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uberaudi 01-27-2013 06:21 PM

Road trip with the wrong crowd...
 
Some friends and I decided that we needed to do a trip together last week and decided on Death Valley! There's me on my r1100r, Chris on the black drz, Andrew on the yellow drz, and Jason on the black Husqvarna. See what I mean about wrong crowd? The Husqvarna has about 70 mile range which is horrible! Anyways, here are some pics of our weekend trip to death valley.
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Started early Saturday morning in Camarillo with one of many fill ups...
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The guys and I
The ride to death valley from Camarillo is pretty boring so pics for that, but with all the fill ups we finally got to the actual park at about 1530, and we left at 0600.


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Came in on 127, quite possibly one of the loneliest highways in ca.
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The most offroad action we will see this weekend

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Of course we had to stop and see the armagosa opera house, but it was closed so we moved on

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About 12 miles from the campsite we had our first and only hiccup, Jason's husky broke the clutch cable!
Luckily I had a spare cable for my bike in my pannier, so we were able to rig it to work
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It wasn't pretty but it did the trick and got him home!
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Jason listening for traffic while we messed with his bike
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I know I have a cable in here somewhere...
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Left a marker of our stopping

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We eventually got to the campsite, but it was dark the whole time we were there so no pictures
We left Sunday morning early again, this time going from the 190 to the 395 stopping in panamint springs for breakfast and gas, both of which was super expensive! This leg was quicker no doubt, but was crazy windy and very cold up at the summit of Towne pass, almost 6000 feet
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We only stopped long enough to take pictures and put more layers on



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The rest of the ride home was pretty boring, just cold and windy. Once we got to van nuys we kept hitting pockets of super heavy ran, but it really didnt bother us since we were wearing all our layers already.


So that was our trip, already planning the next one and the super moto boys are looking for bikes better suited to road trips!

blacktruck 01-27-2013 07:17 PM

70 mile range????? Can't say I've ever ridden a Husky but man that pretty much limits a lot of things to only have that range. Other than that it looked like a good ride. I've never been through DV before so it's on my list.
Thanks for sharing.

steve_k 01-27-2013 07:40 PM

Thanks for posting, always like the DV threads.

Fireman1000 01-27-2013 08:06 PM

I'm curious, how many total miles to you guys travel. Couldn't have been very easy on the butt for the guys on the DRZs.

blacktruck 01-27-2013 09:13 PM

Out of touch and a little disconnected here....
 
Been away too long. Are those prices for fuel current? Is that the norm there? No fricking idea where that is but damn, it would cost a fortune to fill up the tank on the scooter.

uberaudi 01-27-2013 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by blacktruck (Post 20590530)
Been away too long. Are those prices for fuel current? Is that the norm there? No fricking idea where that is but damn, it would cost a fortune to fill up the tank on the scooter.

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Originally Posted by Fireman1000 (Post 20590077)
I'm curious, how many total miles to you guys travel. Couldn't have been very easy on the butt for the guys on the DRZs.

@blacktruck-Haha nah man, those were just fuel prices in death valley, they're under 3.80 for 91 most places.

@fireman-We did close to 700 round trip, they didn't complain too much since we were stopping every 70ish miles. But they are looking at adventure bikes to buy now!

Orovillan 01-27-2013 11:13 PM

Looks like a great ride! I'm looking forward to the day when I can join you guys!

uberaudi 01-28-2013 12:41 PM

does anyone know if Joshua tree is worth the ride? I think that's our next trip

uberaudi 01-30-2013 05:37 PM

I can't stop looking at the pictures and can't wait for our next trip!!

HOFNAR 01-31-2013 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by uberaudi (Post 20594468)
does anyone know if Joshua tree is worth the ride? I think that's our next trip

Joshua Tree is a must see. The rock formations are incredible and especially because it's in your backyard. My brother and I are doing a DV, Joshua Tree, and possibly a Salton Sea trip at the end of Feb. Your pics are getting me pumped up...

uberaudi 01-31-2013 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by HOFNAR (Post 20618384)
Joshua Tree is a must see. The rock formations are incredible and especially because it's in your backyard. My brother and I are doing a DV, Joshua Tree, and possibly a Salton Sea trip at the end of Feb. Your pics are getting me pumped up...

Awesome, probably gonna do that next weekend!

HOFNAR 01-31-2013 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by uberaudi (Post 20623047)
Awesome, probably gonna do that next weekend!

If possible and if you're camping, Jumbo Rocks campground is the place. Sweet campsites amongst the boulders.

uberaudi 01-31-2013 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by HOFNAR (Post 20623101)
If possible and if you're camping, Jumbo Rocks campground is the place. Sweet campsites amongst the boulders.

thanks for the tip!

RandyM 02-01-2013 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by HOFNAR (Post 20623101)
If possible and if you're camping, Jumbo Rocks campground is the place. Sweet campsites amongst the boulders.

Yep!
http://randym.smugmug.com/Rides/Adve...s%20Camp-L.jpg

There is no water in Jumbo rocks so pack some water bottles. IIRC the only water within Joshua Tree is at Cottonwood Visitor center and campground.

uberaudi 02-06-2013 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by RandyM (Post 20631336)
Yep!
http://randym.smugmug.com/Rides/Adve...s%20Camp-L.jpg

There is no water in Jumbo rocks so pack some water bottles. IIRC the only water within Joshua Tree is at Cottonwood Visitor center and campground.

Looks awesome!


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