DVD XII 2007
DVD XII was the largest DVD at Death Valley yet! The Adventure Riders have taken to the event big time. The drive through camp sites were filled with pick up trucks and toy haulers galore. The dirt bikes out numbered the street bikes two or three to one, for sure.
The weather couldn’t have been better both coming and going; we had sunny skies with little to no wind. The day time temps were pleasant, in the low 70s, and the nights were cool, in the mid 40s. Great riding weather for dirt or street.
The SEAT-on-the-way-to-DVD dinner at Laughlin was excellent. Twenty-nine of us were at The Captain’s Buffet. It was quick and pretty good. All you can eat for about $10.00. The $.75 beers in the brew pub downstairs weren’t bad either. Next year we’ll pick out another place to dine!
Saturday night after the traditional group picture and door prizes we had an excellent gathering of SEAT members and friends for the hobo stew dinner. The stew and Sheep Herder’s bread were right on time. We ate almost two pots of stew! The best part was all the great folks who made the ride over.
Without the above and beyond help of several SEAT member and Friends the Saturday night feast would never happen. Special thanks go to Butch Smith & Bev Grosh, Bert & Susi Fox, and Phillip Orth for hauling all the stuff out to Death Valley. I am amazed how much Butch and Bev can bring in their camper. If you can, think about volunteering next year to help out. Would be nice to give these guys a break.
One sad note. Bert Fox had a bit of a problem getting around a turn on his Ural on the way home. The Russian hussy tossed him over the guard rail. Thankfully Bert is OK with only some bumps and bruises and will ride again.
Members present: Marina Ackerson, Roger Austin, Mark Baker, Richard Bartasek, Ed Birch, Don Cameron, Louis & Kathy Coin, Dave Delie, Doris Faircloth, Earl Fleisher, Bill Getter, Art Jacobson, Harb Lill, Craig Littlefield, Mike LoGalbo, Menachem Lorber, Al Maurine, Mick & Linda McKinnon, Deryle & Wanda Mehrten, Alan & Diane Moore, Ed Mulgrew, Phillip Orth, Bill Schink, Butch Smith & Bev Grosh, Andrew Waldman. Guests: Bert & Susi Fox, Tim Cash.
It’s the people who make these events so much fun. Thanks, you’re the best. Ride safe.
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Photos by Deryle Mehrten