L.A.-BARSTOW to VEGAS 2018 thread

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by RAZR, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. Yellowjacket

    Yellowjacket Long timer

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    molochnik-

    Absolutely speechless.

    Almost. That was one heck of an adventure!
  2. molochnik

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    Thanks Julie! I'm looking forward to next year, but I'll need all year to get in shape and build some skills.
  3. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

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    Lovely story Molo. I gotta say I was a little worried when you said you were going to take on LAB2V ... ;)
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    molochnik Anhedonic Enthusiast

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    A former boss and mentor once told me: "If you're gonna be stupid, you oughtta be tough"
    Aside from the unknown condition of my neck and ankle, my flat was from the aforementioned rock piercing the sidewall of my tire. I didn't think I'd be able to find a tire and get replaced in time to not repeat day 1.
    It's ok. I have something on the order of 51 weeks to get it fixed :-)
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  5. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

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    You were brave enough in just going IMO. I don't do trailside tire repairs. You're going to come in handy if we ever get out together ;)..
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    molochnik Anhedonic Enthusiast

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    You're on!
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    God Bless Yamajoe and the Suzuki designers.
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    molochnik Anhedonic Enthusiast

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    Absolutely, and in terms of heroes and/or role models, I would add Lee Marvin and Ron Jeremy.
  9. Yellowjacket

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    HadesOmega and Cactus Puncher's Part 4 video of LA-B-to-V:

  10. brycav

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    Hey Molochnik! So stoked to see this post! I was the guy towing (KTM1) my South African buddy (TSA). I actually posted something in the LAB2V group page on Facebook about you guys. I was hoping to track you down because I never even caught your names or had a chance to say THANK YOU! You guys were awesome and I don't know if we would've gotten out of there without you. Not sure if you're in touch with the other guys you were with, but if you are please tell them how much we appreciated the help. If any of you guys are ever in Denver, beers are on me.
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  11. molochnik

    molochnik Anhedonic Enthusiast

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    I'm so glad you saw the post, and that you guys are real! I was hoping I didn't hallucinate all of that. I'll be sure to tell Joe you checked in; haven't seen or heard from Jerry since the banquet; Joe sent out a ping for Noah on the district 37 board but hadn't gotten a reply as far as I know.
    I'll have to check out the FB page...and you guys are absolutely welcome! We were happy to do whatever we could. Tell TSA I hope his hands have recovered :-)
  12. Yellowjacket

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    Part 5 of HadesOmega and Cactus Puncher's ride on Day 2:

  13. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    So is there a perma ban for Razr here ?
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    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Some of us didn't go this year and had to live vicariously through others :baldy We interviewed one participant about the ride for a podcast. Planning to get down there in 2019!
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    I talked to him for about 15 minutes Thrursday evening at the hotel...and yes, he got the perma ban. At least one other inmate got the perma ban as well. I don't know what all happened, but it went down so fast that quite a few of us in the "watercooler" thread ( https://advrider.com/f/threads/ktm-husky-watercooler-thread.1274120/ ) thread were scratching our heads wondering what went down and where those guys went. Razr and the other inmate both contributed a LOT here at ADVrider. It's tool bad that they got booted. They are both missed.

    Most misunderstandings are caused by just that, a misunderstanding...whether that's by the participants in the misunderstanding, or the person who has the power and authority to dole out the ban hammer.
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    dunerat WTF?

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    I heard he got married, so it was bound to happen. He was such a nice guy.
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  19. Yellowjacket

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    Here are a couple of more videos that have popped up of LA-B-to-V. These are by Decker 21, from Tennessee:

    Day 1



    Day 2

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    Love seeing those XR's out there they can still get it done!