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~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 5:55 pm
by GlamisSandDuner
Please be advised that the location of this trip has changed from previous years.

Alright Ladies and Gentlemen, it's just about time for the Night Ride Season to start up \:D/ . As most of you know we all voted back in early March and decided that it was time to change the location of the Night Rides. Though the decision on the location was not made unanimously, we are going with the majority. With that being said as per the vote results;

The ASA Night Ride Group has voted to camp "At Gecko Pad 3 & 5 (with / near Glamis Dunes.com group)".

Please reference the main Night Ride page for specific information on all aspects of the Night Rides.
~~aSa's 2010 Off Season Night Ride Trips~~

Schedule:
Arrive Saturday May 22nd, 1st ride will be shortly after sunset \:D/
Depart Sunday May 23rd at 9:00am (or when it gets too hot to bare)

Confirmed:
Woodglue
Alyshka
GlamisSandDuner
Dennis AKA Walter
sandfan69 + newbies
GlamisLovingFool
lbdriver1


Probably:
PWR MAD

Who else? :P

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 6:02 pm
by GlamisSandDuner
If my exhaust is fixed I will be there. I am finally going to take it off and send it to the manufacturer tomorrow, I just hope they stand behind their product [-o<. I will let you know the details and the manufacturer after it all works out :wink:

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 12:35 pm
by Dennis AKA Walter
So far, I plan to be there =D> and ready to ride some smooth sand [-o<

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 4:20 pm
by ChuckZilla
The plan is to be there.

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 5:04 pm
by GlamisSandDuner
GlamisSandDuner wrote:If my exhaust is fixed I will be there. I am finally going to take it off and send it to the manufacturer tomorrow, I just hope they stand behind their product [-o<. I will let you know the details and the manufacturer after it all works out :wink:
Well :roll: looks like I am going to have to buy a new exhaust system for my quad ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) . ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) The exhaust I have is an LRD Performance and it looks like they went out of business. I have tried their website numerous times, it's no longer there. I have tried calling them numerous times and it just goes to a busy signal ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) . That being said I have started looking into a new exhaust system. I contacted Motoworks and they said that their new exhaust is coming out in a few weeks which is about 94db without a lack of performance. I will let you know which way I go.
Dennis AKA Walter wrote:So far, I plan to be there =D> and ready to ride some smooth sand [-o<
Got it :wink:
ChuckZilla wrote:The plan is to be there.
Hope to see you out there :wink:

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 5:10 pm
by GlamisSandDuner
BTW, for all of us not very familiar with Gecko, where is Pad 3 & 5 ?

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 5:32 pm
by RX 4 INSANDITY
Pad 3 is just after the turnoff to Gecko Campground (probably about a city block or so south if the turn off) on the left(east) and pad 5 is directly accross Gecko Road from pad 3 on the right (west).

Don't turn too early, make sure you see the signs for the pad before you turm off Gecko Road.

--Mike

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 11:51 pm
by GoofyDuner
well Im not going to be able to make ith May night ride :cry: :cry: ..But will be out there for all the rest. :lol: =D> ..I was at Pad 5 with Robert H. about 2 weeks ago.Nice pad,great if you want to go for a jump in the river.Pad 3 is just down the road..there not hard to find,and just a small hop to the BIG bowls.....cant wait to see everyone this summer..Hope all is well with everone

=D> =D> Lets have a fun and Safe Summer Dune Season.. =D> =D>

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 1:52 pm
by PWR MAD
Is this a quads only ride, any buggies going? [-o<

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 3:26 pm
by Woodglue
GoofyDuner wrote:I was at Pad 5 with Robert H. about 2 weeks ago. Nice pad, great if you want to go for a jump in the river.
My understanding is that is why those guys camp there in the summer. BUT, it’s worth posting on this ASA BBS that swimming in the canal is illegal. So, [-X

With 17 days left before the May Night Ride, my 250R engine is in a million pieces spread across two counties right now. Not to mention, lots of my new parts haven’t come in yet.
That said, I’m GAME ON for the May Night Ride Trip, as this is kind of my normal MO. :lol:
:-k For break in, maybe I can just run my Heat Cycles in the back of the truck on the way out to the dunes. \:D/

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 4:03 pm
by GlamisSandDuner
RX 4 INSANDITY wrote:Don't turn too early, make sure you see the signs for the pad before you turm off Gecko Road.

