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NSFW 11-10-2008 10:53 AM

2nd nOOb vaLLey raLLy - Nov. 7 to 9 2008
Hello all, before I start doing the dirt report, let me give you a short background on how this event started.
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In February of 2007, Tom aka Red_Bull_Addict and I were 4-wheeling in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on">Death Valley</st1:place>, we talked about attending one of the ADV rides. Both of us were totally nOObs and didnít feel (more like scared) there were rides suitable for peeps of our skill level. I hate to say this, but most nOObs donít feel welcome in many riding events. And yes, we can be a pain in the ass :(: and will slow down everyone else.
So, in Dec of last year, we had the 1<SUP>st </SUP>nOOb valley rALLy ride with the intention of giving all the nOObs the rare opportunity to ride at their comfortable pace, enjoy the beautiful DV National Park, a chance to meet a lot of nice nOObs, and finally a place we call home.

Last year's ride report:
<o:p>This year's planning thread:</o:p>
This ride was never meant for nOObs only, the better riders are encourage to come, and in fact their presence challenges us to try the harder trails; instead of just hanging out on the West Side Road the whole weekend! :lol3
Besides, we ride a little better :pynd when there are baby sitters around.
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Death Valley</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">National Park</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> is really an amazing place to visit and at the same time be able to ride your favorite dual sport bike and get to places where most tourist will never see.
<o:p>The Los Angeles group did the 330 mile ride to get to Stovepipe, which is nothing compared to the norcal guys.</o:p>
<o:p>Toby and Mario getting ready at 7:00 AM</o:p>
<o:p>We made it to Trona and met some of the norcal boys on time at 10:30 AM.</o:p>
<o:p>7 FFs.....Dean, Joel, Rick, John, Dave, Mario, and Toby </o:p>
<o:p>Riding towards Ballarat</o:p>
<o:p>Zing saying hello</o:p>
<o:p>Mario's turn</o:p>
<o:p>This blue clear sky will go south in 2 days :lol3 </o:p>
<o:p>Entering Ballarat</o:p>
<o:p>When we got to Ballarat, the advriders already waiting</o:p>
<o:p>If you don't see anything special about this bike, pm me...:D </o:p>
<o:p>Typical nOObs ride...after 5 minutes, trouble...shit starts to flly :eek1 </o:p>
<o:p>more coming....I have to go back and work...:whip </o:p>

GB 11-10-2008 11:04 AM

Beautiful weather and location to have a gathering of like minded riders :thumb

:lurk :lurk

tahoeacr 11-10-2008 12:32 PM

Typical nOObs ride...after 5 minutes, trouble...shit starts to flly :eek1

That was a planned self ejecting tank so I would remember to top off:rofl .

NSFW 11-10-2008 12:49 PM

Friday at Goler Wash
orange bikes in the hands of wanna-be-nOObs....brokenspoke could not believe who's coming up :eek1

it's zing creeping up on his fully loaded gsa and not knowing what's ahead :lol3

going over Goler and saving gas at the same time

dang sito made it look easy and fooled a lot of nOObs :cry , i see a little wheelie here huh :puke1

brokenspoke on a 530 got me fooled too..this is his 2nd year pretending to be a nOOb! :fyyff

the bike tells me this guy jeff is not a nOOb :evil

nOOb's first mistake is buying an orange bike :rofl

not sure if justin made it through but it looks like he was heading to the wall

eggroll's first attempt

he made the second attempt but...........

ended up knocking a bike parked above, so i don't think it counts :lol3

redbulladdict....our fearless leader and i will not make a comment...:wink:

davebro....looks good on this picture and maybe someone will post the next sequence :deal

but for sure he broke his shifter lever on that attempt :getiton

i had a good start too

oh crap, now my nOOb status just got extended by another year..:D

trailtrick out of nowhere showed up..:clap

the darth peach 11-10-2008 12:52 PM

:clap :lol3

NSFW 11-10-2008 01:04 PM

always easier if you have extra 2 wheels

john and sito enjoying the company of nOObs and still don't believe it was a difficult climb...:flip

time to move on to the next nOOb's challenge

el diablo...when you buy a husky, the dealer will throw in a fuel jug for free :rofl

for sure this unknown rider is not a nOOb

zing is doing his best to show that a pig can hang out with the thumpers and 9fiddies

more coming later on....back to the mines..:whip

BigJohnBundy 11-10-2008 01:27 PM

The travels of a transplanted Tiger or "does my cell phone work here"
Many incredible thanks to the Redbull for starting what appears to be a snowball effect. I will return!!!!

