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Old 09-27-2010, 07:09 PM   #31
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Day 9 Out of the mountains and back to the desert

Start out overcast so the temps were great for riding

Couldn't tell where this weather was going, every time it looked like we were heading towards it we would make a turn and head away.

The last turn we headed right into it. It had warmed up a bit so we didn't mind the 2nd shower this morning.

It cleared up and we were dry again in 15 - 20 minutes

I had never been to Canyon De Chelly so Cathy and I decided to head in that direction. If you haven't been there you should go, you won't be disappointed

Cathy's ready to hit the road again. Let's ride

Northeast Arizona heading south to Springerville

end of day 9
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:20 PM   #32
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Day 10 the last one for this trip. We head out of Springerville and over to Eager to catch 261 to Big Lake and then back out to Alpine and 191 aka 666

Time to drop off the rim and back into the real desert

Monsoons aren't quite over here yet

Cathy stops and we talk about taking a 100 mile dirt loop before we get to Tucson. From Benson head north and over Reddington Pass then into Tucson. I plead that we just rode 4000 miles in 10 days and my butt has had enough. I call uncle and ask if we can go home. And off we go.

Rain coming back again.

Here's the mountains we would have come though if we headed up to Reddington. I'm glad we headed home

End of day 10, thanks for looking our ride over, Skip
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:01 PM   #33
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Enjoyed the pix and reading about your adventure. Thx for sharing.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:15 PM   #34
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Great report & fantastic pictures. I did many of the same roads this year (except for the dirt parts) and really enjoyed your view of it. In & out of some rain as well but never put on rain gear either.

Thanks again for the narrative, I can hardly wait for next summer now....

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Old 12-09-2010, 10:18 AM   #35
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re: Cathy and Skips Montana Ride

Great report and pictures! That's my kind of bike trip. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:27 PM   #36
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Thanks so much!

Great RR, Great pics! I used to live in SW CO many years ago, the and pics of Ouray and Silverton were great to see. Please keep your RR's coming.

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Old 09-18-2011, 03:58 PM   #37
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Very nicely done great photo's.I enjoyed meeting both you and Skip at the Ponderosa resort.What a great place for ten bucks a day.I left the next day and headed to Bryce,Moab,Arches then slowly headed home.Utah is awesome.Ride safe and be well Bill the green klr650
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Old 09-18-2011, 04:31 PM   #38
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Enjoyed the pics greatly! What's up with this weather? I froze my butt off riding in the rain across Nevada.
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:06 PM   #39
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Great RR!

Next time I recommend The Pocketstone cafe in Bigfork or Echo Lake cafe.....good grub. Montana CT is sliding IMHO....
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:33 PM   #40
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Originally Posted by yzfcathy View Post

The map of day 2. Provo to Darby.

Can you tell we're not in AZ anymore? We're in Idaho now. I bet some of you know where.
I thought ID was all about giant Potato's not Pickles!

We enjoyed 93 so much, running up to Darby that I didn't get any pix that turned out.
I can hardly believe it now looking back. That was some of the best road we hit along the trip.

We stayed in Darby and celebrated my birthday while we were at it.
Thank you honey for the brthday "Cake" and all the nice waterproof gear
I would use tomorrow.

Goodnight Day 2

Map for day 3 coming soon...

.....Day 3 map

Day 3, we were loading up in Darby and as I snapped my GPS
onto the RAM it broke. Dang, these things are delicate.
Although this was my backup RAM afterall, the one I had broke once before
when it lived on my dirtbike that tipped over one time too many.

We stopped in Missoula and found some JB Weld. I hope it works.
We also posted up in the Rockies forum and asked for local places
to look along our route for a replacement mount.

We stopped for a late breakfast here at the "Biscuit". We didn't have the Biscuits though.

We stopped in at Polson to say hi to a fellow ADVer Shezonit.
She gave us a good route into Glacier.
We went up the East side of Flathead Lake into the park.
Raingear was on order for this part of the ride.

We took this "Going To The Sun Hwy" but didn't find any Sun at all.
I had to go on the www later to see what we rode through looked like in the clear.
I hear it's very pretty! I thought it was spectacular even in the rain and clouds.

Fortunately at the summit it was still a balmy 41 F so we didn't need those studded tires,
just good raingear.

As we dropped down the back side and towards St Mary's Lake we found a rainbow.

We were thinking of staying overnight in Hungry Horse (cool name and all) but we went into Columbia Falls instead. Good call since we were told by Shezonit about a great coffee place for breakfast.

Goodnight Day 3.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:05 PM   #41
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Nice ride and pics. I rode from Tucson to Yellowstone last year with two friends through New Mexico,Colorado, Utah, & Wyoming and would love to ride those areas again.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:27 AM   #42
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Cathy & Skip, I am sitting in Boston waiting on a flight and ran across this RR. Looks like you had a great time.
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