Solo in the Valley of Death

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by hanksmybuddy, May 17, 2011.

  1. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Yes---your video was awesome---of all the pictures and video's I've looked at over the years, yours gave such a good perspective of the beauty and terrain.

    I could tell your bike and packing setup was really good---you know what your doing and had a great time.

    I'll be there late in the year when it cools off.

    Thanks so much.



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  2. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Fantastic! :clap Thanks.
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  3. ttr

    ttr Been here awhile

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    Great Report! Exellent pics and motorbike! And I nice girl in the middle :evil:evil

    Now I know where to drive while visiting the Us
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  4. hanksmybuddy

    hanksmybuddy Been here awhile

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    If you haven't been to DV before it will definitley be worth the trip. I'm headed back in two weeks for a full week of riding and exploring. Can't wait to get back at it. Maybe submit another report on some new stuff in the area.
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  5. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Wait a minute, you're going back and I haven't received my invitation? :wink:
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  6. hanksmybuddy

    hanksmybuddy Been here awhile

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    Open invitation to you Dave. Just let me know. :wink:
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  7. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    i think we'd better get together for a brew and planning session! :wink:
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  8. BadBrian

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    Agreeing w/ all the previous....great video!
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  9. SenorPeligro

    SenorPeligro Proper Naughty

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    Fun! :thumb
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  10. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    All we need now is for 250 girly to post here. :D
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  11. hanksmybuddy

    hanksmybuddy Been here awhile

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    :thumb Always wonder if she made it on that thing. It was friggin loaded and she had a long way to go. Probably still out there somewhere.
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  12. BigT

    BigT Been here awhile

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    In case it hasn't already been asked.. What's that thing you have under your sleeping bag?
    It looks like it keeps it up off the ground as well as working as a pad. Or am I missing something? :ear

    Fantastic RR btw. Looks like a terrific trip! :thumb

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  13. hanksmybuddy

    hanksmybuddy Been here awhile

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    BigT.....go back and check out post #21 in the report. You'll see a link there on the cot. I really like the thing. A little spendy but I'm done sleeping directly on the ground. This thing is much better than just sleeping on a pad. Packs down small and in my opinion a great piece to have.
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  14. BigT

    BigT Been here awhile

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    I was just going to edit my post to say that I couldn't see it in any of your moto-photos, so it must pack down really small. :D
    Thanks for the response.

    Yikes! $240 - $270??? :eek1
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  15. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Awful Kanauphyl

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    Excellent report! Thanks for taking the time to put it together.
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  16. oldtrucks

    oldtrucks Been here awhile

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    Hi Park, nice meeting and talking with you up near the Salt Tram. You have any trouble getting down that rock chute heading into Swansea? We spent the better part of the afternoon getting the Cerro Gordo tour from Bob, he knows his history and sure enjoys sharing it.

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  17. Ironwood

    Ironwood Friday Harbor, WA

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    Can anyone tell me the current daytime temperatures up at Cerro Gordo. And when do the roads typically get clear enough to head up there? Joe
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  18. hanksmybuddy

    hanksmybuddy Been here awhile

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    Didn't have any trouble getting down. I slabbed back into Lone Pine. Good talking with you guys. I thought the Swansea grade ride was awesome. Next time down I'll definitley do it again. You're right, Bob knows his history and loves to share it.
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  19. hanksmybuddy

    hanksmybuddy Been here awhile

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    Joe.....there is a site somewhere which give the current temp at Cerro. May have to Google to find it. It is definitley clear up top now except for a few patches of snow here and there. I rode it the first week of April and it was fine. Unless they've received a storm you should be good to go. Here is a picture from a week ago that was taken at one of the higher points.

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  20. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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