In the spirit of last years' DVR, I will be abandoning the ever-so-boring Thanksgiving holiday to pursue a motorcycle adventure instead. Smart, huh? Last year, Procycle and I had an epic week of riding, it was documented here http://drriders.com/topic6350.html This year I will be riding solo, PC is busy. I have a "plan" but there a many variables. It's a lot more than Death Valley, I'm only trying to hit the stuff we didn't get to last year (see below). I'm posting this thread to inform, entertain and "reach out" to my DR brethren. It would be good to have some discussions before I leave. My only source of internet comm will be my iphone and hotel computers so there might be some serious lapses in my story during the trip. I'll take a bunch of photos and GPS tracks but they might have to wait until my return to Oregon to get online. Typing on an iphone is time consuming so I'll probably shine on the daily reports, or not. In any case, if there are any of you that would like to join me for a stint (or a beer) let me know here. Each day will be between 250-400 miles. Daylight hours are very short now so early(cold) starts are a must. I'm riding a DR650 and staying at hotels every night. On paper it looks like 2000 miles or so. Here is my "planned" itinerary: 11/23 Hawthorne NV (Off highway, Tonopah, Beatty) 11/24 Beatty NV (Death Valley loop) 11/25 Stovepipe Wells CA (South through DV, Shoshone) 11/26 Laughlin NV (Grand Canyon loop 450+ miles) 11/27 Laughlin NV (Rte 66, Joshua Tree, Barstow) 11/28 Ridgecrest CA (Red Rock, Jawbone, Bakersfield, Lake Isabella) 11/29 Lone Pine CA (Back into DV, long loop north) 11/30 Hawthorne NV Cheers!