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Rick

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Did Rick just have another "senior moment"????????:D

Nope, the lead photo on that page is the centerfold of Off-Road magazine...

My truck was photographed by Fourwheeler for a feature article a week after the photo shoot with Off-Road, but Fourwheeler never ran the article. I think they were pissed that I didn't tell them I had just had another photo shoot the week before. Hey, they never asked!

Could you imagine the same truck showing up on two covers at the same time??? I was REALLY hoping for it ;)
 






reapereviltwin

Keep on wheelin John Rock
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OK, I am real slow on posting at times.

Rick, the EF is one heck of a group of nutbags who come together for friendship and wheeling. This is all due to your foresight, I am honored to be part of your forum.

It took a long time, but the Pumkin and Jack's rig did get back to trail together, and I enjoyed the story of Jack and the flat at Top Of The World.

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Here's to more trails and making of more memories. :chug:
 






Rick

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Mike, it's amazing how much time has passed and how many trails have been run between those two photos. 15 years!:eek:

It was a pleasure meeting you in person and I sure hope we can meet on the trails many more times. :chug:
 






bronchole

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Rick

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This year is the Pumpkin's 25th anniversary:eek:

:pumpkin:
 












Rick

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Wow - time sure flies, doesn't it?

It's amazing how much faster time seems to pass as I get older. We're nearly into April... What happened to February? LOL
 






corkey

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Glad to be along for part of the Ride Rick,,
Congrats and thank you for all your hard work,, :afro::afro: 2 fros,, way up bud,,
 






Mbrooks420

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It's amazing how much faster time seems to pass as I get older. We're nearly into April... What happened to February? LOL
Wait. It’s March!?!?...........what year is it?
 






GRNMACHINE

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CONGRATS Rick! Explorer "antiques" soon. Unbelievable how time flies. As others have stated, glad to be a part of the site from the beginning. Tons of inspiration here. Never thought I would keep the Explorer past 4 years...
 












MONMIX

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It's amazing how much faster time seems to pass as I get older. We're nearly into April... What happened to February? LOL
I am still trying to figure out what happened to 2015
 






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