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Low594 02-26-2013 08:11 PM

Death Valley invaded by Creeps?!
 
That's right! Creeps M/C is making their 2nd run to DV, the first was 2 yrs ago for DVDaze. This time we have decided to do our own run.
-3/22 early AM --> leave San Jose, CA & camp/hotel in the Bakersfield area
-3/23 early PM -->arrive in Furnace Creek CG
-3/24 AM --> south tour loop (details to follow)
-3/25 AM --> north tour loop (details to follow)
-3/26 early AM --> ride towards San Jose, CA; camp TBA
-3/27 early PM --> arrive back in the Bay Area

In the last month more people have been jumping on board, as we put out the open invite to join us. We are now making this invite more public!

What does this invite include?
-Join us around the campfire (site #143 @ Furnace Creek)
-Join us out on the trail
-Join us for the ride to DV or to the Bay Area

What does this not include?
-no Tshirt
-no maps
-no food
(list goes on!)

What do we expect from you?
-Provide your own gear, meals, gas, etc
-Make your own arrangements
-Pay your portion of the site fee, with whomever you arrange to share a site with
-Storys around the campfire
-be able to carry a minimum of 200miles worth of fuel!
-can handle 200+ miles in a day (day trips will be 160+/- miles of mixed dirt/highway between gas stops!)

Please, don't be dependent on others, without prior arrangements!

**This is not an organized event, in fact it's a disorganized ride!**
**We only got 1 site, it is full to capacity!**
There are 2 CGs in the Furnace Creek area, which are "1st come, 1st served", Sunset and Texas Springs, get someone there early to insure a site!

North Loop
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid...b0aa2c42&msa=0
Quote:

Originally Posted by Low594
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8376/8...9dd70a03_z.jpg
It'll be roughly 150 miles between gas, but there are a bunch of ruined buildings, mines and camps. (roughly 230 miles total; 85 of that in dirt)

**The Lippencott route that I was originally thinking of taking was literally washed away in Nov/Dec 2012! People who ride the route on a yearly basis couldn't find it and only were able to run the route using GPS and small trail bikes (250-450cc)!

South Loop
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid...15067,1.234589
Quote:

Originally Posted by Low594
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8526/8...459a1857_z.jpg
Green tent is Furnace Creek Camp
Yellow Gas Pump are Gas Stations!
Thumbtacks are in ride order
(roughly 140miles; 40 in dirt)


Low594 02-26-2013 08:13 PM

Confirmed list for Furnace Creek[7 total]:
-Low594 (KTM 640 Adventure)
-panda! (Suzuki DRZ400)
-DJ CYCLES[+1] (BMW R1100GS)
-jejtastic (KTM 690E-R)
-reaymorgan (Suzuki DR650)
-Lloyd(non-inmate) (Honda XR675L/SM)


Confirmed for Texas Spring/Sunset CG[4 total]:
-jrsride2002[+3]

jrsride2002 02-27-2013 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Low594 (Post 20819853)
What does this not include?
-no Tshirt
-no maps
-no food
(list goes on!)

Wait what?! I want my damn T-shirt!!!!!! :rofl


Quote:

Originally Posted by Low594 (Post 20819864)
Confirmed list(inmates):
-jrsride2002[+3]
(non-inmates)

YES!! My collaboration of hooligans will TRY to make Texas Spring our Camp Ground of choice. If that does not pan out, the we are off to Sunset CG... Texas has firepits.....
We will TRY and take over 2 RV sites, one for ourselves and the other for extra inmates that wish to join us(only so we can get some parking space and be drunk and loud. but we wont have an RV).

To quote the NPS site:
"Campsites are limited to no more than eight people and two vehicles or one recreational vehicle per site."

The one condition about joining our site is you MUST have a good campfire attitude!! :freaky

Other then that, lets have a great weekend

~Junior

Low594 02-27-2013 04:43 PM

Just to clarify that, 2 cars are allowed to park at a site and are included in the price, extra vehicles pay a fee and park in the overflow parking. They usually let 6-8 bikes park at a site as long as they are in the parking area!

Low594 02-27-2013 04:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrsride2002 (Post 20823086)
Wait what?! I want my damn T-shirt!!!!!! :rofl

You bring it, we will all sign it!

But don't forget your safety glasses, we'll be using spray paint!:evil

DanOGrande 02-27-2013 06:50 PM

RE: Your north loop....Lippencott Mine Rd. is still there and in pretty good shape. Could you be referring to Steele Pass? It was hit in those storms but is actually OK now.

Low594 02-27-2013 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DanOGrande (Post 20827803)
RE: Your north loop....Lippencott Mine Rd. is still there and in pretty good shape. Could you be referring to Steele Pass? It was hit in those storms but is actually OK now.

I reread thru this thread, seems my memory failed. The washed out portion was part of South Pass, near Lippencott. But also, several people advised against doing Lippencott for the first time on large bikes, which we have a couple of. The group is mostly dirt noobs, so we are carefully picking routes, that should help us with some skills!

I'm hoping our next run to DV will be light-loaded and camping along the way!

DanOGrande 02-27-2013 08:40 PM

Gotcha. Not sure I'd want to do Lippencott on my GS. Your map looks like you will use Hunter Mt. road to get from Teakettle Junction to the top of South Pass/Saline Valley Rd. You definitely want to check road reports before you go-Hunter Mt. can close with snow/mud. The good news is that Racetrack Rd from Ubehebe to the Racetrack is in excellent condition.

Low594 02-28-2013 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DanOGrande (Post 20828721)
Gotcha. Not sure I'd want to do Lippencott on my GS. Your map looks like you will use Hunter Mt. road to get from Teakettle Junction to the top of South Pass/Saline Valley Rd. You definitely want to check road reports before you go-Hunter Mt. can close with snow/mud. The good news is that Racetrack Rd from Ubehebe to the Racetrack is in excellent condition.

Yep! Thats the route! I'm keeping close tabs on the road report thread, altho my link to the nps road closure site doesnt work! Does anyone have an up to date link for the nps site?!

DanOGrande 03-01-2013 02:33 PM

Check the NPS Death Valley site and look for the morning report. That will give you the "official" road closure information. http://www.nps.gov/deva/index.htm


For an informal view, try Death Valley Talk. http://www.deathvalley.com/dvtalk/dvtalk.shtml

Low594 03-12-2013 04:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DanOGrande (Post 20842303)
Check the NPS Death Valley site and look for the morning report. That will give you the "official" road closure information. http://www.nps.gov/deva/index.htm


For an informal view, try Death Valley Talk. http://www.deathvalley.com/dvtalk/dvtalk.shtml

Awesome! Thank you for the info!

Low594 03-12-2013 04:45 AM

Just a lil more than 1 week left!:clap

Low594 03-15-2013 11:39 PM

Any last minute adds?!?!

Droptarotter 03-16-2013 08:43 AM

Not in the picture this year, Low!

Too bad......it looks like fun!

Cheers

Low594 03-16-2013 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Droptarotter (Post 20960840)
Not in the picture this year, Low!

Too bad......it looks like fun!

Cheers

Damn! Maybe next time!


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