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Old 04-05-2012, 10:24 PM   #181
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LWan and BWan ... i've really enjoyed your rr bigtime... and i was scheduled to go to dv this weekend but my riding bud had to cancel so i'm really bummed...

but many thanks to you 2 for an awesome rr..... and also larryboy, and cj for some great preride suggestions and vicarious adventure...
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:54 PM   #182
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heh, I'm just messin' with you, Rob.

(Glad to see the laughing "smiley" in there!...)



Oh, I know...you're a doll, I can take it.

I'm pretty sure that a 990 is superior to the 1150 in every way.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:05 AM   #183
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I take so many trips that most trips I take the time off unpaid and so does Jill so we figured we will just save 2 vacation days and come back next month.
Make sure you check for the Lippincott cone when you go back!
Have fun in baja, too.
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And why do you have toallitas humedas para bebes on this trip?
If you have to ask "why," you haven't spent enough time moto camping or using gas station bathrooms

Wow, I just realized that those babywipes (and the mini mini japanese handiwipes above them) are so old,
they were in the Summer of Stupid look-at-all-the-crap-I-keep-in-my-pockets photo from 2010.

uh oh. I think I have a hoarding problem...
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i was scheduled to go to dv this weekend but my riding bud had to cancel so i'm really bummed...
Oh, I'm sad for you too! Hopefully you'll be able to reschedule soon.

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Oh, I know...you're a doll, I can take it.

I'm pretty sure that a 990 is superior to the 1150 in every way.
heh, looks like secret agent T Cone has been working his orange magic...
Eggcellent...








Day 5: 3/15/12 Total mileage 165
PSR - Goler - Barker Ranch - Mengel - Geologist Cabin - Mengel - Goler - Ballarat - Charcoal Kilns - Goldfish Pond - PSR




Aww, man.
We beat the dust cloud guy, but his 2 friends were already at the cabin!





Oh well.
It was a fun ride anyway. Plus, there’s plenty of room for everyone.












I took most of the cabin pantry photos for larryboy, so he can check inventory.






Not much firewood left!





BigWan having a beer and some chips and taking in the view...





tiny pano






Zoomed in on lovely Striped Butte






Okay, this is a short entry but it works out for tomorrow...
Plus, I'm tired.





Good Night!

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Old 04-06-2012, 09:39 AM   #184
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We must have missed the Little Wan Cone at Teakettle by minutes/hours. We spent about 15 minutes checking, pissing off the tourists waiting for us to get out of their picture.

Ran into a couple in a Volvo Wagon between the Racetrack and the top of Lippencott with a flat tire, he had just finished bolting on the Mini Spare as we stopped. We considered plugging up his original tire but the side wall gash and missing chunk of aluminum were more than plugs could fix. Halfway to the Crater the Mini Spare came off the wheel and he took out his oil pan. His tow bill will be nothing compared to the pain he'll endure after seeing the fury in his wife/girlfriend
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:58 AM   #185
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We must have missed the Little Wan Cone at Teakettle by minutes/hours. We spent about 15 minutes checking, pissing off the tourists waiting for us to get out of their picture.
Awww...it must have been sad to find the "you're too late" tag that Aimee left...
But what about the one on Lippincott?? Did you have the lat/lon coordinates?

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Old 04-06-2012, 10:17 AM   #186
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Great ride report!

I haven't had time to read the whole thing, but have enjoyed what I have seen so far. I sure appreciate the sense of humor and nice photos! I have visited a friend in Pahrump several times and spent time visiting and hiking in Death Valley and am looking forward riding that area on my bike. I rode through Titus Canyon in a cage and think it would be a HOOT on a bike.

Happy trails!
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:47 AM   #187
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Hey, HayDuchessLives - welcome! Yep, DV is waaaay better by bike.
Have fun!




Okay, gotta wrap this up soon.





Day 5: 3/15/12 Total mileage 165

PSR - Goler - Barker Ranch - Mengel - Geologist Cabin - Mengel - Goler - Ballarat - Charcoal Kilns - Goldfish Pond - PSR




Instead of doing the usual loop, which would have taken us on Warm Springs Rd to West Side Rd to Furnace Creek (and pavement back to PSR),
We decided to go back the way we came and do Mengel and Goler from the other direction.




The other guys left while we were taking photos inside the cabin.
I was hoping that enough time had passed so they wouldn’t be wabbits for BigWan.




















Now, this video was supposed to go up and over Mengel and down the other side.
Unfortunately, I must have accidentally hit the button just before we got to the top.


Motherbrother!

