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Old 10-20-2013, 08:34 AM   #31
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Cool. Do you think one could get a motorhome in there? I can pretty much get to where a 2wheeldrive truck could get to. Not sure if I would bring it, just a possibility. Otherwise trailer the bikes and tent it - car is AWD.




Jerry has a KTM450XCF and I have a TE630 and a WR250F. I choose whichever one best suits the terrain expected. This time probly the big bike if we're gonna do some distance exploring, it carries more fuel and spares, is more comfortable for longer distances.

That said, unless my shoulder improves dramatically by then I may have to sit out. I'm not sure it it's torn rotator or just pulled tendons and cartilage. After last weekend in the Piutes it's been hurting like a mofo.

Have no idea if a motor home could get in there, it could be pretty sandy and rough. I'll see what I can find out. Its a traditional overnight camp spot for folks four wheeling the Mojave Road. Its been 10 years since I've been on that part of the road but I do remember that the infamous several mile whoop section is west of Cima Road but don't recall how far west it would begin.


I'd say ride the TE 630. MNP will be almost all easy but there will be sand!
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:49 AM   #32
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:24 PM   #33
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The jeep trails in that area are sooooooo fun. Have a great time.

I've got two kids in diapers currently.......or I'd love to join.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:33 PM   #34
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Vet's weekend still works for me

I have vet's weekend scheduled for riding.
As always... Thanks to all the Veteran's out there!!

So I am in... I am thinking Friday to drive out and come home Sunday evening or leave early Monday morning.

I will be on my plated 450 with an oversized tank.

Sorry the dates don't work for you MM, but best wishes for you and your son with his race! 1000 mile round trip shows a true commitment to your son and his racing.
I was waiting to hear from you and what would work for you.

I am in with Browneye and maybe we can get a group of four or five together. That would be fun.

Looking forward to it and loving this colder weather.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:25 AM   #35
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I have vet's weekend scheduled for riding.
As always... Thanks to all the Veteran's out there!!

So I am in... I am thinking Friday to drive out and come home Sunday evening or leave early Monday morning.

I will be on my plated 450 with an oversized tank.

Sorry the dates don't work for you MM, but best wishes for you and your son with his race! 1000 mile round trip shows a true commitment to your son and his racing.
I was waiting to hear from you and what would work for you.

I am in with Browneye and maybe we can get a group of four or five together. That would be fun.

Looking forward to it and loving this colder weather.

Thanks for the well wishes. My son is trying to nail down the 250 A championship in the West Chec Enduro Series so we have to make that trip.

I'm moving forward with my MNP trip 11/21 to 11/24.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:04 AM   #36
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Heres my trip plan and a few important details. This is a small and big bike ride, but keep in mind there can be routes with stretches of deep sand. If youre a big bike guy be prepared for that.

I will be heading to MNP on Thurday 11/21/13, returning home Sunday 11/24/13. Tent camping at "Mojave Camp" which is located on the Mojave Road near Beale Mountains about 6 miles west of paved Kelso Cima Road. The turnoff for the Mojave road is 21.8 miles south of Cima and Interstate 15. The turnoff isn't signed but should have a rock cairn (pile of rocks). I can put up a couple dayglo race type turn markers here if needed.Cedar Canyon Road heads east at this intersection. Mojave camp is not a campground and has no facilities. Folks use is a camp lay over while touring the Mojave Road. Boulder formation give some wind protection and there are rock fire rings.

Camping details:
Camp will be about 4000' elevation, it will be cold at night, expect 30's or40's degees at least. Be sure to have adequate gear to sleep warmly.

Everyone should bring firewood, it will be dark early, so campfire will be going by 5pm or so.

Site is not reachable with motor home or camping trailers.

There are very limited suppllies available at Cima Store about 10 miles from camp so bring what you need to survive for your length of stay.

Riding details later I have to get some work done.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:24 AM   #37
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I have vet's weekend scheduled for riding.
As always... Thanks to all the Veteran's out there!!

So I am in... I am thinking Friday to drive out and come home Sunday evening or leave early Monday morning.

I will be on my plated 450 with an oversized tank.

