April 4,5,6 East Mojave Ride

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by tr1200, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. tr1200

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    Well, I'm firming up my schedule and commitment to the DSRider.com guys to lead a ride in my old stomping grounds. I'll be setting up camp (primitive camp, water hauled in) on Turquoise Mountain 12 miles n/e of Baker Ca on 4-4-08 in the afternoon. from Barstow, take I15 north towards Vegas. The next offramp (12miles) after Baker is Holloran Springs, turn left and procede towards the huge concrete building at the top of the mountain. If you're arriving at night, you'll see a large flashing red light, just stay on the main road.

    Those who don't like roughing it can stay in Baker. There's food/gas/motels and I can probably get discounts if I know ahead of time.

    The camp will be on the boarder of the Mojave Preserve so riding Green Sticker will be legal out of camp and to the north and west. I'll be leading at least one ride through the preserve (plated bikes only). HOWEVER... I've ridden every part of this area on an old XR350 w/out even a green sticker so to each his own:wink: . It is a very sechluded area.

    Give some feedback- questions- suggestions.
    Cheers:freaky
    Tom (HST)
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  2. Daytona_Rider

    Daytona_Rider You should be racing

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    Oh yeah!

    My knee should be just about golden by this time. IN!
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  3. dsrider

    dsrider Been here awhile

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  4. NSFW

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    Hi Tom, I'll have this one penciled on my calendar.

    Thanks for leading this ride.
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  5. stevele5

    stevele5 knight errant

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    i as well as dtr should be healed and ready. i am bringing as much of the family as will go, we have a 50 and a 80 to share with anybody who wants to bring kids, i will also have both 650's and 1 is aloaner the other not so much.
    should be a great trip. how is the weather at that time?
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  6. lsellers

    lsellers a DSRIDER

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    I'm in
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  7. montibank

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    If I have something that has two wheels and goes vroom by the time of trip im in. Soo ... any tarmac? I have buddies that are on dirt onlys that would like to join us.
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  8. Ben99r1

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    tr1200. How big is the legal green sticker riding area? would this be a good riding area for younger kids preteens? Thanks for the info Ben.
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    Ben99r1 There will be 50s & 80s & quads and other great kids (preteens & new riders) riding non plated dirt machines. HST can give square mile and more details
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  10. LittleMissSunshine

    LittleMissSunshine Been here awhile

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    It's on my calendar. I'm in! Hopefully we can get some more women on this ride??? Ladies??? :ear
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  11. tr1200

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    Ben99r1-
    Since we'll be on the north boundary of the preserve, there'll be allot of wide open dirt-only riding with not allot of traffic. I've ridden from there to 30 miles north and hit Dumont Dunes. You can ride the Powerlines from the highway127 x-ing (12mi. north of Baker) to Barstow 60 miles away with lots of side routes.

    I'll probably bring two of my teenagers but won't let them ride w/out my supervision.

    Tom
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  12. tr1200

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    To be more specific- the 'green sticker" area would be a couple hundred square miles.
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  13. tr1200

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    My ex-wife #1 might make this ride. She's in So. Cal. and rides an XR and I'm trying to talk her into bringing my son up (he also has an XR).
    I'll keep you posted.
    Any other "Femoto's" out there?
    HST
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  14. tattooart

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    I want to go where this is!!!!

    Can anyone take me?

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  15. tr1200

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    yes
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  16. tattooart

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    So this is included in your april ride?
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  17. Ben99r1

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    Right now I get a raptor 700 for that weekend. I have a cr250 that needs to get the cylinder welded and replated. I should be done with that by April. As the date gets closer I will let you know if am coming and who I am bringing. Thanks for the open invite guys. Ben
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  18. tr1200

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    Well I can't be 100% sure, but it looks an awful lot like the Lanfair Vallley Exclusion Area (the exclusion being that there are some 40 and 80 acre private parcels surrounded by the Preserve) maybe in the Round Valley area, looking North, perhaps towards the New York Mountains. If so then yes, that'll be in the first day's ride. If not, then close enough:D .

    I tried to move my family to the Lanfair Valley. AT&T has a microwave site right at the intersection of Ivanpah Rd and Cedar Canyon Rd. It's sole purpose is for 1 DS0 circuit for Cal Tech (seismology) and 2 residential phone numbers! It is isolated, beautiful, and if you have to live/work in the desert it's nice to be above 4500' altitude.

    My wife couldn't handle living "off the grid" and driving the kids 45 miles (about half dirt) each way to school. So we wound up about 12 miles north of the Mojave trail near Harvard Station. Only 2 miles dirt and 18 miles to school! It was a good compromise.

    Anyhow- can't wait to go back and visit:clap .

    Tom
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  19. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    i think we will be going 2... will know more in april.:evil
    is there room 4 an rv?
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  20. Ben99r1

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    I hope so because I plan on bringing my tent trailer. Ben
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