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Mud - I Found It

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I'm at Ocotillo last weekend. Things looks green like it had rained lately. Still only a few tracks from mud and they were all dried out untill I'm going down Cahilla trail just South of the Gas Dome Trail and I hit this thing. I was the most surprised guy in the desert. Instantly blinded when my goggles got coated. Well that's not all that got coated. See for yourself:

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The twins were in the backseat with their helmets and googles on. They got spared a direct hit although they did get pretty muddy. The oldest grandson was following me on his bike and fell in the mud sort of off to the side. As you can see I got hit full frontal. It's a good thing that Ocotillo has showers. Cold showers that is. Still it kept the motorhome from getting destroyed. I sometimes wear sunglasses riding around Ocotillo Wells. I'm sure glad I had the goggles on that day. Would have blinded me and I would have needed to ask for help to drive me back.
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Looks like I've got my work cut out for me to clean up this mess.

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Now I've got a "fishing story".
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East or West of Pole Line :?: That's what OW is all about, e.g. those moments where your eyes get real BIG :D
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Nice job. BTW, that mud puddle is the last one to dry up in all of OW...now you know!
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The mud puddle was about 3 miles west of Pole Line Road.

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I suggest the proverbial rogue mud puddle in a hard packed setting is the equivalent to a witches eye in the sand dunes.
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Yup, that's the one I was thinking of.

The other consumate mud hole is on Shell Reef Exp about half way between Shell Reef and Devils Slide...so beware.
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There's a few others, e.g. one on Commune and a few on Cahuilla, that are in the range of 50-75 yards long.

They are a real show stopper if you hit them hard, definitely a trip over the handle bars :lol:
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Spent all day Saturday and half of Sunday getting the rail cleaned up.

Took the seats out and started chipping out the big chunks.
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Best part is the mud hosed right off. Just city water pressure out of an ordinary nozzle. The neighbors love the mud in the gutter.
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Used a dull swiss army knife to scrape the heavy stuff off the fabric then a bristle brush and shop vacume to pull out the dust.
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Finally I had to use water to flush out the stitching, basket and frame underneath. Followed up with a leaf blower and shop vac to pull most of the moisture out.
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And by the way, my goggles washed off without a scratch.

So while I've got her set up in the garage I'm thinking about a coilover shock conversion on the front end. Hummm....
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