2017 dEATh vALLey NOoBS rALLy March 30 -April 2

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by NSFW, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Ponyperformance8

    Ponyperformance8 Adventurer

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    Just as a heads up for anyone considering renting a bike (like I was). Great Southwest MotorAdventures out of Las Vegas has KLRs and Africa Twins :-) for rent and they quoted a pretty hefty discount.

    They are in the Las Vegas Area, if you are looking for something there, check them out !

    http://www.gsmotoadventures.com
  2. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    good to know! i'll ask one of the guys on page 1 to add the link to their post.

    thanks.
  3. Ponyperformance8

    Ponyperformance8 Adventurer

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    Changed my flight today.. still good to go for the new dates!
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  4. oneway

    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    Please put me on the "in" list. I should be back by then. I'll bring the mobile man cave and some moonshine. Joel, hit me up for any help you need.
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  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    PP8, sorry to inconvenienced you and glad to hear you're good again.

    i don't really understand how i screwed up the dates since it always fall on someone's birthday....:beer

    damn gary. must be nice to be retired and travelling at a young age. where now, alaska?

    enjoy and let's talk when you get back.
  6. oneway

    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    I'm actually home, but leaving again Jan 2nd....should be back by Noobs Rally.
    Costa Rica after Noobs !!!!
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  7. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    anyone here a graphic designer? need some artwork done.

    please PM me. thanks.
  8. Distant thunder

    Distant thunder Been here awhile Supporter

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    I am in !!! New woodys wheel on the bike from last years event and ready
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  9. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    very nice and not cheap.


    let the spending begins....:lol3

    last year, father and son bought new ktms to ride at the rally.
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  10. Pcfly

    Pcfly Dude?! Seriously?? Supporter

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    Codes......... Where we're going, we don't need codes.:jack
  11. blue03si

    blue03si Adventurer

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    In unless something changes. - DRZ-400S - noob to intermediate dirt rider on my TTR250, recently got the DRZ and still breaking her in but she should be ready to go by then. Interested in camping... how is the weather there that time of year?
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  12. zenriding

    zenriding Traveler

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  13. Molonlabemike

    Molonlabemike Been here awhile

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    I'm in...
  14. Izzy_C

    Izzy_C Adventurer

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    Yay another noob! Are you riding from Morgan Hill? If so... there will be a group of riders coming down from SF that will camp once or twice on the way to DV. We may be able to pick you up on the way.
  15. blue03si

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    I wish, thanks for the offer! I'm pretty sure my wife would die from anxiety I said I wanted to ride down... lol. I'll be trucking the bike down along with all my camping gear. Riding down sounds amazing though. I have a buddy in SF who may be going as well, I offered to give him and his bike a lift if he wants to go but if he wants to ride down I'll point him in your direction.
  16. Izzy_C

    Izzy_C Adventurer

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    @blue03si hehe...

    Okay, sure, there are more organized talks over at BARF. Looks like SFMCjohn is going to have a medium sized following down there.
  17. jeepdude65

    jeepdude65 Been here awhile

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    Anyone run knobbies on 17" supermoto wheels out there? I have an old KTM that's plated and set up with supermoto wheels. If I can't find a rear dirt wheel I may just put some knobbies like TKCs, unless anyone else has suggestions on different brands I could use. I'm not worried about the handling with the smaller wheels. Just having a hard time finding a wheel for a reasonable price to fit my 2001 KTM 520.
  18. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    Sunny, windy, rainy, snow, cold, warm, and a GREAT time dealing with it !

    It's the desert and wintertime. Ya never know whatcher gonna get....

    Our first NooB Rally predicted rain and half of the people dropped out.. It was perfect out there and a great time was had.
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  19. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    TKC's are a bit soft in the sidewall to handle DV rocks. If you run them keep the air pressure up pretty high.

    If you can find Dunlop 606 that size they make a good all around tire for DV and the roads.
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  20. socially stunted

    socially stunted Mind astray

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    You beat me to it! :lol3