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DEATH VALLEY '17

Posted By: mrduck

DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/06/17 03:47 AM

It's on, the annual pilgrimage to Beatty! November 10 & 11 headquartered at the world famous Exchange Club
Give them a call 775-553-2333 and tell them you're with the BMW bike group.
Great roads, good company, big fun, come on out..........


Don J wave
Posted By: mbelectric

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/06/17 04:14 AM

The Duck must be psychic. It's been a while since I've been online here. And I was wondering what the status of this years DVD was before I signed in.

And here it is!

Sure, why not. Good friends, good times. thumbsup

wave

MB>
Posted By: Whip

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/06/17 05:39 AM

Sounds good to me
Posted By: FlyingFinn

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/06/17 10:30 PM

Posted By: mrduck

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/07/17 12:45 AM

Originally Posted By: mbelectric
The Duck must be psychic


Naw.....
Psychotic .......maybe sometimes......

Psychedelic .....Well, there was this one time back in college............

The Sourdough Saloon is still closed, but the Happy Burro has just stocked up on PBR in anticipation of Mayor Todds return!


Don J wave
Posted By: graydude

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/07/17 01:52 AM

In? Does EDDDD look silly on that lime green bike? Of course.
Posted By: Norm 82

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/07/17 02:31 AM

In this is always a fun time thumbsup...What happened to the Sourdough Saloon? beer
Posted By: Havasu Dave

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/07/17 03:35 AM

In the last several years at DV we've had a missile launch, a fleet of Asiatic Lamborghinis, lingerie in the rafters, singing waitresses and an extremely large bar dog. Who could resist?
Posted By: BrianT

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/07/17 04:50 AM

Originally Posted By: Havasu Dave
In the last several years at DV we've had a missile launch, a fleet of Asiatic Lamborghinis, lingerie in the rafters, singing waitresses and an extremely large bar dog. Who could resist?

Don't forget riding into town right after it was released from being locked down by the government due to a fire at the radioactive/hazmat dump outside of town. Wouldn't let the locals leave or anyone in and kept telling them "nothing to see here, everything is safe" as the helicopters kept taking air samples over them. Oh and I'm ..... IN
Posted By: stubble!

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/07/17 09:17 PM

In !!
Posted By: Groanup

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/08/17 07:15 AM

In!
I've just about got the wife talked into it too!
Posted By: Heck

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/10/17 11:47 PM

Hmmm.......
Posted By: eddd

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/12/17 01:30 AM

Originally Posted By: graydude
In? Does EDDDD look silly on that lime green bike? Of course.


It's Candy Lime Green
Posted By: Stir

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/18/17 05:09 PM

In
Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/18/17 07:44 PM

IN! See everyone on Friday. I plan to ride the backroads from my house to McNally's on the Kern on Thursday is anyone is interested in meeting up there. Thursday's ride is always a great one. I currently have sent McNally's an email to see if there are rooms available and if the restaurant will be open. If either of those points fails then I'll stay in Kernville as many of us have done in past years. I think the motel was the Kernville Inn right next to the brewery. Is that right Graydude?
Posted By: Bill_Walker

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/18/17 09:37 PM

IN! Maybe in for meeting you guys in Kernville, too. That was fun last year!
Posted By: graydude

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/19/17 12:16 AM

Originally Posted By: CoarsegoldKid
IN!Company I think the motel was the Kernville Inn right next to the brewery. Is that right Graydude?


Negative my friend. The Kern Lodge is the one knee walking distance from the brewery. 760-376-2223
Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/19/17 03:00 AM

Originally Posted By: graydude


Negative my friend. The Kern Lodge is the one knee walking distance from the brewery. 760-376-2223

Thanks amigo.
Posted By: mbelectric

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/22/17 02:36 AM

What's the status of McNallys, Joe?

We're talking Thursday night? PM me.

MB>
Posted By: Groanup

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/23/17 04:28 PM

Just booked my room at the Exchange club. Guy on the desk says, "We already have a bunch of rooms booked by the BMW group."
If you wanna go, you probably shouldn't wait too long to reserve a room.
wave
Posted By: hedstrom

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/23/17 09:43 PM

In
Hedstrom
Posted By: C_Williams

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/23/17 11:00 PM


In
Posted By: TheDigginDutchman

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/28/17 03:30 AM

Well I'm in ,I just hope you guys don't ride so fast this year
Cornelis
Posted By: eddd

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/28/17 08:59 PM

Originally Posted By: TheDigginDutchman
Well I'm in ,I just hope you guys don't ride so fast this year
Cornelis


Posted By: longjohn

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/29/17 12:17 AM

WOW WOW WOW!!! The usual suspect is among us!!!!
Posted By: Norm 82

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/29/17 02:33 AM

[quote=TheDigginDutchman]Well I'm in ,I just hope you guys don't ride so fast this year
Cornelis

