Black ice between Mojave and Bishop

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Re: Black ice between Mojave and Bishop

Postby davidpet » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:44 pm

Exhausting trip. Winds were pretty heavy but I got to 1 mile from bishop and got surprised by a huge dust cloud. Hopefully the damage is only in the wax layer and will go away on the next waxing. I don't think I see the undercoat but there are streaks.

Got to bishop at noon and stalled until 3 by going to the casino, the museum, and the jerky place. No chains required but the road in mammoth itself is almost pure ice. I had to stop because of dumb pedestrians and then had to start again on an uphill with the wheels spinning all over the place. The pedestrians are lucky I was even able to stop. No survival instincts.
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Re: Black ice between Mojave and Bishop

Postby SurfnSnowboard » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:33 pm

Glad you made it to Mammoth safely. What did you think of the jerky and more importantly did you win at the casino???
It has to snow again eventually...right???
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Re: Black ice between Mojave and Bishop

Postby davidpet » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:41 pm

The jerky is good. I lost $7 at the casino and got bored and went to the choo choo museum.
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Re: Black ice between Mojave and Bishop

Postby sdp » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:31 pm

I'm glad we postponed leaving until Friday.
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