--Mike
So is there actual signs that say pad 3 & 5?
GoofyDuner wrote:well Im not going to be able to make ith May night ride :cry: :cry:
We will catch you next time :wink:
GoofyDuner wrote: =D> =D> Lets have a fun and Safe Summer Dune Season.. =D> =D>
Amen to that :D
PWR MAD wrote:Is this a quads only ride, any buggies going? [-o<
So far just quads and a RZR S....... what do you say Loren & Mike, time to bring the buggies out?

Got it Woody :wink:

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:55 pm
by RX 4 INSANDITY
[quote][/quote]So is there actual signs that say pad 3 & 5?

There are pad numbers on the road itself and as I recall there are signs that mark the edge of the pad (I think they are camping signs). If you turn too early, you end up in the sand, not the pad. That would not be good. :cry:

I am tempted to come for the weekend. :shock: The weather could be perfect?? I don't really like to ride at night. I don't see well enough to go fast and I don't like to go anything other than fast. :D Loren, are you up for it?

--Mike

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 8:43 pm
by Woodglue
I'd bet money that Loren won't come out! :lol:

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 6:22 am
by PWR MAD
PWR MAD wrote:Is this a quads only ride, any buggies going? [-o<
GlamisSandDuner wrote: So far just quads and a RZR S....... what do you say Loren & Mike, time to bring the buggies out?

Got it Woody :wink:
Oh well, maybe next time :cry:

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 9:51 am
by gelwell
Woodglue wrote:With 17 days left before the May Night Ride, my 250R engine is in a million pieces spread across two counties right now. Not to mention, lots of my new parts haven’t come in yet.
That said, I’m GAME ON for the May Night Ride Trip, as this is kind of my normal MO. :lol:
:-k For break in, maybe I can just run my Heat Cycles in the back of the truck on the way out to the dunes. \:D/
What are you doing now to your bike? You going thru your engine already?

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 3:23 pm
by GlamisSandDuner
gelwell wrote:What are you doing now to your bike? You going thru your engine already?
:lol: :lol: It must have been dirty :lol: :lol:

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 9:09 pm
by Woodglue
GlamisSandDuner wrote:
gelwell wrote:What are you doing now to your bike? You going thru your engine already?
:lol: :lol: It must have been dirty :lol: :lol:

Gene, Its all posted in the Woodglues 250R thread. In brief, 21 months since the big rebuild, about 170 engine hours and the rings were worn enough to drop the compression by 20 percent and the cylinder had a little bit of damage above the exhaust port. So a new top end is going on it.

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Fri May 07, 2010 8:41 am
by gelwell
Woodglue wrote:
GlamisSandDuner wrote:
gelwell wrote:What are you doing now to your bike? You going thru your engine already?
:lol: :lol: It must have been dirty :lol: :lol:

Gene, Its all posted in the Woodglues 250R thread. In brief, 21 months since the big rebuild, about 170 engine hours and the rings were worn enough to drop the compression by 20 percent and the cylinder had a little bit of damage above the exhaust port. So a new top end is going on it.
Ah!! You should have that done in a afternoon. I'm trying to decide if I'm going to do that this off season.

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Fri May 07, 2010 6:29 pm
by GlamisSandDuner
Mike, do you check the compression of your quad after rebuilding it each time? I was suprised to see how far it dropped :shock: .

I know that you will have it together in time for the trip 2 weeks from now :wink:

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Sun May 09, 2010 12:41 pm
by ChuckZilla
Got my new battery and replaced the plugs on the HID's. I'll be making a trip to Skat Trak for paddle repair/replacement this week. Can't wait.

