ADVrider Rally 2017 dEATh vALLey NOoBS rALLy March 30 -April 2

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  1. NSFW

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    2017 Noobs Rally #12, March 30th – April 2nd
    PANAMINT SPRINGS RESORT, CALIFORNIA​


    May sounds like a riding rally, but really, more of a camping event and meet-up of dual sport and adventure riders. Riding is whatever you and your friends want to do.

    The goal is to facilitate an event that will provide an opportunity for beginners or those lacking experience and skills to become better and safer riders. It is the place to meet other riders with the same or similar skill level, thus will allow them to feel at home.

    Many others come to hang out with their buddies as well as make new friends. For majority of individuals, there’s the convenience to find new riding buddies or join a group.


    EVENT CALENDAR


    MARCH 26 (Sunday) – Pre-Rally Camp-N-Ride

    Maybe stage from PSR and back at PSR by Thursday.

    Beginner to experienced routes, big or small bikes, convenient place to camp and minimal supplies required.

    Contact Matt aka rider914 for details.


    MARCH 29 (Wednesday) – OPTIONAL

    Many people shows up at least a day early so they get to see more places. We have blocked off the on-line registration for the entire PSR accommodations in order to guarantee the early birds a place to stay and retain their spots for the rest of the event. We will release the March 29th block reservation by January 31st for the public. For reservation and payments, contact PSR directly by email, and mention you are part of the rally.

    There’s a plan where early arrivals will head out and camp overnight at the Hot Springs after they stake their camping space at PSR. Contact Migelito by PM or post. You will find him at RV site #1 and he’ll remind you not to bring your swimming trunks.

    March 30 (Thursday) – DAY 1: Register, Ride and Dinner

    Upon arrival at PSR, proceed to RV site #1 and register. You’ll get your name badge, free raffle ticket (only if you register during your immediate arrival) and stuff you purchased on line, including dinner. If you purchased a Park Pass, regardless it’s for the week of the event or annual, you will get another free raffle ticket.

    RIDING: Find your group or ride with your friend. Ride groups are planned by individuals before the event. Someone will normally step up and lead, while another person will volunteer to ride sweep. If you want to be p.art of the group, I suggest participate in the group chatter on the thread. We will find a place to post up your group ride for your convenience.

    TIME: Sunrise to Sunset

    DINNER: 6:00 PM at Site #46.

    This is a volunteer-hosted dinner to raise money to pay for all the volunteers’ dinner. The cost of dinner is $15 per person and purchased on-line. If we have extra food, we will sell it on the spot for the same price, but you have to be at the end of the line.


    MARCH 31 (Friday) – DAY 2: Register, Ride, Jimmy Lewis Demo Class, Dinner and Evening Presentation (TBD).

    Upon arrival at PSR, proceed to RV site #1 and register. You’ll get your name badge, free raffle ticket (only if you register during your immediate arrival) and stuff you purchased on line, including dinner. If you purchased a Park Pass, regardless it’s for the week of the event or annual, you will get another free raffle ticket.

    RIDING: Find your group or ride with your friend. Ride groups are planned by individuals before the event. Someone will normally step up and lead, while another person will volunteer to ride sweep. If you want to be p.art of the group, I suggest participate in the group chatter on the thread. We will find a place to post up your group ride for your convenience.

    TIME: Sunrise to Sunset

    JIMMY LEWIS RIDING DEMO: 4:30 PM.
    Meet at the big open space between the tent cabins and dry camping area. You won’t miss it. Bring your camp chair, favorite cold beverage and camera.

    DINNER: 6:00 PM at Site #46.

    This is a catered dinner. The cost is $20 per person and purchased on-line. If we have extra food, we will sell it on the spot for the same price, but you have to be at the end of the line.

    MENU: TBD

    M/C TRAVEL PRESENTATION: 7:30 PM

    Presenter - TBD


    APRIL 1 (Saturday) - – DAY 3: Register, Ride, Dinner and Evening Presentation (TBD) and Raffle Night

    Upon arrival at PSR, proceed to RV site #1 and register. You’ll get your name badge, free raffle ticket (only if you register during your immediate arrival) and stuff you purchased on line, including dinner. If you purchased a Park Pass, regardless it’s for the week of the event or annual, you will get another free raffle ticket.

