Day 4 of My 5000+ Mile, 17 Day Motorcycle Ride (Eagar to Payson 231 Miles

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Day 4 Ride Route

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High School Domed Stadium in Eagar, NM

Today is day 4 of my 5000+ mile, 17 day motorcycle ride. We are still riding west down US 60. Our first stop today is just a few blocks away. We are riding over to have a look at the first domed high school football stadium in the world… I’ve seen it from the outside before, but I’m hoping I can get a look inside. I’m a bit curious about how it was constructed… Luck is with us… I was able to have a look inside. Local high school marching bands are competing at the stadium. Several of the competing bands stayed overnight in the stadium. There were cots everywhere with sleeping kids. It was early and most, if not all, the kids were fast asleep. One of the chaperones let me in but requested I be as quite as possible so the kids could sleep. I spent a short time quietly taking pictures… I was amazed; the dome was constructed from laminated wood beams! I was in awe… At one time I wanted to study architecture and it was an engineering marvel to behold. I thanked my host and quietly excused myself.

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Inside the Round Valley Dome Eagar, AZ

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Riding to Ft Apache Photo by Larry A.

It was early, but a bit warm for this time of the year, so we headed on down the road to Fort Apache. Judging from the last 3 days of riding it could get hot before the day’s end. Fort Apache is just 60 miles down the road via highway 260/73.  A detour from US 60, but a scenic detour, with a tree-lined roadway and rugged hill views in every direction.

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Made in the Shade at Ft. Apache

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Ft. Apache, AZ

Arriving at Ft. Apache, Larry A. found us a shady place to park our bikes. We toured the displays at the cultural center and museum. The cultural center is committed to the celebration and perpetuation of the Apache heritage. The museum has displays of Apache art, manuscripts, publications and historic photographs.

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Theodore Roosevelt School Ft. Apache, AZ

After visiting the cultural center and museum we toured the various buildings on the fort. The fort has several structures ranging from an early log building to two-story dormitories, a headquarters building, sleeping quarters, corrals, storehouses, a guardhouse, a magazine, stables and an old military cemetery.  In 1923 the fort became the site of the Theodore Roosevelt Indian School and still operates to this day.

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Ft. Apache, AZ

Admission to the museum and park is $5.00 per adult, and $3.00 for seniors (64+) and students. Children under 7 are admitted free. Admission also includes the Kinishba Indian Ruins which is located about 5 miles west of Fort Apache. If in the area this is a must see…

The fort is nothing like what was shown in the movies but is a step back in time. I can only imagine the sights, smells and sounds of that other time. If walls could only talk…

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Walking to Kinishba Ruins

To get to the Kinishba Ruins take Hwy 73 west 2.7 miles, then turn right onto W. Kinishba Road. Follow the road about 2 miles to the ruins. The W. Kinishba Road is hard packed gravel that is a bit rough and dusty. At the ruins the turnaround area is a bit tricky on a motorcycle. The area is covered with smooth stones fist size and larger. I would suggest making the turn while maintaining your speed and park so you are headed out to the road.

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Kinishiba Ruins near Ft; Apache, AZ

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Centuries Old Window view…

I really like the ruins. No one was there except us. The area is beautiful and I can see why the inhabitants settled here. The ruins were occupied by Zuni and Hopi ancestors until about 1400 AD. At its peak, Kinishba may have housed up to 1000 occupants. No one knows why this site was vacated. As I always do, I spent my time here walking around taking a lot of pictures, imagining what life was like when Kinishba was inhabited… If walls could only talk…

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These stone walls have stood for centuries… Amazing…

Back on the road we headed 22 miles west on Hwy 73 to continue our ride down US 60.  We are riding to the scenic Salt River Canyon. This is our second canyon on this ride. The Salt River Canyon has stunning scenic views, breathtaking twisty turns up and down throughout the ride. It is like riding the rim of the Grand Canyon but with turnouts for photo ops. As in our past 3 days, the temperature is rising and getting hot so we didn’t make a lot of stops. Riding into Globe, AZ after leaving the canyon area the temperature climbed to 103 degrees (F). We were ready to get to Globe, get out of the heat and finally eat some lunch.

