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Old 11-20-2012, 10:07 AM   #31
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I'd like to hear more about the trail you took north of Eureka Dunes into Dyer and the route you took to Walker Lake. Did you ride north from Eureka Dunes on Eureka Valley Road?

Has a grader been through there or did you just follow the wash to the saddle? I saw some of the flags you mentioned but there were not enough of them for me to follow



Thanks.

It's just N Eureka Valley Road, the one that goes north from DV-BP Road, has had the closed sign for years.

No grader work has been done going to Steele Pass. I was probably going slower on the 1150 than you on the 500 and following the flagging was easier than if I'd been moving faster.

I was on pavement after Dyer, thought about Lucky Boy Pass when I went through Hawthorne, but I could see snow up there.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:09 AM   #32
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Thanks for the tip Rob... we're heading out now -lazy rainy morning... John says were heading in on the north pass via bakersfield to hopefully avoid any weather... maybe we'll try steel pass on our way out... happy thanksgiving and best to Becky.
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Cool, have fun!! Happy Turkey Day!!! Take 155 from Delano, much more better than 178 from Bakersfield.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:12 PM   #33
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Wow, done before I started, but thanks for the cool trip and FOOD pics!
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:32 PM   #34
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It's just N Eureka Valley Road, the one that goes north from DV-BP Road, has had the closed sign for years.

No grader work has been done going to Steele Pass. I was probably going slower on the 1150 than you on the 500 and following the flagging was easier than if I'd been moving faster.

I was on pavement after Dyer, thought about Lucky Boy Pass when I went through Hawthorne, but I could see snow up there.
You are too modest. One of these days I will ride with you but I'm not sure I could keep up with you on my 500 in the dirt. It is amazing how well you ride that 1150 off road.

For any of you beginner riders on KLR650 or similar bikes reading Larryboy's posts where he says it was easy for him, remember he is a rider with advanced skills.

His ride reports have always inspired me to follow where he has gone, but I do it on smaller and lighter bikes. To take an Adventure Bike where he goes is just amazing.

Thanks Rob, for leading the way.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:23 PM   #35
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Cool, have fun!! Happy Turkey Day!!! Take 155 from Delano, much more better than 178 from Bakersfield.
Hey Rob,

We got lucky with the weather and took a chance on Carson Pass/Rt 88 ... had a nice ride, but cold ... will be looking at the map to see about avoiding the passes on 395 tomorrow ...

Will be taking 155 on the way home to complete the big loop ...

See you around the campfire!
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:23 AM   #36
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Wow, done before I started, but thanks for the cool trip and FOOD pics!
I can never pass up an LB thread.
Hiya Bob, good to see ya!!



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You are too modest. One of these days I will ride with you but I'm not sure I could keep up with you on my 500 in the dirt. It is amazing how well you ride that 1150 off road.

For any of you beginner riders on KLR650 or similar bikes reading Larryboy's posts where he says it was easy for him, remember he is a rider with advanced skills.

His ride reports have always inspired me to follow where he has gone, but I do it on smaller and lighter bikes. To take an Adventure Bike where he goes is just amazing.

Thanks Rob, for leading the way.

I'm seriously not riding the big bike very fast, 15 mph or so on the road into the springs, XRR or 610 would be 60-70 mph, KLR 30 mph, Buell 5 mph.



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Hey Rob,

We got lucky with the weather and took a chance on Carson Pass/Rt 88 ... had a nice ride, but cold ... will be looking at the map to see about avoiding the passes on 395 tomorrow ...

Will be taking 155 on the way home to complete the big loop ...

See you around the campfire!
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I bet you don't feel so lucky right now.

Good luck!!

I've been shopping for heated gear, I might be getting soft.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:49 AM   #37
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I've been shopping for heated gear, I am getting soft.


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Old 11-22-2012, 07:49 AM   #38
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I had grabbed a bundle of firewood and had given up on getting to the hot springs, planning to stay in the Boxcar Cabin. I missed it in the dark and wind, finding myself at the South Pass before I realized it.




Grapevine Canyon in the dark after this years monsoons isn't what I had planned, but here I am. It's hard to tell, but I need to hug a dropoff on the right with a severe washout to my left with wind trying to knock me down.

Day trippinÖThat sounds about right.


As others have said, I donít know how your rode that 1150 through South Pass in its current condition, in the dark, let alone in a wind storm that was blowing so hard my tent was practically flattened. With all of the background wind noise, I didnít even hear your bike roll into camp that night. You were only a few spots from me.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:15 AM   #39
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The next morning the elusive Sasquatch was spottedÖ.I even got a picture of him in his native habitat.
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Thanks for reading, everybody!!

I'm going to lay around camp, read a book and eat good food for a few days.


This is John, we met here last year. He has also 'gone desert', he is sick like me and will never escape.



Yeah, I have definitely "gone desert". Death Valley has become a sickness for me. Your ride reports further corrupted me. I have learned to not only ride and explore Death Valley, but to immerse myself in the Death Valley experience.


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I'm a day behind on my menu, so I invited John over for a hen that night.


You first asked me if I had anything to eat. I said that I brought Mountain House Lasagna that I had planned to chow down.

After seeing those two birds laid out like thatÖ..Hmmmm Let me think for a minuteÖ..Larryboyís famous fried bird or Mountain House?

Next thing I know I am having the hen, with hot biscuits, and a Fat Tire to help it down. Believe me, It was a feast that tastes even better than it looks.

Great company and conversation topped it off.


I was once again blown away but another unforgettable experience in Saline Valley. Thanks Rob!!!

I canít wait to get backÖÖ



Oh, buy the wayÖ.Happy Thanksgiving! Iím jealous of those in Death Valley right now!
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:27 PM   #40
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:10 PM   #41
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LB, you *are* the Bad Ass of Death Valley....
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I was once again blown away but another unforgettable experience in Saline Valley. Thanks Rob!!!

I canít wait to get backÖÖ

Thanks for hanging out with me!!



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Old 02-19-2013, 09:37 AM   #43
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Ok, I think I'm going to just add to this thread for all of my short trips to the Valley of Death and surrounding areas from now on.

Prepare for another 'Same Old Story', but different.

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Ok, I'm ready

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Old 02-19-2013, 09:41 AM   #45
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Waking up feeling naked
In my clothes, inside a room thatís vacant

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Lost my nerve, itís unnerving
I know there is something Iím forgetting

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I searched the moon, I lost my head,
I even looked under the bed
I punched the walls, I hit the streets
Iím pounding the pavement looking

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Iím missing you
Iím missing you
Youíre not around and Iím a complete disaster
Iím missing you

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Remember? Was our first time
I told you I loved you at the train station
Donít forget! Cause itís not over
Iím not lost cuz Iím just missing you

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I searched the moon, I lost my head

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I even looked under the bed

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I punched the walls, I hit the streets
Iím pounding the pavement looking...

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Iím missing you
Iím missing you
Youíre not around and Iím a complete disaster
Iím missing you

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Say hey!

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Well sheís my bud
And sheís my soul
I get so lost
Out in the cold

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Feels so far
Like this lone star
It gets so hard
When Iím missing you

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Iím missing you
Iím missing you
Youíre not around and Iím a fuckin' disaster
Iím missing you...

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