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WinterFest 2008 Held on Feb. 29 - March 2nd 2008 at Badlands Off-Road Park in Attica, Indiana.

 
 
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 14:43
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Things I learned at WF

An alternator can run 400 miles without a sound....then DIE in the quarry, and seize so hard it stops the engine.

Before trip maintenance should include battery cables.

Dyno-mite can outdrive her husband.

Muffins like mud. (Thats my girl)

Flight Attendants practice their skills on WF trails.

The results of mixing booze and Dyno-mite results in getting called a "sick-F##k"

Dodge has a much better back seat then Ford.

The chance to "win" the Frankenspare can happen anytime during the weekend, including the pre-runs.

Automatic XJs will move if left in drive, when the drivers gets out.

Ice makes Green hard, and Orange easy....till it melts.

Someone in our club buys really cheap tires, according to them.."the only problem is that they are not round"

Mike Hales "people will come to him".

If JCR ever decides to open a hot dog place.....they would make a killing.

Bloose can wheel......and NOT break. (if I had not seen it for myself...)

A bottle will make 1.5 laps around a campfire.....UNLESS it is Goldschlager and gets to my wife.

Bullwinkle can make a grown man talk like a little girl.

Tamber still works at the Attica Inn.

Straw makes a muddy field down right homey.

John makes kindiling for a living. (good thing....we would have froze)

Brian needs more hats.

And finally.....

People CAN change, for the better.

Rev
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 16:10
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Re: Things I learned at WF

Corvette motors in GMC trucks are very beasty.

There are not any XJ tow hooks for sale in Attica.

Carpet IS structural.

Robies still makes some darn good grub.

It is impossible for the Pres. to bypass a campfire bottle-go-round without "his people" revolting.

There are not any XJ tow hooks for sale in Attica.

People can change. Impressive.

Stock YJ's with street tires and one tow hook that's 2ft. under water and massive chunks of ice can be extracted with a Tmax.

The Big Sleazy has 12 pair of Super Man underware inside displayed on the wall as trophies. These are located next to the "Jesus Loves You" sign.

There are not any XJ tow hooks for sale in Attica.

Nobody needs a 24 Volt inverter.

mcnamaag is not an old man as I had thought.

There is not any XJ tow hooks for sale in Attica.

Light switches for your home can also be utilized as turn signal switches.(Stupidweirdo)









I'll post more as they come to me.

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Old March 2nd, 2008, 16:27
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Re: Things I learned at WF

Always double check to make sure you know when the park is closing

Make sure you keep an eye on Stupidweirdo cause he's bound to do something stupid while no one is looking

I love the sound of breaking glass and bending sheetmetal

Robies Catering cooks better than my wife does (its okay she'll never see this)
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 16:44
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Re: Things I learned at WF

Jim can break into a late model XJ in under 30 seconds.

It takes a true idiot to lock your keys in with the Jeep running at 9:05 Friday morning.

People don't always match up with the image in your head when you meet them for the first time.

Others do.

31" TSLs hate to stay on the bead.

No matter who organizes the raffle, Hale always cleans up.

People who don't smoke tend to borrow cigarettes from everyone else that do.

Next year is too far away.


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Stock YJ's with street tires and one tow hook that's 2ft. under water and massive chunks of ice can be extracted with a Tmax.
And 2 anchor rigs.

Guys in stock YJs will turn around and flee when they see a large group of XJs on the access road.

An EZ Awn shelter with tarp sides feels like a heatwave after being out in the wind.
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 17:00
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Re: Things I learned at WF

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And 2 anchor rigs.



I'll add:

I love it when I come home from a weekend of wheeling and am greeted with a little guy running at me with open arms and a big smile.

The MWC has it's very own volunteer fire department. Complete with siren.

Just when you think there won't be any firewood.......theres more than enough.

MWC potlucks always have great baked goods.

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Old March 2nd, 2008, 19:25
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Re: Things I learned at WF

..wrenchfest can be anywhere..including quarries.

skoolie is better at spotting than he is at dodging snowballs

I knew it was going to be a long day when I couldn't find the entrance to green,

Hale can make some tasty venison

high winds and nothing to block the wind makes for a chilly evening.

I still have a tough time with everyones names

Les's son Aaron is the best driver (without a front locker) by far!

Dynomite is a better driver than Nate (by far!)

odd...but, why did we have a smaller fire on the cold night and,
a bigger fire on the warm night????

Rev does lift his leg when he drinks Captain Morgan

MWC girls are NOT afraid to drink whiskey from the bottle.

board breaking is now a new MWC campfire tradition.
(note: bring more bandaids) (aspirin too)

I am truly blessed to be a part of this group

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Old March 2nd, 2008, 19:51
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Re: Things I learned at WF

To many hands getting firewood out of a truck can lead to blood. Sorry about that Rich? (Bob's daughters boyfriend)

If you forget to pack your air compressor and have a slow leak in a trailer tire, it will become a fast leak at a bad time and shread before you can stop to get the spare on.

