Colchester Quarry March 30th

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Colchester Quarry March 30th

Post by LarryWilson » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:19 pm

Our trip to Colchester Quarry is on Saturday, March 30th. It is located on the outskirts of Colchester, IL which is about a two hour drive from the Peoria area. The quarry is private property and we don't get to use this location often so it is a new experience for many of us.

To respect the privacy of the property owner, directions to the quarry will given to club members that are going. Let's meet at the quarry about 9 am. It was discussed at the last meeting that a small monetary contribution should be given to the owner of the quarry. Per that discussion, a cost of $10 per driver would be a fair price to pay for a good day of wheeling. Additionally, as with all other parks, all individuals are required to sign a wavier.

I have been told that we can get lunch delivered to our location and a port-a-potty is on site.

Please post up if you are going!

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Re: Colchester Quarry March 30th

Post by TSEJEEPERS » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:38 pm

I am planing on it.
Hopefully it will go better than the last time we were there. I blew out a ball joint.
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Re: Colchester Quarry March 30th

Post by Matt Brown » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:20 pm

Planning on going.
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Re: Colchester Quarry March 30th

Post by Jon Martin » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:23 pm

I plan on attending.
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Re: Colchester Quarry March 30th

Post by tchpet » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:33 am

I'm in!

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Re: Colchester Quarry March 30th

Post by TSEJEEPERS » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:59 pm

I will need directions too.
Are there any plans on meeting somewhere and run there together?
If I remember right last time we met in Bartonville.
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Re: Colchester Quarry March 30th

Post by Mike66 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:39 am

Planning on going .

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Re: Colchester Quarry March 30th

Post by TSEJEEPERS » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:25 pm

Anyone want to convey there?
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Re: Colchester Quarry March 30th

Post by LarryWilson » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:51 pm

Looks like we might get a little rain in the morning. Hopefully, it won't be too slippery. I think I have sent directions to all those who posted that they are going. If I missed anyone, please let me know.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the trail!

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Re: Colchester Quarry March 30th

Post by komats » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:58 pm

I am 90% sure that I will be going....can I please get directions :)

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Re: Colchester Quarry March 30th

Post by tchpet » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:50 pm

Looks like it is just a little over an hour and a half to get there. Those interested in convoy, shall we meet at 7:15? We could meet at the McDonald's off of the Bartonville exit. I think there is a large gravel parking lot. Or, if someone has a better place, just let me know.

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Re: Colchester Quarry March 30th

Post by Duke Winch » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:58 pm

I'm in and need directions

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Re: Colchester Quarry March 30th

Post by Lhaas94yj » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:55 pm

I’m in.
Also need directions please.

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Re: Colchester Quarry March 30th

Post by TSEJEEPERS » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:07 pm

Sorry guys backing out.
I think the water pump is going out on the truck.
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Re: Colchester Quarry March 30th

Post by LarryWilson » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:56 pm

Steve, I have sent directions to your yahoo account.

Tom, I am sorry to hear that you won’t be able to make it. If you need a hand with the water pump on Sunday, let me know. I might be able to give you a hand if you want.

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Re: Colchester Quarry March 30th

Post by Jeepers_Creepers » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:35 pm

We plan to be there.

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Re: Colchester Quarry March 30th

Post by TSEJEEPERS » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:25 pm

LarryWilson wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:56 pm
Steve, I have sent directions to your yahoo account.

Tom, I am sorry to hear that you won’t be able to make it. If you need a hand with the water pump on Sunday, let me know. I might be able to give you a hand if you want.
Thanks Larry but I need to diagnose first. I know I can smell anti freeze and that would be the first thing I would suspect. All the hoses are new, but I need to do a pressure test first.
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Re: Colchester Quarry March 30th

Post by LarryWilson » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:58 pm

Bill directions were sent to your gmail account.

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Re: Colchester Quarry March 30th

Post by LarryWilson » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:32 am

We all had a lot of fun! For those that did not attend, the mud did provide a good challenge to ALL on the trails. Thank you to John Gage for being the leader at the site and arranging for us to use the property.

Other than some bruised ego's, the only trail damage that I am currently aware of was Shannon. He broke off both mirrors and some bolts on his bumper. I have yet to wash the mud off of my jeep to check for damage.

Looking forward to our next off road adventure.

Larry

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Re: Colchester Quarry March 30th

Post by komats » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:32 pm

Here are a few pictures from the day. I had an awesome time. Big shout out to John Gage for the gentle push over the cliff! Look forward to wheeling with you again sometime.
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