Need Itinerary Advice for 10 Day Trip

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by SEWERMAN, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. SEWERMAN

    SEWERMAN Mosquito Killer

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    Ill be flying to LA from Alaska and renting a 1200GS for 10 days end of Febuary through March, I need some local advice. I'm interested in the "must rides" for a bigger bike. I've done some limited riding in Death Valley and was thinking of hitting DV again in route to Nevada. I'd like to minimize the pavement but I don't need to be winching my bike up and over anything to gnar-gnar. If you can turn me on to some GPS routes that would be cool too. Just looking for some good riding, camping and time away from to much snow. :ear
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  2. Off Limits

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    Sounds balsy on a rental. I like your style. How much to rent a Gs for ten days?
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  3. SEWERMAN

    SEWERMAN Mosquito Killer

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    About 150$/day.
    Looks like there's not much riding to do by the lack of suggestions.
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  4. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Exactly. There is no riding here in Nevada. :D

    Death Valley is still getting straightened out after a couple of huge storms. Getting over the mountains between LA and NV can be hit or miss at that time of year.

    There are tons if roads, trails, washes, snake tracks, etc..., to take out here.
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  5. RocknTroll

    RocknTroll Been here awhile

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    We don't all sit around the house on the weekends :lol3

    Have a couple destinations in mind and hit sortest route on yer GPS, it's taken me on some great roads.

    Mojave is a pretty wild area to see just don't stay in the "nicer" motel there in Baker.

    Maybe down to Sandy Eggo over to the Salton Sea and up into Death Valley

    Lockwood Valley rd to 33 back to the coast.
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  6. High Country Herb

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    If you go through Death Valley, I would say Titus Canyon is a "must ride". The basement tour at Scotty's Castle is pretty interesting if you are into residential engineering solutions.

    Red Rock Canyon and the Mojave are pretty interesting too.

    In 10 days you do do a loop: LA>Mojave>Red Rock>Death Valley>Las Vegas>Lake Havasu>Escondido (Stone Brewing Company)>LA
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  7. pierce

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    go up the coast, and zig-zag the coastal range, tons of great GS riding, even if most of it is paved. at most you'll hit rain that time of year. have a flexible itinerary so you can hole up where ever you happen to be for a day or 3 if you happened to get smacked by a big wet, usually these alternate with weeks of nice weather. definitely try and get up to the santa cruz/san mateo/marin/sonoma/mendocino stretches of the coastal mountains.

    see the pashnit website for tons of great road touring ideas. don't even think of going to Yosemite, or anywhere in the Sierra in the winter, it will be socked in solid snow with all passes but a couple major highways closed permanently until mid may/june.
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  8. AngryScot

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    That's the attitude! :clap
    :rolleyes
    check the http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/hwytables.htm
    a bunch of stuff is closed that time of year if you want to do any passes.
    thats all I got :lol2
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  9. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    What is he going to do for the next 9 days? :rofl

    Keep checking this Death Valley thread for conditions updates.

    After the monsoon season we had here in Las Vegas, lots of the desert has reset and roads may or may not exist or be passable.

    Red Rock here in Las Vegas is OK. The really cool place is Valley of Fire, about an hour north east of Las Vegas.

    Elevation at that time of year pretty much eliminates a lot of Utah and northern Arizona from being motorcycle accessible.

    For really nice weather and NO F*CKING SNOW, head south to Baja.
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