Bradshaw Bombrun 2012

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by gearheart, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. gearheart

    gearheart Bombrun Lackey

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    I hear that it is beautiful in the desert around Feb 25, 26. Anybody interested in a ride/camp/eat on the Eastern side of the Salton Sea?

    Due to dire financial outlooks this year I was going to hold off but Pops said "No way, we aren't missing the 5th annual Bradshaw Bombrun!" Who am I to argue with sound logic like that?

    So, post up if you are clear to ride on the LAST weekend of Feb.

    The good news is we are providing Carne Asada Tacos (or CAT as I like to call it) on Fri evening for anybody present. It's hungry work traveling to the ranch and if you make it there at or around sundown Friday, We got you covered.

    The bad news is the rest of your meals are up to you. So bring something you like!

    Working on stickers, we will see how that goes...

    Who's in? :norton

    Mike Kern
    gearheart199@yahoo.com
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  2. jtsurfs

    jtsurfs Adventurer

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    I would like to say I should be a strong maybe.
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  3. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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  4. farrington300

    farrington300 No wait....What?

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    What is this ride like? Is it just miles of sand washes, is there some more challenging stuff. Also, is it a loop each day or is it east day one and west back to camp the next day.
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  5. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    can we do the highway loop on friday:D
    unless something major will happen i'm in
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  6. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    day loop... some sand, some rocks...
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  7. rickf

    rickf oldfatguyMAN

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    Strong maybe, thank Pop and thank you!

    Uncle (Soon to be Grandpa) Rick
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  8. bourkeco

    bourkeco Been here awhile

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    I really love this weekend with you guys.. So glad Pops has his priorites right!!
    That being said I do understand the finance issues! So Mike let us know what we can do to help out $$ if we all do a little then it will be painless..

    Thanks in advance for having us one more year, it would not be right not starting the year with you guys!!!:clap:clap:freaky
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  9. imgonnasnap

    imgonnasnap Motard wrecker

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    :huh :lol3
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  10. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    congrats:freaky
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  11. bourkeco

    bourkeco Been here awhile

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    I know it was early am and I was just so darn excited to hear the news!!
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  12. HAPPYTRAILSINC

    HAPPYTRAILSINC single track rider

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    I would love to attend this shindig, I have been lurking the last few years, but seeing all the fun u guys have had i gotta go this time around:freaky:clap
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  13. gearheart

    gearheart Bombrun Lackey

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    I am glad to hear you guys are in, we are looking forward to seeing everybody. And congrats there Grandpa!

    As far as the rides go, the original Bombrun follows the historic Bradshaw Trail which was the first overland stage route between Riverside and the goldfields of Southern Arizona. It is an easy 160 mile, out and back with a gas stop at the far end. It has plenty of sandy wash to keep the guys on big bikes awake and sweating but not too much challenge for conventional dirt bike based dual sports though... The real challenge is not letting the terrain draw you into progressively speeding up and then getting slammed in a decreasing radius rocky/sandy blind turn at speed. Many panic skids are left on the road heading into the corner berms!

    There are some other shorter rides in the area with some extra credit but this really isn't a hard-core challenge weekend. Although the Freeway Loop has some good stuff to get your attention...

    One of my favorite pics, thanks ZenSlug

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    A shot at the top of Chuckawalla Mountain

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    And what is a riding trip without some benchracing around the smudgy?

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    We need a guide for the Friday Freeway Loop... any volunteers?


    Last years t-shirts

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    Got questions? Post em up.

    And Scorpian, if you are reading this, I got your shirt I promised you for the artwork. I realized I never got it to you when I ran across it recently. I would be happy to send it with Brent or better yet, show up for the weekend and claim it in person!

    Mike
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  14. Mojave Mutt

    Mojave Mutt Been here awhile

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    This looks like a fun ride, I'm going to have to see if anything conflicts. I would be in for a good Friday and Saturday ride. Camping Friday and Saturday nights.
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  15. doubleoh7

    doubleoh7 AKA Chief FallsAlot

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    Another fun filled weekend with Gearheart and friends... enjoy everyone!!
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  16. rockjunkie

    rockjunkie ...lost

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    I'm running Bradshaw on this Sunday 1/15. If my schedule lines up properly, I'll join you and the rest on the Bombrun in Feb.
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  17. bajadog

    bajadog Running around knees bent

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    I am in and one riding buddy also (Eric).:ear
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  18. gearheart

    gearheart Bombrun Lackey

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    Thanks for the count, we will see you guys there!

    I have ordered up some good weather for this year so maybe no flash floods or downpours but hey, who knows. Wet desert is great too.

    Mike
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  19. Strega

    Strega Black is a color

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    Bummer, same weekend as the SDAR - Anza Borrego Desert Dash and I'm working the event. =\
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  20. gearheart

    gearheart Bombrun Lackey

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    Too bad we will miss you Roger. We will have to catch up one of these days.

    On a brighter note... Stickers ordered!

    Mike
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