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Old 02-10-2012, 01:06 PM   #21
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The two spots in Coralville are right off I80 so 1hr 45 min. Of course Dubuque is another 1 1/2hrs from CR so 3 1/2 hrs. The Shack is just north of CR, 2hrs. We are hoping to have some spots a little closer for you Capital guys
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:50 PM   #22
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So, if we built a crawling spot at our RV park, is there people that would use it? Or, does everyone live out east?

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Old 02-10-2012, 08:05 PM   #23
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If you build it, we will come
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:16 PM   #24
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That's the problem...I wouldn't even know where to start.

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Old 02-11-2012, 07:44 AM   #25
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My personal course is plywood, scrap wood, chicken wire, fabric, and quick crete. If you want a more permanent course natural rock, bed rock, is the best. Boulders are what a lot of people run on, but they are everyones least favorite. Unless you fill in the big gaps with smaller rocks they are pretty treacherous.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:22 AM   #26
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i would likely come to a crawling spot that close to me. the main reason i havent comp with most of you guys is the drive time to get there
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:36 PM   #27
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My personal course is plywood, scrap wood, chicken wire, fabric, and quick crete. If you want a more permanent course natural rock, bed rock, is the best. Boulders are what a lot of people run on, but they are everyones least favorite. Unless you fill in the big gaps with smaller rocks they are pretty treacherous.
I'd be game to build one if I had help, because I wouldn't want to do it halfway. When you say bed rock, do you mean river rock? Same thing?

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i would likely come to a crawling spot that close to me. the main reason i havent comp with most of you guys is the drive time to get there
Where do you crawl near Des Moines?

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Old 02-12-2012, 08:44 AM   #29
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No, bedrock is unearthed rock. This is one of our spots
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:29 PM   #30
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can you guys bring that with u next time you come over? thanks
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:10 PM   #31
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Lemme see what I can do Chris
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:18 PM   #32
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Gotcha...that would be impossible to build...lol.

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Old 02-21-2012, 01:31 PM   #33
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Have any of you guys tried Ledges state park just south of Boone? adunphy and myself crawl a lot in Doliver state park about 15 mins south of Fort Dodge its a great place for waterproofed scalers and underneath the bridge by the rangers place you crawl there year round. That spot is more fun for crawlers.

MadDawg, is there any spots in Webster City to crawl?! If i remember right the Briggs Woods bike path may have a couple spots by it...

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Old 02-28-2012, 09:38 PM   #34
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Im on the east side just got a mrc with some mods would like to see if there are any guys that get together. I would like to see some other crawlers. Looks like there are a few on this side of town
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:49 PM   #35
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Hey. I'm new to des moines. Would love to find so me spots to crawl. Let me know if you would like to get together.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:16 PM   #36
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We got a comp coming up on the 19th at Coralville Dam.

Your more than welcome to come and check it out, you can even compete if you wish.

All of the Iowa information is on our site...

http://www.iarock.org
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:27 PM   #37
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hey mad dawg, how was it??? sorry i missed another one (fritzgutten on iarocck.org) spending too much time in hospitals lately...ugh
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:08 AM   #38
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It was awesome!!


We were at the best spot in the state of Iowa, nice weather, good food and awesome courses.....it couldn't have been any better..





I noticed your from the Waterloo area, is there anything around there to crawl? I know from my 1:1 days, there was a new off road club starting up there. I think they had access to an old rock quarry. Waterloo is centrally located for our group....I would love to put something together there.
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:20 PM   #39
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yeah, i just updated my location to Des Moines.... had to make an emergency move here. found a practice spot in waterloo, but nothing i would try to sell someone on. small and just some boulders, ran it for all of 3 minutes once. seemed like it would have been a fun practice spot. now scouting in des moines. 2 hours pissed away today. nothing so far. the only rocks im finding are landscaping in peoples yards. not a sign of any bedrock or formations. might have to cruise up to ledges, but dont recall there being much to crawl there. ugh.
as for the off road club in waterloo, they have a park just off of 218 north of 20. lots of dirt and clay and some riprap, didnt look so hot for crawling.
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:22 PM   #40
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oh, and glad it was a blast, sure hope to have time for the next one.
keep ya posted if i find something.
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