ADVrider Rally 2019 dEATh vALLey nOObs rALLy March 28-31

Discussion in 'Rallies' started by NSFW, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. NSFW

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    click here for PSR CAMPGROUND ASSIGNMENT

    PEOPLE SITTING ON THE FENCE....WE HAVE 207 PEOPLE REGISTERED since it started on January 1st....:thumb

    we have a good mix of small, big trucks, trailers and Dry RV - we're filling up the campground fast.

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    we don't have to reach 250 participants....once SPAFXER sees the campground is full, we'll close the registration, except for those RIDING IN.




    ADV DEATH VALLEY NOOBS RALLY, #16 IN 14 YEARS

    WHEN: MARCH 28-31, 2019
    WHERE: PANAMINT SPRINGS RESORT
    40440 CA-190, PANAMINT SPRINGS, CA 93545

    MAP LOCATION: https://goo.gl/maps/t7Lod8od3uT2

    This has become an iconic tradition, and our 14th year of denoobing new riders.... hundreds will agree....:lol3

    Primarily a meet-up of dual sport and adventure riders who are looking for a friendly atmosphere to get in or back to the sport. The only time in the year where noobs get all the attentio and respect.

    Our goal is to facilitate the event that will provide an opportunity for beginners and those lacking experience or skills to become better and safer riders. It is also the place to meet other riders with the same or similar skill level.


    PROGRAM and SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:

    March 28: Arrival and registration, details to follow.

    March 29: TBD

    March 30: TBD

    March 31: Finished by noon

    Migilitos Run - March 27 (Wednesday) is optional, and will be held at the Saline Valley Hot Springs

    Also part of the tradition, we team up with Jimmy Lewis to offer a special class to help students to gain the correct skills and become better/safer riders. Only registered participants can sign up to class, and as an incentive, all who completed the class will receive a $50 voucher from DVNR.

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  2. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    SATURDAY NIGHT FUND RAISING ACTIVITY

    Easier for me to focus on the noobs rally and have a great time, but deep inside many of us, we also care for land stewardship groups that don't exclude motorcycle travel. we're getting fenced out by other groups, forest service and blm. we motorcyle riders are viewed as destructive members of the society and should only have limited access to public lands that are dedicated for recreation purpose.

    Having over 200 people gathered on saturday night, we're taking it as opportunity to make everyone aware that we have "land use issues" and like the rest of the public, we deserve access and doesn't have to be 100%, and to exclude us must have a valid and fair reasons why we can't recreate in our public lands.

    The objective is to raise $ by selling raffle tickets. volunteers will be running this fund raising.

    100% of the money collected will be donated.

    Why do the raffle, and not just ask donations from participants? Many of the participants are generous in donating cash, however we always have a bigger collection if cool and valuable raffle prizes are part of the fund raising. in addition, by having sponsors, we are also getting them involved in supporting land issues and building a partnership in the motorcycle community. in return, we patronize vendors and manufacturers who support us.


    So far, we have:
    Mosko
    Giant Loop
    Jimmy Lewis Off-Road
    Lior's Motoride
    Karma Tequila
    Klim
    Konflict Suspensions

    In the past, the following have supported us and we'll be contacting them soon
    KTM USA
    Motorex USA
    Continental Tires
    Kermit Chair
    Scotts Performance
    Flexx Bars - Fassst Company
    Sena
    Baja Design
    Black Dog
    Wolfman Luggage
    Perfect Squeeze
    ADV Monster LED
    Sheepskin Alaska Leathers
    Trailtech
    Seat Concepts
    Highway Dirt Bikes
    Butler Maps
    JVB Production
    Moto-Pockets
    Rev'it
    Motominded
    Twisted Throttle
    Atlas Throttle Lock
    Camel Tank
    RockyMountain ATV/MC
    Tuff Lites
    EnduroStar Trail Stand
    Mondo Motos
    Cyclops
    Moto-skiveez
    Overland Adventurer - Kit Cube
    Woody's Wheel
    Kriega
    Fold-a-Flame - Coalbee
    Alpinestar
    Delamo Motorsports
    Leatt
    Pelican
    Dryshed
    Touratech
    BurnsMoto
    Heidenau
    Motorace - Mitas
    LS2 Helmets
    Kelias Visor Clear

    My apology if I missed someone.





    there's a thread that migilito started and please feel free to visit and post comments how helpful if the vendors step up and helping our cause.

