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Old 08-10-2012, 10:45 PM   #41
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i just remembered that the start line of the race course is at the other dry lake bed off Camp Rock Road...

Greg, make sure you find us before we start pre-running as your handheld radio may not reach us if we are on the other side of the course from Bessemer...
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ive seen el mirage dry lake bed fill in a day of decent rain. just a friendly heads up
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2 weeks ago we drove the entire Bessemer mine road from highway 247 all the way to Interstate 40
James, Johnnie, and i did that once... we made the mistake of turning right in the trail just before the 40 and ended up crossing into some military testing zone...

i was leading and saw the signs, but since the barbed wire fence had been cut, i just kept going... hahaha
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James, Johnnie, and i did that once... we made the mistake of turning right in the trail just before the 40 and ended up crossing into some military testing zone...

i was leading and saw the signs, but since the barbed wire fence had been cut, i just kept going... hahaha
just keep going straight when you pass under the powerlines lol...that last sandy box canyon with all turns that leads to the 40 is so freaken awesome! 4 wheel drifts the entire time..BRAPP!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:57 PM   #45
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just keep going straight when you pass under the powerlines lol...that last sandy box canyon with all turns that leads to the 40 is so freaken awesome! 4 wheel drifts the entire time..BRAPP!!!!!!!!!
i remember that canyon... JawKnee's truck got stuck in there... glad that TWA was with us...
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i remember that canyon... JawKnee's truck got stuck in there... glad that TWA was with us...
.....and HBMurphy destroyed his second wheel in as little as 24hours
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I think we'll be ok
Im not saying you wont be Ive just seen it happen every year for the past 3 years. I work by El Mirage and i drive past it everyday and one day it will be completely dry and the next it will be a lake of water.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:16 PM   #51
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Didn't he have those wheels for like a day????
Yeah..

how about the big dent he got on his door on the first rock at the trail head to bull frog lol
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:42 AM   #52
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Yeah..

how about the big dent he got on his door on the first rock at the trail head to bull frog lol
I remember that!!!
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:34 AM   #53
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I know, messing with you, hence floatie pic. I know what a flash flood is. Just saying, we'll probably be fine. I've never seen it fill before, but if you want to camp somewhere higher, couldn't hurt. Still would be stuck if it flooded, got to come back down to get out. But I will bring my floaties just in case
i wish i could be there its damn near my back yard... but im over seas and my truck is in the shop so im skipping out on all runs till atleast december
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i remember that canyon... JawKnee's truck got stuck in there... glad that TWA was with us...
Yeah and I almost sheared off my upper mounts. That's what I get for watching 2 Fast 2 Furious before wheeling. That was a fun run though. I'd like to do it again.
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what an amazing day out there!!!

the storm moved in and only rained in scattered locations, so the whole area dropped in temps by almost 20 degrees, and it wasn't nasty humid either...

and the dry lake bed actually did fill up with water by about 3 inches and i thought it was just a mirage when i powered into it from one of the chase roads, but SoCalRoadie figured out it was actually water and called it but it was too late... i went sideways in it and got covered in mud... haha...











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Pics look great! Thanks for letting us tag along!

"is that a mirage?"

"nope that's water..."

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Tom (Monkeyproof) and I got out to the lakebed about 8:30. Saw mike going the other way and chatted with him for a bit on the race radio. Weather cleared up and was perfect!!!!!!!!! We saw a bunch of meteors!!!! Perfect night! Didn't get home Til 4 this morning
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