14th Annual Death Valley Rally, President's Day weekend - Feb 15 & 16, 2020

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  • 14th Annual Death Valley Rally, President's Day weekend - Feb 15 & 16, 2020

    Flip the calendar to December and invariably, the discussions will soon begin on the debauchery that takes place in Nye County, Nevada and the surrounding areas. My delay in posting this thread this year was as a result of needing to get excused from an assignment. That happened yesterday.

    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; the indexes don't seem to point back too terribly far. Search my handle and Death Valley in the Advanced search and you'll learn more than you probably want to.

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

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

    Most get there Friday the 14th**, most leave on Monday the 17th. The weather? Hey, last year was rather exciting, if ya ask me. Some braved it from as far east as the Sunshine State in fact! So it can be done, and has been done periodically over the time this little gathering has occurred.


    Discussions may now begin...


    ** Friday? Isn't that Valentines Day? Yes. This means you need to do something *prior* to this date before you'll be given permission to go play in the desert.
    Ken (IBA #50030) & Grace (IBA #62768)Tucson, AZ"Get busy living, or get busy dying." -Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption 1994ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕMy blog

  • #2
    The target date to reopen Scotty's Castle is the fall of 2021 due to the Oct. 2015 floods
    Location: Vancouver WA Former name: CAWING '04 GL1800
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
    Jimi Hendrix
    Vietnam Veteran, Patriot Guard Rider

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    • #3
      I'm planning on being there even if I do have a slow bike.

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      • #4
        Ahh yes the Drugs the Booze and the memories. "what happens in Beatty-Stays in Beatty"

        My Parole officer sent me this pic.


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        Who needs heated gear?

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        **You may not like the Truth-But that doesn't change it!**
        "Life is Tough-It's tougher when you are stupid"
        1981 CB900C -DCT
        1986 GL1200 SEi - DCT
        2004 GL1800 - "Modified Ring & Pinion"

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        • kwthom
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          Ask Bravo Foxtrot about that... Heh...

        • Rocky
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          Your giving him waaaaay to much credit "for remembering what happened the night before" just sayin'

        • Wheels
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          Real Men don't cover their bikes.

      • #5
        Previous events, how bad has the weather been traveling from the midwest? Anyone make it from Kansas?
        2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
        USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
        US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
        2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
        2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

        50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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        • biglefti
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          Big Cat came from Tennessee a couple of times. I think it is always cool riding but if you head south and come in on I-10 it usually isn't too bad.

        • clayusmcret
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          Thanks. My real concern is getting out of and back into Kansas that time of year.

        • kwthom
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          clayusmcret One year, big cat *did* have troubles in getting home, as I recall. Maybe he'll drop by and share that story.

      • #6
        Reservation made

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        • #7
          Wow time goes by fast seems like yesterday I was having gastrointestinal problems from a diet of subway and Denny’s, with a side order of the world famous crowbar.... but hell I would and WILL do it all over again... room booked, liver primed......

          maybe bates06 will make it out this year!!!!!

          mattbcnv
          "2018 Turd Brown Metallic sissy shifter"

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          • kwthom
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            Nononono...you didn't quite follow along, didja?

            Nothing was hanging around very long - and especially me after paying that visit to that stall.

            Did I warn them? Does *anybody* get warned before the bombing begins?

          • Rocky
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            You'd be surprised how dam fast I'd do an about face, if I walked in and it smelled like something died in there.

          • biglefti
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            I hate it when the smell is so strong you can taste it but have no choice!!!

        • #8
          Can someone help me figure out how to get my ankle bracelet off?

          I guess the Parole division got tired of me constantly slipping off my smaller unit.

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          Now they are making me wear this queer looking ST1800 Fob unit. ( ****es me off )



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          Stupid people keep asking me What color my ST1800 is?

