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dunefreak

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  1. A big thanks again to everyone who came out for the 6th Annual Buggy Roundup. This trip gets better and better every year and because of you guys. You really make it what it is. It's great getting together with everybody and meeting some new friends. Between the camp fun with flipcup, card games, crazy smudge pots, buggy weigh-ins, campfire shenanigans, UFC, tacos, cars & coffee, and of course the many dune runs where we had a train of buggies that stretched two miles long from camp to the north pole....what an epic weekend! We counted over 50 buggies when we did sandcars and coffee on Saturday morning! By the way, I can't believe we actually pulled that off. That turned out great and we'll have to do that again next year. @bp-guy and John, @dirtflickarooster, got some aerial shots and those shots turned out awesome. The two below are from John. Much more to come. Post up your pics and highlights from the weekend.
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    Finally better cell service at D!

    Yeah I have no idea how they go from a very specific completion date to nothing happening and a very loose completion "date" with a 2 month window (April/May). This is what we saw on Sunday from Memorial hill. Just a road going up the mountain which has been done for over a month. No tower though.
  3. This is awesome news. Sounds like everyone will now have service now regardless of their carrier. It will be a shared tower and should be able to handle the phone/data traffic loads on the holiday weekends.
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    Buggy Roundup 6 Weekend Trip Reports

    That's his brake line. I don't think we ever figured out why it broke.
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    Buggy Roundup 6 Weekend Trip Reports

    Sunday the carnage continued when Rod's daughter found a nice place to park. oops! We all got together and managed to get it out of there and safely back to camp. Glad nobody was hurt! Then we headed up to @sanddunesaddict's memorial and had a mimosa toast to him.
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    Buggy Roundup 6 Weekend Trip Reports

    I know the bullhorn definitely helped, but I mean STILL! In past years some people never wake up and get moving.
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    Buggy Roundup 6 Weekend Trip Reports

    Tacos and UFC Some pics from Melissa...
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    Buggy Roundup 6 Weekend Trip Reports

    Saturday morning run to the north pole, then the buggy weigh-in, then group photo and dune run.
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    Buggy Roundup 6 Weekend Trip Reports

    Saturday morning all the cars showed up to cars and coffee even if they had to be towed. I still can't believe we got everyone so organized to show up. haha
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    Buggy Roundup 6 Weekend Trip Reports

    Friday night fun. Burgers, fire, then flip cup hilarity.
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    Buggy Roundup 6 Weekend Trip Reports

    Then on our afternoon run on Friday, right when I was having so much fun and getting into a groove, I drove my car right into a ole big hole. The pics do no justice, but you could park a small buggy in that hole/ witch's eye that we hit. I broke a lower heim and folded the left tie rod back. I was pretty bummed and thought my weekend was ruined, but thankfully everyone in camp came together, had the parts I needed, and we got it back together. I can't thank you guys enough!
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    Buggy Roundup 6 Weekend Trip Reports

    We rolled in Thursday night and just left the car in the trailer. Didn't even unload. We just hung out around Theron's fire until it was a little too cold and then went into @bstecki's trailer and played Cards Against Humanity. Friday was gorgeous weather. Sand was a bit damp but fun! We had a good size group for it only being Friday. VID_20181207_095055954.mp4
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    Buggy Roundup 6 Weekend Trip Reports

    Awesome, Lee!
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    December Dune Pic of the Month

    Post up a pic for Dec DPOM. Dune Pic of the Month Rules 1. The picture must be YOURS. You cannot post any photos you did not take. 2. The picture must not have any watermarks or logos on it. 3. The picture must be at least 600 x 600 pixels. 4. The picture must abide by the rules of this board and be dune related. 5. By posting a photo, you allow DDR to use it on our web pages & social media.
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    Buggy Roundup 6 Weekend Trip Reports

    Awesome video that Danny made. Check it out.
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    December Dune Pic of the Month

    Need more pics!
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    6th Annual Buggy Roundup

    Just a heads up to all our buggy guys and girls, this season's Buggy Roundup with be on Dec 8-9, 2018. This is a group DDR trip where all the buggies of Dumont camp and run together all weekend. If you have a buggy, you are invited. Other are always welcome to join, but are asked to please stay behind all the buggies on dune runs and out of the group buggy photo. So mark it on your calendars and plan your dune trips accordingly. It's two weeks after Thanksgiving weekend. Hope to see lots of buggies again this year. You can RSVP to the event here, We'll be camped in the same spot across from bathroom 10 on the right side of the entrance road. It's hard packed and easy to find. Some pics from last year,
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    New Years Weekend

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    New Year's Eve is on a Monday night, after the weekend. So try to save some energy from duning to party and kick off 2019!
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    6th Annual Buggy Roundup

    Barely any rain in Vegas. A few guys are out there already but I don't think they've been in the dunes yet. Weather sounds like Vegas weather though, overcast and pretty nice out.
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    6th Annual Buggy Roundup

    @JVZ and @Dent boy may be there before us this afternoon. We'll be in early evening.
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    6th Annual Buggy Roundup

