13th Annual Death Valley Rally, President's Day weekend - Feb 16 & 17, 2019

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  • 13th Annual Death Valley Rally, President's Day weekend - Feb 16 & 17, 2019

    Lucky 13th? Could be...

    Flip the calendar to November and invariably, the discussions will now soon begin on the debauchery that takes place in Nye County, Nevada and the surrounding areas.

    Now, typically I'd tell those that are looking at this as a possibility to research some of the older threads here on this forum. Main discussion on this took place elsewhere for years, but there's enough info and people here to give ideas on this event.

    This is held 'ride-in' style - you make your own accomodations, rides are impromptu (but, we've done much the same rides now for at least the ten years I've been doing this) and have a wide variety of skill levels.

    Speaking of accomodations, the two places that are most commonly used are the Stagecoach Hotel and the Motel 6. Most choose the Motel 6 - like I did just now; reservations are made!

    Most get there Friday the 15th, most leave on Monday the 18th. The weather has really only been crappy a couple years ago (the year I bailed out due to illness), but I still think there were people there.


    Discussions may now begin...

  • #2
    I was thinking just a couple of days ago that a discussion of this event would appear pretty soon.

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    • #3
      Will we force the people on the slow bikes(2018's) to ride in the back? Inquiring minds want to know if Bravo Foxtrot will be in attendance? Will anyone want to test their BMX skills?
      Costa Mesa, CA
      2012 RED GL1800

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      • kwthom
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        No - we simply pass 'em where appropriate.

        Bravo Foxtrot? Why wouldn't he show up? Seemed like he had a good time...

        BMX skills? Nothing planned, but you know the saying.

    • #4
      You know I’ll be there!!!! Motel 6, Denny’s, Subway it doesn’t get any better than that !!! PLUS the added bonus of riding through a natural beauty amongst the finest people on this or any other planet has to offer!!! Rocky Too!!

      LOL

      Have Drone, will travel!!

      Mattbcnv
      2018 Pearl Stallion Brown DCT

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      • kwthom
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        Like I said elsewhere, Nye Counties haute cuisine...nothing but the finest!

    • #5
      Some drone shots would sure be nice. If it will fit on a bike, it would be good to get views of our stops from a drone. Scotty's Castle is still closed(until 2020). The crater was a site last year. Dante's Peak road should be improved.
      Costa Mesa, CA
      2012 RED GL1800

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      • #6
        I happen to know (ya'all prolley do too) that the chip is in the works!

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        • Rocky
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          Barbecue or Plain?

        • kwthom
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          Nacho.

          Nacho cheeze! :D

      • #7
        I was already planning on it, room booked, weather dependent.
        DS#1146 IBA#55800 50CC,BBG, BB1500 x2, SS2K, SS1Kx3 CERTIFIED ALL DS, PGR RC
        2010 Level3 Endeavor Reverse Trike

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        • #8
          For those looking for a bit of what it's like out there...

          HINT: Use the speed control built into YouTube to slow things down a bit, if needed.



          Last edited by kwthom; 12-13-2018, 02:38 PM. Reason: Fixed the embedding for the video

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          • #9
            Why were you following me???
            Costa Mesa, CA
            2012 RED GL1800

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            • kwthom
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              You - and Lanny - and ...

          • #10
            Got my room booked today so I guess I'm officially in!

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            • #11
              A few pix...

              2011 - Panamint Springs



              At the upper elevations, they can and do get snow...

              2011 - CA-190, south of Keeler, CA - mid-30 degree temps



              2009 - Badwater Basin




              I'll dig up more throughout the weekend...guests arriving a bit later today.

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              • #12
                More pix...

                2009 - Not every year was I up near the front...this was the view from my first trip there.



                We just didn't have adequate gear - and my wife was COLD! We didn't hang around for Sunday's ride; just too cold for her.

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                • #13
                  More pix...

                  2011 - Lida Pass had some snow on it that day...



                  The road in the good section of riding had a small amount of debris, nothing major.

                  2013 - Lida Pass

                  There's actually been less and less snow up here, but I had help from Google with this image - the man, the myth, the legend:



                  Since then, there's not been a real significant amount of snow up here at 7420 feet in elevation...

                  2013 - Artist's Drive

                  Another Google creation...



                  Next batch, I'll include a few of the other nefarious individuals that have actually showed up to this event - and remained motionless enough for me to snap a pix.

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                  • #14
                    Speaking of nefarious characters...pic#2 LOL
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                    • kwthom
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                      Nefarious individuals? In the Kingdom of Nye??

                      Whatever happened to "What happens in Nye County stays in Nye County?"

                      Oh, yeah, some those pix were in California.

                  • #15
                    LOL who is that handsome bastard????

                    note to self..... go on diet!!!

                    LOL

                    good one Ken!!

                    mattbcnv
                    2018 Pearl Stallion Brown DCT

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                    • #16
                      Originally posted by Pooch View Post
                      Speaking of nefarious characters...pic#2 LOL
                      I’m working on new material pooch......

                      no one is safe!!!!

                      ride safe my three wheeled bearded friend!!!

                      mattbcnv
                      2018 Pearl Stallion Brown DCT

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                      • #17
                        Please note.

                        Some of these people depicted, are still serving time,and will not be able to respond.

                        Guy in Red jacket was a undercover gwrra recruitment official,
                        He tried to disguise himself.
                        The Bolo tie gave him away.

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                        These two are doing hard time right now. (The one on the left for blowing a tranny)
                        The other for throwing his friend under the Bus! (aka BF)

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                        This group was detained for riding in a State park without paying for said privilege. (Dam low life's)

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                        These two were caught after a brief police chase.
                        Their crime (Infiltrating the rebels gang)
                        Both were convicted of their crimes against humanity.
                        Both are serving 100 hours of community service, cleaning toilets in death valley national park.!

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                        Warning to all attendee's!!
                        It is against the law to water any shrubbery while in any national park.

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                        You may not like the truth but that don't change it!

                        When Life hands you a Curve - Lean into it!!.

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                        "Rocky Tree & Comfort Risers".

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                        • kwthom
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                          A hundred hours? Naah, I've already done my time served just by being in the Kingdom of Nye.

                          To some, that place could be like a jail...confining.

                      • #18
                        If the Coffee wants out, let the coffee out. Any bush will do. LOL
                        '04 Titanium ABS
                        Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3 ZP 195-55-16
                        Bridgestone BT-45 130/70-18
                        Member - E. CLAMPUS VITUS
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                        NRA, Elks, and too many others
                        Yuma, AZ

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                        • #19
                          Rocky,

                          I have read your “comments/ captions” and here are my findings.....


                          BITE ME

                          LOL

                          mattbcnv
                          2018 Pearl Stallion Brown DCT

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                          • #20
                            Originally posted by Mattbcnv View Post
                            Rocky,

                            I have read your “comments/ captions” and here are my findings.....


                            BITE ME

                            LOL

                            mattbcnv
                            Bite me? Bite me you say?

                            That's it. Where did I put Batess6 number.
                            He takes care of this sort of thing.
                            Remember- He's looking forward to seeing you again!
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                            You may not like the truth but that don't change it!

                            When Life hands you a Curve - Lean into it!!.

                            Maker of the 01-17 GL1800
                            "Rocky Tree & Comfort Risers".

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