nOObs Rally End of March Madness 2012 Ride Report

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by airborndad, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    Joel AKA h8chains has asked me to start the ride report for this year's nOObs rALLy end of march madness 2012

    Due to time constraints I'm starting this thread quite a few days early.


    Copied from a h8chains report alooooong time ago this pretty much sums it up

    Joel puts a lot of heart and hard work into making this a really great ride for nOObs and Non nOObs and we are all grateful :clap


    The un-organized and slightly organized group rides will begin on Thursday, March 29th.

    Some of the inmates are already on their way to DV. Planning to arrive Tuesday or Wednesday
    however the vast majority will arrive Thursday and Friday and stay til Sunday with a few hanging out til Monday
    Inmates are on their way south,some all the way from British Columbia, Washington, Northern and Central California and Nevada, some even coming all the way from Texas and a few of the adventurers will be heading North from Southern California and Arizona over the next couple of days - all heading towards the Panamint Springs Resort & Campground in Death Valley California.

    A new record of over 160 inmates have signed up & will be gathering for this un-organized non-event.
    Sorry NO ROOM for any more

    A BIG FAT HUGE THANKS to h8chains once again for doing his best to herd the noobs and not so noob riders involved ,
    and for gathering all the Great Raffle prizes from the awesome people and companies that donated them for Saturday nights festivities

    and another BIG THANKS to Rob.G for developing last year and fine tuning for this year the Ride sign up site http://dvrides.advexplorers.com/
    also thanks to all the ride leaders who volunteered to help lead rides for the nOObs


    And one last BIG THANKS to Riddler990 and Wichita Dry goods - Offenhauser, Hollywood Hot Rods, LA Speed Shop and Wichita Dry Goods Apparel for the killer Tshirts

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  2. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    Wednesday you'll start seeing some quality pictures starting to flow in from wi-fi I Phones and some lap tops :d
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  3. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    for future use :evil
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  4. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    awesome keith...thanks for taking the task. each year we all take turns, and keith is due this year....:clap
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  6. liorsmotoride

    liorsmotoride Lior's moto ride

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    Moshe and me home safe we had great weekend thank you guys and specially joel
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  7. MNCherryinCA

    MNCherryinCA KTM Noob

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    Lior,
    Thanks again for getting the bike running. It ran great until today when my clutch faded. I should be able to bleed it and be good to go. I can do that when i change the oil.
    Bob
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  8. motok

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    Restroom with a great view.
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    Diego and Eric taking pictures.
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    Solar flares above Fudgypup
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    Thats all I could take before I broke my leg. :)
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  9. MNCherryinCA

    MNCherryinCA KTM Noob

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    BigTodd and I went for a warmup ride Friday afternoon. GOOD WARMUP!

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    Found this cabin...not sure what it was, but cool anyway...
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    Got back to camp to drink beer!

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  10. MNCherryinCA

    MNCherryinCA KTM Noob

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    Thanks a lot to Tim for leading an AWESOME RIDE Saturday! Here are some of my pics.

    First we went to Chloride Cliffs. Tim was a little pissed at me for riding so slow and tried to push me over the cliff, but BigTodd came to the rescue and settled Tim down...

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    Later we went to lunch in Beatty and Rhyolite and on to Titus Canyon. Titus was unbelievable!

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    BigTOAD stole some kid's bike in Titus and did a sweet jump off a cliff!

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    Here's BigTodd and Luv2race taking a break in Titus.

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    These pics don't show anywhere near how awesome this ride was. Thanks to Tbarstow for leading and Luv2race, BigTodd, BigToad, and Macadamia for a great group.:clap:clap:clap
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  11. FYYFF

    FYYFF Forever young...

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  12. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    MnCherry - you weren't the holding things up, you rode at a pace that allowed you to enjoy a good ride without crashing. You did great with the route to Chloride Cliffs!

    Todd on the way to Chloride Cliffs:

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    Todd and Bob navigated the one hard turn on the way to Chloride:

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    Luv2Race on the 990:

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    Luv2Race before he chickened out on the sweet jump at the top of Chloride:

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    Macadamia and Todd headed out to Beatty:

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    Todd and BigTodd:

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    MnCherry:

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    Luv2Race with the salute:

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    Hanging out and catching some rays on my new couch:

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    Landing the first sweet jump:

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    Starting the second sweet jump:

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    That night, I played around with some long exposure shots around camp:

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    Jon and Amber's cool Triumph Tiger:

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    Sopascat's V-Strom:

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    Hotmammandme's Ural Side Car:

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    Random 1200GS:

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    BMW Dakar and the SoCalTeardrops trailer:

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    The broken KTM:

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    Big thanks to Espi for trucking fuel and beer to the Saline Valley Hot Springs:

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  13. FYYFF

    FYYFF Forever young...

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    I didn't want to keep you waiting for this. Joel is riding down the Golar steps, in one piece... :clap

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  14. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

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    Joel and Ersin before heading down the Goler steps...

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  15. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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  16. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    So this year the planned trips both out and while there got thrown to the four winds once the ride actually got started.

    Met up Thursday morning with Luv2Race in Glendora. We headed out and decided to mix things up a bit on the way out so we started our ride with a quick jaunt up

    Cleghorn to get around the Cohon Pass, avoiding the 15 stretch through the pass. This got us warmed up and was a good shake down ride for him since this was his first time taking the 990 out fully loaded with gear for the weekend.

