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s2kmugen
06-24-2009, 09:56 PM
Hey guys,

just wanted to share my awesome experience this past week from my first Redline Time Attack Series. enjoy!


alignment, compression test, tech inspection: good to go

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switching out 70mm Berk TP to 70mm BERK highflow cat for street class qualifications

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new GT Motoring Challenge coilovers

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leaving Dallas, packed and ready to go!


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bare necessity

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crew pic Huy

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Jeff's new scooter dropping it off at his hizzzouse


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1st rest stop: arkansas


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no comment:

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purty pics

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the NICEST rest stop ever. i should have taken a pic of the toilet that i DID NOT wipe the seat before sitting on! hhahaha

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chilllaxin

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can you find the funny?


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twankies

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moving tools back to the truck

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wut wut happened?? I GOT JACKED!!!

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just kidding, getting new tires, Bridgestone RE11's from GTmotoring
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just kidding, getting new tires, Bridgestone RE11's from GTmotoring
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pulling up to GTmotoring

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can i has a set?

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Challenge series coilovers

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Hi

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getting tires mounted

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breakfast: drool. 1st meal since leaving texas

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CHI TOWN!

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"i am so cute"

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hello thar

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wut ur nayam!?

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lincoln park

s2kmugen
06-24-2009, 09:57 PM
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Cubs game: we parked to the right of the pic... AMAZING experience guys... nothing like going to a Cubs game

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our view

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s2kmugen
06-24-2009, 09:57 PM
hey, what's that?

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YEA!!!


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:(


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:(


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my friend Candy

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Cubs win in extra innings!!


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PM model: Apple

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NYC pizza in Chicago, hahaha

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shadddddupp

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shadddup

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s2kmugen
06-24-2009, 09:58 PM
GAME TIME

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prepping track bumper: authentic J's Racing jiggga


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s2kmugen
06-24-2009, 09:58 PM
les battle


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Our pit


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THEIR PITS :(

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wow

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s2kmugen
06-24-2009, 09:58 PM
new throttle body: 70mm J's Racing Drive by Wire ... FIRST BABY


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LED WUT WUT!!!


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oh, you cant see it?? lemme help you out

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s2kmugen
06-24-2009, 09:59 PM
1st time around with new suspension tires, alignment... didnt go so well :(

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catch can filled up

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this cool ass guy had my car as his desktop pic and iphone pic


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wtf

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s2kmugen
06-24-2009, 09:59 PM
game day:

ran out of pads :( forgot to order more :( autozone pads

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old vs new

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2 times around the track...... UH WTF

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top right pad GONE GONE GONE GONE WTF

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duratech: bottom black after 2 laps: carbotechs above: 2 full weekends at the track

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s2kmugen
06-24-2009, 09:59 PM
much better lines after a few practice runs

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hi, im gay

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hi, im gay too

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Reppin' TWC!

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WUT

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s2kmugen
06-24-2009, 10:00 PM
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GTFO!!!

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YOU TOO BIATCH!

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all done...

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RESULT?






2nd place rwd street class


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highlight:

Chris rado

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Tarzan!
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KinetikZ
06-24-2009, 10:05 PM
cool thread

MUGEN_CL9
06-24-2009, 10:05 PM
WOW!! look like you had a blast

CONGRATS!!! well deserved

koolaider
06-24-2009, 10:29 PM
wow nice!

talonturbotsi94
06-24-2009, 10:36 PM
nice pics man, looks like yall had a great time. how much does it cost to register for one of those events? ive wanted to build my car for time attack and was wondering whats the cost of entering.

choi0706
06-24-2009, 10:40 PM
anyone else not seeing photos?

kdt3
06-24-2009, 10:40 PM
wow that took forever too load but was worth it. dont see many threads like this. you got the whole sehbangg. interesting cool pics

DudeWithDaLude
06-24-2009, 10:43 PM
Man what an awesome trip!

blackdemon
06-24-2009, 10:47 PM
Man what an awesome trip!

:rock:

d_fan
06-24-2009, 11:20 PM
cool story and photos! congrats on 2nd also.

