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Castana Trailride in Iowa - Sept 24-26


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#1 VaporTrail

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Posted 16 August 2004 - 07:34 AM

lot's of fun last year. over 60 miles of trails.

This is about 20 miles north of where the Midwest 2 meet was in April.

Event Page with registration form and rules (looks like bolted towpoints for us as well...)
http://www.ci4wi.org/Castana2004.htm

Timber Ridge Resort - Where the Event is held
http://www.peelout.net/

Iowa 4WD Association Site
http://www.iowa4x4.org/

I was the only Subaru last year.... lots of different types of vehicles last year.

There are a lot of "members" of the resort that run VW rail/buggies out there for the hill climbs and trials.

How about Tim and Vicky??????

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 08:21 AM

Would love to make it this year. Still reading over all the material you linked.

I do not know what is going on in SEPT with my family. Have to get back with you to confirm if I can go or not.

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 06:23 PM

Gotta wait for Tim to get home..... Im not sure what kind of irons he has in his fires... Heck have you ever known me to tell this mud puppy no???? Chef Tim is sooooooooo spoiled!!!!! Vicky

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 01:11 PM

Just talked to my wife. That weekend is her sisters birthday but she said its cool and I can go :banana: Hope some more USMB members can make it!

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Posted 24 August 2004 - 12:52 PM

cool!!!

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 06:47 PM

Hey! What's this doing on the second page? MIDWEST OFFROAD! :banana:

So I called the duder at the offroad park. He was vauge at best on directions but I think I have them down. Good thing I got MS Map Point :)

What are the camping facilities like? Should I be bringing a trowel and my own TP :-p

Did Tim and Vicky commit yet??? Would be great to meet yall.

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 06:52 PM

:lol: (I was just going to bump it up)

camping is primitive. yes, bring your own TP. There is a "outhouse" on beams that gets moved around to the "next hole" that is dug :)

The place has a diner type place that does a really good breakfast. I didn't partake last year though....

I can finally get my redbrat in to do some final touches on it...

I will try and get a good route from the guys in my club.... I'm gonna be there Friday during the day sometime.

no other confirmations yet...

last year there were a few guys from Faribault that came down. one was a cop with a mostly stock red jeep.

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Posted 02 September 2004 - 12:21 PM

I hope to head down that Friday afternoon and get there before dark. Might take a half day at work so I can get an earlier start... have to see how that works out.

Maybe Ill throw a post up on the MN Jeep message board and see if anyone else is going. Might get a caravan down from Faribault or something. That way those fancy expensive jeeps can tow me to Iowa if I break down :brow:

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Posted 02 September 2004 - 01:06 PM

sounds like a plan :) I've been hitting some of the local boards around here too....

I hope to head down that Friday afternoon and get there before dark. Might take a half day at work so I can get an earlier start... have to see how that works out.

Maybe Ill throw a post up on the MN Jeep message board and see if anyone else is going. Might get a caravan down from Faribault or something. That way those fancy expensive jeeps can tow me to Iowa if I break down :brow:



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Posted 07 September 2004 - 02:22 PM

Morgan,
do you want me to bring along the reinforced diff hanger?
Joe had wanted some wheels from me too.....

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 10:03 PM

Maybe I'll just come down!!! Morgan get ahold of me and we could caravan.

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 12:12 PM

Morgan,
do you want me to bring along the reinforced diff hanger?
Joe had wanted some wheels from me too.....


Yes! Bring it on down. I hope to have a diff welded up here pretty soon. I dunno if I can get it done before the 26th tho. Hopefully!

Joe: That would be great. I was thinking of leaving Friday ASAP. You have Fridays off right? Maybe I'll take a halfday off and we can head out from the cities around noon?

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 12:15 PM

Yes! Bring it on down. I hope to have a diff welded up here pretty soon. I dunno if I can get it done before the 26th tho. Hopefully!

Joe: That would be great. I was thinking of leaving Friday ASAP. You have Fridays off right? Maybe I'll take a halfday off and we can head out from the cities around noon?


Sound like that might be a plan I'll let you know as the time gets sooner.

