trail, so is there set camp sites, or just off to the side of the trail.

I really wanted to do this before GSW or directly following, but all the reports I am seeing are telling me "NO WAY JOSE", so coming down for GSR looks to be my best bet for running this trail. Have to see how it meshes with "Street Vibrations" and see about doing both in one trip.

goldensd
05-15-2010, 11:35 AM
Ok I have the same question as Slo Mo, plus a few others.

1. Is the plan to go from Loon Lake in to Cadillac Hill/Rubicon Springs area and then return to Loon Lake? That is how I am reading the first post.

2. If the answer to question #1 is "YES", then is there a place to leave tow rigs, campers and trailers unattended that is safe.

3. If the answer to #1 is "NO", add this to question #2. How do those of us with Tow Rigs and Trailers get back to them?

4. It looks like your talking about spending two nights on the trail, so is there set camp sites, or just off to the side of the trail.

I really wanted to do this before GSW or directly following, but all the reports I am seeing are telling me "NO WAY JOSE", so coming down for GSR looks to be my best bet for running this trail. Have to see how it meshes with "Street Vibrations" and see about doing both in one trip.


Typically for this one, we have always ran it all the way through from Loon to Tahoe, and have spent 2 nights camping at Rubicon Springs. I'd say your trailer options would be to:

1. Park at Loon lake, and split from the group and head back out on the trail from the springs to Loon lake.
2. Park at Loon lake and then take the road back around to Loon from Tahoe after we finish.
3. Park on the Tahoe side and then take the road around and meet at Loon Lake

If I were to trailer for the trip, I think I'd go with the last option. If you coming in from out of town, you could drop the trailer on Thursday, drive around and camp at the Lake, and then your ready to roll on Friday. I forget for sure, but I'd say its a couple hours to take the roads from 1 trailhead to the other. I can't speak for security, but I do know there is a parking area at both ends of the trail that are commonly used for trailer parking

AgitatedPancake
05-15-2010, 12:12 PM
I wouldn't park anything worth parking at the Loon Lake side. I hear about enough break ins and thefts on that side to recommend you avoid it.

As goldsend said, you can park your truck and trailer on the tahoe side, then take your rig off and drive it all the way back around to the loon lake side, then wheel from loon to tahoe, ending up at your trailer. It does take a while to do this, but most of it isn't super high speed stuff so most rigs can manage it.

I'm going to mark this down, Gunna make this shizzle happen!

Mochisme
05-15-2010, 03:43 PM
Thanks, that is the kind of information I need to make my plans. I am a for sure "Maybe" on this Grand Slam.

I think being this is a three day thing I will try and talk my brother into coming to Loon Lake with me and then taking the truck, camper and trailer home and then bring them to Tahoe to pick me up. That way I have no worries about tweekers messing with anything

Mochisme
05-16-2010, 10:30 AM
Well I checked and the "Street Vibrations" Ralley will be taking place in the Reno/Sparks, NV area the same time as the GSR, so if your interested, you can go early and take in a couple days of Street Vibrations and then the Grand Slam Rubicon. Check it out here.

http://www.road-shows.com/street_vibrations.php (http://www.road-shows.com/street_vibrations.php)

Stealth Crawler ZJ
05-17-2010, 02:15 AM
what's the rating on it?
would it be to rough a trip on a 3 month old baby?
could you drag a OR trailer trough?
pic's of obstacles? :smt017:smt017 ?

AgitatedPancake
05-17-2010, 11:48 AM
what's the rating on it?
would it be to rough a trip on a 3 month old baby?
could you drag a OR trailer trough?
pic's of obstacles? :smt017:smt017 ?

Theres no rating, it would be HORRIBLE for a 3 month old baby. Especially considering it's going to be real camping for 2 nights. There is also no way to trailer through...I dont understand why you would though?

I don't have the sound on, but this video seems decentish for showing parts of the trail

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV3RK61igvo&feature=related

fredr1980
05-17-2010, 01:31 PM
X2 on not being a good trip for a 3-month old. I have seen a TJ pulling an off-road trailer once but it was at the beginning of the trail so I don't know how far in they made if plus I would imagine that it would be VERY slow going pulling an off-road trailer through especially with the longer overall length of a ZJ. I think it would be much more of a burden for what it's worth, and make the trip a heck of a lot more difficult for you than it needs to be. The rubicon is pretty ruff, here's a link to a brief description of the trail, TRAIL RATING (http://www.norcalttora.com/trails/rubicon.php), although they rank it as a 10, not all of the trail is hardcore, but many of the major obstacles are and there are by-passes for those. I would give it a SOLID 8 if you by-pass most of the obstacles. Hope this helps.

Fred R.

AgitatedPancake
05-17-2010, 01:47 PM
Ahhh I completely misread the trailer part my bad! I read "can you drag or trailer through?" Missed the a haha.

Yeah it's fun, and i have seen OR trailers on it before, but I agree that one would slow you down a lot

wheelnzj
05-17-2010, 03:37 PM
Hi,

I posted a reply to Mochisme questions the other day, sorry stupid me I must have hit a wrong button as I was at work and had to go out on a call.

