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Barstow to Vegas

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by snowsk8air2, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. RJALLDAY702

    RJALLDAY702 U MAD? OH U MAD

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    Just realized this was the day of the DMZ Tacofest. Im out! Have fun guys, Be careful.
     
  2. snowsk8air2

    snowsk8air2 [OP] how hard can it be?

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    Bump!!! less than 2 weeks
     
  3. snowsk8air2

    snowsk8air2 [OP] how hard can it be?

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    bump. anyone that's been on this trip want to chime in with an actual mileage/ travel time? other than my guesses of 130 miles and about 4-5 hrs.
     
  4. blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    i can prolly figure something out tomorrow
     
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    Overall it's a fun but nasty road. From Barstow to Stateline will take you about 3.5-4 hours with occasional stops. I don't remember the mileage. Once you cross highway 127 going towards stateline, Powerline rd. get's nasty. Washouts, drop outs, hard kickers, rock beds, up hills, down hills, etc. Be careful...you'll be doing 60 mph cruising along and a rocky river bed or 2 foot drop out will come out of nowhere. Pay attention to the different color changes in the dirt ahead of you.

    We'll be doing this run at night in a few weeks. :D
     
  6. snowsk8air2

    snowsk8air2 [OP] how hard can it be?

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    Thanks. Yeah, I've been riding dirtbikes in the desert for 15 years now, so reading the terrain to see what's coming up comes natural. A night run sounds fun, but I'd like to do it once during the day first. Do you have a date set for when you're going?
     
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  8. snowsk8air2

    snowsk8air2 [OP] how hard can it be?

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    Well feel free to join us on this trip. I don't think I'll make yours. Got too many long weekends going on back to back. But hopefully I can join you for your fall trip. :)
     
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    nooooooooooooooooooo I really wanna do this but im already gonna be in vegas that friday night! lol. next time for sure. this kind of thing is the reason i got a tacoma.
     
  10. snowsk8air2

    snowsk8air2 [OP] how hard can it be?

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    Well when are you heading home? Maybe you can join us for the return trip from Vegas to Barstow on Sunday?
     
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    thats actually a great idea. I'm heading back sunday too. Do we know what the plan is for sunday at this point?
     
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    snowsk8air2 [OP] how hard can it be?

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    Not exactly. I would imagine we will be back on the road/ trail sometime around noon. Depends how it goes on the way out satirday. Wanna give people time to recover from the night before.
     
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    snowsk8air2 [OP] how hard can it be?

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    Less than a week bump. So far no one is 100% committed. Come on people, don't make me run this alone.
     
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    Im out.
     
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    If this trip was a week later I would go.
     
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    snowsk8air2 [OP] how hard can it be?

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    Well I'm all packed up and ready to head out tomorrow. If anyone changes their mind and cares to join me, I plan on re-fueling at the Valero off the Barstow Rd exit on the 15 around 8:30-9:00 am. Give me a call (805) 405-3134
     
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    snowsk8air2 [OP] how hard can it be?

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    Glad to see everyone made it :D
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    Still had fun. Flying solo made it from pavement to pavement in 2.5 hrs.
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    And off in the distance you can see Primm
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    Next time maybe someone will join?
     
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    You should set up another date..I will be game for sure. Unfortunately I had a run that was planned before this one was planned. We can start in Lucerne valley off of camp rock road or Bessemer mine road to add a few extra miles :cookiemonster:
     
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    snowsk8air2 [OP] how hard can it be?

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    Yeah, definitely. Gonna be too hot out in the desert soon, and I've got a busy summer ahead of me. But I will be doing this probably early fall once it starts to cool back down.
     
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    How did Powerline rd. treat you?
     
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