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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-04-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,286
Posted By Animal Instinct
Thanks Boss. We have so much to be thankful for....

Thanks Boss. We have so much to be thankful for.

Appreciate you looking in.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-04-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,455
Posted By Animal Instinct
Great report. :clap Thanks for the effort.

Great report. :clap

Thanks for the effort.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-03-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,286
Posted By Animal Instinct
There was a shortcut over to Blue Ridge.

We tried it, LA has some elbow pain associated with fibromyalgia, and things didn't work out, so we took the long way around. This was a monster of a road, and my skid plate made it quite plain, the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-03-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,286
Posted By Animal Instinct
Then off we went,

heading for Blue Ridge Reservoir.

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/pk092/Payson%20209A/Long%20Lake%20Moqui%20Tower%20Blue%20Ridge%20051_zpsrkxqngvy.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-03-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,286
Posted By Animal Instinct
LA went off on a quest.

See her?

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/pk092/Payson%20209A/Long%20Lake%20Moqui%20Tower%20Blue%20Ridge%20035_zpssmdtttqi.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-03-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,286
Posted By Animal Instinct
Left took us

through the pine forest and then opened up into open range. The ride was just a blast.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-03-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,286
Posted By Animal Instinct
We just kept heading north.

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/pk092/Payson%20209A/Long%20Lake%20Moqui%20Tower%20Blue%20Ridge%20006_zpsvw0twqac.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-03-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,286
Posted By Animal Instinct
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Long Lake and Blue Ridge Reservoir.

An unplanned ride. We just took off. Gassed up in Pine. Coconino National Forest map tucked away. Thing is, at this time of year, you want to look for...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-21-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 45,572
Posted By Animal Instinct
Right decision, Paul.

It's easy to see how difficult it was, but you've set a fine example.

There's no reason to put yourself in a position that might render you unable to continue enjoying life in the present -- and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-14-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,121
Posted By Animal Instinct
Great start, AZHobo

Is it hot down there in Tucson?

I'm in and wishing you the best.:clap

Safe travels.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-14-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 45,572
Posted By Animal Instinct
Safe travels, Paul

When you get closer to Pine, AZ, you are welcome here as I've offered before.:1drink

.... just love riding along, seeing the road less traveled through your lens.

Enjoy and Godspeed.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-30-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
Hey Oldone, It's quite an honor to hear from...

Hey Oldone,

It's quite an honor to hear from you. I poured over your RR's before we moved to AZ and your pictures and reporting have been an inspiration....:clap

It's encouraging to see that...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-29-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 152,390
Posted By Animal Instinct
...and I'll wager he finishes it before the...

...and I'll wager he finishes it before the weather sets in. Same way I would wager AdrenalineGirl and her two boys have a successful trip.

Maybe it's that Zen of the road less traveled, I don't...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-29-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
Yeah, those pit toilet amenities are what was...

Yeah, those pit toilet amenities are what was catching my eye.:rofl

But I was planning to pack a roll of tp just in case.

It'll be great to meet up if the opportunity presents.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-28-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
This has potential. Let's keep each other...

This has potential.

Let's keep each other informed. I wanted to camp at Goosenecks SP, but I have no problem whatsoever giving Goosenecks a quick looksie, snapping a few pics, then heading up the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-28-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
Hey Sledred, I've been up that way a couple...

Hey Sledred,

I've been up that way a couple of times, heading to the REI store. I love riding through the college community -- dreaming of yesteryear -- backpacks, bicycles, cramming for the next...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-28-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,981
Posted By Animal Instinct
Great Report Cyberdos

I'm kind of new to AZ, and have been reporting my great discoveries in the hopes that it shows folks that there's better ways to get around the state -- on the roads less traveled.

Not long ago I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-27-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 152,390
Posted By Animal Instinct
Really glad you guys are doing so well.

Mother Nature has given you much to contemplate. Good to see how you dealt with it.

And another thing. Good to see how you accepted an olive branch from fellow ADV inmates. That's what is so...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-27-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
David, Thanks for taking enough interest in...

