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Old 08-18-2008, 09:44 AM   #1
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Laugh LA to Barstow to Vegas (Nov. 28-29,2008)

http://labarstowvegas.com/

I've been wanting to go on this ride for a few years now, and 2008 is it! This year is the ride's 25th anniversary and they say it's going to be a bitchin' year. I'll be doing the Barstow to Vegas section only and it's time to start planning. Rooms at the Ramada in Barstow are booked up, so I'm going to book a room at another motel down the street. Another room will be required (The Orleans Hotel/Casino) for Saturday night in Vegas. I'm looking for other FF's who are going on this ride.

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Old 08-19-2008, 07:09 AM   #2
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Dude, are you trying to get paid by MS Live?

Since I hate clicking links to click links, and this is already the 2nd one...
http://labarstowvegas.com/index.htm
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:56 AM   #3
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Dang, that’s really strange…for some reason I mistakenly made a double post for the same freakin’ ride!??? WTF? I’m going to ask the forum moderator to delete this one.

Here's the l ink to the correct one:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...60#post7667160




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Dude, are you trying to get paid by MS Live?

Since I hate clicking links to click links, and this is already the 2nd one...
http://labarstowvegas.com/index.htm
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:11 PM   #4
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http://search.live.com/results.aspx?...M=CBPW&first=1

I'm looking for other FF's who are going on this ride.

-Rich
Count me in!! Ran the race in the early 80's. Keep an XR650R in Vegas just for this sort of occasion.
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:51 AM   #5
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I'm looking for other FF's who are going on this ride.

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Old 09-22-2008, 10:59 AM   #6
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My hubby and I are in! I'll be on my XT225 and he has a DRZ400S. We'll be taking the n00b routes.
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:37 AM   #7
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Same here. First time = nOOb routes for me. I want to get to Vegas within a decent hour and not picked up by the sweep team because I'm lagging!



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My hubby and I are in! I'll be on my XT225 and he has a DRZ400S. We'll be taking the n00b routes.
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:40 AM   #8
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I'm in

I've signed up for the Saturday ride only. Think I'll do the noob because I'm an old fart. I'll be riding a DR 650, my buddy will be on a XR400...
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:34 PM   #9
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[quote=mudpig]I've signed up for the Saturday ride only. Think I'll do the noob because I'm an old fart. I'll be riding a DR 650, my buddy will be on a XR400...

We old farts need fun too. I live in Clovis and have been looking for some riding partners. Just riding Sat. too. Did it in 06 and had a blast. 203 miles!
Swear it was 50% sand wash...but maybe just seemed that way. Lots of fast power line roads too. Riding my 605 ATK Looking for a partner from Clovis to Barstow and back from Vegas. I've got a dually with a 6 X 10 trailer. Wife says she doesn't need to see Barstow or Vegas again....
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:02 PM   #10
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Same here. First time = nOOb routes for me. I want to get to Vegas within a decent hour and not picked up by the sweep team because I'm lagging!
Rich. I am still on the fence on this one. But I am still ordering parts. Just incase I can make it. Maybe I can do chase truck duties if I can,t make the ride? If you guys want to pay for the gas? I won't know for sure if I can make the ride until 1st of Nov. Ben
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:38 PM   #11
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This pro video will give you some insight into this very cool ride.

http://www.tvmoto.com/video/LA_Barstow_Vegas
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:41 AM   #12
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Because ~450 miles isn't enough.....and I don't feel like hassling with "trailering"

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How many of you folks are RIDING to the start line, riding the event, and RIDING home? I am.

I've done this ride before and I don't feel like hassling with the logistics of trailering to the start and/or home from Lost Wages (especially now that I have the 620 "Adventure")......so, the next question becomes, what to do AFTER Vegas?

I'm thinking very seriously about incorporating Mojave Rd. into my return trip plans......My loose thoughts......Vegas down to Laughlin on Sunday (leave late Sunday morning/short ride to Laughlin)......relax in Laughlin on Sunday/prep for Monday......cut across Mojave Rd. to Barstow on Monday and stay the night in Barstow.....ride back to San Diego from Barstow on Tuesday......depending on weather and desire, I'll probably either head home skirting south eastern fringe of Big Bear City down to Banning and then up to Idyllwild/Anza/Warner Springs or stay further east through Yucca Valley/Joshua Tree/Ocotillo Wells/Borrego Springs.....

Slick video from last year's LA-B-V if you missed it in previous posts: http://www.tvmoto.com/video/LA_Barstow_Vegas/
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:30 AM   #13
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Anyone going to LA-B-LV from Phoenix? Can't wait!!
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:46 PM   #14
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Anyone going to LA-B-LV from Phoenix? Can't wait!!
I am. I attempted to do this event the last three years and "something" always came up.

Not this year.

I gotta start training...

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Old 08-18-2008, 12:14 PM   #15
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