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dunefreak

6-28-08 day trip report

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There is only one word to describe it out there today......epic. :clap::laughoff:

wow...grab a chair because I am really gonna rub it in for those who couldn't make it. :lol::laughoff:

Here's how the day went...

We met up around 3:30AM at the last gas station heading out of Vegas. Getting up at 2:45 am would normally be an impossible task for me, but after knowing and having experienced Dumont in the summertime when NOBODY is out there and there isn't one paddle tire track anywhere in sight.....getting up that early is like Christmas morning.

We rolled into Dumont around 5/ 5:30am. The entrance road was horrible and I loved every minute of it. :laughoff: The sun wasn't even up over the mountain yet. As we pulled into the camp area not a sole was out there except for LTR450 Pete. He was a trooper and came all the way from just outside Sand Diego to make the ride. He had to be in Barstow around 2PM today for a work thing so he made his trip worth while. Nice meeting you Pete!! Other than LTR450, it was just me, duniemonkie, wingnut, Captkllm & dunelover and some family, vegas style, and chris1223.

We unloaded and hit the dunes just after the sun started peaking out up over the mountain. It felt so badass just to be there. We started our first run like we usually do. I led a ride in the buggy and dropped in over the back right side of Banshee Hill. It was fairly difficult to negotiate the dunes at first because they were so smooth. The sand was slick and sliding and pitching the car around was no problem at all. We zig zagged a few times through the dunes towards the north pole. It was crazy how some of the turns and berms had to be cut short because the dunes were so sharp that the sand was just a wall.

When we got the north pole we were in shock. It looked like someone dug up the pole and transplanted it closer to the nearby finger dune. :lol: The dunes had since shifted so much that the north pole is now only about 15/20 feet from the closest finger dune. We chatted for a bit, took some pics, and then we were off again. We jammed back through the dunes the same way we came. Its always fun to follow your same exact line leaving as you came in on. That way we were able to step it up a notch heading back. The sun wasn't in our eyes and our safe, fast line was already picked out for us. :porn: :crackhead:

After cruising that dune ride we headed over to comp. The hill was soooo smooth. There were absolutely NO whoops at the bottom and rather a few kinda big ones at the top instead. It felt so wierd seeing the hill like that and also being the ONLY soles out there. :D

Shortly after some conversation at comp, we headed to the backside of Banshee again. I wanted to hit a sweet roller that we found during our last run. I felt it would be a sweet photo opportunity. :lol::banghead: Capt and I pulled a few wheelies and duneimonkie got some really good shots. Chris1223, vegas style and LTR450 pulled a few as well and played around that bowl for a bit. I couldn't stop. With no passenger in the the rail it is crazy how much lighter it feels. I was like a kid in a candy store. I had to have made about 10 hot laps just pushing the car harder and harder every "lap". It felt so good. Every ounce of bad luck I have had in the past with my rails and all the crap I have been through in general just felt like it was history at that point. What a relief! The car did amazing. The new rail feels so much more stabile and rigid. The front tires felt much more planted and it was just an overall better balanced feeling. Power didn't feel down at all either. With it being slightly heavier than my last car, I expected some power loss. Not even the case. It feels exactly the same on power as the blue car. Not sure if I could be much happier with it right now! :lol::banghead::lol:

Anyways, I'll try and wrap this :lol: post up because I could go on for days about how much fun I had today.

So after those pics we took, we jammed over to the north pole again, then hit up the south pole, then to comp, then headed back to camp.

The temps weren't bad at all. It was in the 70's when we got there in the AM and I think it was about 95 when we split at about 9:00.

