Posted by: caryandjohn | October 28, 2012

Total Loss Tour, Titus Canyon

Spent Friday riding down through Shoshone with twenty or so vintage bikes, and made the right onto Furnace Creek Road to run the thirty miles of graded gravel as a test-run to see if we’d be up for attempting the more difficult Titus Canyon on Saturday …

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Rider’s Meeting … That’s Tim, our ring-leader …

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Jerry rode this Ariel …

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… and also brought his short-frame Chief … No room for a battery or magnito …

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John’s Scout he put together a few seasons ago from new-old-stock parts he’d collected over the years … Both he and Ariel Jerry were contemporaries of Max Brubeck …

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Jim and Gary riding two of Jim’s immaculate Chiefs …

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Tony and his gal on a Melee Vet Moto Guzzi … fast riders!

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Kalle on Furnace Creek Road …

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Looking up at Dante’s View …

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We made the left and rode up to Dante’s View …

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Cold up here at over 5000 feet …

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Rode some more dirt …

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We checked out Gary’s airplane and found some wild horses at Death Valley Junction … Saw the famous opera house …

The dirt went well, so we tried to recruit some company for an assault on Titus Canyon in the morning … No takers! They made a fuss over Kalle and me for having ridden to the rally at the nice banquet that evening … Fun.

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Responses

  1. How does one get spark without a battery or magneto?
    You guys are troopers, good luck!

  2. Ha! Good qustion, Steve! 🙂
    I’m sure it must have a mag, but no room for a battery … Thanks for helping me make sense!


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