    Here we had just come out on 138 to take a break.

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    Originally we were planning to take the escape route on our way into camp but circumstances prevented that from happening so we just continued up the road after getting back to pavement and continued on our way to Camp. We rolled into camp around 3:30 and set about setting up camp.

    I was bunking with RobG but he was nowhere to be found (there is a story here) and the RV was locked. Meanwhile I kept hearing this whining sound coming from the tent next to his RV. Turned out Joe was locked in the tent and it was getting hot in there. I let him out and took the poor guy across the street for a drink and to get some shade. The owner what no-where to be found (remember the story I mentioned well it plays into this situation).

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    So I just lounged around camp and waited for Rob to return...
    and waited...and waited..till about 8:30

    It was then determined that Rob was out on a ride with Cowgirl and Macadamia, and Macadamia had not mover for 1.5 hours, at the base of Lippencott on Saline Valley. It was then determined that we had to go investigate so two trucks were deployed.

    Bob (lonestar2112), Dave (DSM8), and John (JNYRAV)

    It took two hours to get to his location, passing Rob and Cowgirl on the way in they told us he was waiting and so we just kept going. Finally found his and the bike, turned out it was a loose positive batt cable

    Bike loaded in the truck (photo thanks to Macadamia)

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    The drive out was brutal we finally got back to camp after 2:30 by that time I had been up almost 20 hours. This contributed to the breakdown of plans for the ride on

    Friday.

    Next morning saw the aftermath of the ride on Cowgirls bike....:huh

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    FRIDAY LOOP

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    So woke up on Friday after a very long day and short night of sleep. I was beat and Rob was too from being out riding all day as well. He got back at 1:30. Since the original plan for that day was going to be a 250 mile ride we decided instead to do the Escape route which was the original plan when coming in on Friday.

    Luv2Race, RobG and I headed out bout 10:30 and rode down to Trona to pick up the entry point for the ride, the plan was Escape route, Ballarat, Charcole Kilns to the top then back to camp.

    Here are the three of us getting started on the loop...

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    RobG scoping out the ride ahead.

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    While along the way to Ballarat the O2 sensor plug blew out on the header pipe of the bike so out in the middle of the sand wash we had to implement a repair, I don't have any pics but I know a few will be coming, it was a real bitch and due to the hole facing the inside of the tank, running it without the plug was not an option, it would have melted the gas tank.

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    We then decided to head out to Telescope peak past the Kilns. Easy ride on dirt the to Wildrose. Not much excitement but it was a good way to end the ride.

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    At that altitude hiking took its toll.

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    But the view was worth it.

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    We stopped at the kilns for obligatory photos.

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    So we get back to camp in time to catch the natives gettin frisky and a riding presentation was taking place as well.

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    Then people lined up for dinner

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    Ended the evening with a great view...good way to end day 1

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    SATURDAY LOOP

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    Next day the plan was Hunter Mountain - Racetrack - Lippencott

    Part way up there was a get off the rider was luckily unhurt but had a pretty good blow to the elbow which put him out of commission he decided to be safe and turned back to camp.

    Tank pretty good indicator of the hit he took.

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    The crew:

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    RobG (Robert) KLX250 (not in pic)
    Lonestar2112 (Bob) XR650L
    RWG65 (Ron) XR400
    Dainbramage (Dain) DRZ400
    Azsimpson (Christer) WR250
    Big dude in jacket is Steve don't know his screen name, he was on the Beta.


    Coming up Saline Valley this was the fun part flat and fast.

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    Hit some pretty good mud holes up on top of the mountain..

    No one was willing to try riding through it though...

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    We made a side trip to the cabin.

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    There was some bear marks on a tree as well

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    From there we went out to tea kettle junction. Found the infamous silt bed.

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    Everyone made it through...for the most part (fall was not riding related).

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    The junction

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    And where did this come from?

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    We headed out to the race track, wind was so bad we had a dust brown out for a good distance while riding past the grand stand. We stopped on the far side to get some pics of the racing rocks.

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    From there we headed out to Lippencott. Myself and another rider went ahead and after a while were wondering what was taking them so long. Turned out one of the ADV folk showed up in a truck after we left and they had a beer. And didn't even think to bring one back for either of us...bastards..

    Lippencott..

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    Made in back to camp in time for dinner and raffle. The wind was really picking up and it got damn cold. No pics of that part of the evening, battery was dead in the camera by then.

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  17. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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  18. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    RobG (Robert) KLX250 (not in pic)
    Lonestar2112 (Bob) XR650L
    RWG65 (Ron) XR400
    Dainbramage (Dain) DRZ400
    Azsimpson (Christer) WR250
    Big dude in jacket is Jeff don't know his screen name, jendean he was on the Beta 520.

    Fixt :freaky
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  19. Clydascope

    Clydascope What's Inyo Belly?

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    never made it to panamint springs but ran into this gang of n00bs on hunter mountain road

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  20. fudgypup

    fudgypup Banned

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    I'll have more later but wanted to put up this video of our ride that Lost Rider led us on yesterday (Sunday).

    We headed out of PSR at about 9:15 and went down the east side of the dry lake in Panamint Valley headed towards Ballarat. Lots of fun terrain including some deep sand here and there, which everyone seemed to manage okay with a little bit of help.

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