Kids and wife all got new Quads for Christmas, so it was off to Death Valleys Dumonts Dunes.
In order to accomodate our kids schedules with our ex's, it meant a 2 week stay.
Dumont New Years morning top of Banshee hill. Pick taken by Ali.
First day the winds were about as strong as I've ever encountered. Brutal.
We have the enclosed Satelite dish so it was TV and a little more fun into the food we were making until the brutal winds passed. Usually a day or three.
The wife loves TV channels like Discovery Health. So we lay in bed and watch together.
One episode the doctors were trimming a hot chix **** because it looked like a rose, and the doctors trimmed her boyfriends two ****s which hung down halfway to his knees.
Always someone getting something like new bushings installed in their a** on the Health/surgery channels.
Hell, us guys watch the motorsport mechanical stuff and wrench on it all the time too, so I guess chic's ,,,
If you can get the Canadian bootleg sat dish flash cards ya get the entire planets channels un-censored.
Occasionally they roll through selling them.
We invite people we know over for a party in super windy conditions as well. Bust out the food and drinks.
Works good. Fun parties.
Two teenage couples were camping in a 14X6 uninsulated enclosed box, so they gladly accepted our party invitation in the 38 degree F brutal Hurricane winds.
Usually in high winds, we would head to Stateline to ride the Desperado Coaster, but now they close it in strong winds.
Amazing who will knock on our RV door over the duration of our dune trips.
One evening two girls in a Rhino knocked at our door needing ******s so they stopped at the first RV that looked like it had a friendly mom. They stuck around for Playstation too. Their single dads not too dialed in on young daughters.
Another nite some other girls knocked a the door asking to use our cell phone.
Nextell only works if the Sheriffs have their temp Communication truck at the dunes.
Verizon works best, and these girls had some "urgent" calls to make and were outta luck with the Nextells.
Kids Ride to the extreem outer edge brings us to the North Pole.
The mailbox has really cool letters from the kids to Santa that are fun to read.
The trail to the North Pole is the most popular ride for the kids. A BFD run they all love to make.
It's my favorite too.
We take the extreme outer sand trails and bowls that a 80 cc and above quad can handle well. Great Rhino run too.
A group of about 10 late model Prevost MoHo's camped nearby and invited our youngest over for a kids Party with Inflatable jolly jumps and all kinds of activities.
Most of the rigs had stacker enclosed toy hauler trailers in tow. Some sophisticated as much as your imagination could muster. They could haul anything they wanted.
Some big $$ invested. Juice lifts of all sorts and configurations inside.
I believe the Prevosts start at about $300K, it was quite a camp.
Most of the Prevost owners were loosing their nerve in the winds, and wanted re-assurance from me their rig wouldn't tip over.
Yeah,, it was that strong. Horrendous.
They felt pulling in their slideouts offered some protection. Damfino, perhaps they felt they had to do something in the "crisis".
Never heard of any rig ever blowing over in the winds.
I put smaller Diameter gell filled Chix handelbar grips and a twist throttle on Alices quad.
She rides MX and has a Kawasaki Ninja too so the twist throttle was a natural for her.
Also I re-jetted her already powerfull v twin 700.
The Elka Resi Shocks were worth every dime.
The ride is superb. Handling awesome.
She can simply adjust it with finger knobs.
Really a fun quad to ride. No fatique at all. Scary fast.
The Wallmart in Parump has a market and is open 24/7.
So an occasional 4 am early morning supplies run, and hit a casino & breakfast out is a break for us after having the kids underfoot days at a time.
Good to be home though.
Two weeks is a long haul, but the family is crazy about the dunes, so we provide and have a blast too.
Back for MLK weekend if anyone is interested in a group run.