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6/30/2021 9:56 AM

Hi All

I'm driving the motovan from Missouri to California and will be there from July 12-24, staying with a brother in law in Palm Springs planning to ride Glen Helen, Pala, Cahuilla and what other tracks I can find.

I have a couple of questions:
Do I need to get a red sticker if I only ride tracks?
Will I be able to find race gas anywhere near Palm Springs?

Cheers/ Fred

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6/30/2021 10:11 AM

Howdy,

No red sticker needed.

Reach out to the VP office in Murrieta and they will let you know who has what. 951-696-5100

Other Tracks should be perris, statefair, and Lake elsinore.

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6/30/2021 10:49 AM

clydesdalecameron wrote:

Howdy,

No red sticker needed.

Reach out to the VP office in Murrieta and they will let you know who has what. 951-696-5100 ...more

Excellent info, thanks a bunch!

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6/30/2021 11:12 AM

For sure hit all the tracks here. They’re all relatively close to you. It’s going to be hooot here though and more so in Palm Springs. If you ride Elsinore there’s a gas station on grand ave. That sells VP out of the pump and 5 gallon can. Pala might have it in there shop?? Any shop down here carry’s it really. And if you ride Elsinore, hit jacks BBQ after it on the lake. You’ll thank me later

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6/30/2021 11:38 AM

Don't forget LACR out in Palmdale area.

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6/30/2021 11:59 AM

SmokinJoe439 wrote:

Don't forget LACR out in Palmdale area.

If you like sand, I second LACR!

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6/30/2021 12:27 PM

xrmark wrote:

For sure hit all the tracks here. They’re all relatively close to you. It’s going to be hooot here though and more so in Palm ...more

Woah thanks for the tips. I did have Elsinore in mind, I hope I have time to hit it and for the post riding food stop I give you a gold star!

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6/30/2021 12:28 PM

SmokinJoe439 wrote:

Don't forget LACR out in Palmdale area.

moto314 wrote:

If you like sand, I second LACR!

Not only do I like sand, I LOVE sand so hoping I have time to go there too!

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6/30/2021 1:00 PM

Freddyfred wrote:

Hi All

I'm driving the motovan from Missouri to California and will be there from July 12-24, staying with a brother in law ...more

If you want to ride on any public land, you can purchase an out-of-state permit for $30.

https://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=25669

This would include Quail Canyon (Gorman) MX.

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6/30/2021 2:34 PM

There’s a dealership in Palm Springs and another one in Banning but I’m not sure if they sell VP. Have a good trip! Ride safe.

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6/30/2021 6:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/30/2021 6:28 PM

Centrally located. VP101 at the pump and 5 gallon pails. You will need to fill out a bullshit form for gas but it is an annual deal. Basically saying you're using it for off road only. Call ahead if you are using T4, their inventory seems to go up and down.
https://downsenergy.com/
And I'm sure you know it's a hundred and hell in Palms Springs.

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6/30/2021 7:20 PM

Missouri, damn that's a long haul. Sounds like a fun trip- enjoy.

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7/1/2021 5:47 AM

Thanks a bunch for the gas tips!

Yes, it's a haul alright. I'll start the drive from IL as I'm racing the Racer X Senior Championship at Sunset Ridge on Saturday and start driving as soon as I have packed the bike in the back. Hoping to make it to Nebraska, a 6 hour drive on the first day then 2 days of 11 hour drives through Colorado, Utah and Nevada on the way there.
Going home I'll drive through Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas.

Looking forward to seeing the landscape change smile

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7/1/2021 5:51 AM

Freddyfred wrote:

Thanks a bunch for the gas tips!

Yes, it's a haul alright. I'll start the drive from IL as I'm racing the Racer X Senior ...more

Jealous, i like road trips. This sounds like a fun one, have a safe trip and update this thread with some pictures during your adventure.

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7/1/2021 6:02 AM

Freddyfred wrote:

Thanks a bunch for the gas tips!

