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Shane’s Rolling Party In The Mojave

Posted in Events on May 1, 2012
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Photographers: Lindsay Valance

We jump at the opportunity to hit the dirt any chance we get at OFF-ROAD, so when Shane Casad of Bilstein invited us to join his rolling party through the Mojave Road from Victoville to Primm, we immediately jumped on board.

We worked feverishly the night before the trip, prepping our project Cherokee for the 200 miles of scenic desert through the Mojave. We literally finished installing the front suspension and Bilstein hydraulic bumpstops at 3 a.m. before taking off from S.M.P. Fab to catch a few hours of sleep before heading out to Victorville, California, to meet up with the rest of the group.

The plan was simple: Shane would lead us through 200 miles of dirt for two days through sections of the Mojave Road while making a few sightseeing stops to check out abandoned mines and ghost towns scattered throughout the Mojave desert. We slept in the middle of the Mojave, where the temperatures dipped below freezing. But even that didn’t bother us, since we’d rather be freezing out in the desert wheeling our trucks than stuck in traffic in the city!

If you’re planning to drive from Southern California to Las Vegas, trust us, make it a two-day trip and take the Mojave Road!

We met up with the rest of the group at the Stoddard Wells exit in Victorville and after a few last-minute checks, we eagerly hit the dirt to begin our journey through the Mojave.
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