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13 minutes ago, Sand Shark said:

Leading is leading no matter what your ride or drive.   Not sure which SXS you have, but if it is a turbo model they can keep the same/similar lines of a rail.   

 

I would have to somewhat disagree.  Depending on what you ride/drive it can be very different.  

While the mindset and mentality are similar, depending on what you are riding/driving, can dictate a lot of differences in how you lead a ride and pick a line.  I've led on a 2wheeler, quad, SXS and now a rail.  I can tell you they are all different in how I pick a line and look out for others.

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2 minutes ago, Mac said:

I would have to somewhat disagree.  Depending on what you ride/drive it can be very different.  

While the mindset and mentality are similar, depending on what you are riding/driving, can dictate a lot of differences in how you lead a ride and pick a line.  I've led on a 2wheeler, quad, SXS and now a rail.  I can tell you they are all different in how I pick a line and look out for others.

I was getting at the mindset/mentality.  I understand that rides/lines are different between a quad and dirtbike ride.    When I lead a quad ride the lines are different through some sections of the dunes versus in the SXS.   I don't ride dirtbikes, but know they take completely different lines.   

With a turbo SXSs and even some of the non-turbo SXS the ride is very similar, if not the same, as a rail ride.   The release of the 72" turbo models have really changed things.  

 

 

 

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Mac, you should follow shark sometime in your rail on a fast ride.  I guarantee you will have a great time even in the smaller stuff.  Just do not follow him back to camp if he is using GPS, LOL.

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4 minutes ago, Kat-A-Tonic said:

Mac, you should follow shark sometime in your rail on a fast ride.  I guarantee you will have a great time even in the smaller stuff.  Just do not follow him back to camp if he is using GPS, LOL.

LMAO!!!   Sometimes it works out and sometimes it plan sucks ass as we get closer to camp.    If we camp on Gecko the ride back to camp is much better.   Some of the dunes by the washes suck on the way back in.    Now that you have a fancy rail the demand for Gecko camping will be there on the off-weekends.    

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26 minutes ago, Sand Shark said:

LMAO!!!   Sometimes it works out and sometimes it plan sucks ass as we get closer to camp.    If we camp on Gecko the ride back to camp is much better.   Some of the dunes by the washes suck on the way back in.    Now that you have a fancy rail the demand for Gecko camping will be there on the off-weekends.    

I don't use a GPS unless I flat out just get lost.  After almost 20 years, I just got a GPS last December.  It came with my car.

I have a pretty good sense of direction but lose the bubble sometimes.  One thing is for sure, I can find Olds with my eyes closed and my body naturally gravitates towards it no matter how hard I fight it...ask anyone in my group..."Oh look....Mac found Olds...shocker."  :lol:

 

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3 minutes ago, Mac said:

 One thing is for sure, I can find Olds with my eyes closed and my body naturally gravitates towards it no matter how hard I fight it...ask anyone in my group..."Oh look....Mac found Olds...shocker."  :lol:

 

I can attest to this...  Even when we say DON'T go to Olds somehow we end up there.

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Question, as a leader how long do you ride before each stop?

I seem to have this eternal clock that I bet every ride between stops is 8-12 minutes long, this is when we are duning at a good pace.  If I go longer I get people on the radio saying they are thirsty :)

 

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7 minutes ago, Cookie said:

Question, as a leader how long do you ride before each stop?

I seem to have this eternal clock that I bet every ride between stops is 8-12 minutes long, this is when we are duning at a good pace.  If I go longer I get people on the radio saying they are thirsty :)

 

stopping every 10 mins sucks for me and my group.  30min rides atleast. 

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39 minutes ago, Mac said:

I don't use a GPS unless I flat out just get lost.  After almost 20 years, I just got a GPS last December.  It came with my car.

I have a pretty good sense of direction but lose the bubble sometimes.  One thing is for sure, I can find Olds with my eyes closed and my body naturally gravitates towards it no matter how hard I fight it...ask anyone in my group..."Oh look....Mac found Olds...shocker."  :lol:

 

I really don't use my GPS either.  I just let the dunes take me and I have a general idea of the direction I want to end up.  Olds has this bad habit of making the dunes take you there.   I have a habit of ending up a Brawley slide.

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10 minutes ago, Cookie said:

Question, as a leader how long do you ride before each stop?

I seem to have this eternal clock that I bet every ride between stops is 8-12 minutes long, this is when we are duning at a good pace.  If I go longer I get people on the radio saying they are thirsty :)

 

Those that get thirsty have to wait.    I would say we go on 20-30 minutes before we stop somewhere.   Just depends more on the flow of the ride and if there are any issues.  Only down fall of the SXS is you do have stop at some point to let the belts have a break.

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7 minutes ago, Squatcher said:

stopping every 10 mins sucks for me and my group.  30min rides atleast. 

I actually have no idea on the length of each ride before stop, I just feel it might be the long.  I might have to time it...…………..?  30 minutes is a long stage

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10 minutes ago, Cookie said:

I actually have no idea on the length of each ride before stop, I just feel it might be the long.  I might have to time it...…………..?  30 minutes is a long stage

when we go out we are out to ride.  when we break for drinks it is normally at least 2 and we stop in the middle of the dunes so we don't just watch the show.   back to duning for us.  If I dont burn at least 5 gal of gas it wasn't long enough.  when I need 10 gal. we just had a great ride. 

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4 minutes ago, Squatcher said:

when we go out we are out to ride.  when we break for drinks it is normally at least 2 and we stop in the middle of the dunes so we don't just watch the show.   back to duning for us.  If I dont burn at least 5 gal of gas it wasn't long enough.  when I need 10 gal. we just had a great ride. 