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/dear...ws-noobs-rally-15-years-and-counting.1358375/



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  3. NSFW

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    #2: 1 Queen Bed
    #3: 1 Queen Bed
    #4: 2 Beds (1 Queen, 1 Double)
    #5: 1 king bed
    #6: 1 Queen bed
    #7: 1 Queen bed
    #8: 2 Beds (1 Queen, 1 Double)
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    #10: 3 Beds (1 Queen, 2 Doubles)
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    #12: 2 Beds (1 Queen, 1 Double)
    #14: 3 Beds (1 Queen, 2 Doubles)
    #15: 2 Beds (1 Queen, 1 Double)
    #16: Cottage - 2 bedrooms
    #17: Miner's Cabin - 1 Queen Bed
    Queen Cabin Room: 1 Queen Bed
    King Cabin Room: 1 King Bed
    Bunk Cabin: 1 Full, 1 Twin bunk-bed (3 beds total)

    FULL HOOK-UP RV SITES:
    #1 - #10

    TENT CABINS (8 x 2-cot & 2 x 4-cot):
    #14: 4 cot cabin
    #15 - #19: 2 cot cabin
    #20: 4 cot cabin
    #21 - #23: 2 cot cabin

    TENT SITES (22 total):
    #24 - #45

    DRY RV SITES (28 total):
    #46 - #73

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    Couple things to remember about accommodations and dibs:
    • Dibs do not guarantee your spot until you pay for it on January
    • Event organizers reserve the right to make changes to dibs if needed
    • Event organizers, volunteers, long timers and brand new noobs have priorities on dibs
    • Please post all your requests on this thread, DO NOT SEND ME PM's. I need to add your post # next to your dibs.
    • Unless you asked for otherwise, I add everyone as 3 days and 3 meals.
    • Any complaints should be directed to 1234 Any St. Any City, BS 98765
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    Here is the link to IN LIST on Google Docs. I couldn't find a way to post it here with a nice format so decided to update it on Google Docs.

    Click for the IN LIST

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  5. GalacticGS

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    Places to Visit

    This will be added to over time...

    Darwin Falls
    Very close to Panamint Springs is a small oasis and the Darwin waterfalls. Take the turnoff south from 190 about 1/4 mile west of Panamint Springs. Then it's a short 2.5 mile ride to the trailhead parking area, followed by about a 1 mile hike to get to the Lower Darwin Falls.
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    You can also keep climbing up the narrow canyon to reach the Upper Falls (but would be difficult to do in riding boots). It's fed from one of the few permanent springs in Death Valley. Well worth the hike to take a look!


    China Garden Spring
    About 3 mile past the Darwin Falls trailhead will be turnoff to China Garden Spring. Another little oasis with small fish to see.
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    At one time this area was used for a zinc mining processing facility.


    Darwin
    A semi-ghost town, inhabited by approximately 30+. Has an interesting history - once a rowdy mining town and at one time the largest town in Inyo County. Now it's mostly populated by people that just want to be left alone. One of the scenic spots...
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    You can read about it's history here. Or watch this interesting documentary...

    When entering Darwin, remember the Hills have Eyes!


    Cerro Gordo
    Cerro Gordo (Fat Hill) is a ghost town in the Inyo Mountains. At one time, it was the site of the largest Silver mine in California. Read more about it here.
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    The site was sold for $1.4M last July. It is accessible from the west from Keeler, and from the east via White Mountain Talc Road (from Saline Valley Road). The route from the west is much easier.


