Great Day to get on the bike and start the riding season. Az Mt. Thumper and I decided it was time for the annual Hot Dog Ride to the South Rim of Grand Canyon. Nice that riding to the Canyon is a day trip! Thumper Plotted a new route that took us from Flagstaff to the rim with minimal pavement. We did manage an old section of Rt 66. With a quick stop in Parks before hitting the dirt again. Some new forest roads took us around Spring Valley and Sitgreaves Mt. We had left Flagstaff at 8:30 am and found plenty of places with sone history to explore on the way to the Canyon. The Great Western Trail and the abandoned airport were worth stopping at. Nothing but the wind blowing through the empty hanger This place probably has sone great stories to tell.