2014 DV nOOb Rally, Mar 27-30

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by rider914, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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  2. headstaller

    headstaller Been here awhile

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    Thank you Matt for showing us around...:clap I am checking TeaKettle/Racetrack off my list.

    :scratch :fpalm I am blaming Garmin :deal :rofl :D
    We understood :evil
    Beer + Tea :freaky
  3. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Beatty to Chloride (not really cliffs) over to Panimint Springs

    Gas up in Beatty and started seeing other ADV types showing up
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    On the road to Chloride
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  4. crooks

    crooks n00b

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    Howdy all,
    So I am not a noob, I have actually been doing Death Valley trips since 1998 (on my first enduro... a 1982 Yamaha XT 550), and have done most of the rides you guys did (but not all of them).
    I found out about your organized rides last year while at Warm Springs... the pool deck; My girlfriend and I had watched a family of Big Horn Sheep come down from the hills... then we heard the bikes coming down from Butte Valley... two riders asking where the spring was (they wanted to sit in a "pool" someone told them about).... and yes, I think they spooked the sheep - we didnt see them after that. but we talked, and they mentioned the ADV group ride....
    Fast forward to this past ride of yours, I was again with my girlfriend (we were in my truck) when I met a young Canadian (who rode all the way on his KLR 250) at the parking area of darwin Falls. He mentioned he had come down for the ADV gathering at Panamint Springs; he was a really nice guy... I hope he had fun and learned a thing or two from the vet riders.
    So I finally checked out all the ride reports, pics and stories.... You all seem like a fun, adventerous bunch.... my type of people!
    So I thought I would introduce myself, check in from time to time, and hopefully make it on next years ride.
    I am also up for other enduro rides, and for anyone who might be into dirtbikes and single track... I am always looking for people to ride with (never can have too many riding buddies).

    Jesse
    San Gabriel, CA.

    These are from this past trip, at the end of March:

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    Bottom of Titus Canyon

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  5. Downs

    Downs KK6RBI

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    I'm pretty sure I passed you in Titus canyon that weekend. That trailer looks very familiar.
  6. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    Hi Jesse. You're always welcome to join us. We ride pretty often, nothing hardcore, mostly dual sports. Big Bear sometime next month.

    See you soon I hope.
  7. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    Coming down Pleasant Canyon

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  8. crooks

    crooks n00b

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    Thank you Joel.
    Big Bear next month? Where do these upcoming rides get posted? For the most part, When I go up to Big Bear it's all about riding my WR450F... there is some really fun single track; 3n93 and the John Bull are also pretty fun, but I would never think of doing those on my DR 650.. which is mostly stock (slim and nimble), let alone my KLR 650 (a pig that is set up for touring).
    Where/what do you guys ride up there? Camp or cabin/hotel? Day ride or weekend?

    Thanks again..

    Jesse
  9. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Here are the few pics that I took during the Noob Rally this year, need to put the camera in a more accessible position.

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  10. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Marcia and I rode out to Aguereberry point on Friday

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  11. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    lior at work that weekend....:clap

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  12. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    folks, thank you for the trophy and all the support....:shog

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  13. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Rjnutt, Marcia and I took in the town of Cerro Cordo

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    There is tons to see up there you must go next year and check it out worth the ride up the hill.


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  14. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    nice pics there cory. i bet some of those are from robbie....:D

    i assume the ural made it to CG! wow, i'm impressed.

    it has been 7 years the last time i been there. next year will do.
  15. rjnutt

    rjnutt Desert tortoise

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    In order to quell Joel's belief that the orange thing on my vest was a prop, and not a real camera, I have decided to post a few images from this years ride. Cory and I took off from his house around 8ish a.m. ( when dealing with me ish is about as punctual as I can muster)!

    Cory had the Trans-Alp dialed and headed south :clap
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    My view for the remainder of the day/week....Cory's dust :cry
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    Little snow coming into Bodie
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    Early version of a lifetime belt....the scale of some of the machinery used in these old mines is pretty impressive.
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    Bodie church
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    Heading out of Bodie toward US 395
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    Getting close Hwy 120 with Boundary Peak in the background (highest peak in Nevada)
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    Taking a break in the Fish Lake Valley...no too far now :clap
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    After a navigation error....and coming down a canyon the Girlie had no business being in (at least she didn't have any business there with me at the helm) we hit DV Road up and over to Crankshaft Junction. The sun was going down and I was having a hard time reading the road...bitched to Cory about getting old and my failing eye sight, etc...to which he promptly replied, "Take your sunglasses off"; hallelujah! the blind shall see :huh

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    Started getting pretty dark and we planned on meeting Marsha at Scotty's, however, road construction forced her to Beatty so we really had to haul ass. Unfortunately, the winter rains came down through the Oriental Wash section of the road with a vengeance and left several severe water cuts across the road. We had a few hair raising encounters but the Trans-Alp and Girlie took the punishment in stride.

    Wednesday we took it pretty easy and just hit Chloride Cliffs on the way to Panamint from Beatty
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    Thursday I lead a ride to China Gardens and Darwin billed as novice friendly on a little bike...due to a communications break down, only three of us arrived at the designated spot at the designated time. (Note to self: meet at gas station in the future to avoid any confusion) Thanks ConTeacher for taking those I missed on a ride.

    Anyway, here are my two mates for the afternoon festivities. My memory is slipping so I can't remember names but both were cool guys.
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    This never ends well....
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    "You see the road back there that that A@#HOLE had me on?"

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    Fishies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Darwin Cemetery. Still an active graveyard, I guess active isn't the correct descriptor, but they are still burying people there.

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    Desert crypt
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    Father Crowley overlook on the way back to camp
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    Friday Cory, Marsha and I went to Cerro Gordo and the Alabama Hills...didn't get any pics from the hills though.

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    How would you like to be in the kitchen with this monster fired up?
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    Rock, Paper, Scissors

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    On the way back to camp Marcy/Marcia/Marsha was riding it like she stole it!!!

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  16. rjnutt

    rjnutt Desert tortoise

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    Took off with Joel and seven others for the death loop (Goler, Mengel, Westside, Furnace back to camp) Saturday morning. Again, I suck at names and only remember a few.....

    Ohh Crap, wait!!! Forgot the best shot from Friday...watched it happen and still don't know why or how:rofl

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    Size does matter. He lifted that pig like it was a BMX bike :huh
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    Okee Dokee, back to the regularly scheduled programming.

    And away we go!!
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    A troop of baboons in the cliffs above the Goler step:evil
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    Another prime example that size does matter...Kyle throwing and lifting the adventure like it was a toy
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    Mengel Pass shortly before the wind blew a certain KTM350 over :D
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    "Shit boys, we forgot the bikes"!
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    Pretty Iris' and if you look closely a rare picture of the elusive Loner in his natural habitat....
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    Kyle, Loner, Rrugger and Wiley at or in Geologist Cabin
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    Wiley after getting some gas.....
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    That is all......oh wait, random camp pics!

    My neighbor
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    Sunrise

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    See Joel, I do have a camera:0-0

    Had a great time and hope to see you all again next year:freaky
  17. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    See I didn't steal all of his material!
  18. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    robbie..... i see how you roll....having one and using it is the way to go.

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    thanks for the rr.


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    cory, i will see you guys in baja @ 2 weeks.
  19. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Joel bring your A game and keep your head on a pivot:deal