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

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by RAZR, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. dirtyguy

    dirtyguy Just do it, damn it!

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    I just registered as well, going to be first time for me! Does anyone know how and where to refuel along the way?
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  2. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    Any chevron or Mobil that's on the way will do. I think there is a shell in Johannesburg.
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  3. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    Just read your rollchart.
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  4. dirtyguy

    dirtyguy Just do it, damn it!

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    Thanks, I never used a roll chart before and when I read the info on the D37 forums, it said that the charts will be handed out at the beginning of the event.
    I was also looking for any gps tracks and couldn't find any for this year's ride.
    Sorry for my noob questions.
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  5. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    Roll chart is a piece if cake.... It will tell you exactly where gas is.. And where you must get it as not to get stranded....
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  6. RAZR

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

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    there is gas stations along the tracks all day. you need capacity to go 90 miles between gas stops.


    buy a roll chart holder. info on page 1. it's not hard to use, just make sure your ODO works and have a Garmin GPS.


    no need for past tracks. it's desert riding. mostly 2 track and power line roads. some single track on the "hard routes" which are voluntary and will join up with the regular route. and the tracks change every year. :ricky

    be advised that there is a lot of sand. it's the desert. :deal and rocks. again, it's the desert. :lol3

    it will be cold at 6AM. last year it was 40, the year before it was 25. daytime temps can be in the 80's but probably most likely the mid 60's to mid 70's.

    dress in layers and think about installing heated grips. buy a balaclava, winter gloves, and maybe a skull cap.

    in the 5 years I've done this ride, it has not rained, but is a possibility. have a rain pullover ready or pack a trash bag. and some guys wear rubber surgical gloves under their moto gloves to hold in the heat on cold mornings.

    go to the District 37 forum and download the entry page. it has other info in it for you.
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  7. dirtyguy

    dirtyguy Just do it, damn it!

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    Ok, cool. I'm ordering a roll chart now. Thanks for the info. I've ridden several times in Mohave / Redrock SP so I think I know the type of terrain. Sand is not too bad but I heard there's some pretty tough rocky hill climbs, I guess I'll find out soon enough :D
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  8. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    One year Charles just wore surgical gloves...... That's it. :rofl
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  9. RAZR

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

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    we've got pics. wanna see. :D
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  10. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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  11. RAZR

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

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    still eating popcorn huh?! :lol3
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  12. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    Hey phucker, get your ass over to the wide mountain road report. Im done with my popcorn over there:D
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  13. RAZR

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

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    just over 3 months away!!!:clap


    do you have your hotels reserved in Barstow and the Orleans in Las Vegas?:D

    Ramada in Barstow is already full. Quality Inn across the street is nice!


    and this year they are limiting 500 riders. so it will sell out this year.:deal
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  14. speedygee68

    speedygee68 dirt eater

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    IN!! Better go practice some sand sections. 2nd year in a row.:clap
    This event is gonna sell out fast.
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  15. farrington300

    farrington300 No wait....What?

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    Same for me. The husky is perfect for this type of ride.
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  16. CA Stu

    CA Stu Thanks Super Moderator

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    On a 610, it's a couple of long days.

    On a KLR, it's The Test Of All Tests!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111 :lol3

    Heading up to Red Rock at the end of Day 2 one year, a guy on a smaller bike (who was coming back down Lovell Canyon towards the highway) flagged me down and said "You better turn around, you'll never get that thing over the hill!".
    I told him maybe I'd get lucky and make it over on a KLR for the 7th time...:1drink

    That was a few years ago, this time will make it my 13th LA-B-V. Only missed one because it fell on my 40th birthday, and I was miserable the whole time. Should have went that year too...:lol3
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  17. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    got the nod from her indoors, :thumb
    working out logistics. . .
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  18. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    Going to be fun!!!!!
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  19. RAZR

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

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    you and me buddy. killed Red Rock on our Kawi beasts. that was some good times old timer.

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  20. RAZR

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

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    rad dude

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