Yes, I agree- if your going to leave a truck & trailer then I would leave it on the Tahoe side and drive around to Loon Lake or as you stated have your brother drive your truck & trailer.



Stealth Crawler ZJ- Again yes I have to agree, not a good trip to bring a 3 month old baby on. The trail is nothing but rock after rock and then add some more rocks! It can be a long hot day and your wife and baby would not be very happy.
Also- not a good trip for a trailer if your talking about a "OR trail trailer" (because a RV trailer would never make it through).
The avg. speed in about 1-2 mph, The first day can be long (only if we have problems or break downs) and we are trying to get 2/3 of the way through the trail to the Rubicon Springs for camping and a watering hole. Sorry, no trailers, but I hope you can still make it.

I hope this helps.

Thanks,
Ron

Mochisme
05-17-2010, 03:41 PM
Very good and interesting Video (Lot more there also) and more questions from someone that has not seen the trail except in Videos.

1. If the first day is getting to Rubicon Springs where the group will camp for two nights. What goes on the second day?

2. I am assuming the third day is getting to Tahoe from Rubicon Springs, so is this correct?

3. From the various videos' I see a number of spots that I would have no interest in testing my ZJ or myself on (Soup Bowl, Little Sluice, and the like) as I run trails for relaxation and enjoying new sights, not stressing myself out on the harder things if they can be avoided. I am assuming again that there are by-passes on most of the harder sections, or the hard sections are optional lines. Am I correct or not?

Some of you may think I am a wimp to look at it this way, but with limited funds, destroying shit just to try and prove I can or can not do something is not an option I wish exercise. I want to run trails, relax, view the sights and do the moderate things and leave the harder ones for the guys with more prepared rigs. I will be happy to watch from the sideline on the HARD stuff.

AgitatedPancake
05-19-2010, 02:03 PM
I haven't done a GSR, but my bet is relaxing, and maybe wheelin around the parts of the trail local to the springs for saturday, then heading out sunday.

Obstacles like Little Sluice and Soupbowl are definately optional. actually soupbowl is (going to be?) shut down permenantly here pretty soon. Greenies decided it was too much of a spectator spot causing chaos and traffic jams.

I've attempted soupbowl, unsuccessfully lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBWiKaDNWQY

and a SICK video of my friend makin it for his first time after many attempts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QhnAXiViAM

There are still many obstacles unavoidable obstacles that might bring some pucker factor or possible body damage, it's just the name of the game wheelin out there.

Mochisme
05-19-2010, 04:43 PM
I haven't done a GSR, but my bet is relaxing, and maybe wheelin around the parts of the trail local to the springs for saturday, then heading out sunday.

Obstacles like Little Sluice and Soupbowl are definately optional. actually soupbowl is (going to be?) shut down permenantly here pretty soon. Greenies decided it was too much of a spectator spot causing chaos and traffic jams.

I've attempted soupbowl, unsuccessfully lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBWiKaDNWQY

and a SICK video of my friend makin it for his first time after many attempts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QhnAXiViAM

There are still many obstacles unavoidable obstacles that might bring some pucker factor or possible body damage, it's just the name of the game wheelin out there.


Yeah I have watched several hours of YouTube Videos (Including the two you linked to). I am just saying if there is a by pass on some of the harder Obstacles, that is the route I will take most times. When there is no choice, well lets get it done and body damage is a part of wheeling like you said and we do what we have to do.

Sudz
05-19-2010, 06:55 PM
2,817 miles / 45 hours from my doorstep to Loon Lake Dam

edit: Ted, sounds like you're in need of a copilot, spotter, photographer, rock jock, and winch technician

I know just the guy hes just a plane ticket away :coffee:

Mochisme
05-20-2010, 12:19 AM
2,817 miles / 45 hours from my doorstep to Loon Lake Dam

edit: Ted, sounds like you're in need of a copilot, spotter, photographer, rock jock, and winch technician

I know just the guy hes just a plane ticket away :coffee:

Well if that guy is the crazy that drove to GSW 2009 from PA and he provides his own ticket to Reno, there is a seat for him with a pick up and return to Reno. PM or Email me and lets talk about it and see if we can make it happen. (mochisme@yahoo.com)

AgitatedPancake
05-20-2010, 10:34 AM
haha nice this is startin to sound better and better!

I'm sooo itching to get out there. This ridiculously long winter sucks though, all this snow is going to stick around for a while

Sudz
05-20-2010, 09:44 PM
Well if that guy is the crazy that drove to GSW 2009 from PA and he provides his own ticket to Reno, there is a seat for him with a pick up and return to Reno.
Ted - you 'da man!

hot damn, Im going to GSR 10 http://dnbforum.com/images/smilies/speedbanana.gif

PM sent

Mochisme
05-21-2010, 02:05 AM
Ted - you 'da man!

hot damn, Im going to GSR 10 http://dnbforum.com/images/smilies/speedbanana.gif

PM sent

PM Received and answered.

