Reply To: January 19-21 Laughlin ride

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Pete Rissman

    ON FRIDAY we will meet at Flo’s Airport Cafe on Merrill Ave at Chino Airport. The ride briefing will be at 8:40 and kickstands-up will be at 9:00 AM. Please arrive with a full tank of fuel and come at least an hour early if you want to have breakfast. Flo’s can be busy in the morning,

    Our route will take us east on CA-60 and I-10 to CA-62 (Twentynine Palms Hwy). We will ride north on CA-62 to Yucca Valley where we’ll turn left on Poineertown Rd and ride 4-miles north to Pioneertown. Lunch will be at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace. Google it for more information. It really is a world-famous venue and it’s shocking how many A-list groups have performed there. Who knew?

    After lunch we will continue east on CA-62 to Twentynine Palms where we’ll stop for gas and then head north via some lesser-traveled roads to I-40 and then east to Needles. From there it’s a short 25 mile ride north to the Pioneer Hotel & Casino in Laughlin. Total mileage for Friday’s ride is 270 miles.

    ON SATURDAY, KSU will be at 9:00 and our route will take us west from Laughlin on NV-163 to US-95 and then north to Boulder City and Hoover Dam where we will make a couple of photo stops and ride across the dam. From there we will head south on US 93 to the Last Stop Travel Center for gas and then to Kingman AZ where we’ll stop for lunch at Mr D’z Route 66 Diner.

    After lunch we’ll head down I-40 to Oatman Hwy and then to Oatman AZ for some sightseeing and a visit with the burros. Then we’ll ride Boundary Cone Rd west to AZ-95 to Bullhead Pkwy then across the River back to Laughlin. Total mileage for Saturday’s ride is 223 miles.

    THE SUNDAY RIDE HOME will take us south from Laughlin down Needles Hwy to Needles where we will top off our fuel and then US-95 to Vidal Junction where we will turn right on CA-62. From there we will head west via the Rice Shoe Tree to Twentynine Palms where we will stop for fuel and then the last “official” leg to a final fuel, bathroom, and food stop at the Morongo Casino on I-10 near Banning. From there everyone can plan their routes to their homes or wherever they need to end up. Total miles from Laughlin to the Morongo Casino is 224 miles.

    Attached you will find separate GPX files for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Please note that the longest distance between gas stops is 143 miles. See you Friday morning!