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Old 06-16-2012, 05:39 AM   #16
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Great photos DC - makes me even more jealous about not being able to make the trip. Should add this one to your sig line
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:48 AM   #17
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Gave me some idea on Death Valley- Thanks for excellent pics!!!
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:18 PM   #18
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Thanks for the comments guys - glad you enjoyed the pics. There is some spectacular scenery and riding in Death Valley. It's a magical place, once you get off the beaten track. The main area, and Furnace Creek in particular, is bloody depressing and painfully touristed-out. I'd go so far as to say that Furnace Creek and it's associated development is a giant stain on an otherwise amazing National Park, and they should kick Xanterra (or whatever that company is called) out for good, and reclaim and repurpose it properly.

Up in the hills, it's another world entirely, and one of my favourite places.

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Old 06-18-2012, 04:28 PM   #19
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Thanks for the comments guys - glad you enjoyed the pics. There is some spectacular scenery and riding in Death Valley. It's a magical place, once you get off the beaten track. The main area, and Furnace Creek in particular, is bloody depressing and painfully touristed-out. I'd go so far as to say that Furnace Creek and it's associated development is a giant stain on an otherwise amazing National Park, and they should kick Xanterra (or whatever that company is called) out for good, and reclaim and repurpose it properly.

Up in the hills, it's another world entirely, and one of my favourite places.

dc
I agree completely. Great RR and awesome pics.

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Old 06-18-2012, 06:13 PM   #20
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nice...

dv is one of my favorite places.


good to see you doc and les had a good time.
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:10 PM   #21
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Just read the RR. Definitely makes one want to go out there! Interesting vest set-up you guys used.
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Old 07-09-2014, 04:03 PM   #22
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how do you like that 'tekvest' you're wearing?.....
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:55 AM   #23
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The Tekvest is probably my favourite piece of dirt bike gear that I've ever bought. It's very pricey though. Made locally, a couple of hours from where I live here in Ontario.

However, I've abused it, raced it, toured with it, crashed it, worn it in all conditions - hot, humid, dry, cold, pouring wet...and it still functions brilliantly. I wanted something that would work with a neck brace but be easily removable so when I stopped trailside for a break, etc., I wouldn't be stuck wearing a compression suit. The pockets are useful and it vents way more than you'd guess as the armour is perforated. I had a couple of different compression suits and armoured jackets previously (everything from the Acerbis, RockGardn, Klim Adv Rally Jacket, BMW Rallye 2, etc. etc.), and for true aggressive dirt riding, I pick the Tekvest every time.

I have no affiliation at all with the company - but I love the product and if mine ever falls apart, which seems unlikely, I'll buy another straight away.

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