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Photos: The desert is a tough place to ride

The desert is a tough place to ride.

There are cactuses:

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And  poisonous venomous creatures

gilamonsterAnd soon… the heat.  Enjoy the weather while you can.

Also. Potholes. Always the potholes.

 

5 comments
Nate
Nate

That cholla was in that dudes hand SO deep.

silverpedals
silverpedals

Gila monsters don't have the lightening quick strike of a rattlesnake; you have to pester them in order to get bitten.  If you see a live one on the pavement or bike lane, try to gently guide it off the road and into dirt habitat with your front wheel.  They are at risk of being run over or scooped up by unscrupulous collectors.

Red Star
Red Star

@silverpedals Gentle use of a long stick might be better for your inner tube and the Gila Monster...