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Who is up for a beach run?

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:32 pm
by stevec
I've mentioned this to a couple of people, and thought I'd post up, to gauge interest. I'm thinking about doing a beach run this summer, at either Long Beach or Ocean Shores, Washington. These are about the only beaches in Washington were you can still (legally) drive on the beach. There is a kite festival in Long Beach in August; we can plan it for that weekend if people want to, or Operation Shore Patrol at Ocean Shores in September, or another weekend. If you're interested in going, post up here, including your preferred weekend, or any weekends you are not available.

This would be very informal, no organized "runs", just a bunch of us camping, playing on the beach, maybe enjoying a little fresh crab...

Whaddayall think?

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:21 am
by leafsprung
florence OR has some killer places to ride sand. Some places you can camp too. . .

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:48 am
by Fordzuki
I would love to take the LJ down there. Longbeach is one of my favorite vacation spots, with all the history, the beach, and the town itself. The only problem I can see with my LJ on the beach run is having to do some things to make it a little more street legal. Turnsignals, brakelights, that sort of thing, and probably some flares to cover the 3/4s of the tire sticking out past the body. If I could get these sorted out, and put a little quieter muffler on it, I'm sure I could keep the tickets to a minimum....

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:22 am
by stevec
leafsprung wrote:florence OR has some killer places to ride sand. Some places you can camp too. . .
My first choice was actually Pismo, I loved going down there for spring break in college, playing in the dunes, and actually camping on the beach, but it's just too far away. I thought about Sand Lake also, but some of the people could be coming down from Canada, so Ocean Shores and Long Beach are pretty central (i.e. within a day's travel for most people in BC, WA, OR, and Northern CA. These two places don't have any dunes to play on, but a lot of our LJ's have the stock NDT's, which aren't much good in the sand anyway. I envisioned this as just a weekend to get together, hang out, and play on the beach; we could plan something in the dunes if people would rather do that...

Long beach has about 16 miles of beach that is open to driving year round, and more areas that are open after Labor Day, or during Razor Clam seasons.

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:56 pm
by Jimny
Doubt I can make it BUT I would love to try!
:cool: :cool: :cool:


Don't count me out... but don't count me in...yet

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:11 pm
by stevec
We looked at property in Ocean Shores a couple of years ago, and found it very reasonable. We might look at Long beach too while we are down there this summer (whether at this meet or another weekend). A lot of people buy property near or on the beach, and use it as recreation property, as opposed to building a second home. I'd like to buy a piece of property, put a small garage and firepit in, and store an LJ down there. Then, if I felt like heading down for a weekend of clamming, crabbing, fishing, whale watching, or just relaxing, I wouldn't have to haul a rig down.

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:31 pm
by russmehl
Some of us get crabbing at home! What do we need a beach for? :))): :))): :))): :))): :))):


I need an excuse to come to the West Coast. Anybody wanna look for an L40 parts van?

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:40 am
by Jimny
Russ if you go I will meet you somewhere and follow you there. I will follow this time so you won't pop a tire. (pssst...bring a spare :wink: )

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:22 pm
by Glen Friesen
oh man, this sounds like a whole lot of fun. Rick and I have talked many times about hitting the dunes or the beach. With him getting married and me having a kid I don't know what we would be able to do but my guess is the later in the year the better.

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:24 pm
by stevec
Jimny wrote:Russ if you go I will meet you somewhere and follow you there. I will follow this time so you won't pop a tire. (pssst...bring a spare :wink: )
This, from the guy who blew two tires at once at the midwest meet in Disney. :roll:

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:25 pm
by stevec
Glen Friesen wrote:oh man, this sounds like a whole lot of fun. Rick and I have talked many times about hitting the dunes or the beach. With him getting married and me having a kid I don't know what we would be able to do but my guess is the later in the year the better.
You're gonna be a dad? Well, congratulations!!!!! :cool:

Rick, congrats on your upcoming nuptuals as well!!!!!

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:07 pm
by deimos_jr
Dad says maybe :shock: its so close we'll HAVE to go :wink: if not with the lj than we'll take the sami. Sounds like fun. Im sure we probably could make it though...my fingers are crossed and I'll keep makin' dad come out to the garage with me.

Re:

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:37 pm
by zukster
leafsprung wrote:florence OR has some killer places to ride sand. Some places you can camp too. . .
I've been going to the Florence / Siuslaw National Forest Dunes every
summer for about the last 15 years.

From Canada, BC, Vancouver, You can make it in about 8 hours
if there is no traffic. Maybe that was in my Mustang though...

http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/siuslaw/recreat ... ndex.shtml" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Anyway, for beachs, big dunes, and camping, there is no better. There
are UFS sites 10 minutes down from Florence. They're the best for
camping. A group of us are heading down for the 1st week in August.
I'll prob take my Sami. Maybe the LJ80 if its ready.

Oh yeh - tons of places to go crabbing too. We got 6 last year.

Re: Who is up for a beach run?

Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:29 am
by stevec
That's not bad at all... It's also within a day's drive for a lot of people in California...

Re: Who is up for a beach run?

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:12 pm
by deimos
I vote Operation Shore Patrol, Ocean Shores. We may not have the LJ running (either one...) but could always head over with the Samurai.

Re: Who is up for a beach run?

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:36 pm
by stevec
I am leaning towards that as well. My summer is booked up, so it will be nice to have a weekend off in August, and also nice to have a camping trip in Sept. I will need to check on the girls' soccer games that Saturday; we may head over after the games.