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Old 06-01-2013, 06:17 PM   #21
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I'm really wondering if I should apply my profanity filter to the left side of the page, or not.



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I was re-reading John Steinbeck's "Travels With Charley"

He talks about the power of letting a trip develop its own itinerary - not rigidly following a pre-planned line on a map.

That struck a chord with me. That and the fact that you guys have re-emphasized the well known fact that June/July/August is pretty much the worst time to visit Death Valley. So while I do want to travel those roads in Death Valley - and also the Goler Canyon Road route - I probably won't do that on this trip, and will make a special trip to visit them some spring or fall.

So I'll stuff my truck with maps, and then start out roughly on the route I outlined - but then I'll just start seeing where my feet carry me.
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Had a LOT of very enjoyable Saturdays on the motorcycle where I'd head out a ways, come to a crossroads, and ask myself "Wonder where this road goes?"

Had the GPS for getting home, but never used it on the way out.
Also had a few group rides that we called "Get fucking lost".
At each crossroads, the leader would pick a random direction. He would then fall back to the tail and the next rider in line picked the way to turn at the next junction.
Sometimes you end up at the end of a 20-mile dead-end, other times you find a sweet set of "twisties" up into a canyon nobody talks about.
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well fuck me sounds like an awesome trip!.... the desert is one unforgiving motherfucker right now paired with this heat. Its a killer for sure, stay safe out their!
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I was re-reading John Steinbeck's "Travels With Charley"

He talks about the power of letting a trip develop its own itinerary - not rigidly following a pre-planned line on a map.

That struck a chord with me. That and the fact that you guys have re-emphasized the well known fact that June/July/August is pretty much the worst time to visit Death Valley. So while I do want to travel those roads in Death Valley - and also the Goler Canyon Road route - I probably won't do that on this trip, and will make a special trip to visit them some spring or fall.

So I'll stuff my truck with maps, and then start out roughly on the route I outlined - but then I'll just start seeing where my feet carry me.
When the weather is 'right' it doesn't take much for some of us regulars to DV to get us to go. Hit us up.

Otherwise, Big Bear has a lot of fun stuff and so does the Sierras. Have a fun trip!
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You'll never be alone with all those crazy S.O.B.'s running around in yer head
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You'll never be alone with all those crazy S.O.B.'s running around in yer head
National Rideshare week.
The next week, we had to fill out a form indicating how we got to and from work, and how many people ride with us.

HR lady was not amused when I asked if I should count the voices.
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Fresh air? Yes.
Peace? No way.

That place is as crowded as Disneyland. Unless you intend to spend a night backpacking on the mountain, you're never going to be more than 50ft from another person.
True and true. I've just always had a good time in that area and own a small condo in South PS. I'll be following this for some future ideas, have fun.
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National Rideshare week.
The next week, we had to fill out a form indicating how we got to and from work, and how many people ride with us.

HR lady was not amused when I asked if I should count the voices.
Hahaha, just saw this rich, funny shit .....
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National Rideshare week.
The next week, we had to fill out a form indicating how we got to and from work, and how many people ride with us.

HR lady was not amused when I asked if I should count the voices.
Some folks just have *no* sense of humour.
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What are some good 2m and/or 440 repeaters I should program into my HAM transciever this week for that desert area and the eastern sierra foothills?
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Good place to start...
http://www.snars.org/
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For your smart phone, "repeater book" is a good app for finding local repeaters to your location.
Does it work in the absence of data connectivity? If I've got cellular, I'm unlikely to need 2m to request assistance.
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Does it work in the absence of data connectivity? If I've got cellular, I'm unlikely to need 2m to request assistance.
yes. it's wonderful for that reason, but also because it includes any PL tones and offsets that are necessary to use the repeater. it also will tell you the distance you are from the machine. And it's free.
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yes. it's wonderful for that reason, but also because it includes any PL tones and offsets that are necessary to use the repeater. it also will tell you the distance you are from the machine. And it's free.
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I personally would leave the PCH only for a sports car or motorcycle - preferably with a beautiful partner and a fluffy dog.
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