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

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  1. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    We do. We'll have an order page like before. Riddler is the rally shirt man. :thumb
    And I think we have a new designer in our midst.


    :freaky
  2. advFord

    advFord Been here awhile

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    Looks like the noob group rides for Saturday and Sunday are Full. Will any ride leaders take more than 12 riders?
    I'd sign up to lead a new one but given I'm a noob without gps and it's first time to DV, i probably should follow someone else. :-)

    I'll keep checking the ride sign up page.
  3. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    I am sure plenty of rides will come up as we get closer.
  4. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    d, if you lead a group on sat and sunday - the spell will go away.....:D


    calling dv vets.....give one day of the year to the noobs.


    :nod

    thanks chris, diego sent me the artwork and need to send it over to jon. awesome design. we'll have short and long sleeves.
  5. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Which ride(s) are you interested in? And for any other peeps that are coming out...tell us what's full that you want to get on and we'll figure out how to add the ride. All it takes is a couple of experienced riders in the group to split them and take a smaller group. They can still meet up at the destinations.

    I'm thinking of doing an early run one of the days to Wild Rose and the Kilns. It's a good one to do Sunday before heading home.

    I would also like to take my noob buddy to Titus Canyon so we'll probly do that Friday. If there's a full ride on that loop we can make another.


    If South Pass is snowed over we'll be doing alternates to Ballerat, over Mengal. Or do a road ride to Scotty's, stop at Ubehebe Crater on the way.
    Speaking of which, do we have road bikes coming up that are doing a tour of DV on the roads?
  6. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    A group with too many noobs and not enough experienced riders can very quickly bring a ride to a standstill, and that's with having no issues with bikes.

    If you are an experienced rider, us ride leaders will ask you to step up and ride sweep, help shepard some noobs, or in the event of something bad happening, to get the rest of the group moving and back to civilization.

    For example, I know my Campwheretheheckahwee ride for Saturday has a couple of experienced guys coming along, one has already volunteered to sweep, the other will help doing some sheep herding, but to load each of us up with more than 3 noobs at a time can be too much, especially if there is a noob that thinks the sweep is there to be a personal valet.

    As Nowhat mentioned before, don't discount the hangover factor keeping riders in camp after rides have left.
  7. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    What?! This never happens... :D
  8. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    some asshole keeps bringing Tequila by the case to this event....
  9. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    I have yet to lead a group with more than 10% of the riders that actually signed up for the ride.:lol3
  10. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    :lol3 Thank goodness Joel is making this year's event alcohol free. So refreshing...
  11. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Fixed
  12. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    OK I signed up for the Goler Wash ride on Friday. I really better pay attention to Jimmy on Wednesday!
  13. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    OMG Tim... you make a good point.

    We need some more ride leaders. :fpalm
  14. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    That will make life easier. Keep in mind that we are going UP the boulder field and DOWN Goler Wash. I was there a couple of months ago and the steps in Goler were buried, but there was a lot more sand.
  15. Mr. G

    Mr. G Normal Dude

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    Goler changes so much year to year. Several years back I was doing it in my Land Cruiser and came across an E. Clampus Vitus bunch going through with stock height crew-cab diesel pickups. We passed them while they were fixing a flat but they caught up at Barker Ranch.

    It can change week to week if a bunch of 4 wheelers go through and pile rocks at all the ledges.
  16. Mr. G

    Mr. G Normal Dude

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    :cry :cry :cry :cry

    Prohibition is on ..... have to make some Bathtub Gin
  17. J Lewis

    J Lewis Numb Nuts

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    An FYI,
    We have six signed up for the Wed, March 27th class and there are seven riders that I believe are attending the rally signed up for the weekend previous, March 23,24.

    Joel, sorry I missed you at KOM but I was running around with my head at max bandwidth. Maybe a little like you at the Noob Rally or seeing 133 PMs!?!

    When I slow down a bit I'll get to answering and helping with riding questions a little closer to the event!

    JIMMY
  18. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    A few years back I was sitting around a campfire with a few riding buddies and I commented that I had been carrying tubes and tools for over 15 years and had never had to change a flat on the trail.......I changed 3 flats on the trail the next day.



    I remember the seventies and even into the eighties, it was unusual for a group of guys to ride for even 2 or 3 hours without having to fix something. Those memories cause us more experienced riders (old farts) to pack way too much shit when we go somewhere.
  19. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    Terrific :clap This should be a fun class :D
  20. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    If I get real energetic I'll bring my portable tire changer......well, portable means it fits in the truck :lol3