Headed out to Death Valley early Friday morning for the great n00b Valley Rally. Rode out Solo. As the once Great Borat used to say."veerry nice"

Found some lonely roads. Yes;; in California.
Time for a Rest Stop
Now I am happy.
What the......??? :eek2
Crap.... And I thought it wasn't going to be very crowded..:huh
Looks like a parade is about to start.. Prolly just a bunch of rocks rolling down the street. "Note mandatory mirror shot"

Just so as not to get too far off track. I will try and keep pace with others on this thread.

BigJohnBundy 11-10-2008 02:00 PM

The travels of a transplanted Tiger or "does my cell phone work here"
Part 2;
As I was able pretend that I was in a submarine riding under the sea.
Okay that was really corny. sorry
Well anyway, More Road
Visiting with the locals...
Finally;; Home away from Home. Look how green and lush it is here...
n00bs and soon to be "TENT REMOVAL EXPERTS"!!!
This dog was playing with a rather large rock. I guess rubber balls don't last very long out here.
Dawg-gonnit!! where did everybody go? Is this the right place?

Next stop, Charcoal Kilns and Skidoo
To Be Continued....

NSFW 11-10-2008 02:04 PM


Originally Posted by BigJohnBundy

hey john, the word was out in DV that the nOObs were coming and the tourists want to get some free entertainment and laughter....:jack

ErrinV 11-10-2008 02:52 PM


ktmnate 11-10-2008 02:54 PM

Hey H8chains, that's me :clap

that might be the only picture of me, thanks


El Diablo 11-10-2008 02:59 PM

Here are my 113 pics that I took. I also have a bunch of crash videos. :evil

ktmnate 11-10-2008 03:18 PM

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I got there on Wednesday along with a few other guys. (Scruffy, Windrat, Brokenspoke and friend, rammer, trailtrick and Capt.Barbosa)

Then it was off to Lake Hill Rd to play in the rocks. the road isn't on any map really, it's just there. just east of pannimant valley on the north side of the road. Don't let the picture fool you. it was loose and it climbed.

It was then off to Darwin the back way:

Capt Barbosa and Rammer had taken the road route and ended up messing around on some hills. I tried to connect with them only to be chased off by the property owner.

This was at the Dance Hall stuck to the wall:

I'll be back. Smugmug is goofing up on me.


edit: here is the gpx file for the first day.

NSFW 11-10-2008 04:21 PM

great report from punkenduro...


Originally Posted by punkenduro
first i have to say i had a great time with all, not one bad moment. a few things for me to remember next time: first, bring a chest protecter, bouncing your self of the bars at 30mph doesnt fell good. second, dont use backpacks as panners, about 100 miles from camp, the chain ate one backpack, while the exhuast ate the other. stuff lost, both back packs, some clothes, the tent, misc little travel shit and i think a few tools. and third, BRING REAL RIDING GEAR THAT CAN WORK IN SNOW, going threw that pass with rain, fallen rocks, and snow on the side of the road really fucking sucked. all and all, no one got a pick of me picking up my bike:D. now for some pics.
the group before goler
good job phil and woody
dont think i didnt get that :rofl
closest thing i could get to a group photo, 15 min before i ate it hard
first one down goler
and thats two down goler
once everyone showed up after i ate it, you guys missed a good one
most of day twos group rider meeting
day two group photo
and the silt will claim
three, four, and dave got off lucky, didnt have the camra ready, so that makes five. you guys one the gs's have some balls, put on a great show :clap.
the tiger getting stuck trying to go around the silt bed
me and woody found this little guy on the race track, makes up for the lack of moving rocks.
me and woody snaping pics at a water crossing
and lastly, the clam before the storm

HAD A GREAT TIME GUYS, SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR (with a chest protecter of course)

reBARman 11-10-2008 04:23 PM

Great Ride! and it was great hangin with some really cool people!

This pic pretty much sums it up ADV style;

2 days of riding + camping in the desert + a serious hangover + an approaching winter thunder storm at 5:45am = A Strong Finish....

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