nOOb vaLLey raLLy - November 7th-9th 2008

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Redbull Addict, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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    Hi folks,

    It's coming up on the one year anniversary of last years nOOb vaLLey raLLy.

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    I'm hoping to get some opinions on trails in order to plan the 2008 version. I think the format will be the same in that we will provide GPS tracks to all the trails. So you better have a GPS or a friend that has one and is slower than you. Hopefully we can add some new trails this year.

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    The premise behind the trip is noobs banning together and exploring the remote trails of Death Valley. Expect the speeds to be fairly slow but there will probably be a fast group also...there always is....

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    I've been exploring the area for years and still have more to discover but i can share what I've found so far.

    The dates are November 7th-9th.

    I expect the temps in the lowest elevations to be around the mid to high 70's in the November timeframe.

    For camping, we have settled on Stovepipe Wells this time.

    Cost = A big fat zero, no one is making any money on this. This is strictly a bunch of folks getting together nothing commercial about it.

    Let's start thinking about routes too. We hit most of the popular trails last time and we may keep some of them but it would be nice to keep it fresh.

    The current list of attendees. (as of 8/14)
    1. Redbull Addict
    2. h8chains
    3. RiverRat
    4. Spafxer
    5. Stu Cazzo
    6. Dave Bro - not confirmed
    7. Nugget
    8. Jackanory
    9. Nowwhat
    10. 2old2race
    11. Benjava - not confirmed
    12. Razr
    13. Richard Bryant - not confirmed
    14. Nixels
    15. Snow4aaron
    16. reBARman
    17. WindRat - not confirmed
    18. Trailtrick - not confirmed
    19. Tahoeacr
    20. Big John Bundy

    A couple of weeks before the event I will email the participants the GPS routes.
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  2. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Thanks for the 1st one....and here comes the 2nd!

    I'm good for mid October or the 1st week of November...cooler weather and best part, I'm in town.
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  4. RiverRat

    RiverRat Endless Chores

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    In!
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  5. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    Most any date is fine.
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  6. verboten1

    verboten1 nein

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    I think you should move death valley a little farther east so I have time to go ;)
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  7. STU CAZZO

    STU CAZZO Been here awhile

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    Add One More!!!
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  8. DaveBro

    DaveBro Long timer

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    Fast group? That was my problem -- I was looking for the stupid group. :lol3

    November is better for me. October's gonna be nuts.

    In (I hope)!
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  9. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    RR, last year I was a totaly nOOb and was scratching my :confused and wondering why a good rider like you prefer being in the kitchen, I just could not get it until I found out what the word "sweep" means.

    Do you still remember how many times you helped me picked up my bike?....starting from K-mart....hahahahaha...

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    You did the nOObs a great service! :bow , this year you could hang out with brokenspoke and others...let someone else fill in the void.

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  10. hahmule

    hahmule Balding Gloriously

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    Thanks for doing this. I'm Ok with either month as long as there is enough lead time to request time off work.

    Riding up there on my TE 610 would be a bit of a chore. Maybe some of us socal riders can truck pool up there and save a few $$ on gas. Have Chevy full size, but no trailer. :ear
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  11. hennikerjd

    hennikerjd I am Jack's wasted life

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    This looks like fun. I just moved here from NH, I'll have to get in some dirt miles on the Tiger (that beast is no KDX!).
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  12. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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    OK, if we're going to make it November because of YOU, then I need a bit more confidence about your attendance! :deal :lol3
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  13. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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    unless anyone has any great objections, I'm going to try and manage this to about 20 riders. Looks like we have our first six or seven already.
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  14. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    As far as 20 riders....we can always have an A group and a B group...as an Example I will be staying in a motel...so the B group may be the others like me?.....
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  15. 2old2race

    2old2race I wana ride

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    IN! bring'in the KLR :rilla
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  16. 2old2race

    2old2race I wana ride

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    PUSSY, I know, clean pussy.....................:evil
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  17. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    Can't believe it going to be a year already. Last years report got me into this regional forum. I wont be able to make this years ride. But it sure is looking good for 09. I should have a DS bike in April or March of 09. Have fun you ff's. Ben
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  18. 2old2race

    2old2race I wana ride

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    XR?
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  19. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    nw gets to change his underwear everyday, while we get to turn ours inside out! :fitz

    i don't even think there's a motel at or near panamint springs?

    this is going to be fun.....and here's what i have in mind
    fri - goler and mengel :ricky
    sat - saline valley :ricky
    sun - titus canyon, ryolite :ricky

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  20. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    1st choice Dr650. 2nd. xr650. 3rd. ktm 640. Once the cash starts coming together I will narrow it down. Ben
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