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Old 05-08-2011, 06:17 PM   #16
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Big Trucks


I stopped at a bridge over a busy dump truck road.





That boulder balanced on top of the load is bigger than my bike.















Need your swimming pool filled within a few seconds?





Left Hand Traffic protects the driver in case of an offset head-on collision.










Once past the mine, the fun really increases.

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Old 05-08-2011, 06:51 PM   #17
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Stunning photography....[/QUOTE]

Fantastic Photo's...What a beautiful place to ride.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:38 PM   #18
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Was hoping to keep rt 191 a secret.
Just ran it last week as part of a longer trip. The tail of the Dragon got nothing on it. But the lack of guard rails in places was a little spooky.

If you turn right near springerville and head through Luna toward Silver city that route is also just about as good.

Very Nice Pictures!!!

looks like we took similar pictures of the mine.


PS coming out of Clifton till the mine overlook area those Tar Snake repairs on the road were giving me hell.

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Old 05-08-2011, 08:55 PM   #19
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Another great ride/photo thread Dave! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:57 PM   #20
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Thanks TooTallRacing!


Stubmw, Here's a shot I hadn't shared that's very similar to yours.




Yes the tar snakes were slippery as snot. I was relieved when they ended. There was also sand and gravel on the corners for first 20 miles or so after the mine. I couldn't really find much lean angle. I've always enjoyed riding the 191, but for pure twisty fun, California can't be beat.
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:59 PM   #21
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:09 PM   #22
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The Devil's Highway

Road Conditions

Elevation





and Scenery





Constantly Change





You won't find much traffic.

















Cool Forests of Pine and Aspen Near Blue Lookout





After busting bugs all day, I stop for a closer look.

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Old 05-08-2011, 09:21 PM   #23
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A Closer Look

The wildflowers and my helmet appear to attract all sorts of bugs.





Peek-a-boo!




You're Tresspassing on my flower, Bud!




Battle Damage




Hang in There





You're so much cuter than when smushed on my faceshield.




Super Pollenator




Ran outta ideas for a caption.





Take the High Road

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Old 05-09-2011, 06:04 AM   #24
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You have some great riding and scenery out there. On top of that you have a great bike to ride it. IMO the Futura is probably the best big bore sport touring bike out there.

Some day I'll make it back out west to do some riding

Until then I'll just look at your pics and drool.
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:42 AM   #25
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If you turn right near springerville and head through Luna toward Silver city that route is also just about as good.

PS coming out of Clifton till the mine overlook area those Tar Snake repairs on the road were giving me hell.
We rode down 180 through Luna to Mogollon Friday. There was about 20 miles of them Tar Snakes on the upper part of 180. Pickin lines between the snakes is a challenge.

Dave - your photos are awesome. Making a day ride like that and capturing so many quality images is amazing. If you haven't made over to the NM side you should. Check out Mogollon just north of Glenwood on 180 - you could spend the whole day there getting ghost town photos. And the ride is great!
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:35 PM   #26
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The Final Leg

There's a little snow left.









After several more hours of riding into the sun I stopped for a break
at a roadside pullout and followed this trail into the forest.




And found Willow Springs Lake.




Down the Mogollon Rim Towards Christopher Creek.
The Harley Rider stuck with me for the next 100 miles or so.




Down the Beeline Highway
A Favorite Road with Fun High-speed Sweepers.








Several years ago, while following another rider, I tested every corner between Payson and Fountain Hills at 100 mph +.



80 is a comfortable pace.








I stopped to fix a problem here.




The Problem




Not bad for a point-n-shoot after sunset at 80 mph.















Whew! That was a long day. Yes it was that warm in Phoenix. I think the high for the day was 101 F.

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Old 05-09-2011, 05:40 PM   #27
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nice job, I really like your presentation.

There is a lot of stuffed crammed into that section of highway and you did a good job of showing all the bits and pieces that make up that run.

For all you folks that didn't know about this section of asphalt... you didn't see this. It was a dream.

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Old 05-09-2011, 05:44 PM   #28
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Thanks for the comments klaviator and FlagRS.

I do need to get over the line into New Mexico. I've heard before how great those roads are, but haven't made it over there yet. Thanks for the tip about Mogollon. That sounds cool. I'll definitely check it out someday.
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:47 PM   #29
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Thanks Jethro!

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For all you folks that didn't know about this section of asphalt... you didn't see this. It was a dream.
That's right. Completely made up. Go back to sleep.
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:54 PM   #30
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The best paved loop in Az! Great Pics.
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