L.A.-Barstow to Vegas LAB2V 2012

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

  1. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    So technically the guy who did the rear ending is at fault. How does this play out legally? It wasn't a blind corner?
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  2. DirtRider....

    DirtRider.... Wandering Turtle

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    Common sense advise for sure... but adrenaline always seems to take over for some riders.
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  3. Excndez

    Excndez Girly Adventurer

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    You CAN make it as dusty as you want it to be. Like in the video you can just ride along in the middle of your buddies dust all day or you can space it out a little further and go the same speed dust free.

    I rode it last year for the first time and it was dust free the entire way except for brief moments when other riders were passing me, yep I was passed- alot!
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  4. RAZR

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

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    space it out. and leave early. pass slower riders with caution.

    generally, LAB2V isn't that bad with the dust. there are just a few sections of powerline roads that are silt/gravel and they're in the morning when a lot of riders are clustered together. it opens up later. keep a good pace and take few breaks and you'll be good.

    you are racing daylight, so don't loligag. sunrise is around 6:30AM and sunset is around 4:30PM, but with all the mountains/hills, it's dark by 4:00.

    with that said, make sure you headlight/tail light work well.

    3 years ago I was in dune buggy/truck woops on the way into Barstow, and the headlight was worthless. sand-sky-sand-sky-sand-sky you get the picture. miles of it. :knary

    Day 2 has a section with 17 miles of deep sandwash. deep.
    keep you speed up and throttle through it.:deal
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  5. MikkeM

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    ..on a lighter note, here's a hot tip:
    bypass the sucky fast food on Main street Fri night and go to the Idle Spurs off old Hwy 58--great joint!!

    http://www.idlespurssteakhouse.com/
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  6. AJxr

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    watching this thread like a hawk. looking to make the most of my trip.
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  7. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    That's Stu's way of saying, "stay the .....out of my way" :lol3
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  8. CA Stu

    CA Stu Thanks Super Moderator

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    :D

    True story, a few years back a guy rode straight at me, going the wrong way on a narrow track, flagged me down.
    "Did you see a guy back there on a Honda?"

    Only about 200 of them, you bonehead! :thwak :lol3

    Edit: Also, a wet bandana makes a good dust mask.
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  9. DirtRider....

    DirtRider.... Wandering Turtle

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    I just registered!!!! Now to get hotel details figured out... Hope to meet a few of you out there! :thumb

    Countdown begins
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  10. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    This is the MAIN reason i avoid LARGE events like this.You all have fun & be CAREFUL.

    RIDE ON!
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  11. RAZR

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

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    this actually doesn't happen that often. these are just stories. and that video I posted from last year was a wake up call. the D37 folks took that very seriously.

    and you're a fast guy. keep up a good pace and avoid the lookeelu's.
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  12. Cannabinoid

    Cannabinoid Banned

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    No roll chart, no TRAX, no GPS, I'm out!!!
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  13. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    Glad we cleared that up?....:lol3
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  14. RAZR

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

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    get a roll chart holder for $20 - $30

    http://www.rollcharts.org/rollchartdef.html


    I use the MSR Countdown brand.


    they sell them at the event for 20 or 25 bucks if you want to buy it there.
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  15. DirtRider....

    DirtRider.... Wandering Turtle

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    i want one that scrolls for me as i ride... :getiton
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  16. CA Stu

    CA Stu Thanks Super Moderator

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    Garmin makes plenty of them... :D

    This ride is always a hoot, I think it is where I first met RAZR.

    I always look forward to the newsletter reports, too.


    This is not a race, don't try and pass your bud, especially when he makes a left turn right in front of you....

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    :doh
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  17. RAZR

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

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    i wanna be riding LAB2V when i'm this dudes age:clap:clap:clap

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  18. RAZR

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

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    yup!

    that was a GREAT day.

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  19. RAZR

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

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    a few years ago, on Day 1, my riding partner's Husqvarna broke down. so i was on my own.


    on Day 2 in the morning, at the gas station next to the Ramada in Barstow, i see CA Stu. we had never officially met but with KLR650.net and ADV we kinda knew each other, so i said "hi" and he asked who i was riding with, i told him my buddy bailed, he said, LET'S RIDE!!! :ricky

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    there are some GREAT people on this ride!:thumb


    even when my buddies Husky broke down, we had every rider that went by check to see if we were okay and maybe 8 guys that actually stopped to really look at the situation even though we 'thought' we had it under control (we didn't:puke1)

    my buddy did get it running enough to make it to the next stop and one of the sweeps in a truck asked if we were okay, and we told him the situation. he ended up taking my riding buddy back to Palmdale. no questions. it's just what he does.
    no one is left behind.

    like i said.

    the best ride of the year.

    Rescue 3 is there. moto sweep. truck sweep. great terrain. challenging. fun. and everyone is wearing a smile all weekend!!!
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  20. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Nice.
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