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  • Where I Prefer To Ride
    Dirt Often - Use asphalt for commuting, but I like dirt more.
  • Location
    Chula Vista, CA
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    Dirt biking, computers, skydiving, photography
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  1. Any interest on doing a 24 mile loop around Plaster City afterwards? I have the GPX of last year's King of the Desert D38 race. I'd be on my KTM 500 EXC
  2. I've done several, and I always come back for more. The terrain is fantastic, and Daniel and Edgar are spectacular instructors. No matter your level, you will take new skills and techniques home and be more confident in your next ride. Highly recommended. https://www.sedlakoffroadschool.com/book-your-event/adv-sd
  3. How about tomorrow (9/26/2023) evening? I have zero knowledge of the route... does anybody have a GPX or some pointers about the route?
  4. Now that it's getting darker earlier, when is the next one?
  5. I'll buy it for $300, and I won't even haggle 😁
  6. March 26, 2023. Sunday We started section 3 late in the day, leaving about 3:30pm from Sahara Oasis near the route 66. Since it was late already, we had to quickly visit (skim is the word) our first stop - the Goeff's School House, a historic point from the WW II era. The first dirt roads was Lanfair, another freeway with really no challenge and fast speeds. Then the best part of the section: New York Mountain Road and Cima Road. If you really want to see Joshua trees, don't go to the JT National Park, instead take these roads. The scenery is absolutely stunning and at some points I felt I was in the Africa Savanna - not that I've ever been - but that's how I imagine it would be. After the dirt section of Cima Road, we got a road closure at the asphalt section of Cima Road, which we completely disregarded and continued towards the WWII Memorial Cross. After a pause for pictures, we kept on going on Kessler Peak Road, which with the contribution of the golden hour, was an amazing experience as well. We stopped at a couple of abandoned mines on the way. At the very end of Kessler, we got some deep sand which tested our resolve to get to Primm. The last piece of dirt was Zinc Mine Road. It was almost dark already as we rode it down to I-15 freeway. The Baja Designs Squadron Pros were really appreciated at night. We got to Primm in the dark and after some confusion trying to locate our hotel, we checked in at the Buffalo Bill Hotel, which I would not recommend to anybody. Not only it's an old hotel with very precarious maintenance, but Max got food poisoning from one of their restaurants, which forced us to cut our trip short the next day. But no worries, we came back in May to complete sections 4-8, so stay tunned...
  7. Looks like Saturday is still fine... @Zubb?
  8. What new toy did you get Kelly? Skidio or DJI?
  9. I'm up for anything, but prefer something light, as I'm still recovering from a broken foot.
  10. Once you are through it, it's a nice type of hell 😁 But yeah, on my enduro bike it would be butter
  11. You guys are teasing me! Another 2 weeks and my foot should be healed enough to join you guys!
  12. Thanks Kelly! It was the kind of fun that is fun now, but not fun while we were there. 😂
  13. March 26, 2023. Sunday. After a good night of sleep and a nice breakfast at the hotel, we left Blythe around 9am and took the CA95 North. Our first dirt encounter would be a quick loop around Blythe Intaglios. This is one of the highlights of the CABDR. These are gigantic figures drawn on the soil, just a few miles outside Blythe. Estimates using radiocarbon date the figures ranging from 900 BCE to 1200 CE. They are quite interesting looking from below, but they are really cool when you look from above. They were one of the main reasons I brought my drone to this trip. After that we kept on going on the Intaglios dirt road. About half way, you have to cross a dry wash that is full of rocks of several sizes, from pebbles to baby heads to boulders. You really have to pay attention there, because the exit of the wash is very disguised. We missed it and paid the price by riding really gnarly terrain for a while. After that, the majority of dirt roads are easy, high speed and looooong. Some are more sandy than others, but if you keep a good speed and momentum they won't pose a problem. The other two main attractions on this section were the "Rice Shoe Tree" on the CA62 and riding on Route 66 that are definitely worth a visit. We arrived at the Sahara Oasis (a gas station) around 3pm and had a quick snack and decided to continue onto section 3, so more on that later.
  14. Thank you! I had 2 GoPros, a Hero 10 attached to the bike, connected to USB with a 1TB flash card, so no worries about running out of juice or space. The second one was a Hero 11 and mounted on my chin, that I turned on only when I thought something interesting needed to be captured. The telemetry software is called "Telemetry Overlay". It reads the sensor information (GPS, accelerometer, gyro) from the gopro video stream and overlay on controls you select on the screen. You can also import GPX files if your gopro didn't capture GPS info. Then the rest is Adobe Premiere and After Effects

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