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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by larryboy, Nov 18, 2012.
Yes, same place.
Some of the washes were paved.
If I had known where to look I would have seen the tower from further away.
The only little blip in the easy riding was in this area, just a little off camber rutted baby step.
and we're there!!
I think that is Mt. Whitney over there.
We all had cell service here, a mix of Verizon and ATT.
Ok, we've been here...back to riding.
I put a gap on everybody, hid the bike and climbed a little cliff to take pics as the guys came by...nobody saw me.
Jim was looking good on the DCT Africa Twin on street tires.
Richard on the airhead BMW.
Jim on the little Strom.
Well i just found this today and enjoyed it very much.
Foot as big as bike................
I like those hand warmers......!
Keep it coming .....!
The guys were wanting to see something new that could be reached on the big bikes.
Ward and Bob's Cabin!!
And this was only the beginning of Larryboy's week long DV trip. He did a good job leading the way. Can't wait to see the rest of his report and pics.
We had Pizza and beer later that evening at Furnace where Rob was recognized by another rider. It was fun eating with a celebrity. We made sure Rob didn't stay too long because you never know when the Paparazzi might show up.
Rob likes the Paparazzi... Not the PoPo...
Hung out for a bit and drank some hooch we found in the cabin.
Thanks for the cabin, Ward and Bob.
Out the way we came in, didn't want to punish the guys with the sandy route.
Stopped to tell some buggys that three more bikes were behind me, they were cool and waited.
I bombed ahead to get some pics of the guys hitting the water crossing...
I waited and waited and waited...
Eventually I went back 3 or 4 miles to find the guys changing a flat front tire on the big CRF.
By now it's been a pretty long day and rather than drown out a bike we all hit the water pretty easy.
We stopped at the pavement and talked about what/where to eat...20 something miles to Shoshone for fuel and food or back to Furnace Creek some 44 miles. Everybody thought they could make it to Furnace Creek as it was getting dark, but as soon as we took off that direction the Africa Twin hit reserve. We went really slow and made it!!
Jim said he was buying dinner since he held us up with a flat and running on fumes. It was pure desert hell I tell ya.
Somewhere, about here a guy at the table next to us held up his phone to me and it was a picture of Dave and I...is this you he asked? I was a little embarrassed, maybe caught off guard is the term, shook hands and stuff.
Yes, we really want all of the meats on our pizza.
Ray, the other guy in our group gave us the card to get into the pool and shower area, we couldn't figure out how to get in, so I showed the guys the hat trick. Take off hat, reach over gate and pull handle with hat, swimmin' time!!
Isn't a hat trick some kinda hockey thing??? No snow in that pool!
The boys loaded up to head home, asked if I was going to ride with them...nope, I'm out here for another week.
I really want to ride Echo Canyon and the guys I met the night before dropped a hint about some petroglyphs in that area, but I really don't want to ride a loaded heavy beast in the hard direction, so I rode pavement over to Beatty for breakfast.
Just me and Seldom Seen Slim on the trail today.
Stopped for a couple things at the store, no fuel..I have plenty. Dave likes it when I park here.
Found my left turn off the highway between the road for Rhyolite and Titus Canyon. Titus was closed at the time, so I found other stuff to do.
Just wind my way generally in the direction I know I need to go.
Found my turn towards Echo Canyon.
I haven't been that direction in maybe ten years, but if I'm not feeling it on the hard split I'll come back and take that road.
Yeah, ain't feelin' it. This pig is a far cry from the old XR650R or TE610 riding days, they can kick this things ass any day of the week.