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Death Valley Daze 2012

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

  1. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    Bummer Jackson, what happened? If you are fixed and rolling tomorrow, text or call me and we can try to meet up for the ride into DV. We should be in Trona @ 11:00 or so...

    Perry
  2. montibank

    montibank Happy

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    Sucks - good luck.
  3. Bartek990

    Bartek990 Adventurer

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    If anyone lost a tent on Ballerat rd campsite 80 to pick up
  4. CA Stu

    CA Stu Peace and love

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    Just walk around the campground and look for the pissed off guy with no tent...
  5. bitwrench

    bitwrench ADV SUMO

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    LOL are u fooking kidding me? My site mate all the way down from San Jose finds my tent and sleeping pad. Ya, that big agnes pad in the blue bag inside with the tent...You picked it up right where the trail that skirts the lake meets bellerat rd.
    Uh hold on to that for me would you? I must have missed you by minutes. I was repairing my front end..
    Bitwrench
  6. RAZR

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

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    on my way. Should be in death Valley by 11 PM. The lost tent is probably Lost Rider's. He went up Goller on Wednesday and stay the night is probabily on his way to camp today. he is with his gf.
  7. bitwrench

    bitwrench ADV SUMO

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    The front rim has enough runout to call it bent, although if I replace the 5 or 6 twacked spokes it might tru up. The brake is dragging bad,, so the caliper is twacked, but hopefully it is just the pins that it floats on. The plastic piece up by the fork seals is broke. Does that help keep the seal in place? Its not dripping...yet. Oh, and by the time I went back for my nearly new tent someone had already picked it up...heh Im not telling the story till someone gives me some beer.
    Starting the ride to death valley with a front rim that is just going to destroy itself would just be stupid. Plus the brake will just heat up and fry the seals. Slabbing it back from Trona, the front end was dancing like f@cking sloppy britany Spears..
    So ya, Call me when you hit Johanasberg. I'll meet you in Trona. Im repacking agian...And I got someone to carry my tent and sleeping pad for me :lol3
  8. Bartek990

    Bartek990 Adventurer

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    WTF ! Tent is gone! I left it on the table and don't see it?
  9. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    That sucks, check with the rangers, they might have it. We are on 58 out of Bako now, see y'all this afternoon.
  10. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    And the campground host. He may have cleaned up thinking someone was trying to reserve a reserved campsite.


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  11. bitwrench

    bitwrench ADV SUMO

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    Im omw, got the 'car' tent just in case...WIll try and meet up with Perry around trona or the steps...
    SS TITANIC is leaving port..
    :}
  12. theGrinch

    theGrinch SNF Dream Riders

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    Hope you FF's are having a great time while I sit in a airport waiting for a flight.

    :freaky

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  13. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    Pete, you can count on it !
  14. RAZR

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

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    bitchin time so far!
    got a long ride tomorrow.

    I'll post up pics soon!
  15. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    Great time. As always. Great to see everyone again!!! Let's do it again soon!!
  16. Pucker

    Pucker This is gonna hurt

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    Great time guys.
    Rob, thanks for a great dinner and two wonderful nights.
    Jim, you should get some cream for that infection.
    Loved cutting you off on the way home.
    Dick hair yourselves,
    Pucker
  17. bitwrench

    bitwrench ADV SUMO

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    Was nice putting a face to a bunch of ADV names. Great bunch of characters for sure. Had a blast seeing DV for the first time in 20 years.
    Went home over Mengal/Golar, fun stuff.
    In keeping with the theme of shiite falling off my bike, if anyone finds most of a license plate, probably in Butte valley, could you drop me a line? Going to clean up the carnage tomorrow, and get ready for the next ride..
    Cheers,
    Bitwrench
    (Jackson)
  18. liorsmotoride

    liorsmotoride Lior's moto ride

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  19. liorsmotoride

    liorsmotoride Lior's moto ride

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  20. Bartek990

    Bartek990 Adventurer

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    Thanks guys,
    I had a blast time in DV. After 12 hours of awsome riding Im finaly home.
    A few pictures:

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    On my way to DV Trona pinacles
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    Aquereberry point
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    Scott?
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    Noon rest in Titus canyon
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    Nice blue sky
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    Scott and Jackson on the way to Eureka Dunes
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    on my way home
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    Thanks guys.