November 3-6, 2016 Adventure Riders Pahrump Rally

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by NSFW, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. DARKRYDER

    DARKRYDER NoNoob

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    That looks like one hell of a hill climb you guys did, thanks for sharing the vid and carnage :-)
  2. ramjet

    ramjet Long timer

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    I have the sidestand switch bypass on my 690. I have driven off with it four times (yep, counted), once in Yosemite in pouring rain. It is a paralyzing, butt puckering sound to hear, that thing dragging, then realizing you've got a situation. Sheer luck there was no mishap. KSU drill is burned in my brain now. I hope! All the best, Chu.
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  3. O'Hooligan

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    Hooligan bikes at repose! Hooligan LT's XT250 and mine O'Hooligan, Super Sherpa, not just the ordinary Sherpa, the "Super" version!
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  4. Little Bike

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    I can't get on my 350 with the kickstand down.....:shog
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  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    energized and to the next one
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    we found sand....:lol3
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    how much difficult could it be
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    jimmy always make it look easy
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    a student gave it a try....:clap
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    who else could do this....:lol3
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  6. DARKRYDER

    DARKRYDER NoNoob

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    Thanks for organizing this rally Joel, Mike and I had a great time hanging and riding with you all. We especially enjoyed Wheeler Pass, Rocky Gap, Echo Canyon, the sand dunes and dry lake bed. Here are links to my pictures and videos from the weekend, our next big ride will be NVBDR in 2017 and maybe a guided ride down in Equador :-)

    -Jeremy

    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...?key=Vzg0RnhlVjZuVUJfNmhHQ2JWZ3Bwc0pRZEZvbHZ3





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  7. DESERTJUL

    DESERTJUL ?!

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    I have that same issue with my 400 and my 450, lowered without shortening the stand.

    Btw, it was great meeting you. Hope we get to ride in the not too distant future.
  8. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    So, Friday Ted and I met Jose at Sherris Ranch, then crossed the dry lake and ran over to China Ranch date farm.
    Though without a good dose of noob trepidation.
    I do not like sand, deep gravel or any non-uniform surface to put a somewhat fine point on it.
    I'm basically a life-long pavement guy trying hard to be the shepherd in the dirt. Ted will get that reference.
    Once we found the exit from the dry lake, that exit turned to gravel, then loose gravel.
    We went straight out onto the dry lake and crossed looking for the exit road.
    I stop for some glamour shots of the 990; the lakebed always provides a great canvas,

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    Once we found the road, I stopped again for a rest and more 990 porn,

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    We crossed the pavement and headed up a great bit of track. This turned into some very loose, deep gravel. We stopped after a few moments for another rest. There was a group up ahead of us doing the same where the gravel was even deeper and looser.
    As we rode this we all were hearing the words of Heather and Jimmy in our minds, "...if you are doing it right, you can let go..."
    Letting go is hard. :lol3
    And you know, you never stop in the really tough stuff, you just make it through, exhale and find solid ground to stop and rest.

    Ted and Jose,
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    In short order we were out of the loose stuff and onto Cadillac dirt. Speeds picked up and soon we were on tarmac, then the turn down the wash road to China Ranch Date Farm,
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    Date shakes were inhaled, along with a good bit of water. The weather had warmed a good deal. Next we headed back up the wash taking aim for Death Valley Brewery in Tacopa.

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    We tasted some beer, enjoyed a tall cold one, and Jose talked them into filling his growler. He also talked a young lady into sharing some of her beer, it being the last of the brew.
    It was a lovely day out.
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    Back on pavement to Shoshone for a late lunch, which was inhaled as it was served. I had a fantastic veggie burrito. The cactus salsa was a delight.
    We rode pavement back to Pahurmp and came into town over yet a different route. We were only momentarily lost.
    Then back to camp for a shower and relaxing in the shade,
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    An end to another fine day.
  9. Little Bike

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    It was great meeting you too, also hope we can ride again soon. I'll be up that way either 1 or 2 weeks at the end of March.
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  10. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    hahaha.....great job J capturing the ride through toughest sections on a big bike! one of the best vids of rocky gap and echo from a bb pov.

    there are a bunch of other riders on bb did challenging rides as well. many of these guys have no choice since they rode their bb to the events.

    regardless...all of you are animals....:bow

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  11. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    yes, that was another fine day! love to check out those areas next year.

    the 990 is surely a beautiful bike and mean too....:D
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  12. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    thanks to pahrump officials for providing us a fire pit and delivering free firewood
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    FRIDAY AM

    having the white board helped peeps to find their group
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    aside from the coffee makers, a small fridge was donated to us (thanks cobly aka villageidiot). migolito our hospitality guy getting his second cup.
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    green grass + trees = happy tent campers
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    groups forming
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    friday big bike ride...........soon, they'll call it the bataan death march
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    who's that rider with colorado plate?
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  13. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    the camp was empty except for tom, john and i. a couple from poland stop by to check out the gathering. unfortunately, they only found 3 ugly faces. they love to meet the rest of us but they are running late to their next destination.
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    frank and kate... will look them up, will be great to see their whereabouts, think they're headed north.
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    at the gas station
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  14. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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    Jimmy is a BAMF.


    who else could do this....:lol3
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  15. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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    Folks,
    Planning and prepping for NooBs. Please let me know what else I can bring/do for the NooBs. I will get the Coffee started earlier in the am! Yes, as Joel mentioned, VillageIdiot donated the fridge for the events, peeps need to make sure his hand always has a beer in it!
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  16. HBSURFDAD

    HBSURFDAD Oops, Sorry Supporter

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    I think a massage table would be a nice touch.........
  17. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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    I already told you, no one wants you touching them...Remember what the officer told you?
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  18. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    How about some tissues for @Greedyg76 to pass out on the trail :rofl
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  19. headstaller

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    Joel, any Pahrump official email we can sent our appreciation ?
  20. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    Saturday Ted and I headed to Death Valley. The idea was to explore.
    We got a late enough start the ride over was cool to chilly rather than freezing. I was fine with that. When we got to the dirt that lead to Dante's view we took that heading sort of north. This road quickly got a little looser than I was in the mood for and when I stopped to rest from trying hard to relax while riding and be balanced I noticed my phone had jumped ship.
    My fancy mount doesn't grip my less flabby case so well.



    We headed back toward pavement figuring we would find the phone.
    My new case is a photo of my bike in the forest from a Big bear Adv gathering there. So, basically camouflaged. :baldy

    Our ride back to pavement proved fruitless, so we figured one lap back to see if we could find it that way.

    I did, right about the end of the really rough washboard.
    This is probably not good, butter side down...
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    Not so good, but it could have been worse. Still functioned and I could see stuff.
    When I Got home I went to Apple and it cost me $29 to fix. :jkam
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    We rode back to pavement as we were pretty well drained a this point.
    One big positive out of this exercise was that we both noticed we had ridden that dirt track over washboard and loose stuff with zero thought given to what the bike was doing or not doing as we both concentrated on our search.
    I made a point to tell Heather about this.
    So, word up, next JLR class when Heather collects your phones...:jack

    Anyway we did the tourist thing and rode the Artist's Pallet, then stopped for a tall cold one and some food at Furnace Creek.
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    We got back to camp by yet another pass I'd never ridden.
    Shower and settle in for a relaxing evening watching the fun. I'll have to spend some more quality time editing the video I have of parts of that.
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