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Worst Customer Service Experience Ever

If you follow my blog, you probably know I've been a big fan of BMW motorcycles. In fairness of reporting, I feel compelled to talk about the worst customer service experience I've ever had in my life. It is the worst motorcycle customer service experience I've had since I first started riding about … [Read more...]

Mojave Desert and Death Valley Ride – Day 7

Today was our last day in Death Valley. We packed up and met at the Forty Niner Cafe for breakfast. Then we were on the road. It was a long ride back to the Raw Hyde Adventures compound. Two hundred and ninety miles of mostly highway. On the positive side, we stopped at Trona Pinnacles on the … [Read more...]

Mojave Desert and Death Valley Ride – Day 6

I have to stop saying that today was the best motorcycle ride ever. It's getting repetitious. But, today was an amazing day. We rode through Titus Canyon, and then to Scotty's Castle and the Ubehebe Crater. We had a quick breakfast at the Forty Niner Cafe. Food was quite good. We started the … [Read more...]

Death Valley Ride – Furnace Creek Ranch

We spent our two nights at Death Valley staying at the Furnace Creek Ranch. It was a very nice resort. A big step up from camping in Mojave Desert the previous two nights. Furnace Creek Ranch has a large General Store, a bicycle shop, several restaurants, and a saloon. The Corkscrew Saloon was … [Read more...]

Mojave Desert and Death Valley Ride – Day 5

This morning we packed up our tents and other gear and left Base Camp Alpha. We headed for Death Valley and Furnace Creek Ranch. First stop was at the ghost town of Ballarat, CA. Ballarat was founded in 1896 as a supply town to mines in the Panamint Mountains. It once had 400 to 500 residents … [Read more...]