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Svengoolie

Will Be At Dumont Saturday Eve 9/20/14

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There will be a group of us out there from around sunset till?

Saw the temps dip a little and thought what the ...

Will be many different vehicles, rails, quads, Jeeps, pretty much if it has a motor.

Meet up at comp hill around darkish?

We aren't going to get crazy because none of us has been there yet this season and the dunes can change drastically over the summer.

I'll post pics here if my camera works in the dark.

Chris

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I would go but im in woodland hills California. Plus im goin to super sand show in orange county fairgrounds. But next weekend I'm goin to Dumont.

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It was fun. Lines are all messed up and straight walls everywhere. Waiting for someone with more balls and bigger rail than me to knock some of them down on Halloween.

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It was fun. Sand was kind of damp, it was in the mid 80's around 6:00 pm.

Some dangerous conditions as other have said.

A San Bernadino Sheriff showed up right after we got there. Very positive interaction. He was there to check for stuck people as part of his regular rounds. he said people are often drawn to the dunes from the road and end up stuck near bathrooms completely unprepared. LEO's like him are a pleasure to have around.

It drizzled off and on and there were some cool looking storms with lightning in the distance.

I brought my Jeep. It did really well (for a Jeep)

I'm too much of a wuss to drive it the 40 or so miles from Pahrump without A/C so I towed it.

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My kid brought his banshee.

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One of our friends was stuck when I got there...

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It was kid of creepy being the only ones there after dark.

Sorry. Misplaced the camera in the truck, and didn't find it till this morning. Missed some good goofball antics.

Ended up bringing a bunch of Dumont home in the Jeep.

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It was a blast all in all. No causalities except for some lug nuts, (right Nick?) :hello:

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Yeah. Got the new studs and nuts today. The LEO that was there was cool as hell. We erected changing tires putting paddles on and he was saying he wasn't worried about flags because it wasn't a holiday weekend. Didn't come checking for stickers or permits or anything. Just wanted to shoot the sh*t.

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Glad you all made it safe. When we took the rails out a month ago for the summer time DDR run I launched off a 8ft wall and it didn't feel very good. We were there at 5am and the shadows were really playing tricks on us. Night time duning is the worst, no matter how awesome of lights you have or how many there are always shadows.

I think were going out again Oct 5th for a early morning run or two.

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Glad you all made it safe. When we took the rails out a month ago for the summer time DDR run I launched off a 8ft wall and it didn't feel very good. We were there at 5am and the shadows were really playing tricks on us. Night time duning is the worst, no matter how awesome of lights you have or how many there are always shadows.

I think were going out again Oct 5th for a early morning run or two.

I installed all those lights this summer and thought "hey now"

Got to Dumont, still scary at night. :laughing:

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I learned to ride razor backs at nite by riding in the day. 10ft. Before crossing over I close my eyes and feel the dune as I go over.. I have done it for years. So when I ride at nite I just remembered the days ive gone over with eyes shut.plus I would never ever indtall lites over head .... it just picks up alot of shadows and dust mist overhead. ...im just sayin from my 29 years experience. .. in the dunes. Lol....

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I'll see how it goes halloween. After going to Dumont 5 or 6 years, I'm still a beginner.

It didn't seem the shadows or dust was the problem, I had no side vision so when I needed to turn, I was turning into blackness.

I think I need to try some aiming.

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Its called memory view...what goes up must come down. .. for example. Goin up comp hill. You know either way you turn its gonna be a smooth turn around back down.try not lookin into the dark. Follow the beam of light reflecting off the wheels. (It works for me.)

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Thanks for sharing and sounds like a good trip. As to running Dumont at night no more for me. One too many roll overs. I likes to drink at night and ride all day. Makes for a good weekend mix.

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