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Old 04-01-2013, 02:24 PM   #6
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Location: Oakland, CA
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Day 4

Started alot like Day 3 with a slow start and a great breakfast, but then took a downhill slide when it was discovered that at some point DJ CYCLES' front brake hose had gotten pinched between the front A-arm and fork tube and was leaking. About an hour of diagnostics, measurements and phone calls, located a shop in Las Vegas that could make the hose. It was determined that jrsride2002 would drive DJ CYCLES there and back, both loosing out on a whole day of riding! It was also determined that none of us could help any more, so we geared up and went on a short version of our planned route.

Gassed up again at Furnace Creek Chevron!

pic by jejtastic
And headed north on 190, north on Scotty's Castle Rd,

pic by jejtastic
past Ubehebe Crater and then on the dirt towards Teakettle Junction

the Grandstand and the Racetrack

By this time the sun was threatening to drop below the mtns! So we boogied back towards the crater. Along the way is when my brothers headlight bracket decided to give up the good fight. 5 minutes with zipties had it back to 60% usable and with dual H7 55watt HID bulbs, the lighting was sufficient, but our goal still remained to get off the dirt before the sun hid for the night. We got to see Ubehebe Crater during sunset!

The dirt portion was good with the first 2-3 miles being the most difficult. lots of fist sized knarly pointed rocks! But most of the rest we could run at 45-50 mph!

Tourist shot of myself

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