Sorry the dates don't work for you MM, but best wishes for you and your son with his race! 1000 mile round trip shows a true commitment to your son and his racing.
I was waiting to hear from you and what would work for you.

I am in with Browneye and maybe we can get a group of four or five together. That would be fun.

Looking forward to it and loving this colder weather.
Oh geez...I have to bail on this date. My son is new on the rowing team at UCSB and will be competing in Long Beach that Saturday...can't miss that.

21-24 is a possibility. Thanksgiving follows that next week. Maybe I'll just take the whole week off.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:43 PM   #38
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Heres my trip plan and a few important details. This is a small and big bike ride, but keep in mind there can be routes with stretches of deep sand. If youre a big bike guy be prepared for that.

I will be heading to MNP on Thurday 11/21/13, returning home Sunday 11/24/13. Tent camping at "Mojave Camp" which is located on the Mojave Road near Beale Mountains about 6 miles west of paved Kelso Cima Road. The turnoff for the Mojave road is 21.8 miles south of Cima and Interstate 15. The turnoff isn't signed but should have a rock cairn (pile of rocks). I can put up a couple dayglo race type turn markers here if needed.Cedar Canyon Road heads east at this intersection. Mojave camp is not a campground and has no facilities. Folks use is a camp lay over while touring the Mojave Road. Boulder formation give some wind protection and there are rock fire rings.

Camping details:
Camp will be about 4000' elevation, it will be cold at night, expect 32 degees at least. Be sure to have adequate gear to sleep warmly.

Everyone should bring firewood, it will be dark early, so campfire will be going by 5pm or so.

Site is not reachable with motor home or camping trailers.

There are very limited suppllies available at Cima Store about 10 miles from camp so bring what you need to survive for your length of stay.

Riding details later I have to get some work done.

It's on the Calendar - Just a side note- I rarely see the Cima store open - unless its just only open on weekends.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:56 PM   #39
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Thanks Tim , good to know about Cima store.
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Duh

Well Sheeznick...

I guess I am out.
I got family vacation plans that weekend and into turkey day week.

Have fun boys!!
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:51 PM   #43
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Ride is still on . A few more details tomorrow.

Heres a teaser. MNP has over 1200 miles of roads, mostly dirt.

Also I have a Mojave Road 4 wheel drive trip in the planning stages for after New Years some time. Starting where Mojave Road intersects Hwy 95 south of Searchlight Nevada. Heading west, spending 3-4 days messing around and camping. Finishing up in Yermo and I-15. Jeeps and trucks welcome. Will have a date by Christmas.

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Old 10-24-2013, 08:50 AM   #44
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OK boys, these are the last details on the ride.

I'm driving out Thursday Nov21, arriving mid morning setting up camp adjacent to the Mojave Road, a few miles west of Cima Rd., camp elevation around 4000'. Mojave Road crosses Cima rd. 28 miles south of Interstate 15.

Trucking in and tent camping. No RV access to my campsite.

Riding a bit Thursday with no specific plan but will return to camp by 4:00 pm to get situated before dark.

Friday and Saturday are my planned long ride days, no more than 150 miles each day.

I'll be packing up and heading home Sunday 11/24 after breakfast.

In no particular order some areas I plan to visit:

Cima Dome
Teutonia Peak
Lava Tubes
Mid Hills and Hole in the Wall campgrounds
Aiken Mine Road
OX Ranch
Death Valley Mine
Kelso Depot
Granite Mountains
Government Holes
Caruthers Canyon

I would like to return to camp at least an hour before dark each night. I have race quality LED lighting on my EXC so if i get caught on the trail after dark I'm still good.

I enjoy challenging riding, so deep sand and any nasty rocky roads are not a concern for me. Obviously the riding will be mostly easy because of the location but I like to seek out the most fun easy routes.

Big bikes can traverse anything in MNP but you have to be ready for challenges.

Thats it! If you have questions please ask. Whos in?


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Old 10-24-2013, 02:24 PM   #45
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Sounds good - I have work scheduled in Vegas and Laughlin early that week - so I should be able to join you Thursday Evening. Bringing the 450 and it's set up for Baja - so distance is not an issue.

Here is a link to a good website showing the camping spot and others
http://www.mojave-road.com/maps/moja...ping-map-2.pdf

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