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. 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 27 and Saturday November 28 ENTRY IS $170 both days plus a $10 donation to TOYS FOR TOTS for a total of $180. HAVE ENTRIES IN BY 11/17/09 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. 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. i just booked a room at the 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 amonst 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.