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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Oldschoolrocker, Oct 29, 2018.
Of course no trip is complete without a beach visit
Cornado Hotel and beach
My cousin gave us a nice tour along the border then to Borrego springs for lunch and back over the high plateau
My San Diego family!
Great RR keep going, love it.
Nice report!....didnt know this was gonna be such an anthology!....Lookin forward to the rest....orange you gonna get another bike soon?....ha, see what I did there.!?
Great pics! Did you tour around Borrego Springs and see all the other sculptures? Just unbelievable.
Wow! We saw a bunch but not all of them as I see on that link! That is something! My cousin said they built up that area thinking it would be the new “Palm springs” but then the economy tanked and there it sits?
Subscribed! Keep 'er comin' OSR! dd
So our experience in California was sweet. Best be ready though...between lane splitting which is scary on a big bike 2up and the speeds at which people drive (dont get in left lane unless your ready to rip it) plus add the heat geared up one can have an out of this world ride in itself. F’ me!! And it doesnt stop there! We made our way towards Yuma in route to Phoenix . We stopped at a rest area for a much needed break and water cause once again heat and speed! Looking around I spotted the back of a guys t-shirt....”Prison Hill Brewery. Yuma” Well sheeeiiiit! We now had a destination! You might have guessed but the way we roll is good coffee in the morning, ride til noonish, then ask a local where the best food and beer is, consume, then finish the ride. Yeah ...but you didnt hear it from me cause I aint one to gossip! So off we went and found the place in a fancier section of Yuma. Great food and beer without a doubt!! Ohh and did I say hot? Got back out to the bike, turned the key and the temp display had hit 102 !!!! The seat vinyl felt like a cheapo plastic air mattress!! Haha!!
From Yuma we made our way towards Phoenix. ( My Folks actually live in Apache Junction just east of there. ) That was a haul without a doubt...I hate to push and on this trip we did. Seeings how this was our first big trip it was expected. Not doing that these days thats for sure. We arrived for the first time ever in AJ and of course were at total ease!! Nice comfy bed, hot shower, and their outdoor seating area top notch! But best of all being with Mom!! She’s always good for saying “you want me to make you a sandwich?” Haha!! Hell yeah !! They are damn good! Always reminds me of the kid on “Bad Santa”
Concours 14 getting a much needed rest! Oh and ours isnt a “Connie” because ours isnt from Wisss con suun! Haha!!
HaAlrighty then....lets continue. Well it looks like a couple leathered up lovers are going to ride into Phoenix to check out the scene if you know what I mean!! Leather leather leather!
First thing I wanted to do was check out the racetrack! Damn skippy! The only area we could go in was up on “Rattlesnack hill” I think they call it. The old timer at the gaurd shack was cool. He asked where we were from and I said Tacoma. His reply “oh i’m sorry” haha! He laughed and told us his daughter lived in Yelm not too far from us! Small world and of course gave us a better invitation to explore.
Next stop...you guessed it! Growing up in the late 70’s to 80’s the concert scene was heavy. Back then tickets could be had for 10 bucks so rock music became my favorite living in Seattle area. I had heard about this “rock&jock” place so here we are! Of course I tried being a jock in junior high but motocross racing trumped..thank goodness. The place is cool inside! Lots of memorabilia from sports and alot of my fav heavy metal bands. Thanks Alice!!
Mmmmmmm...beer! Food! And the pretty lady!
We took a tour towards the “Superstitions” which was awesome. Would love to ride an Adventure bike here someday.
Great stuff @Oldschoolrocker! (And @HoneyBunny!)
Then it was off to “Tortilla flats” . Pretty famous place and have seen it mentioned on ADV before. Think it was an old stage coach stop.
Looks really good inside!!
Place is loaded with cash! Haha!
Then a quik stop at this touristy “ghost town” but best place to get nice and close to one of these big mutha’s !!
Another place not to be missed if you like a good walk..”Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park” Man what a cool place! Besides having just about every type of cacti growing on the grounds theres tons of other stuff.
The trail leads you along a canyon....
its no wonder my Mom is a member and loves to take her dogs for walks here.
A few more groovy pics from Boyce Thompson!! Hell yeah!
Well Arizona is one cool place. We loved our visit there. Stayed for 5 days I do believe...but the time had come to head north. Sheeesh! That means next up ..Viva Las Vegas!! Neither one of us had been there and we arent the gambling types. But thats not all there is to do there so off we went! We had reservations at “The D” as recommended by a coworker. All packed up! By Mom and Paul!!!
Nice! I love it out in the desert...Gonna try to get out there this march. After the last chance of snow here......I'm half hour from Cooperstown ny....not a big baseball fan though...
Just dug up a few here that I missed. The campground we stayed at after Idyllwild and met my cousin was called “Cuyamaca Rancho State Park” . Honeybunny spotted the Scorpion in the head of all places and ironically when we were at my Moms we had told them the story of the Scorpion and as we walked out to their driveway there sat another one!! Gross!!
This was one of the cool trees in Coronado CA