L.A.-Barstow to Vegas LAB2V 2012

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  1. RAZR

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

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    LAB2V 2012

    Thanksgiving weekend Friday November 23,

    Saturday November 24, 2012

    Palmdale Supercycles - Barstow Ramada Inn - Orleans Hotel Las Vegas

    RIDER PACKET LINK






    so just to get some of the So Cal peeps the info and to stoke the fire about the best ride here in CA !!!

    I will keep this first post updated over the next few months.


    check the D37 message board and sign up to the board if you haven't already.

    please do not quote this first post. quote parts of it, let's keep this thread uncluttered.
    also there will be updates and changes on this post over the next few months. :deal


    YOU DON'T NEED AMA MEMBERSHIP FOR THIS RIDE, BUT YOU SHOULD TO SUPPORT ALL THE EFFORTS THE AMA DOES FOR MOTORCYCLIST RIGHTS AND KEEPING OUR LAND OPEN.

    PLEASE READ ALL RULES.

    PLATED STREET LEGAL BIKE.

    SPARK ARRESTOR AND QUIET EXHAUST A MUST ( 96db ).

    FUEL RANGE IS 90-100 MILES.

    HAVE A ROLLCHART HOLDER. EVEN IF YOU HAVE GPS, YOU NEED A ROLLCHART !!!!!!


    the LAB2V is the days after Thanksgiving, on Friday November 23 and Saturday November 24

    ENTRY IS $175 both days plus a $10 donation to TOYS FOR TOTS for a total of $185. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS $180 FOR BOTH DAYS. $10 TOYS FOR TOTS= $190 TOTAL
    HAVE ENTRIES IN BY 11/14/10 or pay an additional $20 for late entries.

    http://www.district37ama.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=5



    when returning home, it's a good idea to leave EARLY Sunday morning or wait til Monday because Vegas to L.A. traffic all day Sunday BLOWS.
    Thanksgiving weekend traffic combined with usual Vegas to L.A. traffic make it a nightmare. bumper to bumper to the state line.
    it took over 8 hours from Vegas to Lancaster/Palmdale with Admo Tours van a few years ago.
    leave before 7AM, no joke. we usually leave at 5 or 6AM. trust me on this.
    or leave Monday anytime.


    another GREAT idea for trucking/trailering back is to have a friend/wife/girlfriend drive your truck to Vegas Saturday night, talk her into it. it's Vegas, shouldn't be hard to do that.

    OR (this takes time) --YOU drive your truck to Vegas before the ride, park it in the New Orleans parking lot (LAB2V has a HUGE area fenced off), rent a car to drive back to L.A., then when you ride LAB2V you have your truck waiting for you.



    SECURE MOTORCYCLE PARKING IN BOTH BARSTOW AND LAS VEGAS
    .
    Barstow is secure at the Ramada Inn(you can park there even if you're not staying at the Ramada). there will be local kids(teenagers) that watches all night long for a small donation(i think it was 10 bux last year).
    Las Vegas has a fenced off area where you will park.

    Your GEAR will be transported from Palmdale-> Barstow and Barstow-> Las Vegas for FREE with FLANDERS trailer. so no worries on packing too much, just pick up your bag after each days ride.







    Quality Inn.
    2 double beds for 79 and only 10 dollars more for a roll away bed. split that 3 ways thats 30 each.
    it's on the ground floor in the courtyard area so we'll park our bikes in front of our window(did it last year no complaints).
    Quality Inn is RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET from the Ramada where Friday check-in Saturday check-out is.
    Quality Inn has a FREE real breakfast , ie; bacon, eggs, toast, beverage. Restaurant for breakfast opens at 6 AM.
    they have plenty of rooms but good to be prepared.

    SOLD OUT



    CALIFORNIA INN AND MOTEL 6 STILL HAVE AVAILABILITY IN BARSTOW.


    plan amongst yourselves on who will ride together and who will stay together.

