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Nobody would mind if you showed up without a land rover.

Made it to Lucky 8 world headquarters. We are loaded up and heading east. Romp Bound.
 

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Zappa, McMurphy and Mr. Ed, all in one thread.

Only here.
We do aim to hit an Autistic eclectic high water mark every now and then.
 

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We ran into a slight delay, we lost one of the dual tires on the passenger side of the trailer. By lost it I mean the entire thing was gone, studs, lug nuts tire and rim.

So we have been delayed till morning so we can make repairs. No worries we had our own mini-romp party in Massachusetts and will be on the trails by tomorrow afternoon.
 

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Trailers are not your friend. Trailers hate all people. Even though they are convenient and useful, they are Satan's own creation and are out to do us all in. Taking a trailer on the highway is a battle of skill and determination. I am convinced that all children's nightmares are really about their future experiences pulling trailers.
 

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Oh, my, lord.....No one rocked the trailer in advance?
Sorry, but that's the other side of retarded....
OH WAIT......YOUR IN NY....
not a single picture.......soo disappointed.....
I get it, you wanted to give Maine another
day to warm up as predicted.......

Your new name is 'Tenderfoot'.....
 

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LOL!!!! Drive'n it home, ALL THE WAY HOME!!!! YEAH!
 

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Alright so the trailer was fine for 350 miles before we lost the lugs.



Then we found ourselves here....



So we found a new hub installed it, had a quick bite to eat and got back on the road.




Then 25 miles out the spare decided it hated us....



We got the trucks unloaded...





Got out to the trails






Beautiful country up here!

So then we got some dinner...






Tomorrow more trails and winter romp fun
 

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BWAAAHAAA!
I knew you were holding out on the pics!
Hope you saved some of that Lobsta' for
Lobsta' omelets this morning!

Hope your not on the sled trails! :shifty:
 

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Here's a pic of our road and my driveway....... kinda looks same same except it's almost 60*F here. Same latitude as you fella's in Maine. We have snowmobiles, cheaper on gas and don't get stuck.
 

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That moment you realize your friend missed
the real action by 5 exits north.........
BWAAAHAAAHAAAAAA! Not tourist friendly,
yet.....friendly as a 'local'........giddy up!

 

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Ok so Romp has ended and the dust settled along with 20+ hours of driving from Maine to New York to Georgia.

First things first, Never again will I rent a Hyundai with no cruise control. Also has terrible seats :)







The Waterville Grand Hotel always seems prepared to deal with the Land Rover Community descending on it this weekend year after year. This year was slightly different as it seemed the Hotel staff was angry with life from the minute the even started.


Then it is off to the trails, not necessarily for the off roading but more the comradery of the event. Some years are great wheeling years other years are great socializing years. This was more of a social year as the trails turned into log jams on Saturday.



So on the socializing side the guys from Lucky8 Offroad had set up the Wiener Wagon and a tent for a little hospitality. They were cooking up Bangers and Mash and handing them out for free to people heading out on the trail. Also they had plenty of Winter Romp 2017 stickers and free issues of Outdoorx4 magazine to give out.





They had full converted a Discovery 2 that was no longer fit for the road into a grill.





I spent a couple hours out on the trail, wheeling a bit and recovering a 110 that had snapped a driveshaft and buried itself so badly on friday night that they abandoned it for the evening on the trail.

It was a blast, but I enjoy being outdoors in the snow running winch line. Then it was a long slow ride to get back in due to trails being jammed with trucks. Even got to try recovering a stuck 107 Series Rover with a 355 chevy and 37" with the LR3. In the end though I wasn't willing to beat Lucky8 LR3 hard enough to yank it free. So luckily Justin wondered up the trail and showed me what a rev limiter was for.....

https://youtu.be/4DJ_blEFNvM



It is an amazing weekend and Saturday night always finds us at Mainly Brews followed by a pub crawl.



Make sure that you have that DD though.





Another great year making new friends and enjoying the adventure. A big thank you to Bruce Fowler for once again putting it on!
 

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Good to see you made it back safely.......... nice to see more than three Rovers showed up too.
 

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Around 100 I think was the count on Rovers
 

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The pics outdoors are so similar to here it's incredible, same same right down to the utility lines. We use the power line roads to get to the good stuff quicker.
 

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Looks like you had a good time!
Glad you had a safe trip, maybe next year I'll
only be 5 exits North and can drop in for the
day! We'll see..........Now, back to work!
 
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