Desert Bombing Runs

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by RideFreak, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Jockey

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    I like the way this one turned out.
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  2. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    The lighting is fantastic on that one! :thumb
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  3. RideFreak

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    Thanks Geo
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  4. Cdoc

    Cdoc Old school Supporter

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    Looks like the drone is figured out and working well - nice ride
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  5. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Jockey

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    Thanks, once the temps dropped below triple digits it was a nice ride out there.
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  6. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    Another great one. Thanks for creating and posting it.
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  7. nevermind

    nevermind over it.

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    very nice, way cool, wish I were there Chris....
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  8. DirtDad

    DirtDad Green Chile Guru

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    Awesome!!
    I am sorry I did not call in Sick!
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  9. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Jockey

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    Thanks guys.
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  10. capulin overdrive

    capulin overdrive Been here awhile

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    January might be a better time, but the riding you post from there is my kind of stuff.

    Rockies are great, but the rock part gets to me, i like dirt!
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  11. RideFreak

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    That's typically our winter riding area but this year there was zero moisture so the sand was like powder all winter, it sucked. Summer is tough out there but when there's some moisture it makes the effort worth it. Even though I crashed a few times in the sand the conditions are as good as I've seen them all year due to the recent monsoons.
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  12. capulin overdrive

    capulin overdrive Been here awhile

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    Didn't think about moisture, only the heat.

    We're supposed to have a wet winter coming, hopefully we'll get it, damn sure due one.
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  13. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    excellent music choice as well - as usual :D
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  14. RideFreak

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    Thanks Blake, they're pretty obscure and didn't get allot of publicity back in the day. Most young'uns never heard of them.
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    That's pretty cool.
    Big brother scary stuff, but cool none the less.
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  16. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Jockey

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    That’s nothing compared to what big brother has in their hangar of tricks. It does make you pause a little when you consider some of the not so nice tasks one could repurpose a drone to do.
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  17. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Just watched this by streaming to my 75" tv. Outstanding! You guys out west have heaven at your door for two wheeled machines. Thanks for sharing.
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  18. wbunt

    wbunt Been here awhile

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    Another great video , thanks
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  19. RideFreak

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    Thanks guys, We've gotten some serious rain the last 2 evenings, I went out with Mtech yesterday afternoon, the sand was as good as it gets, moist down as far as the bikes churn it up. Normally in dry conditions the corners cause you to fight traction and stability at both ends. We're used to it but it still is not allot of fun in the deep loose sand. Last night you could lean in, get nice controlled wheelspin it and follow smoothly through turns with little drama, the bikes tracked really well. Conditions we live for out in the desert. The only downside is there's millions of arroyos and runoff lines coming from anything over 12" tall and all of it changes after a big rain. It can go from a minor G-out to a truck swallowing canyon and you never know whats over the next rise. It's also easy to get cross rutted in a 6"w by 12"d deep runoff rut heading down a hill. That caused a few o-shit moments.

    It's all fun, just requires some extra caution if you're out there. I'm working on some more video.
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  20. selaznog

    selaznog Roadless Warrior

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    Great video Chris.
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