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Level 3 Roadtrips (picture heavy)
« on: June 05, 2016, 04:54:35 PM »
I wasn't sure I would be involved with a bmx community ( a real one, this counts I guess, but I regress) at or above the age of 30. That age and how it corresponds to where I am in life now is pretty surreal. Three friends and myself decided we should go on a roadtrip to the famed nude bowl in March. Being adults now, thats a tricky thing to get four dudes schedules all on the same page. Work obligations and school deadlines made it the last weekend of May to finally get the go ahead to get on the open road. One of us never submitted a request for time off until about two weeks from departure. Even then, it wasn't a for sure thing a few days before leaving. We all finally met up and drove off at midnight on a Thursday night for an 8 hour drive to go ride a pool in the middle of the desert the same morning.

Later that morning I woke up in Santa Clarita or something to find the fucking Mystery Machine. Obligatory band photo, we are the big mexican xylophones.


After a couple more piss stops, our driver being awake for 30 hours or something and navigating through the desert. We made it.


One of two things I hoped to do.

My friend Mondo, pedals.

The ol over under maneuver with me and Matt.

A couple skaters in their 50s showed up with their dogs and were cool. I was stressing there was going to be some bmx jihad. "No bikes!" All the skaters we met that day were cool.

A quick tag for good measure.

My friends are hipsters with Polaroids. Album cover photo.


After sweating it out, we tried to go to a local swimming spot I remembered as a kid. Four years of compounded drought, some environmental development and it wasnt there anymore. Whitewater, California

After all this we went up to my Mom's house in Joshua Tree to relax. Plus do drive through the desert a bit.


Local pool I rode back in 2003, still empty. Not enough time to clean it out though.


Desert exodus


We made our way down to San Diego afterwards to chill at my friends place on the beach.

We rode once while down there. Bucket list Home Ave stuff.



After riding this for a few hours, I got a flat and we decided it was a good time for lunching. The two vegetarians and two omnivores split to get respective cuisine. Three of our bikes, including mine, were locked in my friends truck when they went to get burgers. I guess they were parked across the street from the patio they were eating on and some crooked fucker cut the locks and rode off with their bikes. They left mine because the whole flat tire thing. We were leaving the next morning so little hope was placed in getting them back. One friend was happy he never had to see his stupid eclat freecoaster again at least. Hope that fucker smashes his knee. Cannot wait to plan another trip, maybe a little less relaxing next time? Maybe more relaxing, level 3 has some weird demands.



This is a video of all the shit I described. Very trip oriented, not a riding edit. Though, there are a couple good shots!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIsQD4SUNVE







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Re: Level 3 Roadtrips (picture heavy)
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2016, 06:54:04 PM »
Sweet! I want to live in California.

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Re: Level 3 Roadtrips (picture heavy)
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2016, 07:00:08 PM »
Looks like a good time! That is Southern CA, right? Landscape looks incredible, in a boring kind of way.
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Re: Level 3 Roadtrips (picture heavy)
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2016, 08:08:05 PM »
 to Slab city??? I heard you can eat people out there

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Re: Level 3 Roadtrips (picture heavy)
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2016, 09:48:28 PM »
Yes, this is all Southern California. San Diego borders Mexico.

I'm not down with things south of Indio Carlos. Fuck Salton Sea. Fuck Niland.

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Re: Level 3 Roadtrips (picture heavy)
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2016, 10:12:06 PM »
Sick pics and story, sucks about the bikes getting stolen though, bit of a bummer to end the trip on
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Re: Level 3 Roadtrips (picture heavy)
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2016, 06:42:19 AM »
Awesome
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Re: Level 3 Roadtrips (picture heavy)
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2016, 04:30:13 PM »
This makes me want to listen to Kyuss.

Fucking bike thieves eh.
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Re: Level 3 Roadtrips (picture heavy)
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2016, 07:22:49 PM »
That giant t-Rex, is that the same one from fallout: new Vegas?
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Re: Level 3 Roadtrips (picture heavy)
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2016, 08:25:40 PM »
I don't know, I've never played any fallout. It's the same one from your favorite romcom though.

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Re: Level 3 Roadtrips (picture heavy)
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2016, 01:42:50 AM »
One of my friends that came with us got a bachelors in photography. He was constantly on his cameras, despite that here is the only picture I've seen.


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Re: Level 3 Roadtrips (picture heavy)
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2016, 11:24:39 PM »
Awesome photos and trip. I wanna ride pools!

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Re: Level 3 Roadtrips (picture heavy)
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2016, 12:32:37 PM »
rad stuff I hope to one day ride that thing

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Re: Level 3 Roadtrips (picture heavy)
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2016, 11:45:04 PM »
My friend finally made a video. I have good memories in this.

http://youtu.be/-HRw3NzZuEY

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Re: Level 3 Roadtrips (picture heavy)
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2016, 11:45:04 PM »

 

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