GLX Spring run April 27-28

Acasper708 Mar 3, 2013

  1. Acasper708

    Acasper708 Bought an X

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    Great Lakes Xterras

    Spring run
    When: April 27-28
    Where: Badlands ORP located in Attica, Indiana




    What to Expect: Mostly dirt trails and mud. But there are some challenging rock climbs and sand. Basically there is something there for everyone to do.

    ALL TRAILS ARE STOCK FRIENDLY BUT ARMOR, SLIDERS, AND BIGGER TIRES ARE RECOMMENDED

    FRONT AND REAR RECOVERY POINTS ARE REQUIRED AS Well as Flags. They sell flags there


    Camping; There is a campground located in front of the Badlands that we stay at. Although there are hotels located in town. The only bad thing is that you might miss out on some of the shinanigans.

    Here's Badlands website for more info.
    www.badlandsoffroad.com
     
  2. Acasper708

    Acasper708 Bought an X

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    It looks like its just gonna be a fun run. No sponsors but we will get some nice items together for a raffle!!

    Going!
    Bigjim
    David Boland
    Jackstilts
    Saks
    Damon831
    RammersX

    TNX guys
    Going!
    Acasper708
    Reggie221
    Paulkucz
    Fishermanjohn
    Dephep
    X_terra05
    Chettacheez
    Craig
    Jp07x
    Blckhwk13
    Ramiromunoz (hopefully)
    Reddevil
    BoonDox (maybe)
    Bigmex
     
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  3. bigjim247365

    bigjim247365 Tentacle Monsters 'ᴙ Me Supporting Member

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  4. David Boland

    David Boland Bought an X

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    I'm in

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  5. Macguyvermedic

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    Most likely in.
     
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    Jack Stilts Skid Plates

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    PaulKucz Bought an X

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    I'm in.
     
  8. Acasper708

    Acasper708 Bought an X

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    Jack Stilts.
    We are more than welcome to have a new face!!!
    Specially a 1st gen!
     
  9. SAKS

    SAKS Wheeling Founding Member

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    I would like to join in the festivities
     
  10. Jack Stilts

    Jack Stilts Skid Plates

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    Thanks dude! I figured Great Lake state / Great Lakes Xterras...ya know. Just made sense.

    I did Coal Creek bone stock, and since then I have some fancy new modifications :)
     
  11. Acasper708

    Acasper708 Bought an X

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    Hell yea!!
    All is welcome!!!!
    We are workin on gettin some cool Sh!t for a raffle!!
     
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  12. Acasper708

    Acasper708 Bought an X

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    I'm gonna go ahead and say we are having a Zombie Apocalypse survival inspired Raffle!!
     
  13. bigjim247365

    bigjim247365 Tentacle Monsters 'ᴙ Me Supporting Member

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    :w00t: oh this should be good!!!
     
  14. Jack Stilts

    Jack Stilts Skid Plates

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    Awesome idea!! Too bad I already have everything for that...:(
     
  15. Acasper708

    Acasper708 Bought an X

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    You can never have to many machetes or even a sword!!
     
  16. Damon831

    Damon831 Bought an X

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    Is the stock tow hook and a trailer hitch good enough for recovery points? Thinking of bringing my pop-up camper too.
     
  17. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I'm not speaking for glx but you can pick up a hitch shackle fairly cheap. Harbor freight, 3 wheel parts, off road performance parts all sell them. They generally run around $25
     
  18. TKDx00

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    I've seen a few tow hitch recovery points at Uhaul for the same price. They were pretty thick. Same as the tow ball insert but a D-ring.
     
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    Acasper708 Bought an X

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    Stock hitch is fine.
    I have used my stock hitch as a recovery point many times and still do. A lot of guys will buy the shackle insert for a hitch but I have always just crammed the strap Into the receiver and used the hitch pin. I've don't it that way with a few recoveries a many times with no problems!!!!
    As for the front stock recovery point, its cool as long as u are willing to hook the strap to it if ur hood deep in mud!!!!
     
