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Death Valley M&G Spring 2020

Looking at a M&G in or around Death Valley Spring of 2020. Anybody in?

  • Yes

    Votes: 11 91.7%
  • Hell no

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • If wildflowers are blooming

    Votes: 3 25.0%

  • Total voters
    12
  • Poll closed .

OMoaC

Member
Member
Looking at pitching an event in or around Death valley for spring of 2020. Some surprisingly decent rides there and some very cool history to see. What say you SW?
 

dgold

Member
Member
Options are limited to High End Furnace Creek, camping, Stagecoach Casino in Beaty, or just meet for a meal at the Hamburger Stand at the golf course.
I'd be open to about anything.
 

troymba

Moped
First round in me and one option would be staying in cabins in Randsburg and take the back way past Ballarat to get there after riding whatever you’d plan for that first day. Regardless..... I’m in.
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
Looking at Beatty and Amargosa opera house. In park lodging is ridiculous. That road between Trona and Balarat is better suited to a DS bike.
 

troymba

Moped
It’s actually in good shape these days and good for some high speeds but like it said I have zero preferences. Make that plan.
 

Sparkie

Street Cruiser
Forum Subscriber
  What month are you thinking of Mark? I've been visiting Death Valley for almost 50 yrs now. They're trying to make it upscale now with the recent renovations at the ranch. Mark
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
Sparkie said:
  What month are you thinking of Mark? I've been visiting Death Valley for almost 50 yrs now. They're trying to make it upscale now with the recent renovations at the ranch. Mark
Hey Bosco. How are ya? Early planning stages. Just trying to gauge interest. March or April?
 

CaffeineMan

In the shadow of the Valley of Death
Member
Another possibility is Shoshone Inn:

https://www.shoshonevillage.com/death-valley-lodging-shoshone-inn/

The big issue in DV is restaurants.  There aren't many.  Shoshone has the Crowbar, which is OK.  But Shoshone is in position for good riding.  Drop into DV from the south end, then ride up to Furnace Creek, then over to Panamint Springs, then up to Father Crowley Point, then back to Shoshone.

Of course, Pahrump has places to stay as well, and some OK restaurants.  Heck, if we're staying in Pahrump, we can grill at my place, for whatever that's worth.

:beerchug:
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
Interesting Thanks for the offer CMan. What is the R/T to DV from Pahrump? 50 each way?
 

CaffeineMan

In the shadow of the Valley of Death
Member
Old Man on a Connie said:
Interesting Thanks for the offer CMan. What is the R/T to DV from Pahrump? 50 each way?

From the center of town 61 miles to Furnace Creek.

From Pahrump all the way to Lone Pine, CA and back is about 330 miles round trip.  It's a nice day trip for me.
 

santacruzrider

Member
Member
I'm pencilling it in.

I've been all over the surrounding area, but never dropped into Death Valley -- sounds like an adventure!

I've got a 500-mile ride to get there, but should have ample vacation days to burn that time of year.  :great:
 

Nottacop

Member
Member
Good evening everyone, I hope you’re well. Not to be selfish or anything but I’m trying to organize my spring. Anybody have any additional information about this ride? I’m planning on riding from the Dallas-Fort Worth area to death Valley because I can and because the SW COG group is awesome and I’d like to hangout with you people again.
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
Nottacop said:
Good evening everyone, I hope you’re well. Not to be selfish or anything but I’m trying to organize my spring. Anybody have any additional information about this ride? I’m planning on riding from the Dallas-Fort Worth area to death Valley because I can and because the SW COG group is awesome and I’d like to hangout with you people again.
Let me see if I can get some dates set up for ya.
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
Nottacop said:
Awesome. Let me know if you need any remote help. 🤷🏼‍♂️
Lets look at the month of April. I think that gives us some time between the Bun Cooler and the Nats. Weather should be sweet.
 

gsled

Member
Member
April temps may nudge 90f. That's considered comfortable riding out in these parts. That should be afternoon temps. Morning temps will be wonderful with low humidity.
 

troymba

Moped
Nottacop said:
Yes! That way I can do the horseshoe mountain rendezvous in Arkansas at the end of April as well.

Glad you’re coming- the Southwest totally approves of your attendance!
 

CaffeineMan

In the shadow of the Valley of Death
Member
Old Man on a Connie said:
This is what 'm looking at. Truly vintage. Local BBQ and hot springs baths. Thoughts? https://www.delightshotspringsresort.com/en-us

April 3-5 is great with me!

I have never stayed there overnight but i have availed myself of the hot springs pools after rides and after work many times.  I like the place and would happily stay there!  Pros and cons in no particular order or priority:

Pros:
- very clean and well kept
- hot springs pools are in private “rooms”.  Walls, but open to the sky.
- RV camping spaces
- good riding location for DV!

Possible Cons:
- no smoking in the hot springs rooms.
- only 4 hot springs rooms, so have to switch out every 30 minutes if there is a line.  Nice little courtyard to wait in though.
- no alcohol in the hot springs rooms, theoretically. [Insert casual tuneless whistling here]
- last I heard they had quiet hours after 8pm.
 

santacruzrider

Member
Member
Resort looks awesome -- nice find Old Man.

Nearby restaurant looks good too!

Noticed that you have to bring in your own drinking water. Maybe anyone coming in on a trailer can mule in some 1-5 gallons jugs.

:beerchug:
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
SantaCruzRider said:
Resort looks awesome -- nice find Old Man.

Nearby restaurant looks good too!

Noticed that you have to bring in your own drinking water. Maybe anyone coming in on a trailer can mule in some 1-5 gallons jugs.

:beerchug:
Water? We don't need no steenking water.  ;)
 

santacruzrider

Member
Member
Haha, maybe true. Just don't give me shite if you see me brushing my teeth while chillin' in the hot tub.

Hey, and I see the local brew pub has free refills on coffee. Wonder if they mark the date on the cups or if one is good all weekend?  :great:
 

Daboo

Moderator
Staff member
Member
Do we have official dates? 

It's only 1300 miles from Seattle to there.  If the timing works with other plans, I might be able to fit it in.

Chris
 

Daboo

Moderator
Staff member
Member
I'll have to get someone to fill in for me at the seminary class I help teach in the prison.  So I'm a maybe at this point.

With all the interesting locations for this next summer, I'm estimating 14,400 miles for just road trips.  It'll be a good year.

Chris
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
Daboo said:
I'll have to get someone to fill in for me at the seminary class I help teach in the prison.  So I'm a maybe at this point.

With all the interesting locations for this next summer, I'm estimating 14,400 miles for just road trips.  It'll be a good year.

Chris
Luv 2 C U Beemer brother.  :beerchug:
 

redline

Member
Member
never been there.  time for me to visit.... and my buddy Andre coming... How could i say no?

Ted
 
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