    RIDING: Find your group or ride with your friend. Ride groups are planned by individuals before the event. Someone will normally step up and lead, while another person will volunteer to ride sweep. If you want to be p.art of the group, I suggest participate in the group chatter on the thread. We will find a place to post up your group ride for your convenience.

    TIME: Sunrise to Sunset


    DINNER: 6:00 PM at Site #46.

    This is a catered dinner. The cost is $25 per person and purchased on-line. If we have extra food, we will sell it on the spot for the same price, but you have to be at the end of the line.

    MENU: TBD


    RAFFLE NIGHT: 6:30 PM

    Raffle tickets for sale from all day Thursday to Saturday 6:00 PM.

    You could purchase them on-line or at the event. $10 per ticket or $20 for 3 tickets.

    100% of ticket sales will go to charity, groups fighting for our cause to keep public lands open especially to motorized vehicles and volunteer groups that are dedicated to clear trails and forest roads.

    We will raffle quality and useful items with high value that are designed for dual sport and adventure riders. Last year, we had over $15k of prizes that were handed out to lucky and happy winners.

    List of raffle prizes will be posted later.

    M/C TRAVEL PRESENTATION: 8:30 PM

    Presenter - TBD

    APRIL 2 (Sunday) - – DAY 4: Break camp and leave the place the way you found it.

    Have a safe travel on your way home or to your next destination.

    Those staying, please go to the PSR office and pay directly for the accommodation.
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  2. NSFW

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  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    if you want to be added to the waiting list, pls. post up with your advname - first name - bike model

    ersin aka FYYFF is now in charge of the list, so don't PM me.

    REGISTRATION


    registration will be online.

    the website is currently being updated and should be ready by the end of 2016.

    http://www.basecamp4adv.com/

    only if you're on the IN list:

    those with DIBS, before you ask for a site, please read the following:

    1. minimum of 3 campers for the dry RV site

    2. minimum of 2 campers for the tent site

    3. all your group members are solid and committed.

    4. provide the names of all your group members...NO PROXY.

    5. riding IN get the priority to reserve the tent cabins, you need to have a group of 2 or 4 to take over the tent cabin.

    6. if you're trucking and want to stay on a tent site or join a group in the dry RV site, you have to park your truck at the overflow area. you still have to pay as trucking.

    please let me know if this confuses you.

    thanks.
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  4. FYYFF

    FYYFF Forever young...

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    #1 - migolito + ms. migolito + team vegas
    #2 - gerg + distant thunder
    #3 - todd157 clan
    #4 - kicknback + deb
    #5 - elifino clan
    #6 - dunerat + val
    #7 - yzlvr + 1
    #8 - crankytony + mrs. cranky
    #9 - beatsworkin + mrs. beats
    #10 - big john + mrs. big


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    Tent Cabin 15 2 cots
    Tent Cabin 16 2 cots
    Tent Cabin 17 2 cots
    Tent Cabin 18 2 cots
    Tent Cabin 19 2 cots
    Tent Cabin 20 4 cots
    Tent Cabin 21 2 cots
    Tent Cabin 22 2 cots - reserved
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    Cabin 18 King Cabin - Nowwhat
    Cabin 19 Queen Cabin -
    Cabin 20 Queen Cabin - Slowerthanu
    Cabin 21 Queen Cabin - PJH66
    Cabin 22 Queen Cabin - Riddler
    Cabin 23 Queen Cabin - Indio
    Cabin 24 Queen Cabin - Available
    Cabin 31 Tiny House - Available - $229.60/night


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    FYYFF Forever young...