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 04:19 PM

I won't be able to make it but if you guys want to stop in on your way down you are more then welcome. Let me know and I'll PM you a phone number and addy. Later Tim

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 04:22 PM

I won't be able to make it but if you guys want to stop in on your way down you are more then welcome. Let me know and I'll PM you a phone number and addy. Later Tim


Awww :( Shoot me your # and address. Ill let Map Point do the rest! Thx

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Posted 12 September 2004 - 09:30 PM

bump. two weeks away....

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 09:20 AM

I know! I still need to get a windshield in, need 2 bolts for my rear calipers, and run a little hard brake line to finish my disc brake conversion. I'm calling the insurance company today to see about getting a windshield this week.

I MIGHT call in sick this friday and go to that junkyard over by Joe. There I can get the 2 bolts I need and hopefully a rear diff! If I got a rear diff I could get it welded and hopefully installed before the 25th. I'll get the windshield and rear discs done for sure tho just so I know it's road worthy. Welded diff would just be extra cool :)

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 11:47 AM

Did you send in the registration form? I'm taking mine to my club meeting tonight....

I still need yank out the LSD....and put my welded diff in.

otherwise that's it. it's pretty much done.... have added a few extra exterior things :) it looks nice now :)





I know! I still need to get a windshield in, need 2 bolts for my rear calipers, and run a little hard brake line to finish my disc brake conversion. I'm calling the insurance company today to see about getting a windshield this week.

I MIGHT call in sick this friday and go to that junkyard over by Joe. There I can get the 2 bolts I need and hopefully a rear diff! If I got a rear diff I could get it welded and hopefully installed before the 25th. I'll get the windshield and rear discs done for sure tho just so I know it's road worthy. Welded diff would just be extra cool :)



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Posted 13 September 2004 - 01:39 PM

Did you send in the registration form? I'm taking mine to my club meeting tonight....

I still need yank out the LSD....and put my welded diff in.

otherwise that's it. it's pretty much done.... have added a few extra exterior things :) it looks nice now :)


Thanks for the registration reminder. I'll print it up right now.

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Posted 15 September 2004 - 04:37 PM

Finished up running my brake lines lastnight and bled the lines once. One major bullet point knocked off :) I have an appointment to get my windshield done tomarrow so that will be another major obstical accomplished. Know I'm cutting it close but I'm getting there! :D

This SAT Archemitis said we could use his dads Harley shop to make me some real bumpers and tow shackles. Talked to Mudrat79 and Soobme about bumper designs and have drawn up some simple stuff. Not going for the pimpadelic look just simple, strong, and tow hooks :) We should get them done in one day with the shop at our disposal. I hope to buy all the steel FRI on my lunch break.

Once the bumpers are done I should be pretty much set. Then all Ill need are some easy misc things like a new fire extinguisher (used mine during the drive shaft install! :o ) a first aid kit, CB antenna (broke mine off! :( ) and snatch straps.

It's been weeks since I've offroaded! Cant wait for some Subaru offroad action! :banana:

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Posted 16 September 2004 - 09:52 AM

here's the place we'll be playing....

http://cairo.gis.ias...600&x=297&y=276

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 08:14 AM

:brow:!!ONE WEEK!!:brow:

Those maps are cool. I love maps; I guess it's just the hobbit in me :-p Wish I could have zoomed in just a LITTLE more and saw the actual trails.



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Posted 17 September 2004 - 08:22 AM

there's some trail pics here:

http://www.peelout.net/trail_names.htm

and some other satelite photos

http://www.peelout.n...lite_images.htm

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 01:20 AM

Archemitis and I chopped up and welded a front bumper together. Hopefully I'll get the rear one done tomarrow :brow: Getting late here tho... off to dream of offroading !_!

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 12:01 AM

Archemitis and I chopped up and welded a front bumper together. Hopefully I'll get the rear one done tomarrow :brow: Getting late here tho... off to dream of offroading !_!


Another hard night's work and the rear bumper is done. Clevists are bolted on and ready to go! It's all down hill from here. Just need little things like fire extinguisher, first aid kit, etc etc. :drunk:




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