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Old 05-11-2019, 06:15 AM   #21
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Awesome weekend, Brian! You're rig stands out even in a crowd that big. Thanks for sharin' all the pic's.

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I agree with the above comment. Your rig is very easy to spot... even in a crowd like that! It's also one of the better looking rigs regarding paint & graphics imo.

Yeah I guess it's a little early in the year for those biting/ sucking little demons lol. Unfortunately they're really ramping up down here with so much recent rain and warm temps.

Glad that the crawling community is thriving up there even if it's a short drive to meet up. I'm lucky to have one or two guys to run with at any given time. I told my wife that we need to make a couple kids in order for me to have a crew lmao.
Thanks Drifter!

"make a couple kids in order for me to have a crew" That's too funny! But great idea!

I regret not getting my kids in the hobby when they were little. I got out of the hobby before I got married and jumped back into the hobby after they were grown.
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:29 AM   #22
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Ok, here is the rest of Course #1:

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This was one of the longest courses/trails that I have been on. It took about 2.5 hours to complete. It had everything from creek water, mud, rocks, wooden bridges, tree roots, tree bridges and others that I'm forgetting to mention. This course was my favorite to run.

Course #2 to come later!
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:43 AM   #23
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Those are some great shots B, looks like so much fun.

The cleanup afterwards looks like much less fun though. That’s a lot of mud!

How did the sport do? Any other cool rigs out there?
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Dang - that place looks super fun and the pics were are awesome Brian! I may need to attend this next year!
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:47 AM   #25
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Those are some great shots B, looks like so much fun.

The cleanup afterwards looks like much less fun though. That’s a lot of mud!

How did the sport do? Any other cool rigs out there?
Thanks Danza! It was a ton of fun and mud! Cleanup wasn't too bad Saturday night. I threw the Sport in the shower at the hotel room. Once I got home I just used the garden hose to spray it off. The nice thing about these inner fenders and chassis design is that the inside under the body stays fairly clean.

The Sport did awesome! I was really impressed with the stock Canyon Trail tires. After cutting and siping them, they didn't clog up with mud too bad. The had plenty of grip on the wet, muddy & slippery rocks and wood structures. A buddy of mine running a Sport similar to mine was running Hyrax's and IMO the Canyon's outperformed them. Don't get me wrong, I love my Hyrax and they have always been my goto tire, but I believe the Canyon's modded are by far a better tire.

There were a wide variety of awesome rigs there. There were many of the top brands such as Traxxas and Axial. I saw a few Gen 8's and CrossRC's too. The guys from Team GCM Racing from Canada were there with all their super scale awesome rigs as well. It's always fun to see them in person and to see their rigs out on the trail. Chris from GCM posted a video on YouTube a few days ago. You should check it out!

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Dang - that place looks super fun and the pics were are awesome Brian! I may need to attend this next year!
Thanks Walsh! It's such a blast to go to and it's not too far from home.

I would definitely recommend checking it out next year! It is a fun full weekend of tiny trucking!

If you haven't been to Team KNK TTC comps in Lebanon, Ohio down by Kings Island yet, you should check it out. It is also a great time and draws in hundreds of trucks. It's coming up next month. June 7,8 and 9.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:20 AM   #26
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Funny... I was going to mention the humidity when I first saw the pics because I remember how stifling that was in central Ohio as a kid... deer flies too... down at the creek/ back in the woods. But then I considered how bad the humidity and mosquito's are down here in central Texas this time of year and I quickly reevaluated my thoughts lol.
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Well, believe it or not, the humidity wasn't too bad. The rain and cloud cover kept the temps down a little. Now the first day (Friday) when I arrived it was quite humid. Not take-your-breath-away humid, but humid enough that I could tell. This was the first time since battling a long winter that I felt the humid weather. Saturday & Sunday was cloudy and rainy, so I didn't feel the humidity as bad. The sun did come out later in the afternoon on Sunday, but temps weren't too bad since the cold front had moved passed. Bugs weren't all that bad either. I expected to be ate up by mosquito's.
Yeah, I grew up in Kentucky, just northeast of Louisville. I moved back in the fall of ‘93, after being away for four years, serving in the Navy, so the winter was fine, but when that spring/summer hit, it was a shock to my system, having acclimated to the cooler pacific nw climate. Two summers later I began making plans to move back to Washington. Ughh... About a decade later, I spent four years in St. Louis, with my family, because of work, which was a good experience to restore my fondness of the pnw climate.

