Monday morning we leisurely packed the bikes, had some motel brekkie and headed out of Phoenix toward Flagstaff. Our return route mimicked our route to Phoenix. We fueled up before we left Phoenix and then again in Flagstaff. Oh, it got cold, brrrrrrrrrr, as we climbed into the mountains before Flagstaff. We made a brief stop to zip up our gear vents and when we stopped in Flagstaff, I dug out my heated jacket and plugged in. Of course, I knew as soon as we got out of Flagstaff and down to lower elevations it would warm up. I ended up keeping the jacket on the rest of the day and was quite comfortable.
We did get a few sprinkles but no significant rain, yippee! I had brand spanking new pair of BMW waterproof gloves (to replace the pair I wore out) and I slipped them on. Hahaha, new gloves - bulky and not yet broken in. I laughed at myself because I couldn't really feel the clutch or the signal buttons. Guess it will take a few rides to get them all soft and pliable!
Our ride was uneventful in a good kind of way. Very little traffic and after Flagstaff, the weather was delightful. We made another fuel stop at Marble Canyon, AZ which is just west of Navajo Bridge. Who knew, the Dominguez y Escalante Expedition came through here.
Marble Canyon has a small Chevron service station and convenience store. It had absolutely, hands down, the cleanest public restroom I have ever used! Spotless! I complimented the clerk because I was truly impressed!
The next two pictures are pointed west.
I enjoyed my Phoenix Bike Week experience. Especially hanging out with Max and Barry of Maximal Tours (and of course, my honey). While at the event, it was non-stop gawking at people and machines. Sometimes, a bit overwhelming! I got to hang with the Hell's Angels and the sex product gals. Not my normal company, but heck, every once in a while you gotta step outside the box, eh?
So, folks, that's a wrap for my Phoenix Bike Week with 1,045 miles logged on the bike. I'm less than 2,000 miles from turning 100,000 on my little F650GS sewing machine. I'll try to keep watch and hopefully catch a picture when the odo clicks!
Stay tuned for more blogs because next month we'll be headed north to Bonner's Ferry, Idaho for the Spring Shoot 'Em Up and you won't want to miss it.
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