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Noob Skills (dirt) Practice Day – 22APR17

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by KaptSlo, Mar 8, 2017.

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What time should we depart AstroBurger (the ride will be about 6hrs in duration)

Poll closed Apr 21, 2017.
  1. 1. 0700

    4.5%
  2. 2. 0800

    22.7%
  3. 3. 0900

    45.5%
  4. 4. 1000

    27.3%
  1. Davethestick

    Davethestick Long timer

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    Is that the 6 gal tank?
  2. Greedyg76

    Greedyg76 Certified Card Carrying A-hole

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  3. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    @Greedyg76 good seeing you again, and you really have that 950 sorted out well
  4. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    Maybe we can get a little ride and camp thing going for an overnighter, just a mild ride since the bikes will be loaded see some aircraft crash sites, Tonka town, inscription canyon, the abandoned air field and come out by Barstow
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  5. jawshoowa

    jawshoowa Adventurer

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    It exists in some areas. Got stuck and I didn't know anyone in the area so I called AAA for help. They got a 4wd dually out to me, but it cost me 2 hours at $300 an hour to get my truck out. I didn't off-road again until I got my bike.

    Camping trip sounds awesome. I would love to go back out there. Its not terribly far from long beach and it seems like there is a lot more to explore out there.

    Having someone to keep up with and watch really boosted my confidence in the sand. I had quite a few squirrely momments, but having someone to watch helped keep my head up. This was the first time i've ridden in sand and not fallen. Thanks!
  6. KaptSlo

    KaptSlo In Idaho, never admit you moved from California. Supporter

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    I've got tracks for that exact routing. Rode it last fall with Catalina38, BigTodd and Ersin. Good ride, definitely NOT Noob friendly. It's going to start getting hot up here real quick, a better camping option might be the Pinnacles or Juniper Flats.

    I'd be in either way, but let's not use Rever to "modify" the tracks.....
  7. MtnRubi

    MtnRubi Been here awhile

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    Yeah, that about sums up Mikes day... :rofl:rofl

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  8. headstaller

    headstaller Long timer Supporter

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    He needs to update his sig. line....
  9. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    OUCH!! It's not really the cold, dull, steel knife... it's more of the twisting and smiling while doing it.


    It would be wise not to mock the force. :chace
  10. socalrc31

    socalrc31 Been here awhile

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    Yikes! "Nooby Noob Death March" Sorry I missed it... :wink:

    How about a Nooby Ride up / around Big Bear next month???

    "Hold the sand please"
  11. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer Supporter

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    Good to hear all bodies and bikes made it home safe.
    Sounds like everyone had a good time, despite some drama.
    Lots of lessons learned, even for those with more experience.

    I'd say that is exactly what a day like this is for :clap

    Regarding hydration packs...
    Be sure to get one with the neoprene sleeve for the drinking straw. I find that helps a ton to slow the growth of funky stuff in the straw and pack. Also keeps the first slip a little bit cooler.
    A few drops of lemon or lime juice can go a long way to hide any soap or pool-toy taste.

    Got some pics uploaded last night and will try to post a few whenever I get home from work this evening.

    Bill - Thanks for the pic of my prehistoric friend :thumb
    Mike - Did you get one?

    -M
  12. KaptSlo

    KaptSlo In Idaho, never admit you moved from California. Supporter

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    No ill will toward you Todd. It's the Rever app designers I'm annoyed with at the moment. I really think people who are going to use it need to know about its' potentially disastrous coding flaw(s)...
  13. emmi

    emmi Been here awhile

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    Pro tip: after drinking, blow into the straw to push the water back into the hydration pack. keeps from that nasty warm first sip ;)
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  14. catalina38

    catalina38 Long timer

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    Big bikes to Tonka town? Hmmm.
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  15. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    None taken. It will rank up there with Greedyg76's "easy ride".:imaposer

    I've been in contact with Lachie at Rever and he's working on figuring out the problem so it doesn't happen again. At this point, they could only offer "gee, that's never happened before" but they have confirmed the problem. :y0!
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  16. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    Riding around looking for the advanced group after a late start I saw a flag out in the distance so I rode over and it was a crash site. IMG_5098.JPG
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    pvt joker Latebird

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    All bikes & bodies recovered = success!

    Had a good time. I was fortunate enough to ride with a couple of the groups and the horned toad wrangler.

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  18. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Big guy ain't lookin at the camera, he's staring at that husky.
  19. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue Supporter

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    I believe this is the only photo evidence of the Nooby Noob Death March Ride.
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  20. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer Supporter

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    I'd say that evidence is enough to convict :mulie

    -M