L.A.-Barstow to Vegas LAB2V 2013 30th Y E A R

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  1. RAZR

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

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    LAB2V 2013

    Thanksgiving weekend Friday November 29,

    Saturday November 30

    Palmdale Supercycles - Barstow Ramada Inn - Orleans Hotel Las Vegas


    AMA D37 THREAD HERE

    ONLINE REGISTRATION



    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    please do not quote this first post.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 29 and Saturday November 30

    ENTRY IS $195 both days

    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.





    RAMADA IS ALREADY SOLD OUT


    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.



    CALIFORNIA INN AND MOTEL 6 STILL HAVE AVAILABILITY IN BARSTOW.


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




    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) http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/9/192/30152/ITEM/Moose-Racing-Trophy-Roll-Chart-Holder.aspx
    http://www.rollcharts.org/equipment.html 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.

    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


    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



    LIST of Riders looking for a Riding Partner


    BillUA
    rsks
    hardhat
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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. RAZR

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

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  8. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    Registered and paid!!!!! Yahooooooooo!
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  9. CA Stu

    CA Stu Thanks Super Moderator

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    +1

    I'm actually pre-running the course this weekend*.

    *From 20,000 feet at 600 mph. :1drink
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  10. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    No dust! :clap
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  11. RAZR

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

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    KLR this year?
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  12. HAPPYTRAILSINC

    HAPPYTRAILSINC single track rider

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    toooooo many rules for me:puke1


    not to mention the 400 other :muutt


    back in the 90's we used to stay thru sunday and ride back!
    the Dualdog 1000:freaky
    wayyyy more funner than sitting in ALL that traffic:evil


    ill be in the sequoia's:deal somewhere:lol3
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  13. junglemototours

    junglemototours trailplug

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    Wide Desert Road Shit, pfffttt :deal
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  14. CA Stu

    CA Stu Thanks Super Moderator

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    Probably the Husky.

    The KLR is just a huge pain in the ass in the sand.

    :rolleyes
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  15. RAZR

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

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    I know I know, 499 other riders to deal with, BUT, both days I got out at 5:59AM and in front. no dust. haul ass. have a great time. :thumb

    this ride is a ride of endurance. Point A to Point B. no dilly dallying. :ddog

    it's not the hardest terrain to ride, but it's maybe the most varied in a 2 day period. :ricky


    and it's great to see old friends and meet new ones. it's one big party in the desert on 2 wheels. :freaky
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  16. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    You might not get to ride through Rocky Gap this year due to the fire we had last month near there.
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  17. speedygee68

    speedygee68 dirt eater

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    Did it on my Husky 610 last year and had a lot of fun. But, I was wondering how many have done it on the big bike. Would you do it on a 990? I still gotta put a stabilizer and upgrade the susp. Inquiry minds want to know
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  18. RAZR

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

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    if you're good at riding long sections of sand on your beast then go for it, but there's a 17 mile section of sand that catches people off guard.

    last year there was not an "ADVenture route" like the previous year which the large bikes weren't too stoked about, but keep in mind, this is a "Dual Sport" ride. always has been. to a lot of these folks, a 525(510cc) is big.
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  19. LVCJT

    LVCJT Been here awhile

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    Rocky gap is open now. I would think Lovell and Trout will be open by them as well.

    Sent from the depths of my pockets
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  20. SlowJoefromBako

    SlowJoefromBako Aint livin long like

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    I rode my 990 last year, the best orgainized ride/ trip of my life. I would definitely spend some time riding sand, soft sand. A streering dampener is a must, I blew the seals/oil out of my GPR dampener just after sandy valley last year. Once you get comfortable in the soft stuff youll find the big girl really eats the miles... this is what the 990 was meant for. This year is going to be different. ....[​IMG]
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