3rd Pahrump NV Rally Nov. 2-5, 2017

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by NSFW, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Over The Bars Club

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    Sounds good don't worry your middle finger will get a good workout at the rally just sayin hi to people in passing:lol3
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  2. headstaller

    headstaller Long timer

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  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Steve. Glad to see you managed to give yourself the much needed break. All of us deserve a weekend in Pahrump.

    Thanks E.

    Hopefully they're reading this thread.
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  4. Mojave Mutt

    Mojave Mutt Long timer

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    Are there showers at the park?
  5. migilito

    migilito Been here awhile

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    Best to shower first, lest you offend BMW riders. But, yes, shower, sinks, toilets, huge grass area for camping, electricity, water. Home depot, gas station across the street.
  6. migilito

    migilito Been here awhile

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    Can' t make it this year. If someone wants to step up to make coffee, etc, let me know. I can provide the pot. Also, I can email you the instructions for tucking in Joel. His written instruction are extensive...he's kinda like an Africa Twin riding Sheldon.

    All i have to say is selling a home sucks! Buying a home sucks!
    New Adv bike on the horizon.
    Noobs here i come.
  7. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    Been there done that.
    We are still organizing almost two months after closing. Though three days before we closed my wife was sent overseas for work. So, mainly the work has been left to some slacker pensioner who tends not to shower and gets distracted by food, motorcycles and advrider. :lol3
    Look! A KTM video!:imaposer

  8. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Hey Joel :wave

    Room for one more? :evil

    Work trip got delayed (again) and now have clearance to attend :clap

    Never ridden anywhere around Pahrump, so may need others to show the way. Weird, huh? :cromag

    Most likely trucking up with small bike, wed night or thur morning :thumb

    -M
  9. iconia

    iconia Adventurer

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    Ok its a long shot, but anyone got room for one more bike with rider to make it up there? I can contribute. Looking at my options.

    From Duarte, CA.

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  10. rruugger

    rruugger formally rruugger

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    Joel, Is there still available space on this deal? Kick'n it around...... but wondering if its full up.
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  11. advmoto66

    advmoto66 Ride On!

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    Sign up, there is room for 160 peeps only 100 or so so far have paid. Oct. 8 is cut off date.
    See post #2 on the first page of this thread.
  12. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    :thumb

    matt, good to see that your schedule allows you to join us. take an extra day for the ride report....:evil


    hopefully, someone may have a room on their trailer or truck.

    info on the bike size helps too.


    john, plenty of room. come and join the fun.

    when was the last ride? ktm rally 2016!

    you're just 1-click away...http://basecamp4adv.com/

    thanks mitch....:thumbup

    peeps, we will have room after OCT 8th. and you could still join, but NO free dinner and good chance the spots will be limited to RIDING IN only.
  13. Nemesis74

    Nemesis74 Adventurer

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    Ha! Yeah, that is me in my avatar. Piece of cake? LOL Let's just say, I was more afraid of running off into the dirt than I was cornering dragging knee traveling 100+mph.


    Honda Africa Twin but it's still on its stock tires and stock trim. I have yet to install all the aftermarket parts (crash bars, skid plate, exhaust, etc) I received. Just can't find the time to do it.


    Really appreciate the encouragement guys! Honestly, I don't feel comfortable attending this rally till I get my aftermarket parts installed, more seat time on an ADV bike (first ADV bike), and till I complete this consultation gig which is scheduled till end of December 2017.
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  14. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    sign up for a Motoventures class either way! i recommend renting a dirtbike from them and using their gear, etc. since you already know how to ride a street bike you would start out at level 2. the skills you learn there will be directly applicable to your AT but there's less at stake learning and practicing on a smaller bike, especially one that's not yours. more info and sign up here: https://motoventures.com/package/level-2-skills-building/
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  15. TwoBuck

    TwoBuck Boozefighters up!

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    Second the Motoventures recommendation. I took their class prior to taking my new-to-me GS to the Death Valley Noobs Rally earlier this year. I might not be alive today without it.

    (Okay, okay, I'd probably still be alive either way since there weren't any near-death experiences, but I did feel a lot more confident riding off road after the class.)
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  16. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    After I took Jimmy Lewis's school on my 2004 1150GS Adventure, I sold the low saddle and never looked back. I've done two JLR schools and two MotoVenture schools. Both Jimmy Lewis schools I took on my own big fat, too damned tall, too damned heavy adventure bike. I took both MotoVentures classes on their equipment.
    Every one of those schools made me a better rider.
    What I did do was go out to the dry lakebed a bit more than an hours ride from my home and practice. I did not screw around playing and trying to go fast. I practiced the drills as I remembered them. I took notes after class to remind myself and so I could review and remember later. I paid good money for all those classes and I intended to make the most of them.
    A little aside here; I grew up learning to play a musical instrument. That meant daily practice and private lessons once a week, tests and challenges. I learned a hell of a lot. Practice I found taught me to be very methodical about learning those things that one learns through practice. Tennis, motorcycling, cycling, music, mathematics. Yes, math. Do the homework you eventually figure the stuff out.
    At one point in my life I was a ski instructor. I taught teens who were good skiers, but had a few bad habits. My job was to knock the edges off the bad habits and get them back to coloring between the lines.
    You don't learn to shoot free throws by performing some shooting drills once. You learn by practicing that same shooting drill thousands of times.
    Same deal with a motorcycle.
    Like Willie Nelson says, "It's all practice."
    My advice is take dirt riding classes on small bikes, then take adventure bike riding classes on your own bike, then practice until your body rides the bike.

    I'm not there yet.
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  17. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    if there's enough interest, we can set friday or saturday to do drill exercise on the dry lake bed.

    we can ask kaptslo or other veteran riders (depending on how many are joining) to do a 3-4 hour training class. sorry we can't do it on thursday since this may interfere with the jimmy lewis class.
  18. TwoBuck

    TwoBuck Boozefighters up!

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    I could be into this.
  19. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    how about a half day of drills on the lakebed? i won't be there Friday but if it was Saturday morning i would definitely come out with my son.
  20. Rharr

    Rharr Been here awhile

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    Any Arizona guys biking up early for the JL class? It would be nice to have a riding partner. Leaving early 10/31 and plan to do it all in one day.