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Old 07-26-2017, 07:01 PM   #201
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Re: Barstow to Vegas 2017 Planning Thread

Here is 2013 Barstow to Vegas only.

Green is the easy route. Red is the hard route. Mauve/green is the ADV route.

I'm afraid that my 2013 Palmdale to Barstow route starts at the secret dacha in OC and cannot be shared.
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Old 07-27-2017, 04:01 PM   #202
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Yes, barring the unforeseen, I am planning to go for sure. Hoping i can pay close enough attn to the registration count to snag #87. If so I will be officially registered. If I miss my getting my favorite number, then I probably won't register until last minute. Just in case something gets in the way of my going.
It looks like you're only 3 away!
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Old 07-27-2017, 05:25 PM   #203
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Did you have to tear the roll charts in half in order to get them on the roll chart holder? It sure makes it easier.

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Old 07-27-2017, 06:52 PM   #204
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Also, if anyone is looking for a riding partner or there's a small group I could jump in that would be cool. I'm planning on the harder routes.

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I'm also looking for someone or group to ride with/in. This is my first desert run. I'm riding a 17 ktm 500. Been riding in the dirt for almost 10 years now, consider myself to be novice rider. I'm interested in trying the hard routes, but I'm not very experienced at rock climbing. Not sure if there is a lot of that type of riding out there. Can't wait for thanksgiving!
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Old 07-28-2017, 09:15 AM   #205
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I'm also looking for someone or group to ride with/in. This is my first desert run. I'm riding a 17 ktm 500. Been riding in the dirt for almost 10 years now, consider myself to be novice rider. I'm interested in trying the hard routes, but I'm not very experienced at rock climbing. Not sure if there is a lot of that type of riding out there. Can't wait for thanksgiving!
Sounds good. PM to come

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Old 07-28-2017, 09:47 AM   #206
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I'm interested in trying the hard routes, but I'm not very experienced at rock climbing. Not sure if there is a lot of that type of riding out there.
You may want to Google "LAB2V Red Rocks" for video and photos of some of the hard routes.

Riders can always switch between routes and riding groups. Just be sure to tell your riding buddies that you're moving on so they don't waste time searching for you.


I'll likely be doing an "easy easy" ride again this year. Taking the easy ways and only going fast enough to not need a headlight. The more I think about it the more I'm considering the DR200 just for the laughs, but then I would have to drag two bikes out there.
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Old 07-28-2017, 01:33 PM   #207
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Re: Barstow to Vegas 2017 Planning Thread

Does anyone have any information on the "Adventure Route" for LAB2AV? Have they done and Adventure Route before? I'm planning on going, but will be taking my KTM SA 1290.
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Old 07-28-2017, 02:08 PM   #208
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Re: Barstow to Vegas 2017 Planning Thread

There were lots of large adventure bikes last year, and most took the easier routes without much isdue
A few seasoned riders always do the hard way on those big bikes too. Not for me brother!

So I need 1 person to quickly go sign up. Then I can jump in right behind you and get my #87 official
entry sticker. I just know I am going to get busy working on tbe ranch and forget to check until my number has already been purchased.
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Old 07-28-2017, 06:45 PM   #209
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Well how 'bout that luck. Got it, and I am in!
#88, you are up...
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:52 AM   #210
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Re: Barstow to Vegas 2017 Planning Thread

Still on the fence for joining this year but thought about a new logistics option this morning. Best suited for a plated dirt bike especially a two stroke that you don't want to do any LA area pavement with.

Park your haul rig in Barstow. If you stayed a night at a hotel chances are you could leave your rig there for a couple days. Then easy day ride to the Palmdale start by riding 95%+ dirt. Then after the two day event into LV another easy day ride to Barstow again riding 95%+ dirt. Would be very difficult to ride LA to Palmdale in a single day all dirt and a multi day ride you would be packing more on your bike and person than most would want to. By an easy day ride I am talking seat time not the route. You could make that as interesting/varied as you wanted.

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Old 08-23-2017, 09:05 PM   #211
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Re: Barstow to Vegas 2017 Planning Thread

Planning on being at Ocotillo a few days before LAB2V. Ride the sand wash. Went to Chapparal years ago. I remember they had a big room with an amazing amount of tires. Worth the trip. Thanks for bringing that up.
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Old 09-17-2017, 05:06 PM   #212
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Well it looks like it's not going to work out for me after all. I do have a room reserved at the Barstow Ramada with two beds. If anyone is interested I will try to coordinate releasing the room so that another rider can call and reserve it immediately. PM me in the next few days if interested.
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:59 PM   #213
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Well it looks like it's not going to work out for me after all. I do have a room reserved at the Barstow Ramada with two beds. If anyone is interested I will try to coordinate releasing the room so that another rider can call and reserve it immediately. PM me in the next few days if interested.
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