    Salt Tram
    The Saline Valley Salt Tram Summit Station is about 14 miles north of Cerro Gordo.
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    The salt tram carried salt from Saline Valley over the Inyo Mountains to a discharge terminal near Swansea. It took over 1.3M board feet of lumber for the various tramway support structures and control stations.
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    Saline Valley Warm Springs
    About 70 miles north of Panamint Springs and about 6-1/2 miles east of Saline Valley Road are the Saline Valley Warm Springs.
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    It's a series of three springs and several soaking pools. It's a clothing optional area,so bring your bathing suit (or not - nobody really cares). It's well maintained by the many regular hot spring aficionados and the resident caretaker named Lizard Lee.
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    It's a popular camping area but be prepared to bring what you need an be self-sufficient. It's a little oasis literally in the middle of nowhere.
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    Eureka Dunes
    North of Saline Valley Warm Springs are the Eureka Dunes. Accessible by experienced riders via Steel Pass heading north from the hot springs, or the easier route of taking Eureka Road south from Death Valley Road (running roughly between Big Pine and Scotty's Castle).
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    The dunes are constantly changing. Absolutely no riding on the dunes! But feel free the take a hike if you wish. They're quite a sight to see...
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    Crankshaft Crossing
    On Death Valley Road, 11 miles east of Eureka Road, is a road junction known as Crankshaft Crossing. Look at the pic to see why it's named that. You can turn northeast at the junction to head towards Gold Point (or Hwy 266), southeast to head towards Scotty's Castle or Ubehebe Crater, or southwest to head towards Eureka Dunes or Big Pine.
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    **Jimmy will donate 100.00 of the fees (per student) for Land Use Fund.
    Visit Jimmy site for more info https://jimmylewisoffroad.com/ ..(and see me riding bitch)

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  8. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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  9. FYYFF

    FYYFF Forever young...

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    Nowwhat - Unsolicited Bike Set Up Advice

    Rear Tires.... Death Valley has very little to no technical riding...one step up in Echo....a sometimes there/ sometimes not small step in Goler Wash....One hill climb in South Park and a couple rocks on Mengle Pass. All of these areas and the rest of the park can be ridden with any 50/50 Rear Adventure or DS tire...DV is actually a bit more fun with a slightly worn rear so you can slide around a bit...There is some true single track at the escape route, but if you know how to find it you aren't a noob....hahaha


    Front Tires on the other hand are important....I would suggest that you have a suitable knobby for the front...Death Valley has its fair share of partially buried rocks that will hammer the front rim. A TKC 80 is NOT A DIRT TIRE...it is a street tire cut to LOOK like a knobby. I have seen more front rim damage done in DV from TKCs than all other tires combined....Small bikes you know the desert tires...Maxxis, Kenda Parker, XCMH, AT81RC etc etc...Big Bike's with a 21" D606 is a favorite...Big Bikes with a 19"....go get a 21" hahaha...

    Tire Pressure....big bike 28F/28R...small bikes don't play around....there is zero need for low pressure in DV. I destroyed an aftermarket (stronger than stock) front rim last year with a 6 ply tire and a new mousse....

    Folding Mirrors....They move more when your face hits them

    Lighter is better....backpacks don't have to be full (3 Liters of water though)....partner with you ride buddies....not everyone needs to bring an electric pump and a chain breaker and a coffee maker...I bring the sat phone a buddy brings the tow rope etc....

    Washboard loves loose bolts.....DV has some washboard that will test your bike prep...Every year someone ejects parts......30 minutes checking bolts and some blue loctite will pay off...This includes battery cables...

    Fuel...Small bikes need big tanks.....always leave camp full....leave enough to be able to circle back out....

    Tubes.....tubes....tubes.....TUBES....Don't be that guy.....if you aren't comfortable changing a tube...this is the noobs rally....ask for some help....Dunerat is the fastest flat changer in the desert.....Toast is a close 2nd....Stop by the cottage and Toast will share his tips on flats....tell him I sent you.....

