2nd nOOb vaLLey raLLy - Nov. 7 to 9 2008

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by NSFW, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. El Diablo

    El Diablo Mama I'm goi'n fast!

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    I don't know...they are in my original file.
  2. sopascat

    sopascat not much of an adventurer Supporter

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    jeez, there's so much I didn't see.....
    I've gotta go back
  3. LeDakaR!

    LeDakaR! Banned

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    haha, I missed this one! We drank a lot....
    Hey I still dont see anything from Mario.Anyone knows if he made it home ok on the Transalp?
  4. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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    El diablo trying to ambush me...
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  5. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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  6. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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    FINALLY!!!!

    ok...I need more footage!!!
  7. dyvking

    dyvking ahead of his flamin star

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    Really, REALLY bitchin vid, RBA. Thanks for all that work!
  8. LIL ZING

    LIL ZING Been here awhile

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    Not sure how you even would begin to do something like that but it is way cool.
  9. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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    Thanks guys!! More to come hopefully...

    I posted the same video on youtube but it doesn't look too good...

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  10. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens Supporter

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    Walt,

    That was Bill (Speed Racer) and I in the van+trailer on Monday. We were in a small group that stayed at Panamint Springs. Sounds like we did some of the same roads on Sunday, but we were too early attempting South Pass and got turned around by 3" of snow at 6000'. Was surprised that we were then able to get to the top of Cerro Gordo at 8100'.
  11. El Diablo

    El Diablo Mama I'm goi'n fast!

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    Great videos RBA :clap:freaky
  12. tahoeacr

    tahoeacr Long timer

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    Excellent RBA:clap .

    I would like to see if anyone noticed in the slow motion stuff the suspension travel? Eggroll doesn't really get out of hand until his front forks bottom out(4:07 on the video). Same with the BMW that the soft luggage falls off(I'd jump off too before that monster fell on me). I think I saw another one too. RBA goes good and never uses more than half the travel. I think on that last bump mine comes close to bottoming.
  13. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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    haha...as I was editing it, I started noticing the suspension travel of the guys that got bucked. Both compressed the forks all the way. I don't recall if that was the cause for Joel or not.

    We can use these videos for suspension tuning now....cool. :D
  14. trailtrick

    trailtrick goat trail rider

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    And joel front end deflects and the rear kick under acc ,Better bike set up and this noobs be in better shape ,funny i just send a pm to joel for the same thing
  15. dyvking

    dyvking ahead of his flamin star

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    OK Joe! We started over South Pass Monday, but the North side had turned kind of slimey by then, and Robbie didn't have knobbies on the VStrom so we headed back out. Hope you guys had a good trip home!
  16. xjon

    xjon Pedantic Bastard

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    After seeing the footage of others we all know what happened out there. But here are some pics from my perspective and others around me.
    We've seen the long lonely highways but rsimpson sums it up-
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    Late Friday ride to the kilns: Steve (thanks for the loner glove), Ryan, Dave (thanks for leading), "big" John, and me
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    Leader Dave cheering us on
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    Enjoying the colors of DV
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    Dave and Ryan
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    Saturday Ride- Dave the leader with his steed
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    Along Hunter Mountain (I believe)
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    Me up,
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    Me down (Thanks for helping Steve, the rest are just F'ers with cameras:D ),
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    Lets try this again,
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    ...Down...again,
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    At Teakettle figuring out where to go.
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    The group splits where the big bikes headed to Ubehebe Crater. The group was led (sort of) by experienced Steve in his KTM.
    Along the road, regrouping, resting, repairing...where's the leader?
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    Finally, we see our leader. 20 miles later. Wont show a pic of him since he was laying/napping at the crater.
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    That was the end of that day.
    Sunday...well you know what happened at Stovepipe. The ride home was uneventfull. No rain, no snow, but yes chill.
    Sign of a good weekend.
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    Stopped by Trona Pinnacles. Big Playground!:evil
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    So here you have my final salute to all you ff's this great weekend!
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  17. DaveBro

    DaveBro Long timer

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    Great video Tom! :clap

    I looked at my photos tonight, and I'm underwhelmed. Others did a better job of capturing the trip. I will share this one, though.

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    I thought all rainbows end in a pot o' gold, not a dome o' chrome! :lol3
  18. trekgeist

    trekgeist n00b

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    My trip.

    Before departure, behold the new 2400lb 5:1 scale model of a 640A.
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    Command central for the next 8 hours.
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    Jump cut to 1:10am, Stovepipe Wells Campsite. I arrive and proceed to look for RBA's and El Diablo's trucks, all the while high-beaming every RV and tent for the next 15 minutes thanks to 700lbs of bike and camping accouterments occupying the rear half of my Xterra.
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    Friday morning ... 8:10am. Someone stole my front headrest.
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    A glance to the right shows RBA is still fast asleep in the FJ.
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    Time to get ready.
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    El Diablo dressing provocatively for the day ahead. I was half expecting to see matching garters with those socks.
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    First shot of RBA.
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    It's business time.
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    20 minutes into the ride, the "fast" group breaks away from the pack and takes a wrong turn.
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    She won't go above 104 with this headwind.
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    Artsy shot.
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    Some of us were getting frisky riding the asphalt carpet.
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    Welcome to Ballarat.
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    The road we took on the way in.
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    How did this happen?
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    RBA arrives at a gentleman's pace.
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    In case you wanted to know, Trona is 25 miles that way.
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    I think it's angry.
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    Everyone arrives and we proceed to exchange pleasantries.
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    More to come tomorrow...
  19. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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    :rofl :rofl
  20. ktmnate

    ktmnate Long timer

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    Yea, I know! that didn't work out too well for me over Mengal. Next year, I'm bringing a smaller bike.


    Nate