  20. Acasper708

    Acasper708 Bought an X

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    Im really excited to see some more 1st gens comin along and some new faces!!
     
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    Just looked over the rules & regs for the Badlands; anyone know if they have those orange flags for sale at the park?
     
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    Same Here.
     
  23. Acasper708

    Acasper708 Bought an X

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    Yea they got a few different version of the flags. Usually $10 and up. You could also go to Walmart or target and buy the same style flag that mounts to a child's bike for cheaper.
    Most of us just zip tie it where ever. They have ones at badlands that mount in a CB antenna mount.
     
  24. bigjim247365

    bigjim247365 Tentacle Monsters 'ᴙ Me Supporting Member

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    ditto!
     
  25. bigjim247365

    bigjim247365 Tentacle Monsters 'ᴙ Me Supporting Member

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    what Acasper said, and a nice place to mount the cb antenna mount without drilling into the body is the back wall of the roof rack basket, if you still have it ofcourse.
    also the ones they sell at the park are 6 feet long, so thats why in the trip last fall my flag was so darn high lol. but you can cut them in half and zip tie the flag to the shorter end with the threads to the mount.
     
  26. Jack Stilts

    Jack Stilts Skid Plates

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    Good deal. I'm sure I'll come up with something, haha.
    This is going to be an awesome weekend (especially because I'll be picking up my cargo rack from Tony!)
     
  27. Damon831

    Damon831 Bought an X

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    Are we meeting at the badlands? I would like to follow someone if possible.
     
  28. Jack Stilts

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    Where are yeh coming from?
    Not sure why that came out in a pirate tone...
     
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    I am officially in and Baxter the ridgeless wonder will be tagging along as well.
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  30. Macguyvermedic

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    ^ Jack, I have an extra flag you are welcome to use if you want. I have purchased multiple due to forgetting it nearly every time I go wheeling at Badlands
     
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    Damon831 Bought an X

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    I am in Kenosha. Right between Milwaukee and Chicago.
     
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    Haha cool, thanks.

    How does your pup do off-roading?

    I've never been down there before. I'm coming from southeast Michigan; I'll be taking US-24 alllllll the way west to Lafayette / Attica.
     
  33. Acasper708

    Acasper708 Bought an X

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    Post up on the Facebook page.
    You could ride down with the Chicago group.
    A lot of the north west Chicago burbs guys meet at the oasis on I-294 north of I-55. They usually meet 7-8am.
     
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    Damon831 Bought an X

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    I reserved lot 48 at Attica campground. Water and electricity. I'm bringing my camper so if anyone wants to tent up around I will be there late afternoon.
     
  35. Rammer'sX

    Rammer'sX First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Jack Stilts, you dont want to take US24 , it will be a long trip on a 2 way road. It may be the the shortest way but believe me it is not the fastest and it is not a nice drive...
     
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    Acasper708 Bought an X

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    US41 sucks too.
    I couldn't even tell how many times I've almost fallen asleep on way home after a weekend of wheelin.
     
  37. xearth

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    Looks like it's going to be a pretty good trip and a bummer I can't make it since I haven't been to Badlands yet. Still need to get out there since it's only a couple hours away. Hopefully the trip report will get me excited enough to make it there at some point this year
     
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    You're right...just looked at distance vs. time. I'll be taking I-94 west to I-65. Good looking out! You coming down?
     
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    Acasper708 Bought an X

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    What I have always done is take I-94 and continued on 394 south. Go to exchange and cut across to US41.
    41 has a ton of traffic lights just south of 1-80 but if u cut across it opens up just like a highway. Exchange isn't a straight shot across. You do have to do some zig zagging but I think it's better than goin to I-65 then back to us41
     
  40. Rammer'sX

    Rammer'sX First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Everything seems to indicate that I will attend...
     

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