I remember a few years ago as I was approaching the beautiful town of Trona. I was doing about 120 trying to stay in front. When I look in the mirror who do I see fast approaching, Cornelis he looked over grined and blew on by.. grin
Posted By: Bill_Walker

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/29/17 04:25 PM

Originally Posted By: TheDigginDutchman
Well I'm in ,I just hope you guys don't ride so fast this year
Cornelis


Welcome, at long last, to the board, Cornelis! But I think "TheFlyingDutchman" would have been a better board name. I assume your usual modesty prevented you from choosing it.
Posted By: TheDigginDutchman

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 09/30/17 04:29 PM

Hello Norm I forget why you were in such a hurry but I do remember having to wind that RT up to 130 just to get by.
But I was a younger man than.I though about the FlyingDutchman but sense I dig ditches for a living I thought it was more appropriate.
See ya all soon.
Posted By: stubble!

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/01/17 03:51 PM

Joe I'll likely join you for the Thursday ride. I think my usual route down the coast is still perforated with landlides
Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/02/17 01:49 AM

Looks like it's gonna be the Kern Lodge in Kernville if anyone wants to book a room for Thursday night.
Posted By: FlyingFinn

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/02/17 03:17 AM

I have a room booked in the Kern Lodge for the Thusrsday night.
I'll probably take the Hwy-25 and Coalinga Rd, lunch in Parkfield. Then Yokhol Rd and 190 to Kernville.
Can't wait to see you all!
Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/02/17 05:33 PM

Room 104 booked for Thursday at the Kern Lodge.
I'm taking the backroad roads too. It takes all day.
Posted By: markgoodrich

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/02/17 09:23 PM

I'm thinking about coming, had a good time a couple years ago, but I do have a few questions, given the dangers of riding in the U. S. West.

1. Whose bike can I borrow for a short ride? That red bike Carl brought to NmS was unrideable.

2. How far is it to the nearest Level One Trauma Unit?

3. Is that trauma unit nicer than the one in Fresno?

4. Is Larry Bump gonna be there? That might be a deal killer.
Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/02/17 10:36 PM

It will certainly be good to see and hear you Mark. I think a disguise would be good when mingling in the parking lot inquiring about trading rides. Offer to just ride around the building then head off to Titus Canyon. The nearest trauma unit is in Vegas. I'm not able to compare them, yet. I haven't heard from Larry about this event but he is a frequent attendee. He and I will be riding a Dual Sport event out of beautiful Pahrump, Nevada the weekend prior though.
Make your reservations for Thursday at the Kern Lodge in Kernville. You can even start Thursday morning in Coarsegold. It will be well worth it. You might even see the infamous corner on the way to Kernville.
We are down to two cats now.
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Posted By: FlyingFinn

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/02/17 11:40 PM

Originally Posted by CoarsegoldKid
The nearest trauma unit is in Vegas. I'm not able to compare them, yet.


I can't recommend the Las Vegas orthopedic trauma unit. Not if you want your both legs the same length and/or pointing to same general direction.
Posted By: LBump

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/04/17 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by markgoodrich
I'm thinking about coming, had a good time a couple years ago, but I do have a few questions, given the dangers of riding in the U. S. West.

1. Whose bike can I borrow for a short ride? That red bike Carl brought to NmS was unrideable.

2. How far is it to the nearest Level One Trauma Unit?

3. Is that trauma unit nicer than the one in Fresno?

4. Is Larry Bump gonna be there? That might be a deal killer.


I really like your sense of humor Mark!
I plan on being there. stir
Hope to see you at DVD.
Posted By: stubble!

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/06/17 06:20 PM

Anyone doing any mild dirt? Debating which bike to ride. laugh
Posted By: Traveler1

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/06/17 06:27 PM

IN, with two others. Arriving Friday night.
Posted By: markgoodrich

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/06/17 08:08 PM

Okay, I'm in. I see Bump is in. I'm reversing my "deal killer" comment; I'm gonna kick his ass instead.
Posted By: chrisolson

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/06/17 10:24 PM

This could be entertaining ... rofl
Posted By: markgoodrich

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/06/17 10:30 PM

Originally Posted by chrisolson
This could be entertaining ... rofl


You know what he did, Chris? He's what we call "just sorry" in Texas.

I like to died in front of the entire NmS group trying to ride an unrideable Honda, busted six ribs, bad, punctured a lung, bad, spent a week in the Fresno hospital (very bad), and he kept sending me photos of people having fun in restaurants. But the REALLY sorry thing that sorry guy did? He sent me a bunch of the rocks from where that Honda went crazy and ran into the side of a cliff.

