GonZookin 2018

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GonZookin 2018

Post by Rabid Rhino » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:12 pm

This is a North Eastern event held at Rausch Creek in Pennsylvania. It's a 6,000 acre site which is about 1.5 times the size of Canvey Island in Essex near where I used to live.
There had been some recent heavy rain which turned just the connecting trails into some extreme obstacles.

This is my favorite trail Rock Creek which is a "stone river" of glacial screed pebbles
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Re: GonZookin 2018

Post by Rabid Rhino » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:27 pm

Rock Creek always guarantees breakages.
The jouncing caused the remote resevoir mount plates to hit the fuel feed to the carb on the LJ which ended the run only 1/4 of the way in. (Just a few hundred feet)

Still, could have been worse and he had to be dragged out of the site for over a mile... by a "anus" buggy with no anus parts.
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Re: GonZookin 2018

Post by Rabid Rhino » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:43 pm

Sunday we ran some simpler trails more akin to green lanes
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Re: GonZookin 2018

Post by Rabid Rhino » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:02 pm

The oldies were joined by a younger.....
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"TracKick" (Vitara)
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Re: GonZookin 2018

Post by Rabid Rhino » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:43 pm

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Re: GonZookin 2018

Post by Rabid Rhino » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:46 pm

Anything the Vitara could do.....
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Re: GonZookin 2018

Post by Rabid Rhino » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:53 pm

After about 5 hours if crawling it was time to head back for the bbq not before finishing off at the comp course for some posey shots
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Even had time to test the suspension on their RTI ramp
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Re: GonZookin 2018

Post by Rabid Rhino » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:02 pm

During the bbq we had a raffle.....
Time to check out my booty....
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Later that night I found this on my other bootie
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The little bits of silver are drops of solder from the ignition due to overloading it from starting it on the trail in gear.

This spare boot was not being left loose outside in the truck bed so it came inside with me. Too tired for any other rubber products in the room.
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Re: GonZookin 2018

Post by Rabid Rhino » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:49 pm

GonZookin is held on the first weekend of August every year.
Rausch Creek is about 3 hours drive West from New York City
So...
Anyone visiting Manhattan and wanting to get away from the wife's mindless shopping trips can....
1) Rent a car early Saturday morning which is easy due to jet lag and get to Ruasch Creek in time for the 10am start.
2) Passenger yanks in their zuks all day (they'll let you drive their stuff)
3) Attend the bbq & raffle
4) Get drunk around the camp
5) Sleep it off in someone's tent or nearby motel
and
Still be back in NYC Sunday morning to return the car within the 24 hour rental period.

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Re: GonZookin 2018

Post by Rabid Rhino » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:42 pm

A few more random pics some from different angles
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Coming through on your left.
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A good a place to end it
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