2017 dEATh vALLey NOoBS rALLy March 30 -April 2

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by NSFW, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Hoondog

    Hoondog n00b

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    78. Hoondog-dr650 riding in and tent camping w OLDGRAYGHOST if possible
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  2. compute42

    compute42 Been here awhile

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    Well I'll be coming with a new 7x14 cargo trailer :-). I'll leave it in the overflow area.

    Had a relative driving to CA from TX and offered to tow it back for me.
    (Those who have ever tried to buy a trailer at CA inflated prices will know it's thousands less for the same trailer from TX).

    Gotta Farkle the trailer now!!!!! Prob gonna build some kinda bunk using a E-track system. And some kinda storage system in the v-nose section.

    Also got a 6'6" interior height so I don't have to walk around like a hunchback

    Think I'll be able to take 3-4 bikes easy
  3. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Yellow Pig - Dan B - 950 SE - Trucking in.

    How do I get my hands on one of the new log cabins?
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  4. Izzy_C

    Izzy_C Adventurer

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    @Motopsychoman Won't all routes going across the Sierras be closed? I thought that would completely rule out getting to 395 by just riding East.

    Camping at Condon Peak is an option for night 1, then arriving at PSR night 2. This would mean going down 33 to Bakersfield. Taking 178 can't take any longer than 58-14 right?

    Slowest bike in the group will probably be me on my 250... I can buzz along at 65 though... I have a stock tank too, so that means I run out of guzzoline every 120 miles or so. I will have an extra 2 gallons on the bike though.
  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    i'll response to many of the post tomorrow.

    registration will be next week. right now we're moving to another server, faster and more capacity.

    by the time it's up, you guys should have your schedule straightened up at work and home.
  6. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur

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    I-80, US50 and Hwy 88 are year round roads. But Hwy 88 can be very cold, icy and slushy depending on that week's weather.
    Hwy 178 is a much nicer ride than Hwy 58 especially on a smaller bike and not really much slower. But it does get windy at the pass and both Hwy 14 and 395 can be very windy as well. Trouble for small bikes. But Tehachapi can be real windy too.
    You just have to see what the weather brings when you get close. Last minute adjustments might mean going around through Ridgecrest and Trona to avoid 395.

    And 120 miles is plenty between stretch breaks for me and a lot of others. Yea, I can ride 600 miles in a day, but I stop every couple of hours.

    Condon Peak would be a nice place to camp, but it is only about 1/3 of the way to PSR. The second day will still be long.

    Much more as we get closer.
  7. THRASHED

    THRASHED Moving on Up

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    Not sure what you are planning for tie-downs, but on my new (to me) Weekend Warrior, I went with this http://www.boltiton.com/wp-site/ Super secure and removes in a few seconds to get it out of the way while camped.
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  8. compute42

    compute42 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for that link thrashed! Very cool system!

    I had planned on doing something homemade like that using etrack mounts I plan on installing on the sides. And using a 2x6 with some kind of tire chalk. or if I can find a resonably priced aluminum bar etrack. Probably half the cost.
  9. Davethestick

    Davethestick Been here awhile

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    Sweet, what time is the trailer party gonna be? - Ill bring the Patron
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  10. dbrum

    dbrum canuckInCali

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  11. Izzy_C

    Izzy_C Adventurer

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    @Motopsychoman

    It looks like SR 89, which connects 88 and 395 is closed for the winter... That makes for quite a large detour into NV in order to get on 395.

    Kinda sucks :\
  12. headstaller

    headstaller Been here awhile

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    -> 178 breakfast/lunch at Bernadino's
    Continue on 178 and detour to visit Trona Pinnacles before getting to PSR.
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  13. r3r3r

    r3r3r Wildebeast

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    If both HWYs 155 & 178 are open (check beforehand) then some folks may want to get onto back roads as early as Porterville to head over the mountains:
    https://goo.gl/maps/V7wSVfa5r3t

    Either route (155 or 178) are both great in terms of the ride/views/curves/etc. HWY 155 is higher in elevation than the Kern River (lower) section of 178 and may have snow/ice around the time of the rally. If not, I have often gone that way (trucking in) through Kernville to/from the rally - it beats heading so far south and hauling up and over 58 with the semis.
  14. HBLQRider

    HBLQRider Been here awhile

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    Put me on the late to the party losers list. Worst case is I show up and provide comic relief.
  15. rjnutt

    rjnutt Desert tortoise

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    I will be coming in from the north, provided North Pass is open. Don't worry you won't go hungry or thirsty...
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  16. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    all peeps showing up on wednesday, reserve your own spot by contacting PSR.

    thursday, friday and saturday camping are included in your payment. sunday night camping - see PSR


    should be no problem. the waiting list will remain open until the official electronic registration starts....most likely this sunday evening or monday.

    if you don't see your name on the waiting list...send a PM ersin aka FYYFF.
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  17. Pismo950

    Pismo950 Been here awhile

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    Put me on the waiting list as well.

    Pismo950 - BMW g650Xchallenge
    +2 Noobs (BMW f800gs/BMWXcountry)
    Riding in.
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  18. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    your 2 noobs will thank you for getting them to the rally.

    thanks.
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  19. mramosc

    mramosc Been here awhile

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    uh, something is not right, PSR's website shows every single tent and RV site already reserved from wednesday 29th to sunday 2nd. So it won't let reserve my own spot for wednesday, I'll call them tomorrow just in case.
  20. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    that's right. i asked PSR to block off Wed on the website registration. you can call to reserve and mention noobs rally plus site#.

    sometime FEB, wed will be unblock.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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