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Old 11-05-2013, 07:08 AM   #151
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Not difficult to finish before dark as long as you start early and don't lollygag. The first time I did this ride, I took a bunch of pictures on Day 1 and got into Barstow after dark. Not fun.

The mornings have ranged from low 30's to mid 40's if I remember correctly.
Barstow seems to be chilly in the early morning, I recommend you layer up.
Have a well maintained bike, fresh tires, tire changing tools and a tube or two with your group, you'll be fine.
Edit: Don't wear blue jeans nor ride a stock KLR, either.
Will the event provide rescue? Or is every man/woman/child for themselves out in the desert? I guess what I'm asking is what survival gear do you bring, in case of being stranded and need to survive overnights in the desert.
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:12 AM   #152
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Will the event provide rescue? Or is every man/woman/child for themselves out in the desert? I guess what I'm asking is what survival gear do you bring, in case of being stranded and need to survive overnights in the desert.
My dad did the race in 1969. He said they gave everyone a box of matches and told them to build a fire after dark if they needed rescuing.

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Old 11-05-2013, 07:17 AM   #153
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My dad did the race in 1969. He said they gave everyone a box of matches and told them to build a fire after dark if they needed rescuing.

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My dad was part of the club that put on the race in 69, SGVMC. The matches were to be used to set your bike on fire for failing you.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:57 AM   #154
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My dad was part of the club that put on the race in 69, SGVMC. The matches were to be used to set your bike on fire for failing you.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:23 AM   #155
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Will the event provide rescue? Or is every man/woman/child for themselves out in the desert? I guess what I'm asking is what survival gear do you bring, in case of being stranded and need to survive overnights in the desert.
D37 dual sport has sweep riders and 4x4’s but they are not going to take your broken bike to your truck or wherever that’s up to you and your ride buddy. They will call in a medevac if you are injured.

But if you miss a turn and it takes you a mile or two before you turn around and have a catastrophic failure miles from the route you may spend the night out under the stars. I carry a space blanket a power bar and some water just for this occasion, you can add to it as you see a need. I have not tested it but I think I could hang out for 2 days with this set up with the current weather
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:53 AM   #156
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I was at Goler Wash about a month ago. There was a BAD storm in July that did severe damage to the whole DV area, including damaging paved roads. Goler is not recommended for Adventure Bikes right now. Shoot, I turned around and didn't even ride through it and I was on a plated CRF230F! I fell over on the first bad step-up. I heard there are many more bad step-ups through it. I was going west to east.

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Now I'm really looking forward to the ride back on Sunday!
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:48 AM   #157
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Will the event provide rescue? Or is every man/woman/child for themselves out in the desert? I guess what I'm asking is what survival gear do you bring, in case of being stranded and need to survive overnights in the desert.
Like SoKal said, space blanket, powerbar and plenty of water and you should be fine. I am pretty sure that you can get cell reception on damn near the entire route, too.

I would add that your best bet (for safety) is to ride with a buddy. You don't have to hold hands the whole way, I reckon the best system is to agree beforehand where to wait for one another should you get separated.
The mileage reset points make sense to me.
This also means that (assuming you are on the same type of bike or similar bikes) you can cut your spare parts / tool pack in half.

If a bonehead like me can successfully complete this ride 13 times, it really can't be all that hard, can it?
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:11 PM   #158
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this is a great list of what to bring!!!

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Old 11-05-2013, 04:39 PM   #159
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Thanks for your help. I hooked with a guy for the ride and even worked out my ride back. I can't wait for the ride
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:54 PM   #160
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:09 PM   #161
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A pick-up will not fit in my tool pouch.

You western guys must have big bikes.
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:24 PM   #162
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A pick-up will not fit in my tool pouch.

You western guys must have big bikes.
Or have someone follow you on a support truck. Would be sweet.
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:09 AM   #163
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This is my first time to do this ride,looking forward to it. I will be passing through Vegas on the way to Palmdale in a pickup. If you have a trailer and need to get to the start PM me ,my Neice and I will drag it to Palmdale and back to Vegas. Just let me know. Maybe we can help save some one a round trip.
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:51 AM   #164
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This is my first time to do this ride,looking forward to it. I will be passing through Vegas on the way to Palmdale in a pickup. If you have a trailer and need to get to the start PM me ,my Neice and I will drag it to Palmdale and back to Vegas. Just let me know. Maybe we can help save some one a round trip.
Similar situation for me. We have arranged to have our truck shuttled back to LV from Palmdale and could easily get a trailer full of bikes from LV to Palmdale and Turkey Day. Our truck has a big cab, so we could probably shuttle a couple people too. (Might have to throw all of our gear in the bed, but that's details.)
Likewise, PM me if you're interested.
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Old 11-10-2013, 05:42 AM   #165
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