I texted a couple peeps in our group, the answers they said are  20-25 minutes and we usually stop 4-5 times out there, always burn 8-12 gallons on every ride.  What in the hell do I know, I guess I am having too much fun.

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9 minutes ago, Squatcher said:

when we go out we are out to ride.  when we break for drinks it is normally at least 2 and we stop in the middle of the dunes so we don't just watch the show.   back to duning for us.  If I dont burn at least 5 gal of gas it wasn't long enough.  when I need 10 gal. we just had a great ride. 

I’m pretty sure you were leading the rides at the Golf Tournament.  I was last after Stugots damn those were fun rides.  All I heard on the radio was Robert are you still back there.  

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24 minutes ago, ROBERT L said:

I’m pretty sure you were leading the rides at the Golf Tournament.  I was last after Stugots damn those were fun rides.  All I heard on the radio was Robert are you still back there.  

those were some fun ones.  20 to 30 mins sounds right.  Cookie we have to hook up this season for some rides. 

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1 hour ago, Cookie said:

Question, as a leader how long do you ride before each stop?

I seem to have this eternal clock that I bet every ride between stops is 8-12 minutes long, this is when we are duning at a good pace.  If I go longer I get people on the radio saying they are thirsty :)

 

22 to 28 minutes.....

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18 minutes ago, Squatcher said:

those were some fun ones.  20 to 30 mins sounds right.  Cookie we have to hook up this season for some rides. 

for sure

 

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I suck at leading and picking lines.  Slowly getting better.

I always camp with Glamisaddict and he leads every ride on his quad. Doesn't matter what group he is leading (rails,, SXS, quads, dirt bikes, newbies, kids, boys runs) he makes it fun and smooth.

Quick question. Sometimes we end up being the last group in camp. If Im out riding and see a group,  is it ok if I sneak in the back of the line and follow?

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58 minutes ago, endobear said:

I suck at leading and picking lines.  Slowly getting better.

I always camp with Glamisaddict and he leads every ride on his quad. Doesn't matter what group he is leading (rails,, SXS, quads, dirt bikes, newbies, kids, boys runs) he makes it fun and smooth.

Quick question. Sometimes we end up being the last group in camp. If Im out riding and see a group,  is it ok if I sneak in the back of the line and follow?

I don't see an issue.  I have seen people jump on our rides pretty often.  Depends on the mood of the leader and the skills of the jumpers as to how long they stay.  I have seen Andy really get after it when we get joined.  I have joined several rides, especially when I am out by myself.

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5 hours ago, endobear said:

I suck at leading and picking lines.  Slowly getting better.

I always camp with Glamisaddict and he leads every ride on his quad. Doesn't matter what group he is leading (rails,, SXS, quads, dirt bikes, newbies, kids, boys runs) he makes it fun and smooth.

Quick question. Sometimes we end up being the last group in camp. If Im out riding and see a group,  is it ok if I sneak in the back of the line and follow?

I never mind but your at the back of the group and kinda on your own if you can't keep up.  stop and say HI when we stop and become part of the group .   I always keep I eye out for the last car if you break or something but you have to keep up. 

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The Fastest I ever drove thru the Dunes was with Grant from Funco...When I had a Funco I got Lucky enough to go on some rides with his Group and Hands down that is the Fastest I have ever gone thru the dunes..

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I camped with @Cookie one Xmas-New Years trip and he can lead a nice fast smooth ride great group of guys. My buddy @fttorq is one of fastest I've followed for sure big boy rides. @2DASAND is fun to follow.

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The best leaders in the dunes are the ones that bring the group back to camp with smile on their face and stories of a good time.  

What really makes leading a good size group great is if everyone has a radio.  It makes things so much easier when you can communicate with others to warn of a drop off, witches eye or to check to make sure the people in the back are doing fine.   Having a private frequency makes things nice too.  Unless you like listening to what others are going to have for lunch, potty breaks of other groups or all the other banter that happens.   

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On 8/14/2019 at 10:00 AM, Mac said:

He really made us work for it, that's for sure!  Great rides!

He was a great leader for sure  . One thing we always do is make sure the leader and the clean up guy have radios . Makes the ride so much better. 

Edited by DEV'S RZR

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On 8/16/2019 at 4:15 PM, endobear said:

 

Quick question. Sometimes we end up being the last group in camp. If Im out riding and see a group,  is it ok if I sneak in the back of the line and follow?

Have had it happen a few times and it is not a big deal as long as I know your there. I use to like to roll over stuff a few times, specially if I found a nice jump.  Knowing there was one or two riders behind my last rider wasn't a thing as long as I knew they were there and how far back they were.

Just remember while they are looking to make sure your there, they more than likely are not looking to make sure your still there and are not likely going to come back for you if something happens, unless you are lucky enough to have one of them see you break or crash.

A few years back we had a couple of guy's jump in on our line.  They were just a ridge or two behind us and we could see them just out of the corner of our eye.  Well one of them went down and the last guy in our line saw him go down just before he crested a dune.

Had Chris not looked back that guy might not of made it.  His friend was not prepared for what happened and when we got back to them his buddy was just saying stop messing around get up.  That was not going to happen he was severely concussed.  In the hour plus we waited for the rescue buggy to arrive he did regain conciseness he never could put together two words that made sense.

FYI both times we have had to call in the rescue buggy we had GPS coordinates to give them, both times we had to guide them in.  The second time when the first team sent GPS coordinates to the second team they couldn't find us either and we had to go get them and guide them in. 

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