PHX - Imperial Sand Dunes - Ogilby

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    It's that time of year again!! Temps are low enough to enjoy southern California's Imperial Sand dunes!!

    Javalina loaded his monster trailer with B-K and myself for the 3 hour trek out from Phoenix. It was 5AM when we left, it would be 9PM until we returned...

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    Bikes and sunrise.

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    Unloaded and ready to go!

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Time to attack the dunes!!

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    Unfortunately, the dunes fight back! B-K breaking in his, new to him, KTM 450.

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    Nothing like starting the day with a glove full of sand.

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Nightstalker is not immune to getting stuck in the dunes. Man the sand was soft!!

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    Javalina demonstrates the getting-un-stuck procedure.

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Sandrails make it look easy.

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    B-K climbing the big hill.

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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Javalina

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    We weren't the only ones enjoying the dunes this day.

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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Nightstalker

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    The treacherous three.

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Riding the dunes.

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    Big bowls.

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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We found a little jump. B-K was the first... Big air B-K!

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    We soon attracted a crowd. Javalina on the jump.

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    Nightstalker is conservative when it comes to jumping.

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  10. GB

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    That looks like a lot of fun and biffs aren't as painful!! :thumb
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  11. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The dunes swallow fuel at an astonishing rate. We returned to the truck to find our buddies the Stevens brothers!

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    Jeremy

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    Roger and Dave.

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  12. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Back at the big hill.

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    Jeremy

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    Wade

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    Roger

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    Jeremy is FEARLESS!

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  13. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Mad Max brigade closing in.

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    Fixing Roger's flag.

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    Lunchtime in the Stevens RV.

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  14. cyclewizard

    cyclewizard Long timer

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    Looks like you had a blast, them some big steep hills by golly.:lol3
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  15. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We headed back out for a 3rd loop. Javalina points the way.

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    B-K

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    Buried my bike so bad it took two of us to dig it out!

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  16. Nightstalker

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  17. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    It's a tradition... We always stop at EAT CHINESE FOOD in Yuma on the way back to Phoenix.

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  18. jrproper

    jrproper Been here awhile

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    Nice!! Bummed I missed it.

    I'm diggin the ride profile.:D
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  19. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    But wait! There's more!!

    We're dropping B-K off at his night job, Castles and Coasters.

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    And we saw this...

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    Do you know how hard it is to get the lug nuts off a wheel with no tire on it?

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    We managed to get the spare on and home. Long day. Can't wait to do it again!
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  20. goner

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    ouch .. LOoks like you had a blast. I'll try an make the next one. BK seems to be taking to the new ride.. it is nice, it even has grips :rofl .
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