ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-28-2007, 10:11 PM   #1
Redbull Addict OP
I need another one...
 
Redbull Addict's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: San Jose / Truckee
Oddometer: 1,263
Noobs Only - Death Valley Dec 7th-9th

Here's my proposal...

An adventure ride through Death Valley with a mix of onroad and offroad just for noobs. This means mostly easy dirt roads or we help each other over obstacles when the going gets tough. We'll still get to see lots of great places and unique spots.







I've been to DV more times than I can count in a truck but only twice on a bike. I'll come up with the exact route in a few weeks.

Let's assume Dec 7th through the 9th as our target dates.



We'll share riding tips, talk farkles and argue about bikes.

Hopefully we'll all improve, grow our confidence and some of you will go back for DV Daze. We will probably have a chase truck that can hold some of your gear, so you can ride with less weight.

Anyone interested?


Update Nov.12th

We are meeting in Ridgecrest Friday morning in the Walmart parking lot. This will allow you to grab any last minute "oh shit" items. Make sure you are gassed up.

We will meet at 8am and roll out by 8:30am. I'll do a roll-call, we'll do introductions, last minute bike checks for loose items, etc.

The itinerary is as follows.

Day 1
Trona Pinnacles
Fuel stop - Top off in Trona
Ballarat
Goler Wash
Mason's Cabin (advanced rider will continue through Mengal Pass to Furnace Creek)
Lunch
Surprise Canyon
Marble Canyon
Badlands
Artist Drive
20 Mule trail (if time allows)
Fuel stop - Top off in Furnace Creek
We camp in Echo Canyon

Day 2
20 Mule trail (if not done on day 1)
Beatty (top off on fuel)
Rhyolite
Chloride trail
Titus Canyon
lunch
Head back to Stovepipe Wells to top off
We make a decision whether to continue to Lippencott mine
Ubehebe Crater
Racetrack (depending on time)
Lippencott Mine (depending on time)
We camp by Lippencott mine (depending on time)

Day 3
Depending on where we left off on Saturday we may backtrack to see the racetrack and/or Lippencott Mine.
Lippencott rd (only for advanced riders)
Hidden Valley rd (for everyone else)
Saline Valley rd (those heading home take it south bound, those who want to continue into Saline Valley take it north bound.
Stop by hot springs
lunch
Steele Pass (advanced riders only)
continue on Saline Valley rd for Noobs to Death Valley rd to Big Pine.

Redbull Addict screwed with this post 11-13-2007 at 07:00 PM
Redbull Addict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 10:17 PM   #2
Redbull Addict OP
I need another one...
 
Redbull Addict's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: San Jose / Truckee
Oddometer: 1,263
A few more pics of what you can expect.








Redbull Addict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 10:31 PM   #3
sector
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: S Oregon Coast and Kootenays BC
Oddometer: 2,861
Looks like fun. I've been thinking of riding in AZ around xmas. Maybe I should think of doing this along the way...
__________________
07 Yamaha XT225 - Std Color
07 BMW F650 GS - Black




sector is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 10:45 PM   #4
Madness
Banned
 
Madness's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Other wheres and other whens
Oddometer: 668
Thumb

Wow.
Looks fun.
I may be able to do this.
Madness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 11:00 PM   #5
El Diablo
Mama I'm goi'n fast!
 
El Diablo's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: San Jose CA
Oddometer: 747
That looks easy so I can take my ZX14
El Diablo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 08:12 AM   #6
pencipa
Life, is chance...
 
pencipa's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Inyokern
Oddometer: 164
Camp/motel?

Question: Is the trip-design centered around camping-out, or a motel? If the latter, where?
pencipa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 08:47 AM   #7
MojaveGS
Loving it!
 
MojaveGS's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Digging in with McClaw's Div waiting for Jackson
Oddometer: 3,734
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZX14Dude
That looks easy so I can take my ZX14
I have seen Gold Wings in Titus Canyon!
__________________
?OBKR
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQPRNGKSSO
TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAWINFBNYP
VTTMZFPKWGDKZXTJCDIGKUHUAUEKCAR
MojaveGS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 09:47 AM   #8
shard
I drink motor oil
 
shard's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Clovis, Ca
Oddometer: 39
My buddy and I saw this thread last night.
We're both new to riding and want to so something just like this.
I have a '06 f650 gs and my buddy has a '07 DR650.
how many miles we lookin at?
shard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 10:00 AM   #9
eatpasta
Lawnmower Target
 
eatpasta's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Santa Barbara, Ca
Oddometer: 9,824
I may be in ..... time will tell.

