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Rainman, too bad we missed each other in Odessa. The only other TW I saw was a 2008 in the campground and on the poker run. I don't know if they are a forum member or not. I also heard a couple of accounts of a girl being on a t-dub as well. I had a great time on the poker run, and my buddy also rode his IT250 in the 1 lap vintage class of the race on Sunday. We camped out in the weekend city of RVs, but it was a fun!









I decided to ride in rememberance of Tw2007. I didn't know Mike personally, but he contributed a lot and I just hate to see so many good people passing on these days.







We trailered the bikes in and set up camp.











Getting ready to head out.







On the trail.



















This ride had it all! Views, a river, various terrain, hillclimbs, whoops (okay, too many whoops!) loose powdery dirt, knarly rocky sections, friends, fun, and a free Oboy! Oberto sausage at a checkpoint! I admit that my humble trailbike with a big dude like me maxing out the suspension was no match for everyone on their MX bikes, but I had a blast and was never left too far behind. One of the dudes in our riding foursome, after we pulled one of the hill climbs yelled to me, "Dude! You ride the $%^&* out of that thing!"





We were some dusty, crusty dudes by the end!
 

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Very nice time indeed! Very dusty, but that was okay with me, because last year was wet and muddy.

The hotdog was excellent. I got the spicy one. Good shirts this year too.

The bike and I were clean when we left, but COVERED in dust when we got back.

No injuries or breakage to report. Just clean good fun.

I took some video and I'll get off my duff and get it edited and posted up shortly.
 

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It's time to meet in the desert again! I look forward to seeing Rainman and any other dubbers out there.
 

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I'll probably never be able to make it, but this looks like it would be fun, especially with fellow t-dubber's. Have fun and let us know if Rainman shows up. Haven't heard from him in a long time here on the forum.
 

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I've been in touch with him. They had a baby boy in October, so his extra time is limited. I was told he'll be there though. :)
 

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Good to hear. Tell him I said howdy when you see him. Figured he'd moved on from the TW, but I can definitely understand the time involved when it comes to a new baby.
 

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2014 in the books!

Well, I don't know if Rainman made it or not, and I didn't see any other TWs this year. There are just soooo many people, bikes, RVs, etc. at this thing! We had a lot of fun though. The band was pretty good this year. It was dusty. Not my style exactly. I can't wait to get back to the forest at Tahuya, but it is an unforgettable experience being part of the Desert 100 weekend for sure.





 

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Which event did you participate in? Family Poker Run, Iron Man Poker Run, Dual Sport or did you race in the 100?
 

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Which event did you participate in? Family Poker Run, Iron Man Poker Run, Dual Sport or did you race in the 100?
I just ran the 20 or so mile Family Poker Run with the crew in the picture. Keeping up with those mx bikes is hard work. I took a tumble myself after some sagebrush reached out and tackled me. I saw one guy getting medivaced out after going off a 6 ft rock face. There were some crutches out and some arms in slings walking around RV city.
 
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