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Old 04-06-2012, 12:32 PM   #106
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Noobs Rally 2012

I rolled into the Pananmint Valley on Tuesday morning headed to the Minnietta Cabin. As I approached a truck coming the other way pulled over so I could continue, I stopped to ask if they knew if anyone was staying at the cabin. They replied yes, we are staying there, so I u-turned back to 105, then OC, and set up at the Osborne Cabin.

The mornings were chilly.



After checking for any riders at PSR, and chatting with Rob G. for a few minutes, I set off for some solo exploring. I hadn't been to Surprise Canyon yet so that became my first stop.

Chris Wicht Camp



I hiked a short way into the canyon, looking over the mining ruins.



Next stop was Jail Canyon



Miles and miles of rocky road to get there.



It was worth the trip, I have to see all the cabins in Death Valley. I also met Dirty Adventurer there, who was just packing up to leave after spending the night there. There is a foot trail that continues into the canyon, but after a short walk the trail became seriously overgrown with brush, too thick to continue.

I rode back to camp to spend a little time hiking around Osborne Canyon.

Thursday Joel and I rode to the SV Warm Springs, another awesome day already reported by Joel.

Friday I mostly rested at the cabin, and prepared for Saturday's ride.

Saturday morning I met JohnGil, and the Salt Tram crew at PSR. We headed to Darwin first, stayed on dirt until we hit the 190 again towards Keeler, then on to Cerro Gordo after a slight delay with Spafxr dealing with an overheating issue. And then on to the Salt Tram...

Tenders Cabin, Spafxr, and 2 WheelsGood




The Salt Tram







Thanks to all my riding partners for a great time in Death Valley. This is the first time I didn't ride solo the whole time after 10 previous trips. Thanks ADV
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:36 PM   #107
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Here's our tracks from Thurs/Fri: http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip....11f2889031c9de

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Old 04-06-2012, 01:57 PM   #108
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I rolled into the Pananmint Valley on Tuesday

Next stop was Jail Canyon



Miles and miles of rocky road to get there.



It was worth the trip, I have to see all the cabins in Death Valley. I also met Dirty Adventurer there, who was just packing up to leave after spending the night there. There is a foot trail that continues into the canyon, but after a short walk the trail became seriously overgrown with brush, too thick to continue.




Thanks to all my riding partners for a great time in Death Valley. This is the first time I didn't ride solo the whole time after 10 previous trips. Thanks ADV
That is a lot rockier since my last trip. Did you get back far enough in the canyon to see this.


Little bit of brush but then opened to a lot of mining artifacts
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:24 PM   #109
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Great RR's ya FF's!

Here's my little RR:

Thursday 3/29:

Jo (roundtrippin) spent the night @ my house Wednesday night so we could get an early jump on the trip. Here we are packed up and ready to roll.


We got hungry and stopped for breakfast off I-15


We slabbed it to Baker and then up HWY-127 to Tecopa and got a campsite at the County hot springs


3/30:
Up with the birds - well kind of. We couldn't wait to get the hell out of Tecopa. Those hot springs were scary!


We rode through Shoshone and into Furnace Creek for breakfast. Check out one of the 20 Mule wagons. Poor Mulieheads!


The Cafe @ Furnace Creek was a delight. $1.25 for a tenderloin steak!


Jo standing over one of the mine shafts at Skidoo with an adult beverage. Don't try this at home, kids!


Barbie finds the ONLY thing in Skidoo worth seeing:






After Skidoo, Jo and I headed up to Auguberry Point:


Speeding kills bears


3/31
The next day, a small group consisting of Francisthepig, Calikarl, roundtrippin, Rich from AZ, and me head out to Beatty to grab food before going to Rhyolite, Titus, Scotty's, and Ubehebe. Here we are in Beatty - crappy shot but you get the idea how much cheaper gas is in NV.


Calikarl bearing the wind at Ubehebe for a photo-op. It was windy as shit!


On the way home, Rich's 990 starts acting up. We left him with Robert at Scotty's to see if it could be sorted while Jo and I took Karl to Ubehebe since he's never seen it. The plan was for us to ride back through Scotty's to see if he needed more help. Since we didn't see him, we headed back to camp. That's when we found the 990 on the side of the road


He thought it was out of oil (which it was) I flagged down a caravan of cars. One of them had some oil to give so we filled up the 990 and got back on the road. Meanwhile, I sent Jo and Calikarl home to camp since the winds were so bad. Francisthepig was already on his way to Stovepipe wells to get oil when we got there.

Filled up, we got back on the road when the 990 broke down again a couple of miles later.


This time, suspecting it was electrical, we dropped the slid plate to access the battery. There, we found that both terminals were lose! Tightened up, the 990 ran like a champ all the way home.

4/1
The next day I had a serious case of get-home-itis and hauled ass back to base with a Ersin (FYYFF) and John (Luv2Race) and got home in serious record time.



I wish I had a camera to take more pix. I will next time though

Thanks everyone, especially Joel for all his hard work putting this even together.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:27 PM   #110
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"Pearlite went flying 15 feet down and off the trail. I thought he was a goner. Running over to him, miraculously he feel into a perfect rock outline of his body. BTW his bike followed him too. Missed him and it miraculously survived after we hauled it back over the boulders. He was catching his breath when 3 black SUVs came up."

