LA-B-to-V Thread - November 29-30, 2019

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Yellowjacket, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Yellowjacket

    Yellowjacket Long timer

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    A message from Grumpy of Photos by Grumpy:

    For all of you that did decide to ride the LA-Barstow 2 Vegas Dual Sport ride.
    Good on you folks.
    Well we had possible seven photo locations at this year's event.
    And all those photos are up on the website ready for viewing and purchases
    www.photosbygrumpy.com
    Thank you so much for all the help from the District 37 Dual Sport Committee.
    And for sure, thank you to Samantha, Sheri, Morgan, Chad and Steve for weathering
    the weather.
    Thank you to all you riders that waited in line at the awards reception Saturday night.
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  2. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Great pics and write up @dad2bike , I saw your crew several times during the event and somehow never was able to make the formal introduction
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  3. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart Supporter

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    Hi Todd. This year became an adventure in survival. My boy went down twice in the slick mud. I was able to stay upright both days.
  4. Socal996

    Socal996 Been here awhile

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    Oh, conditions were dare I say epic
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  5. dino702

    dino702 OFF2BFE

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    Who says big bikes can't do LAB2V

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    Don't tell this guy, I don't think he knows!!!
  6. fastpast

    fastpast Been here awhile

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    Great pics. Thanks for sharing. It may be 30 more years before we see another picture like yours again.
  7. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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  8. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    unfortunately, no cool aggressive riding shots on my BIG 950 ... just a silly shot riding past my buddy into Sandy Valley. And yes ... that is a 950 under me

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  9. breakdirt916

    breakdirt916 CA PLATED 94 YZ250 2-STROKE

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    The Grumpy pics are awesome!!!
  10. Whodatschrome

    Whodatschrome Long timer

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    Somebody told me that there was a Starbucks at the finish, so I was trying to be the first adventure bike there.
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  11. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    These three guys might be the happiest ones there this year.

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  12. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer Supporter

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    Didn't even get the bikes dirty, must have rode the pavement all the way:-)
  13. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    We ride on top of the mud not in it.. :jack
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  14. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    I hit the 3fiddy with high pressure for about 20 min before I did a normal wash. Every time I touch the bike dried mud still falls off !:lol3

    Highway was no bueno for me. You should have heard the crying and whining I did, when they stopped us and said we had to ride 41 miles of freeway, over a Mtn pass, into vegas. 70 mph at 25-30* on a 350 was not as much fun as you'd think. Took the jam right outta my donut!!!
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  15. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    I planted a new garden with all the dirt that came off my bike...also panned for gold with the sand left on the driveway.
  16. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    HTM, so did you guys get to ride Sat? 4Play's wife said she saw you in the impound at Barstow Sat am, but we never saw you after that.
  17. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    No, I dropped my bike on that pipe before lunch and bruised my hip, decided with the Brilinta I better not temp date. We finished the ride Friday, but decided to go back home on Saturday morning.
  18. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    For all of you that did decide to ride the LA-Barstow 2 Vegas Dual Sport ride.
    Good on you folks.


    YellowJacket,
    I sure hope the District 37 guys realize what a great ambassador you are for these events. You are a fantastic resource for those of us noobs trying to get info and plan for the ride. I saw you several times at LA2V this year but you were quite busy so I didn't say hello. Thanks for your hard work!
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  19. Yellowjacket

    Yellowjacket Long timer

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    Thank you for your kind words, Slowred. I would have liked to have been able to say hi to you.

    I hope you write up a story of your experience. The District 37 Dual Sport newsletter is always looking for submissions. I know you're a good writer.
  20. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    + 1

    Julie is a great ambassador with boots on the ground.
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