Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cloudburst, Route 66


It was raining so hard in the Mojave Desert, the car hydroplaned across the bridges. The cement was smoother on the bridges, the car grew wings. I kept alternately hoping for flash floods and dry roads as I outran the storm across Arizona and California. Funny to see all those bikers forlornly huddled underneath the overpasses outwaiting the storm. Dangerous weather for a biker. Terrible winds, soapy roads, A real nightmare. We crossed the mighty Colorado in a massive hailstorm.  On the floodplain, the ocotillo in bloom was like blood wounds across the sky.


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