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Tue Aug 12, 2003 6:39 am
Re: IBR: Time To Get Busy - Leon Needs Help -        

>He also lost one of his bar ends and bolt due to vibration on the Lolo pass.<

Is that the first one to ever come off on its own in the history of 250's or what?

>He's currently at the OR/NV line on 95 heading south toward I-10 at Winnemucca. (10pm CT) He'll then head west to Wadsworth on I-10 and then north to Gerlach. In the morning at 7am local time, he'll be heading south from Gerlach on 395 toward Death Valley where he'll turn East at Lone Pine, Cross the valley, then take 95 toward Las Vegas with a stop in Boulder City, ending up about 30 miles south of Las Vegas at a resort off of I-15.<

Wow! He's going to be riding through some of my favorite places around. My buddy left his sunglasses on the counter of Meadow Farms Country Smokehouse, great jerky of all sorts, located at 2345 North Sierra Hwy. AKA Hwy 395 in Bishop, Ca. Could you stop by and pick then up? Just kidding. I'll get them when I go hiking over Labor Day week, in the area. If you can't find a Polaroid camera before then, there's a K-mart in Bishop, Ca right after you make the sharp right bend and enter the heart of the town. It's on the east side of Hwy 395 just south of where Hwy 6 starts, behind the motorcycle dealership. There's a Vons supermarket next door to the K-mart if he needs some snacks, drinks etc and there's a big selection of fast food in Bishop. If he looks west as he enters Lone Pine, he can see Mt. Whitney which is the highest point in the lower 48. It's a little set off to the back of the range, but has some pretty jagged and distinct pinnacles just to the south of Whitney summit, to set it apart. It looks like Leon will turn on Hwy 136, which is just south of Lone Pine (gas and a McDonalds which has only been there 1 year, small town). He'll be passing the now dry Owens lake, which the folks of Los Angeles were nice enough to drink. It's a great ride into Death Valley and that road will keep his attention once it starts downhill and gets mighty twisty. Guard rails work well for cars, but motorcyclists would tend to fly over them if hit. 8) Very scenic, nevertheless. He'll at least get to see the sand dunes near Stovepipe Wells (gas and a small general store with snacks and cold drinks available) and I hope they make him go out of the way to see some more of the place. I'll be interested to see how they route him through the park. If they happen to send him through Furnace Creek (gas food drinks) via Hwy 190, towards Death Valley jct. take a minute and stop at Zabriske Point. Park your bike and make the 100 yard dash uphill to the view. A surreal, panoramic badlands in yellow/gold awaits. I wonder if the "resort" south of Las Vegas on I-15 are those casinos in the middle of the desert, the Gold Strike and Nevada Landing? One of these days Leon is going to have to come back out and see some of the scenery more close up and not at 80 mph.

Lundy lake, which it looks like you'll ride right past the road leading to it. Tioga and Tenaya lakes, Tuolume Meadows and surrounding area, Yosemite National Park. Pictures taken last week.

GO LEON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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