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Chadwick

Morning Trip Report June 11th

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You guys all missed a good time if you didn't show up. We met up at the last gas station before Potosi and got into Dumont about 6:15 AM :dayum: Those dunes looked beautiful with the sunrise coming over the top of them. We unloaded quickly and started up the bikes and cruised out. By 6:30 we were shredding some sand. The dunes were untouched and technical. Combined with both sharp razors and soft sand we kept it slower than normal. Had to be careful as there were some nasty drop offs that couldn't be seen until you were right on top of them. We rode out to the :northpole: parked for about 1 minute to catch our breath then headed back the other direction. While getting some pics of Pete jumping his bike I noticed that his bike had gotten a whole lot louder for some reason. It was then that Pete noticed that the can from his pipe had fallen off into the sand. He put it back on and we headed back to the truck where he rigged it up with a cargo strap. :lol: So out we headed for a couple of more runs through the sand. As the day was getting later we really had to tame it down because the sun was extremely bright and made it very difficult to see. There were a couple of times I was glad that Pete was leading cause I couldn't see a damn thing. :ahhhhh: About 10:30 or 11:00 AM duners started showing up for the night drags. We went on one more run and then packed it up and headed home. It was a great sand fix and I hope it will last until the start of next season. Pete has some pics on his camera's and I'm sure he will be loading them up very soon.

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im making the next one damnit!!!!

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im making the next one damnit!!!!

Get that darn DS of yours up and running! Or just borrow Cheese's again. :laughing:

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i will have the parts monday.. and i fixed a couple other things. I wanna run it out at the lake bed/desert real quick next weekend to make sure alll the bugs are worked out :D

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What's up with that SandPig of yours Nick? I've got everything a man could possibly need for one of them! Six of them in the garage so I could always pull a part for you...

Sounds like a fun trip for all involved. Had entertained thoughts of making it up but had to take the daughter to Pat Benatar last night. Priorities!!!

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Hell yeah what a great sand fix. Those dunes were super technical to ride, but it sure was fun! As Chad said, not nearly as fast as our usual rides. I just love being out there though early in the morning in the middle of summer. The view of those smooth, untouched dunes with the sun coming up is just priceless.

The temperatures were very bearable and the wind wasn't too bad. That breeze kept things cool. It was about 72 when we pulled in about 6AM and it was still only 95 when we left at 1PM. There were a few gusts that got annoying, but they let up and it wasn't too bad. There was only one other truck out there when we got there and then a few started pulling in late morning.

Yeah that damn pipe busted right off after the first jump. :dope: Good thing I had a ratchet strap. haha poor Raptor. That thing is beat down but she still goes and goes! Can't believe I've been riding that thing nonstop and hard as hell since 03!

Oh yeah...Chad got stung by a bee right in the tittie! :shocked::laughing: Damn, those things were all over out there. Wassup with that? Sand and some sage and that's about it. What are they doing out there? We killed about 3 of them at the truck.

Chad, thanks for coming out bro. There aren't many people who will wake up before 4AM on a Saturday and drive a couple hours just to go tear it up for half a day's worth of good riding in the sand. :headbang1:

It's too bad ISBB and a few others couldn't make it but we'll do another one soon!

I took a ton of pics with both cameras. I'll post those up next.

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Here's what you all missed. :laughing:

Driving out watching the sun rise.

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Pulling in to Dumont

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ahhh

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First ride of the morning

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All ours!

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Nice ripple action

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A quick stop at the north pole

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RIP Chuck

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Lots of shoes up there. ???

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Playing around...

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That stuff was SOFT!

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braaap

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I need this right? oops

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One big sand box

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Here comes Chad. This bowl is getting bigger and bigger!

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Looking south

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The south pole

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Lots of green!

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The military mailbox.

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Chadwick playing aroun

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Sitting on comp hill.

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Empty camp area

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4 miles of awesome

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Top of the world!

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Taking in the view.

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Back at camp. Neal showed up!

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He took his Xterra out to play a little.

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A couple hill shooters started to show up for the night drags.gallery_3_22_15688.jpggallery_3_22_28254.jpggallery_3_22_14305.jpggallery_3_22_12784.jpg

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Good pics as always Pete. Man those dunes looked smooth! :headbang1:

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Good pics as always Pete. Man those dunes looked smooth! :headbang1:

:beercheers: Thanks for taking those awesome shots of me on my Raptor. You got some good ones!

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Awesome pics and write up you two! Looks like it was the perfect day for a summer trip! Man, the more pictures I see of Dumont the more I miss it!

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Wow, the riding looked great. I'm bummed that I couldn't make it out there with you guys. From your pictures the sand looks more technical than it was when I went out on Memorial Day. Looks like you guys had a blast. Glad to hear everyone is still in one piece.

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Great Pics as always. Those dunes are crazy to read once the Summer comes around let alone the winter. There is a glaze which covers the pot holes very well form the heat and can be very Dangerous. I guess this makes it just a little more thrilling.

Glad you enjoyed and made it home with your Sand Fix. headbang1.gif

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I could have gone without seeing these pics. Dammit, now i'm twitching... I'm not missing the next one for anything! That sand looks so sexy...

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I showed up right when Dunefreak and Chadwick were taking a break. Hung around with them for a little while and did a little scenic pictures before night drags.

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Shot some with the infrared camera

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that pic of the entrance road scared the sh*t outuh me....and I'm fearless! wish i coulda been there. just biden my time til mid july and COOS FOKIN' BAY!

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Yeah the road it pretty bad right now but it always is in the summer

I was expecting the road to be pretty bad as well but I was doing 50 MPH on it and it seemed pretty tame to me in my little Nissan Frontier... :)

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Out of all these pics of gorgeous dunes and you two are talking about the ENTRANCE ROAD? Really? Wow. :blink: It wasn't even bad.

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Yah, those pics are awesome...guess I won't bother submitting any for "dune pic of the month" for quite a while :dope::laughing::beercheers:

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Yah, those pics are awesome...guess I won't bother submitting any for "dune pic of the month" for quite a while :dope::laughing::beercheers:

Why not?? I got zero votes last time. :headbang1:

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Out of all these pics of gorgeous dunes and you two are talking about the ENTRANCE ROAD? Really? Wow. :blink: It wasn't even bad.

Damn Pete I would hate to see the road if it ever gets to your "bad" status.

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Here's what you all missed. :laughing:

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All ours!

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This is my favorite

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Great pics, looks like a KA time. We headed out to the river last Wed and hung out with OGP and family, had a great time, Thanks again Brutha..... SF Woody

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