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Old 01-22-2014, 08:23 PM   #1081
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I'm not sure if this is the same one, but here's a story about getting lost and stranded in Death Valley:
http://www.rd.com/true-stories/survi...-death-valley/



Yep, that one is true. The story paints them as "incredible heroes" but they were really just idiots who couldn't pay attention long enough to read a map.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:37 PM   #1082
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Miner's Cabins

One of our favorite things to do in DV is to ride to and visit the many miner's cabins and old buildings.
Here's just a sampling...

Hunter Mountain Cabin. Yes, it snowed up there on one of our trips. From left to right, browneye (me), jnyrav, blaise





Salt Tram cabin above Cerro Gordo, 2wheelsgood




Darwin, notice the old gas pumps still standing. Browneye, Kalitrailrider, 1224r taking the pic




Osborne Cabin



I'm gonna have trouble with this one...dannyg, kalitrailrider, 1224r, browneye, and buddies of Danny's that I cannot remember - the Israeli's.




Cerro Gordo. Another tough one...let's see, left to right the first fellow I cannot recall, then TheGrinch, 1224R, FZCruizer, Browneye, Conteacher, Dzrtracin, BigTodd, Johngil. These guys are FAST.

And they're all leading rides this year...right??? Joel says I can't setup expert rides this year. LOL.




The 'American' hotel in Cerro Gordo. Very authentic.




We come up from Ownes Valley, below here. Mt. Whitney and the Sierra range is across the valley here. Cerro Gordo is about 9K'. From there the trail is more difficult to reach the Salt Trams, along the ridges of the White Mountains. It's all very scenic - spectacular really.




Inside the old hotel. Johngil shooting pics as well. They built a period-correct bar in there since it didn't have one. Not serving though. :(




Mengal Pass




My 'trusty husky' TE630





Ballarat. Spafxr here.

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Old 01-22-2014, 08:41 PM   #1083
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Yep, that one is true. The story paints them as "incredible heroes" but they were really just idiots who couldn't pay attention long enough to read a map.

Yep. All of our noobs are waaaaay smarter than that....

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Old 01-22-2014, 09:50 PM   #1084
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so you should be there by Thursday then
If I get a flat on the way, maybe wed, please stop like you did last year. Thanks.
Well, I'm slower than most, just like to cow trail, but usually get to all the same places as the fast boys. Have just as much fun also. Go much slower than I used to. Fat ,tired, worn out, broken down, and as always, ride up and back. No RV, trailer, truck here, just my fat ass on a small bike, 40 miles or 4,000.
Lets ride.
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:12 PM   #1085
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If I get a flat on the way, maybe wed, please stop like you did last year. Thanks.
Well, I'm slower than most, just like to cow trail, but usually get to all the same places as the fast boys. Have just as much fun also. Go much slower than I used to. Fat ,tired, worn out, broken down, and as always, ride up and back. No RV, trailer, truck here, just my fat ass on a small bike, 40 miles or 4,000.
Lets ride.
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:01 AM   #1086
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It wasn't my last time out in DV, but it was definitely my most memorable day (and night) there.

Link to "Let No Good Deed Go Unpunished".

We put the ADV in ADVenture that day (and night)!

It was indeed memorable!!
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:22 AM   #1087
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On the cabins: I couldn't believe how cool the cabins were. First one I saw was Minietta and I was impressed by its condition. Lost Rider also showed us another that was impressive. I'm not sure if it's the location, or a different attitude in the DV area, but everything seems to be better preserved than other desert areas I have visited.
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:39 AM   #1088
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Event T-Shirts

Lots of orders coming in for shirts - a big THANK YOU to all of you that have ordered.
However we are not even close to half of the participants and we all know you're going to want a shirt so get your orders going.

How to order: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....3&postcount=12



On a side note...the new ride sign-up website is almost completed, we are just doing final testing and editing.
We'll post up soon and get the group rides going.



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Old 01-23-2014, 09:52 AM   #1089
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Thank you Chris.. Ordered.
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Lots of orders coming in for shirts - a big THANK YOU to all of you that have ordered.
However we are not even close to half of the participants and we all know you're going to want a shirt so get your orders going.

How to order: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....3&postcount=12



On a side note...the new ride sign-up website is almost completed, we are just doing final testing and editing.
We'll post up soon and get the group rides going.



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Old 01-23-2014, 10:12 AM   #1090
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On a side note...the new ride sign-up website is almost completed, we are just doing final testing and editing.
We'll post up soon and get the group rides going.



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browneye, can you add a section for us Jeepers to talk about and plan a drive?
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:19 AM   #1091
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Discrimination!!!

More money for the Portly folks
Discrimination!!!
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:27 AM   #1092
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browneye, can you add a section for us Jeepers to talk about and plan a drive?
The ride sign-up site is freeform - anyone can start a group ride. No problem putting one or more up for four-by's.



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More money for the Portly folks
Discrimination!!!

Shirt blanks cost more for the larger sizes. One price S-XL. Sorry!
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:02 AM   #1093
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The ride sign-up site is freeform - anyone can start a group ride. No problem putting one or more up for four-by's.






Shirt blanks cost more for the larger sizes. One price S-XL. Sorry!
Guess I should of put one of those little yellow smiley things next to that.
Like this.
Ordered.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:26 AM   #1094
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Shirt blanks cost more for the larger sizes. One price S-XL. Sorry!
Always picking on us fat guys!

Sorry about snagging the catalogue from you. You really don't want it back. Some of the pages are sticking together.

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Old 01-23-2014, 11:44 AM   #1095
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I cant wait to get to Death Valley. One place Ive always wanted to check out but never have. I cant think of a better opportunity and look forward to make the trip from Wa.
I just wish I didnt have to bring the truck, Riding would be so much more enjoyable. No doubt it will be great time and a chance to meet some new friends.
Thanks for having us!
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