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My buddy backed out on the last day, so it was just me and the KLX (DRZ.) to the Northwest of Vegas. We headed from Amagorsa Junction to Chloride Cliffs, which I think is now part of DV. 100 miles total with about 5 miles on the highway. The bike did great in true dual sport effort. Could used a bit less weight and a bit more skill on the dunes, but it was the first real sand riding.

This is Big Dune, between the junction and the cliffs.

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The sun was still coming up and the weather was great.

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The deep tracks in the next picture that look like plow lines are mine. With me and the bike at over 560 lbs, we had our hands full. I was the only one with a plate and without a paddle. Worked great in the fresh sand but once in the powdered stuff that was powdered by the quads it had a hard time getting a grip.

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In honor of Dakar Rally, I traversed through the dunes.

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Now then, onward to Chloride Cliffs, an old mining spot.

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I had lunch with Old Man McKay, but he did not say much.

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House for rent, . . Cheap. --- Includes mine shaft.

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This is looking west toward leadville and titus canyon

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And this is down into death valley and toward badwater in California

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This is one the way back, an FAA radar or beacon. It made an erie humming sound. 😢 I did not stay long.

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This is one the way back. I finally found a good road as I had to ride up a wash to find the road to the cliffs. Anyway, was thinking I should pick up the pace into the 60's but decided to keep it about 45-50 mph.

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This was about one mile down the road. 😢 Ride safe.

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Great day, Temps in the low 60's.

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I am jealous that you have such large areas to ride in! That looks like a great place to do all kinds of riding in. Do you have to stay on the roads or can you go cross country?

I would say it would pay to carry a tube and some tools in that area.

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Thanks.

I prefer to say on the roads/trails/washes cause if everybody free road the place would like like hell. I did have to ride cross-country this ride though cause a trail I was one just slowly faded way. I have GPS, so I had to cross country over to the next trail.

It's all good.

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cool pics and awesome looking riding!!! I would have died where that road is washed out because sure enough I'd have it pinned and not see it in time 😢

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Awesome pics, makes me jealous living in NW Ohio where the biggest hill is next to an interstate overpass. BTW, the big bowling pin thing is a VOR transmitter. It sends out a radio signal aircraft can tune to for navigation. So you didn't get fried by any weird radiation. 😢

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Very nice pictures. 😢

Things usually hum for a good reason... I had a buddy that used to climb radio towers for fun - he'd always complain he would get real hot and get a killer headache... he was a moron. 😢😢

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Looks like a normal thing for me. Ride that stuff every weekend. I wish I could show you my mine pics. 😢

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The road pictured above sure looks like an old railroad grade - straight as an arrow and raised. Most roads are plowed into the terrain. Any time you get on one of them you have to watch out for washout s like the one pictured and for missing bridges. People stole the wood and left big gaps.

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Neat photos, thanks for sharing them. Hubby and I come out to your part of the country each year. He hikes and I have always ridden my mountain bike. Last April we stood at almost that spot looking down into DV. I have now "graduated" into real riding with my first bike a Suzuki DRZ250. I'm in heaven. When we head back out in February I guess I'm going to have to look for rental gear.......What fun

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cool pics and awesome looking riding!!! I would have died where that road is washed out because sure enough I'd have it pinned and not see it in time 😢

No shit Chet, no shit!!

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