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dave6253 06-06-2009 07:33 PM

All the Way Around the Grand Canyon

Teaser Shots! Can anyone name this road?

Last weekend I circled the Grand Canyon...

...solo, visiting some of the remote view points...

...and some of the more frequently visited areas.

Stay tuned for a 3 day 1100+ mile journey to places such as;:cromag

Hoover Dam
Lake Mead
Elbow Canyon Road
Toroweap Point
Crazy Jugs Point
Kaibab Plateau
North Rim
Cape Royal
Angel's Window
East Rim
Burma Road
South Rim

achesley 06-06-2009 07:37 PM

It's ashame that I've never been to Grand Canyon. My Wife has been with her friends but me, never. Been all around it going to and from but never there. Looks to be an awesome trip.

dave6253 06-06-2009 08:23 PM

Phoenix to Hoover Dam
It's gonna be a long day, so I get an early start. I don't get 3 blocks from the house before I see the need to pull out the camera. What's the saying? "Red sky by night, Sailor's Delight... Red sky by morn, Sailor's be WARNED!"

Joshua Trees and Threatening Skies

I does rain for awhile, but it keeps me cool. The clouds hang around and chase after me the rest of the day.

To the right is the new road that will take you to the new bridge over Hoover Dam. Don't go around the barricades yet...:yikes

Because the bridge isn't done. Maybe someone should build a ramp and jump the gap?:dunno

dave6253 06-06-2009 08:55 PM

Lake Mead to Mesquite Nevada
I hate the look of the cheap red farkle strapped to the back, but it was neccesary for the upcoming remote country.

I ride around the west end of Lake Mead in a beautiful desert landscape...

...with nice sweepers...

...and the occasional view of the lake.

I top up all of the fuel tanks in Mesquite then head out of civilization on Elbow Canyon Road. The gravel road turns back to asphalt at the state line.

...but pretty quickly I head for the hills.

dave6253 06-06-2009 10:00 PM

Elbow Canyon Road
It starts easy enough, but with a couple dire warnings.

One last look back towards civilization.

The loose rocky climbs begin.

vmabuck 06-06-2009 10:55 PM

There is a lot of poop on them thar roads...

Timba 06-06-2009 11:09 PM


dave6253 06-07-2009 12:12 AM

The Guilty Poopers

Originally Posted by vmabuck
There is a lot of poop on them thar roads...

And alot of poopers too.:lol3

PhilLynot 06-07-2009 12:21 AM

Killer shots. . . .great composition and bike. What kind of camera are you using?

dave6253 06-07-2009 12:23 AM

Long Climb
The long, steep, rocky, and loose climb was exhausting. It was difficult finding traction with the rear tire and I had a tip-over. :dunno

The scenery was nice.

After topping out at the pass I entered the Grand Canyon Parashant NM where the roads improved greatly.

I've heard these roads get pretty muddy when wet. The skies are still threatening nearby.

dave6253 06-07-2009 12:32 AM

Photo Quiz
The following photo will determine what type of rider you are;

If you are the type of rider in touch with your feminine side you saw pretty blue flowers.

If you are tired of the desert you saw lush greenery.

If you are a crusty old dirt rider you probably noticed the soil composition.

If you ride a KTM you probably noticed the pretty orange flower.:smile6

pdedse 06-07-2009 12:42 AM

Gorgeous desert photos...gotta love it. More please.

dave6253 06-07-2009 12:52 AM


Originally Posted by achesley
It's ashame that I've never been to Grand Canyon.

Perhaps I can show you a few places to visit by motorcycle off the beaten path?:type

Navajib 06-07-2009 03:22 AM

That country is beautiful.
Keep 'em coming!

Pantah 06-07-2009 05:20 AM

Betcha' know this spot...

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