DVDAZE 2015 Death Valley Daze Jan 29-Feb 1

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  1. RAZR

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

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    DVDAZE 2015

    January 29 - February 1

    Furnace Creek Campground


    BYOB
    DIY
    book your own camp site
    bring your own firewood

    bring the rain gear and large gas tanks:deal

    OBVIOUSLY, BUT IT HAS TO BE SAID...........

    ONLY RIDE LEGAL TRAILS AND ROADS IN DEATH VALLEY AND NEVER EVER RIDE ON CLOSED TRAILS OR "OFF ROAD".

    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.



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    the gathering is on and around the dates of.....
    Thursday January 29 - Sunday February 1 (some of us 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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    POST UP your campspot and days you are staying

    :lurk
    other info ...


    reserve your own site here......
    http://www.recreation.gov/camping/F...O&parkId=70978&topTabIndex=CampingSpot[/size]


    there is cell service, fuel, a store, and a great restaurant at Furnace Creek.
    Furnace Creek Campground Ranger Station direct line...
    760.786.2441


    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


    BAR is open until midnite... serves food until 9.
    both restaurants are open until 9.
    the General Store is open until 10.



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    EACH CAMP SPACE ALLOWS UP TO 8 PEOPLE AND 2 CARS/TRUCKS/VANS

    coordinate with other FF's or i can help you out with grouping folks together.



    THIS MAP SHOWS NORTH DOWN, NOT NORTH UP. :deal
    For all who don't know that they CHANGED MOST NUMBERS OF THE CAMP SITES in summer of 2012 be sure to check the new map.
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    For a bigger, better look, here's the direct link:
    http://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/upload/FCCG-Map-2012-10.pdf





    on the map above from TOP to BOTTOM or SOUTH END to NORTH END[/C]



    PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE THIS POST.

    I WILL UPDATE THIS POST AND POST #2 with riders and camp spots.

    AGAIN, you book your own camp site. you bring your own food. 1224R is making dinner on Saturday night like last year. 10 bucks for dinner. i will bring a keg. 5 bucks for all the beer you can drink.
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  2. RAZR

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

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    riders. camp spots.


    RAZR Group Site #5
    NMBMN Group Site #5
    O'Hooligan #20
    Catfish #61
    longtallsally #65
    WalltWhirled #66
    1224R #70
    GreeNug #71
    Guoseph +1 #78
    Dunerat #80
    Menmok #81
    TemeculaTim #82
    Burnszilla #83
    chriss666 #86
    Scrambleon #101
    Scorpion
    JPaccassi #100
    farrington300 #103
    Jew Crew #104 Th-Sun
    HayDuchessLives #107
    StevefromGV #110
    FZcruzer #111
    mr. thumbs #114
    grinch
    Pcvance and wrk2surf
    cbig +4
    jmil
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  3. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    You finally lined it up with my days off!:freaky

    I'm IN
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  4. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    :freakySite 80 reserved:freaky

    Edit: thur -mon
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  5. Scrambleon

    Scrambleon Been here awhile

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    Site# 101 reserved with some of the Central Valley Riders. Arriving Thurs, departing Sun.

    Scrambleon
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  6. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin возьми

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    IN:freaky
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  7. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    IN :freaky
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  8. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous Supporter

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    Catfish, site 106 reserved, Thursday thru Sunday nights.

    :ricky


    Catfish ...
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  9. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    Yes!
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  10. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    It's on!!:clap
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  11. HayDuchessLives

    HayDuchessLives Loquita

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    I'm in! Site 107 reserved Thursday - Monday. I'm psyched about riding in DV - in the winter! I will probably still have Tourances on my bike instead of the usual knobbies (I switched out for my road trip down to NV), but.... I can still ride on some of the easy dirt roads. :clap Another female Alaskan rider may join me, but she's not sure yet.
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  12. FZcruzer

    FZcruzer Been here awhile

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    IN, spot 111 reserved.
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  13. Mojave Mutt

    Mojave Mutt Long timer

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    In, site booked!
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  14. GreeNug

    GreeNug 210x2

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    In!

    Spot # 71 reserved from Thursday 1/29 leaving Sunday 2/1 with more of the Central Valley crew in tow. Not sure on a head count yet.
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  15. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    I bet more hillbillys from cen cal will be there than the so cal contengent. :D
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  16. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    In like Flint!!!!!


    I will be doing dinner again for everyone on Saturday we'll figure it out probably chili salad ice cream bar couple try tips maybe some Carne Asada will be good for sure!!!!!
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  17. RAZR

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

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    UPDATE!!!

    110 has been booked by a non ADV so party central is at SITE # 5 group site.

    1224R is doing a dinner on Saturday night. i will get a keg. we will ask for 10 bucks for dinner and 5 bucks for unlimited beer from the keg.



    i booked SITE # 5 which is a tent only group site. if anyone is riding in or wants to camp in this site for a fraction of what a regular site costs, PM me. regular sites are $18 a night, this group site is $25 a night. we split this 10 ways and its only $2.50 a night each. that's under $10 for the whole weekend!!!! i'm there early Thursday through Sunday.

    it only can fit 3 vehicles, so my van is one vehicle. i don't think bikes count. but this site does not allow trailers.


    ALSO, check out http://www.campsitephotos.com/campground/Furnace-Creek for pictures of the CAMPSITES you are interested in. this website is great so you have an idea of what you are getting before showing up.
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  18. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    I got 70. Right by 5..

    I'll be in my popup....

    We can do dinner at the group site!!!!
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  19. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    I moved to site 80..... :freaky
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  20. RAZR

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

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    nice Dunerat! it'll be great to party with ya again. it's been too long. :freaky:freaky:freaky
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