After being home now for a week, I am itching to get some dirt under my tires again. Quickly.
And low and behold, there is an annual event taking place called: Barstow to Vegas.
Date: November 28-29, 2014.
This event is an off-road Rally for motorcycles, small to big, organized by AMA District 37, starting in Palmdale, CA to Barstow (Day 1), and Barstow to Vegas (Day 2). Rider can sign up for Day 1, Day 2 or both days.
Info and registrations: http://www.labarstowvegas.com/
I remember doing Day 2 only back when I lived in LA in the late '80's. I had a 1987 Kawasaki KLR 650 then, and it was a lot of fun. The terrain with rocks and sand was very challenging then, and I expect it to be challenging again. The turnout will be tremendous according to the attendee list. It'll be great!
Now, over 25 years later, I am back for the event. This time, I am doing BOTH days. AND, riding to Palmdale and then home from Vegas, on a much heavier bike. I know, it'll be freezing cold in the mornings, but I am ready another adventure!
Ready...to getting dirty again!