What a day – we had light sleet/ice and on the way to a mountain bike ride, the roads were littered with wrecks just after almost every bridge on 220
I really felt bad for these folks… when you hit ice, there is very little you can do!
Then my turn – not ice – but something caused the Land Cruiser to overheat suddenly – pouring coolant out of the over flow bottle…. after several calls with my roadside service and American Locksmith and towing, no one showed up (even after the web site said they were on scene) I left the truck there and did a just over 2 hour mountain bike and on the way home, the truck was still there! WTF
I called the service, they said it was picked up – “want to bet” after several more calls, they will be there in 30 minutes – 2 hours later a different tow company finally showed up – almost 8 hours after my first call! Do not do business with American Locksmith and towing in Greensboro – they LIED several times to me and the roadside service company!
First drive with me for the girl with a permit!
Not a bad way to start a day, 7 or so pounds of bacon cooked.
Hopefully this $200 pile of parts will make the Land Cruiser happy!
2016 Logan’s Run by the Olde North State Land Cruisers
and Land Cruisers!
A busy day, left at sun up to deliver my brother’s head, as long as I was there, might as well get new tires.
Go bigger or go home. After a buffet at my favorite BBQ place in South Carolina, I took the back roads home…
I took a bunch of dirt roads to see where they went and test the new tires ability to 4 wheel drive drift.
Finally stopped at Cheraw State Park to mountain bike.
A good day!
Look bright skies.
Kodak found a new best friend. These two would have done this all day long if we let them. Porter and Kodak chased each other, ran through the creek, and rested in the mud puddles.
Our group.Hiking up Max Patch.
The 360 degree view included Mt. Mitchell and our trucks.
Marie sung the hills are alive with the sound of music. (Sam’s picture)
For those who know Johnny, this rare, it is not him under his Land Cruiser fixing something. Brian let Heather drive the Land Cruiser, when she crossed a rut on the trail (or drove into the ravine) the front differential exploded? After removing the front drive shaft, we said good bye to the group. I really hope they made it the 4 plus hours home!
We moved to a new campsite in the Pisgah National Forest. I tried a little light painting with a flashlight.
We woke up to a forecast of rain and cool temperatures. I do like this camping area, a creek right next to the truck, a pit toilet so no digging “cat holes” and peace and quiet.
We decided since the day was not nice and if anyone wanted to swim, they could do that in the rain, we started at the Wolf Creek waterfall near Rattlesnake Gap.
The pool at the base is deeper than it appears and would be great on a hot day, no one took the opportunity to swim today.So we drove around in the rain.
The fog rolled in…..
and Max Patch was soaked in. We headed back to camp. Deb and I decided rather than cook our dinner in the rain again, we would eat our Grits and figure out the rest later.
Deb, Sam and I joined friends from the Olde North State Land Cruiser club for a weekend run on forest service roads in North Carolina and Tennessee. The club’s unofficial slogan is a drinking club with a Toyota problem. So a natural meeting spot is Sierra Nevada’s brewery south of Asheville.
Lunch was awesome, the classic pizza and a sampler of beers.
But soon it was time to get into the woods, right as the rain came down.
Hurricane Creek Road was as fun as always, normal holes became muddy, water crossings deeper, etc.
But we all made it to the primitive camp at Round Mountain, TN. No more pictures today, we set up camp in the near darkness and rain, tried to make cover and cook dinner. The plan was a bring your own meat and pot luck sides. Deb worked hard to keep a fire going long enough to cook and we all headed to bed.
Back on the road, lots of new front end parts and brakes.