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Old 11-10-2017, 08:25 PM   #241
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Barstow to Vegas 2017 Planning Thread

Well this sucks. I woke up on Wednesday with a little stomach pains. As the day progressed it got worse. Finally went to the ER and they told me I had appendicitis and would have to have my appendix removed the next morning by surgery. I asked the doc at the ER if I would be good for the ride and he said yeah, you should be back on your feet in no time. No the same story I got from the OR doc. Needless to say, I wont be participating this year sadly. I dont ride much anymore, but been getting my bike ready all year by doing little upgrades here and there. I was already registered and had hotels lines up and the whole trip planned. Hopefully I can get a refund on registration or get a rain check for next year. You guys that are going have fun, hopefully I can make it the following year.

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Old 11-10-2017, 09:27 PM   #242
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That is a tough break. Identical situation happened to wildernessrider back in 2013. Had an emergency appendectomy almost same November date as you too. He was still able to ride and did. I would trust his doctor and your ER doctor and do it. Also your OR doctor loses credibility with that attrocious spelling, embarassing. Lol

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Old 11-11-2017, 07:54 PM   #243
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Thats a bummer man. Do what it take to get well. Hope you're feeling better soon.

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Old 11-11-2017, 08:05 PM   #244
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For who ever is still going can we get a "Here" and how to recognize you?

I'll be on a 2007 CRF450X (TX plate) with a black and red helmet and a orange Leatt jersey.

I'm leaving Sunday camping that night.
Staying at the orleans Monday night.
Two nights of rough sleeping in the woods then a motel6 in Palmdale on Thanksgiving.

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Old 11-14-2017, 01:27 PM   #245
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I'm leaving Sunday camping that night.
Staying at the orleans Monday night.
Two nights of rough sleeping in the woods then a motel6 in Palmdale on Thanksgiving.
Where you planning to bivouac on Tues and Wed? I'll be out riding and scouting the mountains in Angeles and San Bernadino National Forests those days, maybe we'll bump into each other.

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Old 11-14-2017, 04:43 PM   #246
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Where you planning to bivouac on Tues and Wed? I'll be out riding and scouting the mountains in Angeles and San Bernadino National Forests those days, maybe we'll bump into each other.

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I've scouted with Sat-view on Google Maps and found what look like good spots.

Tuesday:
https://goo.gl/maps/BX9iQHXjX5A2

Wed:
https://goo.gl/maps/NbhwqMHhZGv

I'm VERY open for suggestions.

Stealth/dispersed camping is a lot of fun. I'm just taking a pad, sleeping bag and a pair of mylar bivies. The weather should be really nice and if it isnt I'll get a motel.

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Old 11-14-2017, 04:46 PM   #247
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For who ever is still going can we get a "Here" and how to recognize you?

I'll be on a 2007 CRF450X (TX plate) with a black and red helmet and a orange Leatt jersey.

I'm leaving Sunday camping that night.
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Two nights of rough sleeping in the woods then a motel6 in Palmdale on Thanksgiving.

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Here! I'll be on a KTM 500. I'll be staying at the Holiday Inn in Palmdale. Steven(2wheelsdown) and I are planning on riding El Mirage Dry Lake Off-Highway Recreation Area on Thanksgiving. Get an OHV sticker and join us.
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:51 PM   #248
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Where you planning to bivouac on Tues and Wed? I'll be out riding and scouting the mountains in Angeles and San Bernadino National Forests those days, maybe we'll bump into each other.

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Oh, I am starting out on an old rear tire so I am going to order one from Chaparral Motorsports and pick it up Tuesday evening. That's my only real destination until Thursday in Palmdale.

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Old 11-16-2017, 07:00 AM   #249
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Oh, I am starting out on an old rear tire so I am going to order one from Chaparral Motorsports and pick it up Tuesday evening. That's my only real destination until Thursday in Palmdale.

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Well, now I am getting a damper cartridge for my fork at Chaparral... glad I found it now, rather than later.

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Old 11-18-2017, 10:30 AM   #250
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And so it begins... I am pulling out of a Gas Station at an undisclosed area of Austin, Texas and am now enroute to LAB2V 2017!!!

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Old 11-18-2017, 01:31 PM   #251
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Here! I'll be heading out Tuesday! Org\black bell helmet . Black/gray jacket. Blk/org ktm 500. Can't wait gents!

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Old 11-19-2017, 12:13 PM   #252
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Nice! See you there!

My 2004 Sprinter got 24.87mpg between gas stops Van Horn and Phoenix! 543.5 mi...

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Old 11-20-2017, 07:55 PM   #253
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Here! I'll be on a KTM 500. I'll be staying at the Holiday Inn in Palmdale. Steven(2wheelsdown) and I are planning on riding El Mirage Dry Lake Off-Highway Recreation Area on Thanksgiving. Get an OHV sticker and join us.
I have an OHV decal already. I'll try to meet yall there, give me a text when yall get plans together.

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I'm spending the night at the Orleans tonight then camping for the next two.

I'm a little worried because the forecast last night was for a low in the lower 40s, but my dash thermometer said 25* when I woke up with cold feet in the back of my van... I threw my bag into a mylar bivy and warmed right up, but fudge-muffins it was cold this morning. But hey, this is what makes it adventure!! When I am laying in a bag shivering I just keep reminding myself no one ever died from being cold. :o

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Old 11-20-2017, 08:37 PM   #254
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The guys at D37 are predicting temps in the 60s and 70s on the days of the ride. Have a good time and I want to hear about this sprinter when you get back.

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Old 11-22-2017, 11:40 AM   #255
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Currently in Flagstaff getting some breakfast. Next stop cali!
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:34 PM   #256
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The guys at D37 are predicting temps in the 60s and 70s on the days of the ride. Have a good time and I want to hear about this sprinter when you get back.

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Old 11-23-2017, 04:44 PM   #257
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That will get me started. The wife and I are looking at them. She wants a palace and I want a garage. We'll see how bad I lose.


Weather for tomorrow's leg is high 40's to lower 80s. They are calling for 53 degrees in Palmdale for the start. Sounds like a fast day with a lot of dust. Take a lot of water and pull off the trail and out of the cloud if something breaks. Have fun!
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