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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by isaac004, Mar 22, 2015.
Shucks, Geoff, I'd follow you anywhere.
WAIT! That doesn't sound right!
And a huge thanks to Joel and all of the helpers. You guys rock!
Augerberry? Sounds smelly.
Can we do panoramas?
The lichen were exceptional.
And finally, I saw the biggest pussy ever!
That's Bob. He's a happy cat. He even put sup with crazy three year olds!
When I first saw him I thought it was a real Bobcat. He's huge! With a bobbed tail no less.
Just glad he was friendly
[Ouote:isaac004] Bill/conteacher, another one of our sweeps on his acid washed Transalp.
Here are some of the pics I got:
this RR started by isaac is just filled with awesome pictures, vids and wonderful comments. you PPs rock!
for sure, after many years, we will all keep on coming back to here and the previous as well as to the future ride reports to relive how lucky we all are to see old friends, meet fresh friendly faces and enjoy riding in the california desert all in one long weekend.
brung on the rest!
Joel, this was my first NooBs Rally but won't be my last. You have created the biggest and best long weekend desert ride in the west! Thank you Joel.
I got in five solid rides in four days and put around 450 miles on the 450! Good times...
Sign me up for the next one!
So here we go...
I arrived at PSR around noon on Thursday with my girlfriend Sarah. After unloading the bike and setting up camp, I decided it might be a little late to go for a decent ride, so we took a quick driving tour to Stovepipe to check the lay of the land. Sarah doesn't ride motorcycles, but loves photography, so she would be taking my truck (and my SPOT) on a photo tour while I went riding each day.
On Friday morning, I rode with what I'm calling the "The Hunger Gang". It was a group of 9 riders - all but two riding KTM LC8's. The day's mission was to eat at the Copper Top - Yelp's highest rated bbq restaurant.
Isaac and Mike leading the way out of PSR
Soon we were on Saline Valley Rd, which is a lot of fun to power through on a big bike.
Danny & Rob
Then we dropped into the valley below
Mike stealing home plate
BigTodd locking up the brakes
Then we arrived at the Hot Springs for a rest and quick dip
This guy outside left his kickstand down.
After riding north a little while longer, we finally hit HWY 168 and headed down into Big Pine for some lunch
The rest of the stampede
Cooked to perfection
The food was great, but not necessarily the best I've ever had. Keep in mind, I'm living in San Luis Obispo where Tri-Tip BBQ has been long perfected!
Then my camera battery died... no pics from me on the trip south through the Alabama Hills. D'oh!!!
Saturday morning I woke up to this lovely sight and the smell of breakfast. No better way to start the day!
Saturday would be Isaac's group ride: Chloride, Beattie, and the Titus loop.
But first, you gotta document the gas prices!
Some of the gang heading out of PSR
Soon we were on the road, once again Isaac and Mike leading the way
Then we began the climb up to the Chloride Cliffs
After a photo shoot at the top, we headed into Beattie for some fuel and Mexican food. As Isaac mentioned, the restaurant was understaffed and therefore slow. But the food was muy bueno!
Then we headed over to Titus Canyon
A pic of yours truly, courtesy of Arnie
Heading into the canyon...
Then we took the long stretch home in time for dinner and the raffle.
The massive bon fire was pretty fun too! Here you can see BigTodd and Arnie sacrificing their sobriety to the Adventure gods:
Once again, an amazing event! Thanks for all your hard work, Joel! Hope to see everyone again next year!
Those are the best photos of Titus that I've seen so far!
Wow, thanks! Yeah it sure is pretty in there. Can't wait to go back!
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So Saturday is upon us We (maybe just me) stayed up into the late hours drinking some beer and planning with the map. The goal for our Saturday ride out to Baker Ranch to see Charlie Manson old pad then head to Furnace Creek to gas up. So we got up around 7:30/ 8, gassed up and headed out Baker Ranch.
The first stop was Ballarat for a quick beer!
Gotta grab a photo with CM old truck
Now it was time to head Manget Pass when I realized that when I was trying to get a hold of the guys something wasnt right. Missing my Hella Horn that I installed months back.
Oh well, we can move on
and take photos right!
Now were getting into the canyon and found our first set of obstacles
well Tae did I should say!
Next we found the first major challenge for some of the guys.
This Gent had the right idea but made me hate him
he just picked that bike up like it was a toy
damn light bikes!
Some orange bikes showing how it should be done.
Tae going for it!
Once we made our way thought Mangent Pass we got a little lost looking for Barker Ranch. Bummer we didnt get to see it, next time gents we will do better on the map side. Next we headed to the back side to head to Furnace Creek for some gas. That was a long long road but very fun to say the least.
Joe wondering what I got him into!
Next up, 41 miles of pure ecstasy!
At this point we had to get gas and water as it was getting late. Not really paying attention we realized that the time had passed up by and we needed to book it back to camp for Jimmy Lewis, Dinner, Beer, Raffle, Beer.
Over all it was a great Day trip. I messed up as I only gave myself 4 gallons of gas for the trip all the way Mangel Pass then Furnace Creek. Next time I will give myself more time, water, and gas. The plan for tomorrow was get up, pack, gas up in Loan Pine, and then slab it back home.
Sunday, the day I was not looking forward to as it meant my journey was coming to a close. I woke up and walked over and talked to Tae, Chris, and Joe about the plans. Joe had a long trip up north planned so he wanted to slab it ASAP. Chris wasnt done as Jim told him about a nice little loop down Movie Rd just into Lone Pine. Tae was ready to be home with the family as it has already been the longest he had been away. Chris and Joe took off and then Tae and I headed out just after airing up at the gas station. The goal was to hit Lone Pine for gas then head home.
To my surprise we arrived to the gas station as Chris and Joe so after a quick talk Chris twisted my arm to take the detour and check out Movie Road. I will say at first I was ready to be home, then I realized that I had nothing to do so made the best of it. Thankfully I went as it was one of my favorite runs of the entire trip. Next year I really want to camp off Movie Rd as it was amazing, I really didnt want to leave.
One of the reasons it was amazing! Nothing like open terrain with those amazing mountains in the background.
Next we came to some asphalt and we had 2 choices, head back to Lone Pine or head up into the mountains. At first Chris was wanting to get back but then he had a quick change of heart. Thankfully he did, some of the most amazing views! Look ing back I wish I took more photos as the sights were amazing. Another thing I wish I had was more time, some hiking pools, boots, and backpack to go explore!
We took a few to really soak in the fresh air as the waterfall in the background really sealed the trip in for us. After one last photo is was time to go!