AlleyKat
06-24-2009, 11:26 PM
anyone else not seeing photos?

Mine just took a while to load.

Good stuff John.

Allpro55
06-24-2009, 11:45 PM
awesome!!! foo looks like you had a blast

AznJoe
06-25-2009, 12:22 AM
damn those autozone pads ftl for tracks haha

00jdmcivic
06-25-2009, 12:27 AM
this thread is win. badass pics

Vision
06-25-2009, 01:02 AM
8megabits/s = win on these kinds of threads.:thumb:

aznoophi
06-25-2009, 01:16 AM
can i be your friend?

Mrexecutiv
06-25-2009, 01:30 AM
looked like a very fun trip J. Congrats.

DeLsLoW
06-25-2009, 03:10 AM
looks like a lot of fun.. gratz on 2nd

terrorboyz
06-25-2009, 03:10 AM
nice

speedtek
06-25-2009, 03:42 AM
nice thread.!!! any prize money for 2nd?

s2kmugen
06-25-2009, 06:22 AM
nice pics man, looks like yall had a great time. how much does it cost to register for one of those events? ive wanted to build my car for time attack and was wondering whats the cost of entering.

there's stock class, street, modified, and ultimate... so you really dont have to "build" your car for time attack. It's about 450$+ depending on which event and if you want to practice the day before.

more info: www.redlinetimeattack.com

sapohonda
06-25-2009, 07:20 AM
WOW, nice thread. looks like u had alot of fun!

Jeebus
06-25-2009, 07:27 AM
Good stuff man. GG on 2nd place. I wanna get into this when I have the right car and more $$$ :thumb:

Those AZ pads really suck out there lol.

blk crx
06-25-2009, 08:17 AM
looks like so much fun

kr33p
06-25-2009, 08:19 AM
my cousin does this stuff in his red s all carbon fibered out.

MR.BallisticKrU
06-25-2009, 08:49 AM
Looks like you have hella fun

timtem
06-25-2009, 09:04 AM
damn that looked like a fun trip

Teabagger
06-25-2009, 09:07 AM
Did you get to meet Tarzaaaaaan? Was he driving a Viper?

chreeno
06-25-2009, 09:32 AM
good shit John, you need a sticker that says, Do you know who I am? lolz

wayneside
06-25-2009, 09:55 AM
congrats maine!

SIDEXIT
06-25-2009, 10:05 AM
Awe man. Shit looked fun! Congrats on the 2nd place win!

s2kmugen
06-25-2009, 10:17 AM
my friend that was with me , his story:

"As many of you know, s2kmugen decided to make the trek up North to the Chicago area to race in the Redline Time Attack at the Autobahn Raceway in Joliet, IL.

I had the pleasure to ride along and assist. Though, sometimes it was more pleasurable for him than me…

So s2kmugen did some last minute work with the car, drove up to Dallas from Houston picked me up and we were off! First we had to gas up and then drop off a Ruckus to Jeff (Whats his SN on here?) which after all these years happened to live only a few miles from me and graduated from the same HS. Small world."

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We got to his place as planned but he wasn’t there. So we waited… And waited… and… ya….
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Finally… Our new Ruckus owner. I need to get one now so that he and I can start a Ruckus crew. Does TWC have room for a custom Ruckus?

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We got about 45 Minutes out of Dallas and got hungry since we were waiting so long for Jeff. The drive through windows at Wendy’s weren’t trailer friendly, so I got out and snapped a picture while standing at the window to pick up food. John, where’s the one of me receiving the food? Haha…


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s2kmugen
06-25-2009, 10:17 AM
So we were finally on the road. The 18 hour drive was uneventful. Of course it was long and extremely tiring. I got about an hour of sleep and S2kMugen got about 5. Once we got into Missouri, there was a rest stop that was frikken amazing. It was so clean and sanitized. Of all the years and miles ive been on the road, I had never seen anything like it. It had themed covered picnic tables. It had a children’s play area. Large wall hung plasmas/LCD TVs displaying weather and local information. It was SOOO baller… I think s2kmugen actually mentioned that he didn’t wipe the seat when he sat down to do his bidness!

