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Round 2 of the summer ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by oneway, Aug 26, 2016.

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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    I was home 22 days. My wife said "come again when you can stay longer", so I took that as an invitation to return someday.
    Previously I was on the KLR650 to Alaska and the arctic circle via the dempster. This time it's a horse of a different color. Literally.
    I traded the "SHREK" for the Wing. I'm off to Montana and will stop by the wing ding in Billings and then it's off to the races.....the Reno air races.
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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    Like a pony express rider I traded steeds. From this....


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    To this....


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    I left Tehachapi about 6 pm last night. I was watching the weather, specifically the temperatures across the desert for crossing to Mesquite NV.


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    I like the way the sunset presents itself on a desert ride.


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    It's a night ride across the mojave to start the trip.

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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    I've got a mesh jacket and cooling vest underneath to manage the heat.


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    I just liked the way the sunset was reflecting off the truck from behind.


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    I expected the sunset at around 7:30 and the rest of the Eve's ride would be a night run.


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    I stopped at the first rest stop to switch to my night vision goggles...


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    These are panoptix and they are great for night runs.


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    My night vision is greatly improved with these


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    I stopped in Baker to get a bite to eat. They bill this thing as the worlds largest thermometer.


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    The wing says its 100. My cooling vest is working fine.


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    The things you see at night in the desert....


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    I'm staying at the Virgin River hotel and casino. Got in late last night and had the room pre booked at the princely sum of $22. (That included tax!)
    I may need to just relax here for a day, even though the price goes thru the roof tonight to $28.


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    Took a stroll around mesquite today.


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    Tried to get out before it got way too hot.


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    A short time at the penny slots netted a loss of a buck.


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    So it was an easy day. The bike is ready for an early morning departure.


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