Been meaning to get a report together for the last month and simply had too much $hit on my plate to actually craft some drivel. Having failed miserably in my last dual-sport outing to the desert (read all about it here: The Big Empty Bites), some of the same crew headed to a great OHV area we have the pleasure of riding called China Hat or East Fort Rock outside of Bend OR. For the uninitiated, this playground consists of a ton of trails; mostly fast 2-track that you have to keep your head-up on as 2-way traffic can bite hard. The northern section can be whupped to hell, but has some gems. The southern section is where we generally like to ride - fantastic terrain with soil that makes riding close to your friends a blast. Loaded the bike in the back of the truck with all the camp gear and enough wood for the first night, then bombed the ~4 hours east to hit the dispersed camp spot we agreed on. Having "saved" a couple vacations days from the Nevada fiasco previously mentioned, I decided to head over myself for the first day/night. With camp setup and plenty of light left, I headed out for a quick solo rip. Of course, one of my buddies said to be careful in a text, which ensured I'd eat $hit at some point during my ride. Yep, tasted the trail. Note auger marks beyond bike, actually high-sided after over-correcting. Hit my knee so hard on the handlebars that it left me with a orange-sized hematoma above my knee. Stupid hurts. Spent 20 minutes or so kicking the hell out of the bike trying to get her fired up again. Had to roll her down a hill and bump start it. Licked my wounds and slowly rode back to camp. It was getting chilly, so I got the fire going and kicked back with beer, grub, and then whisky. Take every opportunity to use my adjustaforks from @Joe Motocross, these things are killer for cooking over the fire/coals. Took a bunch of advil and crawled into my sleeping bag. Great day - wasn't working, smelled like 2-stroke exhaust, a bit buzzed from beer and whisky, and a full belly of properly cooked grub. Here's a short vid I threw together from all four days being out there.