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Old 11-10-2008, 10:53 AM   #1
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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.

In February of 2007, Tom aka Red_Bull_Addict and I were 4-wheeling in Death Valley, we talked about attending one of the ADV rides. Both of us were totally nOObs and didn’t feel (more like scared) there were rides suitable for peeps of our skill level. I hate to say this, but most nOObs don’t 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 1st 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:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...b+valley+rally

This year's planning thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=372527


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!
Besides, we ride a little better when there are baby sitters around.

Death Valley National Park 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.

The Los Angeles group did the 330 mile ride to get to Stovepipe, which is nothing compared to the norcal guys.

Toby and Mario getting ready at 7:00 AM



We made it to Trona and met some of the norcal boys on time at 10:30 AM.





7 FFs.....Dean, Joel, Rick, John, Dave, Mario, and Toby


Riding towards Ballarat






Zing saying hello



Mario's turn




This blue clear sky will go south in 2 days


Entering Ballarat


When we got to Ballarat, the advriders already waiting





If you don't see anything special about this bike, pm me...




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


more coming....I have to go back and work...
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:04 AM   #2
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Beautiful weather and location to have a gathering of like minded riders

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Old 11-10-2008, 12:32 PM   #3
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Typical nOObs ride...after 5 minutes, trouble...shit starts to flly

That was a planned self ejecting tank so I would remember to top off .
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:49 PM   #4
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Friday at Goler Wash

orange bikes in the hands of wanna-be-nOObs....brokenspoke could not believe who's coming up


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


going over Goler and saving gas at the same time



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



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


the bike tells me this guy jeff is not a nOOb


nOOb's first mistake is buying an orange bike


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



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


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


but for sure he broke his shifter lever on that attempt


i had a good start too


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


trailtrick out of nowhere showed up..
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:52 PM   #5
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:04 PM   #6
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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...


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

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..
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:47 PM   #7
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nate, thanks for posting your pics...those are places none of us nOObs didn't know they exist.......

there was a rider following you and he was doing good but his bike wanted to get a close up of the canyon wall...
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:27 PM   #8
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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......???


Crap.... And I thought it wasn't going to be very crowded..

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.
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:00 PM   #9
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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....
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What the......???


hey john, the word was out in DV that the nOObs were coming and the tourists want to get some free entertainment and laughter....
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:52 PM   #11
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:59 PM   #12
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Here are my 113 pics that I took. I also have a bunch of crash videos.

http://gallery.mac.com/yj93#100162&v...r=black&sel=49
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:21 PM   #13
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great report from punkenduro...

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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. now for some pics.



the group before goler

good job phil and woody

dont think i didnt get that

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

one...

two...

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 .

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)

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Old 11-10-2008, 02:54 PM   #14
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Hey H8chains, that's me




that might be the only picture of me, thanks


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Old 11-10-2008, 03:18 PM   #15
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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.


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