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 11:31 am
by Glamisbound
Woodglue wrote:I'd bet money that Loren won't come out! :lol:
I'll bet you...say $1000 bucks [-o< :mrgreen:

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 3:22 pm
by Woodglue
GlamisSandDuner wrote:Mike, do you check the compression of your quad after rebuilding it each time? I was suprised to see how far it dropped :shock: .

Yes I do. My machine shop told me that the drop came from Ring and Cylinder wear. He said I got my money's worth with +/-170 hours of ride time.
ChuckZilla wrote:I'll be making a trip to Skat Trak for paddle repair/replacement this week. Can't wait.
Chuck, you're a lucky man! Skat Traks are sooo light! I'd love to have a pair!
Glamisbound wrote:
Woodglue wrote:I'd bet money that Loren won't come out! :lol:
I'll bet you...say $1000 bucks [-o< :mrgreen:
:lol: [-X $1000 will bring you out, just so that you'll win.

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 5:41 pm
by PWR MAD
PWR MAD wrote:
PWR MAD wrote:Is this a quads only ride, any buggies going? [-o<
GlamisSandDuner wrote: So far just quads and a RZR S....... what do you say Loren & Mike, time to bring the buggies out?

Got it Woody :wink:
Oh well, maybe next time :cry:
Still no other buggies? :|

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 8:55 pm
by Woodglue
PWR MAD wrote:
PWR MAD wrote:
PWR MAD wrote:Is this a quads only ride, any buggies going? [-o<
GlamisSandDuner wrote: So far just quads and a RZR S....... what do you say Loren & Mike, time to bring the buggies out?

Got it Woody :wink:
Oh well, maybe next time :cry:
Still no other buggies? :|
Come on Loren.... You have something besides the MoHo that will tow ur trailer??

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 6:35 am
by PWR MAD
I might have my buddy who helped me build the car talked in to going, so hopefully another buggy or two will join in with us =D>

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 7:54 am
by RX 4 INSANDITY
The latest forecast for Friday and Saturday was 95 in Brawley (it is a little early to bank on it). :shock: As I said earlier, if the temps are that "low", I would prefer to go for the weekend. I have a rail. 8)

A weekend in May is like stealing dune time :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D !!

--Mike

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 1:57 pm
by Glamisbound
PWR MAD wrote:
PWR MAD wrote:
PWR MAD wrote:Is this a quads only ride, any buggies going? [-o<
GlamisSandDuner wrote: So far just quads and a RZR S....... what do you say Loren & Mike, time to bring the buggies out?

Got it Woody :wink:
Oh well, maybe next time :cry:
Still no other buggies? :|
Pwr Mad, it's nice to see another buggy wanting to join in the group. I've been flying sole for the last few years with these couch riders.

I won't make it out this trip as my dad is in town visiting from hawaii that weekend so we'll be doing family stuff...unless anyone wants to take my bet.

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 3:15 pm
by PWR MAD
Yeah, I've been wanting to get out with the folks on here, but work has been so demanding, they're actually demanding I work for my paycheck :shock: :lol:

We'll have to see if my buddy can get the time off needed, he usually works Saturdays :(

I also wish I could afford to cover that bet :wink:

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 6:52 pm
by Woodglue
Couch riders? Ha!

Pwr Mad, it'll be good to meet you guys! I'm glad you are trying to make it.

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 4:40 pm
by GlamisSandDuner
Glamisbound wrote:Pwr Mad, it's nice to see another buggy wanting to join in the group. I've been flying sole for the last few years with these couch riders.
If we are couch riders than what do you call you geriatric people that have to be strapped into your rides :?:

Oh by the way don't forget to bring out these on your next trip to the dunes :P

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 11:00 am
by gelwell
GB you know only us old guys like me who's 55 and dunerooster is 60 are still riding a 3 wheeler and quad respectfully. You young guys need the security of riding in a buggy. :mrgreen: tsk tsk tsk

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 8:09 pm
by Glamisbound
GlamisSandDuner wrote:
Glamisbound wrote:Pwr Mad, it's nice to see another buggy wanting to join in the group. I've been flying sole for the last few years with these couch riders.
If we are couch riders than what do you call you geriatric people that have to be strapped into your rides :?:

Oh by the way don't forget to bring out these on your next trip to the dunes :P
Is that Dennis aka Walter? I didn't know he was famous.

