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What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

Dirtman

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It's up there.
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It's down there.
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Round.
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I poop in the furnace.


85_Ranger4x4

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I installed a one touch down relay on my driver side window, because I had it and I was bored
 

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In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.
Took my brother for a ride. He's visiting from PA and we haven't seen each other in almost 2 years due to Covid. So there is a road I wanted to check out - Toe River Trail. It starts on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Mt Mitchell and travels down the side of a mountain. Descriptions talk about water crossings and obstacles up to 18" high. Sounds like a nice drive.

Well, the gate was closed. So the info I read about its open season is wrong. We had driven 2 hours to get there. So we investigated a few other gravel roads. Beautiful scenery. But no challenge requiring 4x4. Neal's Creek Rd is a nice drive. It lead to Toe River Rd and the bottom end of Toe River Trail - gate closed at that end, too. Nice camp sites along the roads and even a campground. This is all in Pisgah Forest.

Then we turned around and went back up the mountain and descended the east side via Curtis Creek Rd. Another nice dirt rd with campsites, mountain views and a park service campground near the bottom. All in all, a nice day with my brother.

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Dirtman

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It's up there.
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It's down there.
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Round.
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I poop in the furnace.

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What do you mean, Dirtman? Did I miss something. Bored Inquiring minds want to know.
 

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I didn't ask for your life story, just answer the question!

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What do you mean, Dirtman? Did I miss something. Bored Inquiring minds want to know.
70 bottles of beer on the wall... 70 bottles of beer...
 

Dirtman

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It's up there.
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It's down there.
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Round.
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I poop in the furnace.
When this thread reaches 300 pages im gonna eat a peanut butter and spaghetti sandwich. I tried before but mysteriously the thread disappeared at 299 pages. :sneaky:
 

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You should up it to peanut butter and sardines.
 

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I hate a peanut butter and meatloaf sandwich with hot sauce on it, once.

I wasn’t impressed.
 

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When this thread reaches 300 pages im gonna eat a peanut butter and spaghetti sandwich. I tried before but mysteriously the thread disappeared at 299 pages. :sneaky:
The Pointless thread in the tailgate has 735 pages...
 

Dirtman

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It's up there.
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It's down there.
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Round.
My credo
I poop in the furnace.

85_Ranger4x4

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Why should I pay someone else to screw it up when I can screw it up myself for free?
Connected the receiver hitch/ball, a 30' 9000lb tow strap, put it in 4L, and pulled 6 huge 9' Pampas Grass clusters out of the ground. Sure beat digging them out with a shovel. The ranger is proving more useful than a Swiss Army knife.
 

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