You will not only go to GSR, but I will make sure you get to drive part of it also. Can not come all that way and just Co-Pilot, it just can not work that way....

fredr1980
05-21-2010, 01:07 PM
Meeting around 0700 on Friday morning at loon lake overspill.

Friday- We will meet at the trail head (Loon Lake) in the morning and be on the trail by 8:00 am.
Saturday- Hang out at the springs (if we make it there on friday).
Sunday- We will exit the trail (from Rubicon Springs and up Cadillac Hill). :yawinkle:


Ron & Shawn, just curious as to how you guys did it in years past but did guys camp out by Loon Thursday night? I'm 99% sure that will probably be my plan as it's a 4.5 hour drive for me from the Bay Area and I'd rather relax the night before as opposed to driving up there the morning of.

Fred R.

Sudz
05-21-2010, 11:45 PM
I will make sure you get to drive part of it also. Can not come all that way and just Co-Pilot, it just can not work that way....
:budweiser drunk slur:

'I luv you, man...' :smt003

wheelnzj
05-22-2010, 12:34 AM
Hi Fred,

Glad your going to make it out again this year. Camping out by loon lake might work out best for you, There is a camping site on the right just before the pavement ends if you wish.
I am not sure what I am going to do yet, as it is only 1.5 hr drive for me.


Mochisme-
If the first day is getting to Rubicon Springs where the group will camp for two nights. What goes on the second day?

The second day is for hanging out at the springs- you can swim, hike, go wheeling, people watch or just relax and drink a beer (if your into that kind of thing).
If you enjoy the outdoors, then you will love Rubicon Springs!

Mochisme
05-22-2010, 04:38 PM
The second day is for hanging out at the springs- you can swim, hike, go wheeling, people watch or just relax and drink a beer (if your into that kind of thing).
If you enjoy the outdoors, then you will love Rubicon Springs!

Sounds good to me, but now I have another question. A local wheeler I run with may want to also come down with me, but he does not run a Grand, would he be welcome to tag along with us?

downtowncb
06-15-2010, 12:13 AM
Ahhh! I finally get to go to GSW after 3 years of wanting to go and being unable to due to finals. Now I'm addicted and want to go to GSR but can't because it's the weekend after I start grad school!

go4x4it
06-15-2010, 12:30 AM
Ahhh! I finally get to go to GSW after 3 years of wanting to go and being unable to due to finals. Now I'm addicted and want to go to GSR but can't because it's the weekend after I start grad school!

Dang it Cody!:(

I should be able to make this one.

recon zj
06-15-2010, 12:49 AM
In! Got confirmation on my PTO request this morning. I'm taking off Thursday the 23rd thru Monday the 27th. Thanks for taking the lead on this, Ron.

bigbluezj94
06-18-2010, 06:40 PM
Gonna mark the calendar and hope to make it out there. Have a lot going on between now and then that may tie up funds. we shall see.

Sudz
06-23-2010, 10:00 PM
my ride had to cancel :(

Mochisme
06-24-2010, 01:23 AM
my ride had to cancel :(

Yup... I am truly sorry about that Sudz, but I just will not be able to afford it after all my Moab related expenses which are still adding up on me.

It is looking right now like my next big wheeling trip will be to King of the Hammers at Johnson Valley in Feb 2011. Have to stick to the local stuff and not break anything else to make that one.

Hopefully one of the others going to GSR 2010 will offer a seat for you.
:(

Sudz
06-24-2010, 10:29 PM
Yup... I am truly sorry about that Sudz
no need to apologize Ted - thanks for the offer just the same :smt023

fredr1980
08-23-2010, 08:21 PM
Bringing this back to the top hopefully this is still on... month left before GSR and just requested my day off for Friday the 24th :booya:

Fred R.

goldensd
08-24-2010, 01:37 AM
I've got it on my schedule as well, hopefully there no issue this year and we'll have a good turn out.

SLO MO
08-31-2010, 07:23 PM
Anybody heard from Ron? I've tried PMs and e-mail. I hope this is still a go.
I'm slowly getting things ready and have the time booked.
Trying to plan out the route down and where to leave the tow rig and trailer.

Brett

recon zj
08-31-2010, 08:56 PM
I know that Ron's said he's on duty for several days (without much internet access, I believe), then is off for a couple. They are out quite a bit playing with their toys on his days off, so he might not check email at times. As far as I know, we're still on. I'm sure he'll jump in here soon.

gary

BigDaveZJ
08-31-2010, 09:02 PM
Ron was having some issues logging into his account I think. I got an email from him yesterday and he should be all set up now.

wheelnzj
09-03-2010, 03:44 PM
Hello everyone, YES- We are still on for GSR 2010!
Sorry but as stated I was having some computer problems and we have been out playing- Jeepers Jamboree, Hot Aug. Nights, down in San Fran, working, swimming, drinking and looking at porn! (that might explain the computer problem :)

Can't wait to see everyone, it sounds like we have a good group showing up.

Shinobi
09-04-2010, 06:34 PM
Im still down :D maybe bringing a friend :smt003