2014 Death Valley Noobs Rally - March 28, 29 & 30

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by NSFW, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider

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    I spent a few days in DV last weekend wandering around during the storms, what perfect riding (photo) conditions!
    We're really looking forward to seeing all the usual suspects and meeting a few new ones!

    Anyways, here's some photos and a video I made to help get the blood pumping. Get your souls and bikes ready!

    Cheers

    -Finn




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  2. oneway

    oneway Long timer

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    Still looking for an answer
  3. avejoe

    avejoe Been here awhile

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    TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!

    Is it March yet?

    Huh?

    Ok is it March 26 yet?
  4. isaac004

    isaac004 Been here awhile

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    Sweet video Finn, very well done! Looks like you had a blast out there!
  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    ok......:baldy

    will fix both.

    sorry suz, i will get you on the list. ss, are you still doing the name badge?



    no answer here...you have to contact ersin aka FYYFF.



    hello everyone......please note:

    contact the following:
    joel - official in list
    ersin - campsite assigment - before the rally
    jim (spafxer) - campsite manager - during the rally



    folks, same stuff are asked many times...please read previous post and pages or read daily. sorry, we can't keep everyone up to date if you don't follow the thread.
  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    the pics are very nice but the video is absolutely awesome.

    finn...please take it easy in posting those eye candies. the list is already full and we don't want to attract more people.


    :lol3


    though thanks for getting our appetites going....:tb

    3 more weeks.....:happay
  7. Heakle

    Heakle Wanderer

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    If no one has site 19, I'd like to stay there. I am riding in and only have a small tent, so fellow tent folks are welcome to roost. Or put me in a shared spot if needed,
    Henry
  8. heirhead

    heirhead worlds worst mechanic

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    Wow!!
    Finn, thanks for sharing pics and fantastic video. If you don't mind would you tell where you were on the 4:26 portion of your video, the one with all of the rocks.
    Probably should wear a helmet there.
    Thanks much,

    heirhead
    worlds worst mechanic
  9. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Awesome pics and vid Finn :clap
    (Also more in the DV conditions thread.)

    Pretty sure I know where this is, but not 100%.
    Been several yrs since was there and maybe was just someplace similar.
    Care to share the location? (or shoot me a PM if'n its a secret) :deal

    -M
  10. Odiegreen73

    Odiegreen73 Marginal Adventurer

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    I'll be looking, if someone bails let me know pm me. At fort irwin so would love to get out again this year
  11. PERRO-FROM-HELL

    PERRO-FROM-HELL Life is good

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    I'm out, have fun and ride safe hope to see you next year!
  12. oneway

    oneway Long timer

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    Originally Posted by oneway
    Still looking for an answer
    no answer here...you have to contact ersin aka FYYFF.

    Okay, since I can't seem to pm FYYFF, can FYYFF please ring in or pm me to work it out?
  13. Deliverator

    Deliverator not a replicant

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    Joel has mentioned to me that there will be a base station in camp and a certain number of participants who are licensed. Does it make sense to have a list of participants with call signs and radios they are bringing in one location? What frequency(ies) will we be using? Are there those with familiarity of how best to make use of the radios, broadcast distances for example, and realistic protocols once ride groups start going out?

    Similarly, it would seem that many of you, unlike me, have a current and detailed familiarity with DV. Would it be possible for us to create a list in one location with of all the available fuel stops, hours of operation, other services available, phone numbers, and other info knowledgeable folks know we may need? For example, in one post I recall a location with only 87 Octane fuel mentioned, and I am curious about whether a location will take plastic.

    Deliverator KJ6MIW
  14. FYYFF

    FYYFF Forever young...

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    Hi Gary,

    I just got your message this morning and placed you in #71. Away from the party central and big enough for whatever transportation you have. And remember that anyone with a HUGE trailer or something can park away from the campspots to leave enough space for campers. There is plenty of space in Panamint Valley.
    See you at DV.



  15. oneway

    oneway Long timer

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    Thanks!! I know you guys are undertaking a huge task. I owe you a beer.Hope you like Tecate. Con limon.
  16. Rotex

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    Great post, got me stoked. The time elapse of Butte Mountain looked awesome.
    Thanks,
  17. Lost Roadie

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    Thank you!

    It's no secret, those switchbacks are going up to a mine not far after Golar Wash heading towards mengal pass. Just look for the buildings and old equipment and turn right up the mountain.
    It's places like this that are easily missed if you're in a big group on a big loop ride in a hurry to go far, take the time to explore off the common routes and there's much more to be seen. :evil




    heirhead:

    Those rocks are the steps in Echo Canyon, was a bit challenging on a loaded bike but good times either way. Glad I had my helmet on... :lol3



    Joel:

    Thanks! will try not to promote DV anymore, you guys have it hard enough as it is without more PM's... lol
    Though I did meet some Adventurers while in DV and told them to beg you to be able to come on out for n00bs. :wink:



    Thank you all for the kind words, I'm glad you like my work.
    Get out there and explore! and STOP to smell the flowers while you're at it is my suggestion. :evil



    -Finn
  18. Scubalong

    Scubalong Been here awhile

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    Finn's pictures and video are not helping either :lol3
  19. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    Hello Campsite Mate !

    Here is some fuel stop information:


    DISTANCE BETWEEN GAS STATIONS (ALL PAVEMENT MILES)

    OLANCHA TO PANAMINT SPRINGS: 46 MILES
    PANAMINT SPRINGS TO TRONA: 48 MILES
    PANAMINT SPRINGS TO STOVEPIPE WELLS: 31 MILES
    STOVEPIPE WELLS TO BEATTY: 34 MILES
    STOVEPIPE WELLS TO FURNACE CREEK: 24 MILES
    PANAMINT SPRINGS TO TRONA: 48 MILES

    Also Lone Pine and Shoshone has fuel. Lots of people ride over North Pass and out to Lone Pine to refuel.

    Stovepipe ONLY HAS 87 octane.

    I think all of these try to have 24 hours with cards. Carry cash for payment to other inmates with supertanker bikes. :lol3

    Beware, the power has gone out (no fuel) at Shoshone before. Same is possible at Panamint Springs since they run only on generator power.


    Regarding Ham's

    My friends Tony and Don in RV spaces 10 and 11 are experienced Hams and can help with that set up... I have no experience.



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  20. Deliverator

    Deliverator not a replicant

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    Just to confirm, there is fuel available 24/7, payable by credit card, at the following locations:

    Lone Pine
    Olancha
    Panamint Springs
    Trona
    Stovepipe Wells (87 octane only)
    Beatty
    Furnace Creek
    Shoshone

    Do any of these locations have services available in the event of a break down or needed repairs such as towing? Should we have a means of contacting Shoshone and Panamint Springs to confirm they are operating?

    Thanks

    P.S. I thought to PM you but that was not possible