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Old 04-19-2012, 06:54 PM   #27721
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Ersin and I will be riding this historically famous trail for the first time. A few riders have expressed interest in the recent past (browneye, jnyrav) and others are welcomed to join us. Staying the night in Barstow and leaving at 8am Saturday morning. Arriving at Fort Mojave in the afternoon and staying the night at the Avi Hotel & Casino located on the Colorado River. Riding the same route back home Sunday.

Must be comfortable with several miles of whoops and more in deep sand (from what I've read and seen on youtube)

Bike must be mechanically sound; bring your tools and tubes.

This isn't a race to the river type of ride. It's a cruise, smell the flowers, and take pictures kind. I have the new Mojave Road Guide and would like to stop and take pics of the highlights mentioned in it.

The guide book says it's approx 125 miles each way with fuel in Barstow and the casino so carry extra fuel if you have one of those puny tanks.

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http://www.desertusa.com/mag99/nov/s...javetrail.html
Sounds like a blast Rich.
Gotta check the calendar. We were supposed to be in Reno for my sons jazz tour with HS. Will talk to the warden.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:28 PM   #27722
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Ersin and I will be riding this historically famous trail for the first time. A few riders have expressed interest in the recent past (browneye, jnyrav) and others are welcomed to join us. Staying the night in Barstow and leaving at 8am Saturday morning. Arriving at Fort Mojave in the afternoon and staying the night at the Avi Hotel & Casino located on the Colorado River. Riding the same route back home Sunday.

Must be comfortable with several miles of whoops and more in deep sand (from what I've read and seen on youtube)

Bike must be mechanically sound; bring your tools and tubes.

This isn't a race to the river type of ride. It's a cruise, smell the flowers, and take pictures kind. I have the new Mojave Road Guide and would like to stop and take pics of the highlights mentioned in it.

The guide book says it's approx 125 miles each way with fuel in Barstow and the casino so carry extra fuel if you have one of those puny tanks.

Trail info:
http://www.desertusa.com/mag99/nov/s...javetrail.html

I'll be in Parker this weekend. iPhone weather says 106 degrees Saturday and Sunday. Stay cool.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:08 PM   #27723
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There's going to be 20-30,000 pirates in the neighborhood that weekend for the Laughlin River Run. Not that you're likely to run into them until you get to Laughlin, but unless you made reservations at the Avi a while back, there doesn't seem to be any rooms available.

I don't even go to Laughlin during the River Run, and my other bike is a pirate ship.

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Old 04-19-2012, 08:32 PM   #27724
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summabitch Was going to reserve rooms tomorrow...just checked, yup sold out. Rooms available in Laughlin for $200+ under $100 in Needles and Havasu City.

Weather is supposed to be nice in Laughlin next weekend too (mid-80's). This will have to wait until fall.

EDIT: It's ON...staying at the Motel 6 in Needles.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:59 PM   #27725
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summabitch Was going to reserve rooms tomorrow...just checked, yup sold out. Rooms available in Laughlin for $200+ under $100 in Needles and Havasu City.

Weather is supposed to be nice in Laughlin next weekend too (mid-80's). This will have to wait until fall.
Rich,

If you're will to carry camping gear there's a nice spot right at the CA/NV border with views of the river at night. Its about 10 miles from river/gas/supplies/beer. The Eastern half of the Mojave Road wasn't a problem with gear, but admittedly we did the tougher Western half without camping gear, as we staged in the middle. We did it a couple of days before the noobs rally.





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Old 04-19-2012, 09:13 PM   #27726
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Rich, I'm trying to put together a trip to central Nevada before the end of next month. Maybe even for the holiday if Joel doesn't hurry up and gel something for Toroweap.

Probably take more than just a weekend. Stage at Tonapah or Bridgeport and ride across the mountains north of there. I have an idea where I want to go, but know little about the area or if it makes sense to ride from a base camp and return or just make a big camping loop. I'm thinking of taking the RV and could probably haul a half dozen bikes or a bunch of camping gear for riders.

