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. TwoWheelsGood

    TwoWheelsGood Four Wheels Bad

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    Yep, with the exception of Goler, Mengele, and the Escape Route, it's a pretty fast and quick ride.
  2. YellowjacketD37

    YellowjacketD37 Been here awhile

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    For those of you who need to get your blood pumpin', here's a hard way video of LA-B-to-V from last year by Niles Harrison:

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  3. dino702

    dino702 OFF2BFE

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    Raul called back, I'm in :clap
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  4. Ol Man

    Ol Man Been here awhile

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    Me too.
  5. YellowjacketD37

    YellowjacketD37 Been here awhile

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    Me three.
  6. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    Two and two B 4
  7. RAZR

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

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    only old people will get that :gerg :lol3
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  8. YellowjacketD37

    YellowjacketD37 Been here awhile

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    Raul Luna from the Embassy Suites stated to me they do not want to accept any walkups this year for Thanksgiving dinner. Therefore, it is important to place a reservation for Thanksgiving dinner with the following info when you leave your reservation on his voicemail:

    Your name
    How many?
    Time of reservation?
    Discount code: AMA

    Call Raul Luna at 661-266-3756.

    Thank you.
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  9. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    I/we came from Oklahoma and rode this twice. 2008 and 2010.......watching this video makes me want to do it again!
  10. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    Mmmmmmm....grub with less mouths
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  11. MatttheHatt

    MatttheHatt Been here awhile

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    Loading up tonight and leaving tomorrow from Texas.

    Did it in 2014 and cant wait to do it again!

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  12. MatttheHatt

    MatttheHatt Been here awhile

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    And so it begins... I am pulling out of a Gas Station at an undisclosed area of Austin, Texas and am now enroute to LAB2V 2017!!!

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  13. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Spent the morning prepping the 500, all looks good and ready to RIDE!
  14. dino702

    dino702 OFF2BFE

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    FCC653FE-EC1E-481A-885E-4154E363BB3E.jpeg Once again packed way more sh!t than I’ll ever use. On the up side my backpack will only have water and snacks in it
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  15. breakdirt916

    breakdirt916 CA PLATED 94 YZ250 2-STROKE

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    Giant loop!
  16. dino702

    dino702 OFF2BFE

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    GL mixed in with a Mosko Moto 10L bag
    Same setup that I use for overnighters on the little bike
  17. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    Bike prep continues.... CCFF750D-7B73-4A7B-B74B-EB87A5FC2DD5.jpg
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  18. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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  19. Bullseye

    Bullseye Mr. Bad Example

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    Tire Review (multiple choice):
    • The sidewall is too (thick/thin), you'll (never be be able to fix a flat trail-side/get a pinch flat before you ever leave the parking lot).
    • That (is/is not) a DOT approved tire. (It'll never hook-up off-road/You'll get a ticket).
    • It's an OK tire, but it sucks in (sand/mud/wet/pavement/hard-pack).
    • The compound is too (hard/soft), you will (not get any traction on rocks/need a new tire before Barstow).
    • You need to set it up (tubeless/with a mousse/super-thick tubes).
    • It's (noisey/quiet) on the pavement.
    • It's only good as a (A%/100-A%) tire. <sorry, math joke>
    • That tire is only good as a (front/rear) tire.
    • Make sure you run it (backwards/forwards).
    Taken from every tire review ever.
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  20. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    See you at the finish...early
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