DVDAZE 2014 Death Valley

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  1. RAZR

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

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    DVDAZE 2014

    January 30 - February 2

    Furnace Creek Campground


    BYOB
    DIY
    book your own camp site
    bring your own firewood

    bring the rain gear and large gas tanks:deal

    OBVIOUSLY, BUT IT HAS TO BE SAID...........

    ONLY RIDE LEGAL TRAILS AND ROADS IN DEATH VALLEY AND NEVER EVER RIDE ON CLOSED TRAILS OR "OFF ROAD".

    Disclaimer: This is not an "Official" list of riders, participants, or people.
    This is a list of names of "people" who are apparently going to be at some place
    at nearly the same time as some other "people". Some of these "people" may
    ride motorcycles, however it's not known if that is a fact or rumor. Very few,
    if any, of these "people" actually know each other and, in fact, may not even like
    each other. As far as I know there is no event planned in any National Park
    where any of these "people" may, or may not, be destined. Remember ride or
    don't at your own risk, your mileage may vary, professional rider on a closed
    course, Member FDIC. Riding motorcycles can cause considerable risk to your
    health and safety, you could even be killed or maimed. Just sayin.... If you end
    up in a National Park and a ranger asks you what group you are with, please
    know the correct answer or pretend to be mute, or deaf.


    I did not write the above disclaimer I have no affiliation with any group or
    non-group, I don't know how this disclaimer ended up on this post and will
    delete it as soon as I see it.



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    the gathering is on and around the dates of.....
    Thursday January 30 - Sunday February 2 (some of us stay until Monday morning)


    this is all low key.

    you make you own reservations.

    the date is a suggestion, if you wanna make it a week long trip (some have) then do it.

    and there is NO organized rides. you meet up with like minded ADV'rs and ride. nobodies holding your hand. there are some veterans of riding Death Valley, find them if you are unfamiliar and ride with them.

    as for rides being NOOB or not.... the whole park is pretty much drivable by a mid 80's FORD Mustang.:lol3

    there are some routes that are not NOOB friendly ie; Goler Wash/Megel Pass (but doable with help or if you are a superNOOB) and Echo Cyn.
    both of these routes have "steps" or walls you need to pop the front up to make it over. but with the help from others, you can do it.

    all the other routes.... Chloride Cliffs, Ubehebe Crater, Teakettle Junction, even Lippencot isn't that bad.

    there are also A LOT of pavement. so you can see the park without doing much off roading. some ADV'rs have brought street bikes and rode pavement all day.

    google map or google earth the park and see what's there.

    also, go on GPSxchange.com
    http://www.gpsxchange.com/
    and half way down the page is "countdown" (he is a ADV rider/AMA rider) that has FREE GPS tracks.
    click on his tracks and the Death Valley tracks and load your GPS before this ride and go for a stroll around the park.
    you will need to sign up to gpsxchange but it's FREE!


    also, i shouldn't have to stress this, but BRING YOUR OWN TOOLS AND TUBES AND TIRE PUMP AND WATER.

    your buddies or ppl you are riding with should NOT have to change your tire or give you a tube or give you tools when you should have your own.










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    POST UP your campspot and days you are staying

    :lurk
    other info ...


    reserve your own site here......
    http://www.recreation.gov/camping/F...O&parkId=70978&topTabIndex=CampingSpot[/size]


    there is cell service, fuel, a store, and a great restaurant at Furnace Creek.
    Furnace Creek Campground Ranger Station direct line...
    760.786.2441


    Here are two numbers for Panamint Springs:
    (775) 482-7680
    (775) 482-4460

    Stovepipe Wells:
    (760) 786-2387

    also, there is NO showers at the campground. there IS running water and flushing toilets and a payphone.

    there IS showers over at Furnace Creek Resort in the back for $5 bucks for a token.
    the pool and shower is open from 7AM - 11PM.

    just go to the Furnace Creek Resort front desk and buy a token.

