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Old 03-01-2015, 10:33 PM   #1
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I saw a distant light, a faint reflection of myself...

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10 days in Death Valley.

Wanna go for a ride?

You can go if only you believe...



Well I’ve ridden alone

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I’ve ridden down this long road

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Some ride alongside for awhile then go

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I think back on them as the days go by

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The roads we took were different in this life




We once drank from the wine of youth

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Then it was gone

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And when a desert takes your heart

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The only thing left is a song

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There are plenty of the bad times that I’ve had

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Seemed to last so long while the good ones went so fast

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But the best times I remember them most of all

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They’ll stay with me forever

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There are some friends who’ve ridden along with me
They’ll be there ‘til the end of the road

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But in the middle of the night
When you’re alone with the pain-
Sometimes it’s not enough and you’re on your own

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Some of those moments
There’s just one thing that saved my life
And as the sweet muse sent the music
I held onto my dreams all night

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I’ve seen the morning break in Butte Valley

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The winter stars above Death Valley snow
Everything in between, well it’s been a long ride
Wouldn’t trade anything under the sky

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Old 03-01-2015, 10:45 PM   #2
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Old 03-01-2015, 10:55 PM   #3
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Awesome! This will be fun. Count me in!
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:49 AM   #4
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Oh yeah, a LarryBoy Death Valley report. You bet I'm along for the ride.

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Old 03-02-2015, 04:25 AM   #5
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Old 03-02-2015, 05:25 AM   #6
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Death Valley? I'm in. (Nice intro)
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Old 03-02-2015, 05:56 AM   #7
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Dang! You sure know how to set a hook. I'm in.
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:42 AM   #8
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Thanks for reading, all!!!



This is a trip that almost didn't happen, I'd had the Sacramento Death Cough for a week and could hardly breathe, even had to change out a tire on a day that I called in sick at work, but I set out from home anyways.

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I took the same old shortcut between Hwy 88 and 395.

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Kept hammering south.

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Last gas in Big Pine.

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North Pass dropping into the mysterious Saline Valley.

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Seven miles to go.

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I set up camp near my old friend Sacramento Dan, he has a good pulse on the camp and when the fun stuff is going to happen.

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Georg and Ria are here this year, camp hosts and that means there will be a book exchange in the bathroom, snagged a couple of books.

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It's been a good day, the cool air feels good in my lungs.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:42 AM   #9
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Saturday is the big golf tournament, 5 holes...you get any club you want as long as it's a 7 iron and you're assigned one ball, lose it and you're out, cheating is encouraged and improving your lie is required.

Joel brought the big 5 ton up to show off.

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Golfing:

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This is Terry, his son plays the accordion in the punk band, Flogging Molly.

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Pups!!

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We all had a great day and ended it with a campfire concert.

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Old 03-02-2015, 08:44 AM   #10
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nice GIFs, Rob!


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Old 03-02-2015, 10:08 AM   #11
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Hi Kelly!!



Sunday is the big softball game at the lower springs, but I'm just going to stay around camp and relax. Jim and Dave are packing up to head home.

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See the blue Ford in the background? It belongs to Giff, he's about 80 years old now and he broke a tie rod end on his way in this year.
He forced it back together with a jack, tied it up with bailing wire and duct tape limping into camp.
A feller with a booster thing allowed Giff to call out to order some parts and Giff's son would drive out to get the parts.

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See you guys next time!!

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Time for the big potluck!! Sorry for the blur.

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Another great day.

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Erst, our hot springs pastry chef made two huge black forest cakes for a birthday party.

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Old 03-02-2015, 10:47 AM   #12
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I neglected the camera today and got some rest.

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I'll need the rest, this is waiting for me tomorrow:

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Old 03-02-2015, 12:01 PM   #13
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A larryboy ride report to Death Valley, count me in!
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:11 PM   #14
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It's that time of the year! Glad to see ya enjoying DV Rob!
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Old 03-02-2015, 05:39 PM   #15
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Sweet! Looking forward to a bit of DV . Flogging Molly Oh yah!
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