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. KaptSlo

    KaptSlo In Idaho, never admit you moved from California. Supporter

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    (Cross-post from D-37 website)

    At Friday's Gas 2, Checkpoint and lunch at Silver Lakes Market: Gas up your bike first, then get something to eat, and then check out at our checkpoint across the street from the market and gas pumps.

    For food, try Fratelli's Pizza around behind the market first. They will have a special going with one or two slices of already made pizza and a drink. This should make it fast. You can also order from their menu but it will take longer. If they are too busy for you try Margarita's Mexican Restaurant (don't be drinking them Margi's though now, you hear) or JJ's Kountry Kitchen. Or you could also just get a pre-made sandwich or a snack at the market.

    Remember, if you are riding with friends, try to group your gasoline purchases into one sale at all of the gas stops, as this will make it go faster for everyone. All have pay at the pump credit card availability.

    Additional places to eat can be found by riding WEST on Vista Rd about 300 yards to the top of the hill. There are three more restaurants and a convenience store in the little shopping plaza on the lake. Also, the Christian church just west of the gas station may have burgers and dogs grilling.

    NOTE: There is a small but well stocked Hardware Store next to Fratelli's Pizza. Harry (the owner) has metric bolts, duct tape and bailing wire - I'm just say'n...
  2. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Wow, super good intel. It sounds like you live there or something :D

    Thanks Bill, this should help lots of folks
  3. Chilipepper

    Chilipepper Baja wannabe

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    Hey guys just came down from the great white north. I wanted to get a short ride on the bike in before the start. Where can I ride around Palmdale that's legal? Of course the bike is plated but I don't have the ohv stickers you guys have down here

    Thanks
  4. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    If you have a plate, you're good. You don't need no stinking steekers.
  5. Yellowjacket

    Yellowjacket Long timer

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    You should go to Rowher Flats. That was the start of the course two years ago. See here how to get there:

    http://ohvguide.com/maps/rowherflat.htm

    You go south on the 14 freeway from Palmdale. You'll want to take your bike in a truck.


    There's also the Jawbone area north. That's about an hour or so north.
  6. Tarded Jake

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    I have been trying to get on d37 for a few days now and each time I wait for my account to be validated so I can post, it keeps clearing my account to be out. Anyone that can post on my behalf I would greatly appreciate it and will happily buy you a beer. Or better if somone from D37 can save me from pre-journey monkey butt.

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  7. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    [​IMG] Barstow breakfast at Lola's
    <HR style="COLOR: rgb(209,209,225)" SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->I was in Barstow this morning and had breakfast at Lola's. I told a guy in there about my truck being broken down in town and He was a great help. His name was Coco. He and his wife owns the place. they open at 4am and the food was great. the Railway hotel is right across the street/

    Please guy show this place some love Saturday morning before you hit the trail.
    Coco wanted me to tell you all if you need any help come see him!
    about two blocks from the Ramada.

    Lola's Kitchen

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    I hope some of you will try this great place with super great people.
    Bert
  8. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    Snow in red rocks yesterday and it was a work out. it may be gone when you guy get there but be ready for it. Bert
  9. KaptSlo

    KaptSlo In Idaho, never admit you moved from California. Supporter

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    Ride east on any paved road 'till you get out of town (maybe 15 minutes). Once you're in the desert, get on the first dirt road/trail that takes your fancy. :evil. Your boundaries are Edwards AFB to the north, HWY 14 on the west, HWY 138 to the south and US395 to the east. That will keep you within an hour or two from your hotel. PM me if you need specific info.
  10. Chilipepper

    Chilipepper Baja wannabe

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    Great. Thanks for the riding area tips guys
  11. RAZR

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

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    HAPPY THANKSGIVING !

    LETS RIDE!!!
    braaaaaaap!
  12. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    What Charles said, and be safe out there everyone!
  13. farrington300

    farrington300 No wait....What?

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    The bike is all ready. Time to get mentally prepped, for that only one thing will do... On Any Sunday!
  14. KaptSlo

    KaptSlo In Idaho, never admit you moved from California. Supporter

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    I rode part of the day-1 am LA-B2V route this afternoon (one of the few perks of being a sweep rider - we get the tracks a couple days early).* The conditions this year couldn't be better.* There are very few puddles and no dust at all!* :D Traction is outstanding.

    The first 50-60 guys in the washes will have a blast!* After that it will get cut up and be less fun.* Still, no dust will make it easier on everyone.

    Temps will be in the low 40s when we start, with a high of 60.* High overcast with light wind throughout the day.
  15. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ....saw the crowd from the 14 fwy at Palmdale Supercycles today on my way to work. BRRR!
    Looks like a good turnout.
    I always wondered what the route is out of Palmhell...
    Gonna be a good one! :norton
  16. RAZR

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

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    today was fucking epic!
    these are the days we dream of.
    not too hot.
    wet, sticky, damp sand and mud in a few places.
    fast ride.
    traction all day!

    Day 2 has a ton of new Hard Ways!!!! :clap
  17. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Glad you're doing okay, Charles!
  18. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    Dinner was great with scorpion and his fam too
  19. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    Great time.... Day 2 was great!!!!!! Red rock had some snow amd ice but only in a small section....
  20. MikkeM

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    Wasn't a long section of snow, but lots of snow in that section....
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    Fun little rock climb early in the day.

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