L.A.-Barstow to Vegas LAB2V 2012

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

  1. DirtRider....

    DirtRider.... Wandering Turtle

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    Great thread... thanks for sharing Razr.... even if you're not teamed up with another rider i'm sure you'll never be alone until the last sweep passes you by :wink:

    to bad i cant post on the D37 forum... i signed up a few months ago but have never been approved to post :cry
  2. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    I started solo and hooked up with 3 different groups at several different times. Surprising how spread out riders get, theres a lot of space out there.

    Funny not seeing anyone for miles and then come up on a group all riding in circles trying to find the correct course.

    Have your shit together cuz it's really big out there!

    And yes I passed by the sweeper crew after dark coming into Barstow in the last bit of a steep axle deep sand climb.

    Good stuff
  3. RAZR

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

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    stoked!:ricky
  4. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Got the Nov/Dec D37 newsletter in the mail yesterday pumped to read any news/updates about LAB2V and was stoked to see a pic of me and my riding buddy Gerd on page 2.


    LET'S GO!!!!!
  5. jrozar

    jrozar Been here awhile

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    I am in for both days........This year instead of the KTM 450 or 640 I thought I would mix it up a little so I started building a TTR 125 last month for the LA 2 B 2 V and it is almost complete......so if you pass me wave!

    If I pass you I will see if you need assistance.....

    Here is a sneak peak....and yes as of this morning street legal.....

    and my Nevada Plate will read............... B2V

    [​IMG]

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  6. Salsa

    Salsa Been here awhile

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    You should be good to go.

    I finished the 1969 B-V Race on my Hodaka 100. 300 100cc bikes started 30 minutes behind 1000 big bikes. I finished 278th overall, 30th Trail bike (100cc), and 4th Novice. So I passed over 1000 big bikes, you can too !!!!!!!!!!!

    Don
  7. jrozar

    jrozar Been here awhile

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    Congrats.... It would be cool to see more sub-250 bikes run it. My buddy will be on a CRF 100 with me.


  8. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    I'm all signed up, looking forward to this after my DNF in '09

    BTW, It's a great way to hide from the family drama of Thanksgiving!
  9. isaac004

    isaac004 Been here awhile

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    I'm all registered and have Motel 6's booked up. I decided to do this on my WR250R, and will be slabbing it home Sunday morning. :norton
  10. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    I'd suggest taking dirt back to Barstow......traffic is a horror show that Sunday between Vegas and Barstow

    Penty of easy/fast dirt available between Lost Wages and Barstow........you can head out of town on 159/160 (skip Red Rock and gas up at intersection of 159/160 at Blue Diamond) and make good "enjoyable" time on various Poleline Roads (Like Potasi Mine Rd., etc)......then jump on whatever roads you have to take from Barstow to get home.....
  11. isaac004

    isaac004 Been here awhile

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    Great idea, as splitting lanes all the way home on 15 will get old fast. Anyone have tracks or reference info on these roads? I'd be doing this part solo.

    In the car, my faster way home is to cut south to Mojave National Preserve after crossing the state line (hard to avoid that mess). Going south on Kelso Cima to Kelbaker to 40 is a little longer, but it's good scenery as you bypass the mess of agriculture inspection on 15. You then end up in Barstow on 15/40, with no inspection station to go through.
  12. RAZR

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

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    keep in mind LANE SPLITTING IS NOT LEGAL IN THE STATE OF NEVADA.

    so when you are riding into Vegas, do not lane split. i've heard of ppl getting tickets in the past. total bummer.
  13. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    No need for a track, just stay near the big powerlines, there's a dirt superhighway there. I take that route several times a year, just watch out for burros on the road after dark.
  14. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    I've ridden home from LA-B-V to San Diego following that general game plan: http://dualsport-sd.com/forums/index.php?/topic/3552-08-la-b-v/

    We stayed in 29 Palms on Sunday night then cruised home through Joshua Tree, etc. on Monday.....if you can swing a "2" day return you'll have a more enjoyable ride than trying to blast all the way back on Sunday.....

    I haven't decided if I'm riding up from Bullhead City, AZ. on Sat or driving up to Vegas and then riding over to Sandy Valley to meet up with everyone and ride back into Vegas via Red Rock Canyon, etc......If I drove up I could give you a lift in my truck down to the intersection of 95/163 (163 cuts over to Laughlin/Bullhead)......I can direct you over to Mojave Road from that point.....

    Email me at Crawdaddy@CrawdadOffRoadEvents.com and we'll throw a plan together.....
  15. CA Stu

    CA Stu Thanks Super Moderator

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    On the 950 again?

    :1drink

    And +1 on the Thanksgiving escape. :thumb
  16. isaac004

    isaac004 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the offer, but I will hold off for now. I may or may not have to take the pavement back anyhow, as I need to get back as early as possible on Sunday since I have a huge construction job starting the Monday after Thanksgiving (yea, what idiot decided to do it then???).

    My girlfriend and her family will be in Vegas so they will take my bags. Unfortunately, none of them can drive my manual car with trailer, and none of them have cars that can tow. Plus, I may not want to be stuck in 8 hours of traffic with all of her family, haha!
  17. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    Stu, I may be dumb but I aint' stoopid.
    Bringing a little cheater bike this year.

    Woe to the unfortunate fellow who sets out to the Mojave on a beastly twin. . .
    [​IMG]

    Two up you say? :lol3:lol3:lol3
  18. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Viva Lost Wages!
    If you get up and get moving, you can make it back to LA with no traffic.

    A couple of years ago, Razr and I left the Orleans at 5am on Sunday morning and I was dropping him (and Scorpion's 950) off in LA before 10am.
  19. CA Stu

    CA Stu Thanks Super Moderator

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    If at first you don't succeed.... :D
  20. adayinthedirt

    adayinthedirt Adventurer

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    Passed thru Red Rock canyon w/ Crawdaddy couple weeks ago... Seemed to be alot less torn up than I remember?