David,

Thanks for taking enough interest in what I've written to care about the folks in Wichita Falls, TX. Jim said the other night that they're now set for another 10 years of drought. Hard to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-27-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
Howdy advmoto66, Thanks. Glad you enjoyed...

Howdy advmoto66,

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed my humble ramblings.:shog

I'll be adding on -- lot's of spectacular riding here in AZ.

Is it hot down there in the valley? 65 here in Pine as I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-27-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
Hi BIG-E, Good to know, boss. Thanks for...

Hi BIG-E,

Good to know, boss. Thanks for the intel.

I was just stunned to come across this bridge -- I definitely was not expecting it.

Scott
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-26-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
Hey David, Thanks for your concern. I...

Hey David,

Thanks for your concern. I actually spoke with Jim -- Mr. I don't name my bikes :huh -- just last night, and for the most part all is going well for the folks I know in Wichita Falls....
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-25-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
Hey AZ TOM, Thanks for chiming in. I know...

Hey AZ TOM,

Thanks for chiming in. I know I'll be revisiting the area and hopefully your directions will help anyone that's following along and considering visiting the area find their way over...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-25-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 39,951
Posted By Animal Instinct
Let the good times roll...

....:ricky:ricky:ricky
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-25-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,991
Posted By Animal Instinct
Really enjoying this.

Great report. Thanks for showing us your beautiful countryside and some magnificent roads.

:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-24-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
Hey OnTheWay, Thanks for having a look. One...

Hey OnTheWay,

Thanks for having a look. One caveat I'd like to throw out here about these rides. They were, for the most part, done during the week. Weekends, and especially holiday weekends...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-23-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 45,572
Posted By Animal Instinct
In

Good to see you back on the road again.:clap

Can't wait for some pictures of what you see along the way.

Safe travels,

Scott
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
I made a mental note

of the new sound beneath me. The old "thonks" were now "tings" -- thanks JNS Engineering.

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/pk092/Parker%20trip/Bumble%20Bee%20077_zpsn1prsqqo.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
Can you imagine

what brought this log down here?

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/pk092/Parker%20trip/Bumble%20Bee%20064_zpscppihhng.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
Eventually,

the road I was on led me back to the other side of the locked gates LA and I found in Mayer. I looked for Copper Road which offered another route back to AZ 169. Not happening. So, I took Old...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
Lots to see in Cordes Junction.

In the middle of nowhere.

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/pk092/Parker%20trip/Bumble%20Bee%20049_zpshyiphqjb.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
There's a few sandy spots along the way.

Best not to get too complacent.

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/pk092/Parker%20trip/Bumble%20Bee%20035_zpspoc9vl6l.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
We hit the road

that must be the Bumble Bee exit, so we just went on a scouting mission. This paved section is spectacular, filled with all sorts of twists and turns. It's worth it, even if you don't take the dirt...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
A quick glance last night

at Rand McNally suggested there might be a better entry point just a little south of the Bumble Bee exit. I went for it, knowing I could just turn around and come back if things went south.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
So, I took off,

over the same roads I've shown you, and then headed south on I17.

A familiar exit. That Dugas Road is a sweetie. I gave it a looksie several months ago -- sans camera -- I promised LA I wouldn't...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
Maggie Mine and Antelope Creek Roads, Some of FR 732

Thursday, May 21, 2015

I just could not resist the call, and headed off towards Bumble Bee with a vague plan.

LA had other obligations, so I was riding solo. I'll miss you babe. "A Sky...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
Greatly appreciated. More on the way....

Greatly appreciated. More on the way....
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-22-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
I took that ride

and I'm uploading the pictures right now.

More to follow......:1drink
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-22-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
This was one of those rides

you remember when you were just a kid, taking off, the open (dirt) road before you, just seeing where it might take you, hoping the tank would not run dry.

Lost, but somehow knowing -- maybe by...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-22-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,284
Posted By Animal Instinct
It was a magic point in time,

and we were running out of that valuable resource, time, at least for today.
...
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