Death Valley DAZE 2013

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

  1. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    if everyone brings their own damn firewood and brings it over to Party Central, then we'll be good for the weekend.

    it's when you have one guy bringing a truckload and he never gets paid what he deserves or what he feels he deserves then it turns into a post party internet bitch fest.

    BYOB BYOW BYOT BYOF
  2. theGrinch

    theGrinch SNF Dream Riders

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    That's why I wear a NoobsDV tee so they think i'm a mole. :evil

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  3. Memnok

    Memnok Fly high, go far.

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    I know we deleted the in-list, but I went back and deleted myspace number from my original post too. Can't be too careful with the ranger folk.
  4. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    Yeah, and we are camping very close to the visitor center.
  5. radbrad511

    radbrad511 Been here awhile

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    Working out those dates. Gonna try to book a spot around January 2 if all goes to plan. Stuck in Montucky till then!! How do you guys get 200+ miles out of a tank of gas? XR4 (4.2 gals.) is good for around 35-40? MPG. 140 miles to be safe. I can carry 2 more gals. in my MSR bag. That is still just around 200 miles total. Perhaps I can milk a little more on fast roads with a tall gear (15-43). Are the trails like Baja fast and open? Or should I work on a plan to carry 7+ gallons of fuel Exxon Valdez style.

    How much range does your bike have?

    Hope to join you all!:evil
  6. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    I have a 6.6 gallon on my EXC. gets me close to 200-250 depending on terrain and gearing.
    I run 14-48 for Death Valley.

    if you have to, bring MSR bottles or a bladder or a milk jug for extra gas.

    the terrain isn't hard at all. Echo Cyn and Goler have steps but no biggie.

    some ppl feel that Lippencott and Steel Pass are somewhat difficult.

    the rest is wide forest type gravel roads with some rocky sections.

    come out ! :freaky
  7. Cannabinoid

    Cannabinoid Banned

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  8. almissoula

    almissoula Adventurer

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    Booked Thu-Sun. Right now its just me riding in on the R1150GS but obviously reserved it for 8 people and an RV with dogs in case anyone needs a spot. See y'all there! :beer

    PS - to the folks who ride in, where do you pick up firewood?
  9. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    I think its about the same either way. I prefer going through Trona just to get off the beaten path.
  10. radbrad511

    radbrad511 Been here awhile

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    Razr-

    Thank you for pointing out my stupidness. NUKED! Go Snatchsquatch!!!:clap
  11. CA Stu

    CA Stu Thanks Super Moderator

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    At the Furnace Creek store, about 400 yards from camp.

    Walk south through camp to the Airport rd, turn left to the main road, turn right and walk past the gas station to Furnace Creek Resort.
    There's a general store, a cafe, a bar/pizza place, and a nice restaurant all right at the entrance. :thumb

    Or you can hop on your bike, it's about a 2 minute (if that ride), only longer because you have to go north all the way to the exit of the campground and then head south back to the store...
  12. almissoula

    almissoula Adventurer

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    Dude that answers more questions than you think. Thanks!

    Last newbie comment of the day for me has to do with GPS, Spot, 'that little dot on the map is me', etc. I don't have one. I kind of like the caveman aspect of navigating by AAA and Benchmark maps. Does anyone think that's crazy in a bad way, should I go farkle up my bike with a nuvi right now?
  13. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    fuck a gps.

    use the maps, then if ya get lost, thats what an iphone is for.

    theres also an app for the iphone that you can record the path you've taken so you can double back etc.
  14. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    If you're getting a gps, fuck the Nuvi noobie. They're trash. Get a used 276/376 or a Montana.

    The only people who like naviguessing the old way have never actually owned a GPS. Why make your life harder when you're actually out to ride and enjoy yourself. The better you know where you are the more time you can spend seeing more and knowing what you're seeing.

    Or.......you could just ride with someone who has a GPS and knows how to use it. :clap
  15. Lasherman

    Lasherman Ah Sh!t!

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    GPS is nice because then the whole "Where the fuck am I" and "how the hell do I ge to were I want to be" goes away. Lets you relax and enjoy the ride more. I have a DeLorme PN40 but GPS is pricy. There will be a lot of experienced riders and other GPS people in camp.

    On a totally different side not........has anybody looked at the Bikini web site? Holy fuck I need to bring my moose gun.
  16. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    Been there many times, and yes, some are rotund. But we don't go for the bitches, we go because it's the only watering hole once you get over that direction without having to go into Beatty. The drinks are fairly cheap and always very strong. Johnny law patrols over there too much to chance a trip through town after a few. :freaky
  17. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Stu is always here to help.

    On the GPS, I got into them a long while back and have a few. I love having them, but at 12/21 approaches, I'm thinking I need to go back and freshen my orienteering skills. Some of the guys I've ridden with and I did it in Baja, use both.

    The one saving grace to the GPS is that if you are a working stiff with a limited amount of time, you can create a route before hand and then plug and play, whereas with maps, it can be much more time consuming and take up a lot more space. The GPS is really the main reason I have been able to do so many miles in such a short period of time. I'd either have to be member of the "occupy" movement or independently wealthy to do all the exploring I've done with a paper map in the same period of time.
  18. Lasherman

    Lasherman Ah Sh!t!

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    Good point.....
  19. almissoula

    almissoula Adventurer

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    Cool I can't wait to get lost only to fire up a gps and get routed directly to those heffers down at the bikini
  20. Memnok

    Memnok Fly high, go far.

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