    HERE'S A 'I NEED A RIDING BUDDY" THREAD STARTED ON D37

    http://www.district37ama.org/forums/showthread.php?p=661656#post661656


    this post was intended to get the ball rolling and get the info out to the ADV crowd.

    PLEASE GO OVER TO D37 SITE AND READ ALL THE RULES, AND POINTERS ON WHAT TO BRING ie; clothing/gear/tools/food/tires/etc etc.




    anyone can do it.


    it is the best organized ride i've ever been on.


    you get roll chart directions (roll chart holder needed)HERE AND GPS tracks (Garmin preferred).


    i have added a few links to this first post and i will keep this post #1 updated throughout the coming months before the ride.



    YOU NOW CAN REGISTER ONLINE. yes, District 37 has entered the 21st century.:clap

    http://www.labarstowvegas.com/


    Map link to the start

    http://www.district37ama.org/



    http://www.district37ama.org/forums/showthread.php?t=4978


    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=U....344255,-116.674805&spn=4.900898,6.723633&z=7


    http://www.district37ama.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=5

    HOTEL PDF LINK...

    Hotel info.pdf

    hotel in
    Palmdale ---Res. Code "AMA"

    Holiday Inn

    http://maps.google.com/maps/place?c...07038093401968634&pcsi=10107038093401968634,1

    hotels in Barstow


    CALIFORNIA INN AND MOTEL 6 ARE AVAILABLE IN BARSTOW.

    SOLD OUT Quality Inn
    ---Res. Code "AMA" it comes to $79 plus tax and you get a free breakfast in the morning. ie; eggs, toast, bacon, coffee.
    http://maps.google.com/maps/place?c...n,&hnear=Barstow,+CA&cid=13174103091584549538

    SOLD OUT Ramada Inn(HQ)
    ---Res. Code "AMA"
    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sou...,+CA+92311&q=ramada,+barstow&btnG=Search+Maps

    hotel in Las Vegas


    Orleans ---Res. Code " A2AMC11"


    http://www.orleanscasino.com/


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  2. RAZR

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

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    POST #2 will have more info for everyone.

    check in here periodically



    Do I have to be an AMA Member?
    NO
    But.. AMA membership is required to be entered to win a motorcycle in either the Yamaha National Adventure Bike Series or the Husvarna National Dual Sport Bike Series bike drawings - Founded in 1924, the AMA has an unparalleled history of pursuing, protecting and promoting the interests of the world's largest and most dedicated group of motorcycle enthusiasts.
    JOIN HERE


    Will my bike need to pass an inspection?

    YES
    - Street licenced, legal motorcycles only!
    - U.S. Forest Service approved spark arrestor.
    - Be able to pass an exhaust sound decibal test. 96dB Max.
    - You must have a roll chart holder installed.
    Roll chart holders will be available for purchase at the event.

    How many miles is it?

    It will be about 225-250 miles on Friday and 225-250 on Saturday
    - Depending on your chosen route.
    - choose from: Easy, Hard or Adventure Routes

    What kind of GPS do I need?

    Garmin.
    - You won't "need" a GPS at all!
    - But if you want to use one, the tracks will be available for most any Garmin units.
    - Be sure to bring your connection cable too!

    Do I really need a roll chart holder if I have GPS?

    YES
    - Roll Chart navigation is the tried and true navigation method
    - plus.. the batteries will never run out!

    What will the weather be like?

    It has been COLD, HOT, WINDY, RAINY, SUNNY & SNOWY!
    - Prepare for these conditions and you should be fine.
    - NOTE ~ twilight 6:06AM, Sunrise 6:34AM - Sunset 4:37PM, twilight 5:05PM

    What if I don’t have a riding partner?

    Please look on District 37 message board to find a riding partner before the ride
    - Because riding alone is not advised, we encourage you to find a partner or group on our board.
    - No one rides alone! The District 37 folks make sure of that!

