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Last Chance Ride to Kelso Depot

Last Chance Ride to Kelso Depot

Tuesday, Sept. 24th @ 10:30am

This could be our last chance to ride down to the Historic Kelso Train Station and eat at The Beanery, the original lunch counter from way back in the day.  The Beanery is supposed to be closing in October.  We'll meet at the M Resort Convenience Store (4161 St. Rose Pkwy) at 10:30am.  From there we'll head down I-15 to the Valley Wells Rest Area for a short stop, then on to Baker, CA for gas.  We'll enter the Mojave National Preserve (no fee) and ride down to Kelso, CA to see the museum and have lunch at the lunch counter.  Then it's about 45 miles of back roads to Nipton, CA for a short lottery stop. Our next gas stop will be the Chevron at Primm, NV.  After that it's only 20 more miles to the Historic Pioneer Saloon where we can kick back with a cold one. Stay as long as you like, leave when you like.  The whole trip is about 200 miles, with more than half of it in or along the beautiful Mojave National Preserve.  There'll be gas stops at 80 miles and 180 miles (100 miles later).  Don't miss the last chance to experience this piece of history.

         Kelso Depot website         Pioneer Saloon Website

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Hope to see all you weekday riders there!

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  • Josh M.

    Thanks for the great ride and for the help when my bike wouldn't start at the M! Hope to see you on the next weekday run.

    2 · September 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was nice to meet you Josh. Hope to see you on another ride

      September 27, 2013

    • Jim (Swamprat) D.

      Glad to have you to join us. Hope that we get to see you on more rides. As far as the bike goes, we all have had problems on the road. It happens.

      September 28, 2013

  • Jim (Swamprat) D.

    Damn, can't just buy the glass cover. Have to get the the hold light, case and glass. It's all seal together as one part.

    September 28, 2013

  • Jim (Swamprat) D.

    Just discover that the ping sound I heard on the road to Kelso, it was a rock that hit my bike and broke my spot light cover. damn that was a great ride.

    September 27, 2013

    • yoda

      Sorry to hear that but yep was a great ride !

      September 28, 2013

  • Steven V.

    Gritty but fun

    September 26, 2013

  • John L.

    great ride everyone, great to meet everybody, had a blast, tuff road to Kelso but was cool to see the old depot, pioneer was awesome what a neat place.

    September 25, 2013

    • Jim (Swamprat) D.

      I try to ride the center (yellow) line. It didn't work.

      September 26, 2013

    • yoda

      U jist have to play dodge the holes lol

      September 26, 2013

  • Steven V.

    Great ride. Nice bikes. Cool people and a shot to win millions in the powerball. Pioneer is my favorite bar! BTW Im still flossing dirt from my teeth from the Kelso road. Good to meet you all!

    September 25, 2013

    • yoda

      Yoda says mmmmm bandana u must wear, keep dirt from teeth it will. Lol

      2 · September 25, 2013

    • Jim (Swamprat) D.

      Just swallow it and piss it out latter. Always work for me.

      1 · September 26, 2013

  • PlayMaker

    This ride proved to be enjoyable and yet a test to everyone's riding skills. Beautiful day and slurry roads. Thanks to everyone for being safe & alert while having a good time. You Rock Smitty!

    September 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes. Thank you Smitty and Don for another great time. I enjoy seeing and visiting all these places that I probably wouldn't ever get to see

      September 25, 2013

    • Jim (Swamprat) D.

      Smitty and Don took time out of their life's to invite us all to become a part of each other life's. Young, old white, black, Yamaha to Harley Davidson and all in-between. Even though we went our separate ways at the end of the ride. We will be a family that will live on in our photos and memories. Thanks for your guys work to bring us all together.

      September 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another great ride. The Kelso road was Horrible. Lol. food at Pioneer was excellent. Nice meeting the new people. Good company and nice conversations. See you all soon

    September 24, 2013

    • John L.

      nice to meet u Dee.

      September 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Very nice to meet you also. Hopefully I'll see you on another ride. I'm glad everyone made it home safe. See you all soon

      September 25, 2013

  • yoda

    Awsome ride ! Grwat group ! Cant qait to go back out again. Pioneer was awsome (will be heading back out on owne to try the food) Dee thanks for introducing me to this great group ! Nice to meet everyone.

    September 25, 2013

    • Steven V.

      Hey man im down to ride when you want to hit up the Pioneer. Just give me some advance notice

      September 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Your very welcome. It's a great group with good people in it. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and I hope to see you on more rides

      September 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great ride, wanna go again...lol..c ya soon..mgm

    September 24, 2013

  • Jim (Swamprat) D.

    Added all the photos that I took. Hope that you guys enjoy them as much as I enjoy taking them.

    September 24, 2013

  • Jim (Swamprat) D.

    As always a great ride with a great bunch of people. Good to see all the old faces and great to see all the new faces. A hard road to kelso Depot, was very interesting riding on it. Had a great time. Looking forward to riding with you all again. Until then stay safe and keep it upright.

    September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun ride with a good group. Thank you all for coming. Thanx Don & Howard for Wingman & Tailgunner. See ya'll in 11 days for the ride to Las Vegas BikeFest!

    September 24, 2013

  • RJGWho

    Great ride with interesting stops, places I hadn't previously been to. Good to see some new riders too

    September 24, 2013

  • Steve J.

    Great group. I think I'll stay away from the Cima/Kelso road until they repave it. Thanks for the ride.

