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Old 02-18-2013, 11:26 AM   #813
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Death Valley Street Ride

My wife had a great time riding with me to Death Valley. The weather was perfect.

For any of you heading to DV from Central California this time of year, I would recommend highway 178. The road is in excellent condition and the west side has some great twisties right next to the Kern River.

We took highway 65 coming from Reedley to avoid freeways. It takes longer but is much more scenic.

To complete this ride on some very nice two lane, take highway 180 from the Fresno area to highway 245 and head south to Woodlake and then connect to highway 65 as you cross highway 198. Then connect to highway 178 in Bakersfield and head east to highway 14 near Ridgecrest.

This was my first "All Street" ride to Death Valley so it turned out to be a very different and very good experience. It was really a scouting trip to find out what my wife liked and didn't like as we plan to take two or three other couples we know to Death Valley in April.

HIghlights for my wife were:
1. Rhyolite near Beatty
2. Artists Drive near Bad Water late in the day brought our all the colors
3. Furnace Creek
4. Panamint Springs Resort
5. Highway 178
6. Highway 190
7. Quality Inn, Ridgecrest
I came to ride...........

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