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California "Taylor LaKamp 4rd Annual Memorial Ride"

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On February 17, 2008 Taylor LaKamp lost his life in a tragic off-road accident out at California City. Taylor was only 15 years old when he lost his life.

On March 31th, they are having a memorial ride for him and all the other riders that lost their lifes.

It will start at Borax Bills in Cal City, and the group will ride out to the Husky Monument as a group.

The ride starts at 11:00. We ask that you show up by 10:30 ready to ride. We will not be waiting for riders to get ready. The Borax Bills parking lot will fill up fast. We are hoping to get a large turnout for this ride like last time. It would be great if we could get a large group of guys and gals from TT to show our support for a fallen fellow rider. Last year TT showed the most support of any of the boards.

The ride will be about 70 miles total. You will need a bike, quad, or buggy that can do that many miles. For those of you that are not sure how many miles you can get out of a tank of gas, you might want to pack some for this ride just to be safe. A great cheap tool to pack gas into is a Platy made by Platypus. . I have 2 of the 80oz. bottles and they work out great.

We will be having some chase trucks in case anyone breaks down on the ride. Safety is #1 on this ride. It is not a race, it's a memorial ride.

We do suggest that you pack some water to drink, and also a little snack of some kind.

As you know the number for the Cal City police dispatch is 760-373-8606. This is quicker than using the 911 emergency number which is routed to the CHP and then to the EMTs. You should have this number in you phone when ever riding out at Cal City.

Do you need a Cal City permit to do this ride? NO, you will not. The Cal City PD will let you ride on this ride without one.

We do ask that you do wear the proper riding gear for the ride. We will also need to follow any riding laws. This means no riding double on bikes or quads that are not set-up to ride double on. I want to remind you again this is a 70 mile ride round trip, so it is not a ride intended for real little kids. If you would like to bring real young kids, please bring them in a car or truck. The pace will be under 40 MPH all the way to Husky. The ride will be an easy ride for all, no real technical parts to it. You will hit a little sand, but not much. Most of the ride is just on dirt roads. Those that want to make it a little more technical, you can do it on the way back. For those that don't want too, you can go back the same way you got to Husky.

Can you just drive your car or truck out to the Husky Monument? You sure can. The road going out to Husky Monument is do-able in a car. You will just need to go a little slow on the dirt roads leading in and out. We ask if you're going to drive in, you get to Husky before 10:30. The reason for this is, we don't want anyone on dirt bikes, quads or buggies getting ran over by cars or trucks. Also, it will help with some of the dust on the roads. Again safety is #1 on this ride.

If 70 miles is too many for you to ride and you don't want to pack in any gas, we can work on meeting you guys just on the other side of 395 off of 20 Mule Team Rd. to ride in as a group. I'm thinking that will save you about 30 miles total. I will know more in the next week or so.

If anyone has any questions, post them on this thread and we will try to answer them for you.

Hope to see you guy and gals out for this one.

Tom

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Just want to Bump this for Tom, Its a great ride for all family members, I been on two of them.

Never forget those we have lost either doing what they love or fighting for our rights

Regardless, its a great time of year for this, and this has never have been a disappointing ride

Wayne

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