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    My camera is apparently going south. Most of my pics are washed out and with luck Greenalder's are intact.



    The Daggett Garage on Rt. 66 on the 140 paved miles from Barstow to the trailhead. An historic site, used among other things to house troops in transit during the war:







    Washed out pics of our bikes in the parking lot at Avi Casino:











    Mile Zero, on the bank of the Colorado River. Across the river on the Arizona side are the ruins of FT. Mojave, last outpost of the U.S. Army, when Arizona was still a territory.. You will see both "Mojave" and "Mohave" used variously to describe the area, but "Mojave" with a "J" was the spelling used by the Spanish explorers. It's accepted that "Mojave" with a "J" is to be used only for place names, while "Mohave" with a "V" is to be reserved in deference to the indigenous peoples of our desert, as that is their preferred spelling (i.e. Mojave Desert, MOHAVE Indians):







    Border of the Mojave Preserve. Most of the Mojave Road falls within the preserve, road-legal vehicles only. We encountered one motorcycle, two wannabe Baja prerunner trucks and one other pickup in our 140 miles over 2 days on the trail:







    The ruins of Ft. Paiute. Below that is an early pic of the fort in its original, bulletproof state. Walls were originally approx. 3 ft. thick:











    This is the view westward from the Joshua Tree Forest toward Cima Dome. It's the same view pictured on the cover of Dennis Casebier's guide to the Mojave Road, 'cept his camera didn't blow. Awesome country:







    Mojave mailbox. There's a book where travelers can leave messages and sign themselves in as having run The Road. It's also a geocache site. Inside are some pretty cool items, and not just pointless trinkets. Items left behind for others include some fairly good quality tools, food and emergency items









    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

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    Traveler's Monument on Soda Lake. You're supposed to bring a rock from the east Mojave and deposit it here. You can see the calcium carbonate which leaches to the surface on the lake. When it's wet it renders the lake impassable. It's like riding on pure snot, fills the wheelwells of four wheelers, clogs knobbies worse than any mud you ever saw. Only a short section of the trail, but between the lake and the clutch-burning, axle deep miles of sugar sand washes preceding and following the lake, this section must be bypassed a considerable distance to the north after a rain. We got lucky and had fairly good traction:











    Entering Afton Canyon, one of my favorite parts of the road. The narrow gauge rails and powerlines serve some of the mining interests to the north. The colors here are unreal. Unfortunately my camera was having a bad hair day:











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    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

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    Good pic's Liz' wish I'd gone with.

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    LMAO @ your turn signals..hahahaha your bike looks so funny...
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    Quote Originally Posted by xdac View Post
    LMAO @ your turn signals..hahahaha your bike looks so funny...


    Which Smurf are you again?



    My signals will never get busted up. So, neener.



    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

    Powdercoated '87 frame, extended swingarm, YZ fork legs, ATV tire, 14/55, XT350 tank, spliced quick-release seat, disc brake conversion, beeg headlight, beeger rack, Lizrdcooler, Lizrdventz and bunch of other stuff all covered in invisible ink.

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    Well dont fall and you wont have to worry about that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizrdbrth View Post
    Which Smurf are you again?



    My signals will never get busted up. So, neener.




    Thanks for the history of what you take pics of, always great.

    Are those bikes both 196cc???????

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    Maybe



    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

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    Yep. We only needed 125 for this trip though. I'm unable to post pics right now but plan to in the next day or so. Awesome ride report Russ thanks. -S
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    Thanks for the ride along so far (waiting for GH's additions). I like it with all the tidbits of information you throw in with your picture's. Sure make's for a very interesting ride report, and as mentioned above, history lesson. I love history!



    Thanks for sharing your ride.



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