    Tools...Zip Ties....Duct Tape....Quicksteel....more Quicksteel....some quicksteel....fuses...don't go crazy on the tools...no need for a damn Crescent wrench or channel locks...a good multitool and your bike specific sockets and open ends...Everything needed for a tire repair....side note tubliss and tubeless wheels don't hold air when you taco the rim..easy to do in DV....



    Davethestick - 100 Level - Boots, Gloves, Eye Protection, Helmet. This is the bare minimum. Your body will have no protection if you fall or come into contact with the bars.Few to no riders ride at this level off road especially in the remote Death Valley.
    200 Level - The above plus - Jacket or riding jersey and riding pants. The jacket and pants will provide you some abrasion resistance if you come into contact with the dirt or road at speed. Little to no protection with hard collision with surfaces or handle bars. Big bike riders may choose this level based on their terrain selection. Oftentimes Jackets and Pants come with padding/ D30 which may help some.
    300 Level - The above plus - Chest protector (Chest, Solder and Back protection), Knee or Elbow guards, Reinforced gloves, Kidney Belts and dust protection. Most people ride at this level for extensive off road travel. Good protection, relative comfort and moveability.
    400 Level - The above plus - Neck braces, Knee braces Advanced$ riding gear (Carbon helmets I would group in this). The best class to be in upon financial barrier to entry.

    My Take: Buy gear you want to wear and is comfortable for you. The worst crashes I've had were bad because I wasn't wearing the gear (it was busy guarding the campsite). Jeans offer little to no protection which is why riding pants are in the 200 level class. There are excellent options for riding gear for even the sub $100 club. The noobs event even offers a used gear flea market. If you're planning on landing on your head then get a neck brace. Knee braces are for those who need them. There are a lot of options out there for good gear and just because its a good option for one person doesn't meen it works for you. Goggles, a full face helmet and a chest protector also protect you against roost and flying rocks at speed which hurt.[/QUOTE]



    bigtodd - Lots of good pointers from some very experienced DV Noobs veterans. Seems like a good spot to insert a posting that used to go up on previous Noob Rally threads:

    Rider Tips, Bike Set Up, Safe Riding

    1. Know your abilities and comfort level of riding. Death Valley has some of the most varied riding terrain from paved cruising to level 5 single track. Rocks and sand are part of just about every non-paved road/track in DV. Research the area, find the places you want to see, talk to other riders.

    2. Proper bike set up for riding DV is important. This is something that finds many first time riders in DV stranded or hurt for all the wrong reasons. The topic can be debated endlessly regarding do’s and don’ts. This is also a difficult topic due to the diversity of the types of bikes that are brought to the DV Noob Rally. If you are joining a ride with a designated ride leader and sweep, the leader and or sweep should check over your bike prior to the ride. If they are not comfortable with your set up, be prepared to not be part of their ride. Here are some pretty basic things to address:

    - Your bike is in good running condition, DV is the wrong place to bring a bike that may or may not get you back to camp.

    - Lay your bike on the ground and be sure you can pick it up on your own.

    - Tires in good condition; whether you are riding all pavement or the most difficult trails.

    - Know your bike’s fuel range; lots of long distances in DV with no gas stations. Lots of riders carry spare fuel on their bikes or tucked in a backpack.

    - Carry the appropriate tools to address potential problems on the trail. Most bikes have specific tool kits related to the bike … always have them. No need to bring the whole tool box from your garage or truck.

    - Tools part 2; carry tire irons and some kind of pump. Know how to fix a flat tire.

    - Make sure you have a spare tube with you on any ride in DV. Better yet, carry two. Even if you have tubeless tires, a plug is not going to help you if a rock slashes your side wall.

    - Lastly but maybe the most important; leave your panniers in camp. Everything noted above, fuel, tools, tubes can easily be carried in a back pack, tail bag or under the seat. There are only bad things that can happen when riding off road with “adventure” panniers.