So, you can just see the guys from the cabin at the top and then the video ends.
Oh well.
Sorry. It still would have been boring, if that’s any consolation.






Going down the other side.





It was nice going back the way we came, but it kinda sucks for you guys.

Same ol’ pics...











Back in Goler canyon.





Here come the steps...





We did them 2up. Nothing fancy. After South Park Canyon, they didn’t seem bad at all.





Bye, Goler!





Hello, Ballarat!





We stopped to enjoy some of Ballarat’s finest ice cold $2 beer...Mmmm...beer.

Hung out and BS’d with Rocky for a bit.
We learned a lot about the largest underground lake in the world.
Rocky showed us the ginormous salt crystal he found...
We didn’t lick it, but we’ll take his word that it was salt!


Speaking of lick, gave some love to Potlicker...





After our break, BigWan was fiddling with the helmets, so I ran to use the ladies room...


matt: where were you?
me: bathroom.
matt: you went pee here? how was it?
me: Eh. there wasn’t a door...
matt: oh, right. I heard that the door was getting in the way of the cameras...
me:





As we were riding away...

matt: hey, did you catch that poster on the wall?
me: yeah! took a picture of it.
matt: what?! you took a photo of the [redacted]?
me: In the industry,** we call that...”Booty, Ballarat-style!”




** I'm not in "The Industry" or any industry at all.
It's just another one of our stupid running jokes.
"In the industry, we call that ________."




Anyhoo.


One last nudie pic for Questor and Dabracing!
heh, just calling you two out for fun. I know everyone loves the nekkid ladies...




had to make an extra large ADV sticker for this one!

{{ earmuffs! }}










Woo! Aren't those glitter letters cool?
Sparkly...
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:08 AM   #188
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I took most of the cabin pantry photos for larryboy, so he can check inventory.







Thanks, I spy beer!!


Man, I really did clear out the rocks didn't I? Sorry about that, 1200 pounds of bike and riders is really fun to take places like that. I like the low first gear on your KTM, Little Wan. The BMW can't do that on it's best day!!
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:24 AM   #189
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Awww...it must have been sad to find the "you're too late" tag that Aimee left...
But what about the one on Lippincott?? Did you have the lat/lon coordinates?

Missed that one....but we're off to Cerro Gordo this am, another ride up Lippencott on the way out wouldn't bother me
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:20 PM   #190
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Missed that one....but we're off to Cerro Gordo this am, another ride up Lippencott on the way out wouldn't bother me

10:24am Why are you on the interwebs and not riding?

Post a pic if you find the cone.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:27 PM   #191
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Man, I really did clear out the rocks didn't I? Sorry about that, 1200 pounds of bike and riders is really fun to take places like that. I like the low first gear on your KTM, Little Wan. The BMW can't do that on it's best day!!
Aww, that's okay, Rob...
I'm just glad you've been enjoying those drinks I sent you...



Drink it up, Rob. Drink it all up....





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Old 04-06-2012, 07:59 PM   #192
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Watch out for that orange Kool Aid, Rob. I think LittleWan is trying to lead you astray, not that it would be hard to do.

Hey Little Wan: Make Mud Your Favorite.

Big Wan: Next time I want pictures, it's the ADV way. Dirt/mud naps require pictures first, before anything else.

I like the furry critter pictures. Thanks

Maybe some day I will be able to find one of your T-cones if you continue to sprinkle the country side with them. Hint, hint.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:02 PM   #193
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10:24am Why are you on the interwebs and not riding?

Post a pic if you find the cone.
No Picture, No Cone!

know, damn late start. In our defense it was cold this morning and we were out late last night. They said it was 12 degrees up at Cerro Gordo overnight when we got up there, the ride out to Swansea was certainly brisk

Due to the late start and time chatting and sight seeing at Cerro Gordo we couldn't make an attempt on the cone. We ran into HanksMyBuddy halfway between CG and Swansea and spent more time chatting. Great Ride, some incredible views from up top, Thanks for sharing this one, I don't think we would have even considered it without the RR!
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:44 AM   #194
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You guys need to ride more so we don't have to wait so long your next ride report. Thanks for the most genuinely honest and fun ride reports on the board. And your photos aren't 'mediocre' either. This one is full of good stuff. One of my favorite observations in this one-
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:48 AM   #195
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Anyhoo.


One last nudie pic for Questor and Dabracing!
heh, just calling you two out for fun. I know everyone loves the nekkid ladies...




had to make an extra large ADV sticker for this one!

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LittleWan, I appreciate the kind gesture and consideration for some final nudie pictures , thanks for thinking of me :-)
Great report, BTW. Very entertaining!
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