Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
High Desert Ride
Author Message
downeck Offline
Break-In Period

Fort Irwin, CA
Posts: 28
Joined: May 2017
Post: #1
High Desert Ride
İmageİmageİmageİmage


2013 CB 1100

'13 CB1100
Fort Irwin, CA
09-14-2017 08:16 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
The ferret Offline
Forum Moderator

Ohio
Posts: 18,769
Joined: Apr 2013
Post: #2
RE: High Desert Ride
Cool photos. What does high desert refer to ? Is it hot or cold in the high desert?

.
2014 DLX and 2006 ST 1300
"a good chunk of life's problems can be solved by going for a ride"...Guth ..... "daily" ...Ferret
(This post was last modified: 09-15-2017 07:08 AM by The ferret.)
09-15-2017 05:12 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
redbirds Offline
Been There

Patterson, GA, USA
Posts: 3,713
Joined: Jan 2014
Post: #3
RE: High Desert Ride
Nice photos. Deserts are always gorgeous.

Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
09-15-2017 06:26 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
LongRanger Online
Road Warrior

Evergreen, CO
Posts: 1,821
Joined: Aug 2015
Post: #4
RE: High Desert Ride
The main distinction is elevation, which brings with it differences in temperatures and wind patterns. The low desert is close to sea level and much warmer, while the high desert tends to be around 3000-4000' and a little cooler. Generally, in California, they're also referred as the Sonoran (low) and Mojave (high) deserts.

"Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length." - Robert Frost
'14 Honda CB1100 DLX #000094
'13 BMW F800GT
'06 Ducati Monster 620
'98 BMW K1200RS
09-15-2017 08:04 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Stichill Offline
High Mileage

Kentucky, USA
Posts: 807
Joined: Oct 2014
Post: #5
RE: High Desert Ride
Awesome. I like riding in places where the horizon is a long way off and the sky is a major part of the scenery. Bike is looking good too!

2015 BMW F800GT Montego Blue
2012 Honda CBR250RA Candy Ruby Red/Silver
09-15-2017 07:39 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Cormanus Online
Moderator

Queensland, Australia
Posts: 10,706
Joined: Dec 2013
Post: #6
RE: High Desert Ride
Photos of people's riding places in other countries are always great. Thanks downeck.
09-15-2017 08:42 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Teamwalker Offline
1st Service Completed

Virginia
Posts: 126
Joined: Feb 2015
Post: #7
RE: High Desert Ride
Always liked the high desert. Spent time at TwentyNine Palms, lived in Yucca Valley. Best sunsets ever. Riding my 1983 Honda Interceptor VF750F at that time. Still have it!

TeamWalker
2014 CB1100 DLX #299
2014 CB1100 STANDARD #392

"Paying alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse."
Groucho Marx
09-16-2017 01:18 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
LongRanger Online
Road Warrior

Evergreen, CO
Posts: 1,821
Joined: Aug 2015
Post: #8
RE: High Desert Ride
Motorcycle-camped in Joshua Tree NP many, many times. There's some real beauty to be seen in that place. Lots of interrupted sleep because of howling coyotes over the next hill.

"Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length." - Robert Frost
'14 Honda CB1100 DLX #000094
'13 BMW F800GT
'06 Ducati Monster 620
'98 BMW K1200RS
09-16-2017 01:33 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
downeck Offline
Break-In Period

Fort Irwin, CA
Posts: 28
Joined: May 2017
Post: #9
High Desert Ride
Thanks for the compliments guys. The High Desert Mojave Desert is an absolutely beautiful place to ride any motorcycle. Especially now that the temperature has dropped to 40 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the evenings. I'm located at an Army post and if you guys ever want to go on a epic ride around here please look me up. Route 66 is just around the corner as well.


2013 CB 1100

(09-15-2017 08:04 AM)LongRanger Wrote:  The main distinction is elevation, which brings with it differences in temperatures and wind patterns. The low desert is close to sea level and much warmer, while the high desert tends to be around 3000-4000' and a little cooler. Generally, in California, they're also referred as the Sonoran (low) and Mojave (high) deserts.


Right on brotha. I could not explain it better even if I tried.


2013 CB 1100

(09-16-2017 01:33 PM)LongRanger Wrote:  Motorcycle-camped in Joshua Tree NP many, many times. There's some real beauty to be seen in that place. Lots of interrupted sleep because of howling coyotes over the next hill.


Yes sir coyotes and wild donkeys are everywhere around here. Haha


2013 CB 1100

(09-15-2017 05:12 AM)The ferret Wrote:  Cool photos. What does high desert refer to ? Is it hot or cold in the high desert?


Yes sir it is cold now in the Mojave Desert. Perfect riding weather.


2013 CB 1100

'13 CB1100
Fort Irwin, CA
(This post was last modified: 09-25-2017 04:11 PM by downeck.)
09-25-2017 04:04 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
LongRanger Online
Road Warrior

Evergreen, CO
Posts: 1,821
Joined: Aug 2015
Post: #10
RE: High Desert Ride
Not far from downeck's post at Fort Irwin is the little town of Baker, CA, along I-15. It's home to the world's tallest thermometer. I've seen it read 116 degrees on several occasions. Baker is on the route to Death Valley from L.A.

Last time I was in Baker, I was chatting with a guy who owns the only towing service in town. He makes a killing towing folks in their RV's who overheat on the climb up Halloran Summit just east of town on their way to Las Vegas. This stretch of I-15 climbs 3,000' in 19 miles and the grade is very deceiving, but very real. Vehicle fires are not uncommon and you can see evidence of burned-out vehicles all the way up the grade.

"Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length." - Robert Frost
'14 Honda CB1100 DLX #000094
'13 BMW F800GT
'06 Ducati Monster 620
'98 BMW K1200RS
09-25-2017 05:36 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


[-]
Forum Friends
Premium Exhausts & Unique Parts from Japan

[-]
Recent Posts
Tent pegs
I’m in the market for some aftermark . . .EmptySea — 02:30 PM
Revisiting rain gear purchases
So I created an earlier thread about the . . .Guth — 02:29 PM
2018 East Coast Rally Berea, Kentucky 5/29-6...
EmptySea's "group" is now a duo. Matt S . . .EmptySea — 02:27 PM
Tent pegs
I’m in the market for some aftermarket . . .Cormanus — 02:24 PM
2018 East Coast Rally Berea, Kentucky 5/29-6...
Reservation confirmed RRI Berea KY. Look . . .powerdogg11 — 02:22 PM
2014 CB1100 Standard ride review/XSR900 comp...
I'm wondering how you'd manage then on . . .Nortoon — 02:17 PM
Thread Drift
Why is it even legal to sell a motorcycl . . .rotor — 02:14 PM
Thread Drift
Thanks for the post, Guth. Do you have . . .EmptySea — 02:09 PM

[-]
Statistics
» Members: 3,950
» Latest member: QUINTtastic
» Forum threads: 10,173
» Forum posts: 183,607

Full Statistics

>
Forum Jump: