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    Palm Springs to Las Vegas

    I could never find any info on this ride so I thought I'd post it up. My friend and I did a ride from Palm Springs to Las Vegas (thru Amboy, Mojave National Preserve and Nipton). The roads were all perfect and had very light traffic minus a few miles we had to ride on I-15 heading in to state line. You can find photos here: Palm Springs to Vegas

    If anyone needs detailed directions let me know. R1-08207-0011.jpg

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    Great job! There is also an invite only ride with some running evolved in March that takes 2 days.
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    You sir, are hard ****ing core.

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    Wow, I was thinking this would be a pretty awesome adventure, then remembered there's nothing out there. How much food and water did you carry?
    judging from what you post on here it seems having a powermeter has caused you to focus on ewang numbers without much a focus on developing actual fitness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by furiousferret View Post
    Wow, I was thinking this would be a pretty awesome adventure, then remembered there's nothing out there. How much food and water did you carry?
    i did this ride a couple times. there are vending machines and a store at roy's (amboy), and a diner at the kelso depot. there used to be a small store at cima, but it was closed (permanently?) last time.

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    yah that hill between 29 palms and amboy (sheephead pass?) is a doosie. last time i was out there. the road just north of the pass all the way to amboy was a mess and in
    horrible need of repaving. the stretch north from hwy 40 to the kelso train depot is a really pretty segment.
    i'd rather be alive wrong than dead right

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    We had 4 bottles of water each, and carried a full gallon just in case. We stocked up in 29 Palms, Amboy gas station (weird hours and not much food), again at Kelso Train Depot which has a Cafe where we enjoyed 4 hotdogs each (again with weird hours), and again at state line. We were lucky to stumble upon a group camping that provided us with much needed beer at the end of day 1, ha. I wish I had more time to write out the exact route and stops you can make. Maybe later this week I will try and get it all on here.

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    Sheephead Pass was blackout #2 of the trip for me, ha. We camped at the top of it the first night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesper4 View Post
    Great job! There is also an invite only ride with some running evolved in March that takes 2 days.
    Is there any info on this event?

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    The Vegas challenge, it is run by the same guy that does the tour de foothills. I think like 15 people did it last year, mostly from.his team.
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