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There is a canyon I pass going home from work everyday. In that canyon there are some fun dirt trails and a few hills that aren't too bad to climb. These would really be cake if I had 4wd, or even LSD, but since I have an open diff, they can present a challenge if I lose momentum. It's that hard packed granular stuff.

So Thursday, I stopped and grabbed some beer on the way home, and as I was passing through I figured why not get some therapy in and hit the hills? I had a bad day, seemed like the way to forget about it. I got into the hills, parked to enjoy the view and cracked open a few beers. Had a lengthy phone call, and after I decided it's time to play. I was rolling up and down some hills I never hit before, the kind that start off easy and get steep at the top. A little wheel spin at the top and I was up and over. Had so much fun I did them a few times. It was dark at this point, and those Pacifico's were kickin in. So I left and stopped at a friends who lives right around the corner from the canyon until I felt like driving home.(safety first)

Now, today, I got off work and enjoying the beautiful sunshine and flowers in the canyon, figured why not hit it once. Pulled in, got to the hills, eyeballed the main one and went for it. I got denied! :eek: Got up to the top then the dreaded "My tires spinnin but I'm moving backwards" happened. Dropped her into neutral and rolled back down. Went again, a little faster, got to the top, same burn out. rolled back down and left, feeling defeated and happy that nobody saw my failure. Sure if I dropped some tire pressure I could have got it, but I just wanted one quick run, and didn't feel like getting my shoes all dirty. I don't mind sharing with you guys, but if there was a Silverado or an f-150 there, I'd be crying of shame. Turns out a little beer makes off road more succesful. Go figure. :beer:

Oh yeah, tried to get pics of the free roaming donkeys that are out there, but I can't do the off-road Shatto. Those things are hard to sneak up on in my truck:ponyexpress:.
 

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You probably tore up the soil at the top on the first day
, such that it was tougher to get traction on the second day.
 

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Maybe you just thought that you made it the first night lol!!!
 

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^Haha! I was looking around thinking was it a different hill?:confuseda: Nope, it's the same one, my burn out marks are still at the top. I think I just charged it harder while I was buzzed. Your theory is fairly believable though! I noticed some deep ruts in the road, I must not have cared about them last time, or the bushes I clearly ran over. Good times!

Creosote, I'm going to just tell myself that you are right, you normally are and that works for me.:nod:
 

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Been there, done that with impromptu buzzed off-roading. All good fun til liquid courage convinces you to try something you probably wouldn't other wise. And you end up dug in, realizing you didn't bring proper equipment to free yourself, you have no water or food in the truck, and if the wrong person spots you and comes to see what's going on you're standing next to a buried vehicle in a place where you're not technically supposed to do what you were doing, with alcohol on your breath.
 

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According to Timothy Leary, anything is possible with LSD. Hell, you could
probably scale the side of the Grand Canyon...or at least truly believe you
did! Wait a minute, are you talking about limited slip differential?

John
 

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According to Timothy Leary, anything is possible with LSD.
John
Good point, I always preferred a certain natural fungus.
Good point about the liquid courage getting you into trouble. I've been there before too back in my young baja bug driving days. Sometimes I wished I ran outta beer before I ran outta gas! :rolleyes: Details, details. It's never a good thing to be caught stranded either. I did watch a few or San Bernardino's finest drive by on the road which overlooks this canyon. I'm sure they saw me too, but didn't bother me a bit. As loud as my stereo was, I bet they heard me too.
 

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I think the term "inside joke" may apply here. I don't think his habits are quite as risky as stated.



I don't drink beer at all
, but how do you feel about espresso?
 

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It was dark at this point, and those Pacifico's were kickin in. So I left and stopped at a friends who lives right around the corner from the canyon until I felt like driving home.(safety first)

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Off roading buzzed is onething but I would not be proud of driving on public streets. I have lost a brother in law to drunk driving. It is a very quick way to ruin your life and the lives of many others.
 

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Guys, I hate to be a party pooper here, but Tundra Solutions cannot allow itself to be put in a position such that it tacitly approves drinking and driving, or even creates the impression that it approves drinking and driving, or any other kind of illegal activity. :cop:

So, I'm going to have to put the kibosh on this thread. Sorry.
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