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dunefreak

5/28/07 day trip report

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I just strolled in and I must say...today was an awesome day. :D It felt good to get some riding in.

We got there about 6:30 AM- a tad later than expected, but not too bad. The weather was gorgeous, the sand was soooooo smooth, the razors were SHARP and STEEP, and it was some good times. :laughing:

Jim (sand~snake) had a head gasket problem about 10 minutes into the 1st ride. :laughing: He was done for the day. Good thing we brought beer! :clap::cry::beerpint:

The rides were great. We met up with (forgot his name) a guy from Dirt Wheels magazine out at the north pole. Ken's Colors told us he'd be out there. Him and his buddy had some pretty nice bikes. He snapped off some pics of us and said he'd submit them for the magazine. We'll have to see if that pans out. :D

We rode for a few hours. We went out about 3 or 4 times and were done riding about 12:00. It was getting a little warm, but was bearable in my book. :beerpint::D

Bert's new DS had a battery issue. :dunno: It just died and battery was fried. :think: I guess DS650's have a problem with overcharging or something. hmm Back to the dealer it goes. :flipoff::flipoff:

Woody (wsky70) met up with us out there too. That was way cool. Good times, Woods! :blury:

All together it was a great day. We shared some good laughes like always with some good company. :D

Some pics and an "observation list" to come.....

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Just arriving at 6:30

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Woody strolling in just minutes after us...

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WAKE UP! :dunno::laughing:

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beautiful sand...

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10 minute sinto the 1st ride- Jim's head gasket issue :(

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epic dune rides...

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chillen at the :blury:

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checkin out the Z450

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yeah...I'm missing in this pic because someone had to take it :flipoff:

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priceless... :laughing:

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wsky70...

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looking towards south pole...

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@ the south pole...

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hitten Banshee Hill...

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Aaron testing out his new stock 450 :beerpint::cry: ...

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Bert telling me I'm number one after jump starting his new quad with my old Craptor :flipoff::beerpint:

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couple more...

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the closer it got to noon- the harder it got to read the dunes :cry: ...

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a view from the top of comp- looking towards the north pole...

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SandYFZ on comp

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wsky70 on comp

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just chillen enjoying the breeze in our faces scoping out the dunes B) ...

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possibley a new favorite pic! :D

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camp area (not too many, but a few other duners out there besides us :D)

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regretting the idea of going home at this point :laughing: ...

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EFF that road- it still sucks! :beerpint: We're driving over here! :flipoff::laughing:

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same crap road- still not rolled or oiled :blury:

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So Jelous!! :laughing: I spent the day getting the carpets cleaned and interviewing roommates :laughing: Looks like a good time :blury:

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So Jelous!! :laughing: I spent the day getting the carpets cleaned and interviewing roommates :flipoff: Looks like a good time :laughing:

It was a great day. I wish you could have been there. :blury:

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Already checked out the bike....I think just a battery.Its not overcharging. :blury:

ATV connection forums say to install the Odyssey battery.It lasts alot longer but its still under warranty so back to the dealer.

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i wanted a day off work to relax.. instead i have spent most of it on the couch sick as hell... Wish i could have gone!

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a few "observations"

-the drive through Pahrump seems like an eternity :banghead: , but not to Bert :cry:

-watching Ultimate X while sippinng on refreshments in the back seat makes the drive better :clap::laughing:

-summer rides are great

-even half a day of a sand fix puts me in a great mood :grin:

-always bring extra beer- you'll drink it :beerpint:

-it's close to noon on a day at the end of May and it's getting hot.......check it out- WHO CARES! We're in the dunes and not at work! :flipoff::beerpint:

-the entrance road still sucks and is wash boarded to hell :blury:

-the river was DRY

-the south pole was a lil bent over but we fixed her up :D

-someone destroyed bathroom 10 :barf::blury:

-did I mention the sand was smooth as hell? yep- it was! :flipoff:

-it was great to get our friend, Mike, back out to the dunes after almost 2 years! Riding with some of our original crew felt great.

