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Arizona vacation 28 Apr 2016 09:02 #723442

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I finally have some time to post some pics from our Easter trip to Arizona
4 days were spent driving and another 4 visiting family but we still managed to put 700 miles on the bikes on some very nice roads between Winslow and Scottsdale B)


Above Jerome

Jerome, looking at the red mountains of Sedona and Flagstaff off my left shoulder


Met My little cousin Kate in Prescott were she lives and her and my wife decided to get Quail tattoos


Which resulted in us staying the night because temps got down below freezing :whistle:


Sedona was nice but very crowded for a week day

Art in Sedona , I call this born again :)



Down by New River

This sign has been in the RR bar for ever



87 headed North away from the rat race of Scottsdale and Fountain Spring




Casino in Camp Verde Mrs bluej won 40 bucks on the slots :woohoo:
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That first pic sucks and I can't remove it :angry:
Can't add an "a" to vacation either :blush:
It was supposed to be this one.
Any body listen to the Eagles? This is the corner



That's a bronze of Jackson Brown...... skinny bastard, at least I still have my hair :lol:


Here's are route, we hit 17 twice, a nice fast route North to South but I hear it can get backed up at times.
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It shows the wide open spaces out there. You should be able to click next to it in edit and back space to get rid of it.
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swest wrote: It shows the wide open spaces out there. You should be able to click next to it in edit and back space to get rid of it.
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That was a dust storm through Oklahoma on the way home
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Nice shot.
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bluej58 wrote: That first pic sucks and I can't remove it :angry:
Can't add an "a" to vacation either :blush:
It was supposed to be this one.
Any body listen to the Eagles? This is the corner



That's a bronze of Jackson Brown...... skinny bastard, at least I still have my hair :lol:


Here's are route, we hit 17 twice, a nice fast route North to South but I hear it can get backed up at times.


Nice route !!!
I used to ride that and more when I had my bike out west while I worked based out of Phoenix.
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Great trip!
Brings back memories of when I lived in Tempe.
That "NO SNIVELING" sign came from JJ's Cantina in Rocky Point Mexico, about an hour south of the AZ border. I wonder if that place is still in business?
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Nice! I luv that stretch thru Payson/Pine..
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theApehouse wrote: Nice! I luv that stretch thru Payson/Pine..


Very nice up there great roads,
we ran into a big herd of Elk just off the road between Pine and Strawberry and saw a few more up in Happy Jack a couple days later B)

That stretch of road above Wilhoit leading into Prescott was very curvy and a lot of fun, we managed to ride in between to sets of rain clouds and only got snowed on as we were got to Whiskey Row, had a nice meal at one of the bars and a couple (Grand Canyon American Pilsners ) very tasty :)
Saw a bunch of Black Tail Deer through here and they were very close, if you run these roads be careful.

Jerome is also a neat place to check out and that road leading South out of town is very cool, deer there too.

I liked all the roads we were on above Phoenix, even 17 is a nice scenic road that is heavily watched but we had crank the bikes up to 85 just to keep pace with traffic.

I hadn't been to New River in twenty years and was sad to see how built up it is now, The Road Runner looked the same on the inside though, friendly folks and they had a great Chili Burrito, I think they added the Rodeo stands since I had been there last,
The "No Sniveling" sign was still up but they took down the " no patch jackets" sign, maybe since Sonny B moved in :whistle:

The ride to Cave Creek use to be a desolate road, no more :( C.C. was setting up for a big bike rally that coming weekend and I'm sure it was going to be a mad house ,also they kicked the guy out of frontier Town that used to make pepper beer so I missed out on that. :pinch:
Scottsdale was busy midday but was pretty much the only way I could see to get to route 87 beside dirt roads, no big deal, once we got above Fountain Hill it opened up nicely and we road between 2 more storm systems most the way back up and only getting rained on a little bit but rode on some wet roads after it had passed, still worth every minute. Payson was an interesting city in the middle of nowhere with 2 Starbucks, the wife liked that :laugh:

Next time out we may head in your direction Steve and make it in California, I have family in San Diego, we'll see.

West of New River



Above Camp Verde



Jerome



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Beautiful pics and looks like it was a great route too, thanks for sharing! :)

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Great ride. If you come my way there's a place for you two.
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Jack, Nice pictures. Looks like you guys had a great time. Your bike looks terrific.

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