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    It's our annual trip with all the buggies of Dumont! Come out and camp/run with everyone all weekend. Calling all sandcars! Come join us at Dumont Dunes for our 6th Annual Buggy Roundup. This is a group trip for all the sandrail members of DDR. We'll be camped as a group across from bathroom 10, just off the right side of the entrance road. This trip gives the buggy owners of Dumont a chance to meet each other and run the dunes together for a full weekend without the crowds. So don't be a stranger. Every year we have new people join the camp and end up leaving as friends. There is no set schedule of events, but Saturday will likely go something like this... 8:00 AM-?: SandCars and Coffee- Pull your car into the center of camp, bring your coffee and let's say good morning and arrange a morning ride. Saturday Afternoon: The rest of the day will be dune runs, hangout, maybe bust out Ben's scales and weigh a few buggies, more dune runs, probably a group photo, some more dune runs, and it seems every year a couple guys always participate in their own impromptu huckfest when we stop at the jump back behind comp hill. Saturday night: We'll have carne and pollo asada tacos for everyone in camp, enjoy some campfire, maybe talk some smack, probably have some ATC 70 races...you know the usual dune stuff. Chad, aka dentboy, may put his projector up for some nightime movies, UFC, or something entertaining. There may even be some games of flipcup! As you see it's very laid back and we don't put any expectations or schedules on the weekend. Afterall it's the dunes. Let's go have some fun. Want in? Here's what you need to do. 1) At the top of this page, click GOING... 2) Chime in on the forum topic and let everyone know you're coming. Add a pic of your car and rig so we know who ya are. (optional) 3) Pull up and park with the group. You know how that works. "Hey man, cool if I park here?" Let's see what kind up messed up circle we can create this year! We'll be camped in the same spot as last year across from bathroom 10 on the right side of the entrance road. It's hard packed and easy to find. FAQs I don't have a sandcar. I have a sxs/bike/quad. Can I come anyways? Of course. We love meeting and hanging out with all our friends from DDR. We only ask that everyone respect that this is an annual trip focused on the buggies of Dumont and that you please stay behind the cars on the dune runs. Different machines don't mix well when it comes to high horsepower machines. Also, if and when we do a group buggy pic, it's just for the buggies please. Do I need to contribute anything for taco night? No. That is something we do to say thanks for coming out. If you have a side dish or something that goes well with tacos, feel free to bring it. It's definitely not necessary though. We usually have a good spread. I want to go but I don't know anyone. That's perfect. Come out and make some new friends. Introduce yourself. Everyone that comes out each year is super cool. Do you guys run the dunes on Sunday too? Yes! Although some only make a day trip on Saturday or pack it up and leave first thing Sunday morning, many of us are there until late in the day on Sunday. How early can I go out? Will there be anyone there on Wed or Thurs? I (Pete) will be out there Thursday night sometime. There may be others going out earlier and grabbing the spot before me. The best way to find out and coordinate that is on the forum topic. Post up and we'll chat about it. So don't forget to RSVP! We need to know you are coming. Hope to see you all there! Last year's Buggy Roundup...
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    Poker Run

    There's a small possibility that Friends of Dumont Dunes might, but any event like this on BLM land is far out of most of our budgets due to permit and insurance costs. I'll talk to Jason and see.
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    6th Annual Buggy Roundup

    It's looking like a huge turnout this year. I'll be pulling in Thursday night. I think @sandmandan will be the first one there, arriving Wednesday (today). Just a quick reminder and heads up for the weekend plans. Friday: nothing set in stone other than duning and hanging out since most everyone will be arriving that day/ night. Saturday morning: Once you get up and moving, I'd like to try out something new this year. Sandcars and coffee in the morning. Gas up and pull your cars into the middle of camp. It'll be sort of a show & shine or cars and coffee type deal. We won't get duning until it warms up a tad, but this will be a good way to meet some new faces, check out each other's buggies, and get motivated for the day. Saturday: dune runs, maybe weigh a few buggies with Ben's scales again (thats always fun), group photo, huckfest, etc Saturday night: TACOS! We'll be grilling up a ton of polllo & carne asada for everyone. This is completely free for everyone in camp. Donations/ contributions are greatly appreciated this year since many of our site sponsors have fallen off. If you have some salsa, chili, beans, whatever goes well with tacos, please feel free to bring it and add it to the spread. It's not necessary though. I have everything for tacos and chips. Saturday night :I think Chad is going to order the UFC fight and project it so please throw him a couple bucks if you'd like to watch it. FIREWOOD! Bring some if you can. I know camp get's huge and sometimes the walk can suck, but let's try to do one big fire for everyone instead of 25 satellite fires. FLIPCUP! I have a table, canopy, lights and plenty of cups for some good old fashion rounds of flipcup. Don't know wtf flipcup is? You will. Sunday: Mimosas with Bert. We'll be cruising up to the Memorial Hill to visit our friend, Bert's memorial. ( @sanddunesaddict ) We're gonna have a small morning beverage and toast to Bert. Once that champagne wears off, a memorial dune run will follow. I know he'd appreciate and love that.
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    New Years Weekend

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    It's never super busy, but it is a holiday weekend. This should help answer your question,
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    6th Annual Buggy Roundup

    Sounds like you are all set up. See ya there.
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