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Old 05-09-2008, 08:29 PM   #61
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That was a great trip....whoo...I'm worn out. It reminds me of a trip I took to death valley....I was on my first Dual-Purpose bike....ok...now don't laugh...it was a TW200....it was a fun bike in Death Valley. I went everywhere without a problem. Now I have a DRZ-400s to play with. I hope to see more ride reports soon. I lived in N. CA for 25 years and I miss it most terribley.

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Old 05-10-2008, 05:38 AM   #62
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Really terrific report. I envy you lucky bastards out West that can ride for days with fantastic scenery, great weather, big sky, no humidity. Like you, my first adv ride started with a grossly overloaded bike and found I had to back way off on my expectations in the dirt.
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:05 AM   #63
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I hit the slab again then backtracked up the super fun twisties to Badwater Basin, just to take a few tourist type shots and enjoy the day. One question regarding the sign. Now I'm not a math wizard, but I'm farily certain that 282 feet does not equal 855 meters. Stupid Americans, cant even convert feet to meters.
Sadly, this is probably why the metric system never took off


Great write up and pics. Now fix up your orange fuel buffalo so it's ready to go this summer.
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:14 AM   #64
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What a great ride report
Thank you for taking us along!
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:18 AM   #65
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If I recall, and I can't really see it in you photo, I believe the signs says 85.5 meters. But it don't make no nevermind, it is still one ugly ass/beautiful place!
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:54 AM   #66
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Many thanks for your ride report, I found it to be a very good read and the pics have made me very jealous! Perhaps I should visit my cous' in California...
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Old 05-10-2008, 10:48 AM   #67
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Awesome ride report and pics. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-10-2008, 02:28 PM   #68
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Vince,

A most excellent report and write up!!

Now I'm really wishing we would have had the chance to fly together in the past. Hell, I might have moved out west to bash rocks and drink beer with you instead of bashing alligators and drinking beer here in Florida!!

Well done my man!!

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PS... Now I've gotta go drag my clunky Suzuki DR out and go get dirty, all because of you!!

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Old 05-10-2008, 06:15 PM   #69
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No map, but over 10 gallons of fuel and plenty of water. All roads lead to somewhere right? Well then, that somewhere is where I am going.


Is this yours? ......................That's good shit right there.
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:26 PM   #70
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Is this yours? ......................That's good shit right there.
Some version of it has probably been said before, but I do believe I came up with that one all by mayself. Its a drinking and typing thing I guess.
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:28 PM   #71
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Thanks for all the nice comments folks. Makes me feel good about putting in the effort to do a report, muchas gracias mis amigos........
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:33 PM   #72
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Vince,

A most excellent report and write up!!

Now I'm really wishing we would have had the chance to fly together in the past. Hell, I might have moved out west to bash rocks and drink beer with you instead of bashing alligators and drinking beer here in Florida!!

Well done my man!!

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PS... Now I've gotta go drag my clunky Suzuki DR out and go get dirty, all because of you!!

Thanks AD, yeah you can still come out here and bash rocks with me, after all, youre just retired, not dead. You are welcome to come out and ride anytime my friend. Too bad I was on the Pantyliner while you were on the Whale, would have been good shit to fly together. Although we would have gotten into big trouble in the P.I.
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:15 AM   #73
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I saw you mention that this was a DV report in another thread...glad I found it.


I swear I was laughing with and not at you.


Nice report!!
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:58 AM   #74
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I saw you mention that this was a DV report in another thread...glad I found it.


I swear I was laughing with and not at you.


Nice report!!
Yeah, it was pretty comical that day/night. I found out it was Lippencot grade that got me all fuckulated on the 990, whew, that was work. It was kinda fun just taking a road not knowing where the hell it goes, a luxury you can afford when you carry enough gas to blow up half of death valley.

I just finished reading your awesome 07 DV report this morning, makes me want to take my 450 next time instead of the 990. Awesome stuff mate! It was a first DV trip for me, and there will defiantely be many more in the future.
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:05 AM   #75
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10 gallons...man, I could go for days on that.

I've been there 4 years in a row now and can't get enough. Been through once this year already and am cooking up plans for the fall again.

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