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Old 05-19-15, 10:03 AM
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Greetings from the High Desert!!

Hi, I recently moved to Quartz Hill which is in the High Desert. Early morning rides are the best here!!
I have one mountain bike and two road bikes. A Raleigh Professional and a Ti bike frame made by Mcmahon with a Shimano 105 group.

Looks like a Great Forum!! Jay
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Old 05-19-15, 10:52 AM
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welcome to the forum, i think it is a great place to be.
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Old 05-19-15, 12:19 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums, Jay.

Where is this High Desert?
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welcome to the forum jkspoke, lots of great folks here, don't forget to bring lots of water on you treks and don't forget your hat.


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Welcome to Bike Forums, Jay.

Where is this High Desert?
cb400bill,
High desert is located in Southern California.
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Old 05-19-15, 07:00 PM
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Bill, it's near Lancaster and Palmdale in Antelope Valley, Northern Los Angeles County. Mojave and Edwards AFB are a few miles north.
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Thanks guys. My wife has family who lived in Palmdale for years. They never mentioned High Desert.

I have heard the term used for both Eastern Oregon and Washington. Thanks for the geography lesson!
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Thanks guys. My wife has family who lived in Palmdale for years. They never mentioned High Desert.

I have heard the term used for both Eastern Oregon and Washington. Thanks for the geography lesson!
I often refuel at William J. Fox airport (KWJF) in Lancaster, and the field elevation there is 2351 feet msl, so it's pretty high.
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Enjoy the great weather, I have ridden a few hundred miles in the High Desert, and further east in the low desert of Death Valley too.

I luvs me my Nor Cal, but the desert has a real beauty too, for sure.

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I thought the high desert was between 5000-7000 feet????
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Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
I thought the high desert was between 5000-7000 feet????
It's pretty vaguely defined, but Wikipedia says it's above ~2,000 ft msl.

High Desert | Wikipedia

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High deserts are inland high-elevation (commonly 2,000 feet (610 m) or more above sea level) deserts of the western United States, the Middle East, and other parts of the world. Examples of high deserts in North America include the Great Basin Desert and the Mojave Desert.
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I guess Nebraska qualifies as it's avg elevation is 2600 feet, and it's a pretty flat state....
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Hi Jay,

get ready to put up with all kinds of members. Including the (aggressive) teacher/atty. mindsetted kinds.

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