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Old 04-09-2013, 01:58 PM   #136
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I'm in! - start the thread already...
andy, will do after summer. thinking of camping at the hot springs. pack light, leave most of the clothes at home - that's a scary thought......



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Old 04-09-2013, 02:12 PM   #137
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andy, will do after summer. thinking of camping at the hot springs. pack light, leave most of the clothes at home - that's a scary thought......



Sounds great! I'll make sure the G650X Challenge is up for it... I have to get a new skid plate to replace the one that fell off in New Mexico last summer...

I'm also looking into the possibility of getting a Jeep, so my next DV trip may be a drive and ride, instead of riding in...
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:07 PM   #138
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:10 PM   #139
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I have always wanted to explore the DV after reading many RR from other inmates. Lost rider is one of my favorite; I try to book a trip with Finn for few days. During our plan my best friend broke his arm from mountain bike so I have to cancel the trip. Thanks to Finn he redirects me to Joel for any open spot to the March 2013 rally. Lucky for me there are couples spots available due to last minute cancellation. WooooooHoooooo I am on my way to DV……..So here is my beloved GS patiently waiting in the garage the night before. I know I know she is a garage queen.......Will have to see after the rally


While checking the status on the thread I found a post from Diego stating he is leaving early on Thrusday from Long Beach. Perfect I was just slap up solo to the Rally but since he is leaving at the same time so why not ride together safer that way.......

So here is Diego taking a breakfast break


Haha what a poser


I get a little bore after so many mile I start taking some picture on the fly


Finally enter the valley





We are arrived at DV


Checking in setting up our tent and drop off my Conag to Joel for raffle,
Got spot#14 just perfect under couple big tree awesome thanks Joel

The view from the front of our tent :)


Rally head quater



Here is Lior and his garage :)

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Old 04-09-2013, 06:18 PM   #140
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Here is Joel greeting peeps



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Full moon


Nite shot



Next morning meeting up for our group ride (No picture) the first part of Friday morning was intend I am not sure what I have getting in to
After couple drop I am so exhausted and could not take it any more so Finn help me getting the bike over this narty hill full of big bouders and pot holes


I think this bike is a little too big for me on this part of the trail.....
So I finally catch up with the group at one of the stop and try to catch my breath




Here is Nancy and Tony


I cannot remember the one on the right, thanks for help me pick up my bike along the way.......I own many of you some cold adult beverages for sure



After a brief break we continue on to Darwin....And after couple dozen spill along the washed I am finally out to Darwin. You guys don't know how happy and relieve I am when I saw the pavement




Regroup at Darwin Post Office

Not sure what this house is all about but look interesting


Nancy is relieve after make it the first part of the route. She is my hero one tough gal




On our way to the Dunn


Amazing view


Our fearless leader is getting cold and want to stop to put on a jacket


Warren one of the noob from Sequoia, we were debate should we go for it



I said sure why not



and it happen again (Dirt nap) I lost count







After couple try and only get half way and counless dirt nap I decided to
give it up and just chill waiting for the rest of the group done playing with dirt.
(To be continue) it is hard to type with one hand and broken collarbone.
BTW some of the pictures are from Lost, Upst8 and ADVford.....
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:43 PM   #141
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Thanks for the RR. I was not able to take any pictures due to riding sweep. Maybe next year someone else will be the "leader" so I can smell the sage.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:28 PM   #142
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Ahh! Hey, Jack my hat's off to you for herding the cats and keeping us moving forward or else I'd still be on the side of the trail smelling the sage.

I'm up for it again next year. I want to get more of that gravel wash riding in. That section wore my 'out of shape ass' out!

See you on the trail.

