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

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

  1. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    yes, it is. wish we can move it, but tradition won't let us do it. also, doing it on earlier part of march, we risk getting rain and snow; moving it into april will put a small gap between this and other events.

    there are people who expressed not being able to attend. really i felt sorry cuz they love to come and we enjoy riding with them. tough one....:cry
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  2. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    That's correct. There was some discussion about the dates because of that, but in the end the pros of keeping it on these dates outweighed the cons.
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  3. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    yeah, riding IN and wish i can (done it couple of years). i have lots of stuff to bring to the event.

    as always, we'll have incentives for all participants riding IN....:ricky they also get the preferred camping area in the trees. many of them have good shade.


    ersin will be helping me set up the camping arrangement. the campground can accommodate 150 people easy. if he's reading this, he can post the campground layout on his first post (page 1 - post #4) to give you ideas what the place looks like.

    there are 12 rv full hook up sites. we have joel, jon, john catalina38, seth, jeepdude65, crankytony, and beatsworking; that leaves 5 spots available and we're taking dibs.

    those who prefer to sleep on a real bed in a heated room, there's the panamint springs motel. we reserved a block and i think only a few rooms left. not sure, could be 3 or 5. if you want one, send me a PM for details.
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  4. LuluOfDenver

    LuluOfDenver The peanut gallery.

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    Well Joel, since you make the haul out to join us for RMAR, I'm putting this on my calendar for 2013. I got a new truck, so I just need to pick up a trailer. Would love to ride in, but riding over the Rockies can be sketchy that time of year. Then again, maybe I'll just try studding my tires....

    Learned my lesson from Ophir, and will def have knobbies on for these off road weekends! I love Death Valley and can't wait to work on those off-road skills a bit more. Maybe by the end of next summer I won't feel like such a noob anymore.
    :clap
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  5. DirtFarmer

    DirtFarmer Has anyone seen my mother

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    Anyone lurking this thread from back east, this is the route that I would probably take. I have not made my decision to go, but having someone to share the driving and the expense would make it easier.

    [​IMG]

    I have room for one extra bike and one person. PM me if interested.
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  6. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    :y0! IN X 3

    airborndad - Thurs-Sat Truck & Trailer all dinners XT 225
    Justin ..- Thurs-Sat driving in with me all dinners XT 225
    Thrasher (nOOb).- Thurs-Sat Truck all dinners DRZ 400

    Edit: have to bail Sunday morning super super early

    THANKS JOEL :raabia

    :lol3

    :freaky
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  7. DoWorkSon

    DoWorkSon Been here awhile

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    Put me in with a tentative +1 non advrider member..

    F800GS and a KTM650

    Will ride in/camp

    And, will be riding in from Sacramento area if anyone local/bay area wants to meet up and head down together
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  8. r3r3r

    r3r3r Wildebeast

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    Welcome to ADV!

    If you are a n00b and plan on riding in from LA, you might want to meet up with some others making the trek (for safety/route planning/etc.).

    Alternatively, you might want to see if someone has space in a truck/trailer for you and your bike, or if someone can haul your camping gear (if you are riding in). Either of those options may work better for you - the hotel rooms tend fill up pretty quick (contact Joel/NSFW soon if you want one).
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  9. XR BADGER

    XR BADGER Adventurer

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    nOOb for sure, and thanks for the help. Once I can nail down the time, I will line up the logistics for what looks like a great ADV ride. All the help is greatly appreciated.
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  10. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    Hi XRBad :evil

    Regarding a room, Panamint has a limited number available. The Rally has them all reserved so you have to let us know you want one and then you call up to PSR and put your CC reservation in. They won't last much longer is the bad news, but if you want to ride and need camping gear hauled up, a number of inmates will be trucking from the SF Valley area and can haul stuff for a slight fee :lol3 Usually cold and wet brews cover that..

    Spafxer
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  11. dirtmech

    dirtmech Adventurer

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    What the hell we doing here??
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  12. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    All Right ! The first of the Colorado Contingent to come on board... You'll do just fine on these rides.. Just bring lots of fuel, the distances can be large. (and remove the large metal panniers for safety)

    Let us know if you'll be tenting or what when you get a chance.

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  13. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    Good on you guys for making the event something more than just a ride. I am thrilled with the trend to fund-raise to keep our right to ride the areas we love.

    I gotta tell you....Death Valley is on my short list. I would love to do this ride, but am tied up the very next weekend on the.......

    RMAR Kokopelli/Moab Ride

    This is a popular time to ride those areas that are blisteringly hot, 6 months out of the year.

    Actually, I am thinking about heading out there the middle of February with the wife on a 2-up Adventure Ride.

    ...
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  14. luv2race

    luv2race Confused

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    IN, room reserved, Thurs-Sun, not sure yet on the grub but I'll let you know. I'm gettin old :gerg so as of now I'll drive the truck with the DR in the back, but I may end up riding the 990.
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  15. LuluOfDenver

    LuluOfDenver The peanut gallery.

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    Gotta get the Colorado crew out to see how awesome Death Valley is! Fuel range is no problem and I'll no doubt be tenting, but don't know if I'll try to hook up and come in with someone.

    And I'm NOT the girl who rode with the gigantic panniers!! All I ride with is my tank bag--Jesse bags were on the OTHER girl's bike. People keep mixing us up :cry
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  16. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    Joel,

    I will be there with Dainbramage, RWG65 and most likely ScottP. We will be trucking/riding in and need a tent space for three tents.

    Arrival Thursday depart on Sunday. We are in for SOS dinner and will do separate meals the rest of the time.
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  17. 4STAR

    4STAR Adventurer

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    JUST FOUND THIS AND MAY CONSIDER GOING. LONG HAUL FROM IOWA BUT MAY GO IF I CAN SHARE A RIDE. I have V-strom 1000
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  18. nwemerys

    nwemerys Adventurer

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    Looks great, I missed last years. Count me in: riding, tent camping, meals. Thanks!
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  19. Shockdoc

    Shockdoc Adventurer

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    In x2.. Thu-Sun, truck in, 450x/KTM 530, PMed Joel on rooms.
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  20. chrish4ku

    chrish4ku Been here awhile

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    Jesus arose out of the desert and said thou shalt ride on the day of my resurrection. (and ride in the desert if that works) and thou shalt turn water into wine (and beer if you must).

    That is my vision as a good Christian.

    I might be IN this time.
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