Death Valley is on the Radar

Sometimes you need to face your demons.

Last year in March I tried to ride to Death Valley with some friends. It ended early with a freakish accident that hopefully is one of a kind (or at least not likely to happen to us again). Despite this, and the emotional roller coaster that watching your friend tumble down the road can be, there is a need to do the trip. Not only because I want to go to Death Valley, but also because we need to prove to those damn buzzards we’re made of stronger stuff than they are. (and my friend promises to duck)

From this:

Things were going so well.

Things were going so well.

Then they went so very bad.

Death Valley After Bird

Things went very badly for my friend’s Multistrada.

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About MotoCynic

I started riding motorcycles in 2006, and there is no going back. I've ridden more than 100,000 miles, most of it on a Ducati Monster, and despite setbacks and murderous BMW's I'm loving every mile.
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6 Responses to Death Valley is on the Radar

  1. That’s a like for facing fears, not broken multi :/

  2. Have fun in DV.. nail it this time. Hopefully you aren’t daft enough to go in August though.

    • MotoCynic says:

      No, won’t be going in August. We’re thinking late October. It’s tricky planning a Death Valley trip. Making sure it’s not too hot there, but still not freezing everywhere else.

  3. D Rogers says:

    Are taking the Tioga pass over to the eastern side?

    • MotoCynic says:

      Most likely not, when we tried the original trip it was still closed so it wasn’t on our planned route. We’ll have to see what we do this year, and what the weather is doing in Late October.

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