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sand chick

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  1. Pete you definitely missed a great one. The turn out was incredible. I'm still speechless at the turn out. We're already making big plans for next year. As the newly elected secretary of FoDD, I'm looking forward to seeing what the future holds for the organization.
  2. WOW! I am speechless at the turn out we had for the clean up this year! We rolled in Thursday night so we could spend Friday duning, as we knew the clean up event would take most of the day Saturday. We spent a short time visiting around the campfire before going to bed. Up early Friday morning, but had to wait for the second ride of the day as I had homework to finish. But got in the mid morning run. It was a good one! Fast and nice lines. The black cloud started rolling in close and we made it back to camp just in time for the rain to start. So we played some dominos in the motorhome and waited it out. The sky cleared up and the rain stopped just in time for the sunset run. Which was another great one. Sand was wet on top, but dry underneath. We watched the sun fade in the sky and headed back to camp for dinner and campfire stories. Jason rolled in and we had shots in the motorhome to celebrate the start of the Clean Up Weekend. We mapped out a game plan for the event and headed to get a good nights sleep. Saturday morning we got busy getting ready. The Pink Box Doughnuts arrived and the coffee was flowing at the event area. I ran over to the BLM area to see if they needed any help to get the ball rolling. Jumped in and started handing out garbage bags to get the line moving along. The amount of people who turned out for the event was incredible! It was like it used to be back in the early 2000's. Maybe even more! It was exciting to see how many people showed up and cleaned up! Thank you all, each one of you. You cared, you showed up and you filled one large dumpster to overflowing. It was time to head over to the clean up weekend event site near bathroom #4. The delicious food was almost ready to be served. @JeepingJay36 worked his butt off on the preparing another great BBQ lunch this year! Thank you for everything you do for this event! Just before we got started on the raffle, the board of Friends of Dumont Dunes had an official meeting and I was voted in as the newest board member filling in the role of secretary. I can't wait to see what the future holds. The quick draw and raffle prizes were off the chain! Even a full set of Toyo tires donated by the event sponser Dirt 2 Dunes Powersports. So many vendors, shops, businesses and individuals donated some amazing items! It took a while but we finally got through them all! We broke from picking up after the event in just enough time for a sunset cruise. We enjoyed the empty dunes as everyone else was busy watching the drags. Got in one last ride this morning before packing up and heading home. 201 days til October! See you then Dumont! See you then!
  3. There's a pretty decent amount of people out here for clean up weekend. This is the only weekend I can get excited about crowds! It's cool and cloudy with a gentle breeze.
  4. Check out the latest prize packages for the Friends of Dumont Dunes Clean Up! Who's ready for some giving back with chances to win some of this awesomeness? Even the vendors are stepping up to support the clean up
  5. Thank you! It was a good weekend.
  6. I had jacked up my wrist last weekend. I made an attempt to ride, but was smart enough to know that I didn't have the strength in my right wrist to keep control of my X3, so I limped myself back to camp while everyone else went on. I chilled, made myself a bloody mary and prepped lunch and dinner. First time doing a seafood boil! Turned out fantastic! It was breezy and the dune conditions were pristine and fresh tracks being laid down in virgin sand. The dunes are on the move again. They are completely different from the last time we were out on MLK. Shelves and witches eyes, holes and ditches. Super sharp razor backs. Summer sand. The W picked up later in the day and some stayed in camp playing cards and some said screw it were going out anyway. The full moon and drifting sand made for an erie and beautiful scene last night, while taking the pups out for a before bed walk. It's now morning and it hasn't stopped blowing... From my motorhome window it looks rippled and trackless and I can hear someone on a dirt bike enjoying a morning ride. PXL_20210228_153825804.LS.mp4
  7. Its a beautiful slightly breezy Saturday morning. Up before the sunrise. The W blew a little last night, making for smooth rippley dunes this morning. Chilling in camp, breakfast and coffee done, getting a jump start on homework for next week, while I wait for the first ride of the day. The sun is out in a beautiful blue sky. PXL_20210227_162943194.LS.mp4
  8. Look at the beginning line up for the quick draw prizes! This year is shaping up to be amazing! Holy crap a tuner from Dynojet is even on the table!