BTW, I believe I'm the only one riding a two wheeler on occassion and I'll roost all of you :mrgreen:

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 12:30 pm
by Woodglue
Glamisbound wrote:BTW, I believe I'm the only one riding a two wheeler on occassion and I'll roost all of you :mrgreen:
[-X That thing's a myth... Just like Clay's Jeep and Alyshka's Samurai (was)... I've shaken your hand in the sand many times, but I've never seen you with a two-wheeler!

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 4:29 pm
by Glamisbound
GB is being called out huh...

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 6:23 pm
by the_fog
Glamisbound wrote:GB is being called out huh...
Dude, thats not you or your bike, well maybe photo shopped? lsg

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 10:07 am
by gelwell
Glamisbound wrote:GB is being called out huh...
How old is that picture? The bike looks like it has rear shocks instead of a mono shock

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 11:28 am
by the_fog
gelwell wrote:
Glamisbound wrote:GB is being called out huh...
How old is that picture? The bike looks like it has rear shocks instead of a mono shock
Yeah Gene, probably a 72 Elsinore 125cc. Came with a pair of Jt racing pants, but he retired his.

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 9:02 pm
by Glamisbound
“...and that my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. I know deep down in places you dont talk about at parties, you don’t want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then question the manner in which I provide it. I prefer you said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand to post. Either way, I don’t give a **** what you think you are entitled to!”

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 9:02 am
by Woodglue
Nice pic Loren!

I’m really looking forward to this Night Ride Trip! My engine is back together now, and tonight I’ll finish it up and start the heat cycles.

But what’s this all about??
GlamisSandDuner wrote:Confirmed:
Woodglue
Alyshka

Probably:
GlamisSandDuner
Dennis AKA Walter
ChuckZilla
2 guys confirmed?
Fortunately, I’m hearing that Chuck will probably be there and that I’m hoping to see George & Dennis too.

Out of 23 votes, 9 votes represented the majority and we changed the camp location to “Gecko Pad 3 & 5 (with / near Glamis Dunes.com group)”

So, we’re looking at 2 guys, maybe 5 guys, at best, none of which know the Glamis Dunes.com group that we’re camping with / near.

AWKWARD! 8-[

I guess the logical conclusion is to camp someplace else. But that’s not what the ‘majority’ voted to do with this ASA NRG. One has to wonder… is any of that majority planning to come on the May Night Ride Trip?

I’m not diggin’ it!

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 9:20 am
by PWR MAD
Well, I'm still hoping to go, but being the only buggy in the group doesn't give me the warm fuzzies #-o

And unfortunately, I won't know if my buddy can go until Friday [-o<

I'm not sure who is going with the Glamis Dunes.com crew, but do know several members, so that shouldn't be a problem 8)

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 9:23 am
by the_fog
Ok Mike, I told you months ago I couldn't make this one, it's my 25th anniversary, and my wife thinks I should be with her, but I will be out the following week with Glamis Dunes .com for the holliday.

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 10:09 am
by gelwell
Glamisbound wrote:“...and that my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. I know deep down in places you dont talk about at parties, you don’t want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then question the manner in which I provide it. I prefer you said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand to post. Either way, I don’t give a **** what you think you are entitled to!”
Thanks Jack what a performance you should have won an oscar for that one. Signed The Duke

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 3:40 pm
by ChuckZilla
Not looking good for me as my weekend at El Mirage attending the SCTA opener (that was supposed to be cheap) costed more than I thought it would. That and Hunter's quad lost spark while we were out there. I'm hoping it's just the "no start in gear safety" system that is malfunctioning.

