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At a Glance
You're a very nosy fellow, kitty cat, huh?
Kinda’ like Jack Nicholson’s character in Chinatown. ‘Cept
you’re sniffing around the Owens Valley looking for curves
rather than wondering what happened to the water that once made
this area rich and green. You know what happens to nosy fellows
on a bike? Huh? No? Wanna guess? Okay. They find DHs. Like this
one that knifes east into the White Mtns, slices down into Deep
Springs Valley, cuts sweetly up round the base of Chocolate Mt
and finally noses you almost to Nevada. The abundant swirls of
Twistiness produced by the light and dark mountains are
bracketed by warm up/cool down straights either end and a very
long, plain ol’ vanilla stretch in the middle. The
melt-in-your-mouth Pavement permeates most of the road except
either side of Westgard Pass, where the generally good
Engineering can drain away faster than water. On the other hand,
no H2O means no development. So Remoteness is excellent and lets
you breathe in the desolate badlands Scenery the entire way. And
with so little traffic, you don’t have to worry much about a
speed tax collector sticking a switchblade up your nostril.
Sure, it’s a shame that in the early 1900s all the water was
stole… er, brought from this area to Los Angeles. But today, Big
Pine should attract a rich torrent of riders bringing green from
LA. If it doesn’t bring you, well as Jake would say, you're
dumber than you think we think you are.