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Just got back from the 'Con...
« on: May 30, 2004, 10:14:20 AM »
Just got back from the 'Con.  There were a LOT of rigs up there I'm guessing I saw about 500+.  I'd say about 1500-2000 people out there.  My rig ain't ready yet so I mobbed the beater Honda up there and camped just up the trailhead.  We walked in to Sluice and saw tons of rigs and people.  Couldn't get a good view of the Sluice they were just stacked up. 

About 60 rigs were stacked up behind Walker Hill.  There was a Power Wagon blew up his front end and his motor was very tired holding up the line.  Anyone head up there?  I'd love to hear stories :beerchug:
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Re: Just got back from the 'Con...
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2004, 10:58:51 PM »
We came back on Sunday, Just beat from wheelin all the way into Little Sluice on Saturday.  I think it took about 6 hours to get back in there, but well worth it. All except for the Lady that drove the buggy of into Little Sluice, that was terrible. Did anyone on the board know her ? Or how she is doin ? My wife and I talked to here about 10 minutes before it had happened, and them it happened right next to us.  We would just like to know how she is doin.  Well I got out of there with just a bent tie rod and good dent behind the passeger tail light. But nothin a ATV and a winch couldin't staighten good enough to make it home. Didn't take much pics but got a couple and a few of a VW Bug that made to Little sluice with just a little dent on the bottom drivers door. I will post soon
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Re: Just got back from the 'Con...
« Reply #2 on: Jun 01, 2004, 06:39:17 PM »
I talked to some buddies of mine that were up there and they said the party tended to die down into somberness on Saturday night after the accident.  I guess everyone thought she was gonna die.....well I heard from a few of the guys that knew her that she is doing okay and she is very lucky to escape with 6 broken ribs, concussion and a few minor other breaks and scratches.  I guess they thought that she had some liver damage but that's in the clear. 
Thank God it wasn't worse....

I never saw the bug up there though :headshake:
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Re: Just got back from the 'Con...
« Reply #3 on: Jun 01, 2004, 06:47:26 PM »
You guys shoulda went to Fordyce with us, the only place it was backed up was winch hill 1, we just ate lunch while we waited then wheeled on. Got some pics on my buildup thread.

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Re: Just got back from the 'Con...
« Reply #4 on: Jun 01, 2004, 10:04:00 PM »
The acident was terrible.  But it was kinda fun with all those rigs trying to go through little sliuce.

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Re: Just got back from the 'Con...
« Reply #5 on: Jun 04, 2004, 11:02:20 AM »
The bug pic # 2
« Last Edit: Jun 07, 2004, 03:48:55 PM by 84runner »
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Re: Just got back from the 'Con...
« Reply #6 on: Jun 04, 2004, 11:03:06 AM »
another pic # 1
« Last Edit: Jun 07, 2004, 03:49:12 PM by 84runner »
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Re: Just got back from the 'Con...
« Reply #7 on: Jun 05, 2004, 09:58:31 AM »
another


Wow!! Last time I saw that hill there were about 60 + rigs stacked up behind that rock :shocking:
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Re: Just got back from the 'Con...
« Reply #8 on: Jun 05, 2004, 11:58:58 AM »
Hey 84runner, your pictures go back in time! (are in reverse order)

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she is very lucky to escape with 6 broken ribs, concussion and a few minor other breaks and scratches.  I guess they thought that she had some liver damage but that's in the clear.

Someone else posted some horrific info like that in another post I was reading and I did not believe him. Here's my question: Just what the hell happened that would cause that serious an injury? Was it a little girl? Did a rig land on top of her or something?? I guess the reason I am so skeptical is because I have never seen a serious injury of that magnitude since I've started wheeling back in 1984...

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Re: Just got back from the 'Con...
« Reply #9 on: Jun 05, 2004, 12:30:03 PM »
from what I read in another post she was moving her bf buggy and hit the gas and not the brake. it went over an edge and rolled, she was not bukkled in and was thorw out as it rolled. it went over her and  there you go, ribs  :o she is indeed lucky to have not been killed :-\
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Re: Just got back from the 'Con...
« Reply #10 on: Jun 05, 2004, 12:58:02 PM »
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Re: Just got back from the 'Con...
« Reply #11 on: Jun 07, 2004, 03:49:34 PM »
I fixed it for ya Big Mike  :yupyup:
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Re: Just got back from the 'Con...
« Reply #12 on: Jun 08, 2004, 10:35:05 AM »
from what I read in another post she was moving her bf buggy and hit the gas and not the brake. it went over an edge and rolled, she was not bukkled in and was thorw out as it rolled. it went over her and  there you go, ribs  :o she is indeed lucky to have not been killed :-\

You've got it except for the buggy landed next to her...it didn't hit her...that's what my friend said who saw it.  She fell down the rock and I'm guessing it was the fall that did all the damage :headshake:
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Re: Just got back from the 'Con...
« Reply #13 on: Jun 09, 2004, 02:02:43 AM »
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Re: Just got back from the 'Con...
« Reply #14 on: Jun 16, 2004, 10:06:48 PM »
Shr hit her face on the roll cage.  The drop i think is about 30ft give or take.  The buggy landed and she landed under it.  The buggies engine was still running and it was still in gear and it wanted to keep going. Itonly went about 1foot before it hit another rig.  Thats y people thought it ran over her.  She was under it.

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Re: Just got back from the 'Con...
« Reply #15 on: Jun 21, 2004, 10:08:58 AM »
 :o Dang I just read the story ...thats bad
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Re: Just got back from the 'Con...
« Reply #16 on: Jun 22, 2004, 08:24:01 AM »
Shr hit her face on the roll cage.  The drop i think is about 30ft give or take.  The buggy landed and she landed under it.  The buggies engine was still running and it was still in gear and it wanted to keep going. Itonly went about 1foot before it hit another rig.  Thats y people thought it ran over her.  She was under it.

I saw a picture of it and there were no rigs around her and she was about 6 feet from the truck..... ??? (taken right after it happened)
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