dEATh vALLey nOObs rALLy, March 25 - 28, 2021

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  1. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer Supporter

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    Friday (3/26) (Continued...)

    Turns out it was also time for lunch :nod

    Luckily, I found @headstaller Chu and @NSFW Joel wok'ing up some tasty wings :dukegirl
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    Cooking smells attracted a few others still lingering around camp, including @tbarstow Tim and @SpongeRob Rob, who were all dressed up with nowhere to go :dunno

    There was time enough for a shortish afternoon ride, so We decided to do a slightly modified version of @LittleWan 's "Make sand you favorite" loop :thumb

    Once again, up the Darwin Toll Road :pynd
    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-RBwn8vX/0/1280/i-RBwn8vX-1280.mp4

    Guess my mind still wasn't in photog mode, 'cause I hardly took any pics during the first part of the ride :fitz

    We did make a quick stop at China Garden to feed the fishies
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    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-VqJrJtB/0/1920/i-VqJrJtB-1920.mp4

    Then on up to Darwin for a meditation break at Hal's Stone Circle
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    Tim tried to show me how to do a pano selfie, but I don't think this was the desired effect :scratch
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    Enough of that relaxing stuff, let's ride :ricky
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    Heading for Centennial Flat
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    Turning north at Reed Corral (... where the cell reception is remarkably good :nod)
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    :pynd
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    Slight turn east at Gill Corral, cross Hwy190, and continue on Saline Valley Road proper to Santa Rosa Flat.

    Speeding north on route S5
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    Rob kept close contact all the way
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    Another one for @LittleWan :wave
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    We connected over to White Mtn Talc road and took a side excursion to visit Nelson Cabin.

    Totally failed to take any pics on this stretch, but here is one from a few years ago
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    Chasing Tim back out to the main road
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    Finished off with a spirited run down Hwy190 back to PSR ...
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    ... just in time to get suckered into JL's demo (... again :rolleyes)
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    I gotta remind myself to NOT return to camp via the main driveway on friday afternoons :lol3

    (More pictures here > https://rider914.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Adventure-Rides/2021-nOObs-Rally/i-xgxw9Ls)

    :ricky

    -M
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  2. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    @rider914 those Centennial Flats photos look awfully familiar from the second half of @Lost Roadie 's and my burro track expedition. I don't know that area well, but we must have been connected up with those main tracks?
  3. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    thanks Matt for keeping the ride reports pouring in.....:thumb

    wasn't tbarstow, and i thought you knew strange occurrences happen in Darwin.....:yikes
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  4. GSequoia

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

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    FIFY!
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  5. GSequoia

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

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    Also yes I'm still slacking on my RR. I like to let my photos age like fine cheese and stinky wine.
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  6. Crotch Rocket

    Crotch Rocket "if you get off the couch, shit happens"

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    Checked Lippencott Pass off the Noob Rally bucket list. Thank JayPlug, John, Dave, Choo Choo for getting me vertical. Took one sand/rock sample to prove I was there. Forgot all about the ABS on my 690. I never touch it. Leave it on? or take it off for steep downhill rock, sand riding?

    Thanks again Joel for organizing the Rally !!

  7. headstaller

    headstaller Long timer Supporter

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    Nice team work :thumb
  8. Crotch Rocket

    Crotch Rocket "if you get off the couch, shit happens"

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    I even got a souvenir tattoo!

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  9. aanichols

    aanichols Racer at heart

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    For some reason, the fast
    TURN THE ABS OFF....better yet gat a dongle so you have choices.
  10. Crotch Rocket

    Crotch Rocket "if you get off the couch, shit happens"

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    Sounds right. I’m thinking I’ll just turn it off for off road. On for pavement. I felt like I couldn’t slow down enough when needed.
  11. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    thanks cr.

    i really enjoyed watching it all the way to the end. it looks easier on the vid for people who havent done it. i went over the bar, my fault for following the rider too close. have to go back and get my revenge.
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  12. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    it would be nice to have a switch on the fly, right on the handlebar.

    i ride streets and would rather not have the dongle. just have to remind myself constantly when riding dirt.
  13. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer Supporter

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    Way to hang in there CR. Just my old 2 cents. I would shit can that steering stabilizer. I bought a brand new Scotts years back for my XRL & read everything & adjusted every which way & went down more times on twisty rocky up & down trails than ever before. Sold it & never looked back!
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  14. Crotch Rocket

    Crotch Rocket "if you get off the couch, shit happens"

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    So far I thinks it’s helped more than hurt. Saves me from the higher speed get offs so I’m thinking it’s a keeper.
    I did notice it was set pretty stiff.
    Looking forward to next year!
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  15. Mikey113

    Mikey113 Been here awhile

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    @Mikey113 should be making good progress too by this time.[/QUOTE]

    Hey Joel,

    I’ve got a positive update. The surgery on 4/15 went well. Doc did one long incision for the plate to repair fibula and reattach ligaments. He only had to fix the outside of the ankle as the inside looked perfect and responded to his tests well. I got two nerve blocks which kept my leg numb until Saturday morning. Pain ranges from not bad to this sucks but isn’t as bad as I anticipated most of the time. 4/30 is my post op and I’ll “post up” some pictures of my scar and hardware. Thanks again to everyone for the well wishes.

    Mike
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  16. thecoldman

    thecoldman Been here awhile

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    it doesnt look easy to me
  17. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer Supporter

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    You seem to err on the right for the unintended dismounts :muutt... Good thing you waited until after the 4:20 mark :yikes

    Lippencott has a way of turning riding into a team sport :nod

    Listen to Tom and just ship that whole kit to me and I'll 'dispose' of it free of charge :deal

    (@AZ TOM - XR's don't need stabilizers :nah)

    :D

    -M
  18. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer Supporter

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    (@AZ TOM - XR's don't need stabilizers :nah)

    :D

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    Now you tell me!
  19. Crotch Rocket

    Crotch Rocket "if you get off the couch, shit happens"

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    Videos never show how nasty trails are but I feel like this one is pretty close.
  20. camello911

    camello911 Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I think ill NOT take my Fat800GS down Lippencott after seeing your video.