L.A.-Barstow to Vegas LAB2V 2012

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

  1. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    Returning on mon...:deal

    207 or so on the official in list today...
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  2. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    Just got word from the boss that t-day may be in Palmdale :ricky
    Formulating logistics now...
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  3. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    I'll be coming up from Bullhead City, AZ. on Sat.......see you in Sandy Valley/at the banquet
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  4. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    Nice, Val and I should be there thur mOrn ish. Gimme a ring


    I might get a job reassignment that would botch my whole ride tho...




    We will see
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  5. RAZR

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

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    vacation was great, but now back to bidness.....


    post up any questions, post up if you need a riding buddy, post up if need a hotel roomie, etc etc.



    BTW the hotels in Bastow, Ramada and Quality Inn, are sold out. Motel 6 and California Inn are available.

    get your reservation for The Orleans in Las Vegas NOW. it will sell out.
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  6. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Did a little warm up ride yesterday and did lots of tracks with ribbon markers on the bushes ... getting fired up as the big ride gets closer.
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  7. SlowJoefromBako

    SlowJoefromBako Aint livin long like

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    This will be my first labv. Im looking forword to navigating with a roll chart for the first time. my question is the odometer on my 990 is not resetable by tenths. So if at any point I get off course there will be no way of getting my mileage and the roll chart to line up again?. Is this going to be a problem? I would really like to fallow the roll chart insted of following the yellow brick road on the gps.:ear
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  8. RAZR

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

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    i've had the same issue back when i rode a KLR650...

    use your GPS as an odo.



    as for the rollchart. i glance at it as i come to turns or certain areas for warnings/wash outs/etc but i use the GPS probably 90% of the time.


    i've had to do the math when i had to backtrack and while annoying it's doable.


    also, you are constantly resetting your odo on the ride. probably every 5 or 10 miles is a reset.
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  9. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    I would recommend getting a TrailTech or similar computer for the event. It will make your life much easier when using roll charts. Installation is pretty simple as well.

    Just checked the website, and of course they discontinued the old standby Endurance model. I'm sure you could find one somewhere.

    The promoters will stress relying on the roll chart over GPS so that slower MPH tortoise sections are noted.
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  10. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    GPS :thumb
    On the 990 you we have a looong day. BTDT :bluduh
    Get real comfortable with sand
    Fresh 908 and a steering damper. Start lifting weights now :lol3
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  11. timholio

    timholio Adventurer

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    Last year I did this on my CRF450 - awsome ride.

    This year I will doing this event with a passenger, my GF, on my KTM 640 enduro (easy route!).

    We did a 5 hour ride in mammoth last month - no issues.

    I did buy proper dust masks for this ride. Trying out the 'wolf snout' as my bandana last year was awful.
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  12. RAZR

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

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    easy route?:ear

    there is the regular route.... hard way off shoots from the regular route.... and there is an ADVenture route.

    even the ADVenture route is more than just gravel roads. 4 years ago we took some short cuts through the ADVenture route cuz of a flat and other bike issues that put us behind, and i will say there was some slightly difficult sand/deep gravel to go through.

    we saw a 2 up BMW 1200GS and they were all over the place. sand snakes for miles. looked like she had walk part of the way as well.

    good luck!:thumb
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  13. DirtRider....

    DirtRider.... Wandering Turtle

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    Sand snakes r freaky I've heard :D
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  14. timholio

    timholio Adventurer

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    True there isn't an easy route.... 'Adventure route' sounds more fun than calling it the '200 mile sand wash route'.

    The easy route is the main highway!
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  15. RAZR

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

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    word.:thumb
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  16. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Motohelp Technical Tuesday Presents:
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  17. RAZR

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

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    any discounts on gear?:ear
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  18. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Don't know.

    Bring your scissors. Dave may need a haircut.
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  19. dbeck

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    Will anything be available to those of us out of town? Any recorded clips or maps?


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  20. RAZR

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

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