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Old 03-19-2011, 09:04 PM   #4
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The Tourist
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Joined: May 2006
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
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That Kind of Place

I head out of town by the railroad tracks

onto a stretch of the historic Route 66.

I've never before ridden this stretch of the US66 through Sitgreaves Pass.

These corners are infamous for claiming the life of many motorcyclists. It is a popular route for bikers, especially during the Laughlin River Run in April.

The Kenda BBs stick just fine.

This guy tried a little dualsporting in a boulder strewn ditch with a Goldwing.

The rider said he was okay. He just had a little shoulder pain. Lucky.

He had enough help. They were calling for a tow truck, so I went on my way.

I rolled into the settlement of Oatman, Arizona for the first time ever.

Oatman is a mining village that has never actually been incorporated as a town.

It's the kind of place where bikers line up at the saloon

and the burros are unimpressed by a Toyota Prius.

It's the kind of place where gunfights break out at least twice daily while the tourists stand in the crossfire and block the traffic.

Staring Down the Barrel of a .45

The kind of place where men lay down to die in the street.

I roll down the hill to Bullhead City and wait in a long traffic jam to cross the bridge into Nevada.

Finally, I head west from Searchlight, NV into the Mojave National Preserve on Nipton Road.
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