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bloodMoney
06-10-2010, 09:20 PM
I'm just posting this to expand the knowledge of this meet to you ctech folks as well...

This Saturday 12 June 2010 we will be having a meet a starved rock state park in Oglesby, Illinois

Parking lot (http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=41.311573,-88.939884&spn=0.006262,0.009645&t=h&z=17) This is where we are going to try and meet up. Bitter will be there at about 9am to reserve a spot and so far we are expecting 5-6 cars.

Hopefully some of you IL, IN, WI, STL guys can make it out!

Bitter
06-13-2010, 05:38 PM
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bloodMoney
06-13-2010, 07:08 PM
Too many pics of the nasty DSM..... :)

alltracNyx
06-13-2010, 07:24 PM
Haha...who needs a spatula when you can use pliers and a wrench?!

Bitter
06-13-2010, 07:41 PM
If I see that 'thing' at one of the Orland ricer meets I'll get more photo's.

Bitter
06-13-2010, 10:54 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/huzudra/HDR/_pregamma_06_mantiuk_contrast_mappi.jpg

finally had a little time to twiddle around with one set of of images. I didn't take the time to really setup any good shots since I didn't even know if my camera was working right anymore.

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I'll post more as I mess with more.

alltracNyx
06-17-2010, 01:23 AM
Moar pics!!

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So we got rained out, but the rain made for better photos..

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Austin's green stitches, idea courtesy of Murg...

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Splashing through puddles...

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Cruising around Starved Rock and the surrounding area looking for some twisties...

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Shig's car is damn near perfect.

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Bitter's ride...

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The sillyness that always happens when Celica people get together...

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Another missed opportunity for Murg.

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So after not finding any twisties, we visited another nearby state park that I can't remember the name of...

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Just chilling under a waterfall...

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No comment.

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So we got adventurous and kept climbing the mini waterfalls to the top near the dam. Austin followed, but everyone else hung back while we explored...

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Austin decided to climb this tree. And then lost his footing. Chris said something like this, "Are you alright? Cause you just tried to fuck a tree."

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The light after the rain made for more good photos...

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Muleballs apparently...

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Please don't strike me down. I promise I'll be good.

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End of the road...

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Whoever said that we don't have enough nature near Chicago was wrong. It was definitely a good time. If only we could actually get more people to show up to Chicago area meets...

austin.c
06-17-2010, 02:36 AM
good pic, good times, good laughs

Waffles!
06-17-2010, 02:41 AM
That's pretty...... I should road trip up there... maybe I can convince Marshall that we need to go together and see all you guys.

alltracNyx
06-17-2010, 02:44 AM
And maybe more planning should be involved, across all Toyota boards so we can get a better turnout. But, having a smaller group allowed us to go with the flow rather than have a schedule of things to do. It just always seems like there's so much interest, and then people bail at the last second :(

Bitter
06-19-2010, 02:45 AM
well the huge downpours and thunderstorms did not help.

Speedricer
06-19-2010, 03:37 AM
I guess when you don't check the dam forums enough you miss out on fun times! Where was the heads up Chris and Austin?

bloodMoney
06-20-2010, 03:01 PM
Sorry Eric.... I wasn't expecting Austin to actually make the 5 hour drive down there just for the day meet.

We are actually going to have another meet in Illinois at the end of July. I'll try to keep this thread updated with details....

Bitter
06-20-2010, 04:17 PM
Who has the photo of Erin crossing the bridge? I'd really like a copy of that.


Did Austin make it back ok? I want to know what happened to him when he downed that energy shot I gave him, that shit was like cocaine cut with meth in a bottle.

Waffles!
06-20-2010, 05:20 PM
The end of July you say?

bloodMoney
06-20-2010, 07:26 PM
Bitter: I don't know if Stacy took that one or if Shig took it. He's in Japan until the end of July, but I'll look through the ones that she has.

Jas: Yea... The weekend of the 31st. :) Maybe you should come down..... Although, the lot is 100 miles from my house...

alltracNyx
06-21-2010, 03:24 AM
Jordan - I have a pic of Shig's girl and Erin crossing at the same time, so she is in the background...

http://i878.photobucket.com/albums/ab343/alltracNyx/Starved%20Rock/IMG_2267.jpg

And we basically told Austin that he was not driving home that night, he stayed with us. Even on the ride to our house, he was all over his lane. Driving all the way back to Toledo that night on a slipping clutch would have been a VERY bad idea :(

austin.c
06-22-2010, 05:26 PM
Did Austin make it back ok? I want to know what happened to him when he downed that energy shot I gave him, that shit was like cocaine cut with meth in a bottle.

I eventually made it home. Like chris said, i couldnt even stay awake to his house. (if i was headed to toledo, i woulda found the first rest area and had a nice nap b4 getting back on the road.)
As far as that energy shot goes, i took it at work... no difference.

Bitter
06-23-2010, 12:25 AM
wow, that shits like crack infused with meth for me. you must be deadened to it.