    - One more thing … LEAVE THE PANNIERS IN CAMP! By the way, in camp, panniers make great ice chests.

    3. Safe riding is your biggest responsibility while in Death Valley. There are numerous examples of how the area got its famous name. Following the guidelines from the previous notes/points is a good start, however here are some basic safe riding points to consider:

    - Try to ride in a group and have a ride plan. If you are going to ride alone, make sure someone in camp is aware of where you are going and when you expect to be back.

    - Follow basic group ride etiquette; maintain safe distance between riders, stop at turns/forks/intersections and make sure rider behind you follows.

    - Always have water and snacks with you at all times.

    - Carry a basic first aid kit


    There are lots of very experienced riders who attend this event and can be very helpful to address all above points. Keep in mind there are lots of opinions and preferences to ALL, so gather the information and advice best suited to you. Enjoy your time in Death Valley and the comradery of the NOOBS Rally.
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  11. migilito

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    Saline Valley Pre NooBs overnite ride
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    (AKA Hell or High Water ride)


    What: Saline Valley Warm Springs overnite ride. Open to all riders-New riders and riders new to Adventure riding are highly encouraged to come This is a basic, easy ride on improved dirt roads (Pavement to the Saline Valley turn off) and a perfect opportunity to test your Adv riding and gear. We will ride as a group from our base at Panamint Springs campground (nOObs Rally) to Saline Valley Warm Springs, set up camp, spend the nite, and return the following morning. Appx 70 miles each way. ANY dual sport motorcycle can make this ride, including Honda's! I will ride a slow, but, steady pace. We will have a sweep and practice group riding dynamics(were going to spread waaaay out and give each other lotsa room). If you find my pace ‘too friggin slow’, please feel free to blast ahead, but, let me know so we don't start searching for you. If we get a bunch of riders we may split into a couple of groups.


    Where: Saline Valley Warm Springs- https://www.google.com/maps/place/S...2995c75b7be5a!8m2!3d36.8128786!4d-117.7661246

    SVWS is a natural series of Hot Springs located in the middle of nowhere. The springs are primitive camping, although pit toilets are provided. Drinking water is also available. Absolutely NO services are available, so, bring enough fuel, food and parts.


    When: We leave absolutely, positively, without exceptions at 1pm on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from my CABIN #17 at Panamint Springs. The time is set in stone, unless, as usual, we change it.


    What to bring:

    -Dual Sport motorcycle with decent DS or Knobby tires. The road is simply NOT a technical road. However, it may(depending on Winter) be highly rutted. For more experienced riders there are plenty of technical stuff available, however, we will not ride it as a group..

    - Tool kit, parts, tubes. Please have the ability and parts to change a flat. We will assist you,but again you will be fined a beer back at Panamint. I carry a CO2 inflator and tire plugs for my tubeless tires. I’d rx you get a CO2 inflator. I also carry a chain kit, fuel tube. So, please read up on what you will need and ask. I and others will post up more info re kits and what we carry as this thread progresses.

    -Rescue: I carry an Inreach, an FRS radio and a HAM radio. Always carry basic Rescue gear-20’ of 1” nylon webbing for a tow strap, Bivy bag, matches, water, food, etc. I and others will post up more detailed rescue kit.

    - Food: plan on bringing your own food. Mountain House (and a stove), a sandwich, powerbars, etc

    -Sleeping bag, bedroll, air mattress, mink coat. What ever! It’s not cold. Don’t over complicate this-it's Adv riding! 40deg bag is even over kill. Check the weather a week out and prepare accordingly.

    -Tent. I do tent, some sleep under the stars(no hammocks-no trees).

    - Fuel. You need 150 mile range plus 10%. My bike has a 200 mile range, and I always carry a liter of fuel in an aluminum MSR container. I suggest you getting use to carrying extra fuel if ADV is in your future. Walking sucks in Death Valley especially wearing Mx boots.