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    1-10
    NSFW - JOEL AFRICA TWIN CRF1000
    SPAXER - JIM KTM 950/525
    FYYFF - ERSIN KTM 990
    HEADSTALLER - CHU KTM 690E
    ISAAC004 - ISAAC KTM 690E
    RIDER914 - MATT KTM 950/525
    GSEQUIOA - GEOFF DR350
    KAPTSLO - BILL
    BIGTODD - TODD KTM 950SE/500
    MOTOPSYCHOMAN MARTY

    11-20
    NOWWHAT - MIKE
    RIDDLER990 - JON
    DZRTRACIN - SHAWN
    AFRY - ARNIE
    TODDLITE - TODD
    YZLVR - ERIC
    TBARSTOW - TIM
    DAMOOSE - JOHN
    DAMOOSE 2
    SOPASCAT - CATHY

    21-30
    AIRBORNDAD - KEITH DRZ 400
    JUSTINBUSTIN - JUSTIN DRZ 400
    AIRBORNSON1 - ZACHARY XT225
    AIRBORNSON2 - MASON XT225
    AIRBORNGUEST - BRIAN EXC 450
    TEAM VEGAS - SHAWN
    GARFEY - DAVE
    RJNUTT - ROBIE
    LITTLE BIKE - SUE
    ADVFORD - DAN

    31-40
    SFCOOTZ - RHEAMA
    SKVIRDI - SACHIN
    SKVIRDI 2
    JON F - JON
    KICKNBACK - KIESE
    SURFGIMP - STEVE
    SOCIALLY STUNTED - CHRIS
    SOCIALLY STUNTED 2
    SPONGEROB - ROB
    GERG - GREG

    41-50
    BALDHEADED
    BROWNEYE - CHRIS
    TRASHED - SCOTT
    MAWESOME - JERE
    BOOKWORM - SHAUNA
    THE TRASH MASTER - GARRETT
    PHILLYBURNS - PHIL
    WHERETHEHELLISJAMES - JAMES 350 EXCF
    WHERETHEHELLISJAMES 2

    51-60
    ANDYBEERGUY - ANDY DRZ 400S
    SPUNKHUSTLER - MAT DRZ 400SM
    SURFERBUM - MATT KTM 690R
    GABEPARI - GABE KTM 950
    RUCKUSRIDER2
    DAVETHESTICK
    BRASTERS - BOB
    DUNERAT - NOEL
    MS DUNERAT - VAL
    MARS77 - MARIO KTM 500 EXCF
    MRAMOSC - MARCELO KTM 350 EXCF

    61-70
    OKEANOS - DAVID KTM 500 EXCF
    PCFLY
    DIRTMECH
    DON
    CJUC
    DICK
    DICKSON
    KEN
    TAYLOR
    TAYLOR WIFE

    71-80
    PYRO ROB
    PYRO#2
    SPANK - JOHN
    POINTMAN - GEORGE KTM 690 QUEST
    CARSON MOTORSPORTS - KEVIN KTM 500 EXCF
    SOARSEEKER
    PNWCRAZYMIKE
    PJH66 - PAT
    HBSURFDAD - TROY S10
    HEIRHEAD - DAVE

    81-90
    BENTRAVELIN - BEN
    ROCKITSYNZ
    COWGIRL - CINDY
    ARRIND
    ARRIND#2
    ADVENTUREDAVE82 - DAVE
    SUZUKI PHIL - PHIL
    DUAL BADGER -
    1224R - JIM
    SLOKRD

    91-100
    DRAVNX
    IZZY C
    MIGOLITO - MIKE
    MS. MIGILITO
    CHIEF ORMAN - JEFF
    PONYPERFORMANCE8
    DBRUM - DANIEL
    JEEPDUDE65
    JEEPDUDE65 #2
    JEEPDUDE65 #3

    101-110
    MIKE89061 - MIKE
    DAMADO - DAVID
    DAMADO1
    DAMADO2
    FLETCH123
    ZUBB - Kelly - 1150 GS
    MFGAMESTA - JOHN
    MFGAMESTA #2
    L18FLYBOY
    L18FLYBOY SON

    111-120
    DANNYG - DANNY
    WAKKED1 KTM 990A
    HEAKLE - HENRY F800
    NUBS - YORK F650 DAKAR
    NUBS #2 - KAREN XT250
    NUBS #3 - ERIN XT250
    NUBS #4 - RJ TBD250
    ONEWAY - GARY
    DISTANT THUNDER