I gotta say I really felt "at home" today. I love that place so damn much. Anna said she saw the expression on my face during a dune run and said it was priceless. :shoot:

Thanks to all you guys for such an awesome trip today. It was great hanging out and duning together. When's the next ride??? :banghead:

Pics are on their way.....here's a teaser

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Just got home from a great trip. Thanx freak for a awsome fast pase

ride. I'm a little :beercheers: two hour of sleep. here are a few pics

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Just got home from a great trip. Thanx freak for a awsome fast pase

ride. I'm a little :beercheers: two hour of sleep. here are a few pics post-3227-1214687650_thumb.jpg post-3227-1214687763_thumb.jpg post-3227-1214688040_thumb.jpg post-3227-1214687962_thumb.jpg post-3227-1214687860_thumb.jpg post-3227-1214688268_thumb.jpg

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Just got home from a great trip. Thanx freak for a awsome fast pase

ride. I'm a little :mob: two hour of sleep. here are a few pics

It was my pleasure. We gotta meet up again for sure for some more good ones. Again, nice meeting you! :beercheers:

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THIS THREAD :beercheers: MORE PICS

JUST KIDDING looks like you guys had a blast !! :mob:

Its gonna be a while...I have ALOT. :blury: They're uploading as we speak. :whistle:

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Damn Pete turn that thing down! That's one bright azz paint job, maybe some pink and purple Poison sticker would round it out nicely. Messin' with ya bro. Glad she ran good for you.

Good to hear everyone had a fun and safe trip. I was going to try and make it but with diesel $$$ for a half day ride I just couldn't swing it. Waiting for that freak storm to roll through on a weekend and bring some 80-90 degree temps with it then I'll be out there.

Nice pics everyone, looks like walls on the backside of each razor, had to be interesting...

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i wasnt going to go but talked myself in to it and im glad i did. will make the next 3 months working go by easier.

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Damn Pete turn that thing down! That's one bright azz paint job, maybe some pink and purple Poison sticker would round it out nicely. Messin' with ya bro. Glad she ran good for you.

Good to hear everyone had a fun and safe trip. I was going to try and make it but with diesel $$$ for a half day ride I just couldn't swing it. Waiting for that freak storm to roll through on a weekend and bring some 80-90 degree temps with it then I'll be out there.

Nice pics everyone, looks like walls on the backside of each razor, had to be interesting...

Thanks Vic. Yeah I hope to be able to do a couple more this summer. Maybe you can make it out...I hope. :beercheers:

i wasnt going to go but talked myself in to it and im glad i did. will make the next 3 months working go by easier.

Heck yeah Steve. Glad you made it as well. Good times as usual. :D

quit waiting here there all in the gallery :mob:

Yep, I'm linking them all on here well though. Almost done. ;)

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you need to send this one to ssc :beercheers:

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dude I know! I was floored when I saw that pic! :mob:

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Awesome pics. :whistle:

Glad you guys got to do that. :beercheers:

Wow, I'm really jonezzzin' now. :mob:

I gotta unplug my computer for a while. :(

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WOW, thats all I can say after seeing those awesome pics. Comp didnt even look like comp. Looked small for some reason.

I dont think ive ever seen it without whoops at the bottom. Looks like an amazing time. Wish I could of made it.

Thanks for sharing the pics, glad everyone came home safely!! :beercheers:

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:beercheers: I have to say now that I got a nap that it was great.

Anna you took some awesome pics :mob:

And you did too Pete LOL

It was great meeting up with everyone and being at the dunes it was such a perfect day for that. :D

I have to say I was a little shocked to see NO ONE there besides who came with us.

It was nice getting to meet ltr450 and I believe chris1223 (so sorry can't remember I was super tired at the end

I think Pete did a great job telling you what a time we had so theres not much to add but just to say it was GREAT.

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Damn. That looks like it was a blast. You all SUCK :beercheers: . I am glad to see you all had a good time. I worked on my car all day gettinfg it ready for sale. We will just bring the quad and rhino for the next one. I just won't eat that week. Pics were great. Jodi said that Petes car doesn't wheelie. :mob: Looked good to me.

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I felt like Pete did on this 1.. Epic ride, Great Peeps, kinda early but like Christmas @ Dumont :beercheers:

Nothing broke so that is always a plus :driver:

the sand was UNREAL!!! almost a wash when you doing 50 mph back there ... smooth as smooth gets, sharp razors..took a few of them over the top and in the air sideways :mob: . We had my wifes brother and his girlfriend with us and everyother razor crest I heard a peep from the headphones so I think I made her a little nervous when we crested a few dunes lol.

Pete, AHHHHHHHHnnaa :duniemonkie::D:blury: , Craig , LTR450, and Chris1223 ..what a great time!!