          I say - TURD Brown
          **You may not like the Truth-But that doesn't change it!**
          "Life is Tough-It's tougher when you are stupid"
          1981 CB900C -DCT
          1986 GL1200 SEi - DCT
          2004 GL1800 - "Modified Ring & Pinion"

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          • Wheels
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            Yeah, I got a few ideas on how to get rid of that....but, why bother....you will not show up anyway.............LOL

          • kwthom
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            He needs time for the physical therapy to kick in this year...

          • Rocky
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            Wheels.

        • #9
          Oh and BTW Ken, nice touch on the “avatar” switch..... attention to detail....

          mattbcnv
          "2018 Turd Brown Metallic sissy shifter"

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          • kwthom
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            ...but, of course! It's that time of year, y'know!

        • #10
          Originally posted by Rocky View Post
          Can someone help me figure out how to get my ankle bracelet off?

          I guess the Parole division got tired of me constantly slipping off my smaller unit.

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          Now they are making me wear this queer looking ST1800 Fob unit. ( ****es me off )



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          Stupid people keep asking me What color my ST1800 is?

          I say - Turn Brown
          Rocky,

          what exactly is “turn” brown..... can’t seem to locate it on a color chart.....

          mattbcnv

          "2018 Turd Brown Metallic sissy shifter"

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          • Rocky
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            Its what happens to your subway sam-ich when it gets ejected.

            A wise color choice if you cant control them gastrointestine's

        • #11
          Originally posted by Mattbcnv View Post
          Wow time goes by fast

          maybe bates06 will make it out this year!!!!!

          mattbcnv
          Matt. Who is bates06??

          Is he a dear friend of yours?

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          **You may not like the Truth-But that doesn't change it!**
          "Life is Tough-It's tougher when you are stupid"
          1981 CB900C -DCT
          1986 GL1200 SEi - DCT
          2004 GL1800 - "Modified Ring & Pinion"

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          • kwthom
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            Last Activity: 04-13-2015 04:57 PM

            Who knows; might be pushin' up daisies these days. Tried to sell a bike as of Nov. 2014.
            Last edited by kwthom; 12-07-2019, 03:16 PM.

          • Rocky
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            Most nutjobs have two boards names on the same board!. He also did (Liggett)

            The funny part is he answered questions using both names in the SAME thread. (He was a sharp one.)

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          We might have to see who is still eating healthy............... Click image for larger version

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          • biglefti
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            I'm switching to apples!!!

          • Rocky
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            @biglefty. Well now we know what took a few months to cause your AAA to say "Cut that crap out"
            That thing is big enough for 3 people! sakes.

          • biglefti
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            That thing almost made me pass on breakfast the next morning.

        • #13
          Eating healthy?


          Yeah, but I saw what you drink...
          Ken (IBA #50030) & Grace (IBA #62768)Tucson, AZ"Get busy living, or get busy dying." -Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption 1994ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕMy blog

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          • #14
            Originally posted by Wheels View Post
            We might have to see who is still eating healthy......
            I don't know who you think you are kidding posing with apples at the Heart Attack Grill on Fremont St in Las Vegas.
            But it isn't me. just sayin"

            The only question is.

            What did you order??
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            **You may not like the Truth-But that doesn't change it!**
            "Life is Tough-It's tougher when you are stupid"
            1981 CB900C -DCT
            1986 GL1200 SEi - DCT
            2004 GL1800 - "Modified Ring & Pinion"

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            • kwthom
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              ...of course!

              I mean, these days, everyone eats healthy, right?

            • Rocky
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              Wheels hard to fathom ,you only had a glass of water? lol

            • Wheels
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              It was apple juice silly, with my turkey burger....

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            Originally posted by Wheels View Post
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            LOL I got, took that same picture!!! I couldn’t believe it, Lanny you are my hero!! I could have NOT eaten that, I have a tender constitution ..... having said that it’s no wonder you “skipped” breakfast the next day,,,,

            you sir are a madman!!!!!

            hope ya heal soon!!!

            mattbcmv
            "2018 Turd Brown Metallic sissy shifter"

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            • Rocky
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              "what happens in Beatty stays in Beatty?"
              That ratbastard from flor e duh will throw your a** under the bus in a flash.
              Then say-was I not supposed to post that pic?

