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Ride The Desert! Ocotillo Wells Nov 19-20

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29 minutes ago, nostep said:

How is 2WD access to that area? I have only ever rode in that area on a bike, and we usually stay off the main roads

Occasionally there's a a few ruts or gravel on the last section of Quarry Road before you turn left to get behind Blowsand. Don't be afraid of the loud pedal and you'll be just fine. 

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I'll be set to leave Friday morning and I have never camped at the Cove either, I'll be in an 05 silver ram 2500 long bed and pulling a small white toybox. This will be my first trip of the season, I cant wait to meet everyone and get riding!

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Keep an eye out for this lemon.

I will try to set it up.

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I have a silver Ram four door, 20’ PowerLite toy hauler.

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I'll have the Orange Longbed Tundra (I've never actually seen another one), Imagine travel trailer, a Yamaha and a Kawi. Will be arriving Friday evening. RZVG17jl.jpg

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I see that The Cove is on Google Maps, here’s the link.

The Cove
https://maps.app.goo.gl/5invVkrx1cGqYqZDA?g_st=ic

The only thing I would recommend is to turn left onto Main St rather than Quarry Rd as the directions say…but either way will get you there.

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I park on C4 and C5 gazebo. Behind blowsand. And if someone can bring some Fly catcher. There are nasty out here. 

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I'll be heading out Friday evening, probably arriving 9:30ish. Staying until Saturday evening, have to be back in SD Sunday morning.

Older White Grand Cherokee with the bike on a hitch hauler. Just put the knobby wheelset on for the first time since spring!

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I’m Jealous guys have fun. I have family coming in town today and tomorrow. They will be here for a little over a week. I should be clear to ride after that

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6 hours ago, Goofy Footer said:

Will there be a bonfire Saturday night?

There should be.  

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Keep an eye out for this lemon.

I will try to set it up.

And I have firewood.

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2 hours ago, Mr.JAJA said:

Keep an eye out for this lemon.

I will try to set it up.

And I have firewood.

@Mr.JAJA how is your supply of the Jaja Juice? The members are thirsty!

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Got a buddy out there already, camper van deal with a Yamaha.  

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And he sees Udo’s rig as well.  The big lemon is on display. 

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29 minutes ago, tntmo said:

Got a buddy out there already, camper van deal with a Yamaha.  

 

This man is LIVING THE DREAM

 

Vannin and Mother Yamaha!

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A fly  swatter and a Hoodie, it gets chili out here at night.

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Got a good group out here.  Beautiful night!

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Yeah, so 7 pm departure didn't happen...but 8:10 is happening. Gassing up now.

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On 11/17/2022 at 11:00 PM, Goofy Footer said:

Will there be a bonfire Saturday night?

Yes and you’re in charge of the fireworks thank you

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If any of you guys are still out there, can you look by where I parked. A location request showed my inreach was right there earlier today.

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2 hours ago, nostep said:

If any of you guys are still out there, can you look by where I parked. A location request showed my inreach was right there earlier today.

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Did you lose it?

how long did it ping before the “finder” turned it off?

did you have your phone number on it?

 

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I had it before the first ride of the day, but not after. I couldn't explicitly remember clipping it to my shoulder strap, so I wasn't sure if I lost it on the ride, or in camp. Could have fallen on the ground and gotten sand kicked over it or something.

I looked around good during the day yesterday, sent a text to it and listened, but no luck.

 

I don't have tracking running on it, but I did a location request from a desktop this morning and a couple hours later it popped up, still on, right where I had been parked. Hopefully one of the guys grabbed it. If not, eh, should have kept better track of it.

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At least they are on sale this time of year. I think Costco is -$50 off right now. 

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Just wanted to say thanks to Tom for organizing this. I had a great time meeting and riding with you all. Hope to do it again.

Thanks also to Andy for setting a very nice pace on the Tour de Wells on Saturday.

Thanks also to Udo for making sure we had enough citrus in camp.

I'm terrible with names, but you with the Trail 90/KTM 2 stroke: the roast and mushrooms were excellent!

Thanks to the Chinook/WR250R friend. The Harley gloves made me feel extra 'merican.

Photo 1: Tom plotting acquisition of a 525.

Photo 2: Life without kickstands, stacked rocks. Just Instagram things.

Photo 3: about to put the split in Split Mountain.

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