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  1. Bpracing1127

    Bpracing1127 Well-Known Member

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    It’s that time of year again to buy tickets for the Desert Bash off road poker run. The run is Sat December 14th.

    Tickets can be found here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arizon...erce-2019-desert-bash-off-tickets-66482943273

    They go on sale Sunday the 15th at 8:00 am. This event always sell out within 3-4 days. Two years ago it sold out in 8 hours. So be sure to get your tickets.

    This is very fun event with card stops that are awesome. Family ride and go as fast as you want. The run itself is about 70 miles or so and take most of the day. They have search and rescue to help with any things you might need help with too. But do come prepared with spare belt and tire and tools to change both.


    That all being said who is going? For sure I am in
     
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    Deb and I are in .... Got a couple other cars coming too .
     
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    DWC Well-Known Member

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    Is this a camping only deal?
     
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    You know I’m in!
     
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    No you don’t need to camp. You’ll just need to get your SXS to the cement plant in the morning before the event. Maker sure it is full of gas. The run is about 70 miles I believe. @Bpracing1127 and I have non turbo 1000s and were on fumes when we got back to my house at the end of the day. And we gassed up at the last gas station on the south side of town that morning. We were driving pretty hard on the open stretches though.

    The event runs from about 7AM to 4PM or so.

    A few of us will just be driving from my house to the event in our SXSs. You can stay wherever you want. You may need to bundle up for the morning ride on the highway outside of town.
     
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    Thank you
     
  7. Bpracing1127

    Bpracing1127 Well-Known Member

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    Don, just do it, you don’t regret it!
     
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    RiverDave In it to win it

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    I love that run, but god damn the chatter bumps literally shake the cars apart..

    RD
     
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    So its no different than the one that Pirate Cove puts on? That may be the deciding factor...

    The 1st year was great but ever since then the popularity of off roading out there has got well known and the trails are completely hammered out there.
     
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    I didn’t find it an issue, just go faster and have good shocks
     
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    The first and last wash are wash boarded out. It really not that bad with my rzr. But I have 30” tires and stage 4 shocks. Plus I drive fast. If your in a stock rzr then yea it’s bad
     
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    No helmets !
     
  14. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    I was a card stop at the pirates run once, but we never ran the poker run. I don't know how it is up there?

    RD
     
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    Ian and I got up some speed and ran on top of them. Trying to take them from 30-40 MPH will rattle you.

    I drove up on Ian once and he was literally taking a drink. The ruts felt like almost nothing in the low 50s.. it was like a 21 Schiada in 3 foot Havasu chop.

    Then I blew a front shock and the last few miles sucked. That ride sold me on the revalved shocks and upgraded springs.
     
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    That was a lot of fun that day. We drove hard! Watching everyone get out and go ohhhh my back! That was priceless
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I’m a wuss when it comes to being cold. We have 12v heated blankets for my wife and i picked up the heater Milwaukee jacket for me last year. I’ll definitely pick these up for next season.
     
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    Registration is live. 220 tickets left and 47 camping spots open.
     
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    Got tickets and ready for a good time !
     
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    This.
    Not sure which is worse. Dust or chop.
    Fun day. Cold cold at the start
     
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    BUDMAN HAVASU BOUND

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    Who in town rents SXS? Haven’t done this since we sold our rhino way back when.
     
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    Thought I was doing good and bought a ticket for the family. Told the wife and she reminded me we are leaving town for nieces graduation.... I hate when I do that lol.
     
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    Got my ticket
     
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    There is a place on Industrial across the street from the Ford dealer.
     
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    I don't know who it is but there's a couple can ams at the entrance to Windsor park that have rent me signs on them.
     
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    I will rent mine to you permanently for $20k :)
     
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    How much is it now?
     
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    187, orange, you guys all doing it? Last time I did it was year number 1 I think in my Terex. Got my ass handed to me
     
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    Last year was a blast . Ian and LOFs let us tag along with their group . It was probably 6 or 7 cars of cool people . This year I have a few buddies that are bringing their cars too .
     
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    Ok. I’m gonna sign up.
     
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    You gonna roll in our group again? Last year was great!
     
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    Yep we are doing it! It sounds like we will have a group of 8-10 cars again, you are welcome to join us. We made a couple extra stops along the way at the cabins. If you have a Lowrance GPS we can send you the route.
     
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    Hell ya if it's cool with you guys . We have at least 3 more cars coming with us too . Maybe split into two groups ?
     
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    Your always welcome with us!
     
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    The more the merrier.
     
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    we are in, just bought a ticket!
     
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