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Old 09-08-2014, 09:41 PM   #1
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L.A.-Barstow to Vegas LAB2V 2014 Fri Nov 28 and Sat. Nov 29

LAB2V 2014

Thanksgiving weekend Friday November 28,

Saturday November 29

Palmdale Supercycles - Barstow Ramada Inn - Orleans Hotel Las Vegas


AMA D37 THREAD HERE

ONLINE REGISTRATION



so just to get some of the So Cal peeps 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.

please do not quote this first post. quote parts of it, let's keep this thread uncluttered.
also there will be updates and changes on this post over the next few months.


YOU DON'T NEED AMA MEMBERSHIP FOR THIS RIDE, BUT YOU SHOULD TO SUPPORT ALL THE EFFORTS THE AMA DOES FOR MOTORCYCLIST RIGHTS AND KEEPING OUR LAND OPEN.

PLEASE READ ALL RULES.

PLATED STREET LEGAL BIKE.

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 !!!!!!
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the LAB2V is the days after Thanksgiving, on Friday November 29 and Saturday November 30

ENTRY IS $195 both days

http://www.district37ama.org/forums/...isplay.php?f=5



when returning home, it's a good idea to leave EARLY Sunday morning or wait til Monday because Vegas to L.A. traffic all day Sunday BLOWS.
Thanksgiving weekend traffic combined with usual Vegas to L.A. traffic make it a nightmare. bumper to bumper to the state line.
it took over 8 hours from Vegas to Lancaster/Palmdale with Admo Tours van a few years ago.
leave before 7AM, no joke. we usually leave at 5 or 6AM. trust me on this.
or leave Monday anytime.


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 will be local kids(teenagers) 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.




plan amongst 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.

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anyone can do it.


it is the best organized ride i've ever been on.


you get roll chart directions (roll chart holder needed) http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...rt-Holder.aspx
http://www.rollcharts.org/equipment.html AND GPS tracks (Garmin preferred).
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YOU NOW CAN REGISTER ONLINE. yes, District 37 has entered the 21st century.

http://www.labarstowvegas.com/



Map link to the start

http://www.district37ama.org/



http://www.district37ama.org/forums/...ead.php?t=4978


http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...8,6.723633&z=7


http://www.district37ama.org/forums/...isplay.php?f=5



RAMADA INN is best choice.
760-256-5673

there are 4 single queen bed smoking rooms available as of 9/8/14
CALL ASAP for those rooms.

Quality Inn.
760-256-6891
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.



CALIFORNIA INN AND MOTEL 6 STILL HAVE AVAILABILITY IN BARSTOW.





HOTEL PDF LINK...

Hotel info.pdf

hotel in
Palmdale ---Res. Code "AMA"

Holiday Inn

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cl...093401968634,1

hotels in Barstow


CALIFORNIA INN AND MOTEL 6 ARE AVAILABLE IN BARSTOW.

Quality Inn
---Res. Code "AMA" it comes to $79 plus tax and you get a free breakfast in the morning. ie; eggs, toast, bacon, coffee.
http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cl...03091584549538

Ramada Inn(HQ)
---Res. Code "AMA"
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...nG=Search+Maps

hotel in Las Vegas


Orleans


http://www.orleanscasino.com/




Do I have to be an AMA Member?
NO
But.. AMA membership is required to be entered to win a motorcycle in either the Yamaha National Adventure Bike Series or the Husvarna National Dual Sport Bike Series bike drawings - Founded in 1924, the AMA has an unparalleled history of pursuing, protecting and promoting the interests of the world's largest and most dedicated group of motorcycle enthusiasts.
JOIN HERE


Will my bike need to pass an inspection?

YES
- Street licenced, legal motorcycles only!
- U.S. Forest Service approved spark arrestor.
- Be able to pass an exhaust sound decibal test. 96dB Max.
- You must have a roll chart holder installed.
Roll chart holders will be available for purchase at the event.

How many miles is it?

It will be about 225-250 miles on Friday and 225-250 on Saturday
- Depending on your chosen route.
- choose from: Easy, Hard or Adventure Routes

What kind of GPS do I need?

Garmin.
- You won't "need" a GPS at all!
- But if you want to use one, the tracks will be available for most any Garmin units.
- Be sure to bring your connection cable too!

Do I really need a roll chart holder if I have GPS?

YES
- Roll Chart navigation is the tried and true navigation method
- plus.. the batteries will never run out!

What will the weather be like?

It has been COLD, HOT, WINDY, RAINY, SUNNY & SNOWY!
- Prepare for these conditions and you should be fine.
- NOTE ~ twilight 6:06AM, Sunrise 6:34AM - Sunset 4:37PM, twilight 5:05PM

What if I don’t have a riding partner?

Please look on District 37 message board to find a riding partner before the ride
- Because riding alone is not advised, we encourage you to find a partner or group on our board.
- No one rides alone! The District 37 folks make sure of that!

Are there group rates available on hotels?

