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Old 03-31-2014, 12:09 PM   #1456
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I went in on the 650 on Trail Attacks when the road was in awful shape, and it wasn't much fun. Snow, too. The only good thing that came of the ride was that I finally got off my butt and got K60s as soon as I got back!

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Old 03-31-2014, 01:46 PM   #1457
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>"camping at Furnace Creek. Other than Titus Cyn. What other "moderate" dual-sport rides should 3 guys over 50 with moderate off road-skills... "

Emigrant Pass, Skiddoo, Augberry Point, Charcoal Kilns, Wildrose down to Panamint Road.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:38 PM   #1458
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I rode a wee on Titus with trail attack 2's. I aired down to 28/30 psi. Some spots were fairly sandy and therefore a bit difficult for me as a newbie on dirt (≈10 dirt rides). If you take it slow and steady it is doable. Our ride leader did it on a street bike with street tires just fine. I saw more skilled riders on big bikes whizzing through much faster than me.

It's a beautiful ride. I'd definitely recommend it. The one newer rider we had was on a klx 250 and he did great!
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:53 AM   #1459
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>"camping at Furnace Creek. Other than Titus Cyn. What other "moderate" dual-sport rides should 3 guys over 50 with moderate off road-skills... "

Emigrant Pass, Skiddoo, Augberry Point, Charcoal Kilns, Wildrose down to Panamint Road.
thank you.... might try saline warm springs as well
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Old 04-05-2014, 04:11 PM   #1460
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>"camping at Furnace Creek. Other than Titus Cyn. What other "moderate" dual-sport rides should 3 guys over 50 with moderate off road-skills... "

Emigrant Pass, Skiddoo, Augberry Point, Charcoal Kilns, Wildrose down to Panamint Road.
saline valley and south pass. you have the option to hit the hot springs, some sand but not too difficult.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:56 PM   #1461
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Wildflower Report

I've only been home an hour after 10 days of riding in DV, using Panamint Springs, Mesquite Springs and Texas Springs campgrounds as basecamps. There's lots of wildflowers blooming in DV right now but Gold Valley off of Furnace Creek Wash Rd was absolutely spectacular. 10x better than any other location I went in DV in that timeframe. Hope I got some decent pics.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:29 PM   #1462
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I'm looking to visit Racetrack this weekend but, never been over Lippincott. If I'm taking a TW200, is Lippincott easier west to east or east to west? Any rocky steps like Mengle Pass?
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:35 PM   #1463
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I'm looking to visit Racetrack this weekend but, never been over Lippincott. If I'm taking a TW200, is Lippincott easier west to east or east to west? Any rocky steps like Mengle Pass?
Hope you like long wash board roads.... It's horrible east to west is easiest
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:01 PM   #1464
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:30 PM   #1465
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Nice video!
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:45 PM   #1466
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I think Lippincott would be easy on a TW200 either way .. I would keep an eye on your fuel .
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:04 PM   #1467
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great vid, will be looking for part 2. Thanks for the ride
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:45 PM   #1468
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From Death Valley National Park's facebook feed today:

"This guy's joy-ride on the salt flats turned out to be not so joyful. Rangers cite illegal off-road travelers into federal court and recoup thousands of dollars to pay for reclamation. To get the motorcycle out of Wilderness, he may have to carry it out part-by-part or pay for an expensive helicopter extraction. Not only that, the briny muck has probably destroyed the engine of his bike. Stay on established roads in National Parks!"

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Old 04-14-2014, 11:58 PM   #1469
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I'm looking to visit Racetrack this weekend but, never been over Lippincott. If I'm taking a TW200, is Lippincott easier west to east or east to west? Any rocky steps like Mengle Pass?

I was just over Mengel pass two weeks ago and don't recall any rocky steps -- just rocky.

That said - the last time I was down Lippincott from east to west, there's the marble staircase which was much more what I consider rocky steps than anything I saw at Mengel.

I want to try Lippincott going up next time I do it. Something lighter than a DR650 should be a lot easier and fun.

Ymmv and I'm sure you won't take my word for it anyway.
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Echo NV side.

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