Arrived Friday night and went over to comp hill, raced up and back down with my buddy once. Got ready and went up a second time, the way back down my left rear tire came off and I drug the axle to a stop!
I didn't crash because it was really dark out and I wasn't familiar with the terrain yet so I was only doing about 20 mph. We found that the axle nut came off because I forgot to cotter pin the nuts when I cleaned the carrier bearings from the last trip.
Time for my buddy to go back to camp and unhook to give me a ride back in his truck. Just then some peeps left their campfires and I was able to kick back with my ipod and enjoy myself until he got back.
Saturday morning we went to vendor row and tried to locate an axle nut but not one to fit the Honda. We met Don and Ellen the camp hosts, very nice people.
Ellen got the phone book out for Puhrump and hooked us up with some numbers to call for the local shops.
We arrived in Nevada at the Ace hardware and scored a nut to get me by. Three hours later we were back at camp and firing up the bikes for a ride. :hatdance:
Haulin' bacon through the dunes on the way to the about half way there I crested and went over a little too fast and ended up doing some gymnastics and karate rolls on the other side with my bike making some moves of it's own. :kitty:
I got up and looked around to see a group of folks taking a break that must have witnessed the whole thing!
I got back on the bike unscathed and hauled arse to catch up with my buddies. Made it to the pole to enjoy a beverage and repair my splintering flag whip. As usual, I'm really sore from riding so hard and a bit sunburned but the dunes were awesome this weekend! I can't wait to get back.....