The floor displaying Route 66 as it stretched across the country.


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Exhaustion sets in even though we were barely halfway there…
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Welcome to Misery! I mean Missouri!

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Rolling along…
DO WORK SON!


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Hmmm… I can has good smells for the secks?

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So we got into town after our navi took us into some sketchy parts of the state. Immediately we checked in and came down to meet the shuttle to the airport that I had reserved to pick up our economy rental. Evidently, something went wrong with the communication and they thought we needed to be picked up from the airport instead of dropped off there. Some awesome customer service later, we were driven VIP style to the rental docks and walked in.
We asked some seemingly senile old lady where the registration office was to pick up our car and was pointed clear across the whole lot to some building. We were exhausted and didn’t know any better so we blindly listened. After a good long walk, we found ourselves at a building that was NOT rental registration… But, so happened to be the office of the manager of that entire rental facility. As we got into his car to drive us back to the correct registration offices, we could already smell that free upgrade. And upgrade we got!

2009 Nissan Murano! BALLINNNNNN!!!! haha


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The Murano came with a custom navi system too! (aka Ghetto rigged phone)

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We got back to the hotel, unloaded the rig with important tools and brought it up to the hotel room.
Our stash.

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We decided to watch The Hangover since there was an awesome looking theater on the way back from the airport. The theater was sooooooo nice. Two levels per screen. Lower level for regular seating, upper level for couch styled seating with full service bar and kitchen. We inhaled our food as it was our first meal since Wendys the night before so I really can’t comment on how the 50 bucks we spent on our meal tasted. It was a good movie though!

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S2kMugen had his front and rear bumper sent to the hotel since he didn’t have enough time to get the car completed before the trip. The box was ginormous…

s2kmugen
06-25-2009, 10:17 AM
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So he had to prep the bumper on his bed the night before the test and tune runs at the track.


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Time to LOAD UP! In the RAIN!!!.... =(

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At the track, for both practice and competition day, I didn’t take many pictures with my camera. So I don’t have much to show while there. Though, I did take a picture of my helmet after I rode with him on a Practice run.

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After the practice runs, we were daunted with the task of finding track worthy brake pads because he had burned through the set that he came with. Having no extras we went and got some pads from Vato-zone (Autozone). John was desperate! But while there, I walked over to the magazine rack and started jumping around and screaming like a little kid at the sight of a famous celebrity. After making a scene at the register (and everywhere else John took me for that matter…) he posed with his adoring fan.

Awwww….


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He will explain more with images on how awesome the pads turned out to be…
We ended the day with an all-you-can eat 5 star restaurant meal at a top notch high class place.

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The cars outside… I think one of them had a TWC Sticker on it…

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So in the end, we had a very successful race weekend. Everything that could have gone wrong, went wrong but ultimately ended beautifully. I got to experience Chicago for the first time, go see a Cubs game, relive my track days, visit some good friends and help a great guy do some great things with his car. That’s all the pictures I have from my camera. I know s2kmugen has a ton more, so stay tuned!


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VashThaStampede
06-25-2009, 10:24 AM
can i be your friend?

:rofl:



congrats man, looks like you had a blast!
Great looking s2k as well....
:facepalm:AUTOZONE BREAK PADS:facepalm:
and :facepalm: to the next retard who tells me all break pads are the same....

Dorian
06-25-2009, 10:28 AM
<3

Prelude92
06-25-2009, 10:32 AM
how much does a weekend like that cost?

:o

Tito Escobar
06-25-2009, 10:57 AM
NICE!! congrats on 2nd, yay to the first loser!! jk jk!! MOAR PICS OF BOOBIES!!!

