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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 .

Nottacop

Member
Member
Will this be an official COG event? If so could you post a link to the calendar? I looked on the calendar and didn't see anything.
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
Nottacop said:
Will this be an official COG event? If so could you post a link to the calendar? I looked on the calendar and didn't see anything.
It will be. Once I get the lodging nailed we'll post it up  :great:
 

HeavyRotation

Mini Bike
Cali Cruiser said:
Rumor has it there will be a drag racing school held for some feller from up North 😂
That's good, i can use the track time. I did a quick search and didn't see any sanctioned strips listed for the area, will it be an outlaw style event? All bs aside, I'm really excited to see this area, hopeful we'll get enough precipitation to make it scenic.
 

troymba

Moped
Many will come I’d think and it’s guaranteed to be a riot just like it always is. Good people
and good roads-  always a tough combo to beat. See ya there!
(I never speed)
 

troymba

Moped
Question: is anyone into the idea of me bringing truck and trailer to allow for a smoked pork dinner of some sort again? I’d need to plan for that so simply let me know your level of interest, thanks.
 

CaffeineMan

In the shadow of the Valley of Death
Member
Cali Cruiser said:
Question: is anyone into the idea of me bringing truck and trailer to allow for a smoked pork dinner of some sort again? I’d need to plan for that so simply let me know your level of interest, thanks.

I’m up for smoked pork!
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
Git it on yer calendar. Lodging negotiations are coming to a close. Think we will have decent rates. Now trying to get a discount at the local pub.
 

troymba

Moped
Consider it done- added to the pork game. Maybe pork spare ribs and beef ribs, some sort of massive baked taters and of course cole slaw (slightly spicy)
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
Cali Cruiser said:
Consider it done- added to the pork game. Maybe pork spare ribs and beef ribs, some sort of massive baked taters and of course cole slaw (slightly spicy)
Here ya go folks. ALA Borrego Springs M&E&G start posting your sides to help out. Me thinks a nice pickled cucumber salad from me. May be a full gazpacho cold soup.
 

Nottacop

Member
Member
Anyone have a link to this event? I can’t find it in the calendar. Also, how are negotiations going with lodging? I’m getting a little nervous. 😬
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
Nottacop said:
Anyone have a link to this event? I can’t find it in the calendar. Also, how are negotiations going with lodging? I’m getting a little nervous. 😬
Ink it. We're in good shape. I'll ask to get posted on the calendar this weekend. Lots of places to stay for fallback but 99% confidence in what we have now.
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
Cali Cruiser said:
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.
 

Daboo

Moderator
Staff member
Member
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

 

troymba

Moped
Daboo said:
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

I strongly recommend gloves along with salt and pepper 😂
Whatever it takes just get there- it’ll be a good time!
 

Motomaniac

COG Southwest Area Director
Member
Daboo said:
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!

:motonoises:  :motonoises:  :great:
 

Daboo

Moderator
Staff member
Member
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.  ;)

Chris
 

HeavyRotation

Mini Bike
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. :-\
 

CaffeineMan

In the shadow of the Valley of Death
Member
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.
 

CaffeineMan

In the shadow of the Valley of Death
Member

OMoaC

Member
Member
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
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
Old Man on a Connie said:
Cali Cruiser said:
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.
Archer cleared for staging in courtyard.
 

CaffeineMan

In the shadow of the Valley of Death
Member
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.

tel:+1 760 852 4343

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

Woooooooooohoooooooooooooo!

:beerchug:
 

Nottacop

Member
Member
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!
 

CaffeineMan

In the shadow of the Valley of Death
Member
Nottacop said:
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!

Wait a minute!!  redline Ted, or connie_rider Ted?!?!?    :nananana:
 

Daboo

Moderator
Staff member
Member
Old Man on a Connie said:
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

Chris
 

troymba

Moped
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?
 

troymba

Moped
HeavyRotation said:
$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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