    121-130
    BLUE03SI DRZ 400S
    ZENRIDING - ALBERT HUSKY449
    MOLONLABEMIKE - MIKE
    BRAVO ZULU - JOHN
    VELOSPROCKET
    TODD157K - TODD
    TODD157K #2
    COMPUTE42 - ANDREW KTM 450EXC
    YTDAVE
    5BOOMERS WR450

    131-140
    5BOOMERS #2
    VIVIAN - VIVIAN
    NEWVIEW
    CARL CHILDERS DR650
    SUGAREE - SIMONE CRF250L
    J.KING - JASON KTM 990/HUSKY501
    PALADA - PAUL
    JARTHUR - JACK
    STEVE - STEVE
    SQUR3L - BUCK F800

    141-150
    MTNRUBI
    BAYBUELLER - ROBERT
    JASCHIL69
    SCOOTZ KABOOTZ - JUSTIN TIGER 800XC
    BERADTHEFISH
    ZEN SLUG - ERAN KTM 950
    SCUBALONG - LONG
    MR.HEAD - DICK
    DVJIM - JIM
    DVJIM #2 - DIAN

    151-160
    TYPEAMARK - MARK
    ROCKHOPP3R - DAIV
    GREEEDYG76 - GREG
    SONORADAVE - DAVE
    VILLAGEIDIOT - COLBY
    TOMSCJ6 - TOM
    MS. TOMSCJ6
    DBRUM - DANIEL
    ANICHOLS - ALAN
    NWEMERYS - DAVE 690R

    161-170
    BEATSWORKIN
    MRS. BEATSWORKIN
    Speedygee68 - Aaron
    RMCOBB DR650
    RAULTHEADVENTURER - STEVE F650 DAKAR
    ACTIONHEROJES
    TDUROW
    DRT RDR5
    CALGSER - BOB X-CHALLENGE
    COSMOJOE

    171-180
    SARATHMENON
    ELIFINO 1
    ELIFINO 2
    ELIFINO 3
    ELIFINO 4
    GOTMOJO
    CRANKYTONY
    MS. CRANKYTONY
    INDIO
    PBRO63 - PETER - CXC RX3

    181-190
    DWELLONE - F800GSA
    ruTIM - TIM
    TWS - TIM 1190
    SLOWERTHANU - DR650
    DIRTTORPEDO
    AIRFIN - F800GSA
    MS. SURGIMP - LAURA
    KAVAN - KEVIN XT250
    SOUPKNOTZEE - JOHNNIE WR250R or Africa Twin
    HANDCANNONSHOOTER - MIKE S10

    191-202
    KLAMMER - RICH
    MS. KLAMMER - ANN
    LOST RIDER - FINN
    DUELBRUIN - MATT
    RCLEE1- ROBIN
    PUKAWAI - BERNDT
    DAVINA - DAVINA - F800GS
    DESERTDUSTER - RON - KLR650
    MICHAEL.BRAT - MIKE - XR650R
    MKITCHEN - MIKE - KLR650
    TEE2 - TODD - FE390 OR 990
    EIP - ED - R1200GS
    LYNLEE - LYN -F700GS
    closed--------------------------------closed


    WAITING LIST
    We'll have a list for those still on the fence or slacking off. You can still join but you will have to take any spots that haven't picked out! You'll be able to register 2 weeks after the opening of the registration.

