I make the Phoenix to LA ride on most of my bikes at first it was exciting in an Iron Man type of way. But now, I do the ride through the night just so I don't have to seen the boring scenery - not to mention the lookyloos.
Eh, wrong desert. No sand around here other than the bottom of the washes. Lots of rocks and cactus though.
I can't stand riding through the desert, but that's probably because I've been here all my life.
Allan, I thought the ride from here to LA was bad... But try east of El Paso. Holy cow, there is NOTHING out there. I drove for 6 hours and only saw a few small settlements. That whole western part of Texas is like that I guess. They can have it!
If I go more than 1500 yards without a curve I get bored out of my skull. I need corners and elevation changes. I don't know how the cruiser guys think that stuff is fun. Riding a motorcycle down an interstate is like running a marathon in snow shoes. It can be done but what's the point? IMO.