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    God? What god? roborider's Avatar
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    LA to Vegas dirt ride

    I just completed a 3 day dirt bike ride from LA to Las Vegas. It was a fantastic time. We went with ADMO for guides and rentals and I recommend them highly. They were 4 great guys (one drove the van to carry luggage, etc.) and 3 were guides. They were great buddies but always in control.

    We did approx. 150 miles a day.

    Here's some pics to check out.


    The group at the ride end. L-R John (guide); Robert (guide); Jeff; Me (no helmet); Chris; Frank (from Germany!); Tom (guide).
    Not pictured: Matt (who withdrew due to previous knee injury) and Phil, the van driver and unsung hero.
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    The aircraft grave yard in the desert.
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    Chris ascending a hill.
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    The Husqvarna monument in the desert. Sort of a bodiless graveyard. It started as a memorial to a dead rider and grew into a large memorial.
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    Old gold rush mining tower falling to ruins.
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    Snow in the morning in Randsburg, CA. We had to trailer to the other side of the mountains due to ice.
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    The Barker Ranch where Charles Manson was arrested for the LA murders.
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    Jeff descending a hill.
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    Desert view.
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    Chris didn't quite make the turn!
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    Jeff siezed the Husky engine and was towed in. I don't think much of Huskies, we had several issues with them while the Yamaha and Suzukis were bulletproof.
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    Guide Robert rode my bike up the marble falls. This was a bit rough and you had to be spot on or you'd crash. I left it to a pro!
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    Jeff atop a massive dune taking pictures.
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    Frank, who came solo from Germany, riding the sand dunes.
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    Snow in the Spring Mountains forced us to turn around just a mile or so from the summit. We had to take the paved highway over the mountains to Vegas. I called this the pass of Caradhras--a Lord of the Rings allusion for you trilogy fans--That was the pass that the fellowship could not pass, forcing them to take the Mines of Moria and thus battling the Balrog.
    Rob C. , Raleigh, NC
    '10 R12RT, R90/6
    2007 CBR600RR & 09 V-Star
    Suzuki DR 350

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    Fantastic. Thanks for posting.
    Rinty

    "When you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there."

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    I moved from Vegas to the east coast not too long ago. While I do enjoy the east coast greenery, MAN I MISS VEGAS!!!!! and the desert.

    Sounds like an excellent trip, and thanks for posting.

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    Thanks, glad you enjoyed it.

    Yes, the East coast is quite different from the S. Cal desert! I enjoyed the desert for dirt biking, but I'd get bored street riding there.
    Rob C. , Raleigh, NC
    '10 R12RT, R90/6
    2007 CBR600RR & 09 V-Star
    Suzuki DR 350

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