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Death Valley DAZE 2011 --Jan 27-30

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by RAZR, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. RAZR

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

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    so there was/is a thread that was questioning what the dates, campground, routes, etc were for the DVDAZE 2011.....

    i thought i would just start a new thread with no questions, just accurate info.


    PLEASE DO NOT CLUTTER THIS THREAD WITH ANTI-MOTORCYCLE POSTS AND POSTS ABOUT ILLEGAL RIDING OR FINGER POINTING ON RIDING IN DEATH VALLEY.


    WE ONLY RIDE LEGAL TRAILS AND ROADS IN DEATH VALLEY AND HAVE NEVER EVER RODE ON CLOSED TRAILS.


    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.


    here is a copy and paste of a previous post on the other thread.......

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    the gathering is on and around the dates of.....
    Thursday January 27 - Sunday January 30 (we 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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  2. RAZR

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

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    no rider/camper list.....
    i will just keep a mental note of the riders.


    again, this is NOT ORGANIZED.


    this thread is to just give you information on Death Valley DAZE.
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  3. RAZR

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

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    other info ...

    thread started over at KLR 650 dot net
    http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=83650

    reserve your own site here......
    http://www.recreation.gov/camping/Furnace_Creek_Ca/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70978&topTabIndex=CampingSpot

    GREAT info for you on the gas situation and the cell phone home to the wifey situation.

    i kinda like saying that i can't call and i have no strings to home life for 5 days.
    :lol3

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    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
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  4. RAZR

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

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    :ricky


    more info....





    p.s. i have saved these first few posts so i can keep the first page updated.


    keep an eye out for new info on these first few posts.


    chime in if you are going and give me your camping spot #.

    you call the camp site, Furnace Creek, and reserve you spot.

    if you are riding your motorcycle into the campsite and plan on tent camping, you can fit a few other FF's so you can split the cost of the camp spot.



    there is a convenient store and a gas station and a diner/restaurant next to the camp ground.

    here is a list of restaurants...

    http://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/where-to-eat.htm


    you could show up with nothing but a tent and bag and have your food and beer right there at the store and restaurant.



    there is NO CELL SERVICE or very spotty cell service.


    BUY A CALLING CARD BEFORE YOU SHOW UP and use the payphone at the camp site.

    i know first hand by using a credit card on the payphone there and it cost at the very least, 10 bucks just to be connected then it was just under a dollar a minute for the call.
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  5. christian

    christian Long timer

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    Yea, and even better if you share your tracks on the way back!
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  6. loner

    loner explorer

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  7. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    Sounds like a good first trip to camp off the bike since no hotel like panamint springs. I'm sure I can swing it.
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  8. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    I'll be there. :thumb
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  9. bobzilla

    bobzilla Dirty Old Man

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    Hey Razar
    sorry the other thread got f ed up
    I am in and hope to bring Roc104 and his sweetie . I have had a blast every time I have gone. Ill be bringing the Ghetto burners and dutch oven for Chilli.

    Hey you guys remember how deep the water got in the campground year before?? choose your site accordingly:lol3 DAMHIK
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  10. herrhelmet

    herrhelmet Land n sea adv

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  11. Windrat

    Windrat just a poser

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  12. Luv2putt

    Luv2putt RETIRED!!

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    Site 118 reserved, arriving Thursday Jan 27 and leaving Monday morning. Anyone else want to join in for a leisurely ride or two?

    See you FF's there :thumb
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  13. RAZR

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

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    schweet!:rilla
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  14. herrhelmet

    herrhelmet Land n sea adv

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    You riding out or bringing your bigrig? Can I set my sleeping bag under your picnic table?
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  15. RAZR

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

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    John and i are ridin large in his RV.:deal
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  16. farrington300

    farrington300 No wait....What?

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    Im in as well. Coming in on Thursday and leaving Monday morning. Site 76. I would love to tag along on a few rides with some of you guys.
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  17. Luv2putt

    Luv2putt RETIRED!!

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    :nod

    Driving

    As long as you help me drink some beer :dutch
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  18. Lost4Now

    Lost4Now Been here awhile

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    I'm in. Site 77. Thursday - Monday. Tenting it, with room for others if needed.
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  19. herrhelmet

    herrhelmet Land n sea adv

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    Absolutely.... that's why Rob is coming too. We're concerned about your drinking problem and want to help. Kinda like an intervention.
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  20. bobzilla

    bobzilla Dirty Old Man

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    Site #74 arriving thursday leaving monday :clap
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