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Old 10-28-2009, 09:34 PM   #83
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Wanna ride Death Valley with me?
February 2015, Eight days in Death Valley National Park and getting to ride with my friend larryboy.


Alone in the Eastern Sierras: A Fall Colors Tour
October, 2014 A solo journey across the deserts to reach the fall colors of the Eastern Sierras.


Questor goes to the 2014 KTM Adventure Rally - Taos NM
September, 2014 I tag along with my buddy Questor to the 2014 National KTM Rally and co-author this report.


April Shows a New Buddy a Good Time - California & Oregon With KYMike & dave6253
June, 2014 10 days worth of riding in scenic California and Oregon with a buddy from Kentucky

Grand Canyon Backcountry Adventure Ride
September, 2013, 9 days around the Grand Canyon to stunning remote viewpoints

April Does It Again - A Scenic SPORT-tour of California & Oregon
June, 2013, 10 days worth of riding in scenic California and Oregon

I Wanna Sleep with You in the Desert Tonight with a Billion Stars All Around
May-June, 2013, A 2up 5 day trip with Helen to explore Southern Utah and Northern Arizona in a laid back manner.

Alone in the Mojave Desert Again - 2013
March, 2013, A solo 4 day trip to wander around the desert. Valley of Fire, Mojave National Preserve, etc.

There's a lot of Color Between Phoenix & Aspen
October, 2012, A solo 4 day sport-tour to see the fall colors of Arizona, Utah, & COLORado.

WAY UP NORTH - To The Arctic Ocean & Back to Arizona
June-July 2012, Helen joins me for a 25 day journey of 10,000 miles to Alaska and everything in between. My longest trip yet.

A Sunday Ride for a Grand Canyon Sunset
April 2012, a Sunday day-trip on the Aprilia to watch sunset at the Grand Canyon. My first motorcycle video is included.

Trouble in John's Canyon... Again (AZ-UT Autumn Tour)
October 2011 Four days of riding to find fall colors on the KTM. Trouble follows me into John's Canyon

April Turns Fifty and Gets Viola-ted: Grand Canyon North Rim
August 2011, Four days of riding the Aprilia back to the North Rim. This time with the well-known RR Author Viola-tor.

The Best of the Grand Canyon With My Son
June 2011, Five days and four nights of Grand Canyon backcountry with Matthew. The North Rim, Point Sublime & Toroweap!

The Coronado Trail from Phoenix in a Day
May 2011, One day and 600 miles of Arizona scenery aboard the Aprilia alone.

Alone in the Mojave Desert; Death Valley National Park and Mojave National Preserve
March 2011, Five days alone in the desert. Sand, Rocks, Wildflowers, a Racetrack, and lots of great tracks. I even get to ride with a real RTW Rider.

Another Sublime Failure
October 2010, My third failed attempt to make it to Point Sublime is derailed by bike problems in Utah resulting in an abbreviated trip, but not before some good pics...

All This, and I Never Left Arizona
September 2010, A solo ride around various spots in Arizona. Rim Country, Petrified Forests, Sycamore Point, Schnebly Hill RD, Perkinsville Road, Four Peaks

Alone at the Grand Canyon - North Rim, Toroweap...
June 2010, A solo ride to the North Rim, Toroweap, and Zion National Park on the KTM 990. It snowed... in Arizona... in JUNE!

Solo to the Chiricahus - Two Up back to PHX
June 2010, A solo ride from Phoenix, up Mount Graham and to the Chiricahua Mountains of SE AZ. After a few days camping and hiking with the family my daughter joins me for the scenic ride home. We visit Tombstone, Bisbee, Montezuma Pass, etc...

The Sonoran Desert, My Son's Homework Project
April 2010, Matthew rides with me on the KTM 990 on his longest motorcycle journey yet. Highlights from our weekend include; The Apache Trail, The Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park, Pima Air Museum, Skydive Arizona...

Alone in the Arizona Desert
March 2010, A 4 day weekend in Western Arizona on the KTM 990. Kofa NWR, Burro Creek, and Wildflowers are the highlights.

PHX-Hewitt Canyon Road-Desert Scenery
March 2010, A short scenic desert day ride with waterfalls on the KTM 990.

Dave & Hel Tour California
July 2009, My wife joins me on an asphalt lap of California. 1 Day KTM, 9 Days Aprilia.

All the Way Around the Grand Canyon
June 2009, A solo ride around the Grand Canyon on the KTM 990 including some remote viewpoints on the North Rim.

Identity Crisis II, The White Rim Trail, Utah Rocks!
April 2009, I take the big KTM to conquer the WRT and some other cool roads.

Southern Arizona Border Roads
March 2009 and September 2009, I use the KTM to patrol the Mexican Border Roads and some other scenic places like the Chiricahuas. Two Ride Reports in one and with special guest appearances.

Box Canyon Road - Just a Short Ride East of Phoenix
February 2009, In way over my head on a day ride. First technical stuff on my KTM.

Identity Crisis! My Bike Thinks She's a Dualsport
October 2008, Valley of Gods Road, Burr Trail, and other Southern Utah scenic routes on the Aprilia Futura.

The Apache Trail, My Son's First Big Ride
November 2008, An overnight motorcycle camping trip in the desert with my son on the Aprilia.

Images and Words, Scenes from a Memorable Tour
August 2008, 6115 miles in 10 days! Awesome scenery! Tons of National Parks in the Western US and Canada. As far north as Jasper, Alberta. Tons of photos!!! My longest tour to date. (Married w/Children) Aprilia

Arizona's Mt Graham and the Coronado Trail
May 2008, My first RR and a quick trip in preparation for the big tour. Orange Bikinis! Aprilia

The Art of the Ride Report - Planning, Tips, Opinions, Discussion A thread with many great contributors discussing what makes a great Ride Report with lots of tips to help improve our Ride Reporting skills.

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