    Are there group rates available on hotels?

    Yes group rates are available for the LA-Barstow-Vegas ride
    - Palmdale: Holiday Inn, 661-947-8055, mention code: AMA
    - Barstow: Ramada (Ride HQ), 760-256-5673, mention code: AMA
    - Barstow: or Quality Inn, 760-256-6891, mention code: LAB2V
    (the Quality Inn is directly across the street from the Ramada)
    - Las Vegas: The Orleans, 800-675-3267, mention code:
    A2AMC11
    got questions?

    Please visit the D37 Message Board for LOTS more info - HERE

    - The message board can be helpful to find transportation at various points needed before and after the ride.
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  3. RAZR

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

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    post #3 will be for riding buddies list or available riding buddies.

    post up or PM me if you are looking for riding partners or you have room for a riding partner in your group.

    your riding ability will help match ppl up too.

    n00b C rider.

    intermediate B rider.

    expert/fast/racer A rider.

    HERE'S A THREAD ON D37 TO FIND A RIDING BUDDY http://www.district37ama.org/forums/showthread.php?p=661656#post661656
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  4. RAZR

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

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  5. RAZR

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

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  6. RAZR

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

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  7. space

    space a.k.a. Jake

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    Hell yes. Recent Socal transplant and just barely missed last year's. Looking forward to it!!

    (Funny, I got home from work and thought to myself: I wonder if there's a Barstow-Vegas thread yet. And sure enough, you created it 20 minutes ago. Thanks for getting the ball rolling!)
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  8. RAZR

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

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    :super




    this is the best ride all year. you will be stoked! :clap
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  9. RAZR

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

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  10. Amishflyer01D

    Amishflyer01D Adventurer

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    How will a 1200GS do on this ride?
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  11. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Take the easy routes and you'll be okay providing bike and rider are properly prepped.
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  12. RAZR

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

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    JohnGil is da man.

    last year, District 37 provided an "adventure route" that is easier than the regular route.

    there were quite a lot of 1150/1200GS's on the ride. :deal

    there will be sand (we're in So Cal) and gravel roads. some rocks and a few woops to keep it interesting.:D
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  13. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    If there were a warning to the bike bikes, it would be about the sand.
    Totally do-able, but it wouldn't be the best two days to learn how to ride the soft stuff.
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  14. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    Thanks for setting up the info page.

    Probably see some of you folks in Sandy Valley on Day 2 :freaky
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  15. DirtRider....

    DirtRider.... Wandering Turtle

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    Great thread... thanks for all the info!!
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  16. adayinthedirt

    adayinthedirt Adventurer

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    PULL OFF THE TRAIL WHENEVER YOU STOP! (chat, adjust roll chart, etc)... I'll let somebody else post the video.
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  17. CA Stu

    CA Stu Thanks Super Moderator

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    Do not turn around and ride the route backwards if you lose your riding bud.

    Pull off the trail and wait.

    Lots of traffic, riders trying to get off the desert before dark...
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  18. RAZR

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

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    YES. PULL OFF TO THE SIDE ANYTIME YOU STOP. THERE IS A LOT OF DUST AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHO'S COMING UP BEHIND YOU.

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  19. Excndez

    Excndez Girly Adventurer

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    PULL OFF- ALWAYS

    AND

    DON'T RIDE OVER YOUR HEAD IN DUST! It's not a race so you don't need to be riding bonzai with only your front fender visible to you in the dust. An ol' boy was riding in the dust a few years back at the Sierra Safari in Mammoth and ran right into the back of the parked gas truck, breaking his arms. senseless

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  20. DirtRider....

    DirtRider.... Wandering Turtle

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    crazy video...hate seeing that stuff but it happens all to often...

    speaking of dust... not afraid of dust as i've been riding so cal dez for more years than i have toes but does this ride get dusted out to where you can't enjoy clean open air??
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