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

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

  1. BogeyMan

    BogeyMan Been here awhile

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    Thanks to both r3r3r and the original author for posting those up. For someone like me, who has never been to DV, that really helps paint a picture.
  2. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Just got back from DV...

    Goler/Mengel is a graded dirt road. If you can ride pea-gravel you can ride it this year.

    South Pass is clear of snow. Some of the damage has been repaired... a decent rider could get a bike 2-up through it.

    Saline Valley Rd is in good shape but there are a few washouts that you should slow down for.

    Steele Pass is as easy as I have ever seen it.

    Echo Canyon is also as easy as I have seen it.
  3. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

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    Thanks for the update Aaron.
  4. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    I watched the video's & now I read this & am really confused:huh:huh:lol3
  5. M1Jeep

    M1Jeep Long timer

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    +1
  6. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    Well with some luck it will get more tore up before we get there....
  7. Blaise W

    Blaise W Been here awhile

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    Just dropped one ride to sign up for Osborne Cabin with Browneye. Haven't been there yet, so it's time! This is coming on fast so it's time to get some tires spooned on and gear together! I'm stopping in Las Vegas to get a Dynojet PCV on my TE630 and will be anxious to try it out! :evil
  8. ixab

    ixab just Aaron, really

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    Let's hope so. I was looking forward picking up some bits of shattered hopes on the Mengle step. Sounds like it's Multistrada worthy now. :rofl
  9. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    It is.
  10. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention... watch out for the rocks on Saline Valley Road.

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  11. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    :eek1 :huh :eek1



    I've never seen so many TyWraps attack a wheel like that before :lol3


    What speed does it take to do that damage ? Theoretically of course... :lol3




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  12. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    I would think your speed would need to be 60-70mph... but that's just a guess. :norton
  13. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Above the warm springs... headed into Steele Pass:

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  14. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    That's not a dent, that is a "easy tire lever insertion point."
  15. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    Just a scratch....
  16. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Most of the higher elevations are 6-7K feet. There are rides higher but unless you seek out the highest elevations you'll be good. The Salt Trams are at 9200' but I'm not aware of much that is higher. For Saline Valley, South Pass is 6800 and North Pass is 7500. That's where low snow levels can leave you stuck in Saline Valley. We had snow at Hunter Cabin in November and was kinda scary, didn' t know if it was going to quit or get worse. Luckily it quit.

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  17. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    That will buff out...no problem. :thumb

    Ziptie effect is cool.
  18. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Very cool photo. :thumb
  19. Lost Rider

    Lost Rider Roadie

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    Olancha Dunes is loaded big bike with street tires friendly and a few spots still open in the ride on Friday. :evil

    Perfect place to play in the sandbox.


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    To start my propaganda media blitz getting ready for DV, here's a short video of ours.


    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/57427638?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="1279" height="719" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/57427638">Lost in Death Valley 2013</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/lostrider">Lost Rider</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  20. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    Cool!