  9. Please come join the Friends of Dumont Dunes for this event. Dumont needs it more after this crazy busy year. Its been heartbreaking to see all the posts of trash left behind. It looks like this year is going to be a great one! Hot BBQ lunch for everyone who participates! Quick draw raffle prizes, 1 ticket for every trash bags gathered. The prizes are still rolling in! There are several prize packages being donated from shops, businesses and individuals in the off road community! Trophies for the most bags gathered for individual and group, largest item found and strangest item found! DM me if you want to donate prizes from the Las Vegas area and can't make the event, for a pick up or one of the drop off locations.
  10. Sad to hear this news. Thoughts go out to the family and friends.
  11. I'll be out helping with whatever is needed. I'm also the point of contact for anyone wanting to donate prizes from Las Vegas, that can't make it to the clean up event. I'll be available the next few weeks to meet up and collect donations. If you need me to get your donation picked up shoot me a DM! I'm also personally donating some "kid friendly" prizes. The kiddos always get overlooked when it comes to the prize fun, but they're always so eager to help out!
  12. With all the newbies seen at halloween this year, it's time again to bump this post from cobweb land... Don't jump in someone's line passing them like your in an off road race... If you want to race and pass people, build your rig for that and take it to the track... Saying this for the a-hole in a white RZR pro who literally did that to our line... Thankfully we have radios and we were warning each other as he blindly came up on our right side passing and cutting us all off inches away. If I would have drifted right at all it would have been over... Take a different line, there's plenty out there!
  13. I think it was more packed then in the boom of 2005-2007 when everyone bought sandcars on credit before the 08 crash. Looked like everyone used their stimulus checks for down payments on a SxS. It was off the hook. Hoping for a good quiet Veterans weekend. Had one dude in a RZR pro literally weaving around the cars in our entire line, if I would have drifted up inches, it would have been over.
  14. I'll be there, just an overnight stay Friday night, sleeping in the Outback to help out the clean up and then back home after on Saturday. My ride isn't done being fixed yet.
  15. I'm pretty sure I saw you flying around up there, while I was hanging out near memorial hill.
  16. It was a damn good weekend!
  17. We arrived on Thursday night to dark dunes and a light breeze. Friday morning brought smooth buttery dunes and fast dune runs. Lots of drop offs and shelves. There are a few groups out this weekend, laying down some good tracks. Fresh ripples all over with no tracks at all.
  18. The dreaded W blew all night and looks to be continuing today. Maybe Monday's predicted storm rolling in early?? Sand is saturated and is slidy and then tons of hook up. Camp area is pretty sparse, filled in a little last night, but definitely not a huge crowd.
  19. Merry Christmas from Dumont! I hope you all had a great time! Today was a good day with some dune grooming. Not too crazy, just enough to smooth out the lighter tracks. We spent most of the day kicking back with Christmas movies, like Krampus and making cookies, then riding in the afternoon. JoeDuner arrived later in the afternoon and we went for another run. Then it was back to the home for a full spread of ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, stuffing, broccoli and pie. Now that the gluteny is over it's time for cocktails by the fire!
  20. Love being out here Christmas week. After sitting in the moho most of the morning, we finally uncovered the vehicles and cruised the dunes. Hit up the swing set and cruised to the South Pole. Today its quiet and cloudy, we had a slight sprinkle, now it is just cloudy. Time to chill with a movie and a cocktail.
  21. What a great start to Christmas week at Dumont! Arrived mid morning, unloaded the X3's and decorated the moho for Christmas. Exchanged presents with our CA family and then set out to tear up the sand. Mike got me a new set of Eibach springs, so I couldn't wait to try them out. I can't believe how much smoother my ride was with a new set of springs and a shock adjustment. Sand still had some good lines laid out from last weekend's buggy round up. Found some friends to line up with. It was good getting rides in with others before we settle in for the week with just one more hauler. Cold and cloudy.
  22. So far on Vendor Row.... DuneMart Jericho California Casuals Desert Bling Brights Delights RV Rentals Dirty Mindz Short Bus Dirt 2 Dunes Powersports I did hear that the Baker Taco wasn't vending...
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