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Bigger sandy drainages cross Jackass Canyon Road on the way down Heading down Jackass Canyon Road, it's not as nearly as steep as I was expecting, at least not yetThumbnailsThe impending sunset illuminates the distant power linesHeading down Jackass Canyon Road, it's not as nearly as steep as I was expecting, at least not yetThumbnailsThe impending sunset illuminates the distant power linesHeading down Jackass Canyon Road, it's not as nearly as steep as I was expecting, at least not yetThumbnailsThe impending sunset illuminates the distant power linesHeading down Jackass Canyon Road, it's not as nearly as steep as I was expecting, at least not yetThumbnailsThe impending sunset illuminates the distant power linesHeading down Jackass Canyon Road, it's not as nearly as steep as I was expecting, at least not yetThumbnailsThe impending sunset illuminates the distant power lines

I'm looking back at one of the little sand traps that I just drove through. Just enough of these punctuate the road that I'm not able to build up much speed.

Each sand crossing provides an entertaining technical exercise. Too fast and it's easy to fishtail, lose control of the rig, and then crash, but too slow means that the tires tend to slow down and get mired in the sand, causing the rider to come to an involuntary stop.