    Furnace Creek Resort
    PO Box 187
    Death Valley, California 92328
    Physical: Highway 190, Death Valley, 92328
    Phone: 760.786.2345


    BAR is open until midnite... serves food until 9.
    both restaurants are open until 9.
    the General Store is open until 10.


    again, we are taking the spots along the treeline

    and around the top of that map...100 to 114...



    107 to 110 are heavily covered by trees,

    111 to 114 is open space,

    100 to 106 has trees but a little less dense.

    67 to 77 (open space, no trees, good for RV's) ...

    and 80 to 87 (open space, no trees, good for RV's) if need be.



    EACH CAMP SPACE ALLOWS UP TO 8 PEOPLE AND 2 CARS/TRUCKS/VANS

    coordinate with other FF's or i can help you out with grouping folks together.



    THIS MAP SHOWS NORTH DOWN, NOT NORTH UP. :deal
    For all who don't know that they CHANGED MOST NUMBERS OF THE CAMP SITES in summer of 2012 be sure to check the new map.
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    For a bigger, better look, here's the direct link:
    http://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/upload/FCCG-Map-2012-10.pdf



    FF's and their camp space # and days they're staying...





    on the map above from TOP to BOTTOM or SOUTH END to NORTH END
    mr. thumbs + MXBundy + XR400Racer +Buster714 + grinch #114 Thurs-Sun
    scorpion +3 + Solemon Grundy #113
    farrington300 #112 Thurs-Sun
    1224R #111 Thurs-Sun
    RAZR #110 Thurs-Mon
    NMBMN #110 Thurs-Mon
    traveltoad #110 3 man sleeping bag love
    FTL900 +3 + StevefrmGV + Visualizerent #109 Friday and Saturday
    Bicycle Phil +14 #102, 103, 104 and #60, 63
    pcvance + 7 #101
    tbarstow #100
    fletch123 + sharpie1 #86
    Ami + Roi + the Israilis



    Mooney 78865 +2 #144

    dzrtracin #picnic table NMBMN style

    longtallsally

    HAPPYTRAILSINC + HAPPYWIFEINC

    Big E + Phoenix Crew


    walk in tent space
    pierce #124 the quiet spot
    CA Stu

    RV Spaces
    JR Dakar #34 Th-Sun


    cbig #14 and #15

    JPiccassi +5 #005

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  2. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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  3. fletch123

    fletch123 Been here awhile

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  4. RAZR

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

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  5. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    Jesus another weekend ride does the badness ever stop good Lord



    I'm in....
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  6. junglemototours

    junglemototours trailplug

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    where do we park?

    :huh
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  7. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    I guess I'll be there............................:freaky

    Let's have all the fun of last year without the near death incident..:deal
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  8. RAZR

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

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    speaking of... where is Buster714??? :ear
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  9. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Miami asked if he was ok not so long ago...
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  10. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
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  11. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    Will the Toad being coming again?
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  12. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    That's the plan! Unless I find one of those job-thingies that gets in the way.
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  13. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    Just heard from Herrhelmet that he will be attending as well. :clap
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  14. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    That's just crazy talk. And if you do get one, you can always quit. :lol3
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  15. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    If they find out I know you... they will probably fire me anyway.:lol3
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  16. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    :roflmost likely. Might want to take me off your resume'....
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  17. FTL900

    FTL900 White and nerdy

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    OK, I'm in. #109, Friday and Saturday nights.

    I'll be trucking in my WR400 and a tent... and whatever else.
    I'm sure there will be more that occurs to me later.
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  18. mr. thumbs

    mr. thumbs Long timer

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    I'm in.

    If my regular crew don't go I might be looking for someone to share gas cost in exchange for full use of my trailer. Bed, hot shower, heater, fridge, hot showers, stove, BBQ, hot showers, toilet and did I mention hot showers!

    The worst thing about looking for a job is that eventually someone is going to give you one. Good luck in your search.
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    1224R Long timer

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    Should I bring one extra beer for everybody??:rofl
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  20. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    Got 111 for Thursday-sun
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