He's just sorry.
Posted By: chrisolson

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/06/17 10:48 PM

Well, I'm glad you're recovered enough to stage the "Battle in Beatty" extravaganza. Ya think it might rival the "Thrilla in Manila" ? cool
Posted By: graydude

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/07/17 02:20 AM

Originally Posted by markgoodrich
Okay, I'm in. I see Bump is in. I'm reversing my "deal killer" comment; I'm gonna kick his ass instead.

Mark, how do you feel about a vintage 2005 BMW K1200 LT that's getting kinda long in the tooth. I'd be happy to offer her up for a swap. That way I can go in with cash instead of a trade in. Win win!
Posted By: markgoodrich

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/07/17 02:39 AM

Originally Posted by graydude
Originally Posted by markgoodrich
Okay, I'm in. I see Bump is in. I'm reversing my "deal killer" comment; I'm gonna kick his ass instead.

Mark, how do you feel about a vintage 2005 BMW K1200 LT that's getting kinda long in the tooth. I'd be happy to offer her up for a swap. That way I can go in with cash instead of a trade in. Win win!


Nah. I've ridden that model 90,000 plus miles. I need something sportier. DHanson says I should borry (his word) Cornelius's bike. Are there any road cuts to run into in Death Valley?

Is Carl gonna be there?

Whoops, I thought you said R1200RT. I never rode a K1200LT. Sure, just promise me the bus ride to Vegas isn't as bumpy as the ride down to Fresno.
Posted By: eddd

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/07/17 01:35 PM


Since Mark has decided to attend I think one of these might be a good idea... lurk

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Posted By: markgoodrich

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/07/17 02:45 PM

I think I could ride that!
Posted By: eddd

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/07/17 04:40 PM


Originally Posted by markgoodrich
I think I could ride that!


You misunderstand. The medic will be riding this right behind you.

Of course the medic will stop short of following you into or over a mountainside.[Linked Image]
Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/07/17 05:25 PM

Originally Posted by stubble!
Anyone doing any mild dirt? Debating which bike to ride. laugh


Bring the BMW. Mark likes to ride BMW motorcycles.
Posted By: Bill_Walker

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/09/17 01:21 AM

Originally Posted by markgoodrich
Sure, just promise me the bus ride to Vegas isn't as bumpy as the ride down to Fresno.


All roads are bumpy when you have broken ribs.

Or, speaking from experience, a broken collarbone or acute appendicitis (not to be confused with having a cute appendix, which I no longer do).
Posted By: Bill_Walker

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/09/17 01:32 AM

IN at the Kern Lodge on Thursday.
Posted By: longjohn

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/09/17 01:51 AM

Originally Posted by markgoodrich

Is Carl gonna be there?



I'm not sure but if he shows he might be on this:
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Posted By: C_Williams

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/09/17 07:08 AM

I will be there.

But I am not taking any chances, just to be on the safe side, I will be on a very rid-able 1200 RT
Posted By: eddd

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/09/17 11:20 AM

Originally Posted by C_Williams
I will be there.

But I am not taking any chances, just to be on the safe side, I will be on a very rid-able 1200 RT


rid-able? Are you saying you want Mark to get rid of that one too?

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Posted By: LBump

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/15/17 11:25 PM


Originally Posted by markgoodrich
Okay, I'm in. I see Bump is in. I'm reversing my "deal killer" comment; I'm gonna kick his ass instead.


rofl

Originally Posted by chrisolson
This could be entertaining ... rofl


yes

You can kick my ass Mark but I get to poke you in the ribs... burnout
Posted By: TheDigginDutchman

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/16/17 04:33 AM

In at the Kern Lodge I am bringing two of my dirt bike riding buddys Edward and Scott there generally well behaved.
Posted By: Bill_Walker

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/17/17 02:40 AM

Originally Posted by TheDigginDutchman
In at the Kern Lodge I am bringing two of my dirt bike riding buddys Edward and Scott there generally well behaved.


Couldn't you bring somebody fun? smile
Posted By: TheDigginDutchman

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/17/17 04:32 AM

Yes I think Cindy is coming
Posted By: eddd

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/17/17 10:32 AM


Originally Posted by TheDigginDutchman
In at the Kern Lodge I am bringing two of my dirt bike riding buddys Edward and Scott there generally well behaved.


Why would you want to bring well behaved friends to an event where many (most?) of the participants are deviants? [Linked Image]

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Posted By: Twisties

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/22/17 04:28 AM

IN Kern Lodge Thursday night. Exchange Club Friday and Saturday.

Not too sure about what comes before that...
Posted By: Bill_Walker

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/23/17 04:41 AM

Originally Posted by Twisties
IN Kern Lodge Thursday night. Exchange Club Friday and Saturday.

Not too sure about what comes before that...


