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    Joshua Tree National National Park - Geology Tour Trail



    This riding is the field test of my Astro Van Bike Loading project.

    And, it was a succeful riding; a very good success.



    To test, I had to find a place for easy trail, and pretty good distance from my home.

    So that I could feel how the astro van handles when bike is loaded on the cargo.

    Meet these test list:

    1. Van performance test for long distance

    2. Available camping site; optional

    3. Easy off-road trail; required.. ha ha ha



    At the Joshua Tree NP, there were couple of dirt (4x4) trails.

    And the easiest one is the "Geology Tour Road", so to go for it.



    The road (trail) condition is very nice and extremely easy for me.

    Straight long hard graded dirt road, and not that short nor long.

    Total loop distance is about 25 miles long, and road is very close to the camp site which is Jumbo Rock camp ground.



    My (as noob) only difficulty on the riding was "Sandy" condition.

    There were many places on sand and little rocky mix conditions.

    Otherwise, it was a very happy riding.



    Here is the photos and short video slide show to share..



    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=det5KBCz5L8[/media]



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    Real nice! Interesting area, clear skies and my guess would be that it was not 'to' hot. Thanks, Gerry
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    My GF and I were there on that same trail over thanksgiving weekend a couple of years ago. She was having trouble riding in the sand on the tw, so I parked my ttr250 and rode her around that loop two up on the tw. A real kick in the pants. Trailering back to my mom's place in Indian Wells we stopped and took a another ride up into "Painted Canyon" out by the salt and sea I think. Good times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BusyWeb View Post
    Joshua Tree National National Park - Geology Tour Trail



    This riding is the field test of my Astro Van Bike Loading project.

    And, it was a succeful riding; a very good success.



    To test, I had to find a place for easy trail, and pretty good distance from my home.

    So that I could feel how the astro van handles when bike is loaded on the cargo.

    Meet these test list:

    1. Van performance test for long distance

    2. Available camping site; optional

    3. Easy off-road trail; required.. ha ha ha



    At the Joshua Tree NP, there were couple of dirt (4x4) trails.

    And the easiest one is the "Geology Tour Road", so to go for it.



    The road (trail) condition is very nice and extremely easy for me.

    Straight long hard graded dirt road, and not that short nor long.

    Total loop distance is about 25 miles long, and road is very close to the camp site which is Jumbo Rock camp ground.



    My (as noob) only difficulty on the riding was "Sandy" condition.

    There were many places on sand and little rocky mix conditions.

    Otherwise, it was a very happy riding.



    Here is the photos and short video slide show to share..



    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=det5KBCz5L8[/media]



    Thanks
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    That looked like a great camp trip. I do a lot of desert riding as well with a certain beauty all to its own. I love the rocks around camp, reminds me of the Flintstones for some reason. Ok, so I'm not so tech minded as too bring out the computer on a camp trip, but hey, what else do you do besides sleep when the sun goes down. My guess is your camping and riding solo, so no one should care!



    I loved your pictures of the moon, stars and night sky. Those are wonderful!



    I'll probably never get to that area in my lifetime, so thanks for sharing your video and pictures.



    Great JOB!
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    Very nice. I gotta get one of those cameras. lol.



    JS5owner puts on a very nice ride in the area, with really great people. Since you seem to be a bit concerned with your riding skills, I'd highly recomend going on one of these rides. The pace is moderate, no one gets hurt or left in the dust, and you'll get nothing but help from this crowd. One weekend with these folks totally changed my S.O.'s view of dirt.



    No one ever improved with only himself as an example. Just sayin'. The right people with the right attitude can teach you lot. Like you I generally prefer to ride alone, but I'd drop everything to ride with certain people.



    Love your ride reports.



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    Good work! I really enjoyed it.



    It made me laugh when you showed the computer and said "No signal! Now what do I do?" and then preceded to show the night sky.

    Long live the internal combustion engine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgizmow View Post
    Real nice! Interesting area, clear skies and my guess would be that it was not 'to' hot. Thanks, Gerry




    You bet...

    It was really hot, but little lower than noon time; as I rode at the just before the sunset and it helped bit.



    Thanks for the comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admiral View Post
    I loved your pictures of the moon, stars and night sky. Those are wonderful!

    I'll probably never get to that area in my lifetime, so thanks for sharing your video and pictures.

    Great JOB!


    Thanks, Mr. Admiral..

    Yes, amazing night sky where millions of millions of stars are filled in...

    I wonder if I could start studying the stars, so that I could found what those blinking stars named.





    Quote Originally Posted by lizrdbrth View Post
    No one ever improved with only himself as an example. Just sayin'. The right people with the right attitude can teach you lot. Like you I generally prefer to ride alone, but I'd drop everything to ride with certain people.

    Love your ride reports.


    Thanks for your advices always, and for the comments.

    My current concerning of TW riding is that.. which some member's signature ???

    "TW might be slow, but Earth is patient .." not sure it's correct paragraph..





    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    It made me laugh when you showed the computer and said "No signal! Now what do I do?" and then preceded to show the night sky.



    Ha ha ha, I glad that you have get some laugh about that.

    No intentional, but honestly, I had nothing to do except to see the stars and play with camera...

    Thanks for the comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerjosh View Post
    My GF and I were there on that same trail over thanksgiving weekend a couple of years ago. She was having trouble riding in the sand on the tw, so I parked my ttr250 and rode her around that loop two up on the tw. A real kick in the pants. Trailering back to my mom's place in Indian Wells we stopped and took a another ride up into "Painted Canyon" out by the salt and sea I think. Good times.

    Josh




    Thanks, Josh for the comments.

    Yes, the sandy was my the worst enemy now when riding TW.. ha ha ha

    I hope I could get another chance of riding those other trails on the Joshua Tree NP; seems little bit harder than this Geology Tour Road.

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    Hey here's an idea if you're around this thanksgiving I'll probably be in indian wells again. Maybe we can hook up for a desert ride.

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