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

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

  1. punkenduro

    punkenduro now in a cage...

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    those slideshows are great.
  2. BigJohnBundy

    BigJohnBundy Hav-A-Tampa

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    Part four....
    Today the couragous thirteen head out to hunter-teakettle-racetrack and the crater. Not necessarily in that order.
    Starting off with the mandatory photo op at the sign. Many people I just met and please forgive me if I don't remember all the names...

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    A gathering at Hunter Mountain Pass. Great views from both sides of the pass.

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    Oh.. This road looks really EASY and really FAST.

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    I can even take pictures on the road because it is soooo smooooth...

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    Hey........ Crap..... four wheels looks pretty good right about now..

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    ................................Oh the Carnage...........

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    ADV'r getting a little furry around the cheeks... oh wait.
    Thats dirt... And he still Smiles..:clap

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    Teakettle Junction.... Here is where the big bikes split from the smaller more nimble bikes. Except for Steve, our new leader..
    He just hauls ass and lets us lumber along to the Crater.:pynd

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    Where did the ADV teapot go??????? :cry

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    We need a break.

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    Hey guys;; Is that some kinda cloud formation ahead? The weather report said clear skies and warm weather all weekend.

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    What's that Orange thing on the ground...

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    Steve!! Did you wait long?? Oh.. That long eh?

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    It's bigger than it looks.

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    The fearsome three.

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    Notice TrailTrick it's like he was just resting all day. That guy can ride.

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    Close up and personal........ Hey who's that in the back?

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    Hey;;; That looks like Jeff... He does not look happy.. That is a man who can tolerate pain for sure.

    Take Care and Heal fast my friend!!,,

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    That covers day 2.
    More to follow....
  3. RiverRat

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    great turnout! dyvking - super photos. i think joel pushes his bike over when nobody is looking just so he can keep up the n00b charade. looks like fun for everyone.
  4. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    one more year...:deal is all i'm asking........and it's way too much fun being a nOOb :lol3

    mat, next year is a must for you....:evil

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  5. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    i didn't get too many pics on this trip, but here's a few:



    twowheelsgood marking the siltbed hazard for us:thumb
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    james after his siltbed nap
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    teakettle junction (DSM8's "ADV" teapot was nowhere to be found)
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    twowheelsgood takes his first (not last) ride on a 950
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    trailtrick working for beers
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    lippincott grade
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    happy rider, trusty steed
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    must have missed that sign on the way in :augie
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    home, sweet home!
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  6. trekgeist

    trekgeist n00b

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    continued from page 10 ...

    El Diablo's Husky
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    Paparazzi at the first obstacle
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    Joel taking a run at it ... quite a few of us went down
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    DaveBro is next
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    Redbull Addict makes it looks easy ...
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    Onward ... Sito on the 950 express
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    We reach Manson's
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    RBA contemplating buying the place as an investment
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    The wrong way
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    The right way
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    Joel shows off again
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    Mengel awaits...
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    The queue lines up
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    Joel
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    Jeff with some Cirque Du Soleil action
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    The first Dakar brother
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    A 640A out for a casual stroll
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    And Zing bombing down without a care
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    Zing bullied his way through Mengel, literally, though his Gucci slider paid the price
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    Nothing a steel tie wrap can't fix
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    Everyone escapes relatively unharmed. Next up, a 2.4M metric ton block of halva.
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    Sito and TahoeACR plan our demise
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    Joel having entirely too much fun
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    Centerfold spread 1
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    Trekgeist and the 640A
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    Sito, that 950 rocks!
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    In its element
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    6.9 gallons of fossil fuel
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    Liquid panniers
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    Sito telling El Diablo that he has to be that tall to ride the 950 while we're waiting for the rest of the group to arrive
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    Off in the distance
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    Did I mention the gigawatt laser under Sito's Euro-spec headlight?
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    They're still coming
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    More distractions to pass the time ... The result of wearing new gloves... made in Uzbekistan by underage emperor penguins
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    Magic hour approaches ... great light
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    Jeff is next and proceeds to trailbrake a dust storm as he approaches the group
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    The man is a literal force of nature on that 990
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    DaveBro arrival sequence
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    It's not Roscoe, but this could spell trouble for the Duke boys
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    Luke Duke slides the General Lee to a stop just in time
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    Next up Joel
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    Followed by Zing
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    On video
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    And finally RBA and Luke
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    Everyone together ... the sun is setting and we are just about to hit pavement
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    40 miles later and we reach the gas station ... please note that Jeff is a blur even when walking. Some of us stay behind and eat a microwaved restaurant meal, while others head for camp.
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    Once settled in, I am startled by the Zing-mobile scaring the local wildlife
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    Stay tuned for tomorrow's episode ...
  7. the_austrian

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    the end for the noob .... me[​IMG]
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  12. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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    That's fucking hilarious!!!! :rofl :rofl :rofl
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