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Annual Death Valley Ride Dec. 31 2016 (Vegas to Death Valley)

Las Vegas to Death Valley Saturday Dec 31st.

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Come on out to Vegas for New Years and ride Death Valley!

A couple of guys from my2wheels.com will be ride lead and organizer of route and stops as I'm off the bikes due to a fusion of my neck.
Just starting this post and will be adding info as I get updates of the stands up time and route.
Also cross posted on my2wheels.com
Previous years ride report.
http://www.my2wheels.com/forum/showthread.php?13495-Death-Valley-Ride-Jan-2nd-2016&highlight=death+valley
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Went through there last Sunday on my way to the LA area. I was quite surprised at how interesting that area is. I imagine this is the time of year to explore, although it was 33 degrees for a while in the early am when I went through!
 

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Been varying weather every year.
Usually 30's when leaving Vegas and in 70's by time the group arrives at Furnace Creek.
Ive enjoyed every year and sure going to miss a great ride :crying2:
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Looking forward to the NYDV ride. You'll be missed on the ride Mike, I'll be sending you a route idea to see what you think.



I think 9:00 is a good KUP time. If I remember right we meet at the gas station at SR 159 and SR 160...then spend the rest of the day wandering around DV.
 

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I usually make it a few times each season. I like to soak at the tubs at Tecopa and stop at the date ranch (china ranch). Yeah Badwater road is finally open. Beats droning along SR127 though The Amargosa Hotel is worth checking out at Death Valley Junction.
If you are adventurous you can visit the Barker Ranch and visit the cabin where they picked up Charlie. Personally I wouldn't do it on anything heavier than a DR650 but others do. See you on the trail.
 

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A few of us popped into the springs at Tecopa a few years ago. Interesting place.
Over heard a conversation of retirees. One asked, "Where you going tomorrow? Other guy replied I dunno, depends on which the way the winds is blowing."
Definitely the vagabond life!
 

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I'd give almost anything to be able to make this ride.
Trouble is I'd have to trailer my bike out of Iowa (more than likely there will be snow).
But have a friend who is also a Stromtrooper that lives in Mesquite, NV.
We'll see what we can do.
 

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Sorry...got to cancel this ride. Cheapest hotel I could find in $135.00 In the years past I've stayed at our timeshare and paid $40...
Apologies around!
 

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Sorry...got to cancel this ride. Cheapest hotel I could find in $135.00 In the years past I've stayed at our timeshare and paid $40...
Apologies around!
Did you check hotels in Beatty, NV? motel 6 is maybe around $60? 40 miles from furnace creek.

also the Longstreet Inn in Amargosa Valley, a few miles from Death Valley Junction. might be something around $70.

Maybe prices jump New Years? I usually tent or bring camper. plenty of camping. Campgrounds or a quiet spot up a canyon.
 

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Dirt, Are youse guys doing dirt? Some of the camp grounds in the park are so dismal the management should be fired for allowing it to get to that state.
I stayed at the tiny camp ground behind the general store once years ago, Not the flattest place in the desert but there was vestige of a lawn and a restroom. And they gave you pool access at the motel
If that still exists, it's a hiden treasure.
 

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I remember that. that was long ago. used to be a shower room nearby. after riding a few hundred miles to get there you could stand under the hot shower for as long as it took. that stuff is gone. I don't care for the campgrounds but they are convenient for getting together and fuel. best nearby camping is back country nearby hole in the wall or echo canyon but a bit rough for getting a strom in or out the required 2 miles. nice warm scenic fascinating place to ride in January though. hot springs, ghost towns, pictographs. 3.4 million acres. cheapest motels in Beatty. one hotel/casino in Amargosa Valley. The Amargosa Hotel at Death Valley Junction is cool but last I checked was getting expensive. Hotels in Furnace Creek too but pricey. A great place to ride.
 

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Did you check hotels in Beatty, NV? motel 6 is maybe around $60? 40 miles from furnace creek.

also the Longstreet Inn in Amargosa Valley, a few miles from Death Valley Junction. might be something around $70.

Maybe prices jump New Years? I usually tent or bring camper. plenty of camping. Campgrounds or a quiet spot up a canyon.
I did a search of the Vegas/Henderson area and they semm to jump a BUNCH for the New Years. Travel Lodge is usually around $50 or 60 and they were 135. Some other 'budget' places were over $200.

I hope to do Vegashotwheelers ride next year, I just need to reserve my timeshare much earlier!
 

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Ride is back on, my2wheels guys are taking over the lead.
Hope to be back on 2 wheels next year.
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I did a search of the Vegas/Henderson area and they semm to jump a BUNCH for the New Years. Travel Lodge is usually around $50 or 60 and they were 135. Some other 'budget' places were over $200.

I hope to do Vegashotwheelers ride next year, I just need to reserve my timeshare much earlier!
This place is close, 37 miles from Furnace Creek and rooms under $100
.Death Valley Accommodations - Death Valley Hotel Rooms
 

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