2018 dEATh vALLey nOObs rALLY - March 22-25

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by NSFW, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. PukaWai

    PukaWai Long timer

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    Somebody posted this link somewhere Link . I tried it, and it actually works!
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  2. GSequoia

    GSequoia I know a few things about radios... Supporter

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    Nice!
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  4. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    anyone else...?

    to claim, please send me an email to basecamp4adv at gmail dot com. NO PM since the originals need to be an attachment via email.
  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    let me finish my friday RR before rider914 post his Saturday's adventure

    after agueberry, then to skidoo with chu leading
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    fatallybitten showing proper balance from what he learned from the jimmy lewis class
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    jeff
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    boselinrock
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    the surefire
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    adv rider ?
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    coldman did good even with those street tires....:yikes
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    and adventuredave
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    from the oncoming traffic...the arrins and ?
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    the alum panniers still looks straight at this time.....:ricky
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    more coming
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  6. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer Supporter

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    I've been waiting :dirtdog

    Yeah, right :rolleyes

    (Actually, I do have it all written up, but I'll wait 'til morning. Gotta pack for WARPED :evil)

    -M
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  7. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    we didn't really had the time to explore the mines, there were so many of them. we want to get back to camp to watch the jimmy lewis demo.

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    the los angeles traffic
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    this is one fun road for big bikes
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    drunkmonkey ran out of gas and moving some gas to the left side
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    chu's your leader had to borrow from another rider
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    the ride back on pavement wasn't too bad either
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    :clap:clap:clap bring what you got....that's the adventure spirit
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    eastbound to PSR
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    obligatory helmet shot
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    then we turned right before PSR for more dirt. see link. not a bad place to do a short shake down ride.
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    break time. think they call this the "panamint butte"
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    almost at PSR.
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    though my ride was short, still had a great time. thanks to chu and dave for stepping up, leading, sweeping and mentoring the group.
  8. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer Supporter

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    Saturday (3/24)

    Saturday plan was to head down to Ballarat to meet my dad and a couple others for an easy ride out to Striped Butte and back.

    Had to get up earlier than usual, but was worth it for the sunrise :nod
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    Dave and I had loaded our bikes in his truck the previous night to save some time and skip the pavement.
    We rolled out after a quick breakfast and arrived at Ballarat around 8am to find dad and his neighbor Brett already unloading.

    Let's ride :ricky

    Cruising south down past Briggs Mine, the road was in great shape and even had some random puddles.
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    Regrouping before Goler... Dave (DSM8), Brett, and Dad914.
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    I raced ahead to get above the 'steps' for pics...

    Dad and Brett rode up no problemo, but Dave fumbled his first attempt :muutt
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    Video link of Dave's second attempt.
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    I gotta force dad to stop for a break once in awhile, and this was good spot.
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    Pretty soon we heard more engines rumbling up the canyon.

    Turned out to be rjnutt (Rob) and his fairly large group.
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    Dynamic duo of Todd157k and the amazing Grace :clap
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    ADV handle?
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    ADV handle?
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    adventuredave
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    Surfgimp (I think?) went offline in the same place as DSM8...
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    (Bonnie&Clyde riding up)

    ... but cleared it on the second attempt :clap
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    Continued...

    -M
  9. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer Supporter

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    Saturday (3/24)

    Pushing on up the canyon...

    First I chased Dave for a bit, but he was too slow :gerg...
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    ...so I went around and caught up with dad, who had gotten way out ahead :ricky
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    We made a short stop at Barker Ranch, where we found RJ's group looking for Charlie.
    Totally forgot to take any pics 'cause we've been there many times before.
    (Sorry. Y'all probly saw the pics a few pages back anyhow.)

    Moving on towards Mengel Pass.
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    Fun little section of banked turns :ricky
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    Trouble up ahead... Someone picked a line that was already occupied by a large boulder :muutt
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    Climing up through the rocky section approaching the pass...
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    ... and down through more rocks on the other side.
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    Arrived at geologist cabin right at noon and had it all to ourselves for about a minute before the 'other' group arrived.
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    Sometimes this place gets busy.
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    View out the window looking towards Anvil Canyon (Didn't see any germans today :nah)
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    Continued...

    -M
  10. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer Supporter

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    Saturday (3/24)

    Most years we'll do some more poking around towards Redlands Canyon to see another cabin or two, but skipped it this time and started heading back.

    Chasing dad :ricky
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    Dave and Brett negotiating a rocky twist.
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    Other than getting hung up on one rock climbing back over Mengel, Dad cleaned everything and had a great time today :clap
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    Doesn't get any better :nod
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    The ride back down Goler went by pretty quick.
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    I don't think we stopped at all.
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    Racing back to Ballarat :pynd
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    Random lense failure, but kindof a cool effect :umph
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    Thanks for comin' out to play guys :thumb
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    Back to the trucks where dad and Brett loaded up to head home, while Dave and I loaded up and rolled back to PSR.

    ~60 miles for the day.

    -M
  11. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer Supporter

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    Saturday (3/24)

    Back at camp and took a little time to relax :beer and refresh :raindance

    Then over to party central to see if Joel needed any help :deal
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    Ended up being conscripted into raffle duty, so this was the only pic I took of the party.
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    (I had no idea what to do and felt totally out of place, but it was fun just the same :D)

    Finished off the evening wandering from campfire to campfire... good times!
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    :snore

    -M
  12. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    hello tom. it's always great to see you, inspire us at your your age that you still kick ass and ride a lot.

    never heard a comment from anyone about the food, and i'll take your word. they've been catering us for many years now and i'm happy with the service. so far, they're the only one who would come to PSR who would charge us the city price.

    anyone needing a caterer, contact "partyworks etc. - buena park, ca. i could also give you a name and phone number.

    thanks matt for waiting. your saturday RR is very nice. i didn't get the chance to do goler, better hurry up while the steps are not too bad.

    i will continue mine next week, since i too have to go to warped. will see you at 7pm in kernville for dinner.

    peeps, anytime soon THE MOD WILL MOVE this thread to the WEST REGIONAL once he sees a lack of inactivity. please post up your pics and mini ride reports.
  13. AdventureDave82

    AdventureDave82 Infinite Curiosity

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  14. Folgore

    Folgore Adventurer

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    Is there a trick to loading more than 1 photo at a time?
  15. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    jeff. upload all your pics here:

    https://www.smugmug.com/upload/22xF9N/2018dvnrnsfw

    once completed, click "Done".

    password is 2018dvnr

    You could view all the pics. Select the pic you want to post, right click and pick "copy image". Go to the thread and post the pics using CTRL V.

    Give it a try.

    The link will be there for a long time, I'm not going to go CHEAP and lose all the pics like others did with their accounts!

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  17. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    @rider914 You are lucky to still ride with your dad! I have enjoyed your multi day DV noobs report. Some great riding and great pics.
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    Sweeeeett.... Thanks Brian. Its such a high dollar article I figured i'd see it in the for sale section! -
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    im interested!
  20. RolandC

    RolandC Too many bikes...

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    Hey Troopers, I won the Fasst Company coupons - $20 off their spoke torque wrench, and $75 off their Impact pegs (check their website www.fasstco.com for fit and function) and can't take advantage of either one, so, first claim = gets 'em (one or both). Quote this and post up here to claim.

    Thank you to Fasst Company for contributing these! I wish I coulda used the gear!

    Cheers,

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