Author Topic: AOAA March trail ride  (Read 1244 times)

Online R3

  • Trail Team
  • Member 2021
  • *
  • Posts: 2203
AOAA March trail ride
« on: February 23, 2021, 09:50:03 AM »
March trail run

Where:   AOAA  https://www.aoaatrails.com/

When:  March 27/28 . 2 day event.

What are we running: Blues and Blacks weather dependent.

Rally point:  AOAA  parking lot 0830. Or the Diner ( you know the one)  at 0700.

Required for this trip:

- Jeep in good working order.
- Recovery gear
- Full size spare or a plan to get you rig back  to the parking lot on a flat.
- Trail side tools (To support you rig and modification to such)
- Food and drink.

Lodging:  Camping s available  near by as well as AirB&B and hotels.

What to expect:
Plan is to run the eastern reserve this go round.  find the blue and black trails  maybe even find a red or two.  We work as a team, many hands make for light work.  Don't worry if you  are a bit out of your comfort zone that is where learning  happens.   If you are a bone stock rig Expect  to be on the hook and working  recovery  on the tougher trails.  Blues and black at AOAA can be tough on the body work. Sliders and skids are recommended. Bring food and drink, I will be bringing my trail side  kitchen and grill, menu TBD.  Last time it was Taco's, Smoked Brisket chili is a possibility so are rollers and sliders. 

Do an op check on your gear  make sure that they work.  Winches are an over looked system. So many times I have  been on a trail where the stuckee  has a winch issue. Simple operations check, will verify  good working order.  If you were just out on a trip  do a quick nut and bolt check. you would be surprised what you will find loose or missing.  If you have major equipment  that is suspect, better to look at it  before it  blows up on the trail. There are a variety of good shops around and  talented folks with  home garages that are willing to help. If you break on the trail we will do what we can to recover your rig.   Check the picture link  out from our last trip. there is a pretty good vid of the Red Jeep sideways on the trail being winched out.

So what say you?
Lead R3, JKURR 
2) TJ Bill
3) Midnightmudder
4) Kerrington
5) Irishwake
6) AU Jeep
7) RubiconRustbucket
8) wlfchld
9) 46and2
Tail)Rattletrap 55



Cheers
« Last Edit: March 26, 2021, 08:36:34 AM by R3 »
Cheers

17 JKURR
2013 Victory XCT hot rod.

Online R3

  • Trail Team
  • Member 2021
  • *
  • Posts: 2203
Cheers

17 JKURR
2013 Victory XCT hot rod.

Offline AUjeep

  • Member 2021
  • *
  • Posts: 171
Re: AOAA March trail ride
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2021, 07:56:37 PM »
I'm in as long as it's not pouring
Dave

2017 JKURR
3.5” MetalCloak Lift
37” Milestars
KMC Machete Beadlocks
Skids and Winch

Offline RubiconRustbucket

  • Member 2021
  • *
  • Posts: 5
Re: AOAA March trail ride
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2021, 08:55:34 PM »
I'm in, maybe I'll have my front lockers squared away. Maybe I'll learn how to aim the camera better ;-)
09' JK Rubicon
2.5in Lift, 35's, Sliders, Fenders, Winch and a few extra pounds of rust...
https://www.instagram.com/cameron.customs/

Online R3

  • Trail Team
  • Member 2021
  • *
  • Posts: 2203
Re: AOAA March trail ride
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2021, 07:13:10 AM »
And I have a fancy Go Pro.... maybe I should learn how to use it  :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl and  stick it to the hood :?

Glad to have you guys along.
Cheers

17 JKURR
2013 Victory XCT hot rod.

Offline justiceted

  • Member 2021
  • *
  • Posts: 21
Re: AOAA March trail ride
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2021, 12:35:45 PM »
Hey guys when I read this post I felt like this is exactly what I joined this group for.  But I have 0 experience (I assume having been to Peters Mill does not count) as my stock JL rubicon is not even a year old.  I did manage to hook up my winch 2 weeks ago.  You think I can survive this?  (I do not want to be a burden)

Online R3

  • Trail Team
  • Member 2021
  • *
  • Posts: 2203
Re: AOAA March trail ride
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2021, 01:09:31 PM »
 :jw Afternoon,
 The Stock Rubicon is a formattable animal and is extremely capable.  Zero experience leave lots of room for learning techniques and understanding what you rig can do.   Winch  on advanced trails is a plus, make sure you have pretensioner the cable before  actually needing it.  I have been on trail rides where important equipment  was , well, not working as advertised.... common theme.  A basic recovery kit is advised as well  for your winch. that would include a tree saver, and at least (2) shackles. Easy to attain from places like Quadratech or similar.

Trail run will be challenging skids and rub rails are recommended. Lockers are recommended and a working winch is a plus.    from there all that is required is a willingness to learn.  We have excellent spotters in the group experience ranging from several years to 4 decades.  I ask that you  not be a wall flower and jump in and help when you can.  You will learn a lot from this group and we are all happy to share  our knowledge  and techniques.

