dEATh vALLey nOObs rALLy, March 25 - 28, 2021

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  1. byh

    byh Adventurer

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    Friday ride: @Team Vegas and I with a group starting with the plan being Lippincott and Hunter Mountain.

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    One rider turned back on Saline Valley Rd. Then we were 5.

    Beautiful weather.
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    The bottom of Lippincott.
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    @BillUA
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    Sleeping Guzzi.
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    Guzzi turned around after this. Then we were 4.

    2 trucks with trailers and a Suburban on 20s heading down. A variety of scraping sounds was heard.
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    Would you follow this man?
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    At the top of Lippincott.
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    We turned at Teakettle Junction.
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    Someone found the bottom of the silt.
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    On Hunter Mountain, the KLR got lighter.
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    Pressing on.
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    We made it back to Panamint before dark. No parts were left behind.
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  2. avejoe

    avejoe Long timer

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    Yes, the famous Dust Pit of Doom. It claimed 40% of our group.

    I warned you, but did you listen to me? Oh, no, you knew, didn't you? Oh, it's just a harmless little dust pit, isn't it?

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  3. SonoraDave

    SonoraDave Been here awhile

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  4. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    @Bullseye and I made it home around 4, nice ride through the dez with a little dirt thrown in.

    I've been awful about taking pics recently. Taylor and I wandered a bit on Thursday, but I only took a pic at the alien mailbox and Ballarat.
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    Then this was the brave few from our group who tackled the mud and snow to Hunter cabin.
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  5. BigBikeMike

    BigBikeMike Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    It's @ActionHeroJes (in the photo) !!!

    It was great riding with you, I don't care what @HBSURFDAD says!
  6. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer Supporter

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    Got home late today safe and sound :thumb
    Wish I was still out there with the few lucky stragglers who don't hafta work tomorrow :baldy

    Massive thanks as always to Joel for putting this on year after year :clap
    I always have a great time :kumbaya

    Catching up on the thread...
    I recall it was about 90 miles. Quite a bit more than I would have guessed.

    Hey! I know that guy :norton

    -M
  7. byh

    byh Adventurer

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    Saturday, @Team Vegas and I went towards Mengel Pass.

    Break at Ballarat.
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    From Ballarat, we took the smaller road on the west of the dry lake bed towards Goler Wash.
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    At the pass, we watched the road from here.
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    We got a group shot of not our group.
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    They did a great job going down the steep part.
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    Say Cheese.
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    Teamwork!
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    Later, we saw some other riders on the trail heading towards the pass.
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    Nice moonrise back at camp.
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  8. thecoldman

    thecoldman Been here awhile

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    started a week early at stovepipe. met a group of riders and shared my camp. also shared a dust storm all night IMG_20210319_190822.jpg
  9. thecoldman

    thecoldman Been here awhile

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  10. thecoldman

    thecoldman Been here awhile

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    rode titus next day with these guys IMG_20210320_133855.jpg
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  11. thecoldman

    thecoldman Been here awhile

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    set up at pinnacles the next day IMG_20210321_175044.jpg
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  12. thecoldman

    thecoldman Been here awhile

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  13. thecoldman

    thecoldman Been here awhile

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    got slightly lost on the first day of noobs and found this place IMG_20210325_153007.jpg
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  14. thecoldman

    thecoldman Been here awhile

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    shout out to Puka Wai for taking the noobs out to the see the IMG_20210326_140000.jpg sights
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  15. thecoldman

    thecoldman Been here awhile

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    next day out with site 34 hooligans had to find shade at manson fam ranch IMG_20210327_122636.jpg
  16. thecoldman

    thecoldman Been here awhile

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    somewhere near mengels IMG_20210327_142622.jpg
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  17. thecoldman

    thecoldman Been here awhile

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    good to see byh and Team Vegas while we were out on Mengels. Thanks byh for this pic. posting it again to say how great everyone was on this ride. including our fearless leader Jake. Thanks to everyone. mengel pass group.jpg
  18. Spinman

    Spinman Adventurer

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  19. thecoldman

    thecoldman Been here awhile

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    ALSO BIG THANKS TO JOEL AND TEAM. I don't know everyone's name but thanks for making this happen.
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  20. Spinman

    Spinman Adventurer

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    Parade Speed for the camera in Titus CYN, Check out
    Video is too big. Need to figure out how to post
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