mexican 1000

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  1. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    One minute I hear Monster trucks and then BAM, the disco ball explodes...WTF?
  2. Megadeus

    Megadeus Motorcycles are therapy

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    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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  5. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I'm loving the trajectory of this thread.
  7. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    The swedish/aussie judge gives it a solid 8.9 :clap:clap:clap

    All the basic elements are present... a bit untidy on execution here and there... but generally very entertaining. :lol3:clap
  8. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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  9. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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  10. Baja Dad

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  11. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    No no... you haven't. There's more.
  12. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    Having slept on the ground the night before, in my mummy sleeping bag, with my phone and headphones, and having migrated about 3 feet during the night, I decided that I didn’t want to sleep on the ground again. Tonight I would sleep somewhere else. Hopefully.

    We moseyed on over the Sanbornes, just at the corner next to the hotel. By this time in the morning, I was already feeling the heat, and was quickly assessing my miserability. After breakfast we loaded the bike and gear for our dry lake bed run. We were able to follow the tracks out there, which would be the liason to D1SS1DSS, until it changed the night before. I was fortunate, some would say, to be able to ride with the most observant and inquisitive person I’ve ever met.

    A quick 10 minute ride for me on the SE was enough to know, that any chance I got to ride the bike was going to be a lot of fun. I was so worried about dropping the bike, I dropped the bike. A turn around in the soft sand and gravel garnered the first scrape on the HDB hand guards. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t the last, but Mike’s such a good rider, I maybe too optimistic. An quick ride for all three of us, beer aided pack up in the 100 degree heat and return to the Hotel where the pool was beckoning. We knew we had a few things to do before we were really prepared for the race, but we had another day, and our list was short and quick.

    The hotel we were squatting at had a well landscaped pool area, with a few grassy knolls, comfy pool chairs and big umbrella tables to escape the sun’s relentless beating. The relaxation time was very welcomed and I had nothing to worry about for the next 24 hours. I haven’t felt so free in years. I’m not even kidding. I was getting it. The rest of the afternoon passed, in and out of the water, back and forth to the truck to drink beer and do nothing. It was everything I thought it could be.
    After our last pool bath, we changed and went on the hunt for food, after a few beers. Some Australian team had made some spaghetti and salad dish, that after all day of not eating much, was just absolutely the most amazing food EVER. I made 3 laps through, most only got 1, but since I can sell myself (yes) I got to fill ‘mah belleh.’ With full stomachs and wicked buzz’s, Aaron and I went on the hunt for Mike who we’d not seen for some time. We found him out front of the hotel talking to Dave Despain. Yeah, that Dave Despain. He of course was getting trapped by all the lookieloos trying to get themselves noticed by him, but among those was a great story that had just happened that Aaron and I had missed. I don’t remember the story per se, but the result was, that Dave had just received as a gift, what I estimate to be a 200$ bottle of tequila. Upon Aaron’s recommendation, it was opened and passed around. I was doing straight from the bottle tequila shots with Dave Despain. It’s still only day 2. I know he’s been around for years and years announcing motorcycle races, but I’ve seen him on AMA race days on Speed Channel, when it was still cool. Dave had remembered Mike from his dirt track days in Illinois, and familiar conversation was had begun well before we’d arrived. Great conversation with a national icon in Motorcycle broadcast announcers. One of the best moments of the whole trip right there. Ending the conversation, we returned to our perch, and with a full recovery day between us and the race, we returned to beer.
    And the squatters took point on the heckle wall, and got right into it. Vestal by this time had moved, he had the most sense, but others weren’t so fortunate. No one escaped our wrath. The team from Durango unloading their race truck in the parking lot, then backup up the trailer into the corner of the parking lot, but not well enough so that other’s could get by so easily. Several other trucks with trailers had to use curbs to make it around. A few had to do some Austin Powers 25 point turns to make it. Others like the Canadians, had to wait until the driver, who had been watching the last 15 minutes, and how impossible it would be to get around his truck, offered to move it. In true Mexican fashion, he was waiting to see if the problem resolved itself without actually having to do anything to help. How disappointing it must have been for him.
    Later a Toyota 4runner happened by, and with vestal’s truck out of the way, our new victim had a clear parking spot next to the afore mentioned trailer, and up on the curb. It took a few tries to get it up, but he finally made it. He was unable to escape ridicule either. Not for any other reason than it took him several attempts to get the back wheels, of his 4WD vehicle, up on the curb and within 6” of the wall. What a shame. And I was about to drive a Honda Element 60 miles through a dirt road where it shouldn’t be. I’d owned a Tacoma years before, and knew what they were capable of, but I didn’t have it now. Sometimes it just isn’t fair.
    At some point, and I mean, I really have no idea when, the team vestal came back out for more punishment. To be clear, we really liked them. So it was just natural that we would heckle them too. A few more beers and we had more guests, but on our side of the wall, where most of them preferred to be, though they didn’t seem to notice they weren’t any less likely to get heckled, but felt more comfortable it seems. Andrew came by, a few others who will remain nameless if not only because I have no idea who they were. I’m sure Crash happened by in his speedos. Did I forget to mention that? It was intentional. The Canadians wandered by later that night, or perhaps more accurately, early the next morning. A great group of guys, about 10 had driven down from Calgary, bought a chase truck in Wyoming, the trailer in Washington and the race truck in Vegas, and showed up to race. What could go wrong? I really don’t know, and I didn’t notice them the rest of the race. But I’m sure it was a good time.
    I laid out in the passenger seat of the car around 1:30, and Mike and Aaron followed suit soon after. Unfortunately, because they’re on east coast time, the got up at east coast time. I’m not on east coast time. I was very tired that morning. But again, we’d not much to worry about, and not much ado about nothing.
  13. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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  14. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    Male or female?
  15. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    Ok, What I want to know is, Who is thinking of doing it again in 2013??
  16. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Blow up doll?
  17. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    Well If ya wanna do the doll what you do in the privacy of your own room/behind a tree/hidden by a wall/under a monster truck/ in the back of a monster truck is your business...I was kinda talking bout the race/party/beer drinking time
  18. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    Get used to it. Or don't. We'll be there next year on the wall, with all of the latter.
  19. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    And the former.
  20. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    It's spelled ladder...duh