Sounds like it was a fun get together and trail experience. I was never in the hobby when I lived back east, consequently, but I know what the woods and outdoor areas are like. Man, I would be thrilled to go trailing around Red River Gorge, down in south-central KY, which is where I did most of my backpacking, after the Navy.
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Old 05-22-2019, 05:45 PM   #27
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Yeah, I grew up in Kentucky, just northeast of Louisville. I moved back in the fall of ‘93, after being away for four years, serving in the Navy, so the winter was fine, but when that spring/summer hit, it was a shock to my system, having acclimated to the cooler pacific nw climate. Two summers later I began making plans to move back to Washington. Ughh... About a decade later, I spent four years in St. Louis, with my family, because of work, which was a good experience to restore my fondness of the pnw climate.

Sounds like it was a fun get together and trail experience. I was never in the hobby when I lived back east, consequently, but I know what the woods and outdoor areas are like. Man, I would be thrilled to go trailing around Red River Gorge, down in south-central KY, which is where I did most of my backpacking, after the Navy.
Yeah, it was a lot of fun. There were many great trails and obstacles. Had a good amount of rain and mud to make it very interesting.

I know how hot an muggy it gets here in Ohio, I can only imagine how sticky and buggy it gets down in the Kentucky wilderness.

I've never been to Red River Gorge, but it sounds like an awesome place. Once a year I travel down to the New River Gorge area in WV for my wife's family reunion. It's such a beautiful place with a ton of places to go tiny truckin'. I've never taken my rigs down there with me, but one of these trips I will.
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:52 PM   #28
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Sorry so late on any updates. Life has been pretty crazy lately!

So, after completing Course #1, it started raining and we decided to take a break and wait out the rain cloud that was passing by.

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It's hard to tell from the next 2 pics, but this was a steep descent down to the creek and then back up the other side. It was really slick, so I decided to stay on this side of the hill and drive up the other side and drive the Sport from a distance. I eventually crossed the creek farther down the trail where it was an easier crossing.

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This bridge here was out of commission. I believe the trail used to cross here last year.

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This was a cool bridge that was usable and got us back to the other side of the creek.

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This was the end of the "switch back" section. It was a short trail that we had to drive with our transmitters in the opposite hand. It made for some interesting driving. Luckily there weren't any gates here that were close together as I didn't have to much practice steering with my left hand.

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This was a fairly long course like course #1. I believe it took about 2 hours to complete. Probably would have been a little quicker, but the muddy conditions kept the speeds down.

Thanks for looking! I'll try to get the rest of the pics up soon.
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More great pic's Brian ! They definitely spent some time and work on those trails. Looks super fun!
Thanks for takin' us all with ya.


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Great looking Sport.
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Looks like a muddy blast! Definitely a cool course. That little bridge is sweet. I had to look at the photo for a bit to get the scale in my head right.
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More great pic's Brian ! They definitely spent some time and work on those trails. Looks super fun!
Thanks for takin' us all with ya.


Thanks Jim! Yeah, they really did a great job on these trails. There are many miles of trails they created with many manmade obstacles. Wait till you see what they did in the pics coming soon!

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Looks like a muddy blast! Definitely a cool course. That little bridge is sweet. I had to look at the photo for a bit to get the scale in my head right.
Yeah, muddy but fun. Though I do prefer dry trails and rocks. But all this mud made me drive and approach obstacles in a different way!

Here is another shot of the bridge. You can somewhat see the Sport crossing the bridge. The giant human in the pic might help with the scaleness!

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