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    AM cars...

    What's the best car to drive to the AM trailheads...?

    Subaru's are too XC, but big old Chevy pickups are too aggro dh/fr guy...

    I need a good AM rig...
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    hopefully this is a joke.....
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    i'm going to say a 4runner, xtera, or honda crv or similar . trucks are for the downhillers. Cars are for weenies, be it weight or road.

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    Subarus are too XC? I take jumps in mine... Well, mostly step-downs...
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    How bout a Van?

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    The Element is the ultimate AM vehicle, equally suitable for AM bike or ski.

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    Jeep Wrangler (not the 4 door hummer version)

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyag1
    How bout a Van?
    what are you a child molester?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattsavage
    What's the best car to drive to the AM trailheads...?

    Subaru's are too XC, but big old Chevy pickups are too aggro dh/fr guy...

    I need a good AM rig...
    How about an 86 accord ?
    Fu(k cancer

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    Tacoma

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    Xterra baby!!! It truly is the ultimate AM rig.

    Whats with the Subie hate? Those things are rad.
    Bike good, work bad.

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    Here is
    Simply the Best All mountain Transportation (SBAT)




    And no William42 I am not a child molester... LOL

    I do have 2 kids in my home state University tho. A daughter who is 19 and a son 21.... both ride AM and DH and DJ. Also my wife rides AM on her Stumpy

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    fail.

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    2001 xterra, It looks good too!!!!!!!!!!

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    Mitsubishi Delica of course....


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    Quote Originally Posted by mattsavage
    What's the best car to drive to the AM trailheads...?

    Subaru's are too XC


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    Quote Originally Posted by flyag1
    How bout a Van?


    No moss...

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    Quote Originally Posted by William42
    what are you a child molester?

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    Great timing, I have had a run of bad luck

    Great timing I have had a run of bad luck when going AM in with my XC rides.




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    AM means it can do everything to some degree. If I can't sleep in my vehicle, I don't want it. Tents suck...motels suck...self-sufficiency is the goal. Vans or pickups with camper shells are the best overall compromise around, and AM bikes are a compromise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Goatse
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    How about a 1969 bronco?


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    Quote Originally Posted by whos that guy
    How about a 1969 bronco?
    More downhill than AM

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    I'm quite pleased with my 4Runner. It gets the job done. My Grand Cherokee also got me anywhere i wanted to go too...MTBing,camping,kayaking. I hated to get rid of that Jeep,but it was its time.

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    No pics of my element but here are the sami
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    Quote Originally Posted by shelbster15
    No pics of my element but here are the sami
    DH for sure with those short chainstays, no problem hanging some ass behind that seat... Haha. But like the Bronco really cool rides

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelbster15
    No pics of my element but here are the sami

    The tires are worth more that the truck!

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    One word... UNIMOG
    1ST RATE Earnest Borgnine-Ethel Merman erotic nudes!—DANG— Ethel was WAY hairier

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    Subaru WRX with a 2" lift and dirt tires!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13


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    That ones good, I like this one too.

    Bike good, work bad.

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    The tires are worth more that the truck!
    Your right, 700 for sami and 850 for wheels and tires

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    this unimog should get you wherever your AM riding desires

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    Pretty interesting bike rack on that FJ, what is it?

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    93 Geo Metro, 45 mpg, low maintenance , roof rack, durable, front wheel drive, go anywhere, cheap to repair, cheap to buy. Poor man rally car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigiugueto
    Pretty interesting bike rack on that FJ, what is it?
    www.northshoreracks.com

    I am a huge fan of it for weekends away or for shuttling big bikes.

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    If clearance not an issue, Audi's grocery-getter:
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    I'd drive a Subaru any day! I miss my wrx wagon... caddy's don't like bike racks... I need a new car to haul my bikes in... Wagons are my personal fav when it comes to hauling my bikes around. Not very many nice ones out there though imo.

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    Land Rover Range Rover!

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    my Tonka works for me...



    Through anything...



    over anything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNC
    AM means it can do everything to some degree. If I can't sleep in my vehicle, I don't want it. Tents suck...motels suck...self-sufficiency is the goal. Vans or pickups with camper shells are the best overall compromise around, and AM bikes are a compromise.
    Agreed Here's our weekend battle wagon.
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    I have a Matrix SRX, with racks. I can either throw the bike in the back with the wheels on or put it on the roof. The roof is handy when the bike is mudded up.

    It's dependabl, good power, and good mileage. 30 mpg on the highway. My poor mans subie. The 2009 WRX wagon is the one I prefer, but no "Ken Block" jumps for me!!

    I test drove the WRX on a test track, Wow!!! In order the get the best out of the subie you have to pitch it! (sideways of course) probably the best handling sedan I have ever driven.

    I also like the Toyota FJ 4wd for looks and offroad

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    Like this?

    Not super fast but they can use "All" of the "Mountain"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReD_tomato
    my Tonka works for me...
    But you wouldn't do that with a bike on the back...?

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    I roll up to the trailhead in a truck that cost less than the bike.



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    I'm trying to figure out whether to use clipless or platforms on my CRV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    But you wouldn't do that with a bike on the back...?

    sure, why not? notice I dont have a hitch mount. Its a rack attached to the spare tire giving me enough clearance in the rear. If that wasn't enough, I have two mounts on the roof. Done it before, and no problems.
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    Has anyone started a 'best AM sock' thread yet?

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