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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Frozen hell of the north
I Ride: 97k '07 ZZR600, 2014 Ninja 300, 37k 89 FZR400 racebike, 56k 06 ZX6R track only, 21k 97 ZX6R F model
Barstow is one of the total shitholes of America and I have no idea why anyone would even want to go there ever for anything.....
But......... the "normal" humidity level is somewhere in that 3% area, but whenever it does decide to rain every street will flood and several of them will hold the water for a few days.......... Depending on where in Barstow you go, lots of areas the houses are below the streets so they have built up sand berms between the road and the houses and driving over them.......... well just make sure you go over the same area everyone else has or you will get stuck high centered
I sadly made 11 trips to Barstow in the course of about 13 months.....thankfully we finally got the gf's mom to move to MN and I will never have to go back
That said.......... it does cool down nicely once the sun goes down or is very close to down.........so in the summer months the only tolerable time for me was from about 8pm to about 8am
in the winter mid to upper 20's for 3-5 hours and would be in the 50's and even 60's by 1pm......... actually very tolerable until rain season would come in the spring
Watch out for Brown Recluse spider and black widow spiders.....they are everywhere!!! (see pics..........first one is 1 day after bitten, last one is 2 months after bitten!)
But I did manage on one trip to do a nice route up north and another day heading SW (see attachment) while road conditions were not ideal, they were not horrible and really were comparative to what I find in WI most every Sunday......
woohoo we are having fun now
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