Next in the BDR series - CABDR - Southern

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by eakins, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens Supporter

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    Its now official: "Death Valley National Park is closed, due to public health concerns. All park facilities, restrooms, viewpoints, trails, roads, and campgrounds are closed until further notice. CA-190 and Daylight Pass are open to pass-through traffic".
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  2. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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  3. bigmo

    bigmo The Great White North

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    Looks like Joshua Tree is closed too. Now that I look at it, it looks as if almost all National Parks are closed. Not surprised.

    With any hope, the world will come back to normal late summer and we can all get out on two wheels. If anything, we might get some great trail maintenance done this year on our local trails.
  4. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens Supporter

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  5. Action_inc_

    Action_inc_ Adventurer

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    I saw yesterday DV was closed. Maybe I’ll get the chance to do it next year. :baldy
  6. Lost Cartographer

    Lost Cartographer Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    The good news is that the projections are now showing fewer deaths and a quicker "burn out" of the virus.

    Last week it looked like the virus would be around until early June.

    Now it's looking like it will burn itself out by mid-May in California, provided people keep up the social distancing:

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    No telling when Death Valley will reopen though.
  7. Action_inc_

    Action_inc_ Adventurer

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    That’s good news, but I wanna be selfish and go ride :imaposer
  8. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    Fall? If not over restrictions should be easied up by then.
  9. Action_inc_

    Action_inc_ Adventurer

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    And I’ll try again later this year, but unfortunately this I took this month off to be able to go on this ride.
  10. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Faking it/Making it

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    My wife and I had scheduled the last half of April off to ride DV and Mojave. Luckily we were able to cancel the time-off request. Looking forward to getting out there again asap.

    John
  11. oldbrapper

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    Sorry you had a cancel your trip yet luckily you were able to recoup your time off request! My buddy and I were planning on leaving tomorrow for CA BDR. We both have new 790’s and rushed thru the cold of late February and early March to get miles on the bikes so first service could be completed. I guess that was unnecessary rush now, oh will hopefully this fall!
  12. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    I got a phone call yesterday saying that my May 4 reservation at the Primm Casino was cancelled. Guess they are not planning to open any time soon.
  13. BDO

    BDO Been here awhile

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  14. black 8

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    ~ 7 June 2020

    The Alabama Hills opened last week and I decided to take the Monkey on a four day trip... camped at San Luis Obispo for a couple of days to explore the coast up to Big Sur...

    Afterwards, I crossed via the CA 41, 46, and 178 to make my way up to the Alabama Hills for dispersed camping... took some photos of the Alabama Hills and ran the Monkey on Section 7 of the CABDR while I was at it...

    I had done the CABDR last fall and have been wanting to see how the Monkey would fare...

    Surprisingly the Monkey did pretty well... I just took it slower over the deeper whoops and rockier terrain... as for the sand, the Monkey did awesome with the stock tires sailing through with little fanfare...

    That little Monkey makes for a great little trail bike at slower speeds... for the most part I was seated the majority of the time and had a blast even at slower speeds.

    Upgrades to the Monkey: Skid plate, 14T sprocket, added 5mm of oil to the front forks, wider foot pegs...

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  15. ktmrider36

    ktmrider36 Been here awhile

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    That’s awesome. Who would have thought a bike like that could handle that, especially loaded with camping gear.
    Love it.
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  16. black 8

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    I took as little gear as needed for the four days. The tent used was a Kelty Salida one man tent which fit in a Wolfman large rolie bag and the poles fit in between the seat and tail rack... The rest of my personal gear was carried in my Klim Arsenal vest...

    The tank bag held my camera and the small rolie bag carried extra fuel and a tripod...

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    once the tent was set-up I just carried the camera, extra fuel, and tripod to explore...
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