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Posted By: Bullett

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/29/17 02:59 AM

Are there any women coming to Beatty? I don't want to be the only one.
Posted By: graydude

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/29/17 03:20 AM

Originally Posted by Bullett
Are there any women coming to Beatty? I don't want to be the only one.

Ummm, I think EDDDDD is coming Sharon
Posted By: FlyingFinn

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/29/17 03:27 AM

Originally Posted by Bullett
Are there any women coming to Beatty? I don't want to be the only one.


While Camille can't come to Beatty, she's really looking forward to seeing BOTH of you guys on Wednesday, pre-DVD.
Posted By: LBump

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/29/17 03:32 AM

Originally Posted by Bullett
Are there any women coming to Beatty? I don't want to be the only one.



Well... Sue is suppose to be with me... dopeslap
Posted By: ArizonaAl

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/29/17 04:09 AM

If all goes as planned Angie will be with me--
Posted By: Groanup

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/29/17 02:18 PM

Originally Posted by Bullett
Are there any women coming to Beatty? I don't want to be the only one.

Elba is coming with me (so far)...
Posted By: rogera

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/29/17 07:42 PM

In, arriving 11/9 thumbsup
Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/30/17 03:22 PM

Originally Posted by Bullett
Are there any women coming to Beatty? I don't want to be the only one.

Haven't been able to talk Juanita into making the trip.
Posted By: markgoodrich

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/30/17 06:22 PM

Originally Posted by Bullett
Are there any women coming to Beatty? I don't want to be the only one.


I did everything I could to get that old woman Dave Hanson to come, but no joy.
Posted By: stubble!

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/30/17 07:07 PM

I'm in at the Kern Lodge thursday night. It sounds like I got the last room and it's a suite, so I have two extra beds (a Queen and Double) available if anyone needs a spot.

I'm planning to join the group riding 25 through Parkfield on Thursday.
Posted By: longjohn

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 10/31/17 06:36 AM

Originally Posted by stubble!
I'm in at the Kern Lodge thursday night. It sounds like I got the last room and it's a suite, so I have two extra beds (a Queen and Double) available if anyone needs a spot.

I'm planning to join the group riding 25 through Parkfield on Thursday.

First dibs on the extra bed. I hope I'm not too late. Haha 25 ought to be fun.
Posted By: stubble!

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 11/01/17 02:12 PM

Longjohn you're in. I only snore a little!
Posted By: longjohn

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 11/02/17 03:07 AM

Originally Posted by stubble!
Longjohn you're in. I only snore a little!


Thanks! Which bike will you be on?
Posted By: drswift

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 11/02/17 03:49 AM

Wish I could make it. Not gonna happen this year. See ya'll in Oakhurst in the Spring.
Posted By: mrduck

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 11/05/17 10:13 PM

Fine Dining in Beatty!
According to my local sources......the Sourdough saloon has a new owner, but is not open yet, and the Mexican restaurant is gone. However, the Happy Burro is stocked up with PBR and chili dogs in anticipation of Graydudes return!
Mel's is still open till 3 pm, there's a Subway up at the gas station/ casino, and the little foo-foo coffee/ cafe on the corner is still there.

Saturday evenings banquet will be at KCs, lasagna, salad, rolls and dessert,around 6-630

The northerners ride down to Kernville on Thursday will be a great one if you can make it!
For the So Cal locals, gonna be at Starbux around 8, then headed to Olancha for brunch around 11, probably see the Kernville group there.
This is a make it up as we go event, but rarely a dull moment!

Fun weekend, don't miss this!
See ya Don J
Posted By: Groanup

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 11/05/17 10:48 PM

Originally Posted by mrduck

For the So Cal locals, gonna be at Starbux around 8, then headed to Olancha for brunch around 11, probably see the Kernville group there.
This is a make it up as we go event, but rarely a dull moment!

Fun weekend, don't miss this!
See ya Don J

Elba and I will see you at Starbucks Friday morning!
Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 11/06/17 12:25 AM

I haven't been on the RT for months it seems. Looking forward to seeing all the peeps. Kernville / Beatty here we(I) come.
Posted By: realshelby

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 11/06/17 12:50 PM

Well, I held out in hope till the end. Just cannot get there this year. Have fun!
Posted By: David13

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 11/06/17 04:24 PM

Well, I thought about it a bit. But with no McNally's first, and coming from the opposite direction, it really wasn't that great of an idea.
Also, I have recently had some somewhat more scenic rides here lately, and there may still be a few more here before the year is out.
So may I'll get over there next year.
dc
Posted By: Heck

Re: DEATH VALLEY '17 - 11/06/17 09:04 PM

Too much snow and not enough time off.....Y'all have fun.
Besides, the bike is still on the lift.
Longest service job I've ever put off.
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