I hear the forests up there are pretty wild and remote. I've read a few reports of guys riding thru there but hard to tell exactly where. Would have to do more research, right now it's just a brain fart.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:13 PM   #27727
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Rich,

If you're will to carry camping gear there's a nice spot right at the CA/NV border with views of the river at night. Its about 10 miles from river/gas/supplies/beer. The Eastern half of the Mojave Road wasn't a problem with gear, but admittedly we did the tougher Western half without camping gear, as we staged in the middle. We did it a couple of days before the noobs rally.
Thanks for the tip, Joe. We've decided to motel it at the good 'ol Motel 6. We prefer to do this one without any gear.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:18 PM   #27728
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Rich, I'm trying to put together a trip to central Nevada before the end of next month. Maybe even for the holiday if Joel doesn't hurry up and gel something for Toroweap.

Probably take more than just a weekend. Stage at Tonapah or Bridgeport and ride across the mountains north of there. I have an idea where I want to go, but know little about the area or if it makes sense to ride from a base camp and return or just make a big camping loop. I'm thinking of taking the RV and could probably haul a half dozen bikes or a bunch of camping gear for riders.

I hear the forests up there are pretty wild and remote. I've read a few reports of guys riding thru there but hard to tell exactly where. Would have to do more research, right now it's just a brain fart.
This sounds good, Chris. I have the last two weeks of May reserved for Joel's Toroweap ride, or wherever we end up.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:37 PM   #27729
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Postponement has been cancelled and the ride is back on.


After discussing this further with FYYFF (Ersin), we want to take advantage of the time we have off to ride this. The weather is going to be good and we aren't going to let those 'pirates' ruin our plans! dagnabit! We have booked rooms in Barstow at the Quality Inn and at the Motel 6 in Needles. Both of these motel chains offer 15% off with an AMA membership code.


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Ersin and I will be riding this historically famous trail for the first time. A few riders have expressed interest in the recent past (browneye, jnyrav) and others are welcomed to join us. Staying the night in Barstow at the Quality Inn (15% off with AMA membership code) and leaving at 8am Saturday morning. Arriving at Fort Mojave in the afternoon and staying the night at Motel 6 (15% off with AMA membership code) in Needles. Make your reservation ASAP. Rooms are going quick. Riding the same route back home Sunday.

Must be comfortable with several miles of whoops and more in deep sand (from what I've read and seen on youtube)

Bike must be mechanically sound; bring your tools and tubes.

This isn't a race to the river type of ride. It's a cruise, smell the flowers, and take pictures kind. I have the new Mojave Road Guide and would like to stop and take pics of the highlights mentioned in it.

The guide book says it's approx 125 miles each way with fuel in Barstow and the casino so carry extra fuel if you have one of those puny tanks.

Trail info:
http://www.desertusa.com/mag99/nov/s...javetrail.html

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Old 04-19-2012, 10:05 PM   #27730
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40% chance of thunderstorms starting next Thursday..... Could be an ADVenture.


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Old 04-19-2012, 10:19 PM   #27731
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Rich, I'm trying to put together a trip to central Nevada before the end of next month. Maybe even for the holiday if Joel doesn't hurry up and gel something for Toroweap.

Probably take more than just a weekend. Stage at Tonapah or Bridgeport and ride across the mountains north of there. I have an idea where I want to go, but know little about the area or if it makes sense to ride from a base camp and return or just make a big camping loop. I'm thinking of taking the RV and could probably haul a half dozen bikes or a bunch of camping gear for riders.

