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Old 03-04-2013, 10:57 AM   #361
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120 mile desert loop

What a great day in the desert, Bill (ConTeacher) led John and I on great loop that incoporated previous LAB2V hard way sections, lots of single track (more like tire tracks), hill climbs and of course sand. Bill had taken me on some of these tracks before and John kep saying the same thing over and over, "Bill has this desert wired", he kept us moving connecting one track to another all day.

Drove out to a secret staging area



The top of one of our many hill climbs

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On our way out to the Husky Monument, Bill led us up some swithcback single track

jnyrav working his way up





We hung out at Husky for a little bit



Some more beautiful tracks out of Husky. The pics don't show it very well but this whole area looked like it had been dusted in green powder.





We made a quick stop at Inscription Canyon; Bill and John





A high speed run getting to our next track, Bill out in front and John behind





We made a quick stop in Helendale for a pitcher and then back to the trucks. The ride back to the trucks had everything to offer and we were riding fast (no pics); dancing around the bushes, narrow winding sand washes, whoops and wash outs.

Thanks for the tour Bill
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:04 PM   #362
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+1 Bill, that was fantastic. Thanks for a great ride!
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:23 PM   #363
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Laugh

Glad you guys had fun! Next time we'll head east to Slash-X then out toward Johnson Valley. On a side note, you can tell we had 35mph wind - my hair never stands up like that, even with Brylcream...
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:46 PM   #364
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more like this.... with a smile






thanks todd for the pics and rr. you guys don't mess around, trying to get as much winter riding you could find. hey that pic of the petroglyph is priceless.




love to join you but i was busy getting the bike ready for the mojave trail ride this sat and sunday. looks like rain coming this friday in barstow and lauglin. perfect timing.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:39 PM   #365
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Sweet pics!
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:54 PM   #366
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Conteacher

Nice!
So, we get to put a face to a name of 'promoter extrordinare'.



I keep missing out on these epic rides. My life sucks.



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Old 03-08-2013, 08:30 PM   #367
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Here is a preview based on a ride with my Dad on 3/2-3/4/13. For full details and story, go here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=869090

Rhyolite.


Titus Canyon.


Charcoal Kilns.


Heading down Wildrose Rd back to Panamint.


The infamous Goler Wash Steps. Though they are not so big now!


Mengel Pass...


My bike took a little nap, but all due to my fault and lack of attention, not really a hard spot. :lol:


Top of Mengel Pass.


Striped Butte.


A sand storm was blowing quite hard, as you can see at Warm Springs and West Side Road.


Can you spot my Dad?


LOST was here!


Racetrack Playa


The Playa from a distance.


Ubehebe Crater.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:51 PM   #368
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Very nice Isaac. Capturing the flavor of DV.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:20 PM   #369
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Fantastic, Issac...

You're getting us ready for DV!
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:21 PM   #370
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Yep, I'm just cleaning the place out for you guys since I can't make the big ride!
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:41 PM   #371
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very nice pics isaac. i wonder how much better they will turn out if you bring a real camera...

thanks for posting them, we get to see what's awaits us at the noobs rally.

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Old 03-13-2013, 06:48 PM   #372
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The Mojave Trail

BARSTOW-MOJAVE TRAIL-LAUGLIN NEVADA

for years, i've heard of the MOJAVE TRAIL and really had no interest because of the difficulty level. i hate sand. anyway, it's not far from home, why not. worst case, turn around and go home.

this ride had been planned a few times for a span of 2 months, but we could not get the planets to aligned themselves. the end of winter is already around the corner, and we have to make this happen.

finally a date was set - march 9 and 10....and glad to see 5 riders made a solid commitment plus a rider coming from vegas to join us part of the trail. later in the week, a blessing from the sky came as a rain ...that pretty much sealed the deal. the damp sand on both days was a big plus on traction.

no, i won't do this ride solo or just with a partner. the place is unfamiliar and easy to get lost, the desert is not forgiving, fuel is critical, the terrain is challenging, and to say the least, the total miles is about 400. we are lucky, we found a good rider (lior) who is familiar with the area and offered to lead the ride.

the plan was to truck to barstow. stage the ride from there, take the dirt route to afton canyon then to kelbaker.

on the antelope freeway, the drive up and a reminder winter is still here


typical socal winter sport...skiing and desert dirt bike riding


yours?



along the 14



approaching the town of mojave



staying here friday night
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:50 PM   #373
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saturday morning

after breakfast at ihop, all are here and showing off our body gloves cap



from barstow took a little pavement on our way to the trailhead



lior in a ktm jacket who i invited so he can lead the ride.



a little puddle from yesterday's rain. nice, the desert got soaked but not washed out.



i love the wide open space



todd rides a 600 lb. gsa everywhere, but this time on the 525 exc, he felt that a heavy weight was lifted off his shoulder.



crossing the infamous mojave river at afton canyon



wasn't really that deep






more coming. tune in.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:13 PM   #374
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You picked a perfect weekend for it.....
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:19 PM   #375
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I love this trail! A great way to spend a day in the majestic Mojave desert.
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