L.A.-Barstow to Vegas 2017 Nov. 24-Nov. 25, 2017 dual sport ride

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by RAZR, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    no. and kind of yes.
    i have brought this up numerous times at the District 37 Dual Sport meetings and i just brought it up last week. :deal

    the only way you can see us on your end (Rescue 3) is for everyone with SPOT Tracker's and DeLorme Tracker's to sign up to the website SPOTWALLA.com which i have also brought up in the past.
    you (Rescue 3) will need Internet to access the website. but the great thing about this website is that it follows all the participants in real time. and you can click on the icon from the maps page and see the message and the participants information.

    i will set up a SPOTWALLA page for this years ride.
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  2. srferjo

    srferjo Rescue 3 #344

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    Great, we can work out the details at the next meeting.
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  3. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Whats this ride all about ?
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  4. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    a Harley ride. helmets optional.
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  5. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    I will keep quoting this...



    IMG_6394.JPG This was a concussed Moto Cop on a 950 an hour after we helped his buddy. jerry shot.jpg



    RIDE AT YOUR ABILITY...
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  6. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    are mustaches mandatory?

    hashtag noshavenovember
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  7. dino702

    dino702 OFF2BFE

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    I quit shaving in October so I'll look good in November :clap
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  8. przjohn

    przjohn Been here awhile

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    We have come out from New England twice for this event and have had a ball riding the DS Hard Routes. This year our crew will be coming out with Big Bikes and wanted to know if there is going to be a Big Bike Route?
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  9. YellowjacketD37

    YellowjacketD37 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for coming all the way from the east coast twice. That's great!

    No, there will not be a dedicated big bike route as of now. It will be the easy route.
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  10. HBSURFDAD

    HBSURFDAD Oops, Sorry

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    Thoughts on "race" type radios, is it worth getting one for this and other big events? Does a radio help lower the need for a SPOT?

    Sorry if this is the wrong thread, but I would buy it for LAB2V.
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  11. srferjo

    srferjo Rescue 3 #344

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    Race radios is only good for about 12 miles. Racers use a repeater on the of a mountain for coverage. Sweep will use radios for bike to bike in there group. If there is a problem they go to cell phone with a runner. What I mean is one sweep rider stays with the patient and on goes to a mountain top for cell service. So no, radio is a bed choice.
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  12. emmi

    emmi Been here awhile

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    Any vets have a suggestion on a good tire combo? lots of loose sand yah?
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  13. YellowjacketD37

    YellowjacketD37 Been here awhile

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    If you are planning are riding with a buddy or two, and they want to buy radios so you can communicate with each other, that would be a good idea. You can't believe how many riders get separated from each other on dual sport events! It doesn't help lower the need for a SPOT, but it does help you stay together. When you have a lot of riders in an event, headlights, jerseys, jackets and helmets all start looking alike. You ride for a few miles and pull over and the person behind you that you thought was your buddy--ISN'T!

    That's why I say it's important that all riders be self-sufficient. Carry what you need for yourself for changing your tires and repairs for your bike. Don't have one person carry tools, another carry tire-changing equipment, etc. It never fails that you get separated or someone gets hurt and then you're up a creek. We volunteers see and hear this all the time. Having radios on you and your buddies would help solve the problem of getting separated tremendously! Plus the lead rider can warn his buddies behind him of hazards on the trail that are ahead.

    Two friends of mine ride with radios and they absolutely LOVE them. One friend is always pushing me to get one so I can communicate while riding with him. The ability to push a button on your handlebars and tell a buddy you've crashed and hurt yourself or have a flat tire and need him to come back and help is priceless.

    Remember, these aren't race type radios, these are more the Sena type radios.
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  14. HBSURFDAD

    HBSURFDAD Oops, Sorry

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    Thanks YJ37, that was kind of my thought. By "race radio" I mean a Rugged brand, PCI, or Sampson version of a hand held with a helmet kit. I have no desire (or ability) to race, I just thought that was the correct term. I just want to be able to tell my friends to wait up.
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    HBSURFDAD Oops, Sorry

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    I would suggest something that has good traction and puncture resistance.................. and is jetted correctly.
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  16. trailtrick

    trailtrick goat trail rider

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    I be good to go by theme also
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  17. emmi

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    There aint squat for 17 inch wheels lol
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    HBSURFDAD Oops, Sorry

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    Razr had some really good posts on the D37 website. I just searched for "LAB2V tires" a while ago. I think I will try the Motoz myself (hard rear and med front). I tend to ride to the rides so a little compromise is called for. For a noob like me it was an overwhelming number of choices.
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  19. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    Dunlop 606. for your bike (DR650)
    it's a good tire.
    or check the availability of the Goldentyre brand. they have a ton of designs coming out every month it seems like.

    edit: i just checked the Goldentyre West website and the 723 rear has a 17 inch option.

    oh yeah, stick with knobby tires.
    "dual sport" tires are not suitable for this ride.
    and always use Ultra Heavy Duty tubes.
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  20. emmi

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I was also looking into the tractionator desert H/T too

    taking the XRR!? I wanna see! :D
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