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Old 10-28-2007, 11:11 PM   #1
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Noobs Only - Death Valley Dec 7th-9th

Here's my proposal...

An adventure ride through Death Valley with a mix of onroad and offroad just for noobs. This means mostly easy dirt roads or we help each other over obstacles when the going gets tough. We'll still get to see lots of great places and unique spots.







I've been to DV more times than I can count in a truck but only twice on a bike. I'll come up with the exact route in a few weeks.

Let's assume Dec 7th through the 9th as our target dates.



We'll share riding tips, talk farkles and argue about bikes.

Hopefully we'll all improve, grow our confidence and some of you will go back for DV Daze. We will probably have a chase truck that can hold some of your gear, so you can ride with less weight.

Anyone interested?


Update Nov.12th

We are meeting in Ridgecrest Friday morning in the Walmart parking lot. This will allow you to grab any last minute "oh shit" items. Make sure you are gassed up.

We will meet at 8am and roll out by 8:30am. I'll do a roll-call, we'll do introductions, last minute bike checks for loose items, etc.

The itinerary is as follows.

Day 1
Trona Pinnacles
Fuel stop - Top off in Trona
Ballarat
Goler Wash
Mason's Cabin (advanced rider will continue through Mengal Pass to Furnace Creek)
Lunch
Surprise Canyon
Marble Canyon
Badlands
Artist Drive
20 Mule trail (if time allows)
Fuel stop - Top off in Furnace Creek
We camp in Echo Canyon

Day 2
20 Mule trail (if not done on day 1)
Beatty (top off on fuel)
Rhyolite
Chloride trail
Titus Canyon
lunch
Head back to Stovepipe Wells to top off
We make a decision whether to continue to Lippencott mine
Ubehebe Crater
Racetrack (depending on time)
Lippencott Mine (depending on time)
We camp by Lippencott mine (depending on time)

Day 3
Depending on where we left off on Saturday we may backtrack to see the racetrack and/or Lippencott Mine.
Lippencott rd (only for advanced riders)
Hidden Valley rd (for everyone else)
Saline Valley rd (those heading home take it south bound, those who want to continue into Saline Valley take it north bound.
Stop by hot springs
lunch
Steele Pass (advanced riders only)
continue on Saline Valley rd for Noobs to Death Valley rd to Big Pine.

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Old 10-28-2007, 11:17 PM   #2
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A few more pics of what you can expect.








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Old 10-28-2007, 11:31 PM   #3
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Looks like fun. I've been thinking of riding in AZ around xmas. Maybe I should think of doing this along the way...
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Old 10-28-2007, 11:45 PM   #4
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Wow.
Looks fun.
I may be able to do this.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:00 AM   #5
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That looks easy so I can take my ZX14
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:12 AM   #6
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Camp/motel?

Question: Is the trip-design centered around camping-out, or a motel? If the latter, where?
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:47 AM   #7
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That looks easy so I can take my ZX14
I have seen Gold Wings in Titus Canyon!
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:15 PM   #8
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Lippencott

Being from Ridgecrest I should know a lot about the area, butttt I tend to ride the high country more. There is an interesting run you might look into called Lippencott. It runs from saline valley to the race track.
I am thinking of joining the ride, sounds like fun
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Old 10-29-2007, 07:11 PM   #9
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Being from Ridgecrest I should know a lot about the area, butttt I tend to ride the high country more. There is an interesting run you might look into called Lippencott. It runs from saline valley to the race track.
I am thinking of joining the ride, sounds like fun
Yep, very familiar with Lippencott. There's an open mine when you reach the top and head away from the Racetrack. Some of the pics you see are of that mine.
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:11 PM   #10
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If I can lower my KLR by 4 inches before then...I'm in.

Trip sound awesome.
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:56 PM   #11
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Good idea, I'm interested. How many days you thinkin'?
Camping the whole time? My basecamp is Marin County.
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Old 11-04-2007, 08:33 PM   #12
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Good idea, I'm interested. How many days you thinkin'?
Camping the whole time? My basecamp is Marin County.
This is a 3 day trip Fri-Sun. an early start on Friday and tries to end early on Sunday. Something like noon on Sunday.




Please keep in mind that this will be a slow ride since we are all noobs. The big dogs will be bored with the pace. I suggest DV Daze since they will hit tougher trails at higher speeds.
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:24 PM   #13
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Old 11-04-2007, 10:11 PM   #14
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Looking forward to this trip more than X-mas.....


will a 150-160 mile range be good...?
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:00 PM   #15
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Anyone from CO wanna join in?

I would not mind running out from CO weather permitting, which it may. I've been to DV 20 times perhaps on bikes from CA start points but never run off road there. Not anxious to scratch up the new GSA either, or suck dust... prefer my XR650R for all of that, but would like to give it a roll if anyone else is up for it.
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