Ouray 2023

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Those of use traveling from the Southwest often pass through the town of 'Ship Rock'. Here is an interesting video on how the rock called 'Ship Rock' was formed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juftgX7ejx8
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All-

Few updates for the invasion this year.

This year’s theme will be “Breaks are overrated”. A nod to Bob a few years back on Imogene.

We have a sponsor for the potluck this year, Johnson Production. Some of you might remember Seth from last year. His company makes some really cool FSJ parts.

In honor of tradition a couple of small changes will be made this year. The main get together day will be Thursday instead of Friday like last year. Also shooting to do a group bonfire and s’mores Wednesday night. The main get together day will be the potluck and raffle.

I’m sorry that it took so long to get these updates out. I have had some rather nasty life changes this year. Look forward to seeing all of you in Ouray!
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Looking forward to it!
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See yall there! I plan to have a few parts from Johnson Production with me for anyone interested.

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Looks like temps are a bit warmer than normal but still pleasant. Mid 80's most of the week.
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Better post pics! I’ll be stuck in Florida working. 🤮
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Sadness at lack of pictures. 20 years ago...

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fulsizjeep wrote: Fri Jul 21, 2023 7:26 am Sadness at lack of pictures. 20 years ago...

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If I wasn’t on the opposite side of the state, we could have our own celebration 🥲

Pics! We want pics! Lol
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I'll post pics when I get back home. Posting on the app reduces the image quality.

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It's all on facebook now. :(

I got back today. I didn't take a lot of pictures but will post some of the best.

I had a lot of fun again this year. I took it at a slower pace but still enjoyed the scenery, the weather, the people and the 420 burger at Maggies.
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Back home and slowly unpacking. Unfortunately the J20 wasn't able to make the trip this year with several issues popping up the week before leaving; overheating, loose wheel bearing, rear brakes locking up before the front, and still running break-in oil. I made a last minute decision to borrow my brother's Tacoma for the trip.

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First night we camped on the Medano Pass 4x4 road out of Great Sand Dunes NP. We explored the sand dunes the following morning before continuing on Medano pass out to hwy 69 then 50 over to Montrose.
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Sunday night was spent at Ridgway state park, coincidentally in the exact same spot as last year!
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Monday the left front wheel bearing suddenly failed, so much for Toyota reliability :lol: . Fortunately NAPA in Montrose had a whole hub assembly on hand so I spent the evening tearing the front end apart and installing the new hub. While crawling around the front end I also found the passenger side rack and pinion boot was torn. None of the parts stores in town had one but autozone had a universal boot so I zip-tied it over the old boot and covered the hole.
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Short ride up to Yankee Girl on Tuesday
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Rode up to the restrooms on corkscrew before lunch with the crew on Wednesday. Went out fishing in the afternoon and apparently Sean did as well in the International. Or maybe he was panning for gold, not sure but it sounds like he installed a porthole in the side of his engine :-? . The group had some crazy stories Wednesday night around the fire about their ride.
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Some FSJ Spottings in Ouray
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Thursday we rode up to silver basin with the crew and what an amazing trail! This was our first time on this trail and it was awesome. Jeff followed me through the creek at the beginning of the trail coming and going and splashed his ignition both times requiring a tug out :lol: . A few minutes of drying out each time and he was back going. Just before reaching the top we encountered a snow bank blocking the trail but the basin was only a short hike. The top was truly amazing and beautiful. Meanwhile some more FSJers stumbled upon us, Ross and Jesse showed up to join the party! Backing out of the trail was interesting and Jesse got the XJ in a precarious spot requiring a little tug back on level ground. On our way back out we ran into the rest of the crew at the creek crossing, Sean, Gabe, and Sarah captured Jeffs second creek recovery!
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The potluck and raffle was fun as always! The pulled pork was great and there were a ton of awesome raffle prizes!
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Friday we climbed the Ouray Via Ferrata, grabbed a 420 burger from Maggies per Will E's suggestion and checked out the Ouray Mountain Rescue.
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Saturday was our last day in CO and I ended it with a bang, right before we were planning to leave I decided to do a blue run and took a big spill off the bike. Skidded across the rocks and gravel, cut myself up pretty good and got some road rash on my arms and chest. Spent the afternoon at Telluride medical center and left with 5 stitches and two wrapped arms. Made it home late last night and doing ok. FSJ invasion 2023 was a blast and I'll see yall next year!
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Thanks for the pics Seth!

Gotta watch those bike crashes, the can be rough!

I've got 24 on the schedule for next year :)
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Great pictures, sorry about the bike crash. Ouch!
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Looks like a blast.
Glad you are okay! Hopefully fishing and mountain biking is better for ya next year.
Saw a 5.9 ZJ in the mix there too. Some cool rigs on that trail ride.
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Thanks yall, the road rash is all healed up but the cuts and deep gouge are still healing. I will definitely have some gnarly scars on my left arm, but otherwise, it's fine. Definitely going to try to spend more time fishing next year, I caught 3 small trout this trip in a short amount of time and excited to try it again!

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