I hear the forests up there are pretty wild and remote. I've read a few reports of guys riding thru there but hard to tell exactly where. Would have to do more research, right now it's just a brain fart.
Let's just say if there was a KotW last year it could've covered that area. I might know a guy who would have a lot of tracks in that area from reconning the area
, say from Tonopah over to Ely, maybe to Ereka and westward to Austin. Definitely not worth going if you're going to return to Tonopah each night. Gotta be a loop.
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:26 AM   #27732
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Let's just say if there was a KotW last year it could've covered that area. I might know a guy who would have a lot of tracks in that area from reconning the area
, say from Tonopah over to Ely, maybe to Ereka and westward to Austin. Definitely not worth going if you're going to return to Tonopah each night. Gotta be a loop.
I'll start a new thread, but yeah, see what you can run down. I figured to trailer into Tonopah and stage from there. The area encircled by Tonopah to Ely, Eureka, Austin, which contains Big Smokey Valley, Monitor Valley, and the national forest areas therein, Toiyabe, Monitor, and Hot Creek mountain ranges. Looks like there's some pretty tall peaks (over 11K feet) and there must be some forest, pines, etc. From the Gazetteer it looks like there are trails throughout but can't tell if they are driving/riding routes or walking/hiking trails. My goal would be to ride mountain trails, get up out of the sand-wash valleys.

Tami Rowell (woodschick) sent me some info for the very western portion, she and Eric have ridden quite a lot of the very northwest corner of the state and into Southern Oregon, Sheldon Refuge, etc.

There's at least one RR of some fellas that rode through the area as they passed through. I'll have to go find it again.

Let me know what you find out. Thanks!
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:27 AM   #27733
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Postponement has been cancelled and the ride is back on.


After discussing this further with FYYFF (Ersin), we want to take advantage of the time we have off to ride this. The weather is going to be good and we aren't going to let those 'pirates' ruin our plans! dagnabit! We have booked rooms in Barstow at the Quality Inn and at the Motel 6 in Needles. Both of these motel chains offer 15% off with an AMA membership code.
hi rich and ersin. really wish i can join this epic route. but i will be travelling till first week of may.





got your PMs for the end of may. i posted this one in the upcoming rides (sticky above). will update it as needed.

because of the logistics and the very strict enforcement of the national park's regulation in the area, we have to limit the number of riders.

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We meet in Mesquite - May 26th, Saturday morning @ 8AM, location tbd. I plan to get there on Friday afternoon, and see everyone next morning.

Back in Mesquite on May 30th.

The route still being planned. We're going to cover a lot of dit miles. I'm trying to get a support vehicle to carry food, water, gas and firewood.

This ride is limited to 12 riders. I will start a planning thread, but you can PM me if interested.


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Old 04-20-2012, 07:37 AM   #27734
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If you are going, someone needs to reserve the group site...

Campground: Camping is allowed only in the Tuweep Campground within the Toroweap/Tuweep vicinity. Nine primitive sites (sites 1-9) for up to six people and two vehicles are available on a first-come, first-served basis. (below) Camping is free. Sites may fill during spring months and during holidays and weekends. Picnic tables, fie grates, and composting toilets are provided. Bring your own water and firewood. Collecting firewood or kindling from the national park is strictly prohibited.

One group site (Site 10) for 7–11 people and up to four vehicles is available via reservation only up until noon the day it is needed. The group site may be reserved, free of charge, up to four months in advance Submit an email request here.

And remember, you're not allowed to be "together" according to Todd. Spread out around the campground, but you're not travelling together!

The limiting factor is 1 bike is 1 vehicle.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:04 AM   #27735
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Toroweap??

Sorry, I get easily confused.

How many riders on the list currently?

I did mention that I wanted to go but never saw a sign up or further details. I don't want to wait a couple of weeks and find out there are too many wanting to go, or it's full. I also didn't intend to ride solo to Utah or Arizona to 'meet a group'. I thought it was a group ride. I also thought it was a holiday weekend run but now looks to be running into the following week - "back to Mesquite May 30th". That's Wednesday after Memorial Day.

lf it's not do-able I will make other plans.

Thank you Joel.

BTW, Saturday the 26th is my birthday. 55 this year.
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