I've watched enough video's to get a feeling of the place. I get the traction level is totally different that what's on the east coast.
I've watch trails that even though I see vehicles walk right up these crazy hills, I want nothing to do with it, haha. Seems there are plenty of trails that have everything I need without doing anything I don't feel comfortable doing.
Originally Posted by Hillbilly Heaven
With FSB doing such a big event combined inside another event, the group needs to find someone to document the FSBs there. FSBs may not stand out when surrounded by tons of other Broncos. Documenting the FSBs in attendance can bring to the forefront those that might not get noticed otherwise. Everyone deserves acknowledgement of their hard work and dedication to the FSB group. Photographer(s), Videographers(s), and someone that can write magazine worthy copy would be needed. This is a historic time for us that we can't let slip by.
Also mentioned this in the Dixie Chapter, but those going from the East Coast to Moab their trip should be documented too. It would be great to organize those traveling into a group like tour to Moab, picking up additional Broncos along the way. Set a dedicated route thru the heart of America to Moab. Those North or South of the route could pick up the route and join the group. I know set dates of travel maybe hard for some but maybe just dates of travel as a guideline. Also traveling in a group would be helpful to those that have roadside troubles along the way.
I have done the Hot Rod Power Tour and it was a blast. Didn't know a soul but came away with many new friends. Just recently they came thru my town for the first time ever and to sit roadside as spectator was amazing to see so many pass thru the Prettiest Town in Dixie. Yes Sherman refused to burn down the town and gave it the name. No I don't see this as big as HRPT, but traveling in a group beats traveling alone on the long route anyday.
The problem lies in only getting 5 days of vacation time per year, plus five sick days. Though I could take more, it's tough on the business for me to be gone too long. You never know though, I change my mind frequently. I have plenty of trail experience on a atv, but little other than back roads in the bronco.
Ugh don't remind me of those fab projects I'm waaay behind on. With both my truck getting a trans swap and the bronco getting the engine rebuilt, my boat needing finished with a re-power, and work, I'm pulling hairs to stay afloat!
Spread the word, spread it far, spread wide, coast to coast, border to border, There's another Stampede comin to Moab and it is the FULL SIZE BRONCO KIND.
I just had to!!!!
said it best which hits home with alot of us, in fact in my story when I ran for FOTY I claimed I built my Bronco to Drive coast to coast to the trail and back!
Id love to have the resources to have a trailer to haul it, but the reality is I am just a blue collar Bronco driver and driving is what I do!
you definitely have a capable rig for Moab, your statement "Mentally Qualified" is over stated. All you need is your experience off roading your rig, a good Spotter and you will do just fine. The rock is sticky its not picky who it lets climb it. Its point n go, easy on the skinny pedal n your up.
the dragon is currently looking into knowledgeable spotters in the Utah area to help us out. But though my motto is no mercy to the paint or body I still don't head into a trail willing to bash it against the rocks. But if a mishap should happen I am not going to lose any sleep over it. unless of coarse the damage is going to make for a long ride home with the CEO, then I might lose some sleep, hair and a chunk out of my behind.
But I totally understand where your coming from. I think though the trail for you would be Fins n Things. It would be a happy medium and still keep you in your comfort zone just on the edge though.
You are absolutely right it should or must be well Documented from point A to point Z and everything in between. Our club has the luxury of having a writer from Bronco Driver Magazine in it. I have yet to ask him, so not sure if that is available to us just yet. Or if we gave him some detailed content that he could get it printed in the Magazine, that in and of itself would be over the top cool. However if you have experience in that area, are available and willing to help out, it would be greatly appreciated. We have a number of club members who do outstanding Photography and Video.
So help us everyone, throw out a spectrum of dates that might work for you. as soon as we have that, then we can start a poll. pick a date, and post a link to some lodging so we can all secure our reservations for a Epic FULLSIZE Bronco Invasion
Roundup in Moab.