Yes, it's a haul alright. I'll start the drive from IL as I'm racing the Racer X Senior ...more

yak651 wrote:

Jealous, i like road trips. This sounds like a fun one, have a safe trip and update this thread with some pictures during your ...more

Shall do smile

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7/1/2021 6:12 AM

Freddyfred wrote:

Thanks a bunch for the gas tips!

Yes, it's a haul alright. I'll start the drive from IL as I'm racing the Racer X Senior ...more

Sweet trip. If you haven't driven it before you are in for a treat! We race WORCS and NHHA all over the west and I love, crazy as it sounds all the driving. Some of the most incredible vistas you'll get anywhere! Have fun!

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7/1/2021 7:53 AM

Freddy,
I am in Riverside Ca, and i ride most of those tracks.
Give me a texts , so i can meet you at the track. 714 925-4340

Robert Kong

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7/1/2021 8:19 AM

Sounds like a great trip, enjoy!

When coming through Colorado, make sure I70 is open through Glenwood Canyon. Been shut down a couple times due to mudslides and makes for a long detour.

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7/1/2021 8:22 AM

Freddyfred wrote:

Hi All

I'm driving the motovan from Missouri to California and will be there from July 12-24, staying with a brother in law ...more

RichieW13 wrote:

If you want to ride on any public land, you can purchase an out-of-state permit for $30.

...more

Gorman is closed right now for water issues

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thereal1six

7/1/2021 8:32 AM

Can I come with?

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7/1/2021 9:02 AM

slowmxer wrote:

Freddy,
I am in Riverside Ca, and i ride most of those tracks.
Give me a texts , so i can meet you at the track. 714 ...more

Will do.
I won't be hard to find, high roof extended Transit with MO plates, a mullet and a weird Swedish/English/Australian accent smile

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7/1/2021 9:03 AM

Trig331 wrote:

Sounds like a great trip, enjoy!

When coming through Colorado, make sure I70 is open through Glenwood Canyon. Been shut down ...more

Thanks yes I've been eyeing the map every day and saw the mud slide closures a few days ago. Will try and keep an eye out if any fires might be shutting down roads also.

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7/1/2021 9:05 AM

Ramrod wrote:

Can I come with?

Sure, the more the merrier.
The convoy leaves shortly after the +40 B race at Sunset Ridge, Walnut IL on July 10 smile

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7/1/2021 9:29 AM

slowmxer wrote:

Freddy,
I am in Riverside Ca, and i ride most of those tracks.
Give me a texts , so i can meet you at the track. 714 ...more

Robert Kong?!?? Your going to like this. It tells the story of 2007 mammoth motocross 40jr
http://www.fitzgbros.com/mmx2007.htm
slowmxer my ass! I had to wait until 2013 to finally get my bear
Photo

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7/1/2021 6:04 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/1/2021 6:09 PM

Hi Fitz-G,
Nice write up!
We had some good races together.
I have not seen you at any of the big races .
I plan on racing the Vet Championship in Nov. Hope to see you there.
#920 on a KTM .

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7/2/2021 8:10 PM

Cahuilla Creek MX is a good track about an hour from Palm Springs. Open on Wednesday, Sat and Sunday. Definitely worth riding in my opinion.

cahuillacreekmotocross.com

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7/3/2021 4:33 AM

If you have never ridden in the wide open desert, I highly suggest it. Maybe Soggy Dry Lake. If you never ridden on the beach or dunes, again, highly suggest it. Pismo.

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7/3/2021 11:06 AM

California City has a cool track

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7/3/2021 11:08 AM

yzken250x wrote:

California City has a cool track

Think they close for part of the summer

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7/3/2021 1:36 PM

wwoberg wrote:

If you have never ridden in the wide open desert, I highly suggest it. Maybe Soggy Dry Lake. If you never ridden on the beach ...more

Way too hot for any desert riding right now. And Palm Springs is about five hours away from Pismo

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