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Old 02-05-2013, 07:27 PM   #1666
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Looks like the noob group rides for Saturday and Sunday are Full. Will any ride leaders take more than 12 riders?
I'd sign up to lead a new one but given I'm a noob without gps and it's first time to DV, i probably should follow someone else. :-)

I'll keep checking the ride sign up page.
A group with too many noobs and not enough experienced riders can very quickly bring a ride to a standstill, and that's with having no issues with bikes.

If you are an experienced rider, us ride leaders will ask you to step up and ride sweep, help shepard some noobs, or in the event of something bad happening, to get the rest of the group moving and back to civilization.

For example, I know my Campwheretheheckahwee ride for Saturday has a couple of experienced guys coming along, one has already volunteered to sweep, the other will help doing some sheep herding, but to load each of us up with more than 3 noobs at a time can be too much, especially if there is a noob that thinks the sweep is there to be a personal valet.

As Nowhat mentioned before, don't discount the hangover factor keeping riders in camp after rides have left.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:38 PM   #1667
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As Nowhat mentioned before, don't discount the hangover factor keeping riders in camp after rides have left.
What?! This never happens...
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:43 PM   #1668
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What?! This never happens...

some asshole keeps bringing Tequila by the case to this event....
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:43 PM   #1669
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What?! This never happens...
I have yet to lead a group with more than 10% of the riders that actually signed up for the ride.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:45 PM   #1670
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Thank goodness Joel is making this year's event alcohol free. So refreshing...
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:01 PM   #1671
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Thank goodness Joel is making this year's event plate and cup free. So refreshing...
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:30 PM   #1672
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OK I signed up for the Goler Wash ride on Friday. I really better pay attention to Jimmy on Wednesday!
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:41 PM   #1673
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OMG Tim... you make a good point.

We need some more ride leaders.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:55 PM   #1674
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OK I signed up for the Goler Wash ride on Friday. I really better pay attention to Jimmy on Wednesday!
That will make life easier. Keep in mind that we are going UP the boulder field and DOWN Goler Wash. I was there a couple of months ago and the steps in Goler were buried, but there was a lot more sand.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:43 AM   #1675
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That will make life easier. Keep in mind that we are going UP the boulder field and DOWN Goler Wash. I was there a couple of months ago and the steps in Goler were buried, but there was a lot more sand.
Goler changes so much year to year. Several years back I was doing it in my Land Cruiser and came across an E. Clampus Vitus bunch going through with stock height crew-cab diesel pickups. We passed them while they were fixing a flat but they caught up at Barker Ranch.

It can change week to week if a bunch of 4 wheelers go through and pile rocks at all the ledges.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:46 AM   #1676
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Thank goodness Joel is making this year's event alcohol free. So refreshing...


Prohibition is on ..... have to make some Bathtub Gin
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:38 AM   #1677
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An FYI,
We have six signed up for the Wed, March 27th class and there are seven riders that I believe are attending the rally signed up for the weekend previous, March 23,24.

Joel, sorry I missed you at KOM but I was running around with my head at max bandwidth. Maybe a little like you at the Noob Rally or seeing 133 PMs!?!

When I slow down a bit I'll get to answering and helping with riding questions a little closer to the event!

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:05 AM   #1678
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In forty years of riding I've never had a flat offroad.


Having tools and spares comes from riding bikes from the 70's. They always broke something or some part fell off.


A few years back I was sitting around a campfire with a few riding buddies and I commented that I had been carrying tubes and tools for over 15 years and had never had to change a flat on the trail.......I changed 3 flats on the trail the next day.



I remember the seventies and even into the eighties, it was unusual for a group of guys to ride for even 2 or 3 hours without having to fix something. Those memories cause us more experienced riders (old farts) to pack way too much shit when we go somewhere.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:14 AM   #1679
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... are seven riders that I believe are attending the rally signed up for the weekend previous, March 23,24.
Terrific This should be a fun class
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:18 AM   #1680
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......I changed 3 flats on the trail the next day.
If I get real energetic I'll bring my portable tire changer......well, portable means it fits in the truck
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