Going to do Death Valley mid November about 16,17th

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by cbig, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Yeah it is my annual thing cant think of a better way to spend 4 days that time of year, having others around to ride would be icing on the cake. Hell I might come out for both weekends...have to find a dog sitter for the first one.

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  2. luv2race

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    Check with Michael Vick
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  3. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Wrong on so many levels....

    :eek1
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  4. O'Hooligan

    O'Hooligan Ken Dodd's dads dogs dead

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    Will be at PS for TG riding a DR350, camping in a grey sprinter van. Look for us:norton
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  5. luv2race

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    I know, but I couldn't resist :evil
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  6. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    I dont want to de-rail the OP's thread, will PM you.
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  7. loner

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    I'll be in Death Valley for Thanksgiving, just not sure exactly where yet. Hope to see you out there Dave.:ricky
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  8. roundtripping

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    Anyone know what the gas sitch is in Trona as of very recently?
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  9. jrsride2002

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    I think im not rolling Death Valley this year. Been following LarryBoy's postings. And the trails look a little more challenging then im ready for. I'll ask my ridding buddys but might be passing it up this season. Plus im doing the LA-B-V ride with District 37 for thanksgiving weekend.

    ~Junior
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  10. loner

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    T-Stop in Trona has gas now.
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  11. cbig

    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    Is there verizon reception at PSR?
    I remember there's at least voice and text at Furnace...
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  12. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    No there is wifi but it is slow, no cell phone for the most part.
    A couple of providers work randomly but Verizon is not one of them.
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  13. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Well if you make it out I am in site 15, best one under the tree's.

    Look for the obligatory dryer drum fire pit :wink:
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  14. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    :thumb I'll be out there this weekend if anyone's in the 'hood stop by and say hi... Mostly roaming the higher altitudes... Camping at Wildrose.
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  15. jrsride2002

    jrsride2002 Adventurer

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    Hellz yea!!

    I totally dont know DV like you guys but im working on it...

    ~Junior
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  16. cbig

    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    And consensus is PSR. Seems to be a lot of local rides also from there and the fact that we've never staged from there before. Only glitch is cell phone but slow wifi will git er done. ..if it blows Furnace is down the street...
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  17. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    um yeah about 50 miles down the street. Stovepipe is 30 Miles.

    Bit of a long haul to make a phone call :lol3

    In an emergency I know you can make a call out from PS but that is emergency only since I think they pay dearly for that service.
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  18. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    Was a nice weekend out in DV this past weekend, as long as you stayed away from the Valley floor which is still pretty toasty... By the way, there was an awful lot of activity by the old Chevron station in Trona, are they reviving it?? :ear
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  19. cbig

    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    on the cell phone. We have a sat communicator for emergencies (Delorme) and txt/email traffic. Road conditions are looking fun if we pull it off to PSR!

    Anyone been up Pleasant Canyon/South Park?

    Chuck
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  20. Dirtnadvil

    Dirtnadvil Been here awhile

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    Just got back last night. We were riding drz400 and a WR250R. DV was part of a larger loop that went over the mountains a few times to the Owens Valley. We entered the park from the north side off of Saline Valley Road. SVR was baracaded with road closed signs. We went around them as it looked like everyone else had. SVR had a few small washouts but it was mostly fast graded road and not much washboard due to light traffic. The washouts were doable for large bikes.
    Next was the road from Warm Springs to Steele Pass. On a good day the road is just a rocky wash. Right now it is a little more chewed up than normal. Finding the road was a challange at times. We averaged 10 mph on the first 10 miles. The pass was easy. Deradecka Canyon had some fun ledges to go down. The road around the dunes was sandy like always. We then went to Scotty's, the Crater and out Race track road. Race track was rough but easy. Turned left at Tea Kettle, another really washed out road, really rocky.but makable. Through Hidden Valley , nice conditions, up Hunter Mountain, buttery smooth. back out to SVR to the pavedroad to Panamint. Out of Sierra Neveada PA, hopefully remedied by now.SVR was nice high speed absent of the washboard that I usually experience. Went up the canyon to Darwin, rough and rutted but makable on a big bike. We also rode in the Inyo and White Mountains and found some challenging terrain not suitable for big bikes. Hopefully this helps. Sorry I didn't take any pics, camera got stepped on in the first photo shoot of the trip.......DUHHHH!..........PM with any questions..........John
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