Things I learned at Colofest 06

jrsxj98

DILIGAF
1. Wife leaves for a couple days and bad things start to happen.

2. JohnJohn's kids love Mt. Dew

3. 7 nights of rain really sucks

4. JohnJohn's umbrella is not big enough for everyone.

5. People who wait 3 hrs for food, can consume a Grande Burrito in 3 min.

6. Even the rain couldn't prevent a good time.

7. The wife makes some killer Jello Shots.

8. That loud bang from the front end was not a good thing (ref. #1)

9. Tell kids to check Mt. Dew for yellow jackets after leaving it sit on the
picnic table (ref #1)

10.JohnJohn is the man to call for getting a new ring and pinon fast. (ref. #8)

11. My wife can leave Led speechless.

12. Good friends will give up a day on the trail to help a fellow jeeper.

13. No one and I mean No one is safe around a NAXJA fire.

14. Sitting in the pass. seat on the trail gives you a whole new perspective.

15. Nothing beats wheeling with good friends.
 

JohnJohn

Member #42
16. My wife wheels better than me

17. "Daisy Dukes" are alive and well

18. Fonzy is also still alive

19. Shimy for matt

20. "Eye Spy" can keep kids entertained for hours

21. Two new leaf springs can be installed in 15 minutes

22. "I think I'll just stay here and drink" is an acceptable answer to any question asked.

23. Money does not keep your "friends" mouths shut when wife does return

24. "JohnJohn your sister is HOT" -- ok I won't reveal who said that

25. Tomken makes the best baked beans ever
 

JEONLYEP

New member
1. Make sure your lug nuts are tight.

2. Cimarron Kansas is too far away.

3. Easy ups make great rain flys.

4. Taking a nap near the campfire will be mistaken as passing out drunk.

5. A 10 hole Jeep rim will take most all day and 8 cordless sawzall charges to cut off.

6. Deogie is the king of hide and seek, especially in the dark.

7. People think 3 min is a short time to eat a Grande Burrito.

8. Small wireless camera's don't stand a chance when ran over.

9. Old, cheap video capture devices have really low resolution.

10. Rain can't ruin a great week of wheelin' with friends.

DAryl
 

planefixer

New member
1. I didn't have to be the "answer man" this year.
2. My wife ended up running more trails than I did.
3. I have got to get the wife's XJ built this winter (see #2).
4. Giving up a day of trails to stay in camp and help your buddies
fix their broken rigs really isnt that bad.
5. Rain sucks (but its better than snow)
6. Our vendor/sponsors are awesome.
7. A beat up Ford F-250 with bald street tires,pliers to start it with
instead of a key,and 3 drunk guys operating the vehicle have no business
on the trail :flamemad:
8. New acronym for Ford- F**king Off-Road Disaster (see #7)
9. JohnJohn is getting wiser in the area of prank prevention.
10. Road flares and white gas are great for starting campfires.
11. All the work that Justin,Troy, and myself did to organize this event was
quite a chore but seeing everyone have a good time made it well worth
the effort.
12. All of the women who participated in the ladies' trail run did fantastic
despite the wet, muddy conditions.
13. Flat-lander + high altitude + alcohol = fall down by the fire pit even
though he claims he was just "taking a nap". (pics to follow)
14. Even though I dont really like dark beer Newcastle isn't that bad.
15. The Coyote Cantina needs more seating.
16. Once again we had a great group of people that made the week an
an awesome experience.
 
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formatt

New member
26. Everyone has their price... you just need to find it and not be cheap. ;)

27. "Chicago Style" is alive and rockin' in La Junta and Castle Rock!

28. Diets are meant to be broke.

29. Never trade half your tickets with Joey, loan JohnJohn money for tickets or ask Led for a $35 "loan" that he owes you because you won't win.

30. Camper's rock so f'ing hard during rainstorms!!

31. Some of the best drinking goes down outside bathrooms.

32. Being laid-up isn't so bad with good friends around.

33. I REALLY need to stay away from the Nissan dealership and Led's tow rig.

34. Daryl and his rig reminds me of the asians in Cannonball Run.

35. I definitely can be bought if the price is right (ref: JohnJohn #24)

36. Don't eat Burger King with Jeff around because odd's are he'll know the local barefoot rifraf... and don't expect John to help you out when you're trying to keep a straight face!

37. sometimes it's tough to show enough appreciation to good friends (ref: Justin #12, Jeff #4 and JohnJohn)

38. trying to convince a 7 year old that you went to college while coming down obstacles makes easy obstacles a whole hell of a lot harder!! (really, I think i was absent that day they taught us how the "brain" works) . :)

39. The sun might be made of Helium and "Hieroglyphics".

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YELLAHEEP

NAXJA Member
NAXJA Member
I was only there for an afternoon, but here goes....

1. Thank you Mother Nature for giving us that 4 hour window of sunshine to hold the dinner and raffle!

2. Chalk Creek RV and Campground's facilities get nicer every year and the hosts are awesome to give us a place to work on our rigs hassle free!

3. Welcome back Tomken!

4. Jeff gets REALLY cranky when drunks in full size Fords do idiotic things...

5. "11. My wife can leave Led speechless." God Bless her! :D

6. You can get DAryl out of Kansas, but you can't get Kansas out of DAryl....

7. Missing the final campfire of the event due to heavy rain really sucked!

8. Apparently raffle announcers can't say "TNT Customs" loud enough.... :D

9. $102 bucks doesn't buy much of a hotel room this time of year..... ick.

