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Old 02-23-2013, 10:39 PM   #856
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Video of ride up Lippencott:

http://vimeo.com/60058743

Video coming back down Lippentcott:

http://vimeo.com/60135188


Spent some time in Butte Valley as well:

http://vimeo.com/59581320

Thanks for looking!
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These are excellent videos and provide a very accurate view of what Lippincott Mine Road is like to ride up and down. At 2:35 on the Lippincott down hill video is probably the most difficult section of the road. Not a problem if you take your time going down. When going up you need to keep your momentum going.

My wife liked the Geologist Cabin video and said she would like riding a dual sport on a road like that.

Thanks for the outstanding videos.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:25 AM   #857
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Been watching this thread.
I plan on camping @ SPW 3-16 for a few nights looking for bikes w/bigger tanks & parts bags. Never been there, but the bike is setup for distance & self support w/ GPS/maps/Spot/ desert tires & springs to bear the weight.
Figure there should be enough riders for tag along riding with the 6.6 Acerbis tank.
This thread is pinned.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:06 AM   #858
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[QUOTE=prey4mojo;20796588]Video of ride up Lippencott:

http://vimeo.com/60058743

Video coming back down Lippentcott:

http://vimeo.com/60135188


Spent some time in Butte Valley as well:

http://vimeo.com/59581320

Thanks for looking!

I watch these video's & then wish I had my Husky back
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:31 AM   #859
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QUOTE=tundradirtbiker;20798267]Been watching this thread.
I plan on camping @ SPW 3-16 for a few nights looking for bikes w/bigger tanks & parts bags. Never been there, but the bike is setup for distance & self support w/ GPS/maps/Spot/ desert tires & springs to bear the weight.
Figure there should be enough riders for tag along riding with the 6.6 Acerbis tank.
This thread is pinned.[/QUOTE] Tundra, I will look for you at stovepipe,as I am thinking on riding down a little farther than Scottys C. because of gas and I want to be centered in D.V. at days end ., Monday 2/25 .Riding a Silver/White Transalp. Should be around for the week ...riders WANTED....

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Old 02-24-2013, 08:40 AM   #860
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These are excellent videos and provide a very accurate view of what Lippincott Mine Road is like to ride up and down. At 2:35 on the Lippincott down hill video is probably the most difficult section of the road. Not a problem if you take your time going down. When going up you need to keep your momentum going.

My wife liked the Geologist Cabin video and said she would like riding a dual sport on a road like that.

Thanks for the outstanding videos.
Thank You !!! very valuable info..Great video!!!! First Timer and rarin to go!!
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:25 AM   #861
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Video of ride up Lippencott:

http://vimeo.com/60058743

Video coming back down Lippentcott:

http://vimeo.com/60135188

Spent some time in Butte Valley as well:

http://vimeo.com/59581320
Thanks for posting those. For someone like me, who has never been to DV, that really helps paint a picture.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:56 PM   #862
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Tech inspection at 8 sharp.
Check the fuel tank with a plumber's torch, tread depth with an ice pick and lube the chain with muriatic acid. Pass that and you're good to go.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:07 PM   #863
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Barlow,
Tech inspection at 8 sharp.
Check the fuel tank with a plumber's torch, tread depth with an ice pick and lube the chain with muriatic acid. Pass that and you're good to go.
Actually, for the cost-conscious, a lit match will do in place of the torch, and peanut butter in place of muriatic acid.

I've also found that adding some sand to the oil will help the clutch bite better.

(ducking)

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Old 02-24-2013, 03:34 PM   #864
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South Pass was clear of snow this past weekend.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:23 PM   #865
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Videos

Thanks for watching!! I am always searching for videos like these before I ride an area to get a better feel for the skill level required since it is such a subjective term to begin with. Figured I would start capturing my rides for others who like to research an area before they ride.

Funny, I have a buddy who hates videos like these... feels it ruins the surprise of the adventure, but since I am often riding solo, I like to know whats around the corner.

PS - Ran into a great group of riders at the Geologist Cabin on the 30th I think, they are from San Bernardino/Riverside area I think.

Still cant believe I scored the cabin that night!
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:59 PM   #866
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Thanks for watching!! I am always searching for videos like these before I ride an area to get a better feel for the skill level required since it is such a subjective term to begin with. Figured I would start capturing my rides for others who like to research an area before they ride.

Funny, I have a buddy who hates videos like these... feels it ruins the surprise of the adventure, but since I am often riding solo, I like to know whats around the corner.

PS - Ran into a great group of riders at the Geologist Cabin on the 30th I think, they are from San Bernardino/Riverside area I think.

Still cant believe I scored the cabin that night!
Videos and pictures are great and I like to know as much as I can about an area before I ride there. No matter how much I learn, it is still very different when I actually ride some place new. No amount of pictures and video of the Grand Canyon will give you the feeling you get when you are actually standing there. But a map will help you find it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:07 PM   #867
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The top of Lippincott near The Race Track


One of the off camber sections on Lippincott



The rock cairn marking the intersection of Saline Valley Rd and Lippincott Mine Rd at the west end of Lippincott
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:24 PM   #868
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The Race Track

Once you walk out onto The Race Track and head to the south/east end, this is what you will find:

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Old 03-13-2013, 09:07 AM   #869
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Hunter mountain

Does anyone know if a bike can get over hunter yet?
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:10 AM   #870
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As of 3/4, yes, it is very clear. There was no snow and no standing water/mud anywhere on the road over Hunter Pass, pretty dry. See my ride report here for details: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=869090

However, I heard that last weekend there was snow up there, so I am not sure how it is now.

I should be making another pass through there this weekend and will report back.
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