Bob crossing the Wood River

Bob Sihler driving through the deepest part of the Wood River on the Kirwin road -- July 2010

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FlatheadNative

FlatheadNative - Aug 23, 2010 12:39 am - Voted 10/10

A rental

?

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Aug 23, 2010 12:49 am - Voted 10/10

Re: A rental

Nope, that's mine. I drove out this year. I love my Xterra.

FlatheadNative

FlatheadNative - Aug 23, 2010 1:19 am - Voted 10/10

Re: A rental

Dang....bring that here next year and we will do some exploring!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Sep 30, 2011 8:21 pm - Voted 10/10

Xterra? Bah!

Ms Simon recommends one of these: http://www.summitpost.org/getting-there/721555

Alternately, we also have BAT - Big Ass Truck, a 2006 F250 PowerStroke Diesel with a monster lift kit. :D Poor turning radius, though. ;)

Cheers,
Sarah

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Oct 1, 2011 8:46 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Xterra? Bah!

I like my Xterra because I can sleep in it. That doesn't work in a Jeep, though I'd like to have a Rubicon. My Xterra's done quite nicely on a lot of your roads, thank you.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Oct 2, 2011 10:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Xterra? Bah!

Hey, Mr. Smarty Pants, I have a 4-door Rubi and it's a hotel on wheels. :) I'm 5' 8" and have room to spare for gear, etc. I'm just bustin on ya...because, Jeepers, Xterra folks and FJ Cruisers are all supposed to do this, I guess.

PS: If you have any Rubicon questions, I'm happy to answer what I can. I'm not a motor head and can't answer your mechanical questions (so don't ask me about my Dana 44 rear axel, etc.) but I can tell you about how it handles off-road, the magic of the factory lockers, the bomber low-end, etc.

Sarah

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Oct 2, 2011 11:27 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Xterra? Bah!

Cool. I forgot about the newer 4-door Jeeps, which I hear have more room in back than the Xterra and the FJ while not sacrificing much performance. I propose that I test-drive your Rubicon the next time I'm in Colorado. ;-)

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Oct 3, 2011 11:10 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Xterra? Bah!

Bob,

I would honestly be happy to let you test-drive Reba the Rubicon if you're ever in the area. Just yesterday, because I have a broken tailbone and it's painful to drive, my climbing partner had to take over some of the driving. When we hit dirt, his eyes lit up (he's actually a die-hard Jeeper with a fully-customized rig) and he asks: Can I take us to the pass (Hancock Pass in the Sawatch)? I knew he was qualified and said: SURE! He was smiling like a 12-year old on Christmas morning!

So - get your assets back to Colorado. We'll take you and your wife out for beers, then head to the mountains and you can test drive my Rubicon and we'll summit some peaks.

PS: Even with the 4-doors, my turning radius is still almost creepy amazing.

Sarah

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Oct 3, 2011 10:02 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Xterra? Bah!

Deal!

And I got over Hancock Pass in my Xterra, no problem. :-)

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