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AZ TOM 06-15-2013 02:47 PM

Day Trippin AZ STYLE
 
If you want to explore our country but can't afford the big ADV bike or the time for multi day trips there are alternatives. I have a 1995 Honda XR65L with a heart transplant thanks to MrFixit in WS that I rode from Prescott to Grand Canyon & back home yesterday. 439 miles.
Almost 5:00 time to get rolling.
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Dawn sky heading east.
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Took Old Cheery Cut Off & GWT over to 17.
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Up Copper Canyon to Camp Verde
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Up 118 to Beaver Creek & up into the forest.
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Getting hot here but would cool as soon as I hit the forest.
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Up & over to Winona Rd & up to 40. Gas & up & across the Res. My favorite part of the ride. Desolate & serene.
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No water in the Little Colorado today.
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A bit windy.
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Bookin on the Res.
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You can go south & take the Gray Mountain Truck Trail heading north west from 89 up to 64 but I wimped out today:eek1 & took the gravel Rd over to Tusayn.
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Gas in Tusayn, west by the Tin House, down Espee RD & west on FR 6 into Williams, down Prekinsville RD. out through Drake & home.
Yes I was there!
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Last gates for today. Great country I have here to ride in, but anywhere you are riding on a motorcycle is the best. So fill those tanks & get out there & see our beautiful world:clap
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Before
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Domromer 06-15-2013 02:49 PM

Awesome bike, see any wildlife?

AZ TOM 06-15-2013 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Domromer (Post 21651948)
Awesome bike, see any wildlife?

Coming into Williams about 6:30 it looked like a Deer convention. Lots of wild horses on the Res.

kojack06 06-15-2013 04:27 PM

thanks for report
 
I love ride reports from Arizona! I was stationed at Huachuca for many years in 80s,after my initial motorcycle riding in 70s and way before I returned to bikes. Man I want to come to AZ and DS!

wswartzwel 06-15-2013 04:49 PM

Thanks for the reminder that I don't have to have a long block of time to enjoy a ride.

AZ TOM 06-15-2013 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by kojack06 (Post 21652356)
I love ride reports from Arizona! I was stationed at Huachuca for many years in 80s,after my initial motorcycle riding in 70s and way before I returned to bikes. Man I want to come to AZ and DS!

We are closer than you think:wink:

Kevinsterner 06-15-2013 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by AZ TOM (Post 21652144)
Coming into Williams about 6:30 it looked like a Deer convention. Lots of wild horses on the Res.

Great report Tom. Once again an ironman ride.

Kevinsterner 06-15-2013 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by AZ TOM (Post 21652765)
We are closer than you think:wink:

How long did the round trip take?

rydnseek 06-15-2013 09:26 PM

Awesome ride, Tom!!

:clap:clap

AZ TOM 06-16-2013 06:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Kevinsterner (Post 21653876)
How long did the round trip take?

Got in just before 8:00 pm. Could have been done in 12 hours easily but a couple wrong turns, not paying attention to my $100 Nuvi & one equipment self enduced failure made it a little longer. Also the heavy Deer traffic around Williams slowed me down:D And of course, younger , faster riders on better bikes would take less time but for me if you never stop to smell the roses, why go:huh

havabusa 06-16-2013 07:01 PM

Relaxing, solo ride?

High / low temps?

Nice pictures

sjp3003 06-16-2013 07:33 PM

Great ride, report & pics. Thanks!

hilslamer 06-16-2013 07:59 PM

Good stuff...great pics and a good loop that really shows all the best spots in Northern AZ. Takes me back...it's cold and been raining for three days here in NZ...

sled_rider 06-17-2013 05:40 AM

:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

Starbuck21 06-17-2013 05:50 AM

Great ride report, thanks for sharing. Not many people would undertake a trip like that solo (I am another one). People don't realize how relaxing a solo trip can be, not worrying about who wants to go where and who needs to stop when etc.

Yes riding with others has advantages too but sometimes it is just nice to clear your head and GO!!!


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