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Old 09-20-2010, 01:19 AM   #1
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Question Local riders advice needed (my west coast ride)

Hi,

I'm flying to Vegas (3rd time in my life and it becomes boring) on business trip in October.
I'm planning to rent a bike in Vegas and go for kind of short west coast ride,
I'd like to ask you about two things:

- where to look for motorcycle rental in Vegas area
- recommendation for the nice 1 week route in that area (I don't have return flight booked yet so it doesn't neccessary have to end in Vegas - if it's allowed to return the bike in different location just like cars)

Thanks in advance and cheers from Poland.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:46 AM   #2
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BMW of Las Vegas rents bikes.
How many miles per day are you comfortable with?
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:32 AM   #3
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BMW of Las Vegas rents bikes.
How many miles per day are you comfortable with?
Hi, yep I took a look on it, (via eaglerider.com) and they even have K1200GT (I wrecked such last year

Daily mileage I usually plan is between 300-1000 km with such bike, but let's say 200-400 miles to make it "fun only" ride.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:41 AM   #4
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BMW of Las Vegas rents bikes.
How many miles per day are you comfortable with?
Oh, I see that you r based in the center of my friend's first idea of short route

clickme

so if I can ask you for providing some guidance I can bring a bottle of polish vodka (some say that it is the best in the world) to Modesto
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'06 BMW R1200GS Adv --> fine bike but...
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:38 PM   #5
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From Vegas, ride south on 15 to Nipton rd. go east a couple miles to ivanpah rd and turn south. turn right on morning star mine rd and take that to cima. stop at the 'store' if it's open for a soda and a chat. it's literally a one building town. continue southwest on kelso cima road to kelso and check out the renovated train station (now east mojave nat'l preserve visitor center). next, south on kelbaker rd to nat'l trails hwy aka old route 66. turn right and take a pic at roy's. turn left a short ways west onto amboy rd heading to 29 palms. check out joshua tree nat'l park.

all the roads are paved tho some aren't well maintained. some of the best socal desert scenery on this route. depending on where you want yo go from there, i can recommend some twisties
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:59 PM   #6
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What Jonz said .

Also: for a bigger ride:

15 Fwy approx 200 miles south to Bottom of Cajon Pass. Exit hwy 138 @ Hotel/gas station. Turn right go get gas on your side of the street. Continue west on 138 to your right. Go past Mormon Rocks and up the hill a few miles @ Mountain Top Cafe (on right) turn LEFT west on Route 2. Go through Wrightwood keep on 2 for about 40 miles, see Newcombs Ranch Restaurant on right. Stop. Continue on from there to make your way to Malibu, another 50 miles?, or loop around and head back to Cajon Pass. Email or PM us when you get a firm idea of things and maybe we can help. We rent rooms in Claremont, and of course motorcyle friendly. 40 miles from Cajon Pass.
You may find it better to fly to Long Beach and get a bike there, at least you'll be on the coast, it only takes approx one hour. Long Beach BMW will help you.
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:21 AM   #7
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Thanks for your inputs (waiting for more of course ;) ), route is under construction....
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'06 BMW R1200GS Adv --> fine bike but...
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:22 PM   #8
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That time of year Death Valley could be worth a visit along with the Eastern Sierras 395 North an throw in a couple of the passes in the Yosemite area 88 or 4 or 120 all the way from Benton, watch out fer some of the whoops as yer gettin closer to Mono Lake
The Coast can be nice that time of year too can't hardly go wrong with a Highway 1 ride either.
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