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Motorcycling has been a life changing experience. I hope sharing the info and pictures on the Blog gives you some idea how impressed I am with the experience, travel and the people I have met. Made new friends especially among Riders here in Orange County. Special recognition to Johney (Wrench)-helps with all the maintenance stuff+rides, plus other great riding friends: Ken Y., Luis V. & Minita, Chuck & Patty, John R., Joe, Carolyn, Gregg, Charlie & Carol, Rick, Stan P., Ed & Susan P., Barry, plus Terry, Bob B., Brian H., Glenn, William & Daveta Jo, Bob (Concho) and others. ************* DISCLAIMER: This is my personal write-up (Blog) of motorcycling news, rides and events that I am involved with in some way and not affiliated with any group, organization or club that might be mentioned herein. There should be no confusion regarding the fact these are my personal comments and not those of any other entity.

Amazing scenery, great ride, wonderful time.

Amazing scenery, great ride, wonderful time.
Monument Valley, Utah-9/2011 photo by Johney Harper!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

2nd Annual ride to Death Valley - 2009

The return to Death Vally trip of 2009.

Wayne and I rode up on Friday 11/06, another group consisting of Johney, Johney's cousin Cody, Johney's brother Mika, Chuck, John R., Luis and Minita on their V-Star 1300 and Joe on his new Victory Vision came riding up on Saturday 11/07. Joe rode up seperately to meet up with a group known as the Bob Hayes group consisting of about 20 riders from all over. This is a once a year meeting for the Bob Hayes group and it has been going on for about 18 years.

We visited many of the same spots as last year on Saturday and Sunday including Scotty's castle, Ubehebe Crater, the Furnace Creek Ranch after visiting Dante's View and Bad Water the day before as well. Wayne and I did not go to Dante's View on Sunday with Johney and the others as we had already been there on Saturday. We went to sight see at Zabriski Point just south of Furnace Creek on the way to Dantes View road.

Riding with Johney, Cody and his brother Mika is misleading. We followed them at an ever increasing distance, but did catch-up with them eventually at every stop.

The other members of the group on Sunday decided to start out a little later and headed for Dante's View, they did see the sign that says DANTE'S VIEW 13 MILES, but missed the arrow pointing to the right down a narrow little road. Instead they continued on to Shoshone half way to Baker before turning around and missing it again on the way back. Oh well, something for next year.

View the Picasa slide show to see all the pictures I took, including a few duplicates and don't miss Da Plane pictures, really something totally different.

NO real incidents on the road for the most part, no mechanical issues and all arrived back home safe on Monday and maybe a bit tired. Total miles 1,020 for me.

Gas in Furnace Creek was $4.12, gas in StovePipe Wells just 26 miles away $3.15.

Here's a link to Picasa album, you may need a log-in account to view.

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