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Salt River Canyon in Arizona

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Salt River Canyon

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Salt River Canyon

I’ve been to Globe several times over the years and it is a place you may want to have a closer look at. Globe is an old mining town with a lot of colorful history. I like the old downtown area because of its old buildings and the small town businesses. There are several locally owned restaurants with hometown ambiance that you may want to check out. Spend some time walking around downtown rubbing shoulders with the friendly people of Globe and check out those businesses.

Because of the heat taking its toll on these three old men, we didn’t spend much time here today, but decided to get back on the road.

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Saguaro Cactus Hwy 188 AZ

From Globe we leave US 60 behind and head up Hwy 188, 89 miles, to Payson, AZ. The ride to Payson was a scenic ride with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. There was a surprising number of Saguaro Cactus along the roadside. Riding past Theodore Roosevelt Lake we looked down on the beautiful cool blue lake that looked very inviting to three very hot motorcycle riders.

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Theodore Roosevelt Lake Hwy 188 AZ

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Riding down Hwy 188 AZ… With Larry T & Larry A in mirror

Riding to Payson we were climbing in elevation of about 1500 feet above Globe. At the higher elevation it cooled to 95 degrees (F) but still 6 degrees warmer than average. After another day riding in the heat we were glad to get to our home away from home for the night. It was a hot riding day, but still a good ride…

Tomorrow we will pick up US 89/89-A north of Prescott, AZ. We head north on twisty US 89-A to Jerome and then on Sedona, Flagstaff and stay the night at the Cameron Trading Post in Cameron, AZ.

Come follow along and enjoy the ride over the next 13 days… I hope we see you down the road somewhere. Ride safe…

 

Day 3 of My 5000+ Mile, 17 Day Motorcycle Ride (Ft. Sumner to Eagar, NM 343 Miles)

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Today’s ride route down US 60

Today is day 3 of my 5000+ mile, 17 day motorcycle ride. Two days ago, I met my riding buddies, Larry T. and Larry A. (the Larry’s) in Canyon, Texas. Today we continue our ride down US 60. The start of today’s ride looks a lot like yesterday. More miles of flat and straight highway paralleling the BNSF railroad with freight trains hauling tons of freight through miles and miles of ranch land with mountains in the distance.

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BNSF Freight Train off US 60

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Riding US 60 in New Mexico

The scenery has been steadily changing from flat, treeless landscape with mountains in the distance to occasional trees while winding through the valleys between the mountains. As the day progressed the temperature kept climbing… We were hoping as we continued to climb in altitude it would bring cooler weather…

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Doing minor repairs in Lemitar New Mexico

183 miles down the road we did make an unscheduled pit stop at Lemitar, NM. Larry A. was having issues with the heel toe shifter on his HD Limited, so we stopped for gas and he tightened a bolt that had come loose. With the temperature climbing, it was a welcome rest stop to rehydrated and visit with other riders before heading on down the road.

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Pie-O-Neer in Pie Town, New Mexico

Our only stop, other than gas, snacks and rest, is lunch at Pie Town, New Mexico. Pie Town is located on the Continental Divide at an altitude of almost 8,000 feet. Pies have been sold in Pie Town on and off since it was settled in the late 1920’s, when Clyde Norman enjoyed making pies and shared them with locals and people passing through. The town applied for a post office 10 or so years later. The government wanted a more formal name, but Pie Town stuck. Getting to Pie Town things were few and far between, but when we were at the Pie-O-Neer, we felt like we were in the middle of everything. Lots of people like ourselves stopping for lunch, and of course, everyone had to try the pie. There were so many pie choices it was hard to decide. The green chile was great, but the apple pie was even better. The wait staff was friendly and eager to fill us in on some of the history of Pie Town. Beside the food and pie, they have other items for sale to commemorate your visit to Pie Town.

 

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Pie-O-Neer in Pie Town

If you are in the area you must bring your appetite and stop. Anyone who knows me, knows I’m all about pie and this town is all about pie… What a perfect match…

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Pie in Pie Town, NM

From Pie Town it was a short 72 mile ride down US 60 just across the state border to Eagar, AZ. At 7080 feet elevation it was a bit cooler, but was warmer than expected. All of our days riding have been above average temperatures so far. When planning our ride, I looked at the average temperature all along our route for June and they were very mild. It appears everywhere on our route is experiencing a heat wave. So much for planning…

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Riding to Eagar, AZ down US 60

Eagar is located in “Round Valley”. They say to leave town in any direction, you must go up. Eagar is the home of the Round Valley Ensphere, the first domed high school football stadium in the world. Tomorrow, I plan to ride over to have a look at the stadium. I’ve seen it from the outside before, but I’m hoping I can get a look inside. I’m a bit curious how it is constructed…  Eagar, with a population of 4750, is a quaint little bedroom community.  It was Incorporated in 1948, so it is a new community.

