2018 dEATh vALLey nOObs rALLY - March 22-25

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by NSFW, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider

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    UPDATE.

    I had been planning all year to make it to DVNR.
    Unfortunately, a last minute gig I can't avoid just summonsed me so I can't make it and lead the rides I posted.
    Super bummed to not see old friends and make new ones.
    Sorry Joel.
    My camp spot is available for a donation to DVNR or whatever the DVNR team says.

    However for those interested in the Lost rides, below is the link with three tracks. I was going to be a little more organic/fluid when leading depending on the group but with the circumstances at hand I put them together.
    These tracks have been ridden this year and even with the recent weather they shouldn't be too effected, as the higher altitude passes in the area very well could be.

    There's absolutely no reason some of you FF's can't reach deep down within and lead these rides. Or just be the motivated person with a GPS for a small group.
    All you need are some tracks, maybe a map and a strong will to herd the cats -
    you can do it!
    Please step up and figure out who's actually signed up since some FF's can't quite seem to follow directions. :beer




    Have fun everyone and take risks.

    - Finn




    This link will expire in a few days.

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3p7zorz6f5zu9hc/AADo7anCxwBUNUEi56kzESv4a?dl=0





    Lookout City Ghost Town Sunset View Shakedown climb to the top of Argus Mountain Range.
    Thursday 4pm at sign in tent
    N36.24573° W117.43339°
    18 miles round trip from camp

    Everyone who has knobbies welcome.
    No panniers recommended.
    Get out of your comfort zone or enjoy a fun dual sport ride rewarded with a spectacular view.
    This is a one way in and one way out shake down ride, not a loop so if the terrain is too much it's easy to head back to camp wishing you had took the Jimmy Lewis class. If you don't want to ride back alone you can wait for the group to return, plus heading back is all down hill.
    Since it's not an ambitious loop we have time to coach those that might need it and have some fun.

    Let the carnage begin.

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    Friday 8am:
    Panamint Valley Cabin Tour. 148 miles - 8 miles of pavement
    Go find 5 cabins and mines + Ballarat ghost town and ride whole length of the infamous Nadau rd.
    Intermediate rider with bikes less than 400 pounds and knobby tires is recommended........ unless its Danny G.




    1) Surfgimp - DR650
    2) Distant thunder
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    Saturday 8am:
    Striped Butte Cabin Tour.
    135 miles dirt, 9 miles tarmac - there and back through Golar Wash & Mengel Pass.
    There's 5 cabins in the area to explore, most groups blast through here on a big loop and don't quite see all the good stuff...


    CLOSED - RIDE FULL

    1) Surfgimp - DR650
    2) Todd157k/Mrs.- Husky 701
    3) Carl57y - KTM 525
    4) Cambam - Africa twin
    5) Little Bike 350 exe
    6) dea63-DR650
    7) Flynride - Husky 701
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  2. headstaller

    headstaller Long timer

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    Does it entails loose rock hilly climb and knee deep sand ?
    ....and whatever you offered for my kickstand incident.... :jack
  3. fletch123

    fletch123 Been here awhile

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    GPS exchange, and then to Countdown's forum. He has all the tracks for DV. You will have to join, but do not have to upload in order to download like the rest of the site. I will be doing an extended Salt Tram ride via Darwin, and then to Olancha for gas, then up to the tram and over to Cerro Gordo, then down the backside the hard way on Saturday.
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  4. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider

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    http://www.lostroadie.com
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  5. FullSails

    FullSails Drunken Raider

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    Id Love to go on the Thursday afternoon ride! Not sure if I will make it in time to go. Driving over from Sacramento.
  6. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider

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    You have the destination coordinates from my post, we'll be taking Minietta rd in to thompson canyon and back the same way so it's easy enough to figure out how to find us if you miss us leaving camp.

    See you there!
  7. fletch123

    fletch123 Been here awhile

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    Is anyone for sure driving a truck to the hot springs and can carry gas?
  8. FullSails

    FullSails Drunken Raider

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    It will be close but I'm going to plan on making it!
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  9. fletch123

    fletch123 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the link. Question, the road from Cerro Gordo down thru Belmont you have a waypoint marked tough. Could you elaborate.
    I've been down the other way on Cerro Gordo road and would call that a little tough with all the gravel and something I would not want to ride on a big bike.
    Thanks
  10. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS Motorcyclist

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    Look me up at the rally and you can download tacks from my laptop. Have plenty to choose from...
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  11. HBSURFDAD

    HBSURFDAD Oops, Sorry

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    Another "Heads Up"
    When it comes to the rides, the "Difficulty Rating" is done by the ride leader and is VERY SUBJECTIVE!!

