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dunefreak

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  1. Please click MARK AS SOLD at the top to remove your ad
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    More info coming soon, but save the date! Buggy Roundup 9!
  3. yes, we have to submit paperwork to BLM every year before we can announce it so please be patient. 2nd weekend in Dec.
  4. Thanks for the info! https://www.dumontduneriders.com/invision/passes/
  5. Yep, there are always vendors there on Halloween weekend.
  6. It works. It still seems limited and a little slow when a bunch of people are there. But it's up for Verizon, AT&T and T Mobile carriers.
  7. It won't be dune weather quite yet. It's still way too hot out there. Unless you are very experienced and know how to read the dunes well, I wouldn't advise it. You'll only be able to hit the dunes super early in the morning. The rest of the day will be crazy hot and no shadows.
  8. Here, I Googled it for you. They have them on eBay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/272323292814?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=272323292814&targetid=1263094005266&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9030743&poi=&campaignid=10454522093&mkgroupid=120902275623&rlsatarget=aud-412677883135:pla-1263094005266&abcId=2146002&merchantid=6296724&gclid=Cj0KCQjwg7KJBhDyARIsAHrAXaFXV2wfTk2-hq1M5Hye-GlpRZmaDV3w5irkWJ3OPI0ulSRBE0rIo0MaAhsAEALw_wcB
  9. Probably a good call. It is crazy hot right now. Wait until October for a much more enjoyable and safe experience. See you in the sand!
  10. until
    Halloween is Sunday night this year, but the usual festivities and trick or treating will still take place Saturday night.
  11. Hey welcome to DDR. We used to go quite a bit in the summer for sunrise rides because we're close enough for a day trip (living in Vegas). You have to go super early and get out of there by 10 or 11 AM if you do go. Be extremely careful. The dunes are super sketchy in summer with lots of drop offs, razors, witch eyes, etc. Be extra prepared. Here a few tips I put together,
  12. Oh man! Look at all those melted Can Ams. https://www.thedrive.com/news/41595/massive-fire-at-can-am-warehouse-torches-tons-of-atvs
  13. Wow, looks like a beautiful day today at D. I bet the dunes aren't very crowded or tracked out.
  14. It's already started at Dumont. I support more law enforcement for this kind of crap. lol I'm all about having a good time, but these guys take it too far and have zero consideration for others.
  15. It likely went to your spam or junk folder. Sometimes you have to save the address or mark not as spam with some emails.
  16. Hell if I know. I haven't found it yet so how am I supposed to know what it looks like?
  17. No, you are giving these people way too much credit, Lee! LOL
  18. The 20/21 dune season has finally come to a close. It was an interesting season for sure with the COVID and all. More so this season than ever were the dunes the perfect escape to normal for many people. It was one of the only outlets for recreation or getting out of the house and not feeling the pressures from the pandemic. No matter what is going on in the world, pandemic or not, Dumont always offers solitude and the perfect setting to turn your brain off. If that's not what your after, it's also the perfect place to party and go nuts with limited impact on others. Regardless of the type of dune trip you are after, I think we can all admit Dumont is great "reset" that all of our brains need from time to time. I hope everyone found that reset on every trip you managed to squeeze in this season. Although the season is over, we all still manage to get out and enjoy some part of the outdoors. So don't be a stranger. Pop in on the forum and let us know what you are up to. We don't shut the site down during the off-season, so please utilize it to keep it alive and fresh. Many people have turned to social media these days and we get it. It's easy and convenient, but please keep in mind we do this for the community and love you guys. Show us some support and we'll see you in the sand in October!
  19. It is sorted out! lol It ran great. Looking forward to it.
  20. Well the season has officially come to a close for us. It has been quite the rollercoaster of a month for me. So I'll quickly fill you in on my buggy motor drama. The short version is this. I have been chasing a low power/pinging issue with my car since last season. Two trips ago the motor went south as the rings were burned up (tons of blow by and low compression). I basically finished it off after 11 hard years of duning and I found out the timing belt had jumped time one tooth. That was my problem all along. Then I replaced the motor and went back out a few weeks ago only to blow the new motor up! I think I had a wastegate issue, it overboosted to 12+ psi and it it went boom. It put three holes in the block. I found another motor and thrashed to get it in and running. So this was our last trip of the season unless we blow this thing up again! lol I am been super stressed to get it done and all the bugs worked out because were going to St Anthony this summer. Finally after all these years! Anyways, here's my trip report. We arrived Friday night. The weather was awesome. We downed what seemed like 100 beers around the fire until the W switch flipped around midnight or so. We knew the weather was gonna suck, but we I had no other choice in the matter. I needed to get some time on this damn car! We set our alarms to get up Saturday morning and get out before the wind. Well, there was no such thing. We were up, but the wind was already howling. I went to fire my car up and it didn't start. My head is pounding from the previous night's bad decisions and now I gotta diagnose why half my fuse block has no power. lol I finally figured it out. It was a broken solder joint on a power feed. I got it fixed up and we headed out in an attempt to do a dune run. The dunes were so razored out and the sand was just flying off the dunes making it impossible to dune any kind of line. So I just sort of skirted around the outside of the south end and then found some "lines" in the dunes toward the north pole. It wasn't too bad out there but it was breezy for sure. Driving back to camp was pretty miserable. I wasn't sure I was even going to be able to put my car under a load in 3rd gear at this point because we had to drive so slow. The dunes were basically summer dunes. There were so many razorbacks and sketchy spots. Our normal lines were screwed. Back at camp we spent several hours inside waiting and hoping we'd get a break. It wasn't looking good. 20210424_120425.mp4 About 2 PM it finally calmed down a little bit and we headed back out. I found out only one of my fans was working so we went back to camp so I could fix it. It ended up being another bad connection near the fuse box. It was an easy fix but then the W came back on strong again! Damn it. Finally around 6:00 it was absolutely gorgeous. We got a full, solid dune run in and stopped in the dunes to enjoy the peace and quiet. We had the place all to ourselves and the views were awesome! We ran into some friends on Sunset Hill before going back to camp. Gotta love Jason's shirt! haha Back at camp the weather was still great. I was finally able to relax knowing the car ran good and was fixed. Sunday we slept in, relaxed, and drank mimosas. On the way out this little dude bid us a farewell until next season!
  21. WHY? I will never understand why people feel the need to hang their trash on the pole.
  22. Looks like at least another week or two of duning weather. Anyone else still heading out or have you called it a season already? We'll be out this weekend doing some more buggy testing.
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