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Discussion in 'New Members' started by mjp2, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. Mar 8, 2007 at 3:39 PM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 [OP] Living vicariously though myself Thor

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    Hey all, and thanks for having me. I've been cruising the threads for awhile and decided I'd best do my part and try contributing instead of spending my time being a leech.

    I'm driving an '06 Access Cab, v6, 6-speed, TRD offroad, etc. At 45k miles my current mods are minor and focused (roof-rack for the kayaks and fishing poles, roll-up bed cover, etc.) but I've got some big things planned for the coming year. I'll be asking questions, but I'll also be posting solutions as I find them.

    My daily driver, while remaining so and staying street legal, will be on its way to SCORE Class 7sx compliance with an eye on the 2008 Baja 1000. I've got a long road ahead of me, and hopefully I'll have some useful knowledge to share along that way.

    As for the introduction, my name's Mike. Hello. :D
     
  2. Mar 8, 2007 at 4:00 PM
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    Ldytaco05

    Ldytaco05 it's all about me

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    welcome to TW mike post you pics on the gallery so we can rate it.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2007 at 4:05 PM
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    coreyredken

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    Hello Mike and welcome to TW!
     
  4. Mar 8, 2007 at 6:35 PM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 [OP] Living vicariously though myself Thor

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    I feel welcomed already. ;) I'll get some pics posted once I take a couple. Since I haven't done much to it, I haven't taken many recent shots. The ones I do have have it looking pretty...stock. :p
     
  5. Mar 8, 2007 at 7:13 PM
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    coreyredken

    coreyredken Well-Known Member

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    Its all good.. my first pics I posted on here were right after I bought my taco.. it was ALL stock.. now I have a set of tubes on her.. Don't worry about your taco looking stock.. nothing wrong with that. We love them all here!
     
  6. Mar 9, 2007 at 6:14 AM
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    ImInLoveWithMyTruck

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    Welcome to TW!
     
  7. Mar 9, 2007 at 7:25 AM
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    Geat truck, what color? Welcome to TW, hows the kayaking up in Jersey?
     
  8. Mar 9, 2007 at 7:56 AM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 [OP] Living vicariously though myself Thor

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    It's white when it's clean, but currently it's a shade of road-salt grey. My lunch hour will make quick work of that.

    As for the kayaking, it's generally not what people would imagine. I picked up mine mainly to get around the bay side of Island Beach State Park and for the occasional overnight excursion. If you're familiar with the area, the barrier island has nice waves on the ocean side and some really interesting habitat (and incredible fishing) on the western side. The area I spend most of my time cruising is an estuary that's inaccessible by powerboats, and jetskis/waverunners are banned as it's a protected area. It's definitely cool to get out there and see the array of birds, fish, and random critters. What's most interesting is the rare occasion when the high tide coincides with the setting sun and there's a full moon. The combination of tide and lunar pull draws a flood of ocean water into the area, allowing large fish to get in and feed on the buffet that lives in the shallows that they normally can't get to. It's an amazing experience to pull a 35" striped bass out of water that's only knee deep!

    From your sig I see we have very similar taste in trucks. :)

    The access cab has been perfect for me so far. Nice big bed without making the truck longer than my old F150. Fitting a safety cage in there while keeping most things functional is going to be a challenge, but it'll be worth the planning and effort in the end.

    I must have slept really well last night. I'm awfully talkative this morning...
     
  9. Mar 9, 2007 at 10:45 AM
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    I live in Austin TX so no ocean kayaking for me yet. I've gone to the gulf coast once and had a great time. Here I mainly get to go out on lakes and have a lot of rivers to choose from, nothing real exciting though which is good for me. I'm pretty new to kayaking and like the nice calm rides down the river. I don't do much fishing, I mainly go for the scenery and to shoot photos.
     
  10. Mar 9, 2007 at 5:44 PM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 [OP] Living vicariously though myself Thor

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    Yeah, I'm pretty mellow when I'm paddling. Although I have a few friends that enjoy bouncing their heads off of rocks on the dam-release weekends, my skills just aren't there and I'm quite alright with that.

    See everyone in the other threads! :)
     
  11. Mar 9, 2007 at 6:50 PM
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    TheMaster

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    Welcome to TW, Mike.
     
  12. Jun 9, 2009 at 8:48 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Thor

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    yeah, like you'll ever pull that one off. But good luck!
     
  13. Jun 9, 2009 at 8:55 AM
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    mjp2 [OP] Living vicariously though myself Thor

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    Big, naive dreams. :eek:
     
  14. Jun 9, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Thor

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    wat?
    freakin noobs
     
  15. Jun 9, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    martie

    martie mjp2 is living vicariously through me.

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  16. Jun 9, 2009 at 11:00 AM
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    I do!
     
  17. Jun 9, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 [OP] Living vicariously though myself Thor

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    Me too!

    Hey, wait a second... :mad:
     
  18. Jun 9, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    martie mjp2 is living vicariously through me.

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    Is that you faking jealousy again?
     
  19. Jun 9, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 [OP] Living vicariously though myself Thor

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    The jealous couple is not amused by your shenanigans.
    IMG_5797.jpg
     
  20. Jun 9, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    Damn, we're attractive.
     
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