Beware the nOObs of March (a sure to be epic weekend in Death Valley)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by joefromsf, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens

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    Well, I've been tasked to start the ride report for this year's Death Valley March Madness nOObs Ride; and since I'm not coming home until Monday night I figure I better get it started before I go so the other nOObs know where to post.

    If you are a reader and waiting for the good stuff, just be patient. Some folks hit the road today and there's a bunch more heading out tomorrow. Since there's wifi at Panamint Springs Resort there may be some reports coming in from onsite over the next couple of days.

    In the meantime here's a few threads from the past:

    2009 march nOOb RR...http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=443131
    2008 march nOOb RR...http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...h+Death+Valley
    2nd nOOb ride november 2008 RR...http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=405257
    1ST nOOb december ride 2007 RR...http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...86#post5855186

    And let me be the first to thank Joel (h8chains) for once again herding this bunch of nOObs and not-so-nOObs into participating in what is sure to be a great weekend. :clap:clap:clap You can see his efforts here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=524140

    On the road tomorrow AM. Camp and beer tomorrow afternoon.:freaky
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  2. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    ahhhhhh daaaayyyem you gotta check my RR !

    I'm in the middle of what will be an epic RR!
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  3. NSFW

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    thanks joe for starting the rr thread. folks tune in...99 nOObs are riding this weekend.....:baby

    i will be hitting the road tomorrow afternoon @ 5; can't wait...:ddog

    bringing 2 cameras; can't afford one dies on me, like always, this nOOb loves to post pics....lots of sleeping bikes in 1 event....:lol3
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  4. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    If this is the NooB how to post pictures Ride Report, then I'm in the right place :gerg
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    Super Suz N00b with B00b

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  6. reBARman

    reBARman Been here awhile

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    subscribed! :clap :ear
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  7. espi

    espi scheming adventurer

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    Let the Carnage in the mud begin!!!!:D
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  8. Benjava

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    not epic without Helicopters :deal
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  9. luv2race

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  10. Trout

    Trout Been here awhile

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    I'm happy to add the first picture, but I can't write much more - I got a lot of work to do to get ready for tomorrow.

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    Overall a great weekend. Saw a lot of Death Valley I hadn't seen before this trip. Rode in sand the first time, broke a clutch lever, put some new scratches on the bike, ate a lot of dust, chewed a lot of gravel and made some new friends. Had so much fun I got a 45 min nose bleed when I arrived home.
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    NSFW basecamp4adv

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  14. nicomama

    nicomama Rugged Rider

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    What a way to start off my first ADV group ride. I loved meeting all of you guys. Come check out how I saw the great time through my lens...

    Solo chick nicomama death valley ride report

    Now mind you, I don't have a lot of awesome dirt action shots, because I was doing my best to stay upright through Titus Canyon and not stop every second for a shot that would slow the group down. I had an absolute ball!!

    Thanks guys,
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  16. traveltoad

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    Don't mind me... just another lame ass attempt at a ride report...

    WHYNOWTHEN and I on our way to DV along the aqueduct:
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    On our way to getting lost in the windmills.
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    990 Adventures really love gas...
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    And we're off again!
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    After a bit of discussion we decided to have dinner in Olancha then press on the the Warm Springs in Saline Valley.
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    So after dinner we pressed on. But it was clear that we would not even make South Pass before dark.
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    So what did we do? We kept riding.
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    We arrived at the springs and found a few AdvRiders already there and already very pickled. No names and no photos to protect the innocent.

    Morning at the springs.
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    More later...
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  17. johngil

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    johngil Reseda, CA

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    FF'ers del norte

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    One of these guys can eat a half a box of cereal in one sitting.
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  20. RSC E

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    Great time as usual.
    Thank you Joel for your hard work.
    Thanks to A Vern for the 320 mile "dual sport" ride.
    Thanks Danny G for the tube for noob John.
    Thanks Nowwhat for the 2nd tube for noob John (yes I pinched the first).
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