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Old 10-26-2012, 08:55 AM   #31
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Replied to PM, we made it that day, as long as no huge rain till then, no problem!
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:06 PM   #32
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:35 PM   #33
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:22 PM   #34
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I posted GPS tracks on Dual Sport Maps a couple of years ago along with all the POI waypoints from Dennis Casebier's Mojave Road Guide which I encourage everyone to purchase/read before you ride the Mojave Rd: http://www.desertusa.com/web_cart/db/pages/5094.html

Go here for the CORE .gpx tracks I loaded: http://www.dualsportmaps.com/?link=106920

I generally recommend folks riding across from Barstow "loop it" once they hit the poleline near Ft. Piute.....ride over Christmas Tree Pass on the way into Laughlin and ride along the river then Mojave Rd. on the way back out the next day.....

I'll be out at my Bullhead City house for Thanksgiving.....
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:20 PM   #35
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:56 PM   #36
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I posted GPS tracks on Dual Sport Maps a couple of years ago along with all the POI waypoints from Dennis Casebier's Mojave Road Guide which I encourage everyone to purchase/read before you ride the Mojave Rd: http://www.desertusa.com/web_cart/db/pages/5094.html

Go here for the CORE .gpx tracks I loaded: http://www.dualsportmaps.com/?link=106920

I generally recommend folks riding across from Barstow "loop it" once they hit the poleline near Ft. Piute.....ride over Christmas Tree Pass on the way into Laughlin and ride along the river then Mojave Rd. on the way back out the next day.....

I'll be out at my Bullhead City house for Thanksgiving.....
You will enjoy the trip a whole lot more by having the book Chris recommends. I would recommend stopping at Kelso Station. The park service has done a nice job of renovation. The original service counter is open for lunch and dinner. It is called The Beanery.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:54 PM   #37
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Thanks for the tips but not planning much in the way of side trips. When I cross Kelso/Cima I will hit the roller coaster whoops, most fun part of the trail. Will depart Laughlin 7:00ish & plan to reach Motel 6 in Barstow before dark. Thats the plan anyway You know the best laid plans of mice & Men on Yamaha's
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:47 AM   #38
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Thanks for the tips but not planning much in the way of side trips. When I cross Kelso/Cima I will hit the roller coaster whoops, most fun part of the trail. Will depart Laughlin 7:00ish & plan to reach Motel 6 in Barstow before dark. Thats the plan anyway You know the best laid plans of mice & Men on Yamaha's
You might want to follow my tracks along the River Rd. to Mojave Road when you leave Laughlin......you'll be amazed how low the river is in the morning........nice/quiet ride

I know you're not too interested in side trips but the Lava Tubes are just a few miles north of Mojave Rd as you approach Kelbaker.......my DSM track set includes a short/optional track for that side trip........a worthwhile stop on the way over to Barstow, or the way back from Barstow, if you've never seen'em before........

Likewise, on the way back you might want to consider diverting from Mojave Rd. once you reach Ft. Piute and take the track I loaded that'll guide you over Christmas Tree pass and back down to 163/Laughlin.....something different (and easy dirt after a long day).....

Have fun.....I'm jealous!

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Old 11-08-2012, 07:18 AM   #39
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you talkin to me with the nomad tank option? would be nice but i'll have to build a subframe, i ride an ATK, its basically a full on MX bike with a caterpilar engine stuffed in.

ehh? what kingman ride? that multi day baja tour style ride i read about before?
I have a 1 gallon Rotopax that I mount on my Tail Rack as/if needed.....it's a stackable system if you need to carry another gallon of gas or water......check out their site: http://www.rotopax.com/Gasoline/

Tom - FYI - There's a gas station at the intersection of Hwy 95/163 if you divert towards Christmas Tree Pass on the return or on the way out....I just dropped in the new waypoint on DSM......should've had it there from the start...
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Thanks so much Chris for all the info, very helpful. Have the Safari & never run it out. Put in 3.4 gal once so am pretty sure most is usuable. Planning on easy on the throttle as much as possible through the sand so as to get as good milage as I can, I watch a lot of Nascar & see how it's done so should be OK. If on your next trip across you see a bag of bones next to this little Blue bike you know it didn't work
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:23 PM   #41
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Tom: how meny riders are going with you?
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:14 PM   #42
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Tom: how meny riders are going with you?
Lets see, me, myself & I Very old joke No takers at this point. Straight answer 0. You could be the first

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