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Old 04-08-2013, 12:49 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by 2on2off View Post
Where is the "6 Miles of Hell"? Didn't ride anything like that.
I followed a route on the west flank of Montezuma, east of Clayton Ridge. Might have been an old prospecting trail, maybe used for V2R then lightly graded once, then abandoned for a couple years, then last summer's monsoons did a job on it. I had just gone through several miles of deep, sucking gravel wash and didn't wan't to turn back. Also well beyond the midpoint of my fuel range and aiming for Tonopah. Despite the cloud cover, it was pretty warm out.

There were a dozen or so washouts like this... (though this was easily the worst).

Lots of ups and downs like this...

Would've been easy, even fun, on a small bike, but I was travelling a little heavy...

(This was a different part of the trip... escaping V2R racecourse, heading for Bonnie Claire.)

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