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 5:06 pm
by Woodglue
ChuckZilla wrote:Not looking good for me ...
:( #-o

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 8:34 pm
by GlamisSandDuner
Woodglue wrote:Nice pic Loren!

I’m really looking forward to this Night Ride Trip! My engine is back together now, and tonight I’ll finish it up and start the heat cycles.

But what’s this all about??
GlamisSandDuner wrote:Confirmed:
Woodglue
Alyshka

Probably:
GlamisSandDuner
Dennis AKA Walter
ChuckZilla
2 guys confirmed?
Fortunately, I’m hearing that Chuck will probably be there and that I’m hoping to see George & Dennis too.

Out of 23 votes, 9 votes represented the majority and we changed the camp location to “Gecko Pad 3 & 5 (with / near Glamis Dunes.com group)”

So, we’re looking at 2 guys, maybe 5 guys, at best, none of which know the Glamis Dunes.com group that we’re camping with / near.

AWKWARD! 8-[

I guess the logical conclusion is to camp someplace else. But that’s not what the ‘majority’ voted to do with this ASA NRG. One has to wonder… is any of that majority planning to come on the May Night Ride Trip?

I’m not diggin’ it!

x2


I guess it is a little late in the game to be changing locations again. :roll:

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 8:38 pm
by GlamisSandDuner
the_fog wrote:it's my 25th anniversary, and my wife thinks I should be with her,
=D> Congrats Clay, enjoy your anniversary and we will see you next time :wink: ... I mean lsg

ChuckZilla wrote:Not looking good for me as my weekend at El Mirage attending the SCTA opener (that was supposed to be cheap) costed more than I thought it would. That and Hunter's quad lost spark while we were out there. I'm hoping it's just the "no start in gear safety" system that is malfunctioning.
Sorry to hear that you won't be there Chuck :( , hopefully things will change before Saturday. [-o<

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 8:44 pm
by GlamisSandDuner
GlamisSandDuner wrote:
GlamisSandDuner wrote:If my exhaust is fixed I will be there. I am finally going to take it off and send it to the manufacturer tomorrow, I just hope they stand behind their product [-o<. I will let you know the details and the manufacturer after it all works out :wink:
Well :roll: looks like I am going to have to buy a new exhaust system for my quad ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) . ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) The exhaust I have is an LRD Performance and it looks like they went out of business. I have tried their website numerous times, it's no longer there. I have tried calling them numerous times and it just goes to a busy signal ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) . That being said I have started looking into a new exhaust system. I contacted Motoworks and they said that their new exhaust is coming out in a few weeks which is about 94db without a lack of performance. I will let you know which way I go.
Dennis AKA Walter wrote:So far, I plan to be there =D> and ready to ride some smooth sand [-o<
Got it :wink:
Well my exhaust isn't happening before this trip, I am going to go with the new Motoworks G2 exhaust that is supposed to have more power and only be 94db \:D/ . The problem is that they are still finishing up on the R & D on the exhaust so hopefully I will have it for the June trip [-o< . So I guess I'm going to go this weekend with my Hillbilly patch job that we did on during the ASA trip, hopefully it will hold together [-o< .

As far as Dennis goes I believe he is game on as well.


What time is Woody and Alyshka getting out there?

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 1:04 pm
by Woodglue
GlamisSandDuner wrote:What time is Woody and Alyshka getting out there?
Alyshka will be leaving his house on Sat Morning.
GlamisLovinFool will be meeting me at my house on Sat PM. We'll be pulling onto Gecko Rd at 7:45pm or so.

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 5:13 pm
by the_fog
Woodglue wrote:
GlamisSandDuner wrote:What time is Woody and Alyshka getting out there?
Alyshka will be leaving his house on Sat Morning.
GlamisLovinFool will be meeting me at my house on Sat PM. We'll be pulling onto Gecko Rd at 7:45pm or so.
Mike, do you need my trailer?

Re: ~~May 2010 Night Ride Trip~~

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 12:57 pm
by Woodglue
No, but thank you Clay. Josh is bringing his own.