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post #1 of 47 Old 06-08-2007, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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Journey to the Desert

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post #2 of 47 Old 06-08-2007, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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My little guy didn't want me to go.


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This KLR was following me pretty close.....


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Now this is a speed limit!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Traffic, the other way.

This is Interstate 15 south 40 miles out of Vegas. And it was this packed all the way to Sin City.


I'm heading north, and it is Memorial Day.

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My rig, in one piece I might add.


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Stan and his rig. 2008 KLR 650. Pretty nayce!


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Yes, I represent!!!!!!

Notice the necklace. My son Scott made it for me and I wore it the whole day. I was a proud desert rat.


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Photo op/water stop

This place is rugged, beautiful and deadly. A semi rolled by us and damn near dumped my bike on me a minute later.



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Lost? Fook the milk, Got Water?

Swing the camera to the right in the above picture and get this. Dude left Vegas in the 20's and never made it home maybe?




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Did you get a chance to ride the '08 KLR? I'm really curious if it lives up to all the praise that the reviews are giving it.

Great pics BTW.

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Did you get a chance to ride the '08 KLR? I'm really curious if it lives up to all the praise that the reviews are giving it.
No I did not, however it is faster than mine by a bit and with the stock set up, it does not wobble at 70 plus.

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Awesome posts so far BigDaa!!! I would love to get out there and ride. Give us a comparison review both on and offroad. His street specific DOT tires would scare me on anything more severe than a fire road.




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Sweet pics, Looks like a fun time

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Oh man, that looks like so much fun. Nice looking pics too. Your son's look told all.

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Looking back

Shortly before this shot this semi blew on by and nearly knocked me and my 'dirty girl' down and out.


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Looks like Eric has some jerky competition.

Can't get more exotic than Alien Jerky.


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This used to be the famous "Black Mailbox"

The rancher got tired of everyone breaking into the black box, so he made this big-ass muthu out of steel plate. Notice the signatures a-plenty!




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An absolute must photo-op

My buddy Stan thought it prudent to protect our brains from being sucked by aliens or Area 51 personel, hence the foil. Rachel Nevada is in the background.



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Hey, better safe than sorry.

NO BRAIN SUCKING ALLOWED!!!



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Quite the long haul, No?

The roads are long, the temperature is high. No lie!!!!



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Man, we are in the middle of nowhere!

Rachel, Nevada....the welcome sign.



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The 'Little A'LE' INN'

Just one hell of a strange but friendly little place in the great wide open furnace called Nevada.




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Very cool (relatively speaking) Dave. One of these days, I will make it out to the other side of the nation to visit again.

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Dave, did you ride those KLR's off road?

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Great report Daa! Cool pix, What a blast. Thanks! Ever ride HWY 191 in NM and AZ border? The Devils Backbone.

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Stan checks out something interesting.......

As I spot this poster on the door.



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Little A'LE' INN Beer cooler

Pretty funny.


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Just a plethora of alien memorabilia


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Stan poses with a local fellow rider


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Looks like a fun trip. I'm jealous. Hopefully next month I visit the Tail of the Dragon.

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Quite the paint scheme.


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Ample Parking for everyone.


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I had to make sure I was seeing what I dun seen.


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Nice road trip Bigdaa! Thanks for bringing us along.

I stayed at littleAleInn in 91'.
I saw very strange flying objects an hour east of there on my ZX. I thought I was losing my mind, told the Owner what I saw and he showed me 30 pix of exactly what I saw!!! A crew overheard me and quickly took off in hopes to see it. Did the Owner show you his pix collection?

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On the doorsteps..............

20 or 30 miles south of Rachel is this non descript road.



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Ya'll wanna check this out?


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You are looking at almost 13 miles of desolation road.


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Stan, you go first.......


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