DVDAZE 2017 Death Valley January 26-29

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  1. RAZR

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

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    DVDAZE 2017 motherfuckers! :freaky:beer:freaky:beer:freaky:beer:freaky:beer:freaky:beer:freaky:beer:freaky:beer


    Furnace Creek Campground


    BOOK YOUR OWN CAMPSITES

    Thursday January 26 through Sunday January 29
    tons of campsites are already booked up. there is an event this weekend as well as the next weekend so it's filling up quick.
    so we most likely won't have everyone next to each other against the trees like last year.
    book ASAP
    i'm in 103.


    reserve your own site here......
    http://www.recreation.gov/camping/F...ode=NRSO&parkId=70978&topTabIndex=CampingSpot

    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

    on the map above from TOP is SOUTH and BOTTOM is NORTH.

    BYOB
    DIY
    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.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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, Echo Cyn. South Pass going up, Steele Pass in either direction, Lippencott is easy going down but harder riding up.
    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.... Titus Canyon, Chloride Cliffs, Ubehebe Crater, Crankshaft Junction, Teakettle Junction, Hunter Mountain are noob friendly.

    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.

    also, Death Valley weather can change quickly and the road conditions (dirt and pavement) can change quickly. respect all closures.

    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.

    :lurk
    other info ...

    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 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.

    PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE THIS POST.

    I WILL UPDATE THIS POST AND POST #2 with riders and camp spots.

    AGAIN, you book your own camp site. you bring your own food.

    beg 1224R to make dinner for us on Saturday night.:dukegirl:dukegirl:dukegirl:dukegirl:dukegirl:dukegirl:dukegirl:dukegirl:dukegirl:dukegirl:dukegirl:dukegirl:dukegirl:dukegirl:dukegirl


    also, i'm not the organizer of anything whether it be riding street legal motorcycles in or around Death Valley National Park or you finding a campsite or cooking food to eat. i am just suggesting the dates and suggesting the campsites.
    ride on!
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  2. RAZR

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

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    bykergrrl (are you in???)
    wrk2surf (are you in???)
    Farioli (looking for a campsite)
    ohadal (looking for a campsite/maybe with avejoe???)
    pantah site number??? (guest spot available)
    catfish 21 (guest spot available)

    avejoe 29 (ohadal with you???)
    BHoward 35
    KLR Rob 37
    tbarstow 38

    herrhelmet 63
    positronic and Mrs Tronic and Mojave Mutt 70

    1224R 71
    jimmy650 and jalamajohn 82 Th/F 146 Sat (guest spot available)
    Montibank 101
    RAZR , notmybikemodelname , PCVance , Longtallsally 103 (4 guest tent spots available)
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  3. RAZR

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

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    saved
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  4. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    Looks like I'm IN again!
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  5. RAZR

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

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    as i posted in Post #1, we don't have a chance to gather all the campsites along the trees (107-111), there may be one available now but that's it.
    the spots in the middle near there are available.
    get your spot now. :deal
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  6. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    Site 85 secured Arriving wed -mon....there is nothing left( in the trees)book quickly indeed
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  7. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    I may make it- even after our escape. Crazy part is, DV is the same distance away. Depends on where I am in the job search to whether I can make it or not.
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  8. RAZR

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

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    i say it every year, but we need to get on this early. like maybe a year ahead to get our spots along the trees.
    we can discuss more at camp.
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  9. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    definite maybe... especially if there is some weather !
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  10. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    Jeesus Christ that time ALREADY?? IN Im in 71 everything along tree line is booooooked I think its those guys again from last year they locked it down i bet.....


    Theres always panamint hahahahahaaaaa
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  11. RAZR

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

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    we're not noobs
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  12. avejoe

    avejoe Been here awhile

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    I just booked #29 for nights of Jan. 25-29. I'll be in a trailer, but happy to share site with a tent or two.
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  13. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    You crash like one!!!! Hi-yo!!!!!
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  14. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    I think Panamint is a better location as well, but whatever. I actually think it should be at a true boondoking location like the Warm Springs or the like as it is an "adventure" ride, and there is nothing other than toilets at Furnace Creek.
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  15. bykergrrl

    bykergrrl Been here awhile

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    I'm interested. I'd rather take my 225 than the GS. Anybody going on a small bike?
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  16. RAZR

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

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    we all ride small bikes
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  17. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Everyone used to bring big bikes as most of the riding really isn't that technical, but as everyone is getting old and lazy, little bikes are the flavor in the last few years.

    The only thing I'd be concerned with is Range. You should be able to do 150-200 miles in between need a station or tanker.
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  18. RAZR

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

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    old and lazy?

    bwahahahahahahaha speak for yourself.

    we want to have fun and big bikes are heavy pigs and there's no need for 1200 cc's so most have realized a 450cc-650cc bikes is more than enough.
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  19. bykergrrl

    bykergrrl Been here awhile

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    ok. sounds good. question is riding my 225xt up to DV. There's some higher speed highway involved and while the speedo says she's been up to 80(?), anything over 60 for longer periods isn't particularly good for the plugs.
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  20. RAZR

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

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    ahhh yeah! you're hardcore! we all truck our bikes.
    take scenic bypass roads and take your time.
    60mph should be fine for 2 lane roads.
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