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Old 11-10-2008, 10:53 AM   #1
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Location: Burbank CA
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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 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 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:

This year's planning thread:

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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