Gembrook Today

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 19:00
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Well we had a great day. Eleven cars, lots of mud, a couple of interesting recoveries, a bush repair job to Andrew's 40 series, and some very slippery climbs. Eric and Tony led the day with some great help and advice, especially for a novice like me. My new Terracan still continues to amaze me with what it can do if you know how to drive. Eric calling the shots over the radio had me doing things I couldn't, or wouldn't, have tried.

I could rave on for an hour about what we did but won't bore you.

Anyone who misses the next one is mad. I'll propose some dates again soon and see what we come up with.

Thanks to Kevin the camera man who will send some shots to Eric to post.

Jim.
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Reply By: Member Eric - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 19:18

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 19:18
Your quick Jim lol . What a great day ,

Vehicles there were

Challenger ( Anthony less one flair )
Landcruiser ( Eric ,Where are my valves ?)
Troopy ( John /Muddy girl . Whatch out for that tree )
GQ ( Claude . Fully sick )
GQ shorty ,, ( Rosco , Ill fix your springs )
GQ Kevin ( ill be nice Kev, I want those pic's lol)
Pathfinder ( moggs ., quiet acheiver )
FJ 40 ( Andi , why is it so cold ... Hello , you have no roof lol )
Terrican 1 Jimbo ( ill get up there no matter what )
Terrican 2 TIM. ( can I pull over and just watch a dvd )
Nissan ( Dragan , Why am i side ways lol )

Well a challanging day to say the least . WET WET WET .

I am sure the rest will fill in the days events , I am stepping out for now , But will write a full report when I get home .
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Follow Up By: Member - Dragan T (VIC) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 19:26

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 19:26
Why am I sideways!??? Got bored of doing it same old way : )

Thanx for the lot Eric!
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Follow Up By: terracan tim - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 21:24

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 21:24
lets see if I can get this right please correct me If I am wrong top of the stats for the day
challenger first one winched second 2 goes third first go
landcruiser first one go second first go third first go
troopy first one no atempt second first go third four goes and one major winch for the day
GQ(Claude) first one no atempt second first go third first go good reverse down the big hill
GQ Shorty first one no atempt second first go third second go
pathfinder first one no atempt second first go third first go
FJ40 first one no atempt second first go third second go nice sideways on last hill ened up facing back down the hill could have boil a egg in his raditator overflow tank
terracan 1 first one no atempt second no attempt third first go with a small pause
terrracan 2 first one no atempt second no attempt third first go list of in flight movies for the day is as follows:
jimmy newtron
dinasours
the simpsons season 1
rugrats go wild
toy story 1
Nissan (Dragan) first one no atempt second no attempt third to many to count we nead a packed lunch while we waited but got there in the end which is all that matters

can anyone else think of anymore stats for the weekend
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Reply By: Member - Dragan T (VIC) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 19:20

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 19:20
Yep, again couple new faces to attach to names! All together great day with lot of fun and learning curve( or sould I say "sideways curve" )!!!
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Reply By: Member - Sparkie (QLD) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 20:01

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 20:01
WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,WE NEED PICS,

please?

Sparkie(IE not Y) ;-)
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Follow Up By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 20:08

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 20:08
Did you type all that yourself Sparkie or did you just go the cut and paste???

Agree though. Some pics and stories would be great for those of us that were a bit far away to make it.

Steven
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Follow Up By: Member - Sparkie (QLD) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 20:13

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 20:13
Hooray for cut and paste.
If I tried that just typing it, you would think I was Des Lexic. LOL LOL

Sparkie(IE not Y) ;-)
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Reply By: Member - Fay D Away (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 20:13

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 20:13
Rig photo's from today

Bill
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Follow Up By: Member - Sparkie (QLD) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 20:22

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 20:22
Allright its official. I AM DROOLING. That rig photo shows exactly what I missed out on. Looks like you realy had some fun in dem dar hills.

And teasing me with those power lines isn't fair either.

Sparkie(IE not Y) ;-)

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 20:35

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 20:35
Hi Sparkie,

Keep DROOLING, these photo's are beautiful but tame & mild compared with later in the afternoon.

Hopefully Eric will get some video footage of mud, mud, mud.

Regards
John & Muddy Girl
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 21:39

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 21:39
Hi Bill
Nice to catch up again and have a quick chat.

Take care.

Regards

John
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Reply By: 2ndLow - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 20:49

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 20:49
What a fantastic day ! ........I LOVE 4wding................!
Everyone preform very well in such slippery condition!.....Eric did a fantastic job in managing the whole event......and most importantly.......show me some of the best 4wding skills I have ever seen..........You're rock!
I will send Eric the video ASAP..........so keep in touch

Hope can see you guys all ! ..............

Momentum is the keyword ! .....Momentum Momentum Momentun

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Will post pic here very soon............stay tuned !
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 21:50

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 21:50
Momentum is momentous without momentum we would have momentous difficulity with procceding with forward momentum and would be forced to attempt backwards momentum.

Today Momentum was acheived both forwards, backwards and sideways, the sideways momentum was not a very nice feeling.

I think that this is a momentus occasion, and we should procced with continuing forward momentum and never look back.
Especially at the great big bloody drop that you find is fast approaching with sideways momentum.

