not suitable for work, then COVID came and i escaped to ID, MT, WA, OR, & CA Desert

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by NSFW, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    right after Christmas, some friends and i got the chance to escape Los Angeles at its peak record of the pandemic. the desert is one of the best places to go in SoCal, remote and sparsely inhabited.

    we also took this opportunity to support Panamint Springs Resort by donating the needed cash to keep them from shutting down. anyone wanting to help, can donate here.

    camped at Panamint Springs in Death Valley and we observed the proper social distance...lol
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    South Pass
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    Hunter Mountain Road
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    gently laid down the 701...hehe
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  2. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens Supporter

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    I know that spot well. My first trip to DV.
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  3. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    Awesome @NSFW! Went through DV on our way north doing the CABDR, but haven't camped at Panamint since early '19. Miss it down there, good on you guys for supporting them and getting out!
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  4. Wierdrider

    Wierdrider Long timer

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    Awesome!!!
  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    i remember not using the pegs to steer and not placing weight on the back, which i have less control of the bike.

    check this out....:yikes




    the beauty of DV is there is a lot of dispersed camping. PSR has many sought values...a good basecamp with gas, groceries and food, not far from the good riding areas, and best of all....no big brother watching us (we think).


    Jim, thanks for following along, come and join us when this pandemic is over.
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  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    deja vu!
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    afraid of steel grated bridges????....no problem if Bret Tkacs released this vid early last July
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  7. PukaWai

    PukaWai Long timer

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    Thanks for clarifying that frequently used term "Big Bike Friendly" :uhoh
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  8. fastpast

    fastpast Been here awhile

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  9. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    i hope noobs learn from that video!

    according to the video "following the speed limit will just make it worse", same thing...if we run instead of walking in the rain, the less we'll get wet....:loco

    yes the wind can be unnerving.

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  10. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    30 minutes away from my house is a good place for a short escape. this was 2 weeks ago and 4 friends came along. this is a "must" ride since it rained 2 days ago.
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    lots of lovely chocolate colored dirt
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    some parts already dried up
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    it was necessary to wear red to match everyone's bike
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    lunch at the nearby burger joint
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    glad to hear these guys to this day are covid-free!
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    1 week later, rode to Dodger Stadium for an appointment
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    wohooo....1st jab and now waiting for the 2nd dose. the end of this memorable saga soon coming to an end.
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