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Old 09-25-2008, 02:05 PM   #31
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I raced the real deal in 1984 on a Suk RM500, (why to much fun). I would do this but I don't have the right scooter for it. The WR Yam isn't street legal (damn it).
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:34 PM   #32
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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 09-25-2008, 09:17 PM   #33
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I'm going to try it again this year, I think. Crashed last year day 1 on my KLR, trying too hard to keep ahead of the dirtbikes.

New Moab shock comes next week... should help. Big bore kit and stage II head may or may not be installed in time...

see all 'ya crazies there!
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:30 PM   #34
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I'm going to try it again this year, I think. Crashed last year day 1 on my KLR, trying too hard to keep ahead of the dirtbikes.

New Moab shock comes next week... should help. Big bore kit and stage II head may or may not be installed in time...

see all 'ya crazies there!
dude!!!! glad to hear your going as well!!!
we should team up for the ride!
i'm jealous on all your upgrades. those are all on my short list of to dos!!!!
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:41 AM   #35
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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   #36
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Anyone going to LA-B-LV from Phoenix? Can't wait!!
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:33 PM   #37
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I'm going to try it again this year, I think. Crashed last year day 1 on my KLR, trying too hard to keep ahead of the dirtbikes.

New Moab shock comes next week... should help. Big bore kit and stage II head may or may not be installed in time...

see all 'ya crazies there!
Only an idiot would take a KLR on that ride.

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Old 10-20-2008, 11:35 PM   #38
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Well, I'm bustin' my butt (and my wallet) to get my new-to-me XR650R ready in time. I've done it a few times in the past on my XR400, so it should be a treat to do it on the Pig this year.

...hopefully I won't have to ride any Advrider's 950s through the sand wash this year! ;)

See you guys out there!
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:46 PM   #39
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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 11-03-2008, 01:48 AM   #40
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adveture route

hey guys
I have done this event a few times and plan on going this year with my 950
I have always ridden there and ridden home (I live in LA)
I know the organizers of this event and they are also putting on an adventure route. My friend is charting that one. He says it is mostly dirt but predominantly fire road. I am a decent rider but since I am riding it home I want to make sure it stays in one piece. Looking for partners anyone interested.
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:15 AM   #41
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hey guys
I have done this event a few times and plan on going this year with my 950
I have always ridden there and ridden home (I live in LA)
I know the organizers of this event and they are also putting on an adventure route. My friend is charting that one. He says it is mostly dirt but predominantly fire road. I am a decent rider but since I am riding it home I want to make sure it stays in one piece. Looking for partners anyone interested.
thanks
Are you riding both days?
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:23 AM   #42
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hey guys
I have done this event a few times and plan on going this year with my 950
I have always ridden there and ridden home (I live in LA)
I know the organizers of this event and they are also putting on an adventure route. My friend is charting that one. He says it is mostly dirt but predominantly fire road. I am a decent rider but since I am riding it home I want to make sure it stays in one piece. Looking for partners anyone interested.
thanks
I'll be on my 620 and my partner will be on a 950 like you......I think we're going to take the Dualsport route and just stay away from the hadway options.......we got the impression the Adventure route was more geared towards street oriented Adventure bikes (Buell, VStroms, and any other big/heavy/minimal travel ADV bikes)

Read this thread over at D37 (Post #6): http://www.district37ama.org/forums/...ad.php?t=23452
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:01 AM   #43
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i am 100% IN now.
got the go ahead from the boss that i can have time off(i work fridays and saturdays).

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Old 11-03-2008, 08:16 PM   #44
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adv route

Hey crawdaddy
thanks for the link
I know Dave Tonkas rather well I might agree with you about the reg route on day 1 but those big bikes in sand washes are a handful so maybe the adv rout on day 2
do you have any questions for dave or other info let mr know what you decide
I am a decent rider just don't want to bang up the 950 too mich
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:48 PM   #45
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did it on a klr

zi did it on a klr rode there and rode home not bad but the sandwashes ok so I am an idiot
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