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Old 04-10-2013, 01:38 PM   #143
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I said sure why not



and it happen again (Dirt nap) I lost count

very nice rr from a noobie pov.

long, i hope you're feeling better and looking forward for your quick recovery. once you're ready to ride again, let me know and i can take you to some places, we'll do baby steps....

getting dirt oriented tires will surely help too.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:37 PM   #144
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getting dirt oriented tires will surely help too.
I was pleasantly surprised by the Heidenau's performance at Olancha Dunes:



I have also been surprised by the Sahara III's in snow and mud at WARPED:





Can't say the same about my carb... needs work! Almost as much work as my ride report needs.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:42 PM   #145
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Wednesday:
Easter was going to change plans for us this year and make for 1 less riding day so I decided to come out 2 days earlier to make up for it

Myself, Justin, and Scott hit the road about 9:00 a.m. on the way we spotted a dual sport bike about 30 feet off the road a few miles before Red Mountain so I pulled over and walked back to see if he needed anything turns out it was heirhead changing a rear flat and was almost done. I offered to carry some of his stuff or at least the 2 spare tires he was carrying to PSR to lighten his load but he was determined to carry it all, all the way
he said he was fine and thanks for stopping so we said goodbye and got back on the road

As soon as we got there I paid for the site unloaded the bikes and we immediately took off towards Darwin, this was my friend Scott's 1st time riding in the dirt in 20 years so I wanted to do a shortish ride to see how he would do in some different situations and the ride I had planned to Darwin had it all, steep uphill, steep downhill, potholes, rocks, sand, pavement none of it was super hard just wanted to see how he did in all of those different situations he passed the noob squid filter with flying colors
THIS is going to be a GREAT weekend

Terrific view of the way we came in








lots of mining going on in this canyon at one time










NOT going in there


GOING in here










Not sure what they are but they looked pretty cool


Definately NOT going in there






getting back to what we really came here for



 
 




Beautiful Downtown Darwin


 
Really how bad do you have to screw up in school to end up living here




what Darwinian's do for fun


Father Crowley Point on the way back to camp


THRASHER & Justin, aka - airbornson, aka - groundedson, maybe one of these days he'll get a real ADV fake name




 




 
 
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:03 PM   #146
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kick back time

for sure this ain't friday night....

scott and justin didn't hesitate to volunteer and joined larry and geoff to rescue an injured rider at the hot springs that friday night. got back at camp @ midnight or was it 1am?

thanks for pitching in...

nice report keith.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:27 PM   #147
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I was pleasantly surprised by the Heidenau's performance at Olancha Dunes:



I have also been surprised by the Sahara III's in snow and mud at WARPED:





Can't say the same about my carb... needs work! Almost as much work as my ride report needs.
nice pics david. the 640 rocks.

it seems a lot of riders like the heidenaus even tough to install. they're excellent tires and imported by the good moto-amore. i will not hesitate put those, also the sahara 3s and mefos on the rear. but for the front 606s...baby. noobs like us need all the advantage we could get....or buy.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:34 AM   #148
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fgot back at camp @ midnight or was it 1am?
About 1:30 or so. I think I got to bed about 2:15 after having a couple of beers to wind down. Not a sole was up except Grinch and that kid with the equally big beard.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:37 AM   #149
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nice pics david. the 640 rocks.

it seems a lot of riders like the heidenaus even tough to install. they're excellent tires and imported by the good moto-amore. i will not hesitate put those, also the sahara 3s and mefos on the rear. but for the front 606s...baby. noobs like us need all the advantage we could get....or buy.
You may be right Joel - I grabbed too much front brake going around the dry lake at the foot of Goler and dumped the bike on my foot... still hurts. Maybe the 606s would have helped save me from my mistake.

And yes, I do dread trying to unmount/mount the Heidenaus with short irons!
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:13 AM   #150
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for sure this ain't friday night....

scott and justin didn't hesitate to volunteer and joined larry and geoff to rescue an injured rider at the hot springs that friday night. got back at camp @ midnight or was it 1am?

thanks for pitching in...

nice report keith.

Glad to do it. Adventures don't stop when I get off the bike.
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