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Old 04-25-20, 05:50 PM
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Mojave, California.

Well, with all the goofing around I did before, around Needles and Laughlin, apparently I still havenít got enough of this Mojave (or Mohave) stuff yet. 🤔😁 This time, Iím going from Lancaster, CA up Tehachapi-Willow Springs Road, towards Tehachapi and later Bakersfield.

Itís ďonlyĒ about 30 miles, but up some long hills, through what theyíre calling the high desert. At least that was the name of a winery I passed this morning, the High Desert Winery, so I guess thatís probably accurate. 🤔🙄

I saw Mojave on the map earlier, but it looked like it was off to the East a bit. But when I checked Accu-Weather a bit ago, it listed me as being in Mojave. Thatís my story, and Iím sticking to it. 😁😉

Hereís a pic of some more wind turbines, since theyíre all over the place here, and the long, hot road (89 F a bit ago).



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I love that area! I've driven through there many time but never ride. Now that I live in WI it seems less likely that I'll ride it any time soon...

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Iím not 100% sure, but I think I just saw 6 or 7 wild horses. 😎😁😎 If thereís a fence there, it looks like someoneís keeping the horses in the same field as the wind turbines. 🤔
And even if they belong to someone, theyíre right next to being wild, it looks like. 👍 Pretty cool, either way. 🙂

I canít see my phone that well, with the sun going down the way it is, so Iíll upload a few pics, so youse can see at least one or two.


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OK, one last shot of the wind turbines, because they really are everywhere, out here. 🙄 And last but not least, this is either the tippy-top of the mountain, before the long downhill towards Summit, or Iím about to fall off of the world. 🤔😁😉

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Awesome! What's the temperature?
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Awesome! What's the temperature?
It hit 89F yesterday, in Mojave, but up North here in Tehachapi, itís a nice cool 74F. 😎

I rarely ever get altitude sickness, but got several dizzy spells this morning, climbing that last darn mountain. You just need to take a lot of breaks, when that happens, and drink plenty of liquids. 👍

I found the Burger King, thank goodness, almost ready for my second Whopper. 😁
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Looks like a great trip. Are you having any problems with social distancing, etc.? How has the pandemic affected your tour? Can you share any advice that could help those of us who are trying to figure out a tour strategy.

Considering your luck with birds, I'd go for cover if you see any vultures or California Condors sailing around
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Looks like a great trip. Are you having any problems with social distancing, etc.? How has the pandemic affected your tour? Can you share any advice that could help those of us who are trying to figure out a tour strategy.

Considering your luck with birds, I'd go for cover if you see any vultures or California Condors sailing around
Without a doubt, the biggest issue is finding bathrooms, lol. 🙄 Followed by buying TP, but thatís not too bad. Once you have a roll, it should last quite awhile. 😁😉

No problems with aquiring food though. Plenty of restaurants sell food, to go only, as long as youíre wearing a face mask or bandana. I happen to have a cool Western design on my bandana, so fit into the country crowd fairly well. 😎

Actually, Iíve been going to regular grocery stores more, and eating better food for less money. 👍 I seem to have great luck too, on marked down deli foods, meaning their ďsell byĒ date could be yesterday or today or tomorrow. Itís definitely not going bad yet, the stores just have to move things along. 🙂

As far as birds go, Iím fairly sure it was ravens that ďnailedĒ me. There are a LOT of ravens around here, and they seem to like people on bicycles. I get a lot of them (off & on) flying around me, playing in the wind & stuff. 😎 Iím not sure why theyíd poop on someone they like, lol, but maybe they have their reasons. 🤔😁😉
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Originally Posted by stardognine View Post
Iím not 100% sure, but I think I just saw 6 or 7 wild horses. 😎😁😎 If thereís a fence there, it looks like someoneís keeping the horses in the same field as the wind turbines. 🤔
And even if they belong to someone, theyíre right next to being wild, it looks like. 👍 Pretty cool, either way. 🙂
Once was touring past a big horse farm, I stopped to take a pic. A couple horses in the pasture, one wanted to walk over to the fence to visit but the other horse wouldn't let it, heh.
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