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  1. First year, 2017. The 2019, are so much nicer with cruise, electronic suspension, etc.
  2. I’m all for that on my rookie run!?
  3. Loading the tracks to the GPS is a mystery to me. I use a Garmin Zumo 350 hopefully all will be well. Maybe I should bring a map and compass just in case. ? I’ll be riding the Duc from Vegas to Palmdale. Hopefully the TKC80’s will not wear too badly; used Heidenau K60 scouts on my Alaska trip and was very happy with them. But don’t believe they would do well in the sand.
  4. See pics I just posted. I’ll try to post a few more.Buddy of mine about to drink a sour toe cocktail in Dawson City (That’s the toe on a pile of salt in the foreground.). No, I didn’t partake thank you!Beginning of infamous Dempster Highway. Many an ADV rider has met there match there.some of the wildlife I passed on the trip up the Alcan.Heading back home through Jasper and Banff National parks in Canada.In Banff.
  5. sow and two cubs. One family of many I passed on the trip to Dawson City.One of the views from the Top of the World Highway.Crossing from Alaska into Yukon Territory via TOW Highway.view from an old mining road in the Yukon.
  6. Been in Vegas 17 years after relocating from Alaska. Been riding for 50 years or so; mainly on road with some motocross racing mixed in when I was a kid. Picked up a Ducati Multistrada 950 and road from Vegas to Alaska, Top of the World Highway to Dawson City in the Yukon, up the Dempster a bit and back home to Vegas June of 2018. Had a blast out running all the bear! Been dreaming about the LAB2V ride ever since I was a kid reading about the "Barstow to Vegas Race" in Cycle Magazine! Decided to throw caution and good sense to the wind and signed up for the 2019 running using my Duc. Now I'm scrambling to get geared up and prepared. Hopefully I'll find some folks I can tag along with during the ride as I've never used a roll chart and my GPS is limited to on road routing. Really looking forward to the ADV bike routing this year. LOL
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