Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
Escaping the dreariness
The weather in LA is sucky so I am taking a short tour through western AZ and the CA high desert.
Monday was a quick ride to Yuma through familiar territory. Down I5 past Camp Pendleton and onto 76 through Julian, past Ocatillo to the Salton Sea. I8 to Yuma; all done before with nothing more exciting than an over-exuberant GS rider poking my abs in Julian and a pleasant conversation with a Scottish ex-pat who rides DR (Say, that’s a KLR, right? Heavy bastard, yes?).
Yesterday was up 95 to Quartzite then I10 to find 95 again. Heavy traffic there, with many trucks an 5th wheel turtles. Mostly cruising at 65, but frequent blast at 90 to execute passing maneuvers. Most required waiting my turn as two to three cars would need to pass the turtle and, with a lot of oncoming, might require a 10 minute wait for a safe opportunity for a turn.
The only sight-seeing stop was at the Poston Internment Monument and a visit to what remains of the camp. It was the largest, I believe, while some 17,000 of the total 120,000 being held there.
Today I’ll be visiting the railroad station here in Needles, then heading out 40, wending my way to Amboy to visit Roy’s, Newberry Springs and the Bagdad Cafe, railroad station in Barstow, the Integratron in Landers, then dropping in to Yucca Valley.
Tom [email protected]
It could have been a beautiful friendship. Except for the ice pick, of course.
'How' are words so important they cannot be too often used.
Sting like a butterfly.
Noli Timere Messorem