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Riding down US 60 to Eagar, AZ

Tomorrow we continue our ride to Ft. Apache, Kinishiba Indian Ruins and through the Salt River Canyon to Globe, AZ. From Globe we will leave US 60 and head to Payson, AZ for the night. Come follow along on our ride… Hope we see you down the road somewhere. Ride safe…

Motorcycling News – August 20, 2015

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I am always looking for and reading stories on motorcycling. I thought you may enjoy some of them so I will being sharing the ones I like from time to time. I hope you like them too… Just click the links below…

  1. Harley-Davidson Street 500 recalled
  2. TomTom Rider has host of biker features
  3. Clarence “Pappy” Hoel’s baby turned 75 – the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
  4. Cuba opens up to motorcycle tours
  5. Motorcycle Product Review:  Kevlar Riding Pants
  6. Rare motorcycle collection auctioned

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Day 2 of 5000+ Mile, 17 Day Motorcycle Ride (Canyon, TX to Ft. Sumner, NM 173 Miles)

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Today’s ride route down US 60

Today is day 2 of my 5000+ mile, 17 day motorcycle ride. Yesterday I met my riding buddies, Larry T. and Larry A. (the Larry’s) here in Canyon, Texas.

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Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Texas

Our first stop is the Palo Duro Canyon State Park. We were there yesterday to eat dinner and see the “Texas” show.  Today we will return to ride the entire length of the park before heading down US 60 to Ft. Sumner.  US 60 runs roughly parallel to the better-known Route 66. To me, US 60 is more scenic and more remote than I-40/Route 66. Because things are few and far between on US 60, I would recommend you to plan gas and food stops.

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Riding in Palo Duro Canyon. Photo by Larry A.

I picked up a hitch-hiker at the motel… A ladybug hitched a ride on my windshield and rode all the way to the turnaround (21 miles) in Palo Duro Canyon. I guess it had enough riding or thought it liked the surroundings there better. You will see my ladybug friend riding atop the windshield in the following video. The video is of us riding into the Palo Duro Canyon. The Larry’s can be seen riding behind me in my rearview mirror…

The Palo Duro Canyon lies in the heart of the Texas Panhandle and is the second largest canyon in the U. S. When riding out to the canyon you will be asking yourself, “Is there a canyon out here?”… The scenery riding out is flat and doesn’t suggest canyon country… but then you are in it, seeing spectacular views sloping toward the canyon. The visitor center is a good place to see the canyon from the top before riding into it and to learn about the canyon and its history.

 

Palo Duro Canyon is rugged, with colorful majestic vistas. This morning is overcast with mild temperatures, which made for a nice ride into the canyon. Though there is much to do in the canyon, we will just be riding through, taking in all that can be seen from the seat of a motorcycle… We did make a few stops to take in the scenery and take pictures. State Park Road 5 makes a loop in the canyon, but today the left side of the loop is closed for road construction. They are building bridges over the low water crossings. Over the years they have had floods that stranded some visitors until the water went down enough to pass through the low water. We missed a little of the ride because of the construction, but there is always next time…

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Pit stop in the Palo Duro Canyon

Before the day’s end the temperature did manage to climb to the mid 90’s. A bit warm, but that was to be expected. For this leg of our ride, US 60 is straight, flat and paralleled the BNSF railroad line through miles and miles of ranch and farm land. We saw many freight trains moving tons of freight down the railroad. I spent my time taking pictures of the freight trains as we rolled down US 60.