    September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It might be a little chilly going thru Mountain Pass, so be prepared.

    September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Called in to work

    September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I cannot make it have to work- damn- have a safe ride!

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    See you guys tomorrow! What's the spot of the meeting again?

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be in the Cannery parking lot craig/losee at 9:45 and leaving to the M at 9:50 for anyone interested

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are there any northies that want to meet at the cannery and ride down to the M together?

    September 23, 2013

    • yoda

      I can if u want just need tine to meet at cannery

      September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Smitty, told a friend about the 'last chance kelso ride" it's my second ride w/club..wanted to know if we have a chase truck?..hope we don't need it...but good question...lol...nipton whoooo...thx for any info on such short notice,...mike

    September 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Occasionally, but not usually. Only when someone volunteers.

      September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I probably should have asked before, but are sport bikes allowed? Are any going to attend?

    September 23, 2013

    • Jim (Swamprat) D.

      all bikes are welcome. just as long as they can do highway speeds. You good to go.

      September 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      All bikes that can do hiway speeds are welcome. Our rides are usually a mixture of cruisers, touring bikes & sport bikes. See you tomorrow!

      September 23, 2013

  • Jim (Swamprat) D.

    Some issues has came up. Don't know if I'm going to make this one or not. If I show up then I will be there. If I don't show up then I won't be there. Damn

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Smitty, I hope Pioneeer didn't get rid of the Salmon burgers. I didn't see it listed on the new menu.

    September 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll have to talk to Noel about that...

      September 23, 2013

    • Jim (Swamprat) D.

      Heard a lot about the Salmon burgers. Going to have to try one next time I'm there.

      September 23, 2013

  • Fred M.

    sorry can't make this one , Lek leaves for Thailand on Tues. Fred

    September 23, 2013

  • yoda

    See everyone soon !

    September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope this wind dies down before Kelso ride

    September 22, 2013

    • Jim (Swamprat) D.

      according to the weather forcast, winds will be at 4 mph and temp will be between 85 and 90%. So far looking to be a good day for a ride.

      September 22, 2013

  • Jim (Swamprat) D.

    Dee, hope to see you there on the 24th. Along with all the others

    September 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Jim. I will be there. Looking forward to seeing you all

      September 14, 2013

  • Jim (Swamprat) D.

    I'm kind of glad that it were postpone till 2 weeks. That means that I can go on the ride. Kind of selfish I know. :-( But at less I get to enjoy all your guys company then.

    September 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Have a good time in NY Peter. We'll miss ya

      1 · September 10, 2013

    • Jim (Swamprat) D.

      Well hell, you just have to have a good trip and we will see you on the next ride then.

      September 11, 2013

  • Fred M.

    Can't make it today , have a dental appt. Fred

    September 11, 2013

  • Jim (Swamprat) D.

    Don't know if my second is going to make it or not, she is working that day.

    September 10, 2013

  • John L.

    hey all me and two others didn't get the word on the kelso run lol, we waited till 11:oo figured must be cancelled, so we road out to rosies and hoover dam , had a good ride, no rain, look forward to 24th

    September 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Glad you guys still had a good ride and hope you can still make it on the 24th

      September 10, 2013

    • John L.

      fore sure look forward to meeting you

      September 10, 2013

  • earle s.

    It pays to make a phone call. Lol

    September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, turns out they're closed on Wednesdays & Thursdays, and it's still raining there now. As this was originally a Tuesday ride, I'm gonna reschedule for two weeks from now: Tuesday, Sept. 24th.
    Really sorry for the inconvenience, hope most of you can still make it.

    September 10, 2013

  • earle s.

    IMPORTANT UPDATE.. The cafe at Kelso is CLOSED tomorrow

    September 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awwww. That sucks

      September 10, 2013

  • Jim (Swamprat) D.

    Was hoping that this would happen next Tuesday. Have to work Wednesday.

    September 10, 2013

  • Josh M.

    Have fun out there and be safe tomorrow!

    September 10, 2013

  • Josh M.

    Bummer...I will probably not be able to make it tomorrow due to other plans.

    September 10, 2013

  • earle s.

    I called the kelso cafe, phone not working. Then called Mohave visitor center only to leave a message regarding cafe hours and Pie
    Will post when I get a response

    September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds good. See you all tomorrow

    September 10, 2013

  • PlayMaker

    An area of showers are forming out west and headed south toward our intended route. Tomorrow may be a better day.

    September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok troops, looks like it's not gonna clear up anytime soon. So I'm rescheduling for the same time tomorrow. Sorry for any inconvenience, and hope to see you then.

    September 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just started raining again down here by the starting location. :-(

      September 10, 2013

  • Ben G.

    Leavin from the NW 215 & Lake Mead @ 9:45 to the meetup.

    September 10, 2013

  • Howard S.

    Looks like rain in Vegas from this side of the mountains......will be staying dry in Pahrump

    September 10, 2013

  • Josh M.

    New guy here, hope you don't mind if I join you for a ride tomorrow!

    September 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We always enjoy having new riders. Welcome to the group

      September 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's what it's all about.

      September 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If it's not raining down here at the starting point, the ride is on. Check back here in the morning. Later, if it's raining in the direction we're riding, we'll go a different direction.

    September 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds good

      September 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will go if its not raining out. Lol

    September 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hope to see you tomorrow

      September 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hope to see you all also. It's pouring at my house right now.

      September 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How's the weather looking for the day ?

    September 9, 2013

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