L.A. Barstow to Vegas 2010

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  1. RAZR

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

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    LAB2V 2010
    Thanksgiving weekend Friday November 26, Saturday November 27, 2010
    Palmdale Supercycles - Barstow Ramada Inn - Orleans Hotel Las Vegas


    so just to to get some of the L.A. crew 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    please do not quote this first post.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 WILL NEED AMA MEMBERSHIP FOR THIS RIDE.

    PLEASE READ ALL RULES.

    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 26 and Saturday November 27

    ENTRY IS $170 both days plus a $10 donation to TOYS FOR TOTS for a total of $180.
    HAVE ENTRIES IN BY 11/16/10 or pay an additional $15 for late entries.

    http://www.district37ama.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=5



    it's a good idea to truck EARLY Sunday morning or wait til Monday because Vegas to L.A. traffic all day Sunday BLOWS.
    it took over 8 hours from Vegas to Lancaster with Admo Tours van last year.


    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
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    Barstow is secure at the Ramada Inn(you can park there even if you're not staying at the Ramada). there is a girls softball team 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.







    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.






    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)HERE 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.


    http://www.labarstowvegas.com/

    Link to ride flyer and entry form

    Map link to the start

    http://www.district37ama.org/


    http://www.ama-cycle.org/amrace/events/searchresults.asp?sid=572EC01C-C370-4C50-A03A-8146C96B792C&state=CA&type=70&ref=events


    http://www.district37ama.org/forums/showthread.php?t=4978


    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=102806272987818127401.000450c5127140fd7dea9&ll=35.344255,-116.674805&spn=4.900898,6.723633&z=7


    http://www.district37ama.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=5

    hotel in
    Palmdale ---Res. Code "AMA"

    Holiday Inn

    http://maps.google.com/maps/place?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:eek:fficial&channel=s&hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=holiday+inn,+palmdale&fb=1&gl=us&hq=holiday+inn,&hnear=Palmdale,+CA&cid=10107038093401968634&pcsi=10107038093401968634,1

    hotels 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?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:eek:fficial&channel=s&hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=quality+inn,+barstow&fb=1&gl=us&hq=quality+inn,&hnear=Barstow,+CA&cid=13174103091584549538

    Ramada Inn(HQ)
    ---Res. Code "AMA"
    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&gl=us&hl=en&g=1520+East+Main+Street%2C+Barstow%2C+CA+92311&q=ramada%2C+barstow&btnG=Search+Maps

    hotel in Las Vegas


    Orleans ---Res. Code "0AMAC11"
    http://www.orleanscasino.com/


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  8. farrington300

    farrington300 No wait....What?

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    I read that each bike must go through an inspection prior to start. How street legal do our bikes need to be? I ask because I don't have a horn or front turn signals, and my lights don't run when the bike is off. Are small issues like the above a problem?
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  9. RAZR

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    lights need to work. you will be riding at night and possibly in the dark morning.
    as far as lights not working when bike is off...... most dirt bikes are like that. it's only important that they work when the bike is running.

    a horn is not a big deal.

    inspection is for the spark arrestor
    . and yes, you need a license plate.:huh

    dB level needs to be 96dB or below, but they don't check unless you are obnoxious.

    turn signals and a working brake light is up to you(a running rear light is needed).
    yes, they want you to have them in full working order, but they won't turn you down. they are not there to police everybody. BUT if you get stopped by the po po:mulie on the pavement sections, it's your ass.



    i would say that within the next 3 months, get all that in working order just to have peace of mind.


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

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    Do I have to be an AMA Member?
    NO
    But.. AMA membership is required to be entered to win a motorcycle in either the BMW National Adventure Riding Series or the KTM National Dual Sport Trail Riding 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&#8217;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: 0AMAC11

    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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