Death Valley Loop help

Discussion in 'Americas' started by mcmahon38, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. mcmahon38

    mcmahon38 n00b

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    Headed to DV this weekend. Planning to camp at Mesquite Springs and ride out to the Race Track, up Lippincot to Saline Valley to Warm Springs. On to Steele Pass, Eureka Dunes, then Crankshaft and back to Mesquite Springs.

    The bike? a KTM 530 with 3.9 gallons on board. Anybody have experience with this loop? Know the total milage? I get about 40-45 mpg on the fireroads but any technical uphill it starts to burn the juice.

    Thanks for the advice.
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  2. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    I'd say that you need another gal to be safe.
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  3. byways

    byways byways

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    Have you calculated the mileage? That's big country.
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  4. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    There are no short walks in DV....:D
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  5. Blakebird

    Blakebird Solo Backwardo

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    from the Racetrack, you'll be heading DOWN Lippincott to Saline Valley.

    Pack some extra gas in Primus/MSR fuel bottles - you might be ok on range, but it never hurts to have more than you'll need vs. not having enough.

    though looking at the date of the post, the OP can tell us how it went now :D
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  6. outlaws

    outlaws Been here awhile

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