-we didn't dune as crazy as we usually do, but it was just as much fun :D

-Mike had to go "talk to someone about a horse" :laughoff:

-Aaron (SandYFZ) complains alot but it just wouldn't be the same if he didn't :laughoff::laughing: good times, Aaron! :dunno:

-Bert's medium duty kicks a$$, but the back seat gets old after a while :cripple::think:

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a few "observations"

-the drive through Pahrump seems like an eternity :banghead: , but not to Bert :cry:

-watching Ultimate X while sippinng on refreshments in the back seat makes the drive better :clap::laughing:

-summer rides are great

-even half a day of a sand fix puts me in a great mood :grin:

-always bring extra beer- you'll drink it :beerpint:

-it's close to noon on a day at the end of May and it's getting hot.......check it out- WHO CARES! We're in the dunes and not at work! :flipoff::beerpint:

-the entrance road still sucks and is wash boarded to hell :barf:

-the river was DRY

-the south pole was a lil bent over but we fixed her up :D

-someone destroyed bathroom 10 :grin::blury:

-did I mention the sand was smooth as hell? yep- it was! :flipoff:

-it was great to get our friend, Mike, back out to the dunes after almost 2 years! Riding with some of our original crew felt great.

-we didn't dune as crazy as we usually do, but it was just as much fun :D

-Mike had to go "talk to someone about a horse" :laughoff:

-Aaron (SandYFZ) complains alot but it just wouldn't be the same if he didn't :laughoff::laughing: good times, Aaron! :dunno:

-Bert's medium duty kicks a$$, but the back seat gets old after a while :blury::think:

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^As long as I have known him :cripple:

Edited by sanddunesaddict

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Ohhhh Man, that looks awesome. :blury:

Glad you guys had fun and were safe. :laughing:

Great pics Pete, thanks for sharing. :laughing:

R-

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yeah we took it easy this trip. We wanted to get back in one piece with no injuries. haha

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Looks like someone was turning right on comp :beerpint: especially on those holiday weekends!!! :blury::laughing::laughing::flipoff::cry:

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looks like good times

the battery was the only thing that went bad on my DS what a heavy pile when they are not running

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Looks like someone was turning right on comp :flipoff: especially on those holiday weekends!!! :blury::laughing::laughing::flipoff::cry:

:beerpint::beerpint:

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Nice!!

Wish we could have gone. Glad everyone had fun!! :blury:

Great pictures!! :laughing:

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Yeah, had a great time out there today, the Sand was so SMOOTH, good times riding and just hanging out with friends. We need to do that again sooner than later. Here's some pics I got, and Pete is in a couple. Oh yeah....I know what's robbing my horsepower...... Good times Gents, see ya again soon.....Semper Fi, Woody :blury:

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Ya I know i complain non stop,all while having a great time :blury: Ive always been like that,i come by it honestly.You guys act like this was the first time we met :flipoff: Atleast im consistent and you know what to expect. :D Well yesterday was awesome,even though i cant figure out my bike cutting out it was more than running good enough for the dune rides which were smooth as hell.That was a really nice day considering i expected it to be sweltering hot.The wind kept the temps down enough to make it more than manageable.After driving down the road out i think my spine needs to be realigned.That was rediculous :laughing: I wasnt even sore until we drove down that road.Lots of good laughs all day long.Overall an awesome day!!Couldnt have spent it with a better group. :laughing:

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Looks like I missed a great ride still wasn't doing to good on moday way

to much :laughing: on sat night. Looking foreward to night ride. :blury:

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Already checked out the bike....I think just a battery.Its not overcharging. :blury:

ATV connection forums say to install the Odyssey battery.It lasts alot longer but its still under warranty so back to the dealer.

yeah, def the odyssey battery for the beast.!!!

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The sand looks awesome!!! You can see how the main front dune where they hold the hill climbs has changed even more.

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Already checked out the bike....I think just a battery.Its not overcharging. :shoot_head:

ATV connection forums say to install the Odyssey battery.It lasts alot longer but its still under warranty so back to the dealer.

The part number is PC545....invest in the shiny orange battery ASAP!!!!lol

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The pictures are awesome. Sure wish we could have been there.

The dunes look great. :banghead:

Glad you guys had a great time. :shoot_head:

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Looked like a GREAT ride!! :laughoff:

Cant wait to go out again!!

Thanks for the dune pix.. Good job! :laughoff:

:laughoff:

Edited by Dune Family

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