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

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

  1. heirhead

    heirhead Been here awhile

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    How do I pay?

    Thanks,

    Heirhead
  2. KaptSlo

    KaptSlo www.DirtBikeStuff.net

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    Rob Watt, owner of TrailMaster Adventure Gear in Monument, CO (http://<WBR>trailmasteradventures.com) has come through again with:

    FOUR Changing Mats!

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    The Changing Mat is a lightweight folding mat that will keep your wheel out of the dirt when changing a flat. The pocket it packs into becomes a temporary storage place to keep all the small parts, like your axle nut, value stem or tools when doing a tire change. It will keep your socks clean when changing out of your riding gear. It serves as a door mat when getting in and out of your tent. Use it for a food prep station when you don't have a picnic Mat. Only your imagination will limit the many ways you can use The Changing Mat.

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  3. KaptSlo

    KaptSlo www.DirtBikeStuff.net

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    Come on dude, I'm not Harry bleeping Potter!

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  4. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    this is one practical product. a few times we were on the desert and had a flat, wish we had this. the pesty fine sand will get to your wheel bearings. think of mud too.

    no, never thought of it for being a handy tent mat. great idea for sure. can be used to prop my sleeping bag pillow too.

    :thumb:thumb for being inexpensive and with unlimited use.

    thank you again bill.
  5. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    overnight, i received 3 payments.

    THE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!.....:deal

    your participation especially if you're a noobie is great, but we have to focus on the planning.

    every time someone pays with no information - that eats up my time and wearing us out. i know you PPs don't want to read, neither we.

    PLEASE READ PAGE 1...:deal

    only then you don't find the answer - SEND ME A PM (i still have 134 unread PMs).

    EDITED: there are 10 spots on the waiting list. paypal will put you on the list + $20 DONATION TO RIDER DOWN FOUNDATION
  6. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    thanks for all the support gs.

    good place to practice is indian ranch road to ballarat.

    or if you're riding in from trona, make a right to ballarat and go north via indian ranch road. you get your dose of dirt on your way to the campground.

    people asking me if i will lead a group ride. no specific plan yet since i have to be back at the campground before 5pm to prep dinner.
  7. headstaller

    headstaller Been here awhile

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    GS.. I am planning to ride up in the morning. Perhaps we can team up in the afternoon for a run like Joel describe??

  8. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    I'm sure it can be arranged.

    Closer to the event I'll go over some maps with Joel and my buddy's suggestions and plot a route.
  9. advFord

    advFord Been here awhile

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    This trip will be my first time to DV. I have Continental TKC 80's on my BMW 650 XC. Will those be fine for this trip? I recently bought the bike used and these were on it.

    Thanks!
  10. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Those will be fine. Just make sure they have enough miles left in them before you leave. All of the riding in Death Valley is pretty rough on tires.
  11. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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  12. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    :rofl
    not sure if I should reply with a :shog or a :D or :gdog
    but I will say that we all had a good time
    I don't often have the pleasure of riding with many people that bust into celebration when they crash :lol3


    I need to find the video that Justin took that Herrhelmet posted for me
    where we can here you screaming victoriously about making it to the top
    too bad your bike popped into neutral and you fell over
    its on my home computer and I have not been home all month and will be gone Feb also

    can't wait til March

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    EDIT: found it
    you rock Nicole !

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  13. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    Joel,

    You probably don't need it but just in case I have a large Coleman propane stove. It's a three burner guide series with two 10,000 btu burners and one 15,000.

    I'm pretty set on driving in now. If I don't finish(or start :rofl) in time a generous member has offered his.
  14. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    geoff....we may need the 3 burner stove, will let you know in a few days.

    big favor - lots of people are riding in and good chance many of them will not be able to bring a camp chair. if you're trucking, please bring an extra chair or two to share. thanks.
  15. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    I am bringing my commercial two burner as well....
  16. sopascat

    sopascat aka "DevilCat"

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    If you need, you can borrow one of both of our 3 burner stoves. But I'm riding in, so somebody else would need to transport them
  17. pinocono

    pinocono Husky Dü

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    Here's what I'll be bringing:
    EZ-UP
    Full size folding table
    2 burner Coleman Stove (& coffee)
    Large cooler or 2
    Hand full of camp chairs

    Anybody in the western Ventura County area that is riding up and would like some gear hauled, feel free to PM me.

    Dave
  18. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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  19. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    thanks jim, cathy and dave.

    i will know within a week if we will need the stoves for sure. i am bringing the 3-burner stove too and a gridle. i think cathy has the gridle too.

    keith thanks for the campchairs too, that will make a lot of people happy.
  20. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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