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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    HadesOmega and CactusPuncher are back! This time with Part 6 of their LA-B-to-V video series:

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    Just noticed that LowlyPawn posted his 2018 LA-B-to-V video:



    Here are some notes he included:

    LAB2V 2018 is done. I really tried to make it under 2 hours. But after 40+ hours of editing (probably more), I had to call it done.

    Here is an index so you can skip to the various parts.

    3:36 Start of ride
    6:42 1st real hill climb
    11:00 Adventure bike's struggle in the fun sand
    16:57 Last Chance Canyon
    24:37 Huge downhill – adventure bikes are hating life
    38:38 I crash on a baby head rock
    54:54 Awesome view
    1:01:20 Husky Memorial
    1:10:10 Rider down

    1:13:32 Day 2
    1:17:20 Calico Canyon
    1:36:35 Baker
    1:43:00 Brian dumps the bike trying to avoid a washout
    1:47:34 Dumont Dunes
    2:04:33 Sandy Valley
    2:12:15 Hard Wash
    2:17:40 Start of Rocky Gap Road
    2:23:26 Ending

    Video was edited with MAGIX Vegas Pro 15. on an AMD Ryzen-7 1800x. Video rendered used Sony AVC 15 million bites per second. I believe it took about 5-6 hours to render and 12 hours to upload. I rendered it 3 times and kept finding mistakes or parts to cut out and then I would render it again. I think next time I'll break it apart into 2 parts.

    Thanks for watching.
  3. Yellowjacket

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    Here are parts 7 and 8 of HadesOmega's and Cactus Puncher's adventures on video at LA-B-to-V:

    Part 7 (In this video we're riding the section after the lunch stop. With fatigue and exhaustion setting in, we head out on the final section of LAB2V. What lies ahead is a rocky desert trail to the final stage.)



    Part 8 (Here it is, we have made it to the last section. We could have ridden to Las Vegas on the easy route, but we choose to ride the hard section. Tired and exhausted, I push on to the final section to Red Rock Canyon!)

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    Here's another video, this one by ACMC D37. It shows the hard ways both days. Good footage of Last Chance Canyon. Note the rider didn't read the rider instructions or the roll chart that said to ride the shelf road on the right in Last Chance Canyon. He stayed on the left, which was the slower and most challenging way.

  5. bigdog99

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    I started doing the original LA-B-V in the mid-'80s on an XL350. There I saw all the plated XRs, so bought an 86 and built a HRC628 kitted motor and rebuilt the suspension. That was a great desert bike. I rode the '89 LAB2V on my R80PD, then the 90-91 on my R100GS. Bought a 94 XR600 and plated it. Left it completely stock (HRC628 kit blew up out by ZZYZX rd so was done with modded dirt bikes) and that was a really great bike. Reliable, fast enough, comfortable, big tanks available, no radiators and other BS.

    I haven't done a B2V dual sport in about 25 years. I have a new 1090 now, might have to go give it a try this year.
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    Got my only BtoV trophy in The Roar Of 84 on a 1982 YZ 125.
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    Here are parts 9 and 10 of HadesOmega and Cactus Puncher's LA-B-to-V video. Are they ever going to make it to Vegas?

    Part 9:

    In this video we follow the LAB2V tracks down a mountain, through some sandy singletrack, and into a narrow rocky creek bed. Had I had read the roll chart, we probably could have bypassed it all by slab, but what fun is that? Tired but we push on forward to Red Rock Canyon.



    Part 10:

    In this video, we take on the famous rock garden section of the Red Rock Canyon.

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    Lower gearing not always best!
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    Cool man; im in there a few times. Thanks for posting!!
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    HadesOmega and CactusPuncher are back, this time with their Part 11 video - Red Rock Canyon downhill. Still waiting for them to get to Vegas!

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    469008CD-A49A-4246-B10C-08FBFAF9C767.jpeg Julie he made it to Vegas, here he is at our table.
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  13. Yellowjacket

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    HadesOmega finishes. He makes it to Vegas! Watch Part 12 of his 2018 LA-B-to-V video series:



    "This is after 400+ miles through the Mojave desert the final destination is not far but not over yet. In this last event video we ride to the final leg to the Orleans Casino to the finish! This is also my final event VLOG for LAB2V. Thanks, District 37, for putting on a world-class event! This is the last event video. Thanks if you've stuck with the ride every video. There will be some future VLOG on my preparation for LAB2V and VLOGs I made throughout the LAB2V event. Then I may make videos about the ride back to Palmdale. Thanks for watching."
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  14. Socal996

    Socal996 Been here awhile

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    Wondering if there is a good source for the whole logistical side of LAB2V, where to stay the first night, how to get back to OC or LA, etc.
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    Yellowjacket Long timer

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    I can answer your questions. I'll send you a p.m.
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    I'll answer your two questions now, in case others are wondering the same.

    For the last few years a lot of the riders have stayed at the Embassy Suites in Palmdale. We even have Thanksgiving dinner there! They give us a discounted rate with a special code to use for the rooms. We are still looking into this. When the 2019 LA-B-to-V flyer comes out, the information for where to stay in Palmdale will be on it. So don't book any hotel rooms yet. You can certainly stay at less expensive places, but from my experience in doing these types of rides over the past 17 years, I find it's better to pay some extra bucks to be at the hotel headquarters for an organized ride. Your bike is usually safer, you can get questions answered by other riders and the promoter, and the camaraderie is great! Hanging out at the headquarters of the ride is how you meet new riding buddies and make new friends.

    The District 37 message board is used to help riders connect with each other and find ways back to Palmdale from Las Vegas. It's still early for people to be posting about LA-B-to-V. You can, but people's plans change, things happen and so most people start posting a few months before the ride. The website is district37ama.org. Go ahead and get signed up for the message board now so that you can post messages when the time comes. It takes some time to get approved to post on the message board. Again, this information will be on the flyer.

    Another way to connect with riders is to go on the SoCal Dual Sport Riders facebook page several months before LA-B-to-V. This facebook page has almost 7,000 members and many of them ride LA-B-to-V. They will make many posts about the ride, including finding a riding buddy or a way back to Palmdale.

    Hope that helps!

    Julie
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  17. Socal996

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    Thank you Julie for the valuable information.