Ultra4 King of the Hammers Week | Jan 29–Feb 6 | | Johnson Valley, CA

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    #16
    rental it is....
    America is all about speed, hot nasty bad ass speed.
    -Elenore Roosevelt

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      #17
      There will be an event there, sanctioned or not. Dave's best argument is to ensure the race happens, lest it be the true wild west of 10-30k people there having one massive rager. The race at least keeps people stationary for a while.

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        #18
        Originally posted by '84 Bronco II View Post

        Dust gets everywhere Imagine tens of thousands of people driving around non-stop on flour at all hours of the day and night.
        That's pretty accurate as you'll find dust in every nook and cranny. Plus if you're a light sleeper, drink heavily as there's people driving at all hours, at ludicrous speeds.
        Best to get one of those face shield things (they hand them out for free at the Nitto tire booth next to the main stage).

        I'll be there again this year, hopefully as a media dude, which is pretty cool.

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          #19
          Originally posted by Austin View Post
          rental it is....
          PM'd ya

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            #20
            Originally posted by Austin View Post
            my next question was .... is it that F'n messy/dusty there? My dad has a really nice 5th wheel that I wouldn't think of getting all dirty
            Morning 2 or 3 last year. Army Surplus tent, staked like crazy and a HREW frame. Cooking tent, had to start all over. Dust on every single thing from one night of wind.

            It sucked.

            No wind, RV will look like new. Leave windows open and 30 MPH winds, he’s going to kill you.
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              #21
              Originally posted by Etyler2 View Post

              Morning 2 or 3 last year. Army Surplus tent, staked like crazy and a HREW frame. Cooking tent, had to start all over. Dust on every single thing from one night of wind.

              It sucked.

              No wind, RV will look like new. Leave windows open and 30 MPH winds, he’s going to kill you.
              I know one year they had 75mph winds at night and it tore up all kinds of stuff. Also, it was either 2-3 years ago that there was a severe wind/dust storm on Saturday that caused a huge traffic jam trying to get out of the Hammers. My friends were stuck and couldn't leave until late afternoon, but I bailed Friday night right after the race with no issue (also lucked out and missed a huge accident that also blocked the road as well).

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                #22
                I went in 2019 and tent camped. I was under equipped.
                The best advice I was given was to wear a rain jacket, it cut down on the wind.

                My brother in law slept in a Klim snowmobile suit in the tent and froze his ass off. I rocked a hoodie, sweats and a cousin Eddy hat. Alcohol helped induce a sleep coma.

                I am organizing to go this year but logistics are different because I’m coming from Canada. I can fly but I’m sketched out booking flights right now. I want to rent an RV and drive all the way with a Jeep. Can’t do that unless the border opens up.

                Flights are stupid cheap so it’s enticing at $285 CAD round trip. We flew and bought shitty sleeping bags from Walmart. Gave them to Goodwill after we finished with them.

                I still have dust in my tent 🏕
                Last edited by [memphis]; 4 weeks ago.

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                  #23
                  I’ll be there working under the Maxxis awning. Hopefully dragging my rig from OH out there this year for some evening shenanigans.

                  Pack for all types of weather, 70s, rain, snow, dust you never know what to expect.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by [memphis] View Post
                    I went in 2019 and tent camped. I was under equipped.
                    The best advice I was given was to wear a rain jacket, it cut down on the wind.

                    My brother in law slept in a Klim snowmobile suit in the tent and froze his ass off. I rocked a hoodie, sweats and a cousin Eddy hat. Alcohol helped induce a sleep coma.

                    I am organizing to go this year but logistics are different because I’m coming from Canada. I can fly but I’m sketched out booking flights right now. I want to rent an RV and drive all the way with a Jeep. Can’t do that unless the border opens up.

                    Flights are stupid cheap so it’s enticing at $285 CAD round trip. We flew and bought shitty sleeping bags from Walmart. Gave them to Goodwill after we finished with them.

                    I still have dust in my tent 🏕
                    yeah, that's the year I learned just how cold it can get down there. I sleep in my rig and couple of times at night when trying to sleep, I had to turn on the engine to get the heater going. nothing like waking up to 20 degree weather. For 2020, I bought a pair of these; https://www.carhartt.com/products/ca...iberall-104461
                    just in case it got cold again, but of course, it was actually pretty warm at night.

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                      #25
                      I went last year for the first time. Coming from CO, it was -5*F the morning I left, I was looking forward to warming up in the desert. The first night there was cold, but not too bad. The second night Hurricane Hammer came through and fucked shit up. There were tents and tables and trash blown everywhere. The wind came out of the west, I had my camper pointed west, and sucked open the camper door ( that was pointed due east) twice. I had to deadbolt it to keep it shut. The next day I never left camp, and started questioning my life choices. I finally made some coffee and dressed up in my Carhart Xtremes and went to watch the shootout at Chocolate Thunder. Froze my ass off. Made some new friends who had been there before and brought firewood.

                      PRO TIP: BRING FIREWOOD EVERYWHERE YOU GO

                      The rest of the week was great. The weather was warmer. The wind came up a little on raceday and helped out. The dust cloud is no joke. I could see it from the top of the hill between Barstow and Lucerne Valley. I am still sweeping dust out of my truck, camper, and Jeep.

                      But I am still planning on going again. It is a great time! Met so many nice dudes, (and like 3 chicks that were there)

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                        #26
                        Every year I go the weather is totally different than a previous time. I've only been a handful of times, but it's been 90 degrees out and shorts weather sweating balls, snowing, raining, windier than fuck, clear skies, so dusty you can barely see a block, and everything in between. I essentially pack everything I own, and usually end up using all of it.

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