Aralliius
06-25-2009, 11:07 AM
real nice! :thumb: looks like you had a blast!

jlinky
06-25-2009, 11:59 AM
cool trip

JadeRSX08
06-25-2009, 12:01 PM
detail time?! lol

Costas
06-25-2009, 12:11 PM
hi, im gay

http://s2kmugen.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=20859&g2_serialNumber=1


hi, im gay too

http://s2kmugen.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=20856&g2_serialNumber=2
i lol'd

AzNVi3t2007
06-25-2009, 12:16 PM
Nice thread and pics for sure. Enjoyed viewing. Clean s2k

choi0706
06-25-2009, 12:26 PM
nice, although you should be carrying extra pads with you.. :)

Tuned_S14
06-25-2009, 12:29 PM
cool looks very fun, that chick looks yummy

turboti9er
06-25-2009, 12:31 PM
John!!! Please take me with you next time!!!!!!

swyyyguy
06-25-2009, 12:32 PM
awesome thread with awesome pics! congrats!

socold57
06-25-2009, 12:45 PM
any vids of the car in action

dc2*kid
06-25-2009, 12:57 PM
very awesome trip man!!

looks like u had a blast. congrats on the finish! :thumb:

arkive43
06-25-2009, 12:58 PM
2nd place outa how many cars? what models were these other cars? any lap times ?....

2nd place on your first event.......on shitty ass brake pads...?

ThaJokaa
06-25-2009, 12:59 PM
looked like fun... nice pics

Boost_it
06-25-2009, 01:17 PM
Awesome thread!

s2kmugen
06-25-2009, 01:23 PM
nice, although you should be carrying extra pads with you.. :)

:Goofy: we had a set on order to be delivered... but the employee of the shop didnt order them :(. We got a hold of a used set of carbotechs that saved me

s2kmugen
06-25-2009, 01:24 PM
2nd place outa how many cars? what models were these other cars? any lap times ?....

2nd place on your first event.......on shitty ass brake pads...?


2nd place out of aprox 15 cars in the same class. And i wasnt on shitty brakes during the timed runs, only during testing sessions.:rock:

Tito Escobar
06-25-2009, 01:29 PM
MOAR OF BOOBS!!!

s2kmugen
06-25-2009, 01:34 PM
http://s2kmugen.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=20343&g2_serialNumber=2


http://s2kmugen.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=20361&g2_serialNumber=2

http://s2kmugen.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=20403&g2_serialNumber=2

http://s2kmugen.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=20391&g2_serialNumber=2

s2kmugen
06-25-2009, 01:36 PM
http://s2kmugen.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=20325&g2_serialNumber=2

RaCinStylez
06-25-2009, 01:44 PM
badass, man I wanna go to the track! MMmmMm she has some nice "apples" lol

APhap2
06-25-2009, 02:48 PM
props for tracking the s2000!

hybridhatch
06-25-2009, 08:34 PM
awesome trip! cool pics!

iRIDElow
06-25-2009, 08:52 PM
cool thread

wrd

second2none
06-25-2009, 10:51 PM
Good stuff John! :thumbup:

mojo_jojo77777
06-25-2009, 11:06 PM
damn. looked like you guys had a blast. I wanna do something like that one day.

VINCENT 2 FLY
06-25-2009, 11:23 PM
Congrats John!

Agent S14
06-25-2009, 11:39 PM
i love your s2k show and race car great combo

arkive43
06-26-2009, 02:03 PM
props for tracking the s2000!

azinwood
06-27-2009, 04:51 AM
awesome, hope you make more of these in the future.

Costas
06-27-2009, 09:09 AM
apple looks a whole lot different w/make up :eek9:

http://pmgirls.com/Apple_Somoza

Booja
06-27-2009, 11:33 AM
Here's a couple more pix for ya John....

Slappy

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3632/3661539916_8eebe659ea.jpg?v=0

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2430/3660752697_32782b97ee.jpg?v=0

trang_man
06-28-2009, 01:21 AM
Congrats

bhoward137
06-28-2009, 05:02 PM
you had fun =]

luDeboI
06-28-2009, 07:34 PM
looks fun!!!

MethodZRN
06-28-2009, 10:12 PM
Good stuff man, congrats!

nuWest
06-28-2009, 10:38 PM
nice pics, thx for sharing. congrats on the win.

youngen
06-29-2009, 10:53 PM
dayum thats dope! i wanna dooo this soooo bad

jakk
06-30-2009, 12:09 AM
I love road trips. Looks like you had a blast and congrats on placing 2nd.