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. BillUA

    BillUA Las Vegas, NV

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    Thanks Razr! Looking forward to it.

    Also, I'll need to hook up with someone as my riding partner will be away t-day weekend.
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  2. przjohn

    przjohn Been here awhile

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    Since we are heading back to the other coast we are driving from Palmdale to Vegas on Thanksgiving and leaving the truck there. We are renting a car to come back to Palmdale. Can we just leave the truck at The Orleans for Thursday and Friday nights without any worries?
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  3. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Talk to the manager at the front desk and let him know what you want to do and make sure it is OK, otherwise you might end up getting towed.
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  4. CA Stu

    CA Stu Thanks Super Moderator

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    You betcha. I would give them a heads up like TB suggests though.
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  5. Ol Man

    Ol Man Been here awhile

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    My son is an admin on the D37 site and I sent him an email to see if he can help you.
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  6. RAZR

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

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    yes. you are fine to leave your vehicle near the northwest side of the parking lot near where we are finishing the event.
    just talk with the front desk and the security staff.
    my buddy that did the Fly and Ride left his truck there for a week with no problem. the parking lot is lit up and has plenty of security.
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  7. RAZR

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

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    PAGE 1 POST #3 has a list starting with riders looking for riding partners.

    post up if you want to be added to that list.

    PM each other on details of who's riding with who.

    i apologize if i don't get to it right away but i will try to stay on top of it.
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  8. TwoWheelsGood

    TwoWheelsGood Four Wheels Bad

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    I was the drive-n-fly guy :D

    Drove to Vegas the Thurs before the ride, parked at the Orleans, walked through the casino to the lobby, hailed a cab, flew to Phoenix for business that weekend, either flew back to LA or did a one-way car rental.

    Did this twice and didn't ask permission, etc either time, no problems.

    Eudurocross in Vegas on the 23rd.

    Good opportunity to drive two trucks to Vegas, watch the race, leave a truck there and drive back to LA.

    This year I plan to ride back on Sunday.
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  9. SoKal

    SoKal Rider

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    One year I drove to Vegas real early Thursday morn left my truck in the parking lot. flew into Burbank ride partner picked me up we ate t-day dinner with the family. 2<SUP>nd</SUP> truck to Palmdale all worked well.
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    This year we are having the wives drive the truck to Vegas on Friday afternoon and after the extra rooms and shows this will cost almost double just a little FYI<o:p></o:p>
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  10. rsks

    rsks Adventurer

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    RAZR, you are awesome. I just registered
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  11. rsks

    rsks Adventurer

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    thanks Ol Man. I'm waiting approval from the admins :clap
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  12. RAZR

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

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    check your email for the approval link.

    it's all automated. I did it yesterday and was on the forum (under a new fake profile) in 5 minutes.
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  13. rsks

    rsks Adventurer

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    It'll let me log in but it won't let me post until an administrator approves it
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  14. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Pretty sure this has been covered here, but you need to call the Orleans directly and use the group code (page 1) to get a room. Otherwise the hotel is showing sold out.
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  15. CA Stu

    CA Stu Thanks Super Moderator

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    I think the Aria may still have rooms... :kbasa
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  16. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Ha ha, was thinking of just riding up to the front desk of the Cosmopolitan in full riding gear and asking for the room with all the white rabbits
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  17. CA Stu

    CA Stu Thanks Super Moderator

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    The best is when it rains on day 2, get to tromp into the lobby of a nice hotel soaking wet and filthy.

    Why sure, I'd love a free beer! :freaky
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  18. RAZR

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

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    is that the "gay" hotel? Stu?
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  19. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    Agreed that you should double check, but the Orleans told us that we could leave our vehicle and trailer there for the ride. They didn't guarantee security though.
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  20. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    Who's riding from LV to Palmdale before the start. We're heading over a couple of days ahead of time and staying with friends in LA before going to Palmdale the night before the ride. Any route suggestions, especially with the rains in Death Valley, would be appreciated. We're riding a big Husky and a Challenge so a little slab is not out of the question, but we'd like to stick to the dirt.