Early but fun day and man was I tired when I got home. You guys are great!!

Why is it always that Dumont and Conversations do not turn out very good in the end? We have the FUNKIEST friggin conversations in the dunes lol :driver:

Great PICS Pete and AHHnnaa lol .. Pets car looks so nice in the dunes. WTF is up with all the nice pics of your rail?? I didnt have any?? Playing favorit's I see..

Anyways to all that missed the trip..... NANNNER NANNNER....FRIGGIN LOOOOOOSERS LOL :driver::driver::driver::driver::whistle::lol::driver::driver:

WHATSSSS UPPPP!!!

Capt

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I felt like Pete did on this 1.. Epic ride, Great Peeps, kinda early but like Christmas @ Dumont :beercheers:

Nothing broke so that is always a plus :driver:

the sand was UNREAL!!! almost a wash when you doing 50 mph back there ... smooth as smooth gets, sharp razors..took a few of them over the top and in the air sideways :mob: . We had my wifes brother and his girlfriend with us and everyother razor crest I heard a peep from the headphones so I think I made her a little nervous when we crested a few dunes lol.

Pete, AHHHHHHHHnnaa :duniemonkie::D:driver: , Craig , LTR450, and Chris1223 ..what a great time!!

Early but fun day and man was I tired when I got home. You guys are great!!

Why is it always that Dumont and Conversations do not turn out very good in the end? We have the FUNKIEST friggin conversations in the dunes lol :driver:

Great PICS Pete and AHHnnaa lol .. Pets car looks so nice in the dunes. WTF is up with all the nice pics of your rail?? I didnt have any?? Playing favorit's I see..

Anyways to all that missed the trip..... NANNNER NANNNER....FRIGGIN LOOOOOOSERS LOL :lol::driver::driver::driver::whistle::blury::booty::driver:

WHATSSSS UPPPP!!!

Capt

:driver::blury:

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HOLY CHIT BATMAN!!! :beercheers::blury:

:driver: that sand sure did move a lot!!!

NO CHIT!!!! WOW that sand moved alot!!

Glad everyone came back safely!! Someone is just bent cause I didn't scream when Pete was jumping his rail in Little Sahara! :driver:

I said I didn't THINK Pete wheelied!!! :mob::D

Wish we coulda gone, but had to get the rail spiffed up for the for sale section!! :whistle:

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Damn. That looks like it was a blast. You all SUCK :blury: . I am glad to see you all had a good time. I worked on my car all day gettinfg it ready for sale. We will just bring the quad and rhino for the next one. I just won't eat that week. Pics were great. Jodi said that Petes car doesn't wheelie. :driver: Looked good to me.

Why and how could she even say that? :driver: Hell, I didn't even know if it would wheelie yet when we were up at LS that weekend. :driver:

It does em pretty good though. :D Without a passenger its pretty damn easy on a roller, but we pulled a couple along a dune ride even with 2 people in the car. :mob:

Great PICS Pete and AHHnnaa lol .. Pets car looks so nice in the dunes. WTF is up with all the nice pics of your rail?? I didnt have any?? Playing favorit's I see..

:driver::driver: I have more. I was starting to get tired earlier and had to wait for like another hundred pics to load. I wanted to take a nap. I have many more of your car that I'll put up....don't worry I'm not playing favorites. (ok, ok maybe just a little. DAMN did that car look good out there!!! :whistle::beercheers::driver: )

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Why and how could she even say that? :whistle: Hell, I didn't even know if it would wheelie yet when we were up at LS that weekend. :beercheers:

I think she was just saying she wasn't sure I was just :stir: I am just bored and jealous. :mob:

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check out the sand blast on the dunes side of the pole. :driver:

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There was a nice breeze out at the south pole. :mob:

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dunes and giant pixie stix just somehow go together! :driver::whistle: (Anna brought enough for everyone :beercheers::blury: )

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duneimonkie :duniemonkie::driver:

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The dunes were so nice :duniemonkie: had to get nekkid. This is all you get to see. :driver::driver:

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banshee hill

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chris1223's nice loading job :driver:

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time to go home :(

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