had an awesome time this year. but had to sell my car in the desert and get a rental back to Austin.
got stranded in El Paso in the way (broke down right at the intersection with a bank, a pep boys and a hotel thankfully. 20 minutes before or after and i would have been in the desert fucked.) $1200 for a new radiator, coolant pump, thermostat, timing belt. Got the ok to ride.
made it all the goddamn way to Indio, broke down coming down the mountain on I-10. Blown head gasket that went undetected the first time.
took 2 hours to get to camp, having to shut the engine down every 30 seconds or so as the heater wasnt bleeding heat off). set up camp as the sun rose
had an amazing time.
limped to midas. sold the fucker for $800. it was my last month to pay on it too.
my girlfriend was awesome throughout the whole ordeal and kept cool when i couldnt even fathom doing so.
anyone donate anything serious to the desert?