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One of the freight trains while riding down US 60

We stopped for lunch in Clovis, New Mexico. Clovis is a larger town and offered many choices for places to eat. By the time we reached Clovis, it was getting a bit warm and we were ready to take a break and cool off. Clovis is a hub to farming and ranch activities and BNSF Railway operates a large freight yard there. Cannon Air Force Base, located adjacent to Clovis, has a large impact on the community and businesses. Clovis was a good break before heading on down US 60…

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Old Church at Taiban, NM

14 miles from Ft. Sumner we stopped at Taiban, NM to see an old abandoned church. We spent time taking pictures of the church, its surrounding area and reading the prayers left on the wall by some of the earlier visitors. The members have gone but this little church is still a place of worship…

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Old Church prayer at Taiban NM

Just outside the town of Ft. Sumner is the old Ft. Sumner grounds where the infamous “Billy the Kid” is buried. The old fort is rich in history and worth taking the time to visit the grounds and museum.

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Grave of Billy the Kid at Old Ft. Sumner

On October 31, 1862, Congress authorized the establishment of the military Fort Sumner. Fort Sumner was a million-acre reservation known as the Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation. The U.S. Army forcibly moved the Navajo and Mescalero Apache people to the surrounding area.

A small settlement grew up around the military post comprised of ranchers, stockmen and businesses supporting the fort.

Fort Sumner closed forever on June 1, 1868. The Indians were allowed to return to their former homes shortly there after.

In 1870 the old Fort Sumner buildings were sold to Lucien Maxwell. Lucien Maxwell  turned over his affairs to his son Peter before passing away a few years later. Billy the Kid and Peter Maxwell became friends. On July 14, 1881, Sheriff Pat Garrett killed Billy the Kid in a bedroom of the Maxwell home. Billy is buried along with two of his friends; Charlie Bowdre and Tom O’Folliard, in the military cemetery at Fort Sumner.

The fort is now the home of one of two museums about Billy the Kid. The other museum is in the town of Fort Sumner. The museum is a treasure trove of information on Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County war. There are many firsthand accounts, information about Billy and many period artifacts. It is worth the time and the small entrance fee.

From the Old Fort we rode on to the town of Fort Sumner (6.7 miles) our home for the night.

Once checked in we walked down to the other “Billy the Kid” museum. Five years ago when we rode the “Million Dollar Highway” we stayed here and toured the museum. Since that time there has been thousands of visitors to the museum. On our previous visit we enjoyed visiting with Donald Sweet the owner. Today we arrived just after 4:30.  At 4:30 they didn’t allow anymore self-guided tours. We spoke with Donald briefly and he remembered us from our previous ride! It’s amazing he would remember us after five years. Donald let us tour the museum and didn’t charge us since we had less than 30 minutes to take the tour. Donald is a nice guy and he rides too… Do take the time to stop and see the museum, but you need a couple of hours to see all there is to see. It is a must see while in Fort Sumner. When you stop tell Donald the Texas Rambler said hello…

Tomorrow we ride more of US 60. Come follow along and enjoy the ride over the next 14 days… Hope we see you down the road. Ride safe…

Day 1 of 5000+ Mile, 17 Day Motorcycle Ride (Georgetown, TX to Canyon, TX 458 Miles)

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Day 1 Ride Route Georgetown to Canyon

The day has finally arrived… Today is day 1 of 5000+ mile, 17 day motorcycle ride. The plans have been made and the fun comes as each day is ridden. Today will be my biggest challenge. I am riding north and heavy rain is moving in from the south. The rain is forecasted for later in the day. I am leaving early to ride ahead of the rain. The best laid plans… It was misting rain when I left but 2 blocks from home it began raining. Out came the rain suit. 20 miles down the road it was raining heavily and continued to rain heavily, more or less, for the next 200 miles. Eventually the sky did clear and the remainder of the ride was what I had hoped it would. There are no stops planned except for gas, food and a little rest. Today I meet my riding buddies for the next 17 days. Larry T. and Larry A. are riding in from Tunnel Hill and Atlanta, Georgia.

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Rest stop

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Larry T. at Route 66 Museum Elk City, OK Photo by Larry A.

Although I’ve ridden this route many times it is still a fun ride.  The ride starts in the “Texas Hill Country”. The Hill Country consists of rugged hills of thin layers of soil atop limestone or granite. From the hill country I ride into the “Panhandle Plains” region which is relatively flat with rolling plains. Around Abilene, cotton, sorghum, and wheat are cultivated. Many oil wells are seen all along the route as well as large areas of ranching. Everything you would expect to see in Texas. Something you may not expect is hundreds of windmills generating electricity around Sweetwater, Texas. Wind is another resource Texas has an abundance of…

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Larry A. & Larry T. at Route 66 Museum in Elk City, OK Photo by Larry A.

