[Journal] USA; WestCoast/Mid-West; on an Electra Glide Never in my wildest dreams could i have imagined i'd be riding across Death Valley/Mojave Desert, on a Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic. The view of the desert is so amazingly amazing! Felt that it was pointless stopping and taking any photos, not even IMAX(tm) could capture this sight! Definitely something that has too be experienced!! Plus the bike was running hot and i didn't want to stop unnecessarily. The (air) temperature gauge on the Harley was reading 120 Degrees Fahrenheit. (not sure if 120’F was the engine temperature or the surrounding air?) :?: The m/c hire guy almost suggested i should go another route, since the Harley is an air cooled engine, and the desert temperature was over 100'F. Luckily he recanted, as i would have missed out on awesome the desert view. Told me to watch the gauge and feel how the bike was running. Anyway, i could sympathise with the bike and the heat, as i was wearing my full kit, Full-Face Helmet, Jacket, Boots, Gloves. (i must stand out like a sore thumb, with everyone else in T-Shirts and Open Faces) I was riding at 80mph+ in the Slow Lane!! Even though the posted speed limit is 70mph every one else just hammers past, and you have to do at least speed limit + 10mph to avoid being swallowed. At one point i pulled out to overtake some slow(ish) trucks, whilst overtaking a police cruizer came from out of nowhere, with sirens a’ blazing. Even though i was doing +15mph, i just pulled back between the trucks and he took off, presumedly after some bigger fish! It is now 3am in Las Vegas, and since it has cooled down and traffic should have eased up, i am going out for a ride around town to see the city sights/lights. Got the Grand Canyon and either Flagstaff or Albuquerque in my sights for tomorrow.