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Old 11-12-2012, 12:50 PM   #2
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After a quick stop for fuel, snacks and a water break in Wickenburg we headed north to the next section of dirt on Alamo Road. The first few miles of dirt have random washouts that check your speed. Hit one too fast and bad things can happen (check the 2010 report)! There was no carnage today!

Farther west the road turns into about a six lane wide, flat out, dirt superhighway. I used hand signals to my passenger 1 -- 0 -- 0 and got a thumbs up. The only problem with doing that speed on that road is the long, low rises that look like the face of supercross triples when you're above about 90 mph. There is enough distance between them to touch the century mark and then back off to ~80 mph to float over the next rise.

Approximately 50 miles from Wickenburg, near Alamo Lake, is the Wayside, a small RV park that occasionally has small planes fly in. They are the only fuel stop between Wickenburg and Parker on our planned route. And we weren't going to Parker. Since we have been averaging 40-42 mpg on the 990, we figured we were fine for the ride out to Swansea, approximately 50 miles away, and all the way back to Wickenburg. The SE was the big question mark, so Wild Bill topped off.

At the end of the dirt-superhighway waiting for Wild Bill.

We took a little side trip to the Bill Williams Overlook at Alamo Lake.

Alamo Lake earth dam.
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