__________________
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burnszilla
I was SO high, I could have hunted duck with a rake
Quote:
Originally Posted by VxZeroKnots View Post
MX stuff isn't my cup of tea, but falling down the side of a mountain is
eatpasta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 10:06 AM   #10
Mr Farkle
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Mr Farkle's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Arlington Hts, IL
Oddometer: 127
Well worth the effort.

A week ago, I flew to Las Vegas for work and rented an R1200GS with well-used Tourances from Las Vegas BMW and rode to Death Valley for two days of riding. I met a friend at Stovepipe Wells on his TKC-clad R1200GS. We covered about about 100 miles of gravel including a ride to "Racetrack" and the "West" road that parallels along Bad Water.

The views and riding were outstanding. On the rental bike, I was a little nervous in some of the sand and had to be helped through a gulley but it was otherwise fine. For a noob, I think a KTM 640 or KLR 650 would be perfect. Or a 12GS with good tires.



(A lot of those images look familiar and I apparently missed some cool stuff too).

By the way, I will return to Las Vegas BMW. The staff were great, the pricing was fair, and the pretty blonde behind the counter smiled at my ugly mug.
Mr Farkle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 10:24 AM   #11
Redbull Addict OP
I need another one...
 
Redbull Addict's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: San Jose / Truckee
Oddometer: 1,263
Quote:
Originally Posted by pencipa
Question: Is the trip-design centered around camping-out, or a motel? If the latter, where?
The plan is to camp in remote spots not developed camping spots.
Redbull Addict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 10:28 AM   #12
Borracho
EDDIE WOULD GO
 
Borracho's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: O.C. (CA)
Oddometer: 1,351
DAMMIT!!! This trip sounds frekin awesome!!!

If my wife's friend cancels the engagement party I'm in!

If not; have a fun and safe trip guys.
__________________
Ride The World; Dive The World
Borracho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 10:32 AM   #13
Redbull Addict OP
I need another one...
 
Redbull Addict's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: San Jose / Truckee
Oddometer: 1,263
Quote:
Originally Posted by shard
My buddy and I saw this thread last night.
We're both new to riding and want to so something just like this.
I have a '06 f650 gs and my buddy has a '07 DR650.
how many miles we lookin at?

Since I don't know where you are coming from, I can only talk to the mileage in DV. I still need to determine the exact route we will take, but I would estimate that you will ride around ~200 - 250 total miles. We will be able to fill up in Furnace Creek or Beatty depending on the route. You will probably need a fuel range of at least 130 miles.

These are estimates, I will have a better gauge once the route is finalized.

Redbull Addict screwed with this post 10-29-2007 at 10:48 AM
Redbull Addict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 11:33 AM   #14
Fred
Banned
 
Fred's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2003
Location: under my fallen bike
Oddometer: 1,051
How about non-noobs? I'll ride anywhere to get away from this soggy damp weather we get here in the PacNwest. Probably be also able to supply a support vehicle with a trailer as my wife get's very jealous if I go some place warm and sunny while she's up here working I can bring extra tubes, tools etc. Lost count of how many extra tubes I have in the garage.
Fred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 11:48 AM   #15
Redbull Addict OP
I need another one...
 
Redbull Addict's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: San Jose / Truckee
Oddometer: 1,263
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fred
How about non-noobs? I'll ride anywhere to get away from this soggy damp weather we get here in the PacNwest. Probably be also able to supply a support vehicle with a trailer as my wife get's very jealous if I go some place warm and sunny while she's up here working I can bring extra tubes, tools etc. Lost count of how many extra tubes I have in the garage.
Hi Fred,

The short answer is YES, please feel free to join us. It would be great to have a veteran or two with us. The thing to keep in mind is that the pace maybe slower than what the norm is for most Advriders and we'll avoid really tough trails. That doesn't mean there won't be obstacles in some places where we will work together to get through.

I'm going to begin a list of candidates to hold places in case we get too many people. I doubt we will, but traveling with large groups tends to slow things down even further.
Redbull Addict is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 10:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014