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dingus wrote:
No, and no.

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nuts.

it was just a video i saw of barber climbing it barefoot.


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angry wrote:
LCFTW

Blast!!


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angry wrote:
In the picture you've got your head down so I can't tell if you're wearing a helmet or not. One might say "Where's your head".

Also, I don't think you've ever had anything I wanted before, but that cruiser is sweet. Please tell me you put a diesel engine in it, as I remember those model years were really bad gas mileage, like 15mpg.

Last summer while working in Yos, I bid and bought a New Zealand model FJ40 that came with a diesel off ebay for $6000. I went to WA and drove it down to CA. in 4th of July, I swap the gas engine from my FJ 60 (which is posted here) with the diesel engine off the BJ40(AKA FJ40) that I got from WA and install the gas engine back in to FJ40.

The job was finished in 4 days but then in Oct , I decided to add a turbo and that is when I cut my thumb so ,it got delayed till Jan . After the turbo insulation, I drove it this weekend to see how it performs and I got about 21 MPG. I am pushing to get about 25 MPG with the turbo / fuel mixture adjust properly. These model land cruiser ( FJ60) were only shipped 500 units in to the USA every year and they never came diesel but, in Canada and in any other places, you can find them in diesel but not turbo.

Anyway, I am planning to ship this rig to Europe (Paris) then drive toward the Southern Silk Road in to Tajikistan. Some 10.000 miles of rough road once I leave border of Turkey. This is one of those expedition that if you break something, you are going to be sitting on the side of road for days with no help.


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majid_sabet wrote:
angry wrote:
In the picture you've got your head down so I can't tell if you're wearing a helmet or not. One might say "Where's your head".

Also, I don't think you've ever had anything I wanted before, but that cruiser is sweet. Please tell me you put a diesel engine in it, as I remember those model years were really bad gas mileage, like 15mpg.

Last summer while working in Yos, I bid and bought a New Zealand model FJ40 that came with a diesel off ebay for $6000. I went to WA and drove it down to CA. in 4th of July, I swap the gas engine from my FJ 60 (which is posted here) with the diesel engine off the BJ40(AKA FJ40) that I got from WA and install the gas engine back in to FJ40.

The job was finished in 4 days but then in Oct , I decided to add a turbo and that is when I cut my thumb so ,it got delayed till Jan . After the turbo insulation, I drove it this weekend to see how it performs and I got about 21 MPG. I am pushing to get about 25 MPG with the turbo / fuel mixture adjust properly. These model land cruiser ( FJ60) were only shipped 500 units in to the USA every year and they never came diesel but, in Canada and in any other places, you can find them in diesel but not turbo.

Anyway, I am planning to ship this rig to Europe (Paris) then drive toward the Southern Silk Road in to Tajikistan. Some 10.000 miles of rough road once I leave border of Turkey. This is one of those expedition that if you break something, you are going to be sitting on the side of road for days with no help.

^^lame.


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I knew you hurt your thumb monkeying around with a car!!


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Slow down in these darkened country roads. If you see a deer in the road, just brake as much as you can and hit it. DO NOT SWERVE !

In August 2007 I swerved to miss a deer on 108/120 heading up to Yosemite. It was on the 4-lane section between Oakdale and the 120 turn-off where the speed limit is 65mph (I would never have expected a deer there). My car rolled probably five times, from what I'm told (I blacked out).

The impact of the car's roof crushing in on my head broke my neck. I was partially paralyzed as a result. They cut the door off my car, flew me to Modesto and underwent surgery and ICU. I spent seven weeks in the hospital, spinal cord injury rehab, three months in a halo. I was extremely lucky though - I'd passed an EMT on the way up, and she most likely saved my life and prevented more severe spinal cord damage.

I will bear the effects of that accident for the rest of my life - the spinal cord is part of the central nervous system, and like the brain it does not regenerate.

If you brake, let the ABS / airbags do their job and hit the deer, you are less likely to die. Granted, if you are going fast enough the deer may go through the windshield and kill you -- another reason to slow down.

Legally, hitting the deer is more favorable, because there is evidence. If you simply lose control and crash, the deer usually doesn't stick around, and you end up with a point on your license (at-fault accident) and higher insurance rates.

