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The 10-ton bike is now packed and assembled, ready to leave the Royal Hawaiian and spend two weeks in Mojave National Preserve

The 10-ton bike is now packed and assembled, ready to leave the Royal Hawaiian and spend two weeks in Mojave National Preserve From my balcony at the Royal Hawaiian, I can see Kelbaker Road heading into the cherished emptiness of Mojave National PreserveThumbnailsLeaving Baker, the 10-ton bike and I cross the I-15 freeway and head toward Mojave National PreserveFrom my balcony at the Royal Hawaiian, I can see Kelbaker Road heading into the cherished emptiness of Mojave National PreserveThumbnailsLeaving Baker, the 10-ton bike and I cross the I-15 freeway and head toward Mojave National PreserveFrom my balcony at the Royal Hawaiian, I can see Kelbaker Road heading into the cherished emptiness of Mojave National PreserveThumbnailsLeaving Baker, the 10-ton bike and I cross the I-15 freeway and head toward Mojave National PreserveFrom my balcony at the Royal Hawaiian, I can see Kelbaker Road heading into the cherished emptiness of Mojave National PreserveThumbnailsLeaving Baker, the 10-ton bike and I cross the I-15 freeway and head toward Mojave National PreserveFrom my balcony at the Royal Hawaiian, I can see Kelbaker Road heading into the cherished emptiness of Mojave National PreserveThumbnailsLeaving Baker, the 10-ton bike and I cross the I-15 freeway and head toward Mojave National Preserve

I considered starting my trip last night when I got off the Amtrak bus at 20h30 by riding off into the dark and camping near Indian Springs. However, I was quite tired, so I ate a big meal at the Mad Greek restaurant and stayed at the motel instead.