Death Valley Daze 2012

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Pointman0853, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Pointman0853

    Pointman0853 Unregistered Gun Owner

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    DVDAZE 2012

    January 26 - 29
    Furnace Creek Campground


    BYOB
    DIY
    book your own camp site
    bring your own firewood

    bring the rain gear and large gas tanks:deal





    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 26 - Sunday January 29 (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. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    It's always too soon to be thinking. :freaky, but not drinking
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  3. dunerat

    dunerat WTF? Super Supporter

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    :freaky



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  4. RAZR

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

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    funny you posted up today cuz i was going to instigate a thread.


    get the mods to take off the question mark on the title and let's start planning.
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  5. CA Stu

    CA Stu Peace and love Super Moderator

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  6. RAZR

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

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  7. RAZR

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

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    there IS cell service at Furnace Creek Campground (AT&T is confirmed and Verizon is confirmed. not sure on the other carriers.) there is a payphone there as well.


    Everyone: Fuel is consistently available at Furnace Creek but not always at Panamint Springs, it's really important to call first if you're on a small tank and plan to hit Saline Valley Rd or anything in the Panamint area. The same goes for Stovepipe Wells.

    Here are two numbers for Panamint Springs:
    (775) 482-7680
    (775) 482-4460

    Stovepipe Wells:
    (760) 786-2387

    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




    here is a list of restaurants...

    http://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/where-to-eat.htm
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    DOD rider #5

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  9. Windrat

    Windrat just a poser

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  10. Gerg

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    Damn Razr, a bit touchy?















































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  11. catalina38

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    My Verizon Droid worked great in the campground a few weeks ago, I could do email but no web surfing
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  12. Lost Again

    Lost Again Fresher Meat

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    Yup, I'll go. Might even have a new place to sleep, not that watching Razor and Luv 2 Race make that old RV rock back and forth ain't fun, but I am thinking of getting a little trailer. And yes, if anybody has to know, I'm white, and I have on occasion, acted trashy, so I guess calling it the new Lost Again WT Trailer is semi-appropriate. I hope it don't F-ing rain, again.
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  13. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    I went a couple of years ago and had a blast. Lots of ADVriders in the campground. One guy even invited a bunch of us into his motorhome to watch Baja riding videos. I think with all of the wine, beer, and whisky that was consumed, we probably raised the water table a couple of inches that year. My favorite trail was Titus Canyon, but next time I want to see Ubehebe Crater.

    Not sure if I can make it this year, but we'll see.
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  14. RAZR

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

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    hahahahahahahahahaaha:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3

    i copied and pasted all the shit i posted on the DVDAZE '11 thread.

    we had some yahoo getting all up in a tizzy about ppl not riding on trails and roads. i just figured it's good to post again so we can keep this thread and this camp out drama free.

    so no haters.
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  15. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    You two clowns wouldn't be forgetting about your other semi-commitment for the week before, would you ?
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  16. dunerat

    dunerat WTF? Super Supporter

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    nope....aaah... oh yeah:D
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  17. Windrat

    Windrat just a poser

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    so many rides and so little time....















































    What beer drink'in party are you planning.....
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  18. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?

    It will involve the whole population of Baja............:freaky
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  19. RAZR

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

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    nope.

    we'll be fine.:freaky
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  20. Windrat

    Windrat just a poser

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    be sure to take wally...he can find a tity bar in the dark
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