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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by RAZR, Sep 10, 2012.
Emergency service call in Camarillo.
Gonna be a little late...
Its a shame your truck broke down and you couldn't make it to that service call huh?
It's gonna be 36 degrees tomorrow morning in Palmdale. Just keeps getting cooler.
I'll be standing around outside in the parking lot helping you guys load your roll charts starting from the bottom to the top. Yep, you'd be surprised at all the newbies that start at the top and then find when they get to the bottom they have to roll it all the way back again. All 15 feet of it.
Don't worry, I'll have plenty of scotch tape on me. Hopefully, I'll have some volunteers moving around the parking lot with me checking on everyone, making sure y'all are okay. I learned from doing this last year to have a multi-tool in my pocket, duct tape, electrical tape, zip ties, etc. You guys just aren't very prepared.
On another note, there should be a roach coach this year in the parking lot, so if you didn't have time for breakfast, you can grab a bite outside the door of Palmdale Supercycles.
The countdown begins. See you tonight for Thanksgiving Dinner at the Holiday Inn. (Roll charts will be sold there by Paul Flanders. Tall guy with grey hair probably wearing an LA-B-to-V sweatshirt.)
Can't make the ride this year, but best of luck to all the participants!
I did ride through Rocky Gap (Red Rock) yesterday, and as usual it will be a great end to the ride on Saturday. The rocks have all moved since last year...
It's going to be on the cool side (even late in the afternoon)
It's Hill Canyon. Shit Happens.
and they didn't run out of food...
Day 1 in the can.
Some carnage some drama some pretty average chianti.
Trying to hang with the fast guys but somehow we rode the last hour in the dark.
The 390 is "poco pero loco!"
On my way to Vegas where I'll unload and ride over to Sandy Valley. See ya there and/or in Lost Wages tonight!
Good job D. Razr no posty......? Hmmm
Ok it must be a gnarly ride .. NO one is posting
Hit Sandy Valley at noon, hung out til 1, no Gil, rode in solo through Mtn Springs/ Red Rock......reached Orleans about 3.......brewskis now......banquet later.....
Looks like ONLY 1 surviver:eek1, & only rode 1 day.
It was a pretty long day. 240ish miles. Seemed like the trails were more beat up than last year, and lots of dust. Red rock didn't disappoint. I'm not going to make it the the banquet, my room here at the MGM is too comfy.
Yes, you could say it was "gnarly"....
Hours and hours of standing on the pegs through loose sand in the dry washes and on the "roads". But hey, it's a desert ride!
Guess that goes for the constant blinding dust as well.
First time for me and I will be back.
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tired and partied out.
a special thanks to District 37 Dual Sport peeps for once again throwing together the best ride all year!
Day 1 - 230 miles. all but the last hard way.
Day 2 - 300 miles. all hard ways.
all the ADV folks made it out safe. sore. but safe.
my bike took a beating like she was used to it. dialed. love this bike.
details/pics tomorrow when I'm not sloshed.
The group of six for the ride home is now just me.
Please keep an eye on my SPOT until I get to Trona.
I won't be stopping for any reason between Shoshone and Trona other than mech problems. Spafxer and bigtodd have my tracks.
Running a little late, but that's another story.
I'm around today if something comes up.
First timer day one FAIL!! It was going ok most of the day, after section 6 got lost and ended up slabing it to Ridgecrest. I think it was section 13 my 950 SE decided she was done threw me down in the rock and the fuel pump took a shit.
Thought maybe I had broken ribs and shoulder. It didn't matter because to bike wouldn't run. I sent my riding partners on to make sure help was on the way no cell service. I spent 8 hour in that spot waiting to get picked up. I understand I was low priority as there where others injured way worse than me. Sweep riders have a thank less job but I would like to say thanks all of them for stopping and checking on me. Expecally Donnie who kept coming back to check on me while getting others out.
It was a beautiful night full moon lots of of shooting stars helicopters landing around me in the distance. Got to my hotel around 3 tried to sleep.
Got to urgent care 24 hours after crashing nothing is broke just bruised and battered.
I still had a good time and I have another adventure under my belt.
Things I think I learned about this ride.
1. Get started early early early this a lot of miles in the desert with sand and whoops.
2. Pack light but be prepared for the weather,and be prepared to survive until you get picked up.
3. Top off your water supply at every gas stop.
4. Look through all the paperwork you get at checkin we didn't realize there was a map of the whole days ride until after I crashed.
I'm planning on doing (trying) it again next year.