Heading to Coos Bay and its been a long time since my last visit. Are there any maps available that show trails from South, Houser, to the North?
Got him a wrist band, and signed up for test rides with PoPo and Can-Am. We took out Can-Am, RC and a RS with Smart Shocks. Then swapped half way and were able to get a feel for each. For me, I didn't see much difference in each smart shock mode, but a slow ride with knobbies didn't compare to my car with paddles. His PoPo test ride I think was a disappointment compared to the Can-Am!!Anyone going to UTV Takeover and would be receptive to hosting a completely new person to all of this for a day of the event?
Strongly considering jumping into a X3, looking to get a little background and perspective before blindly getting into it, and this seems like an immersive experience to get a good taste to observe everything and see what it has to offer.
HUGE THANK YOU to DEZPERADO!!!UTV Takeover Coos Bay has come and gone.
We got to the property, at Houser, the Sunday before and got some riding in. Not a lot of people yet, the sand was reasonably soft on the tops, but the hollows were damp and rutted, and the beach was smooth because of the tides.
The sand camps had a few on Tuesday, and then most on Wednesday and Thursday.
The ATV short course was won by a 25yo motocross racer from our camp.
Friday morning I met up with PNWTrails, walking in with a helmet and rain gear. v v v .
Got him a wrist band, and signed up for test rides with PoPo and Can-Am. We took out Can-Am, RC and a RS with Smart Shocks. Then swapped half way and were able to get a feel for each. For me, I didn't see much difference in each smart shock mode, but a slow ride with knobbies didn't compare to my car with paddles. His PoPo test ride I think was a disappointment compared to the Can-Am!!
Took him out for a ride in my RS and by this time the sand was a little rough.
Dropped him off for a few events and went back to camp to get my wife, about 4 miles to Houser, 4 miles back. Shuttled each to different events, walked vendors row, etc.
He seamed like a nice young man, so we offered him a bed for the night so he could see more on Saturday. By this time the sand was destroyed because of cross traffic on the moist sand.
I believe he got a good taste of the sand, the events and crowds, even though he's more interested in woods riding.
We stayed longer and got home late Wednesday night and are still unpacking, doing laundry and sleeping in. I fount the roof of my gazebo blown off from a storm so I'm fixing that too.
Overall a good time, good camp fires, reasonably good weather, and good friends with maybe a new one, PNW. I'm sure PNW will chime in with his experience.