Barstow 2 Vegas DS Ride 2014

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Yellow Pig, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Who's doing the Barstow to Vegas Dual Sport Ride this year?

    Just moved out to Kalifornia from Colorado and wanna get some riding in once the temperatures cool down.

    I would also like to do the Los Coyotes ride, but cannot find any info on it besides the fact that it's on Nov 1st.

    If anyone needs a team-mate / riding buddy hit me up.

    I'll be on this:

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    I'm gonna post on the D-37 forum once my registration gets approved.


    Thanks, Dan
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  2. palada

    palada Perma-n00b

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    Hi YP,

    I'm planning on LAB2V too. I'll probably ride a WRR. Welcome to CA from another transplant (from Mich). I'm in the LA area, what part of CA you in?
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  3. Countdown

    Countdown Long timer

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    That is a really really big Dual Sport bike for Ca standards. Unless you are an expert A Enduro rider, you want to take the Adv options on rides.

    I have more rides listed on DualSportWest.com
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  4. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Thanks for the info guys.

    I'm in Thousand Oaks.

    Unfortunately I sold my 530 xc-w before coming here since it was only eligible for a green sticker. The move and new house has bleed me dry so it will be a bit before I pick up the 500.

    Any info on the Los Coyotes DS ride?
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  5. The Letter J

    The Letter J Long timer

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    You do realize that is just a 690 right? I rode LA-B-LV on a 690 and took the "hard" routes with no trouble.
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  6. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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  7. speedygee68

    speedygee68 dirt eater

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    I did last years LAB2V on my 990S. Another guy (Big Won, Big Juan..I don't remember the exact spelling) also did it on a 990...and did the hard ways....2 UP!! That dude is totally badd ass. And I know I'm not an A rider. You 'should' be fine on a little ole 690.
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  8. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    And the measuring stick has been unleashed......
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  9. YellowjacketD37

    YellowjacketD37 Been here awhile

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    Glad you're doing LA-B-to-V. Don't let anyone pressure you into doing hard ways. For your first year, just stick with the easy ways unless you are an expert rider on that bike and want to experience a lot more mileage and steep hill climbs. You want to make sure you make all the mileage and get to experience the whole 450 mile ride.

    Lost Coyotes will be posting their flyer up as soon as they have all the info/permits gathered together for their ride. Their ride is one of the least expensive District 37 dual sport events all year and will help you get in some sand practice in the desert for LA-B-to-V. There's no preregistration for their ride; you just show up.

    You'll want to make sure you have a roll chart holder for both Lost Coyotes and LA-B-to-V rides. Get the Countdown one; it's the deepest one that can hold the longest roll charts. You should be able to purchase one through Flanders Company.

    Are you aware that you can go riding in the mountains now? It's cool enough in the San Bernardino Mountains and they are somewhat close. You'll find a thread called 'Best Noob "Day Trip" Trail....' about riding there if you need to find a riding buddy. That will help keep you in riding shape now.
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  10. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    It is?????:huh

    I don't think YP will have any problems.............
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  11. SoKal

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    The Lost Coyotes ride is kinda low key. Never a lot of info about it before hand and it gets over shadowed by LA-b2V. Keep a look out for it on the D37 site
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  12. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    I've had a big bike on a few tough trails before. :wink:

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  13. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    Sweet bike!

    What does that setup cost, if ya don't mind me asking:D
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  14. Bicycle Phil

    Bicycle Phil Been here awhile

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    uh....lemme guess....Taylor Park/Italian Creek??

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  15. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Yup, just behind American Flag Mountain.
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  16. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Lots.

    :deal

    Besides the bike there is the fairing, the tanks, the suspension, the LED lighting and a few man hours to get it all put together and wired up.


    http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/KTM-690-Enduro-R-SMC
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  17. NSFW

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    nice job. i always like the 690 with the rally set up....:thumb


    there are couple of local inmates here who just installed the basel kit....i will be afraid to ask how much....:lol3


    once the weather cools down, there will be a bunch of local riders riding the mojave area and high desert.

    to get some good practice rides, try johnson valley.


    if you want something mellow...you know where to find me...:D
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  18. Countdown

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    LA-B-V is very long but not particularly hard compared to most 1-day rides. Basically all the 600s and up are too heavy and will wear out the average rider. I think most promoters would recommend take the Easy or Adv ways unless you are a true expert. For my Topaz 600 ride, Hi Desert 250, China Lake, etc very few average riders will finish them on a >600 bike.

    I would imagine that any one on a >600 that does all hard ways on the Big Bear ride would get a Gold Plack.
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  19. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    I'll definitely take you up on some riding to get to know the area. Once we finish getting settled in and the kids are back in school I'll have more riding time available.

    Thanks, Dan
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  20. CA Stu

    CA Stu Master of air potatofication Super Moderator

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    I've done it 14 times now, 10 on a KLR 650, once on an XR650R (I broke my leg a few weeks before the ride and wanted to cheat :D), and 3 times on a Husky 610.
    Planning on doing it again this year on the Husky.

    It's long and there's a lot of sand, but I don't think that your 690 will have any problems. :thumb
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