    1. MULEYSAM - SAM - DR650
    2. MYSTERY JIG - KLR650
    3. TDSURF - TOM
    4. PANDAMANPROD - BEN 690
    5. DOOBIE - GILADL - KTM990
    6. IzzyBlue - Nancy --Ducati Scrambler -- riding in and tenting
    7. HEAKLE #2
    8. HEAKLE #3
    9. SLOWERTHANYOU - TRID
    10. SOCALRC31 - KEN - DR350SE
    11. STUTFL STU XR650L
    12. STUTFL #2 STEVE XR650L
    13. STUTFL #3 TIM XR650L
    14. R3R3R - RANDALL
    15. LONGTALLSALLY - BRYCE - 990
    16. DVJIM - JIM
    17. MS. DVJIM - DIAN
    18. DARKWOLF - AJ - GSAW1200
    19. MS. DARKWOLF - XT225
    20. LQS RIDER - MARK DRZ 400S
    21. SAL V - XT250
    22. MIGUEL L - DRZ400
    23. SCOTT G. - GSA
    24. LIL-ZING - ARIC
    25. OLDGRAYGHOST - JOE - DR650
    26. HOONDOG (with oldgrayghost)
    26. BLAZE99 - GARY
    27. BONNIE&CLYDE
    28. BARAKAIKI - F800 GSA
    29. GADGET270 - MATT - DRZ400
    30. GADGET270 #2 - WALTHER KLR650
    31. ROMERO - RICH - DRZ400SM
    32. JALAPOJ - JEFF -690
    33. YO. I'M BOW - 250
    34. LA THUMPER - RUSS - DR650
    35. DONSESSO - RICH - GS1200LC
    36. ECONWATCH - 990A OR 500EXC
    37. ADVMOTO66 - MITCH - 350EXCF
    38. ADVMOTO66+1 - ARLON1 - CRF250L
    39. ALAFRIZDC - XCHALLENGE
    40. JTOLITTLE - JT AUPETIT - KTM450
    41. YAK4FISH-STEVE-DL1000
    42. DUAL BADGER+1 - NANCY B. DR200
    43. ELTODD - R1200GS
    44. LQSRIDER+1 - TONY L - R1200GS
    45. GREEDYG76 - GREG - 950
    46. ROMERO+1
    47. GREASE PANTS - MIKE - KTM 990A
    48. VPANNEPACKER - VINCE - R1200GSA
    49. SIRPAULRUS - PAUL - R1200GSA
    50. WILDCHILD - BOB
    51. GQELEMENTS - DMITRI - XCHALLENGE
    52. MOTOCHAOS - MARK
    53. BARAKAIKI + 1
    54. GMAN52 - DR650
    55. CHRISMCDONALD
    56. VARSHANBALU - VARSHAN - BMWF700GS
    57. TRAWAK
    58. TRAWAK +1
    59. EMMIT
    60. mramoscguest1 - John - KTM500EXC
    61. mramoscguest2 - Bryan - KTM500EXC
    62. PAPRIKAJOE
    63. PAPRIKA+1
    64. DIRTDZ - JEFF - GSA1200
    65. sdaprile - Sebastiano - BMW R1100GS
    66. Hardhat - Tim - KTM 530Exc
    67. Martinmenace- ktm 690r
    68. Easyrider Jay - Jay
    69. Easyrider Jay - Guest 1
    70. Jazzer - Ken - KLR
    71. camello911 - josue H. - F800GSA
    72. megaplow - Joe - KTM525EXC
    73. superNanni - Rachel - DRZ400
    74. imstrickland - Tim - DRZ400
    75. surfaceToAir - Dustin - WR-450F
    76. Emmi - Emerson (call me emmi) - DR650
    77. Rontopia
    78. bpenn1980 - Brad
    79. Pismo950 - BMW g650Xchallenge
    80. Pismo950 - Guest #1
    81. Pismo950 - Guest #2
    82. Srileo
    83. ivprasad (XT250)
    84. RajNarla (XT250)
    85. Yellow Pig - Dan B - 950 SE
    86. HBLQRider - Tom - Super Tenere
    87. Pismo950 - BMW g650Xchallenge +2
    88. D-Ray - Dan - Husky FE350S
    89. Wiley Coyote - Brandon - KYM 500 EXC
    90. gt4point6
    91. Sideoff +1
    92. PapaHankness-Henrik-KTM 1190R
    93. Bob Wright (aka: S.O.B.)
    94.
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  6. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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  7. headstaller

    headstaller Been here awhile

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  8. isaac004

    isaac004 Been here awhile

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  9. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Pre-Rally Camp-n-Ride

    Anyone interested in a 3~4 day camp-n-ride leading up to the Rally? :ear

    Maybe stage from PSR on the previous Sunday (3/26) and back at PSR by Thursday (3/30).
    Beginner to experienced routes, big or small bikes, convenient places to camp, minimal supplies required.

