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dave6253 03-27-2010 11:29 PM

Alone in the Arizona Desert
 
Come along with me...:evil
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...as I re-live four days of riding in Western Arizona on the first weekend of Spring 2010.

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I know what you're thinking. :loco Western Arizona?!? Isn't it dry?...:confused

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...Sandy?...:dunno
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...Brown and Colorless?...
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A loner in the desert alone takes time to smell the wildflowers (and shoot a few photos).

Let's hit the trail.:super
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Reidy008 03-27-2010 11:33 PM

Nice pics
 
Very good there. Are you still here? Where are you riding?

dave6253 03-27-2010 11:42 PM

Thanks for the Compliment!
 
I made it out alive. Someone had to live to tell the tale. :lol3 This is a post-ride report from last weekend. I'm chillin' in South Lake Tahoe at the moment attempting to post this with slow Wi-Fi.

SerGion 03-27-2010 11:43 PM

wow so beautiful

dave6253 03-28-2010 12:13 AM

Day 1, Escaping Phoenix
 
I race home from work Friday afternoon and toss the last bit of supplies in the panniers.
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I super-slab it out of town.
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...andhead West on the 74.
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Wildflowers and cacti line my path. It's a beautiful day for riding. (Aren't they all?:dunno )
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Hello! Dave here again. :wave
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I continue to race along on Highway 60 through the farmland of the Aguila Valley.
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I turn South from Salome onto the Harquahala Road.
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As sunset nears, I find a scenic spot in the mountains along the desolate road and kill the engine. Not a lot of miles, but I plan to take it easy this trip.
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I pull out the big camera and take a walk.
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dave6253 03-28-2010 12:29 AM

End of Day 1
 
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I'm making myself at home when I spot something behind a nearby pile of brush.
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Hmmmm...
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No sleepwalking tonight.
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My dinner consists of Jet-Boiled Chunky Soup and Crackers.

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I sleep under the stars and keep the fire going most of the night.
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Tomorrow I explore KOFA.:super

Bowes 03-28-2010 01:27 AM

some very nice photographs there:thumb

littleDONKEY 03-28-2010 02:38 AM

Very Nice pics....
 
Very nice pictures...very nice landscape...:clap

Dr LC8 03-28-2010 03:05 AM

Thanks for sharing.
I love report with this great pics:clap

Ciao

Nic

Ensey 03-28-2010 04:37 AM

:lurk :lurk

SauS TaR-TaR 03-28-2010 04:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dave6253

I sleep under the stars and keep the fire going most of the night.
http://dave6253.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...12_nAXpA-L.jpg

Tomorrow I explore KOFA.:super

I Like This One.. http://i41.tinypic.com/p7ew4.jpg

larryboy 03-28-2010 05:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SauS TaR-TaR


+1:thumb


Nice pics, Dave!!

:lurk

RedDogAlberta 03-28-2010 05:55 AM

I love the vibrancy of the color in your shots. I also like the sleep under the stars aspect as though a cowboy with horse beside the fire. Excellent way to live life.

GB 03-28-2010 05:59 AM

Beautiful mind clearing 2 wheeled therapy in the desert!! :thumb

:lurk

snowbilly 03-28-2010 06:00 AM

Can't wait for the rest ...
 
Keep it coming! :1drink


I could become a "Wizona" convert. :clap

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