Death Valley DAZE 2013

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by RAZR, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,666
    Location:
    BACK IN THE STATES!!!
    So the track bike sold last night! :clap This means the quandary as to which bike to bring grows as I just finalized the order for shocks for the pig.

    The missus hasn't let me know what they've come back with in terms of moving to CO just yet, but if it looks like we're moving, then she will definitely come.

    If we're not moving, then I might bring the pig just b/c the puppy is too young (will be at 12 weeks) to have had the second round of shots for Parvo and I don't want the boss nervous about it.

    [​IMG]

    His big brother, though, won't have any problems...

    [​IMG]
  2. hbmichael

    hbmichael Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    678
    Location:
    Californication
    Looking to come out on Friday early am, probably just for the day, head back home that night. Any rides planned for the day? Dale Lion (chillum) may or may not make it too. Im not all that familiar with DV but some of the pics look amazing (just like Huell would say). Im planning on packing extra gas for extended range.
  3. almissoula

    almissoula Adventurer

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    Oddometer:
    38
    Location:
    Mission District, San Francisco
    Oh yeah, by 'we' I mean a buddy of mine riding in with me on an R1200RT and wifey will be around for Sat and Sunday. Plenty of room for another vehicle and 4-5 more people. And now a quote from John Steinbeck:

    "The nature of parties has been imperfectly studied. It is, however, generally understood...that a party hardly ever goes the way it is planned or intended"
  4. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2008
    Oddometer:
    7,298
    Location:
    That's a good story, have another one?
    Mike, it's a 4-5 hour ride out. Rides leave camp between 8 and 9am. You would have to leave home at 3:00am to guarantee that you catch a ride. You would most likely not be back to camp until dark and tired as shit, and then you would ride home after riding very long dirt miles (not CNF) and you would not et home until after midnight? :huh

    I've been known for doing some crazy, dare I day Stupid things. But that plan is dickriculous.
  5. CA Stu

    CA Stu Thanks Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2004
    Oddometer:
    51,103
    Location:
    Riverside, CA
    It's a long ass day trip, that's for sure.
    I wouldn't do it on a bet.

    Plan on leaving the day/night before, even if you get to camp late at night, have a ride the next day and then go home that night at the absolute minimum.

    Distances are huge in DV.

    Even the smallest loop involving dirt is north of 150 miles.
  6. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Oddometer:
    5,432
    Location:
    Planet Reno
    Thats my plan cept I'm staying saturday night :freaky. I'm coming from like 7 hours north

    OC To DV on a bike is nothing less than 6 hours :deal
  7. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Oddometer:
    5,855
    Location:
    Sequoia Country
    :nod
  8. hbmichael

    hbmichael Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    678
    Location:
    Californication
    Hey, Im trailering and will have my truck. Ill definately play it by ear, plus you know Im a busy cat! Just be ready to ride and take my ass on some good trails! Im sure it wont disappoint!
  9. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Oddometer:
    5,855
    Location:
    Sequoia Country
    Any way you slice it, DV is a loooong way to go for a day...
    It will be good to see you, Michael.
  10. hbmichael

    hbmichael Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    678
    Location:
    Californication
    I look forward to seeing and riding with you Perry! You too Rob! I might even bring some riding gear!
  11. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2008
    Oddometer:
    7,298
    Location:
    That's a good story, have another one?
    We'll see, but remember, a vagina around your dick is not considered riding gear.
  12. hbmichael

    hbmichael Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    678
    Location:
    Californication
    Damn....foiled again!
  13. Cannabinoid

    Cannabinoid Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    739
    Location:
    Confined in the physical world
    fixed
  14. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2008
    Oddometer:
    7,298
    Location:
    That's a good story, have another one?
    Absolutely nothing like a Vegas run unless you plan on just hanging out in camp by yourself once you get there, because everyone will be out riding dirt all day. The only similarity is that you'll be on a bike.
  15. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,481
    Location:
    Camp Snoopy
    Why is it so quiet? Where's the ride plan link? No home made beer thread? You guys aren't really scared that th cops/ rangers are watching this thread are you?
  16. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Oddometer:
    5,855
    Location:
    Sequoia Country
    Skeerd shitless:lol3
  17. Windrat

    Windrat just a poser

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,980
    Location:
    The Beach
    going to fun...


    working on the bikes is not has fun as riding them
  18. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2008
    Oddometer:
    7,298
    Location:
    That's a good story, have another one?
    Nope, just working and working on the bike for me. Can't wait! Got tons of beer and Bulleitt already.
  19. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,481
    Location:
    Camp Snoopy

    a nose bullet? for the hookers?
  20. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,666
    Location:
    BACK IN THE STATES!!!
    I've decided on the WR. I spent today doing some basic maintenance and looking things over. Last thing will be to put new handle bars on, and I'll be ready to rock.

    I also did a test fit with the camper.

    [​IMG]

    Yup, I'm gonna be comfy. :clap