Yes group rates are available for the LA-Barstow-Vegas ride
- Palmdale: Holiday Inn, 661-947-8055, mention code: AMA
- Barstow: Ramada (Ride HQ), 760-256-5673, mention code: AMA
- Barstow: or Quality Inn, 760-256-6891, mention code: LAB2V
(the Quality Inn is directly across the street from the Ramada)
- Las Vegas: The Orleans, 800-675-3267, mention code:
A2AMC11
got questions?

Please visit the D37 Message Board for LOTS more info - HERE

- The message board can be helpful to find transportation at various points needed before and after the ride.



PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE THIS POST. LET'S NOT CLUTTER THE THREAD.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, POST UP.
IF YOU'RE SHY, PM ME AND I'LL GET BACK TO YOU.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:43 PM   #2
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post #2 will be for riding buddies list or available riding buddies.

post up or PM me if you are looking for riding partners or you have room for a riding partner in your group.

your riding ability will help match ppl up too.

n00b C rider.

intermediate B rider.

expert/fast/racer A rider.

CHECK OVER ON D37 TO FIND A RIDING BUDDY THREAD
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reminds me, i need to edit that damn video from 2013. sheesh. too many videos that i need to edit.
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Old 09-09-2014, 04:49 PM   #7
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this is my favorite organized ride.
everyone is super stoked. you see old faces and meet new riders each year.
the support from Rescue 3 is beyond any ride.
and you end in Vegas and get free shit.
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:16 PM   #8
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a group of us from Maryland will be invading your little ride this year.

I have just one question that i cant get a straight answer on.

What fuel range do i need if i do all the hardest/longest options.

i heard from 80 miles to 120 miles.

80 miles and i am good, 100 miles and i can carty some extra fuel, 120 miles and its time to get a bigger tank.
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:35 PM   #9
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I have just one question that i cant get a straight answer on.

What fuel range do i need if i do all the hardest/longest options.

80 miles and i am good, 100 miles and i can carty some extra fuel, 120 miles and its time to get a bigger tank.
You really should post your LA-B-V questions on the D37 Dual Sport Message Board.

You only have a 1.5 gal tank? This is desert, everyone has a 3.4 tank and 150-160 mile range.
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:56 PM   #10
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I'm in!

I don't currently have a riding partner. I'd estimate my level at somewhere on the n00b side of intermediate. Whatever it is, I'm not fast . At this point, I'm planning the 'easy' routes and I'll be riding a WR250R.

My wife's meeting me in LV with the truck and I'll be coming home Mon.
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a group of us from Maryland will be invading your little ride this year.

I have just one question that i cant get a straight answer on.

What fuel range do i need if i do all the hardest/longest options.

i heard from 80 miles to 120 miles.

80 miles and i am good, 100 miles and i can carty some extra fuel, 120 miles and its time to get a bigger tank.
My Husaberg ran out of gas day 1, 20 miles short of Barstow.
MSR bottles are your friend.
Day 2 was fine with a few gas options.
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a group of us from Maryland will be invading your little ride this year.

I have just one question that i cant get a straight answer on.

What fuel range do i need if i do all the hardest/longest options.

i heard from 80 miles to 120 miles.

80 miles and i am good, 100 miles and i can carty some extra fuel, 120 miles and its time to get a bigger tank.
there's a reason you won't get a straight answer.... we don't know the route until the morning that you get the roll chart and GPS tracks.
some hard ways are longer.
some hard ways are just, harder, but actually shorter. but you'll burn more fuel because you'll be on the gas more.

my word of advice to you and everyone riding LAB2V...
be prepared for everything.
have enough fuel range for 120. you'll probably be filling up every 70 miles, but be pepared for 120. also, there is a stretch of sandwash that is 17 miles long. yes, 17 miles of continuous sand. deep. loose. sand. you're fuel mileage goes waaaay down.
if you have a larger tank, use it. I have a KTM 525 EXC with a 3.4 gallon MXC tank which will get me 150+ miles cruising but 130+ of heavy throttle.
if you need to as Scorpion mentions, bring MSR bottles of fuel just in case.

other common things to remember is how cold it is at night in the desert in November. it can be 20 degrees when you start at 6AM. so have heavy winter gloves AND light summer style gloves for the later day when it's 70+.
also those "Elephant Ears" hand guards are perfect. they'll deflect cold air and rain. I can vouch for the Moose Racing and say they are great. there's also MSR and Giant Loop. check this write up HERE or google "elephant ears motorcycle handguards"

and hand warmer/grip warmers are a good idea. I installed grip warmers after freezing my fingers off one year. never again.

and lighting. you will ride in the dark in the morning and you might ride in the dark in the evening if your ride takes longer than expected or you have mechanical issues or (god forbid) injury.
invest in good lighting. brighter bulb or Baja Designs or Rigid Industries LED. or Trail Tech HID with stator upgrade.

there will be more tips as we get closer and the more questions that are brought up.

post up.

you have 2 months to get your bike in perfect running order and do your upgrades now and test them out.
also, hit the gym. this is a long ride. 2 days of it. 8 hours in the saddle. each. day. you'll be tired and sore but with a huge smile on your face.
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:14 PM   #15
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+1 on all of Razr's advice.

The Lost Coyotes event on 1 Nov is a good tune up for LAB2V.
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