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

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  1. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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  2. heirhead

    heirhead Been here awhile

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    Nice one.
    Good idea Cowgirl, put this pic on KLR.net, get them to the curb and they will be gone by the morning.
    Would take the one at the top but to chort.
    Labreya tire pits, good one aztom.

    Heirhead
  3. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Sorry for the misspell on Labrea. I only lived around there for 50 years:D
  4. Blaise W

    Blaise W Been here awhile

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    What are the chances of getting the route/point to point distances posted again? My Mapsource is still down, but I'm working on it.
  5. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    from 2 years ago. ymmv. anyone who has better info, pls. post up.

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    MILESTONES

    PSR - BALLARAT..................... 30 MILES, 50% PAVEMENT/ 50% EASY DIRT

    BALLARAT - GOLER................ 16 MILES EASY DIRT

    GOLER - CABINS..................... 11 MILES DIRT

    CABINS - FURNACE CREEK..... 54 MILES, 80% DIRT

    FURNACE CREEK - PSR.......... 56 MILES PAVEMENT

    PSR - STOVEPIPE................... 31 MILES PAVEMENT

    PSR - CHOLORIDE TURNOFF.. 65 MILES PAVEMENT

    CHLORIDE TRAIL.................... 17 MILES DIRT

    END OF CHLORIDE - BEATTY.. 7 MILES PAVEMENT

    BEATTY - END OF TITUS......... 33 MILES 90% DIRT

    END OF TITUS - STOVEPIPE... 22 MILES PAVEMENT

    END OF TITUS - PSR............... 53 MILES PAVEMENT


    PSR-SALINE-HOT SPRING.......67 MILES 90% DIRT



    Locations to make emergency phone calls from

    Cell Phone Reception OR Land lines


    Panamint Springs Resort + WiFi
    Stovepipe Wells Village
    Furnace Creek
    Scottys Castle
    Beatty

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    Reported Cell reception @

    Dantes View
    Top of Lippencott AT&T
    Top of Steel Pass SPRINT
    Warm Springs AT&T
    Hwy 394 @ Ca Nv border (Chloride cliffs Bypass turn off) AT&T
  6. headstaller

    headstaller Been here awhile

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  7. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    chu, thanks.

    anyone who has a color plotter 11 x 17 this will make a very good handy map.

    the ranger stations also have good backcountry maps. when you stop to pay the park fee, grab a copy. you could also use the vending machine to pay.

    since i like going to the national parks, i got myself an annual fee for $80. passenger gets in free, or in some places another motorcyclist.

    to encourage everyone to pay the park fee, we will have a special raffle and if your name is called, you have to show your park fee stub or annual pass.
  8. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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  9. heirhead

    heirhead Been here awhile

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    Hello Joel.

    Thanks again for getting Zach and I in. Looking forward to the ride.
    What are the chances of a guest from Idaho in small Toyota truck with xt225 joining us?
    Can even share my tent if need be. No, not that there is anything wrong with it.
    If wanted to stay Wed night would that be through you or PSR?

    Sorry for the questions as I know you're busy,

    Heirhead
  10. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Tom Harrison maps is pretty much universally accepted as a great resource for outdoor maps. Very detailed, printed on tyvek so they're waterproof, and not too expensive: http://www.tomharrisonmaps.com
    Go to the order page and scroll down for 'Death Valley'.

    At least you can discern the names of the variouls attractions and points of interest.

    [​IMG]
  11. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    idaho.....:clap

    it should be no problem. send a PM to ersin (fyyff) with the codes and other details he can provide.

    a small donation to Rider Down Foundation will be included in the fee for late registrants.

    thanks,


    EDITED: THE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED, WE WILL HAVE ROOM FOR LATE REGISTRANTS ONLY WHEN SOMEONE BAILS OUT.

    mikebrat bailed out, so idaho rider is IN (pending payments).
  12. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Thanks Joel for the awsome video!!
  13. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Tires gone.
  14. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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  15. WallyWhirled

    WallyWhirled Been here awhile

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    I didn't sign up for this event.

    FYYFF, can I ride with you on the DV DOODs ride again? :wink:
  16. GeckoRider

    GeckoRider Been here awhile

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    Have to get in on this another date. Have fun!
  17. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    you know you want to ride....:D

    death valley is the place to ride this winter and spring.
  18. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    FYI for anybody else who loves their old (cheap) GPS as much as I do I'm working on truncating all the waypoint names down to eight characters. I'll share the work for anybody who needs.

    Also since I'll have the Jeep I will have my navigation laptop with me, it's a pretty simple setup but if you want to dump / load waypoints stop by, you'll need the cable for your GPS.


    Amazing what I can accomplish while babysitting furniture installers.
  19. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    A note on comms...


    It is confirmed that I will be supplying a simplex repeater for the event. It's not the most elegant device but should help in keeping the groups in contact.

    For the support folks in camp I'd suggest getting your technician class license if you don't already have one. Go to www.qrz.com and take the practice tests until you pass consistently. There is still time to do this!

    For those in cars
    A budget 65W radio can be found here
    If you get this one I can help you program it in camp.

    Motorcyclists!
    Handheld is what you want. Personally I'd get a dual band radio.
    This cheap Chicom radio seems to be decent for a throw-away price, I'd get an antenna like this though.
    For more you can get a reputable brand like this. You'll still want an antenna like this though (note this is a different antenna than the last radio).

    Car folks can use the handhelds too. If we're able to place the repeater in a good spot 5W should do it, if you think you'll be doing support often though I'd consider a full power radio.


    If anybody has any questions feel free to ask. I may not know the answers as I'm not really all that heavy into the radio thing, I just use them a lot in the backcountry.
  20. BogeyMan

    BogeyMan Been here awhile

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    I have one of these lying around... will this work?