The Call of the West
The wild west, wagon trails, gold rush, missions, and ancient Native history inspire our imaginations and draw us like a moth to the flame of the California desert. Earlier this year, two fellow pioneers and I mounted our combustion engine ponies and pointed them toward the newly released California Backcountry Discovery Route, leading us through the adventure of a lifetime.
Protected from head to toe in my REV’IT! Tornado 2 Ladies suit, I mounted my trusty DR 650, Luna, and started the ride. My REV’IT! Airborne LS Ladies base layer kept me cool in the searing desert temperatures. Ready to tackle the most challenging jeep trails I’ve come across yet, I left the paved haven of Yuma, Arizona, crossing the All American Canal. It was but a few miles before we arrived at Indian Pass Road, legendary in both name and for the eight miles of deep sand that eats riders and clutches alive. We flew on through, following the Colorado River, an oasis of green in a sea of sand.