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Old 05-24-2012, 09:18 PM   #451
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Is that really a late 60s 300SEL just sitting out in the desert, that is such a mint car, I cant believe its just abandoned out there - breaks my heart!

Other than this neglected beauty, I'm digging the trip progress keep up the great RR!
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:42 PM   #452
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Is that really a late 60s 300SEL just sitting out in the desert, that is such a mint car, I cant believe its just abandoned out there - breaks my heart!

Other than this neglected beauty, I'm digging the trip progress keep up the great RR!
I don't know what model it is , maybe you can tell by this pic .
According to the owner it's not abandoned, it is a decoration of the desert....



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Old 05-25-2012, 08:40 AM   #453
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I don't know what model it is , maybe you can tell by this pic .
According to the owner it's not abandoned, it is a decoration of the desert....

Would appear to be a early 70s Mercedes-Benz 300SEL - Too bad its not being restored vs. sitting out in the desert - all the parts can still be ordered from Mercedes - thanks for the extra pic - sorry to hijack your thread.

Back to Motorcycles - Looking forward to the rest of your journey.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:42 AM   #454
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Since moving here 4 years ago I've fallen in love with the magic of the desert. I think it's fitting to see these things seemingly out of place with nothing around. I see a lot of that while riding trails. But most of the time these things are definitely far from "out of place". the oddities out in the desert are a lot more than that. A dumping ground? Yes. For the mind and soul.

Just wait until you guys see southern Utah.

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Old 05-26-2012, 06:01 PM   #455
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Finally , after over a week in Bisbee we are loading up the bike, trying to get all the camping gear on it and tomorrow morning we will go to Prescott .

It was a great week here , it helped us to get used to so many little things that are done differently then back home.

Ed and George, thank you both so much for having us for such a long time and for all your help!
Muchas gracias y hasta la vista !!!
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:01 PM   #456
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From Bisbee into the Unknown!

Luisa, Julio, Thank you for sharing time with my friend, George, and I; all the good stories over wonderful meals and fun experiences in too short a visit!



Se llama, "Calaveras"?


I call it a "Sleestack"




Ready to face the heat of Tucson and Phoenix?


Entertaining the locals...


Onwards and upwards! A good start onto the next phase of the journey.


Hasta la vista, mis hermanos! 'Till we meet again!
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:20 PM   #457
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You know you two are setting a new standard for moto touring central/north America don't you?
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:07 PM   #458
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[QUOTE=Ed~;18777868]Luisa, Julio, Thank you for sharing time with my friend, George, and I; all the good stories over wonderful meals and fun experiences in too short .

Onwards and upwards! A good start onto the next phase of the journey.


Hasta la vista, mis hermanos! 'Till we meet again!]



No , thank you for giving me the opportunity to prepare those meals and to enjoy them in such a great company!

The start in the next phase was good ; we had good teachers introducing us to this new territory .

Our roads will cross again, destiny...

No heat at all on the road and the climate here in Prescott is great. Looking forward to the ride tomorrow to Sedona...

Un abrazo,
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PS: BTW Great pics !
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:11 PM   #459
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You know you two are setting a new standard for moto touring central/north America don't you?
Why,because we are doing it slowly and without a real plan?
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Why,because we are doing it slowly and without a real plan?
Essentially, yes. Actually, it's pretty much the way I travel, now that you put it that way.
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Essentially, yes. Actually, it's pretty much the way I travel, now that you put it that way.
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. -Lao Tzu

...Not overly concerned with what is to come, he(she) is free to enjoy the moment.
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...Not overly concerned with what is to come, he(she) is free to enjoy the moment.


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Old 05-28-2012, 08:56 PM   #463
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Prescott-Sedona-Flagstaff-Page

This morning we left Prescott on 89a towards Jerome and Sedona ; what an amazing ride . The scenery was very impressive , nice mountains, great road and hundreds of turns. From Sedona we went on to Flagstaff and the road kept on being the same , we really had a great time on the bike and we enjoyed it a lot . And seeing some snow on the mountains around Flagstaff reminded us of all the great places that are waiting for us on our way up north
From Flagstaff to Page it was kind of boring at the beginning, but once we got closer to page it changed completely : Lots of beautifull red rockformation gave us a small idea of what will expect us in the Grand Canyon...We are so privileged to be able to see so many incredible places

Luisa Fernanda took 300 pics and I took a few myself . I will try to sort them out and upload a few
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:44 PM   #464
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Bisbee

Bisbee , the town wher we have been so well received and hosted , definitely deserves to have a few pics posted.

It is an old mining town wo almost turned into a ghost town before being saved by some Hippies and /or artists who moved in and starting fixing up the place. Later on a lot of retired people as well moved in and they all turned Bisbee in what it is today : A different town with a lot of tolerance and so many different faces .










The big mine is a permanent reminder of Bisbees origin






And the past is present in many ways in this town









And this is not an illegal dumpster, it is just one of many unofficial shooting ranges out in the desert






We wouldn't have known or seen any of all this , if it woulnd't have been because of our two local friends , Ed and George


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Old 05-28-2012, 10:07 PM   #465
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The trip must be once in a life time tye I guess
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