2018 dEATh vALLey nOObs rALLY - March 22-25

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

  1. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS Motorcyclist

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    I'm in! Looking forward to getting back there!
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  2. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur

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    Bay Area n00bs information page.

    Getting closer. 1/2 week and counting.

    Weather updates: (10 day look ahead, updated Mar 19th)
    Issued: 9:56 AM Mar. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

    ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
    THURSDAY EVENING FOR THE FOOTHILLS AND THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS
    BELOW 8000 FEET...

    The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a

    * Flash Flood Watch for a portion of central California, including
    the following areas, Kern County Mountains, Mariposa, Madera,
    and Fresno County Foothills and elevations below 8000 feet in
    the Sierra Nevada.

    Central Valley: rain Tuesday evening through Thursday
    Tehachapi: rain Tuesday evening, heavy rain Wednesday, rainy and windy Thursday
    Lake Isabella (Walker Pass): rain Tuesday evening, heavy rain Wednesday, rain Thursday
    Central Sierras (Carson Pass/Echo Summit): snow Tuesday evening, Wednesday & heavy snow Thursday
    East side of Sierras: potentially dry Tuesday, rain Wednesday and Thursday

    Road Conditions: (updated Mar 19th), check caltrans.ca.gov for latest info before hitting the road
    I-5 and US 99: Potentially windy on Thursday
    Hwys 88 and US 50 - Winter conditions, Hwy 89 Monitor Pass CLOSED
    Hwys 25, 198 and 33 - No current restrictions
    Hwys 155 and 178 - Winter conditions and daytime construction on Hwy 155, No current restrictions on Hwy 178
    US 395 - No current restrictions
    Hwys 4, 108 and 120 - CLOSED

    I am also willing to coordinate information for those riding down from or through the Bay Area who are looking for riding partners. I always recommend riding in groups when practical. So if you are interested, PM me with your info like day you are leaving, from city, etc. I'll post summaries here as we get close.

    Motopsychoman - Riding down on Tuesday to avoid the weather, likely taking Hwys 25/198/33/178
    Matt Fe2o3 - Riding down on Thursday, route unknown
    Brasters - Riding down on Thursday, I-5
    edawg - Riding down on Thursday
    MoikonaBoik - Trailering down on Tuesday
    surfgimp - Driving down Wednesday from Monterey
    Baerrus - Looking for a drive share down Tuesday or very early Wednesday
    m0t0-ryder - Driving down Tuesday

    Looking forward to n00bs!

    - Marty
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  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Thanks Marty.

    In the desert, having volunteers is important as having water to drink.

    We'll have a list of volunteers on page 1.
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  4. HBSURFDAD

    HBSURFDAD Oops, Sorry

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  5. skvirdi

    skvirdi n00b

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    Planning to bring wife and kids this time around...
    So would prefer a room with space for 2 adults and 2 kids...

    Alternatively, can take up TC20 - but would prefer a room :)
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  6. brasters

    brasters Just Bob

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    Volunteer to help.
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  7. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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  8. surferbum

    surferbum Been here awhile

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    Count me in.

    Camping. All days. All meals. Spot #58 if available.

    AKA Matthew
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  9. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    Site 7 please tues arrival leaving mon

    I'm in to help with whatever as well
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  10. SpongeRob

    SpongeRob Been here awhile

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  11. baldheaded

    baldheaded Adventurer

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  12. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    IN, i'll be more than happy to help with the grilling on thursday. Room #2 as usual:1drink
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  13. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    In to camp, help out etc, not gunna be riding for a while

    Also in for a raffle prize donation.

    camping in my van
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  14. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer

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  15. THRASHED

    THRASHED In your helmet, no-one can hear you sing, I hope.

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    Well, if you have to pull m leg.... IN!!!! +at least three.

    Put me with Airborndad in #56/#57.
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  16. pjh66

    pjh66 lost in the sauce

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  17. fletch123

    fletch123 Been here awhile

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  18. Nubs

    Nubs Dakarmelized

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    IN, camping +3 guests, site #26 please


    and just because...

    NUBS YORK TR3-D3 F650GSD #26
    NUBSguest KAREN TR3-D3 700GS #26
    NUBSguest TBD TR3-D3 TBD #26
    NUBSguest TBD TR3-D3 TBD #26
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  19. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Long ride for you, isn't it?


    And 2 pages on this one and it was just posted yesterday? Sheesh, this deal is getting world famous!

    I'm in for right now, but as always, work and family life end up getting in the way of my riding. If I can make it, I'm going little bike this time and if the family doesn't come, I'll be doing a hitch carrier with some vehicle or another with a tent on top. If the family comes, the bus it is. Just make sure I get to be next to dunerat to oogle his new hotness...

    And I'm still pissed I'm going to miss this weekend in Pahrump, but I travelled for work all last week, family is coming in town this week, and I just didn't have time to prep the bike after Zion a few weeks ago.
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  20. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    In. Riding there. Either camping or staying with @Gerg

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