Campfire and beer. Cabin #40 at KOA

mbryson

.......a few dollars more
Supporting Member
Other than a few moments with that youtube couple, it was a great trail ride and a bunch of great wheelers. Half of the group was 60 and older, and we definitely enjoyed being with them. I have a lot of respect for older folks who stay involved in this hobby when I know it's rough on there bodies. The couple in front of us had a 2 door JL that was so awesome, I would have traded them Jeeps in a second. View attachment 136111
They were in there 60's and just the sweetest couple. They were also far better wheelers than 20 of the douche bag 4 doors on 40's on the trail today.

It was also fun to watch @mbryson and his 16 year old daughter embarrass all of those $100k rigs in his beater Jeep.

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One of the fun parts of EJS is meeting people like you mention in the two door JL. There’s some good people out there.

We were trying to estimate how much money was in the trail with us today escorted/guided by three $10k rigs. $30k worth of Jeep's for the trail officials vs $2 million+ for the other 30 rigs? There is some SERIOUS $ thrown at built JK/JL trail vehicles. @TurboMinivan in his TJ and one JKU were the only rigs on 35” tires (maybe the burgundy “light brite” JK Rubicon was on 35”?). Everything else was on 37” or bigger. How they struggle to make climbs is baffling sometimes with such built rigs. Some folks are here to learn and some folks come to teach. I’ve noticed a lot of times the “teachers” get schooled
 

Hickey

Premium Member
Supporting Member
If over 60 qualifies as "older folks", I'm in a whole new league.

Me too been there for a while now.
Nothing wrong with being "older folks". I definitely preferred their company versus the 30 year old and younger wheelers on that day. They were there to wheel and enjoy the experience, rather than being there to show off their debt. Their attitude and energy absolutely improved my experience.

Wheelin with @mbryson and watching how well his rig works just made me wish we had our old CJ Britney with us. She's so ugly and opposite of all the $100k JLU builds that I think it might have horrified a lot of those guys/gals.
 

RockChucker

Well-Known Member
Location
Highland
One of the fun parts of EJS is meeting people like you mention in the two door JL. There’s some good people out there.

We were trying to estimate how much money was in the trail with us today escorted/guided by three $10k rigs. $30k worth of Jeep's for the trail officials vs $2 million+ for the other 30 rigs? There is some SERIOUS $ thrown at built JK/JL trail vehicles. @TurboMinivan in his TJ and one JKU were the only rigs on 35” tires (maybe the burgundy “light brite” JK Rubicon was on 35”?). Everything else was on 37” or bigger. How they struggle to make climbs is baffling sometimes with such built rigs. Some folks are here to learn and some folks come to teach. I’ve noticed a lot of times the “teachers” get schooled
Boy isn’t that the truth. Cracks me up that the belly button Jeep crowd thinks 40s are required in Moab. Makes it even more funny when they get schooled by a good driver in a flatty on 32s.
 

Jinx

when in doubt, upgrade!
Location
So Jordan, Utah
Boy isn’t that the truth. Cracks me up that the belly button Jeep crowd thinks 40s are required in Moab. Makes it even more funny when they get schooled by a good driver in a flatty on 32s.
Just because you can pay someone to build it, doesn't mean you understand how it works, or you have the ability to drive it. :)


You can almost hear them explain, "but the 40's aired up look better..."
 
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