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Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
« Reply #1260 on: December 22, 2020, 04:17:28 am »
Entry 30 - Fresh Rubber and an Old Flame
Star date - 03 August 2018
Distance:  164 miles




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« Reply #1261 on: December 22, 2020, 04:20:00 am »



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« Reply #1262 on: December 22, 2020, 07:45:05 am »
Not much to report or pictures for this entry.  I felt like I needed a vacation from this multi-month ride.  I thoroughly enjoyed the condo I'd been relaxing in for the past few days.  Heck, I never left the place, I ordered beer and food and it got delivered to my lazy ass.

I ordered new tires and had them delivered to an old flame named Britney.  Britney lives in nearby Phoenix and had agreed to deliver them to me at the resort I booked in Scottsdale, Arizona.  We would go out and spend a few hours on the town.

So, on the 3rd of August, I rode down through the Tonto National Forest to Scottsdale.  I thought I was going to die.  By now, I must sound like a broken record, but I just could not get used to breathing hot air into my lungs.  I struggled to ride the 164 miles.  I got so hot inside my helmet, I had to stop a couple of times, remove my helmet and wretch.  I couldn't possibly take in enough water, sweating profusely, I was perspiring quicker than I could drink water from my reservoir.

As you'll see, even late evening temps were still hell on earth or 111F.

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« Reply #1263 on: December 22, 2020, 09:04:30 am »
I spent the next 7 nights in a beautiful resort for not a lot of money.  It was one of those deals where if you pay for two nights and agree to listen to a bunch of sharks attempting to fuck you into signing your name on a contract you can't ever get out of, called a Time-share, you could stay for 5 nights.

Let's just say that the sharks did not like me very much at the seminar to screw me over.  They must have thrown 5 different sharks at me, high pressure sales tactics, with the last shark being an incredibly beautiful female that I wasn't supposed to be able to resist.  She didn't know what to say when I pointed out in their contract all the reasons this is a piss poor deal.

Seminar over, thanks for the opportunity to get fucked over with that contract, I think I'll go enjoy the week in this resort on your dime!

And that I did, lounged around the pool, drank myself nearly to death, got fresh rubber installed, smoked a bunch of dope, went out to dinner with the old flame and got my dance on, a nice vacation from my vacation.
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« Reply #1264 on: December 22, 2020, 09:18:03 am »
Entry 31 - Out of Gas in Joshua Tree
Star date - 10-11 August 2018
Distance:  268 miles on the 10th - 162 miles on the 11th






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« Reply #1265 on: December 22, 2020, 09:18:21 am »


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« Reply #1266 on: December 22, 2020, 09:26:44 am »
I arrived in Palm Desert, California on August 10, per the norm, it was still hot as hell.  Though I was just off a vacation from my vacation, I booked a nice hotel for dirt cheap money, about $60 per night, including taxes, in a recently completed hotel.  The room felt as if I was the first person that ever slept in the gigantic California King sized mattress.  The first night was so comfortable, I decided to take another vacation from my vacation by booking the room for an additional 13 nights.  Although the outside temps were blazingly hot, it was a different kind of heat compared with Scottsdale, Arizona. 

The food near the hotel was delicious and reasonably priced.  I found a Marijuana dispensary, legal in California, and purchased another ounce of pot to help me relax and beat the heat.  Yeah, I was loving the vibe of California, everyone I met was super nice.


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« Reply #1267 on: December 22, 2020, 09:38:18 am »
On the 11th of August, I was stoked to ride a place I'd dreamt of riding and researched for years, Joshua Tree National Park. 


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« Reply #1268 on: December 22, 2020, 09:38:47 am »
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« Reply #1269 on: December 22, 2020, 09:43:03 am »
I finally, after all the years, made it.

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« Reply #1270 on: December 22, 2020, 09:52:23 am »
Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park. A fascinating variety of plants and animals make their homes in a land sculpted by strong winds and occasional torrents of rain. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the wonder of this vast wilderness in southern California.


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« Reply #1271 on: December 22, 2020, 09:54:01 am »
Joshua Tree National Park is open year-round. ... About 2.8 million visitors come to the park each year to enjoy activities such as hiking, camping, photography, rock climbing, and simply enjoying the serene desert scenery.