Because I left early I arrived at our motel in Canyon around 2:30. The Larry’s arrived a couple of hours later. While stopping at the Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklohoma the Larry’s met a couple who told them about a show in the Palo Duro Canyon State Park and said it was a must see. The Larry’s wanted to eat dinner and see the “Texas” show. After we got settled in at the motel we rode out to Palo Duro Canyon. I’ve always wanted to see the show and tonight was the night… The Pioneer Amphitheatre, where the shows are put on, is carved out of the natural basin in the Palo Duro Canyon. The Palo Duro Canyon is the nation’s second largest canyon and is the perfect setting for this show.

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Heading to Canyon, Texas

With a cast of more than 60 actors, singers and dancers the show’s fictional characters bring to life the stories, struggles and triumphs of the settlers of the Texas Panhandle in the 1800’s. The story is told through songs and dance with lots of Texas humor dispersed throughout the show. I loved the singers and dancers. Most of the younger cast were college students who got to hewn their talents during the summer while making a little money for college.

Because we are getting an early start tomorrow we left early and it allowed us to beat the crowd leaving the show. Riding out of the canyon in the dark in traffic would not have been much fun…

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The Pioneer Amphitheatre before the show starts at Palo Duro Canyon Photo by Larry A.

Tomorrow we will be returning to ride through the canyon before heading west down US 60 to Fort Sumner, NM. Come follow along as we ride US 60, US 89, US 212 over the next 16 days.

 

US 60, US 89, US 212 Motorcycle Ride (5000+ Miles In 17 Days)

This year, as in past years, I’m riding with a couple of Larry’s. If my old Air Force buddy Larry C. would have made this ride it would have been 3 Larry’s. I’ve started telling everyone I will only ride with them if their name is Larry. Maybe I should change my name to Larry. On the bright side, we will be meeting up with Larry C. and his friend… wait for it… Larry! They are on a car trip with their wives and will be in Jackson, Wyoming the same day as us. More on that later…

We tried to come up with a catchy name for this year’s ride. In the past it has always been a theme or destination. Nothing we came up with seemed to fit. Larry T. suggested “Goldie, Elroy and Water Hog’s Great Adventure” named for the bikes we ride. I ride a Titanium Goldwing I call Goldie. Larry T’s bike is named Elroy for the cartoon character Elroy Jetson because everyone tells him the Victory Vision looks more like a spaceship. Larry A’s. bike is named the Water Hog because he rides a water-cooled HD Limited. But as you can see I didn’t succeed…

This year we are riding some of the roads that are on my ride bucket list. Janet and I have driven these roads and I knew I needed to ride them. On the top of the list is the ride up US 89-A from Prescott, AZ to Jerome, AZ… 127 curves in 12 miles; a very exhilarating, yet peaceful scenic ride.

On this trip I got to make good use of my GOPRO and the handlebar tripod I made. I got some good shots but I still am working out the kinks and learning. I have taken hundreds of pictures and Larry A. took hundreds of really great pictures too.

Larry T. and Larry A. met me in Canyon, Texas. They were riding in from Georgia. Here is a thumb nail sketch of our route. From Canyon we rode US 60 across New Mexico and Arizona. Just outside Prescott, AZ we pick up US 89 (US 89-A) and ride it on and off to Great Falls, Montana. Outside Yellowstone National Park we picked up US 212 to ride Beartooth Pass and on to Devils Tower National Monument. For the final leg of our ride we rode the area around Mount Rushmore before heading south. At Oakley, Kansas we split up. Larry T and Larry A headed back home to Georgia and I headed home to Texas…

Some of the highlights along the way are…

  • Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Texas

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    Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Texas

  • Pietown, NM for some good pie.

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    Pie in Pietown, NM

  • Eagar, AZ only high school domed stadium in America

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    High School Domed Stadium in Eagar, NM

  • Salt River Canyon on US 60 in Arizona

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    Salt River Canyon in Arizona

  • US 89-A from Prescott, AZ to Jerome, AZ (127 curves in 12 miles)

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    US 89-A : 127 curves in 12 miles from Prescott, AZ to Jerome, AZ

  • Ft. Apache, AZ

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    Ft. Apache, AZ

  • Kinishiba Ruins, AZ

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    Kinishiba Ruins near Ft; Apache, AZ

  • Jerome, AZ

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    Old mining town, Jerome, AZ

  • Sedona, AZ

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    A must stop in Sedona Arizona

  • Cameron Trading Post, AZ (a must place to stay)

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    Cameron Trading Post is a great place to stop or stay

  • Grand Canyon National Park

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    Grand Canyon National Park

  • Bryce Canyon National Park

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    Bryce Canyon National Park

  • Marble Canyon Bridge

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    Marble Canyon Bridge Photo by Larry A.

