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Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:31 pm
by MarcusInMD
Hack wrote:Hope it holds!



You and me both! I got my body work about 70% complete on the two rust holes. I will prime tomorrow and look for imperfections. Ordering paint tonight. After that, I just want to be done for a while and enjoy this thing.

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:56 pm
by Hack
MarcusInMD wrote:just want to be done for a while and enjoy this thing.

Amen. Just got the Amigo back from Joe. It is running great except that the steering wheel is upside down and we broke the clock assembly inside the wheel. Jerry is bringing the part to Uwharrie and I plan to fix it there. Hopefully, I can enjoy it for a while before the next issue.

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:17 pm
by MarcusInMD
Hack wrote:
MarcusInMD wrote:just want to be done for a while and enjoy this thing.

Amen. Just got the Amigo back from Joe. It is running great except that the steering wheel is upside down and we broke the clock assembly inside the wheel. Jerry is bringing the part to Uwharrie and I plan to fix it there. Hopefully, I can enjoy it for a while before the next issue.



Are you sure the steering wheel is upside down? Maybe it's you who is upside down.

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:19 pm
by Hack
MarcusInMD wrote:Are you sure the steering wheel is upside down? Maybe it's you who is upside down.

I don't drive a Heep!

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:42 pm
by MarcusInMD
Hack wrote:
MarcusInMD wrote:Are you sure the steering wheel is upside down? Maybe it's you who is upside down.

I don't drive a Heep!



Indeed.

Having the steering wheel upside down would drive me nuts though. :(

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:51 pm
by Hack
Biggest issue is that I really can't see the gauges or idiot lights very well. But I drove 300 miles that way so I don't think the 400 miles to Uwharrie will be too tough.

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:34 am
by wmorrisiii
At 12:00 at night, having an upside down steering wheel strikes me as pretty funny. Maybe a good idea though if you can't see the idiot lights. On any trip I'll see the check engine light a couple of times, been like that for years, and the truck runs like a top. I used to try and fix it. No more, the truck and I have come to an understanding that transcends annoying little electrical issues. An upside down steering wheel though would take care of any worries with seeing the check engine light. Great mod Mario!

I'm getting in Thursday leaving on Saturday. Mulling over what guns to bring now. Might bring a shotgun, anyone know of a place called the Fork, supposed to be close by with a sporting clay course and some other target setups. Last I checked Blaine was coming but no word from Mikey since he left for the state police academy. Pretty doubtful I think because when I drove by his house after I left work today his Trooper was still sitting under his shed... which is a pretty good indication the engine isnt back together and running yet.

I cant wait to get back down, and am looking forward to seeing everyone! I though about bringing some cheap bourbon, but of course there is no drinking allowed in Arrowhead.... :D

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:17 pm
by lorenzo816
Wait a minute.
Who is shooting up there?
I have actually never shot in the outdoor range, flintock or whatever its called.
Bring targets? How's this work.
I wanna fire a few while we're there.
Hell yea.

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:46 pm
by Hack
The range info is in the 1st post. There is 25 yrd pistol range and a 100 yrd rifle range. The use fee is $3 per day or $30 for an annual pass. You can buy the passes at the Outpost.

The range is very nice with overhead cover, rifle racks and a range officer on duty. They have target stands for every lane. You either bring your own targets or buy some for a nominal fee.

You have to bring your own firearms as there are no rentals. You should also bring eye and hearing protection as well as ammo. The range sells disposable ear plugs and the Outpost sells some ammo, but I am not sure about the calibers.

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:24 pm
by lorenzo816
Thanks Mario.
I never ever really think about going to shoot up there all the years I've been but I think I will this trip.
I have eye/ear protection and ammo. I'll get a few days paid up front and see ya out there with some targets.
Thx

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:31 pm
by Hack
Honestly, since the range reopened, I spend more time at the range than I do on the trails.

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:38 pm
by MarcusInMD
I need ammo for this trip. What to bring....

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:50 pm
by Van
MarcusInMD wrote:I need ammo for this trip. What to bring....


Please bring that gold cube... after watching a video of it, looks like that would be a good investment. I'll get the highbanker and hopefully we'll have a good clean out.

Jonathan, Wayne is bringing his yak also, so Saturday we can spend some time on the lake depending on the weather. For anyone else that wants to join us, they have rentals across from the Outpost.

Mike, have you figured out what we're having for group dinner? What do we need to bring. :?:

Camping... what a great life. :D

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:20 am
by squatch
Maybe I need to bring the bass boat and the solo canoe! :D

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:14 pm
by egagnon086
Well, I'm gonna have to call in this one. Been told I need to attend a wedding during the spring weekend. So maybe I'll get down in the fall again.

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:19 pm
by lorenzo816
And I was just gonna ask you what day you were going to make it!
Have a good time at the wedding. See ya in the fall Eric.

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:30 pm
by MarcusInMD
So any firm plans for Friday dinner? I am going to be hungry after a day of high banking!!!

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:51 pm
by MarcusInMD
With 1 week to go til showtime forecast is looking to hold pretty well given the lead time. Looks like a great week weather wise!

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:41 pm
by Hack
MarcusInMD wrote:Looks like a great week weather wise!

Yep!

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:22 am
by shaggydoink
I had to cut my stay a little short due to work, my new schedule gets me out there Thursday afternoon and heading toward home Saturday evening. A couple days is better than none! :D

Shaggy

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:31 am
by Hack
Life happens but you are right, a couple of days are better then none. At least you are close and don't have a 400 mile drive each way.

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:16 pm
by shaggydoink
Hack wrote:Life happens but you are right, a couple of days are better then none. At least you are close and don't have a 400 mile drive each way.


Yes, truly a blessing!! I just did another overland trip in the Appalachians which was "only" 200 miles to/from my house, pretty much the last trip that's within that short of a distance, the rest will involve a trek like you (and others) have to endure to get to URE. Oh the pavement, make it stop!! :shock:

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:21 pm
by MarcusInMD
shaggydoink wrote:I had to cut my stay a little short due to work, my new schedule gets me out there Thursday afternoon and heading toward home Saturday evening. A couple days is better than none! :D

Shaggy



Man I was bummed when I saw that you posted. I thought I wasn't going to be able to see the shaggy shack 2.0!!! Glad you are still going to be making it!!!! :D

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:08 pm
by MarcusInMD
Looks like I need to revise my forecast a bit.

Add about 5 to 8 degrees to the forecast. Looks like Mid to perhaps upper 80's are a real possibility. It's gonna be HOT!

The chances of preccip are diminishing as well.

Re: 2017 Spring Uwharrie Run April 27-30

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:13 pm
by Hack
Looks like rain this weekend, which will hopefully keep the dust down.

Also looks like shorts and t-shirts will be the garb for this trip.