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« Reply #1272 on: December 22, 2020, 09:57:57 am »
An enduring symbol of the Mojave Desert, Yucca brevifolia might be the namesake of this national park in the desert east of Los Ange­les, but it’s certainly far from the only thing to see at Joshua Tree. Dozens of trails are open to hiking, biking, and horseback riding, and the stony terrain makes it one of America’s rock­climbing meccas. Spring brings a carpet of wildflow­ers. And the superclear desert night sky makes the park an oasis for stargazing.



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« Reply #1273 on: December 22, 2020, 09:59:24 am »
The park embraces parts of two distinct deserts—the Mojave and Sonoran—as it tumbles down from the heights into the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs. These two desert systems divide California's southernmost national park into two arid ecosystems of profoundly contrasting appearance. The key to their differences is elevation.



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« Reply #1274 on: December 22, 2020, 10:00:21 am »
The Colorado, the western reach of the vast Sonoran Desert, thrives below 3,000 feet on the park’s gently declining eastern flank, where temperatures are usually higher. Considered “low desert,” compared to the loftier, wetter, and more vegetated Mojave “high desert,” the Colorado seems sparse and forbidding. It begins at the park’s midsection, sweeping east across empty basins stubbled with creosote bushes. Occasionally decorated by “gardens” of flowering ocotillo and cholla cactus, it runs across arid Pinto Basin into a parched wilderness of broken rock in the Eagle and Coxcomb Mountains.



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« Reply #1275 on: December 22, 2020, 10:01:32 am »
Many newcomers among the 2.8 million visitors who pass through each year are surprised by the abrupt transition between the Colorado and Mojave ecosystems. Above 3,000 feet, the Mojave section claims the park’s western half, where giant branching yuccas thrive on sandy plains studded by massive granite monoliths and rock piles. These are among the most intriguing and photogenic geological phenomena found in California’s many desert regions.



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« Reply #1276 on: December 22, 2020, 10:03:24 am »
Joshua Tree’s human history commenced sometime after the last ice age with the arrival of the Pinto people, hunter-gatherers who may have been part of the Southwest’s earliest cultures. They lived in Pinto Basin, which though inhospitably arid today, had a wet climate and was crossed by a sluggish river some 5,000 to 7,000 years ago. Nomadic groups of Indians seasonally inhabited the region when harvests of pinyon nuts, mesquite beans, acorns, and cactus fruit offered sustenance. Bedrock mortars—holes ground into solid rock and used to pulverize seeds during food preparation—are scattered throughout the Wonderland of Rocks area south of the Indian Cove camping site.




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« Reply #1277 on: December 22, 2020, 10:04:23 am »
A flurry of late 19th-century gold-mining ventures left ruins; some are accessible by hiking trails, or unmaintained roads suited only to four-wheel-drive vehicles and mountain bikes.



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« Reply #1278 on: December 22, 2020, 10:05:34 am »
There are only three ways visitors can enter the park: from Yucca Valley in the west, Twenty­nine Palms in the north, and Cottonwood Springs in the south. The main Visitor Center is actu­ally outside the park, in the nearby town of Joshua Tree. Although the name seems like an oxymoron, Park Boulevard runs from the visitor cen­ter to Lost Horse Valley in the heart of the park, where three short interpretive trails (Hidden Valley, Barker Dam, and Cap Rock) are a great introduction to Joshua Tree’s natural and human history.



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« Reply #1279 on: December 22, 2020, 10:06:35 am »
More challenging trails can be accessed from the Hidden Valley area, including the eight-­mile Boy Scout Trail into the boul­der­strewn Wonderland of Rocks and the 35­-mile California Riding and Hiking Trail (normally done as a two­- or three-day backpack trip). Another trail ascends to the summit of 5,456­-foot Ryan Mountain. Or cruise the paved road to Keys View at the crest of the Little San Bernardino Mountains for a mile-­high vista of the Coachella Valley, Salton Sea, and San Andreas Fault—a view that’s especially enchanting after dark when Palm Springs sparkles with millions of lights.




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