Wow it was 15ft! Told the Urgent Care Doc it was only about 10ft. Fifteen makes me feel tougher since I ended up with no fractures. Making the soreness bearable are 800 mg of Ibuprofen, the spa, and wine.

Thnx again.

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Old 04-06-2012, 04:28 PM   #111
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thanks for the additional RR. still have medium tees, got your size you skinny fellas. just send me your address.



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Hey Joel!

I was looking for ya! It's great to see the noob tradition continue.

And yes my truck does touch dirt every so often.

What happen to Jeff? Is he no longer qualified to ride in a noob rally?

Take care,
Tom

the tradition continues and this year we had lots of people supporting it. you need to come out next year or let's hook up sooner.

jeff still rides, and we thought he's coming over but work must be in the way. he's with supercross now.



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"Pearlite went flying 15 feet down and off the trail. I thought he was a goner. Running over to him, miraculously he feel into a perfect rock outline of his body. BTW his bike followed him too. Missed him and it miraculously survived after we hauled it back over the boulders. He was catching his breath when 3 black SUVs came up."

Wow it was 15ft! Told the Urgent Care Doc it was only about 10ft. Fifteen makes me feel tougher since I ended up with no fractures. Making the soreness bearable are 800 mg of Ibuprofen, the spa, and wine.

Thnx again.

Pearlite

great news joel.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:47 PM   #112
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saturday RR

i joined galactics group which was decimated to 2 riders + me. well, larry planned the ride and we rode the plan.

done the west to east loop on goler-mengle-warm springs a few times, but never the other way around. great idea larry.

straight and smooth



put gas at furnace creek



warm springs road and larry leading



ersin and i took turns sweeping



awesome road



the geologist cabin on the upper right corner







pretty quiet here, unlike last year, loner hosted one big afternoon party



larry is a beast on that berg



the never ending love affair between the 2
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:16 PM   #113
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saturday RR

down the road, we stopped and let them ride up first (uphill right-of-way)



pearlite's first ride here






damn...that's a gs1200......



we continued west while the 3 went east (we never saw randall and others, they must be in the canyons or in one of the cabins)



somewhere along, we found this nice hill



larry looking for another road






then we stopped a the mengel memorial



not too long, came lior and moshe



moshe's aprilia has only 2 gal (?) and low on gas



gave moshe some of mine



soon we're moving again; i have to be back at camp to set up the satuday dinner.....



watching the 4x4 vans going up goler



very nice set up



holy cow...this rig is BIG...

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Old 04-06-2012, 05:16 PM   #114
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(snip) the never ending love affair between the 2
just don't show his girlfriend this photo... she'll get jealous...
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:31 PM   #115
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saturday RR

ersin's first time at goler and looking for a good line riding down






ersin made it though....



from ersin's view point

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This is how you shouldn't ride your big bike down Goler Steps.
You can see Larry (GalacticGS) riding his Husky down easily around the middle of the helmet cam video.

Crashbar Cam:




Helmet Cam:



larry took the middle and did just well....on a small bike...



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Old 04-06-2012, 05:42 PM   #116
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when we got out of the canyon, the wind was still blowing wild and we stopped in ballarat for soda


more riders showed up



going north on indian ranch road



once we hit saline valley road, ersin did his darth peach impersonation.....



all heading back to camp



the dust storm ahead makes us want to go back in the canyons



always nice to have a mechanic (lior) in the group.....



that ends the saturday ride....dinner and festivites next.

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Old 04-06-2012, 06:14 PM   #117
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I am so happy to see that the Geologist's Cabin finally got re-roofed. I was there late last year and it looked like this.



It rained that week and I had to create a dam inside to keep from getting my sleeping bag soaked. There was a notice on the door.



Thank you NPS for following through and saving this cabin.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:23 PM   #118
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The Geologist's Cabin was in pretty good shape, very clean, and pretty well-stocked with supplies. People have been treating it well this past year...
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:30 PM   #119
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That is a lot rockier since my last trip. Did you get back far enough in the canyon to see this.


Little bit of brush but then opened to a lot of mining artifacts
I got a glimpse of the mining operation, and usually I won't pass up exploring the mines, but the overgrowth prevented me from continuing on the path. I could have scrambled up the slope on the other side, but it would have been slippery going in my MX boots, so I missed most of what is in your picture.
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"Pearlite went flying 15 feet down and off the trail. I thought he was a goner. Running over to him, miraculously he feel into a perfect rock outline of his body. BTW his bike followed him too. Missed him and it miraculously survived after we hauled it back over the boulders. He was catching his breath when 3 black SUVs came up."

Wow it was 15ft! Told the Urgent Care Doc it was only about 10ft. Fifteen makes me feel tougher since I ended up with no fractures. Making the soreness bearable are 800 mg of Ibuprofen, the spa, and wine.

Thnx again.

Pearlite
good job wearing the right gear glad your OK
Enjoyed riding with you Friday let me know when your pain free & feeling up to riding
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