Originally Posted by tbarstow
Don't worry. There will be more rides posted up before the rally, plus othee groups will form up at the camp and make plans to ride.
This is really what happens, since the posted rides may need to change (if we get snow or roads are closed) after we arrive at camp. It is even possible to join "full" rides sometimes, when people drop out or if the group splits in two due to additional interest.
I suggest loading up GPS files for the routes that you are interested in before heading out to DV, so you will have the main routes and can more easily follow whatever group you end up joining (or forming).
Dave, (DSM8) has links to GPS tracks on the first page:
I have sample variations of some of the more common rides/loops (refer to your ride leader on exact route, as they may have a different route planned
). Any of these can be downloaded using the Export (tab) to GPX Track (.gpx) link on the right side of the page
Chloride/Beatty/Titus (easiest dirt for 1st time n00bs/beginners)
Goler Wash/Mengel Pass (can be a bit more technical, but a good challenge for determined n00bs)
Hunter Mountain - Lippincott (more technical due to Lippincott, but can be looped out via Ubehebe & Stovepipe for an easier, but longer ride)
More groups will form around these rides (and others). If you have tracks pre-loaded, that will help keep folks headed in the same direction if the group gets spread out.