Mar. 28-31, 2013 Death Valley Noob's Rally

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  1. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    sorry folks for being gone in the last 2 days. glad to see people are chiming in, giving good advice, posting pics, sharing, etc

    just got home, did the barstow via mojave river/trail to avi casino (colorado river) and back. though i was concerned that if get hurt, it could mess up the dvnr. no option, have to do this ride, if i don't, will have to wait till this coming fall. also, warmer weather is about here in socal (riding in the desert in a hot day is not my favorite). plus the rain last thusday and friday made the trail condition favorable. i had seen more sand in 2 days of riding than the total sand riding in the last 5 years. thanks to jimmy lewis for the sand riding lesson (from previous class) and from all the PPs who provide encouragement.

    so..... like ixab said....no more crashing from hereon.....:D
  2. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    FYI Mojave Road is usually good until mid to late April. If you hit it right the desert is in bloom and it's quite beautiful. I plan to do it on the bike one day in the not too distant future, I've only Jeeped it.
  3. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    And what do you plan to do with your dogs when you go off riding? We've had issues in the past of abandoned doggies at camp.
  4. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    Hmm...I am going to ride my SE 300 miles this weekend in sand.....Mojave Trail....then bring her wet and tired to DV.....
  5. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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  6. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    If you are bringing the dogs then they have to be supervised while at camp (These are the rules per the resort). Even though it is march it can still get to be too hot for them to a point where it can put them in harms way.

    Last year a dog was left in a tent while the owner was on a ride that went far too long due to unforeseen circumstances. I took the dog out of the tent and cared for it till the rider got back, it had no water left etc.

    Dangerous for the dog.

    Please don't bring them unless you or someone else will be there to care for them while you are off riding.
  7. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Right on, yeah I was looking forward to meeting you, two of the four or five Bergs' won't be making it out it seems.
    I hope Larry can find a partner for his Long Ride, if I wasn't already leading a ride I would join him, did the same loop when at DV DAze based out of FC this year and it's a good, fun ride.

    Heal up quickly and no more crashing, or at least falling in the incorrect way. :wink:

    Maybe we'll meet at WARPED?......


    SPRING AHEAD sure is nice, glad we will all have some more sunlight in the day to enjoy the area!



    A couple photos of places folks on my rides will be going.

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  9. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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  10. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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  11. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    damn tom...you don't show any sign of slowing down...:bow

    rode last weekend both days, early morning before the ride...noticed this, some punk put this on my bike.....:rofl

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  12. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    awesome pics finn. the national park should update their pictures and include some of yours.

    thanks for teasing those who could not make it....:D

    now that we have sprung forward...more daylight available to get...lost! last night at 7:30 pm, still looking good.
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    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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  14. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    I wouldn't take any of it as being hostile, I know I didn't mean it that way and I am pretty sure no one else did either. :freaky

    That said... much better to leave the dogs at home! :deal
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    Sue, I hope you find a solution that works for you and your dogs so you can join in on the fun. :clap



    Thanks Joel!
    Hopefully we can get some nice photos of folks having a good time riding again this year!



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    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    RIDE ON!
  17. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Leave it at home all it will do is fight with all the other rocks once you get there.

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    Damn I'm good lookin'!!!
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    slugdad Been here awhile

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  20. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    I think the bigger problem is that it will mate with other rocks... then the whole damn place will be covered with rocks. :norton