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dunefreak

Presidents Weekend 2019 Pics & Trip Reports

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Let's see everyone's pics and hear about your weekend at Dumont.

 

We had a short, but fun and relaxing weekend out there for President's weekend. The weather was crazy. I've never seen it so cool this time of year. It's always been close to 80°, but this weekend was in the 50's. It was a bit windy at times, but Saturday was gorgeous. We only got two whole buggy runs in the whole weekend. :laughing: One slow and one fast! We were having too much fun in camp.We never even went over to comp hill. 

 

The overall turnout seemed less than normal, but it there were still quite a few people out there. I didn't see one Jeep race. All I saw was a bunch of spectators when we went by. Then I went back with my good camera to get some shots and they already had the hill torn down. Oh well. 

 

I'll get some more pics up later, but here are a few from our weekend. 

 

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You know how we always forget something? Sometimes major, sometimes minor. I forgot most of my clothes and had to make do with the same pair of pants. After a couple days people probably thought homeless beggars had finally made it to Dumont!

 

Got in Wed evening. Didn't unload. Woke up in the night to a pretty good rain.

Saw three rollovers over the weekend.  It seems the wet sand is not forgiving. Slide sideways, roll over. W would stop blowing, we'd go out & build a fire and grab lawn chairs and out of the blue, someone would turn on the W-machine and send us scrambling to put stuff away. Saturday night at comp the turnout was bigger than it should have been with the low overall turnout.

 

Got in some rides in between the frequent blows. 

 Went to the drags and never saw any. We hung out there for an hour or so. 

"Are there any dinosaurs on your dinosaur tour? Hello?"

 

For grins we went to comp Sunday night. Decent turnout for a Sunday until... 

Wife said she felt a rain drop. I looked up at the clouds and said "is that all you got"

 

Within one minute it was pouring! WE stood in the rain laughing and I said "Come on, how about some wind!"

The sky complied. Now it was raining and windy! We stood in the rain and everyone told me to apologize to the clouds. I held my ground as we got soaked. What did we do? Went on a long, wet, ride. South pole, North pole, ect. 

 

We made the best of it and had fun and laughed despite the crap weather. Dumont is what we make of it, regardless of the weather...

 

I'll add some pics from my phone..

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Overall it turned out being a pretty good weekend despite getting off to a bad start. 20 minutes after heading out early Saturday morning one in our crew had a blowout on his RV. Luckily we were able to limp it into a tire center. That was a 5 hour detour where we also discovered the tire shrapnel ripped out the gas filler tube. A few curse words and a trip to the auto parts store and we were able to repair that as well.

 

We rolled into Dumont around 3pm Saturday and immediately started getting some runs in. Even with our late start we made the most of it and got a lot of good runs in. I wasn't using my turning brakes because of the wet sand, however that still didn't stop me from breaking things (pictured below). Got that welded up pretty quick and we were off running again.

 

We too were at Comp Sunday night when it started to rain, but we high-tailed it at the first few drops and got the buggies packed away right before it really started to come down. 

 

Despite the rain, wet sand, cold, wind and bad luck it turned out to be one of the best weekends of the year for our group.

 

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I ALWAYS enjoy reading trip reports after a weekend of Dunes....thanks guys for sharing your stories.

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Despite the weather we had a great time. First time back in 4-5 years and extremely pleased at how well the Can-Am did in the dunes.

 

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20 minutes ago, dunefreak said:

Then there was this guy on the way out. :think: :laughoff:

 

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Done that ride mid weekend many times, but that guy is going to have some dirt boogers.  

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4 hours ago, raspadoo said:

Done that ride mid weekend many times, but that guy is going to have some dirt boogers.  

Yep! haha His hood was all closed up like Kenny from South Park. 😆

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He was parked at the highway. I'm guessing he was just going in to check it out without having to pay. Who knows. 

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You would think he’d prefer the other side of the road 🤔

 

Maybe it was too rough on that side. 

 

Btw the road condition was 100% better than the weekend before except right at the river crossing. Thanks to whoever fixed it up 👍

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On 2/21/2019 at 7:17 AM, dunefreak said:

Some more pics! :headbang1:

 

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Hey! I know Mark! He is apart of your normal group Pete? The group that he goes to find and visit sometimes is ours. He is my good friends boss.

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16 hours ago, I-Am said:

 

Hey! I know Mark! He is apart of your normal group Pete? The group that he goes to find and visit sometimes is ours. He is my good friends boss.

Yep, small world! Good ole @KRUSTY 😆

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