SiKing

January 15, 2011

Death Valley trip

Filed under: rides — SiKing @ 8:00 pm

What an absolutely fantastic weekend for riding! I did not have my GPS, but Google thinks the whole route was 370 miles.

We started with 9 riders and 8 bikes, and headed to Shoshone for breakfast – good food, lousy gas prices. We were joined by 3 more riders and two more bikes there. After breakfast half of our initial group headed back via Pahrump … stressing out about long rides, wind, light, dark, heat, cold, noise, coffee, sugar, and soon to be missing license plates.

First stop for the adventurers was Badwater.

parking

everyone finally relaxes

me

some dork at Badwater with a very cool looking scarf

sea level

that sign stuck up on the mountain says: "Sea Level"

Next was Dante’s View. The ice patches on the ride up freaked out those of us who were on hiatus for the past four months, but we all made it in one piece and the view from the top was awesome.

looking down

this is looking down towards Badwater - essentially the spot where the above picture was taken

Next was Furnace Creek. Those who are not storing as much reserves 😛 had to do lunch here. Last stop was Beatty for candy, and back home by 8 or so.

Additional report and pictures.

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