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Old 01-28-2010, 01:28 PM   #31
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My bike is on trickle charge while yours is doing mileage . Great pictures. Just keep on making us jealous . John H
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:00 PM   #32
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My bike is on trickle charge while yours is doing mileage . Great pictures. Just keep on making us jealous . John H
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:07 PM   #33
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good times just keep on rollin for you Roland

Awesome report. Nice to see Lilly was with you and you had a good time.
Really need these reports to get me through the winter (brrrr-20 celsius outside).
Please keep em coming.
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:57 PM   #34
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Sounds like alot of fun...

looking forward to some of the same miles in my coming future
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:36 PM   #35
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Great travelogue! Texas looks like it has some interesting roads and spots in the middle of no where. Jessie & I road the Tail of the Dragon on our 750 cruiser and we found it quite a challenge. Thanks again for thinking of us. Looking forward to the next one.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:45 PM   #36
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Thanks for the responses Guys
My honor to get your 1st post Ancient Rider, welcome to the asylum.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:52 PM   #37
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Thumbs down Flyride 2-2. Lily's flown. I'm back on my own for a week.

Weather turned nasty. I was able to use the day for reorganizing, replanning due to the bad weather & do some bike Maintenance. A big thanks to my buddy & fellow ADVer Az Mike who lives in Phoenix. I was able to get some stuff delivered to his place and he helped me get it on the bike. I didn't realise how long it would all take. The Idea was to get that done & take him out for dinner, but the last part never worked out so I owe him. It was fun though working together in his awsome garage. New centerstand, Givi tailcase, front sprocket & an oilchange. Thanks a ton Mike.
It was getting late at that point & off I went into the wild bl..ack yonder with major wind as I've never experienced before. Thought the bike was going to blow right out from under me. Also had to dodge all the tumble weeds tumbling across the road. Stopped for the nite in Appache Junction.
The weather to the north was very bad, cold & snow. So afterchecking areas, (Great having a laptop along for checking weather & planning), best area was southeast & down to Tucson. Sort of unfortunately, where I had already been last week. There were still alot of areas/places of interest however that i really did still want to see & do so I had my plan.
First stop Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Beautiful!
















I took a dual sport route to and across this cool dam. I'm pretty sure I recognised it as the damn in the movie
"The Mexican" with Salma Hayak & Brad Pitt.






This pic I took for Lily she loves frosty. See my new Givi tailcase?
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:24 PM   #38
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:37 AM   #39
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Right! Later today for sure.
Hey Steve wanna meet me In Baja? San Filipe. But be care ful not to crack a case ok, you know it;'s hard core riding down there!

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Old 03-01-2010, 10:15 AM   #40
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Thumb Chiricahua National Park

Went to the Chiricahua National Park. Spectacular rock formations. Got there too late plus there was ~ 4-8 inches of new snow. Amazing trails here. I'll come back again tommorrow.










Met Paul out on his annual tour out of Florida. Cool!





Lunch







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Going back tommorrow for the "Heart of Rocks" Trail. More like "Spirits having Flown". Don't miss it. Pics will be Incredible.:eek2
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:34 AM   #41
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You down there again ?

HI Roland ..

you down there again??? what a life.

Keep the pictures coming .

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Old 03-02-2010, 06:50 AM   #42
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Eek Spirits Having Flown

Hi Willie. Wish you were here buddy!
So I'm back to the Chiricahua national park for a 2nd day. It is spectacular.
The Heart Of Rocks trail I want to do will take a minimum of 4 hours. Total distance is about 8 miles.
I did'nt want to start too early as it was below freezing. I wanted it to warm up a little and the snow to soften up.

Got started on the trail ~ 11:30 & it would be dark by 5:30 so I figured 6 hrs should be plenty.




Humph!

This balanced rock is much bigger than it looks & is way high up. I had to go full zoom up thru the trees to shoot it.















Wow! Amazing how so many rock formations can look like live things? Spirits???


Petrified Camel?




It is a great view isn't it. I could stare at this for ages.




Alien?

What a pair?

Yah, I like it too!

A family that Rocks together stays together!



Punch & Judy

Duck!

What a character!



Kiss me you fool!





Birds eye view.








A Very peaceful Place


I was enjoying this trail so much & did not have a watch on, but suddenly realised at one point it must be getting late. I needed to get out of there before dark as I did not have a flashlite.


Last mile of the trail was uphill & now I'm having to run if to make it out B4 dark.

Getting darker & harder to see now.

Oh yes the parking lot! Suzi waiting for me

Phew, made it back. What a day. What a place.

Well that was quite the spirited day. Waddid ya think?
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Old 03-03-2010, 05:29 AM   #43
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WOW! Great Pics, Roland

I see that your hooked on potted meat! Potted meat and poppy thyme crackers, yum!
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Old 03-03-2010, 02:21 PM   #44
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Hey Roland those pics are fantastic!



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I see that your hooked on potted meat! Potted meat, yum!


Yep,nothing like canned peckers n' lips!
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:37 PM   #45
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Cool2 went to Thombstone for the weekend.

Hey, thanks for the comments guys, err mostly that is.
Visted the Cochise Stronghold Friday. Cochise was a famous Apache Indian chief who believed the white man & Chiricahua Apaches could live in peace. Based on untrue accusations against, him tragedy followed and a battle that lasted years broke out. Cochise was never actually conquered in battle and after 11 years he came to terms with the white man &lived his remaining 2 years in peace. He was secretly buried somewhere in his stronghold.
A Beautiful and amazing place.




Thombstone is just the otherside of the Cochise Stronghold. Love those smilees! No

Stayed here. Thought it was appropriate.

I had planned to go to Bisbee but as it was friday I thought Thombstone might be a fun place on a weekend.
Gonna be a parade Saturday nite.
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