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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #75 on: February 15, 2020, 04:20:59 am »
I think I need some advice.  Any recommendations on a route for getting there at that time of year. 

Taking I-80 over from the coast, means crossing Donner Pass.  Google Maps shows a ski area there.  Oops!

Any suggestions suitable for two wheels?

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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #76 on: February 15, 2020, 04:45:25 am »
I think I need some advice.  Any recommendations on a route for getting there at that time of year. 

Taking I-80 over from the coast, means crossing Donner Pass.  Google Maps shows a ski area there.  Oops!

Any suggestions suitable for two wheels?

Chris


Hi Chris I am with Troy on getting there anyway you can....But looking at the map it looks like the best way if you cannot get across on the 80 in early April, might be going south to Bakersfield and then cross over to get to the Shoshone area. Probably the warmest way. Others will chime in but there is no easy way to get there from the North that time of year. Though you could get lucky and cross over and work your way south through Nevada. Looks like you could take the 5 to the 20 and then south on the 395...but the elevation might make things rough too. Let's see what others think? Hope you can make it!

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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #77 on: February 15, 2020, 04:58:50 am »
Thanks, I'm hoping those who know the weather conditions there will have some suggestions.  A lot will depend on what happens in the days preceeding the trip.

After I retired, I went with another guy to Utah.  As we headed south, we were being chased by a storm from the Pacific Northwest.  We got over one pass just hours before the snows came.  I'd like to not repeat that wonderful experience.  Or at least that part.  ;)

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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #78 on: February 15, 2020, 05:15:41 am »
I was planning on 5-20-395. Should be fine unless there's a snowstorm the day before or something. Ive ridden the connie on packed snow and it sucks but not a deal breaker to get over a pass for a couple miles. Just stay loose and don't touch the brakes or gas. :-\
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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #79 on: February 15, 2020, 03:18:14 pm »
Former Reno, NV and Colfax, CA resident here, admittedly from 18 years ago.

Unless a specific storm happens, I-80 over Donner should be fine.  It’s a HUGE cross country truck route and they plow the heck out of it.  US-395 maybe nicer.  Take the advice of others north of there, as I have only been as far up as Lassen on 395.  And once you get to Reno you should be good.  Take 395 down and cross Death Valley for scenery or take US-95 for the warmer boring route.
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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #80 on: February 15, 2020, 05:24:41 pm »
Note that the long range forecasts are generally in our favor with greater than 50% chance of below average precip and greater than 60% chance of above average temperature for the March-April-May period.

https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/long_range/p02.2c.gif

https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/long_range/t02.2c.gif

https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/long_range/two_class.php

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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #81 on: February 15, 2020, 10:35:33 pm »
 Lodging is a go. Contact the resort Directly for rooms. Various options are available from 2 per room twins and queens to a house with 3 rooms that accommodate 6. If you have a group book the house. There are also travel trailers open. Book quickly. Once we have established our occupancy I can work on a discount prior to the event. Mr. Troy has again volunteered to provide eats on Sat night so start planning your sides. Working on a discount at the local brew pub for eats Friday night. April 3 through 5. I will work with Keith to get this on the calendar ricky tick with more info. Remember this is a hot springs resort so bring your soaking drawers. For those like me with MOOBS you can go topless. But just because you can does not mean you should. Counterweight is a 90% go. Need more of the gentler gender to be in. Bring your SO for some fun.  https://www.delightshotspringsresort.com/en-us
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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #82 on: February 15, 2020, 10:44:29 pm »
Hey Mark- when talking with the Motel ask them if the Archer Mobil Meal Wagon can stay in their lot.
Copy. I know they have full hook ups in walking distance but will.
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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #83 on: February 15, 2020, 11:40:19 pm »
Room booked.

Note that the online booking website does not show all available rooms.  Call the place.  I was told I had to pay the first night in advance, no big deal to me but just letting people know.

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I could be convinced to bring a carload of bottled water in advance of Friday night.  Post here if interested.  Oh, yeah, and...

Woooooooooohoooooooooooooo!

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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #84 on: February 15, 2020, 11:46:44 pm »
Ted and I are booked. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. Can’t wait to try Archers Swine. As Caffineman said; I’d call the place to reserve. Nice people. Cheers!
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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #85 on: February 16, 2020, 12:00:20 am »
Ted and I are booked. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. Can’t wait to try Archers Swine. As Caffineman said; I’d call the place to reserve. Nice people. Cheers!

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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #86 on: February 16, 2020, 12:01:48 am »
Redline Ted.
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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #87 on: February 16, 2020, 12:06:44 am »
Redline Ted.
Awesome! You stole my room  :). C U there!
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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #88 on: February 16, 2020, 12:12:45 am »
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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #89 on: February 16, 2020, 12:53:27 am »
Jami and I are in. :beerchug:

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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #90 on: February 16, 2020, 01:42:14 am »
Jami and I are in. :beerchug:
Awesome. Gonna be fun.
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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #91 on: February 16, 2020, 01:44:21 am »
Holy Smokes. 90 replies. Starting to feel like Jay/ZG.  :)) :))
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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #92 on: February 16, 2020, 01:45:45 am »
Booked.  I'll be there.

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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #93 on: February 16, 2020, 01:46:48 am »
Holy Smokes. 90 replies. Starting to feel like Jay/ZG.  :)) :))
Imagine what it would be like if you were to make this the National...  ;)  :D

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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #94 on: February 16, 2020, 01:50:07 am »
I’m thinkin these things are national level and beyond- all good people and good fun- I can’t wait to go! It’s always a blast! What about Mr Charby, is he in?

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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #95 on: February 16, 2020, 01:57:54 am »
$360 for two nights is Ouchy
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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #96 on: February 16, 2020, 02:02:06 am »
$360 for two nights is Ouchy

60 per night in their RV spot- just called and set to go. Bringing at least two smokers and will be there a day early to get things done for those who make it.

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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #97 on: February 16, 2020, 02:02:48 am »
I'm in. Reservation made.

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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #98 on: February 16, 2020, 02:03:41 am »
And ride again we shall Mr Keith!

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Re: Death Valley M&G Spring 2020
« Reply #99 on: February 16, 2020, 02:10:30 am »
$360 for two nights is Ouchy
Roomy up. Spread the cost.
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