February 14, 2010
Please note: The sand is pretty thick at first, for about 100 yards. It's totally doable once you are down on the beach but getting down there (and even worse getting back up!) it's not going to be easy on the wrong bike. If you have an open belt primary, it's gonna pack up with sand and snap. If you are on something like a Triumph with a regular enclosed primary and a chain final drive, you'll be fine. It might take a couple guys pushing to get you back up through the deep stuff, but you should be OK. You don't have to take your bike down into the sand, you can camp on the bluff on hard packed dirt. I'm making a big deal out of this because we want everyone to know what they are getting into, and it's not for everyone. If you doubt your bike or your skills, please stay home. The less, the merrier! Girlfriends in 4x4 chase trucks are encouraged. As stated on the 500 page, we're not providing food and drink (maybe a little, but don't count on it) so be prepared to take care of yourself.