  • Temple Square in Salt Lake City

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    Mormon Temple on Temple Square in Salt Lake City

  • Most photographed barn in America

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    Most photographed barn in America

  • Grand Teton National Park

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    Ride through Grand Teton National Park

  • Yellowstone National Park

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    Lower Falls in Yellowstone National Park

  • The Great Falls in Great Falls, MT

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    Great Falls in Great Falls, MT

  • Beartooth Pass

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    Beartooth Pass

  • Devils Tower National Monument

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    Devils Tower National Monument

  • Mount Rushmore National Monument

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    Mount Rushmore National Monument from the highway

  • Needles Highway

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    Needles Highway South Dakota

  • Crazy Horse Monument

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    Crazy Horse Monument

  • Last but not least, miles and miles of the most scenic highways

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    Grand Teton National Park, just one of the hundreds of scenic views on our ride…

Below is a video/slide show of the 17 days 5000+ miles ride day by day.

Come follow along on each days ride…

Note: Work in progress – I will be adding links as I add the ride stories… Check back later…

  • Day 1 Georgetown, TX to Canyon, TX (458 miles)
  • Day 2 Canyon, TX to Ft. Sumner, NM via US 60 (173 miles)
  • Day 3 Ft. Sumner to Eagar, AZ via US 60 (343 miles)
  • Day 4 Eagar, AZ to Payson, AZ via US 60 (231 miles)
  • Day 5 Payson, AZ to Cameron Trading Post, AZ via US 89-A (222 miles)
  • Day 6 Grand Canyon National Park (129 miles)
  • Day 7 Cameron Trading Post, AZ to Panguitch, UT via US 89 (250 miles)
  • Day 8 Panguitch, UT to Ogden, UT via US 89 (287 miles)
  • Day 9 Ogden, UT to Jackson, WY via US 89 (235 miles)
  • Day 10 Jackson, WY to Gardiner, MT via US 89 (210 miles)
  • Day 11 Gardiner, MT to Great Falls, MT via US 89 (226 miles)
  • Day 12 Great Falls, MT to Augusta, MT and back to Great Falls (114 miles)
  • Day 13 Great Falls to Gardiner to Billings, MT via US 89 & 212 (402 miles)
  • Day 14 Billings, MT to Spearfish, SD via US 212 (332 miles)
  • Day 15 Spearfish, SD to Alliance, NE (276 miles)
  • Day 16 Alliance, NE to Perryton, TX (492 miles)
  • Day 17 Perryton, TX to Georgetown, TX (509 miles)

I Was Robbed While At Old Faithful

Yes, I was robbed while at Old Faithful. On our motorcycle ride this past June, we were at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. Motorcyclist are very trusting people, if for no other reason, out of necessity. Sometimes it is just not possible, or too time consuming, to secure all of your belongings on your bike. We routinely leave our jackets lying on our bikes if we are not too far away or won’t be long.

We were able to get some good pictures of Old Faithful from the Lodge while sipping on a coffee and munching on a cookie. We took a little longer than expected.

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The evidence…

When I got back to the bike my jacket was there but one of the zippered pouches on my top bag was unzipped and some of the contents were sticking out.  I had a Ziploc bag with some Emergen-C packets in it. The bag was torn to shreds.

My first thought was I had forgotten to secure the contents from the last stop and the wind had caught the Ziploc bag and wipped it to shreds. Then I noticed several of the Emergen-C packets on the ground. I was puzzled. Larry A. (my other ridding buddy is Larry T.) noticed that a motorcycle just down from us was being broken into by a thief… Yes, we caught him in the act. We weren’t able to apprehend the culprit but we did get this picture of him in the act. If you are in the area you may want to keep a lookout for the thief… He will strike again… We saw him later trying to get into some luggage in the back of a pickup…

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Caught the thief in action…

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Take a close look. You will see him again…