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MDR Memorial Run Saturday 8/11/2012

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by mikesdoublecab, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Aug 10, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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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...
     
  2. Aug 10, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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    ive seen el mirage dry lake bed fill in a day of decent rain. just a friendly heads up :)
     
  3. Aug 10, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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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
     
  4. Aug 10, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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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!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Aug 10, 2012 at 9:57 PM
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    i remember that canyon... JawKnee's truck got stuck in there... glad that TWA was with us...
     
  6. Aug 10, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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    .....and HBMurphy destroyed his second wheel in as little as 24hours :D
     
  7. Aug 10, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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    Didn't he have those wheels for like a day????
     
  8. Aug 10, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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    See you guys tomorrow evening! I should be on the lake bed by 8
     
  9. Aug 10, 2012 at 10:11 PM
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  10. Aug 10, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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    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.
     
  11. Aug 10, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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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
     
  12. Aug 11, 2012 at 5:42 AM
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    I remember that!!!
     
  13. Aug 11, 2012 at 7:34 AM
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    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
     
  14. Aug 11, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    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.
     
  15. Aug 12, 2012 at 12:24 AM
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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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  16. Aug 12, 2012 at 12:25 AM
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    Pictures are awesome :thumbsup:
     
  17. Aug 12, 2012 at 12:32 AM
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    thanks!
     
  19. Aug 12, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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    Pics look great! Thanks for letting us tag along!

    "is that a mirage?" :notsure:

    "nope that's water..."

    :D
     
  20. Aug 12, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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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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