10. Muddy dually tires make really cool rooster tails when leaving Old Chinaman's staging area! :D

11. We Colorado Chapter folks need to organize an "intervention" for our computer addicted t-shirt designer who shoulda been 'wheeling rather than buying a 3rd computer...... :rolleyes:

12. Seeing JohnJohn in the leather "Woody's" raffle jacket.... Far from Fonzie, more like overstuffed sausage.... :D

13. Paula and Shauna did an awesome job with the Dinner! Thanks ladies!

14. Having to watch the group leave for Saturday's Chinamans run and not being able to run with 'em sucked!

15. Cooking pots really do make great CO2 tank brackets!

16. Hearing John Bjorum's friends say "You guys are crazy to do these trails" always satisfies! :thumbup:

17. Crutches and parking lot gravel don't mix well at all.
 
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JEONLYEP

New member
JEONLYEP said:
1. Make sure your lug nuts are tight.
2. Cimarron Kansas is too far away.
3. Easy ups make great rain flys.
4. Taking a nap near the campfire will be mistaken as passing out drunk.
5. A 10 hole Jeep rim will take most all day and 8 cordless sawzall charges to cut off.
6. Deogie is the king of hide and seek, especially in the dark.
7. People think 3 min is a short time to eat a Grande Burrito.
8. Small wireless camera's don't stand a chance when ran over.
9. Old, cheap video capture devices have really low resolution.
10. Rain can't ruin a great week of wheelin' with friends.
DAryl
11. Most of the streets around Led's house look much the same, and are set up like a maze. Thank goodness for GPSr's (Formatt #34)

DAryl
 

87xjco

New member
1. Don't ignore Led's spotting instructions while posing for pictures!
2. Don't leave the doors off when driving back from Mt. Blanca in the rain
3. It's no longer true that I never win anything (thanks TNT Customs, Format Fabrications & Tomken)
4. Learn to sleep later in the mornings so I can join the campfire fun at night
5. Bringing a big rotten log home for landscaping will get you some funny looks but, some great brownie points with the girlfriend and a nice souvenier to remember the trip.
6. Wheelin' with NAXJA makes a fantasy 4x4 trip come true!!

Thanks to all the NAXJA members for the great experience and all the help on the trails!!!!!

Terry
 

Idiot Wind

NAXJA Member
NAXJA Member
1. Chalk Creek have the nicest porta pottys in Colorado
2. Tracy still wins too many raffle prizes
3. Greenback Cutthroats are beautiful fish
4. 4 dogs at one campsite wasn't a huge pain
5. Despite signs stating otherwise, people (non NAXJA of course) are still willing to drive wherever they please.
6. Stock height still isn't bad
7. CoFest really is a true FAMILY event, I just need to bring mine out
8. I love Buena Vista
9. Riverfever likes to fish.
10. A Yellow Dome tent looks absoluetly NOTHING like a Defender 90.

Thanks to Justin,Troy and Jeff. You put on a hell of a show.

Though only there for a couple days, I truely had a blast. Big thanks to the vendors for contributing to the raffle.
 
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jrsxj98

DILIGAF
YELLAHEEP said:
11. We Colorado Chapter folks need to organize an "intervention" for our computer addicted t-shirt designer who shoulda been 'wheeling rather than buying a 3rd computer...... :rolleyes:
now the truth comes out.........
 

riverfever

New member
1. Next time I feel the urge to urinate while fishing....I'm going to go ASAP.

2. Getting out of a rain coat, backpack, and waders when you have to go badly is frightening.

3. Realizing that you're not quite home free and you have to still unzip your shorts at that point is traumatic.

4. Trying to get down a decent trail (for someone that doesn't wheel much) in the driving rain sucks.

5. It's amazing how occupied raw hide will keep 3 dogs.

6. If I ever want to win anything at a raffle I am going to have to run for office.

7. I could buy a tent that is based on the architecture of Fort Knox and still take on water.

8. I need to seek help with regard to fishing.

9. Perhaps instant coffee isn't such a bad way to go.

10. $9,000 for a Frod Bronco is NOT the same as $900.

11. "No Motor Vehicle" signs and large boulders are there to deter you from proceeding in that direction in any way other than 2 feet.

12. I have to consume more beer when it's 3.2% ABV.

13. Dog nails are trouble for air mattresses.

14. Under-inflated air mattresses feel like a water bed.
 

mingo

"De Oppresso Liber"
1. Jeff schooled me on lake fishing

2. The wife did a good job driving a trail (her first time)

3. Take plates, forks, can opener, and other necessary stuff when camping.

4. Lewis's kid schooled me on lake fishing

5. Rain will find its way into the tent no matter what

6. I love raffles

7. Avoid drivers of pink and white jeeps
 

tonesxj

New member
#1. My tent really needs to be upgraded

#2. So does the tranny in the tow rig..

#3. Having to head back early really stinks.

#4. Not being able to help a friend (#3) is pretty hard.

#5. Having mom drive is entertaining.

#6. Homemade beef stew is great in the rain.

#7. Losing steering down BB hill can be a PITA.

#8. Pop up campers and slingbox are awesome!

#9. Seeing DJ's rig drive by Park Meadows while I was at a wedding is just funny.

10. 1.50 is not enough for a shower (Jeff) :D

11. Being up there with great people is hard to beat!
 
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hot2trot

New member
Thank you to all that took part in planning CO fest everything was perfect and the food was awesome. Thanks to Jeff for being a great teacher!!! Could not have done it with out you.
 

hot2trot

New member
The barbie jeep did well for her first time, the driver on the other hand could use a little work, but not bad for the new be....
 
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