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Old 06-06-2009, 07:33 PM   #1
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Wink 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;

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
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Old 06-06-2009, 07:37 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:23 PM   #3
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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...


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




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Old 06-06-2009, 08:55 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:00 PM   #5
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Eh? Elbow Canyon Road

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
















One last look back towards civilization.






The loose rocky climbs begin.
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:55 PM   #6
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There is a lot of poop on them thar roads...
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:09 PM   #7
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:12 AM   #8
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Laugh The Guilty Poopers

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There is a lot of poop on them thar roads...
And alot of poopers too.
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:21 AM   #9
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Killer shots. . . .great composition and bike. What kind of camera are you using?
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:23 AM   #10
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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.





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.


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Old 06-07-2009, 12:32 AM   #11
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Question 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.
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:42 AM   #12
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Gorgeous desert photos...gotta love it. More please.
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:52 AM   #13
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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?
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:22 AM   #14
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That country is beautiful.
Keep 'em coming!
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Old 06-07-2009, 05:20 AM   #15
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Betcha' know this spot...



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