Glad things turned out ok.


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that really sucks, I'm glad you made it through. Ive had a few close encounters in cars myself. nothing that beats that story though.
heres my best: I got to smith rock late one evening with no time to climb. I told my sister (a noob at the time) that driving to smith is way more dangerous than sport climbing. as we were leaving the park I saw a deer running beside my car maybe 30 yards in the trees. I slowed down and the deer swerved into the road, and since I wasn't going very fast I had time to come to a stop. that stupid deer ran right into my front fender. try convincing an insurance agent that a deer t-boned you!!!


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In 2007 while returning from Yosemite, right after Don Pedro Bridge on 120 and just before the sunset, my wife suddenly screamed and then a deer popped in front of the bumper. I just had enough time to turn the wheel hard to the left side, trying to avoid rolling the car in to lake. Right corner of the bumper on the Subaru hit the deer and I thought it will enter the windshield killing both of us. Luckily, right fender took the impact and the deer flew 50 feet in to the air.

When I pulled over, the right side of the Subaru was fuc*ed. Worse than that, my wife is a hardcore animal lover who has been send by god to earth to protect the wildlife and now her husband was directly responsible for taking a life a another living thing.

Long story short, I had some ropes and pulled the damaged fender and free the radiator fan and made it to the bay Area but this last Friday incident was very close.


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Angus and I are headed into YNP for a spur of the moment crack at the E Buttress of El Cap. So we're coming into the valley in the dawn before sunrise.

There in the burnt out section above Foresta a deer, a large buck, was standing in the road on our side. Angus was driving his brand new Toyota pickup.

He never even slowed! He just pulled into the other lane as if to pass the deer at 45 mph. The deer though would have nothing of it and it proceeded to launch itself into the truck, right in front of me.

We slammed into the poor beast and sent it off the road. It hobbled off into the brush and surely died - we smacked it hard.

Fucked up Angus's right front fender and bumper too.

So we're standing there in the cool morning air, wondering where the deer went. And then Angus is all...

'get back in the truck Dingus we have a route to climb!'

so we did!

By the time we got to the El Cap shortcut trail, a team of 4 Janapese climbers had got in front of us, clearly intent on OUR route.

Angus would have nothing to do with that either. At one point along the El Cap base trail there is a fork - a low trail and a high trail. The Japanese climbers took the low one and we took the high one and old Angus literally RAN to pass them haha.

Then we soloed up the first bit of the climb, some 50 feet or so? (its been a while) By the time I was leading the crux 10b bit the Japanese climbers were just setting up shot.

We were quite high on the face later that day when the Japanese team bailed due to whatever.

So this was my first time down the East Ledges yo? We were't exactly sure where to go and we ended up on the OLD rap route, not the modern one. This one has a huge traverse shown on the topo, a notation we completely ignored. So where I was supposed to traverse WAY LEFT I rapped straight down a vertical wall... to nothing.

No ledges. No bolts. No rap station. Nothing but smooth monolithic granite... and me 25 feet from the end of my knotless rope.

No prusik cord either haha.

What to do? I didn't know it at the time but Angus had fallen alspeep at the top rap station - he was oblivious to my situation.

what did I do? What would any reckless crazy young man do?

I hand over handed up that rope about 65 feet, feet against the wall, rope still in the rap device with a knot below it.

As my arms started to burn I one handed a knot into the double strands and clipped into it (PHEW!), hung there, reset my belay device and backup knot... recovered and then I hand over handed to the top in one go!

I lack the words to express my relief at regaining the top.

Keep in mind we'd climbed 15 pitches that day and had been up since 2 AM..

So when I pulled over the top, there was Angus, snoring. I guess I disturbed the Force cause he woke with a start and then he was all,

'wtf YOU doing here!'

I splained the situaiton, we broke out the topo, discoevred out error and were on our way.

take the prusiks and avoid the deer, I say.

But through luck and serendipidity that was one of the best climbing days in Yosemite I ever had. Such a rich experience to stick with me all these years.

I mean he didn't slow down ONE BIT!

"What were you THINKING?" I asked him.

"I wasn't." Hehe.

Cheers
DMT

DMT

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