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

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by NSFW, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,875
    That would be down in Furnace Creek... What the tourists think of as Death Valley.
  2. Mr. G

    Mr. G Normal Dude

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,806
    Location:
    SW Washington
  3. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,595
    Location:
    On The Road
    I've found the weather forecast temps for Trona are usually very similar to PSR, the weather temps in Big Pine are pretty close to what you'll find up on Hunter.
  4. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

    Joined:
    May 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    2,324
    Location:
    Temecula CA
    Yep, I'll be there! I need to start packing, soon, like tonight.....
  5. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

    Joined:
    May 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    2,324
    Location:
    Temecula CA
    Joel/Ersin
    sorry to be a pain, but could you guys confirm that I can stay in the tent cabin Thursday night? If so, can I pay you for the extra night at the rally? thanks
  6. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,760
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    General question.

    How is the road up Hunter Mountain? Is it idiot-noob friendly? I'd like to go place the repeater with whoever trucks it there and wouldn't mind doing it on two wheels.
  7. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,595
    Location:
    On The Road


    While I haven't been there for a few weeks but going up hunter is easy as long as it's dry, the newly washed out parts of Saline Valley Rd are past the turn off between Hunter and Lippencott going down in the valley. There's a very short section while climbing up before Hunter that's a little rocky, but isn't too bad.

    Pretty sure Isaac was up there last week and said it was good, check the DV Snow and Road thread in Regional Forum.
  8. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,760
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Cool, sounds good then. Easy with some challenge is exactly what I need, I gotta get out of my comfort zone a little or I'll never stop being a noob.
  9. Mr. G

    Mr. G Normal Dude

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,806
    Location:
    SW Washington
    No trailer ?
  10. FZcruzer

    FZcruzer Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Oddometer:
    711
    Location:
    Camarillo, Ca.
    Hello all,

    I think I am going to head out there after work Wednesday vise Thursday morning, Would I coordinate with the resort for the extra night or the Rally Staff? I would be pulling in around 10 PM or so Wednesday night.

    Rob,
  11. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,595
    Location:
    On The Road
    Get ready folks!!!!



    [​IMG]
  12. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

    Joined:
    May 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    2,324
    Location:
    Temecula CA
    Nope. On plan C, no wait D, E?!!! :loll
    I figured out some money solutions - :clap But, my poor dog Winnie ended up back at the vets yesterday afternoon. My principal wasn't too happy about me missing Open House night (I asked a friend to tell her that I had a doggie emergency and put a note on my classroom door, but I found out today that she didn't get the message - oops:eek1)

    What's another $186?:cromag

    I picked up a flier on pet insurance.....

    I sent you a pm, if you didn't get it I want to thank you for the kind offer of squishing into your camp spot!
    Looking forward to the ride up to Wild Rose :clap
  13. Ratchdaddy

    Ratchdaddy Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    190
    Location:
    29 Palms, CA

    Oh, really soft sand and I have to turn at the same time. I see lots of dirt naps in my near future.
  14. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,875
    Rob, I'll be there Wednesday too.. We can talk about it on Sunday.

    For others information. When you come in Wednesday or before, just check in with the gas station to pay for the extra nights. If you look on page 1 it says your campsite number ask nicely and I'm sure they will try and put you in that site..

    If you speak Russian, that might also help. :lol3

    (The gas station attendant and one waitress in the Restaurant were from Siberia..)
  15. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Oddometer:
    4,346
    Location:
    Back to the Island, Sidney, BC
    That's what I did for Wednesday and Sunday nights. Emailed them and asked nicely for the same spot for those nights :D
  16. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,642
    Location:
    Montclair Ca.
    Death Valley :knary seems like a logical place to move to if your from Siberia:vardy
  17. Scubalong

    Scubalong Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Oddometer:
    993
    Location:
    So Cal
    Finn.......those pictures are not noob friendly :eek1:lol3
    It look so intimidate :eek2
  18. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,967
    Location:
    Viva Lost Wages!
    It's just a little bit of sand. Give it some gas and concentrate on where you want to end up. You will go where you look. If you look down, that's where you go.
  19. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Oddometer:
    18,488
    Location:
    Burbank CA

    yes and yes....i gave it some gas but i can't help look...:lol3

    your shoulder and eyes should be facing where you want to go.

    very nice pics finn. glad i sold my gs1200.....:augie

    sue - little bike, ersin already took care of your tent cottage situation. friday evening till sunday morning, cathy will be shacking up with you.
  20. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

    Joined:
    May 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    2,324
    Location:
    Temecula CA
    Thanks!

    Where I've ridden the roads are lined with big rocks, big spiny shrubs and jumping cholla. I'm looking forward to trying to go faster in sand (lets face it -just be able to ride in that deep of sand at all) without the veering off the road consequences being quite so high!