L.A.-Barstow to Vegas LAB2V 2012

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by RAZR, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. farrington300

    farrington300 No wait....What?

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  2. RAZR

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

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  3. farrington300

    farrington300 No wait....What?

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    Shinko tires are lookin better every day.
  4. russt

    russt Adventurer

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    The prices last summer (2011) on tires are what sent me to the 244; it was nearly half of what the 606 was going for at a local shop. I like it so far. Less noise on the street and better cornering than a 606. In the dirt i drop the pressure to a little lower than I did on the 606 and have been happy.
  5. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    Hey mike... You riding your husky???
  6. TheDualDog

    TheDualDog Adventurer

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    See you there! Past LAB2V attendance: '87, '88, '89, '90, '91, '92, '93, '94, '95, '09. :thumb

    Damon Powell
  7. RAZR

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

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    :clap


    :freaky
  8. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Proofing the route from Palmdale to Ridgecrest on Saturday.
    Getting close!:clap
  9. farrington300

    farrington300 No wait....What?

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    Yup, I will be on the husky. I'm only riding day 2 due to family stuff. See ya out there.
  10. DirtRider....

    DirtRider.... Wandering Turtle

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    i received the email and have read the info... good stuff! thanks for putting all that together. :clap
  11. YellowjacketD37

    YellowjacketD37 Been here awhile

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    You'd be surprised how few riders read the Rider Packet and then the Rider Instructions the day of the event. Those are the ones who run out of gas. Or miss fabulous Red Rock Canyon the second day because they didn't manage their time, take bail outs, and missed the 2:15 p.m. cutoff point at Sandy Valley. Then they have to take the highway into Vegas. :cry Yeah, they cry and complain about it later.


    Spread the word, please, to READ the Rider Packet. :deal It has important information in it, especially for newbies.
  12. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Heading out in the morning to run Day 1.

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    Going to be chilly!
  13. russt

    russt Adventurer

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    Weather channel says 32 deg right now. Weather station on the house says 26; its cold in the desert! Good luck, stay warm!
  14. adayinthedirt

    adayinthedirt Adventurer

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    Try and drag Mr. Gaynor w/ ya. :freaky
  15. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    What a tease :D
  16. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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  17. RAZR

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

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    you're cheating
  18. timholio

    timholio Adventurer

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    I tried a pair of 50/50 shinko's last year and a BUNCH of knobs broke off before 200 miles were put on them. I did abuse them like I do all my tires, running at 20 psi on the highway is probably bad.

    I have been running maxxis dessert IT's and have never broke one knob off even with tons of street/highway miles. I used them last year on LABTOV- I think they are fine on the highway but probably a poor choice in rain on pavement. If there is a better dessert/full knobby/dual sport tire let me know.
  19. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    +1 on the Maxxis Deserts... Get the intermediate tread. They are tough and wear pretty well.
  20. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    Daammmnn.... 6 hours of riding and Gil is only getting into Ridgecrest now.. That's about half way to Barstow... Must be a tough course. :eek1


    He's gonna be riding home in the cold and dark.. alone !