2008-10-25: Fonts Point Run Easy to Moderate Run Report

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2008-10-25: Fonts Point Run Easy to Moderate Run Report

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Post by rgb101 » Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:10 am

I want to thank Muddy Girl for leading the ride. It was a nice relax run with a little hike up Wing Rock at Fish Creek to throw into the mix. I will try to put some video up later.
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Post by OLLIE » Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:10 am

So was Mo driving too fast for anyone to get pics or what??? :D
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Re: 2008-10-25: Fonts Point Run Easy to Moderate Run Report

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Post by freshspecbluegt » Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:33 am

We got plenty of pics of Mo driving fast :D, I just haven't had a chance to sort them out, some time today.

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Post by freshspecbluegt » Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:08 pm

Well my co-pilot (socalWJ Aka: John) and I were running late and couldn't find the group meeting spot at christmas circle. We ran into Wilson and Christine and eventually saw Mo driving around the circle and followed her to where everyone was airing down and getting ready to head out. First stop was Font's point and lucky for us it was a perfectly clear day and you could see for miles. All these pics are mash up of ones taken by John and Myself, mostly John since I was driving.

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After hanging out and taking pictures for a while Mo took us down into a series of washes, I can't remember the names off hand. I think it was short wash to Palo verde east with another wash somwhere before we hit the asphalt again. I was riding middle of the pack, it pretty much looked like this the whole way.

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We then hit the asphalt for a short stretch before taking a right back into the dirt. However, a map folding error had us bouncing down the wrong road for a few miles. We stopped, took some pics and our fearless leader figured out that the map was split, at believe it or not, split mountain, and we should have been on the other side of the map :D .

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We got turned around and heading in the right direction. The wrong turn was no problem, this was the maiden voyage offroad for both myself and the Cruiser, I was having blast and didn't really care were we went.

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Re: 2008-10-25: Fonts Point Run Easy to Moderate Run Report

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Post by freshspecbluegt » Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:30 pm

After getting turned around we headed up the road and into fish creek.

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Then we found the trailhead for the wind caves and took a little hike to check them out.

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There were some other hikers out there and some kids that were really, really, really into geocaching.

Heading back down the trail, this had to have been one of the most barren trails I've been on

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Back down to the trucks

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We were about to head out when a dust devil came through :D

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We headed out down fish creek and briefly ran into another borregofest group eating lunch. I should have stopped to chat with That'salexus (AKA: 619TOY on 'MUD right?) about his drawer system since I am going to start my build on my own and I thought his design was exceptional. Oh well next time.

We headed out to the OHV park and watched Joey breeze up blow sand hill. The MX guys were left wondering why they were flying up and down the hill without air conditioning after he made it look so easy.

At the top

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and coming down

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That was the end of the road and the end of the day for John and I, we had to jam back to S.D. but had a great day. Thanks OAUSA and escpecially Mo for a great day. It was my first time playing out in the dirt and even though it was pretty tame I can't wait to get back out there again. See you at the next fest.

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Post by OLLIE » Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:37 pm

Great pics and thanks for sharing them. I'm glad you had a good time your first time out. :D
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