Most runs are all about team work  at advanced levels.  Please check  your ego at the door.  Everyone  pulls cable, that is why we all buy those windy things up front. No shame  to be on the cable  and it can be a valuable  teachable moment for new folks.  I led a ride last month to AOAA in the deep snow there are some great pictures and a few videos including one of recovering the Red Jeep ( me).

Trail conditions  range from Snow and Ice to slick mud to rocks. challenging at most levels.  We usually have the ability to make hot food for lunch, last time it was trail side Taco's  this next  we'll see.  It is a group event.

If this sounds like what you are looking for, Welcome to the band brother.

PS  in the members section, under trail team there are some document that you might want to  look thru. Good information and a great way to build a solid  base to learn from.

Read the requirement section in post 1

questions  please ask! there are no dumb questions just ones not asked.

Cheers
Rob.
Cheers

17 JKURR
2013 Victory XCT hot rod.

Offline justiceted

  • Member 2021
  • *
  • Posts: 21
Re: AOAA March trail ride
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2021, 05:56:40 PM »
 :jw  This is exciting... I am going to take your advice; read up, get equipped perhaps in the next week or 2 and then decide if I have the guts to join.  Is it not customary to bring a wife or a friend?

Online R3

  • Trail Team
  • Member 2021
  • *
  • Posts: 2203
Re: AOAA March trail ride
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2021, 06:09:47 PM »
Come join us. bring you wife/ girl friend/significant other.

We have a good crew you will be In good hands and will learn alot.

Cheers

Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk

Cheers

17 JKURR
2013 Victory XCT hot rod.

Offline wlfchld

  • Forum User
  • Posts: 108
Re: AOAA March trail ride
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2021, 09:12:55 AM »
Reserving my spot now.  Barring any SNAFUs, I should be able to make it.
2005 TJ Rubicon - in Colorado
2006 LJ Rubicon - my VA toy
1986 CJ - currently in resto process

Online R3

  • Trail Team
  • Member 2021
  • *
  • Posts: 2203
Re: AOAA March trail ride
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2021, 10:09:48 PM »
Done.

Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk

Cheers

17 JKURR
2013 Victory XCT hot rod.

Offline AUjeep

  • Member 2021
  • *
  • Posts: 171
Re: AOAA March trail ride
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2021, 07:16:56 AM »
Got a spot at the campground and bringing two minions.  Planning to wheel Saturday; maybe a little on Sunday.
Dave

2017 JKURR
3.5” MetalCloak Lift
37” Milestars
KMC Machete Beadlocks
Skids and Winch

Online R3

  • Trail Team
  • Member 2021
  • *
  • Posts: 2203
Re: AOAA March trail ride
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2021, 07:35:38 AM »
If you haven't done so already, please fill out the  waiver on line  here:

https://www.aoaatrails.com/plan-your-visit/waiver
Cheers

17 JKURR
2013 Victory XCT hot rod.

Offline wlfchld

  • Forum User
  • Posts: 108
Re: AOAA March trail ride
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2021, 11:26:07 AM »
Done.

Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk


Thank you, Sir.
2005 TJ Rubicon - in Colorado
2006 LJ Rubicon - my VA toy
1986 CJ - currently in resto process

Online R3

  • Trail Team
  • Member 2021
  • *
  • Posts: 2203
Re: AOAA March trail ride
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2021, 08:41:23 AM »
 Planning on having breakfast at the Diner (exit 100) 0700 Saturday morning for those who might want to join me.

Cheers
Cheers

17 JKURR
2013 Victory XCT hot rod.

 

Officers:

President: Donnie Herrity (Jeepin_Donnie) | Vice President: Hiam Agha (BLACKHAWKJEEP)| Secretary: Robyn Alley (sticksout)
Treasurer: Danille Wilson (TJ Girl) | Member-at-large: Scott Posti (Nacho)

Board of Directors:
Dave Plummer (HAWAIICJ) | Sean McCready (Unl1mtd)
Jeff Wilson (jwilson2598) | Aaron Thomson (Jeep Freak) | Dain Wilson (Gr8Dain)

Founding Fathers:
 Jason Markvart (LNDSRK)  | Steve Scott (Islander90) | Josh Storer (Jastor)| Mike Finelli (BiggMike) | John Harper (Opie) | Andrew Harvin (HarvinJeep)

Disclaimer Statement:
All images from NoVaJeepers.net are exclusive to the Northern Virginia
Jeepers Association. Any reproduction of exclusive Northern Virginia
Jeepers Association material is strictly prohibited without written
consent of the Northern Virginia Jeepers Association. Jeep,
Wrangler, Cherokee, Commander, Compass, Patriot, Liberty, Unlimited,
Rubicon, SRT, HEMI and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked
to Chrysler LLC. NoVaJeepers.com, Northern Virginia Jeepers Association
is not in any way associated with the Chrysler LLC.