I am a ghost, this is a dream, something is here...it calls to me.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by larryboy, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. WRC51

    WRC51 Long timer

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    Thanks for thaking the time to post this RR and the related pictures. I had read your RR about you visiting your aunts(?) grave site, and really enjoyed it. I stumbled across this RR the other night and have enjoyed catching up with it over the last two days. Something about your solo trips really hit a cord in me, Thanks again.
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  2. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Thanks, that other report was about my Grandmother. :cry


    Scrambling to get a bike built for my annual Death Valley trip!!! :ricky
  3. Splisken

    Splisken I'm not dead yet...

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    Thanks a ton for your efforts on these posts...amazing scenery, video, and music (from friends too, does it get any better). Death Valley...who knew? You apparently! Class act that I can only hope to emulate as my rides develop. The laid back, casual, in the moment-ness (yes, I know it isn't a real word) of your reports is top notch. Keep riding the dream.
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  4. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Thanks, I've been back to DV 3 or 4 times more since this report...still finding new things.

    :beer
  5. Buddy_Holly

    Buddy_Holly That'll be the day..

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    This album is amazing. Moments is a growth song. If not for RRs from Larryboy I wouldn't even know about it. Thanks LB!

    BH
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  6. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    Huh, you took the southern route out because of snow back in 2010.

    And just last week, you took the same route going in! :patch

    Kinda weird. :huh

    Going through this RR again, I'm impressed at all the stuff you did - and the amount of music & video editing. :knary

    Like reading a good book over again - got more outta it the second time around. :deal
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  7. sanaga

    sanaga Adventurer

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    woww
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  8. BadWHooper

    BadWHooper Quick, rather than Dead.

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    This is a crazy bit of synchronicity or serendipity or whatever you want to call it. I was re-reading this RR (caught the DV bug myself recently) and had just passed the part about the "Aurora" jet you saw. Within the next few minutes, I'd switched over to the Washington Post to read some news, and this is the first story that caught my eye:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...r-71-blackbird-and-it-is-gorgeous/?tid=pm_pop

    Pretty wild.:norton
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  9. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    He puts together a mean story.


    :deal
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  10. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Ten years ago I was out riding what would become this report, time flies.

    For the first time in 15 years I won't be in DV during the month of November. I figured I'd revisit this report to get my fix.

    :lurk
  11. tag3

    tag3 Doofus

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    Come down the 16th-26th. I got a place at PSR.
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  12. flying.moto

    flying.moto Earthbound Misfit, I Supporter

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    There's still a chance for me this month. Albeit will be much shorter than I want to, but... for now... this freshly discovered thread, I can't believe I'm saying that, "freshly discovered"... it will have to do! One more day in a hotel and 19 pages to go! I need more beer! :photog

    Strangely, even after a week and a half in Colorado, two weeks and then some in Oregon, I yearn for DV.

    Thank you, LB! :beer
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  13. flying.moto

    flying.moto Earthbound Misfit, I Supporter

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    HA! We even have almost exactly same photo! I have camped near the remains of that cabin in 2017. No plan, just ride until sun starts to set and camp. There was no snow but... it was damn cold! Strangely, that is the only exact place in the valley I found good Verizon service.

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    Damn, i miss DV even more now! :lol3
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  14. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    I clicked on this, hoping for the 2020 DV update....:ear


    Sorry to hear it won't be happening :(:
    (maybe just not in november? fingers crossed for a december update then)


    Happy belated birthday!
    kelly
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  15. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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  16. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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  17. Ladybug

    Ladybug Bug Sister Supporter

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    When I saw this pop up I too was hoping to see something current.. Oh well, at least when I opened it I got to see @larryboy, @Nixels, and @LittleWan. I guess I need to come to CA just to see some of you. Ahhhhhh heck, I will be coming through the end of Feb. then again returning sometime in March, if all goes as planned. I'll try to connect with you. :D
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  18. SenorPeligro

    SenorPeligro Proper Naughty

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    But what have you done for me lately? :D
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  19. Vin

    Vin Hopeless Addict

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    Who would want to visit a place called Death Valley... then I rode there.
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  20. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    LOL!, yeah, my first trip there was the first part of February. In the lower elevations it was practically t-shirt weather and at those charcoal kilns it was snowing on me. I like deserts and even the strange weather changes make it a unique experience. Forests almost bore me now, but deserts have a weird, almost alien planet vibe at times.
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