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

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

  1. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Knowing you it wouldn't even be the pump version would it...slacker....
  2. McKay

    McKay Long timer

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    This is the Friday ride

  3. McKay

    McKay Long timer

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    Thanks, I may take you up on the half gallon. Ill have a set of bottles onboard so I think Im ok. I ALWAYS have a siphon and a twenty though! :lol3

  4. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    SATURDAY BOYS AND GIRLS....He will be there SATURDAY....let the man relax on Friday.....fill some dromedary bags and ride....:deal:lol3
  5. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Pfft...let him relax...

    This is BOB we are talking about, hell he is lucky we even allow him to be in the same hemisphere as us let alone park in the same campground.

    But note he drives a diesel and there is always the chance he will give you that instead of gas, once again this is BOB we are talking about...

    :deal
  6. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    From PSR campground camp, how far is it to the hot springs via the northern pass? Is that doable in a long wheel base P/U?

    Right now it seems as though we do not have a good way of getting a bike out from the hot springs area. I know of one short wheel based vehicle. I hate the idea of sending only one in to get somebody. One is better than none, but late night it is better to have several vehicles.
  7. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    :lol3
  8. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Yes, it's do-able. You have to go out 190 to 136 and north to the 395 to Big Pine, east on Hwy 168 and then south on Saline Valley Road. I'm guessing aproximately 175-200 miles. I would also guess about 12-16 hours round trip. North Pass is not a quick commute to the springs.

    A tow-strap with a bike is more realistic I think, get them to where a truck can get to. I carry a 18' x 1-1/2" nylon strap.
  9. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Based on my trip out there in NOV.
    A truck can get as far as Hunter Mountain.

    After that the washouts would make it nearly impossible for the truck to get through unless it has a winch and anchors to drive into the ground.

    Even then not a good idea.

    Seems like the only way a truck can get to the warm springs is to come in over the north pass.

    Not a good option in my opinion but very doable.
  10. Pointman0853

    Pointman0853 Unregistered Gun Owner

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    Absolutely, why not! Need a guide?...LOL! :deal

    Pointman, White F-250+Featherlite, in the Out Back @PSR

  11. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    As of 2pm...there is a spot left for a big bike on Saturday's Big bike loop...
  12. cliking

    cliking Prospect

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    I have not been to Hunter-Teakettle or the Racetrack so , YES, need a guide. This is a ride I would love to finally do.
  13. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    From Saline Valley Preservation Org:

    1/23/13
    Went in just after New Years and found the highway department took away the road closed sign and put up "high clearance 4wd" sign at north pass turnoff, no problems with my Subaru making it in 2 hours each way - Farmer_Fred[/URL]

    Went out N Pass on 3/15/13. Pass is clear. A few wash-outs but not much of a challenge. Did it in a built Jeep in 1 hr and 45 min. from the springs to the pavement. Encountered an SUV with street tires that had a flat and all he had was a "donut" spare. Temp was over 100 on the valley floor. Looks like there may be some nasty weather this week. Be prepared for wind. The previous week saw gusts up to 65 mph.


    Registered: 03/18/13
    I agree with the post above. I drove out the N Pass yesturday. (3-17) Wash board sucks but a Sedan COULD do it, with a CAREFULL driver.

    2 hours from pavement to Sailene Springs with a 4x4 van. (no 4x required)
  14. ParaMud

    ParaMud Been here awhile

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    I am bringing out the vouchers for an Omni-Cruise. I would bring out the actual product, but Brian is sold out currently. I cant even bring out any to sell.
    http://www.omni-cruise.com/

    More of the product will be available the first week of April.
    (Im not a salesperson for Omni-Cruise just a friend of Brian).

    I do have my personal one if anyone wants to test it out for a day.

    [​IMG]
  15. McKay

    McKay Long timer

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    I'd like to try one Friday and compare it to the cheapy I got of amazon.


  16. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    Small BIG BIKE group? Please elaborate on the type of ride, noob friendly or not?

    RIDE ON!
  17. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    page 1.....listed rides...
  18. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Just look it up on the ride list...

    Ride: Big Bike Steel Pass Challenge
    Lead By: Nowwhat
    On: Saturday
    Max Number of Riders: 10

    Meet: Gas Station (every drop you can squeeze in)
    At: 7:30
    Departs: 7:45

    Description:

    Do you like riding in the dark? Does the idea of miles and miles of rocks make you all warm and fuzzy? Do you laugh and laugh when fellow riders get flat tires and run out of gas? Does 210 miles sound like a trip to the corner market? Do you enjoy all of these things on 400lb Plus twin?
    Then you have found the right place... Saline Valley, The Springs, Eureka Dunes, Crankshaft Junction, The Crater, Teakettle Junction, The Racetrack and Lippencott all in one ride....
  19. FYYFF

    FYYFF Forever young...

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    If Mike is in it, it is never noob friendly...
    Never forget this... :evil
  20. fishwhisperer

    fishwhisperer Adventurer

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    Punch list complete (not bad for noob?)...

    swapped ds tires for knobbies
    replaced slave piston and o ring (the clutch just s*** the bed)
    changed the oil
    replaced bent steering risers
    new air filter
    1" lowering links
    spring preload adjustment
    lowered forks
    registered trailer
    fixed trailer lights
    new helmet
    new pressure suit
    new klim pants
    LOTS OF BEER

    I guess I'm ready. Leaving pre-dawn. Bring it. :D