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1264-Streetmasters – Lancaster, CA

The key to safe motorcycle riding is training. As a new rider I want all of the training I can get. I was referred to Streetmasters bike course out in the middle of the desert at the Willow Spring Race [...]

December 7, 2015 California, High Desert

1236-Joshua Tree Park, CA

I spent the night on the outskirts of Phoenix so I wouldn’t have to deal with the congested traffic in the AM Phoenix commute. I wanted to have a slow cruise through Joshua Tree National Park and didn’t want to [...]

August 3, 2015 California, High Desert, Motorcycle Trips, Texas Ride, US Travel

1126-Sky Village Market Place – Yucca Valley, CA

The Swap Meet in Yucca Valley is a throw-back to the week-end days when a swap meet would regularly appear on the grounds of the local drive-in movie theater. This lot used to be the Sky Village Drive-In for the [...]

September 20, 2014 California, High Desert, US Travel

1125-Giant Rock – Landers, CA

The Giant Rock is a large freestanding boulder in the Mojave Desert near Landers, California, that covers 5,800 square feet of ground and is seven stories high. Giant Rock is purported to be the largest free standing boulder in the [...]

September 20, 2014 California, High Desert, US Travel

1124-Integratron – Landers, CA

The Integratron is a parabolic dome-shaped structure in the Mojave desert near Landers, California. Construction began in 1954 from the design of aeronautical engineer and ufologist George Van Tassel, who built the dome after allegedly receiving instructions from extraterrestrials from [...]

September 20, 2014 California, High Desert, US Travel

1123-Pappy & Harriets, Pioneer Town, CA

Pappy & Harriet’s is a honkytonk, barbecue roadhouse, restaurant and a music venue near Joshua Tree National Park in Pioneertown, California. In 1946, a group of filmmakers built a Western style movie set in the high desert 25 miles north [...]

September 20, 2014 California, High Desert, US Travel

1098-Panoramas – Joshua Tree, CA

Joshua Tree National Park is only a couple of hours from Southern California. I cruised there early on a Friday to beat the traffic and found the park virtually uninhabited. I wanted to find solitude and quite and to be [...]

August 24, 2014 California, High Desert, US Travel

1099-Driving – Joshua Tree, CA

Driving through Joshua Tree National Park is one of the most interesting trips you can take. Every turn offers a unique landscape of rock piles and desert fauna. [...]

August 24, 2014 California, High Desert, US Travel

1100-Secret Spot – Joshua Tree, CA

One of my goals when traveling is to find a secret spot off the beaten path where it’s just me and nature. My ideal spot is a beautiful or interesting location where it is so quiet you can only hear [...]

August 24, 2014 California, High Desert, US Travel

1101-Silence – Joshua Tree, CA

Notice the sound on this video. There isn’t any. It was totally quiet. Not a bird, wind, or bug. [...]

August 24, 2014 California, High Desert, US Travel