Got up around 6 or so and headed on out to sand lake.
About half way there I heard lots of debris going through pipes......
Then the heater turned cold. I forgot to flush when the new engine went in....
Rest of the system was working fine so I continued.
Got to sand lake, aired down and went for a lap to see if everyone was already there.
Got back to the lot and mthoodsub had just arrived with his buddy and a quad. Went and messed around till lunch and after lunch we spotted Scott in his new dune machine.
After awhile the group got seperated and it was just me and Scott.
Went down to the beach where Scott fixed a guy's 3-wheeler for him and then flew a kite.
I took a lap to find the missing members of the group.
It was late after the kite flyinf so Scott and his family took off for dinner and I resumed my search.
Found mthoodsub stuck near the beach in a big washed out area of sandy mud. Pulled him out and we farted around on the sand for a while longer so I could get myself stuck too. I had a stupid "more throttle will do it" moment.
After that we rolled around a bit and then aired up and got out of there.
My stuckage resulted in the right front getting sand in the bead so I had a nice bead leak all the way home. Good thing I brought a spare air compressor.
mthoodsub in a bowl.
Scott flying a kite.
Tried to find China with the rear tire. I don't think I did.
End of the fun.
Wish I would have gotten more pics but it was raining most of the day and my camera gets janky.
Amazingly enough (well not so amazing, I knew this going in) I find my old street tires were better in the sand for the EA81 power. They didn't have the tread to dig in and make holes. I had a heck of a time getting up hills that were easy before. Now I just dig in more rather than stay on top. Airing down about the same.
Agressive tread is only good if you have lots of HP to spin 'em real fast. Look at the big sand buggies they do tours with (on dunes where they do that) They have giant slicks on them, all four wheels. They just float and don't dig themselves graves.
Edited by TeamCF, 13 August 2009 - 12:51 PM.