On the road
The road up Sitgreaves Pass
This is one of my favorite photos of the rally. I think it shows the feel of the later stages in the western states. 105 degrees F, no cars or bikes within miles, and a clear path leading toward the Pacific.
El Mirage dry lake bed. This is the birthplace of Hot Rods. Before WWII, SoCal guys would come out here in their old Fords and race. They pulled off the fenders, hoods, bumpers, etc, and lowered the cars, and hopped up the motors to go faster. Then they drove home on the city streets. Now we recognize cars like that as hot rods. The SCTA is the timing association that records the race results.
Sadly, our Cannonball route and schedule left us with no time to stop and visit places like this as we crossed the US. After reading about this place for years in Hot Rod magazines, I was very disappointed to ride by without time to stop.
PS, thank you Goose for showing me how to set the camera to catch pics while moving and not be too blurry.