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Old 05-22-2011, 04:07 PM   #121
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Hey Dave!!!!

As always, LOVE! YOUR! WORK!


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Old 04-03-2012, 09:45 PM   #122
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Wow, I too ran into Willie, we almost hit head on as we both crested a peak on Warm Springs Road. We stopped and conversed for a while, he was on quite a journy
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:57 PM   #123
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That's cool Kirk. We can't be the only ones here to meet him. Do you have any idea how to reach him? I sure would like to know if he made it to Alaska and/or back to Germany.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:25 PM   #124
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I saw Willie again, later that same day at warm springs, but we didn't excange contact info
I liked your photos and info in AZ. We where there 2 weeks ago, started in Boulder City, worked our way down toward Blythe, cut over toward Sadona, then back. Next year we need to make it to Organ Pipes National Monument, and Tucson Area
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:47 AM   #125
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Gee, Dave, I'm glad this RR got bumped. I missed it. Brings back something special.

My wife and I were in our early 20's when we visited DV. That was Thanksgiving 1974. We were both in college, me at San Jose State on the GI bill, and her getting her MBA at Berkeley. We had an apartment in Cambell CA. I worked PT at Grand Prix Cycles...Life was so good.

We rented a shorty motorhome and headed to DV to see what the desert was really like. We BBQ'd our turkey at Stovepipe Wells. Toured the whole valley and even drove that motorhome over the rocks up a steep climb to a vista point high on the western ridge overlooking the whole area. Spectacular! Never saw anything like that before.

After poking around for three days we headed home, but we were both smitten by the desert. 33 years later with the kids well along on their lives, we decided we would go our seperate ways. She went to Cave Creek while I stayed in Boston. This is all good. Besides, she keeps my Yamaha WR250R there so I can visit it winters to ride your routes.

Thanks for the memories.

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Old 03-04-2013, 09:40 AM   #126
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Another bump for an outstanding report with fantastic photos!! I love Death Valley!

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Old 07-30-2013, 09:13 PM   #127
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Another fabulous report!

It's great to see your skills with a camera improve over the years. You also make the desert interesting and I'll have to go to all these places you have been. Once again, beautiful pictures!
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:25 AM   #128
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It's great to see such appreciation for desert lands ... too often viewed as wastelands instead of the beautiful landscapes they really are.
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:09 PM   #129
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RR is gret photos are so great!!!!! Thank you so muh!!
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