    Details to follow and certainly evolve :deal

    Let's ride :ricky

    -M

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    UPDATES:

    10.20.16
    I would really like to get people involved who have not yet tried travelling and camping off of their bike. I think there are plenty of folks who have trucked in to the Noob Rally year after year just for the day rides. This will be a great opportunity for you to take the next step.

    If you are interested, please PM me or post in this thread your experience level and what bike you would be on.

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    The INterested List: (Suckers :ksteve)
    Updated 12.11.16

    Motopsychoman - 650GS
    garfey -
    headstaller - 800GS
    Guoseph - DR350SE
    Cowgirl - WR250R
    Little Bike - 350EXC-F
    oneway - KLR650
    RuckusRider2 - WR450
    socially stunted - DR650
    DARKWOLF (+SO) - XR650L (XT225)
    Pbro63 - RX3 250

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  10. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    Totally in.

    GSequioa Radio coordinator / giant nerd. We will have a repeater. It will work. We will be awesome.

    More info to come.
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  11. KaptSlo

    KaptSlo Retirement; it's not just for old guys anymore...

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  12. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Rider Tips, Bike Set Up, Safe Riding

    1. Know your abilities and comfort level of riding. Death Valley has some of the most varied riding terrain from paved cruising to level 5 single track. Rocks and sand are part of just about every non-paved road/track in DV. Research the area, find the places you want to see, talk to other riders.

    2. Proper bike set up for riding DV is important. This is something that finds many first time riders in DV stranded or hurt for all the wrong reasons. The topic can be debated endlessly regarding do’s and don’ts. This is also a difficult topic due to the diversity of the types of bikes that are brought to the DV Noob Rally. If you are joining a ride with a designated ride leader and sweep, the leader and or sweep should check over your bike prior to the ride. If they are not comfortable with your set up, be prepared to not be part of their ride. Here are some pretty basic things to address:

    - Your bike is in good running condition, DV is the wrong place to bring a bike that may or may not get you back to camp.

    - Lay your bike on the ground and be sure you can pick it up on your own.

    - Tires in good condition; whether you are riding all pavement or the most difficult trails.

    - Know your bike’s fuel range; lots of long distances in DV with no gas stations. Lots of riders carry spare fuel on their bikes or tucked in a backpack.

    - Carry the appropriate tools to address potential problems on the trail. Most bikes have specific tool kits related to the bike … always have them. No need to bring the whole tool box from your garage or truck.

    - Tools part 2; carry tire irons and some kind of pump. Know how to fix a flat tire.

    - Make sure you have a spare tube with you on any ride in DV. Better yet, carry two. Even if you have tubeless tires, a plug is not going to help you if a rock slashes your side wall.

    - Lastly but maybe the most important; leave your panniers in camp. Everything noted above, fuel, tools, tubes can easily be carried in a back pack, tail bag or under the seat. There are only bad things that can happen when riding off road with “adventure” panniers.

    - One more thing … LEAVE THE PANNIERS IN CAMP! By the way, in camp, panniers make great ice chests.

    3. Safe riding is your biggest responsibility while in Death Valley. There are numerous examples of how the area got its famous name. Following the guidelines from the previous notes/points is a good start, however here are some basic safe riding points to consider:

    - Try to ride in a group and have a ride plan. If you are going to ride alone, make sure someone in camp is aware of where you are going and when you expect to be back.

    - Follow basic group ride etiquette; maintain safe distance between riders, stop at turns/forks/intersections and make sure rider behind you follows.

    - Always have water and snacks with you at all times.

    - Carry a basic first aid kit


    There are lots of very experienced riders who attend this event and can be very helpful to address all above points. Keep in mind there are lots of opinions and preferences to ALL, so gather the information and advice best suited to you. Enjoy your time in Death Valley and the comradery of the NOOBS Rally.


    Cheers
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