    You will see "Big Bike Friendly" or "Little Bike Only" or some variation for your first decision point. Next up is their (ride leader's) take on the needed ability of the rider, "Beginner", "Upper Intermediate", etc. I have been toasted on a "Big Bike Beginner Friendly" ride (Hike a bike through snow!!!), and had an absolute blast on what was described as "Advanced Little Bike" ride (beautiful sand washes and crazy single track!).

    Please take the time to talk to the ride leaders about the route and when the last time was that they actually rode the trail (I swear that trail went through last year..........). Also talk with the other riders about the different views of the term "Beginner". The person standing next to you at the white board can be a great resource when picking rides.

    My "Worst" rides (there have been many) lead to some great friendships and a few good nicknames. Remember, you get what you pay for with some of these ride leaders.......:photog:imaposer:muutt:stupid
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  12. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider

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    I have tracks complied over many years so the "tough" waypoints may or may not be relevant anymore and I don't recall that particular one.
    Overall it should mean not big bike friendly, usually because of big loose rocks, steep inclines or deep sand. I wouldn't have marked "tough" for gravel.

    These would be considered tough on my waypoints, the first photo might have been the last time I was up on Cerro Gordo. :1drink




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  13. fletch123

    fletch123 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the response. I would say the only deal breaker is the snow.
  14. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS Motorcyclist

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    Whether the route is tough/challenging or not, LostRider always takes the best pictures!!!
  15. rjnutt

    rjnutt Desert tortoise

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    I will lead a little shake down ride Thursday afternoon. The route is:

    PSR to Darwin with a stop at China Garden Spring to see the fishies and maybe some Bighorns. From Darwin we will ride out past the cemetery over the little hills into Centennial flat. This is a good ride to take if you are unsure where you are on the ability scale. It will cover some rocky grades, loose sand/gravel and packed sand.

    Less than a hundred miles.

    KSU. 1300
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  16. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    All you RIDE LEADERS leading a THURSDAY ride, you are all welcome to join the Afry's Memorial Dinner hosted by ToddLite, BigTodd and Jason.

    No need to pay and those who are already on the dinner list, I will figure out something. Just to be clear - no ride leaders are getting paid, they do it simply to help others.

    To QUALIFY, post up your ride plan here, minimum of 6 riders, bring them home in one piece, be back in camp before 6 PM and a good story to share.
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  17. migilito

    migilito Perpetual NooB

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    Saline Valley Pre-NooBs ride UPDATE: One week out and the weather forecast indicates a 60% chance of rain/precip @ .19 " of rain so, not really wet, just kinda damp. I will update as we get closer. So, plan accordingly. Sleeping "under the Stars" is probably a bad idea. IMO, plan on a tent or tarp. A simple Home Depot blue tarp will work if you have nothing else. Make an A frame (I would practice this at home before you actually need it) or, just sleep under the tarp. Also, I would carry some type of raingear. I was @ Walmart today and they had some cheap raingear-top and bottom- for $12-. IMO THIS is the perfect opportunity to test your ADV setup in a relatively short controlled single nite ride. IF it rains I'm guessing my single bottle of Single-Malt will not suffice, so, please bring a small bottle of medicinal warmth. Also, HBsurfdad is requesting banjo music...anyone have a banjo?
    www.advrider.com/index.php?threads/noobs-rally-saline-valley-warm-springs-ride.1264743/
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  18. Folgore

    Folgore Adventurer

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    what time would you be looking at rolling out at?
  19. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS Motorcyclist

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    Robbie - The Darwin Thursday afternoon ride was one I was considering as well. I can sweep for you if you want. Or depending on the interest, we can run two groups.
  20. surfgimp

    surfgimp A vaincre sans peril, on triomphe sans gloire

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    LOST RIDES.
    Please copy this post, add your screen name under the ride you want along with anyone else who's signed up. Please don't quote it.
    If it's full please don't ask to come, these numbers are what I'm comfortable with leading so everyone has a good time.
    Let's get LOST! :D

    Friday 8am:
    Panamint Valley Cabin Tour.
    Come see 3-5 cabin and mines around the valley, Ballarat ghost town and ride the infamous Nadau rd.
    Meet at campsite 33 at 7:45am fueled up please. Bring lunch.
    Intermediate ride with bikes less than 400 pounds and knobby tires only. No exceptions unless its Danny G. 130 miles. 6 Rider limit.

    1) Surfgimp - DR650

    Saturday 8am:
    Striped Butte Cabin Tour. No big pavement filled loop, there and back through Golar Wash. There's 5 cabins in the area to explore, we'll hit as many as time allows depending on how many big bikes we need to stop to pick up.
    Meet at campsite 33 at 7:45 fueled up please. Bring lunch.
    Intermediate ride, any bike with knobby tires, no panniers. Under 200 miles. 6 Riders.

    1) Surfgimp - DR650
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