So yes Kevin Momentum is the word.
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 20:51

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 20:51
Hi ALL,

Thanks to Eric for another great day.
We never not have fun when we go out with you on one of your day trips
But I missed not having those famous chops.
You might get me in a bog hole one day.

Great to put face's to names you see so often on this forum.

John is going out tomorrow to buy a set of muddies for his troopie, he just can not seem to get away from the muddy theme.

Regards
Muddy Girl & John
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 21:37

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 21:37
Actually a set on Baja Claws no use stuffing around, real big ones infact. LOL.

Allterains are severley limited in thick clay mud. turn to slicks real quick.
they are a great tyre but a serious mud terrain is a far better and safer choice for our forests and high country.
I have had the problem before of clogging treads but never done anything about it well, its time to do something now.

I love this caper you never stop spending money on improvments and more toys.

Seriously though It was a great day good fun all round, everyone performed well in most respects, Thanks all for the company and the hand with the various recoverys.

Regards
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 23:35

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 23:35
Didn't seem that bad to me what was the prob JOHN !!! LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 16:09

Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 16:09
Hiya Baz
No problem with me, had plenty of bodies to stand on the left side to keep the troopy from falling over on the slope. LOL.

Raised a bit of a sweat for a while. LOL.
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Reply By: Jimbo - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 21:32

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 21:32
I've already spoken to "her indoors" about a lift kit for the Jerry Can. She doesn't understand my need to spend another Gorilla, but she'll have to get used to it.

Like all men, another 2 inches wil improve my performance. That's for lift. Sorry that might be misconstrued as well. I mean an extra 2 inches ride height.

Can't wait for the next trip.

Jim.
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Follow Up By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 21:34

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 21:34
Delicately put Jimbo!!!

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Follow Up By: terracan tim - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 21:41

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 21:41
jim any chance of a trip in aug while i am in melb would be great

tim
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Reply By: 2ndLow - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 22:59

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 22:59
Pic available here
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 23:09

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 23:09
You got any video of the cruiser bouncyng up the hills ? lol
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 23:11

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 23:11
Ps , great work on posting pic,s so quickly .

The GQ drining past were we were parked belongs to Stuart from Richmond ARB, bit of a animal
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 16:14

Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 16:14
Hi Kevin
I know there are no secrets in this life. LOL

What about the video of the troopy going up that last hill ?
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Follow Up By: 2ndLow - Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 17:13

Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 17:13
Sorry eric and john, I don't have any movie clip available. But the video I am going to send Eric will be exclusive ! .......
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Reply By: Member Eric - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 23:04

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 23:04
I wish i had a photo of John when he got his car lopsided near the rocks lol , if I could measure your sweat , I recon there would have been atleast 2 liters lol . Tomorrow I am going back to lawless to pick up the pistons I left behind lol
We defenently need to post a pick of 10 guys standing on Johns side step to stop it from going over lol .

When Tim couldnt get past the bump in lawless , I thought it was going to be a long day , but they did well after that , they learnt how to use the gas pedal and it was all good from there . Roscos side of the road spring repairs are a bit of a worry lol . But i must say effective .
Just got home from a visit to Tonys house , and noticed he had the car parked in the street , the penny then dropped . He didnt want the wife to see the flair ripped off lol
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Reply By: Member - Sparkie (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 06:39

Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 06:39
Looks like a good day was had by all.
Good photos and with that bit of video a good picture starts to emerge about the trouble the troopie could have come to on those slippery hills.
It looks like a good variety of cars but wish I could have been there to try it in my Jackaroo. I wonder how many tonnes of mud got taken back home with people.
All I can say is I am glad I don't have to try and clean any of the cars.

Sparkie(IE not Y) ;-)
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Reply By: Member - Moggs - Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 07:26

Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 07:26
Thanks everyone for a great day out today - especially to Eric for running the show and Rossco for the entertainment :) Great bunch of people and an excellent area for a bit of 4wd fun. Look forward to doing it again sometime - maybe when it has dried out a bit up there.
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 08:43

Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 08:43
Moggs , I dont know if that actually a good request , Muddy stpps you from venturing into the serious $hit lol
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 14:30

Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 14:30
goodday ladies and gents
looks like you had a goodday out its a great area up there was two scouts open or closed last time we were up there it had had the dozer or something over it and taken some of the fun away
great photos as well
steve
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Reply By: Rossco100series - Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 16:24

Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 16:24
Howdy everyone great day enjoyed myself same as Greg, great people. When are we going next time ??? After the repairs that myself, Andy and others, Andys 40 series rear spring didn't invert again all good. Next time I'll go near the front it gets very interesting climb hills after 9 4wd's have gone up before me. Got back to Melbourne and went out for dins dins with Andy and Izzy at there local pub great meal. Izzy reckons I should change my name from Rossco100series to barney,burp,swb lol. Thanks for the great night out Andy and Izzy both from myself and Greg.
Anyway great day and great people thank u everyone

Rossco
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Wednesday, Jul 28, 2004 at 21:00

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2004 at 21:00
Good to meet you Rossco . As you venture into more trips with us , we will only become better mates , Good to see sow many pwople get together and everyone get on
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