            • Wheels
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              LOL......sure....blame the guy in the wheelchair. Don't make me go back and "review" all the posts that have come up over the years, and thus post up "reminders" of who did what long before me. LOL. Who's to say that this was not healthy yogurt and even more healthy fruit under all that bland yogurt. It would appear that YOU tried and true guys are throwing this fine, healthy eating gentleman under the bus. For SOME OF YOU, who had some candy a$$ excuse of a pain in their toe or whatever as to why they could not be there, you don't (as has been said many times) have a clue as to what you are talking about especially when it comes to what this health conscious Goldwing rider was eating...or not as the case might be. And, for my fine fickle friend from AZ, let me remind you that I supplied apples for everyone, so I know what healthy eating looks like. Now, turning my attention back to the "oh, I stumped my toe and can't ride guy from CA"....it's "UNDER THE TRAIN buddy....it's me...Wheels, thus I don't do buses. LOL. Bon Appetit.....

            • Rocky
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              Wheels. Look Pudge. You didn't get that gut from Amazon prime.
              you got it from sucking down Burgers when the wife wasn't around.
              Why else would a Health conscience guy go to visit the heart attack grill.

          • #16
            I must be expecting to get better, I booked my room at the Queen 6.

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            • Wheels
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              No truer words have been ever spoken it appears with regards to booking a room and actually using it. LOL

            • Rocky
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              I didn't go last year because I knew no one special would,
              Finally show up after running there mouth about going every year,and Never Showing up!!

              Oh wait some city slicker from flo-re duh showed up with apples.
              Dam an I missed that spectacle. oh heavens!

            • Wheels
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              LOL..........yes you did. A once in a lifetime.

          • #17
            So is the ice cream social still on for Saturday night??
            DS#1146 IBA#55800 50CC,BBG, BB1500 x2, SS2K, SS1Kx3 CERTIFIED ALL DS, PGR RC
            2010 Level3 Endeavor Reverse Trike

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            • RoadRat
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              Ice cream in the desert. Seems like a "no brainer" to me. lol

            • kwthom
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              As you know RoadRat it's a bit slower to melt when it's 40° outside, aiming for 28° for an overnight low temp!

            • kwthom
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              Ice cream social...um, yeah, okay. Trust me, as a dedicated ice cream junkie...there's even times that I haveta pass on ice cream!

          • #18
            Just booked at the 6! Looking forward to seeing all and the stories each of you bring!

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            • #19
              Originally posted by SierraKen View Post
              Just booked at the 6! Looking forward to seeing all and the stories each of you bring!
              I always make it a point to tell.......wait for it....True Stories. Holding out hope that I might be able to make a return trip.
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              Why sweat the leg thing when I can still ride a Goldwing
              Member of the Hann-Amigo Trio

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              • kwthom
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                880 miles of Tejas...again??


                You bringing the Louisiana degenerate with you again?

              • kwthom
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                Of course, many of those 'true stories' starts off with "Now, this ain't no ,but..."

                :lol:

            • #20
              Originally posted by Wheels View Post

              I always make it a point to tell.......wait for it....True Stories. Holding out hope that I might be able to make a return trip.

              I gave up on your false promises, So what do you do?
              You show up when I threw in the towel. You'll burn in hell for that applesauce boy!
              **You may not like the Truth-But that doesn't change it!**
              "Life is Tough-It's tougher when you are stupid"
              1981 CB900C -DCT
              1986 GL1200 SEi - DCT
              2004 GL1800 - "Modified Ring & Pinion"

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              • Wheels
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                LOL, poor little gimpy.....suck it up cupcake and ride on. Don't be a hater cuase you did not get a personalized apple from me.

              • kwthom
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                Personalized apple?

                A green, sour one, huh?
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