    -Flashlite and a chair. Sounds obvious and stupid at the same time. Yes, bring an LED flashlite/headlamp and extra batteries.

    -Shorts/small towel/flipflops for the springs...cause you can't ride a motorcycle across Death Valley and not go swimming.


    -Luggage. Mosko Moto/Giant loop/Wolf/etc. I use a MM Reckless 40l and it is the best piece of gear I own. It’s truly world class equipment, made by a world class company. So, bring what you got, or, get what you need. A duffle that is SECURELY strapped to your bike will also work. USE a cinch strap-it’s kinda like a really strong bungee. MM and others sell them. DO NOT use a rope/tape or the straps you use to strap your bike down with because you will lose your duffle. Did I emphasize securely strapped to your bike!! Please learn from my screw ups. (Side Note: Mosko Moto will be at our event. You may want to contact them a couple of months out if you’re interested in their gear) HERE IS THE BOTTOM LINE- YOU carry ALL your own gear. There will be no Sherpas available to carry your gear. For Gods sake Ewan only had a tank bag and did the Road of Bones! on a BMW too!


    Caution and disclosure: Nekid folks occupy the Springs. Not I as you will be punished enough just getting to Saline. Nothing lurid, just nature lovers basking in the sun, most of whom have obviously been at the springs since the 1960s.

    Please fell free to ask questions, provide answers, post 'how to' vids, etc.

    Sign-ups: Sign up will be posted closer to the date.
    NOTE: last year it rained at the time this ride was scheduled to take place. Due to the ' noobness' intent of this ride, as Rideleader, i cancelled the ride. This year this ride will happen come Hell or High water. In all seriousness...this is a desert wilderness and on any ride you can get dead. Flash floods, wind, snakes, gravity, desert giants all will cause you harm. Keep this in mind when you choose to make this ride.
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  12. Motopsychoman

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    Okay n00bs,
    I'll be posting weather and road conditions as time gets close.
    I also will be posting information for Bay Area n00bs who wish to cooridinate rides and transportation to PSR.
    I can also try and answer lots of your questions about DV n00bs. PMs welcome

    - Marty

    And, of course, I'm in, tenting it, spot #28 please.

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  13. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
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    Oh look, the Noobs are at it again !

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    Run what you brung.
    photo: H8Chains (Joel)
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  14. Folgore

    Folgore Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2007
    Oddometer:
    86
    Location:
    Lake Oswego OR, but would rather be in Baja!
    IMG_5865.JPG IMG_5870.JPG IMG_5994.JPG Folgore and his boys are in (and hopefully the Duc's electrical will stay in tact this time)!
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  15. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
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    Location:
    Burbank CA
    FOLKS.....for now not much info on this page.

    we will update them later and as needed.

    this is the only page you need to go for info and latest update.
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  16. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
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    Location:
    Burbank CA
    i will be posting links to the previous ride reports here to inspire and motivate you to join.
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  17. Pcfly

    Pcfly Dude?! Seriously??

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,823
    Location:
    North of the Columbia River
    IN!

    Pcfly. TCCCM + D3

    Motel #14
    Pcfly,
    John,
    Ken,
    Jimmy

    Motel;
    Don
    Don’s Brother John
    Don’s Dad (Bionic Man)

    Cabin;
    Jimmy
    Carter
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  18. Davethestick

    Davethestick Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Oddometer:
    815
    Location:
    Agoura Hills CA
    Death Valley Noobs Ride - 2018
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  19. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

    Joined:
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    18,908
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Oh man, the 28th is the day I get back from Oz. Anyone wanna pick me up at LAX and bring me here? :lol3

    EDIT: In, will need space to park a van. My buddy @tag3 said he'd pick me up from LAX so I can go straight from Melbourne to Noobs. :happay
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  20. HBSURFDAD

    HBSURFDAD Oops, Sorry Supporter

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Huntington Beach. CA, USA
    In, cabin please.
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