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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:37 pm 
Just found this. Wtf happened? The link doesn't say anything.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:08 am 
fxt05 wrote:
Just found this. Wtf happened? The link doesn't say anything.


:hum SORRY LINK IS FIXED http://www.dafk.net/what/

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:20 am 
PHOLIFE wrote:
fxt05 wrote:
Just found this. Wtf happened? The link doesn't say anything.


:hum SORRY LINK IS FIXED http://www.dafk.net/what/


cut the BS man... it's not even funny... does anybody even have any facts that proves something bad that has happened 2 him? if not it's not even cool to start...


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:36 am 
PHOLIFE wrote:
fxt05 wrote:
Just found this. Wtf happened? The link doesn't say anything.


:hum SORRY LINK IS FIXED http://www.dafk.net/what/



LMAO!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:33 am 
Good to know.
I was wanting to ride my Elite to Antarctica. Now I won't.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:22 am 
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PHOLIFE wrote:
fxt05 wrote:
Just found this. Wtf happened? The link doesn't say anything.


:hum SORRY LINK IS FIXED http://www.dafk.net/what/


cut the BS man... it's not even funny... does anybody even have any facts that proves something bad that has happened 2 him? if not it's not even cool to start...



This is still The United States of America, and every one has the right to say what ever they want even if " It's not even funny...". :usa: I am sure this guy is fine, but god forbid he is dead in a dead in a ditch. He got to that ditch doing something he loved. I am sure that last thing he wants is a humorless sad bastard telling people whats not funny. Looks to me like lots of peeps get the joke. Take a step back relax, maybe go for a ride. one day you will meet me and you will see that i am a real jerk and you will not like me, or god forbid you will like me, we will look back at this and lol about the one time we did not see eye to eye. You never know.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:37 am 
Sounds like a nice ride. I've done thousands of miles through Death Valley on a bicycle. Bring lots of extra shit. There's a reason they call it "Death" Valley- things do not live in those conditions. I love it there.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:41 am 
I literally did a Day In The Desert yesterday!
Ain't no joke 200 miles Solo, off Roading, low on gas... even Crashed!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:28 pm 
PHOLIFE wrote:


This is still The United States of America, and every one has the right to say what ever they want even if " It's not even funny...". :usa: I am sure this guy is fine, but god forbid he is dead in a dead in a ditch. He got to that ditch doing something he loved. I am sure that last thing he wants is a humorless sad bastard telling people whats not funny. Looks to me like lots of peeps get the joke. Take a step back relax, maybe go for a ride. one day you will meet me and you will see that i am a real jerk and you will not like me, or god forbid you will like me, we will look back at this and lol about the one time we did not see eye to eye. You never know.


ya, u can say what ever u like... wait till u live old enough to see friends and family past away... and do let me know... i'll make sure i'll crack mad jokes about them in front of your face then we'll see how you like it...


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:44 am 
Hey everyone!
Sorry for not updating in a while. I got wrapped up with work after getting back. I had a trip of my life (a blast).
I posted a bunch of pics on face book. Add me there Misha Scosyrev is my name there.

I had one flat tire on the way back - on 395 :) Near Kramer Junction.

Here is a teaser:

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The scoot did great. I was climbing a 15% grade to Dante's View and it slowed down to 8 mph at wide open throttle but didn't blow up. :) I took it on quite a few dirt roads. It didn't complain. Bottomed out few times, even bent the exhaust pipe a bit when I hit a rock... going up hill on a dirt road going to an abandoned mine but again, it carried me through.

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Camping for free near Furnace Creek... there is a road that goes to the airport. The desert floor near by is super flat and protected from the road by thick bushes. Ideal place to camp.
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Wow, just reviewed the thread. You guys are good. Noticed the missing fellow rider.
Other people searching for someone in DeathValley could be the best safety thing.

I did carry a lot of water, but truth is, there are plenty of cars, few gas stations, resort, grocery store, even a pool for 5$. I chilled out there in the evening with a can of beer. I chatted there with some cyclists who were going to ride 100 miles on some annual ride the next day.

Scoot developed some strange noise coming out of the transmission at certain speeds. I thought the belt was worn out, but it kind of went away and then I remembered that I had this sound even when the scoot was new. I guess it's just a normal belt sound. :) Need to check for wear though. 10500 miles of some major uphill rides on a loaded scooter probably wore out the belt pretty good.

I got a new one on. Sometimes I wished I had a little bigger scooter (more powerful one). You can take an hour climbing a 10 mile hill (going back out of the park on hwy 190).
More riders would have been great!
On the way back, I camped in a Ghost Town Ballarat. Free camping (but it was super windy, so I had to hide behind this abandoned RV.

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Btw, I could barely set up the tent in that strong wind). I heard the winds were going to be 75 mph in Death Valley the eve before I left.

Also going against the wind slowed me down to 15-20 mph for hours. I bet faster scooters would get impatient with me. :) I took the Trona Road and Wildrose Road back from the park. (it's an old road with a lot of broken asphalt and no cars. Feels like you are riding on a once busy hwy from the 60s, that was abandoned). Here it is:

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There is nothing like a can of Ravioli when you are hungry and in the middle of nowhere.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:57 am 
Badass! :highfive:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:26 am 
thanks for posting up. i actually starting thinking something did happen to you.

pictures are awesome. looks like a great time.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:14 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:19 pm 
Thanks guys. It was a lot of fun indeed. The whole next day I was walking with a smile at work, going back in my mind to those empty spaces, freedom, and sense of discovery.
Are you really from North Korea?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:57 pm 
inoplanetyanin wrote:
Thanks guys. It was a lot of fun indeed. The whole next day I was walking with a smile at work, going back in my mind to those empty spaces, freedom, and sense of discovery.
Are you really from North Korea?


This is inspiring. I think my long 50cc voyage will be taking place soon.

Here's a question: if you had to do it again, would you do it differently? If so, how?

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