"Fly-ride West ride Canada to Mexico & points between

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Rockin Rollin, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Rotten Ronnie

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    What he said.

    Those golf course pictures are incredible!
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  2. ETrider

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    Hey Roland it's about time you got this thing moving again! :clap




    Beautiful pictures! :thumb
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  3. tn-steve

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    Hey Rollin,

    It was a real pleasure meeting you in San Felipe. Looking forward to hooking up with you again sometime to do some riding :ricky . PM me your email address and I'll send you some pictures...

    Happy Trails,
    Steve :D
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  4. Rockin Rollin

    Rockin Rollin Rockin Adventurer

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    Thanks for the comments guys!:thumb

    Hola Steve, hey it was great meeting up with you as well! Definetly hope we can hookup sometime.:freaky Hasta la Vista!
    I'll send ya a pm with my direct Email.
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  5. Rockin Rollin

    Rockin Rollin Rockin Adventurer

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    This day was exciting & Lilys favorite. We went to Thombstone. Sight of the famous gunfight at the
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    Gotta guard my woman.:raabia
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    Gee! Lily sure looks happy.:huh
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    We saw a re-enactment of the Gunfight. That's Wyatt Earp & Doc Holliday.:2guns
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    These are not the kind of bars I like to handle.:ricky
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    One of the Locals.:lol3
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    Another one of the locals. He actually started to move when we got close for a pic.:eek1 A personal
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    Ya lookin fer trouble?:war
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    JUST HANGIN AROUND.:whip
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    The End (Not really, stay tuned lots more hangin around)
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  6. Rockin Rollin

    Rockin Rollin Rockin Adventurer

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    Desert museum just outside of Tucson. Desert wildlife, flora & fauna.It was a big place!
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    Javelinas.
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    Hang around here too long & these start growing out of your head.
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    These are great to lean on, no chance of your hand slipping off. Actually I just wanted a
    spectacular picture no matter how much it hurt. Can you see the ponits of the needles sticking thru my hand? Youch!:amazon
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  7. Rotten Ronnie

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    I love the "just hanging around". How's the bike doing two-up?
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  8. Rockin Rollin

    Rockin Rollin Rockin Adventurer

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    The Strom is great 2 up & still adequate power.
    Lily doesn't like the gravel/offroad however.:huh
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  9. Rockin Rollin

    Rockin Rollin Rockin Adventurer

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    So we left Tucson & went to visit my sister Cathy & her husband Larry who live in Calgary & winter in Yuma Arizona. Nice climate right thru the winter. They're avid golfers and greatly enjoy the weather and plentiful golfing opportunities the area affords.:rayof
    They also enjoy a great group of friends they have made there.:freaky:kumbaya
    After having dinner they made me dry the dishes:krusty while Lily sat, watched & took this picture:bluduh.
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    While there we saw a huge sanddune recreation area in California & did some quick shopping in Algodones Mexico. Bought a great Baja cap which you'll see in subsequent pictures. Not this one. See next one.
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    Visit was short but sweet.
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    Next we're headed for Scottsdale.:ricky
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  10. Rockin Rollin

    Rockin Rollin Rockin Adventurer

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    We finished the week together in Scottsdale Arizona. :crash
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    The bronze statues in old Scottsdale were spectacular.
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    Poor Lily got sick last day,:arg : unusual for her, & she got it bad:sick:puke2 , I think it was food poisoning:pot :kboom
    Whoh! Lily has left just in time, bad weather is coming in.:dog
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  11. Dutch Connection

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    My bike is on trickle charge while yours is doing mileage . Great pictures. Just keep on making us jealous . John H
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  12. Rotten Ronnie

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    +1
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  13. flea biker

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    Awesome report. Nice to see Lilly was with you and you had a good time.
    Really need these reports to get me through the winter (brrrr-20 celsius outside).
    Please keep em coming.
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  14. GrahamM

    GrahamM Been here awhile

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    Sounds like alot of fun...

    looking forward to some of the same miles in my coming future:ricky
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  15. Ancient Rider

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    Great travelogue! :clap Texas looks like it has some interesting roads and spots in the middle of no where. Jessie & I road the Tail of the Dragon on our 750 cruiser and we found it quite a challenge. Thanks again for thinking of us. Looking forward to the next one.
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  16. Rockin Rollin

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    Thanks for the responses Guys:D
    My honor to get your 1st post Ancient Rider, welcome to the asylum.:thumb:ricky
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  17. Rockin Rollin

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    Weather turned nasty. I was able to use the day for reorganizing, replanning due to the bad weather & do some bike Maintenance. A big thanks to my buddy & fellow ADVer Az Mike who lives in Phoenix. I was able to get some stuff delivered to his place and he helped me get it on the bike. I didn't realise how long it would all take. The Idea was to get that done & take him out for dinner, but the last part never worked out so I owe him. It was fun though working together in his awsome garage. New centerstand, Givi tailcase, front sprocket & an oilchange. Thanks a ton Mike.
    It was getting late at that point & off I went into the wild bl..ack yonder with major wind as I've never experienced before. Thought the bike was going to blow right out from under me. Also had to dodge all the tumble weeds tumbling across the road. Stopped for the nite in Appache Junction.
    The weather to the north was very bad, cold & snow. So afterchecking areas, (Great having a laptop along for checking weather & planning), best area was southeast & down to Tucson. Sort of unfortunately, where I had already been last week. There were still alot of areas/places of interest however that i really did still want to see & do so I had my plan.
    First stop Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Beautiful!
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    I took a dual sport route to and across this cool dam. I'm pretty sure I recognised it as the damn in the movie
    "The Mexican" with Salma Hayak & Brad Pitt.
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    This pic I took for Lily she loves frosty. See my new Givi tailcase?
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  18. tn-steve

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  19. Rockin Rollin

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    Right! Later today for sure.
    Hey Steve wanna meet me In Baja? San Filipe. But be care ful not to crack a case ok, you know it;'s hard core riding down there!:hair

    :ricky
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  20. Rockin Rollin

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    Went to the Chiricahua National Park. Spectacular rock formations.:eek1 Got there too late plus there was ~ 4-8 inches of new snow. Amazing trails here. I'll come back again tommorrow.

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    Met Paul out on his annual tour out of Florida. Cool!:vardy
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    Lunch:thumb
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    Awsome!!!:thumb :thumb :thumb
    Going back tommorrow for the "Heart of Rocks" Trail. More like "Spirits having Flown". Don't miss it. Pics will be Incredible.:eek2 :eek2 :eek2:eek2 :eek2
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