I haven't varified this one yet, but my bed is more comforable that the back seat of a club cab Dodge.
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 01:12
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Re: Things I learned at WF

Having to make repairs to your jeep even before it leaves the trailer keeps you (well me anyway) from having to do repairs on the trail!

I actually can go to the Badlands and NOT run up rock face.

I actually can go to the Badlands and not break. Most likely related to above.

If you're driving so slow I can pass you with the bus, worry not I'll be stopping for fuel soon.

If a bottle gets to you at a camp fire and looks nearly empty it mearly looks it.

If a bottle gets to you at the camp fire and you pretend to drink from it, that's much worse than just not drinking from it!

If liquor taste like candy it likely won't make an entire round around the camp fire.

No matter how much wood you throw on a fire it'll be out by morning.

Flares make good fire starters.

Don't bother throwing pieces of wood scraps on a fire when you can just dump the whole box.

Even though I can wheel and not break I cannot make an entire trip without multiple problems.

If your brake calipers stick and you try to ignore it your brakes will start on fire!

Brake pads can ignite if you drive fast enough, long enough, and your calipers are stuck on.

Scooping water from a puddle to cool down your brakes takes about a half hour.

Even dragging a couple of calipers the bus gets 7 MPG.

Cold is OK but wind really blows.

John B will wheel right up until he need to be hospitalized.

John B's son and son-in-law can vinish without a trace right before your eyes.

A Jeep dealer can make you a key with your VIN code and proof of ownership for only $10!

You're an idiot if you leave to go Jeeping and don't realize till you are 150 miles from home you forgot the key for your Jeep!

Having your Jeep with you on a trailer and proof of insurance with the vehicles VIN# on it is not supposed to be considered proof of ownership.

Jeep sales people are such yuppies now that they don't consider a well trail used Jeep on a trailer behind a red bus good advertising and will make you move said vehicles into an alley so no one see's them.

4wheeler loves it when I call him and yell his old girlfriends name while he's in bed with his current girlfriend.

If you say your coming to WF all year and then back out at the last minute the last thing you should do is answer your phone in the middle of the night. If your laying next to your girlfriend that goes double!

Wheeling and hanging with the group is always a great time!

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Old March 3rd, 2008, 04:08
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Re: Things I learned at WF

I had a really great time this year even though I did not camp. Being able to see everybody and spend time visiting really makes this event. Thanks to everyone who chauffered me around this weekend!

Things I learned this year:
1) Besides being really cold riding in a Jeep without a windsheild, whip hazards can being very painful.

2) It's just about as much fun watching your son wheel then wheelin' yer own junk.

3) Over-eating and sleeping still is not a good idea.

4) The Badlands still routes trails so you can enjoy the local junkyards sites.

5) Winterfest just is not Winterfest unless it's at the Badlands.

6) MWC ladies keep getting better looking every year!

Les

PS: Almost forgot ... watching a bunch of Barkeaters trying to break plywood over their heads is priceless.

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Old March 3rd, 2008, 04:41
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Re: Things I learned at WF

Few more...

Being able to make a corner in 4lo without doing 87 point turns is overrated.

You can run the rock garden on Orange while talking to your wife on the cell phone.

I sleep much better without Dave running a chainsaw in the hotel room.

A very lucky stop sign in Vincennes will soon be covered in Rough Country stickers.

You know you are "that guy" in the neighborhood when you pull in covered in mud and the neighbors don't even blink.
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 05:06
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Re: Things I learned at WF

Even if you have been to the last four Winterfests, and miss one, you still miss alot....
A lot of good times, and a lot of good friends!
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 05:29
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Re: Things I learned at WF

X2 There are no TOW HOOK brackets for sale in Attica.
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 05:59
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Re: Things I learned at WF

Everyone will come help you with your broken junk in the Quarry.

There are no Renix alternators for sale in Attica.

There's always someone willing to drive you 30 minutes away to go get said alternator. (Thanks mcnamaag!)

The campfire is always debauchery.

Don't setup your tent next to the campfire....

My wife LOVES the skinny pedal.

A bone stock XJ is still capable.

Winterfest is always a great time.

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Old March 3rd, 2008, 06:36
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My wife LOVES the skinny ones.
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 06:46
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Re: Things I learned at WF

have great events!!

members are first to walk up and say hello.

members are the first to ask if you need help. ( and give it )

members know how to build a FIRE !!

........ and last $ 20.00 of raffle tickets will get you a water bottle

Thank you for a great weekend.
 


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