Chillis rolls out of Vegas

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Chillis, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. lookatdirt

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    Yesterday afternoon, driving through Desert Center on the 62 to the 95 at Vidal Junction and then the 95 to Needles was epic. POURING rain and the washes were running! You had to creep through the water on the low spots
    of the 95. 95 south towards Blyth from Vidal Junction was blocked off/closed. I wonder what kind of flooding mayhem caused that?

    Glad I wasn't on the bike.

    It may not rain often in the desert, but when it does, keep your eyes peeled.

    The desert is already so green this spring.
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  2. Chillis

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    This time of year is a great time to be out when the sky isn't falling!

    Have been on the road for work the past few days and the greenery has been like you say, above average.

    I got rid of my truck too during a great time for exploring but I'll get something else before too long.

    Did you get any pics or video of the action?
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    EH?

    WHAT?

    WHEN?

    WADDIMISS??
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  4. lookatdirt

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    No desert pics, dammit. But this was Ranchita, CA., right above Borrego Springs yesterday.
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  5. Chillis

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    Culmination of factors. I have been putting that truck through hell and the wear on the body and underside means the value was starting to drop.

    I didn't want to be stuck with it and it being worth nothing.

    Also, I've been watching this whole coronavirus deal but even before that it has been seeming that all signs of the market are pointing towards another recession cycle. We in the vacation land get hit first and I want to reduce my financial commitments.

    Now, all that being said, there is a new Bronco, Chevy Silverado ZRX, Dodge Ram TRX, Nissan Frontier, and more on the way. Some of them this year.

    I'll be watching the market and getting ready to pounce on something should it have the right features(front and rear lockers, good ground clearance, disconnecting sway bar, and diesel/decent range).

    Last year wasn't as good for business as well. This year my plan is to add more work force and vehicles if we can stop taking a beating from the BS going on.

    The Harley is staying. Same with the Super Cub although the Super Cub could hit the block if the Trail 125 hits the market.
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    This... ^^^

    at least I know I'm not the only one thinking the same thing...
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    I just dropped some coin on a Ram Rebel....
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    Air suspension option?

    I've been after the Power Wagon as my next rig but it is a guzzler and won't fit down the trails I want to explore.

    I'm not sure what to get. A dedicated off road rig and something else for local work. Or one rig to do it all.

    Almost forgot: nice rig.
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    Nope on the air suspension, as much as I would love to have it it's more to crap out later down the road. No e-torque either just a plain old 5.7 hemi, 8 speed trans and 3.92 axel. Dude! The 12" infotainment is right out of a Tesla, it's amazing.

    Offroading and trail, this truck is way too big and long imo...
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    Hi guys. It’s hard to keep up with all the fuckin threads on this place anymore.
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  11. lookatdirt

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    Chillis- you got me interested in that Trail 125. Looks like it could happen in the USA. Fingers crossed. For me, either the Trail 125 or a Vespa 300.

    But I think you were smart cutting your Chevy loose. This might be an interesting year, especially for small business owners. First things first.

    It'll all come roaring back eventually.
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    Things certainly have gotten weird in a hurry!

    The Trail 125 will be a grand slam for Honda.

    Interesting choices, the 300 giving you capability to go anywhere on paved roads.
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  13. lookatdirt

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    Yes. My plan is doing some long range touring on one of them. See the USA on small roads at a slower pace.

    Already been fortunate enough to have had some great long (20+ day) trips on my old Bandit (sold) and my Street Glide (still have).
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  14. Chillis

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    Small bike travels are fun!

    I should ride my Super Cub to Laughlin. Would be a good ride for it.
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    What route?
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    I'd take city streets to Henderson and they have city streets from there to Boulder City now. 95 down like normal. Two lanes each way means I wouldn't slow anybody down.
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  17. lookatdirt

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    Maybe I'm getting old, but riding a Super Cub on the 95 sounds sketchy to me.

    But theres not many options!
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    Things are getting weird in a hurry aren’t they.

    I have been without a bike for a little while now. I mean, I had the harley a year and a half, but i only rode it about 400 miles.

    the e bike is fun for now, but I can see a bike in the not too distant horizon, but not until the dust settles a little bit in the current situation.
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    Seeing as there are two lanes and very little traffic, no sweat.
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    What are you thinking next?