Itinerant Air-Cooled Baker 115*

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Itinerant Air-Cooled Baker 115*

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:11 am

The sign wasn't working correctly, but under muggy cloud cover, it showed 11-*
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In the sun a few miles west, it was 120* :
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Here is a series of approach and departure shots from Dumont Dunes.

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This is a mirage as you come up on Baker 16 miles west on CA 127.
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I shot a video of trying to throw the VW's tail out in the sandy parking lot, but it just tracked dutifully and the front ran wide, and it finally sat there like a retired milk wagon horse at the Kentucky Derby with that attitude of "well, what the hell were you expecting?"

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Look, a little bug:
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. . . then I got completely screwed up outside of Barstow in an ATV off-road course, thinking I was going to find a nice new camping spot:
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Some ridiculous hills that the bus managed to scamper up, some crazy changes in pitch that exercised the suspension to the stops, and some sharp rocks that I had to toss out of the way. Coming back to the bus, I spy this . . . :pale:
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. . . six miles off the main road:
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But once again, it was just the crazy angle of the engine that let the oil pump cavitate. It was a relief to find the real road just at sundown:

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It is 80* tonight, and dry! I plan to sleep well.
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Post by midatlanticys » Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:28 am

Colin, . . . can't tell ya how much I enjoy taking this trip with y'all!! Many thanks for the supreme efforts to bring it to us live and in person!! =D>

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Post by hambone » Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:23 am

Yes indeed. You would do well in the desert, it seems to call to you.
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