LAB2V --Must do, dual sport ride.

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Chazzard, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. Chazzard

    Chazzard Adventurer

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    Anyone riding this event this year? I went last year and had a great time; the banquet is the best part.. the stories were great.

    I even spent 6 hours in the hospital after lunch and still made it to Barstow before dark. :evil

    Not opposed to just riding day two or even staying in vegas until after the weekend traffic goes away.. that was a very very long weekend of driving and riding.. and I want to do it again!

    If I ride day one I'm going to turn around and go get my truck and bring it back to Barstow.. no way in hell I'm driving 4-5 hours out of vegas back to LA..

    It took me nearly 18 hours to go from vegas back to barstow and then back home again.. (traffic)

    Chad
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  2. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    The trick to getting back to LA from Lost Wages is leave early in the morning. Get coffee as soon as the coffee shop opens at the Orleans and head out.

    You'll be back in LA by 9am.

    Or just follow the power lines back to LA on your bike.
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  3. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    Or leave on mon .... 1300 ish first thing in the morn:freaky
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  4. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Heading back on Sunday and coming through Death Valley has been the best day of the weekend for me the last three years.
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  5. Chazzard

    Chazzard Adventurer

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    Maybe I'll look for an alternate route back this time.. Power lines eh? All the way back?
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  6. RAZR

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

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    as time gets closer there will be an official thread.

    yes, LAB2V rules.

    do both days.


    ride fast and ride smart. you gotta finish.

    :deal :ricky
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  7. Chazzard

    Chazzard Adventurer

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    I can hardly wait.. I'm looking for a riding buddy.



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  8. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    Looks like a pretty cool way to go see Vegas.
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  9. CA Stu

    CA Stu Master of air potatofication Super Moderator

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    Always a good time, it's pretty challenging, especially if you take all the hard ways.


    It is also pretty fun to stand in the check in line at a hotel all covered with dirt and mud. If you get caught in the rain, even more so. :D *squelch*
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  10. RAZR

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

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    semi-Official LAB2V thead :deal



    HERE
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  11. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    This will be the first year I've done this ride. I plan on just cruising. Taking a heavier bike and all. No need to hit all the gnarly shit, been doing that forever.
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  12. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    Maybe u & chuck'O can kiss & make up:lol3
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  13. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    Looking at the sight, 344 spots left. With the cost of joining the AMA and the cost of the ride, thinking of just riding from Barstow to Vegas on the second day only. The staying till Monday of course.
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  14. RAZR

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

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  15. CA Stu

    CA Stu Master of air potatofication Super Moderator

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    AMA membership not required.
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  16. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    30th anniversary this year! In celebration I will not be riding my big pig GSA. Instead will ride a GENUINE dirt bike :clap
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  17. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    Good to know. I don't like paying to ride in the desert.
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  18. Off Limits

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    Cr250? I think you need to be street legal for this. I'd love to ride my genuine dirtbike too!
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  19. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    No he said a GENUINE dirt bike, he's riding a plated 525.:D
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  20. Falconfixer

    Falconfixer It is what it is....

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    I wanna make this ride sooo bad, someday. I gotta quit spending my time in the fall in Afghanistan and Kuwait. Uugh!
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