Southern California or Bust

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Bbenson, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Bbenson

    Bbenson Adventurer

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    First attempt to leave. Fri. Jan 10

    After a couple of hours of figuring out how to pack the jeep with all the gear, I woke up early on Thurs. Jan 9 th to get the only spot near me to load up the trailer.
    A 45 dollar ticket (love alternate side parking, especially when they don't clean the street) and some verbal altercations with queens locals I got the right spot to load the trailer.
    A test pack on Thurs got it all in without an inch to spare.

    Freezing rain Fri. leave on Sat.

    After 3 1/2 hours of lugging gear downstairs and across the street, assembling the trailer, a ton of odd looks and questions, a dead taillight on the trailer, and fighting people not park right behind me; including one who did not see the trailer and just drove in to it I was ready to go. But no I am bottomed out and need heavier suspension. Boo. : / Time to unpack again...

    A frantic search and 80 dollars for next day shipping, air suspension on Tues. Nothing like a little street side suspension work.
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  2. sophijo

    sophijo Been here awhile

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    Persistence.........
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  3. Bbenson

    Bbenson Adventurer

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    Made it to Southern California and back. Can't say much more than what the pictures show.


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    Death Valley, perfect day


    7 weeks and there was still more to see.

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    https://www.facebook.com/brianhbenson/map


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    Ocotillo Wells, CA


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    Sunset Crater, AZ


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  4. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister Funky White Boy

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    Very nice desert pics! I love the Mohave area.

    Queens can suck it!
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