Show Low, AZ, Petrified Forest National Park, Fort Apache October 2015

Summer and it’s high temps, 105 to 115 degrees, finally came to an end. So with temps in the mid 80’s to low 50’s it was finally time to load up the Beemer and go! Our last trip had been in May, so we were definitely ready to ride. We …

Canyon de Chelly & Hubble Trading Post May 2015

I had another three day weekend approaching and decided to surprise Donna with a trip to the Canyon de Chelly National Monument. I always take a look at the ten day forcast and it looked like a good time to go, with the forecast calling for temp’s in the mid …

Parker, AZ. Day Ride, Sunset Jan 2015

After a couple of weeks of cold temperatures, the weather finally warmed up enough for a day trip. Riding in the desert in the summer can be rather unpleasant, so during the cooler months we will try to get to some places that we want to visit that are just …

A “Boys Only” Ride Labor Day Week 2014

“Boys Only”, this would be my first trip in many years without Donna. I had been invited to ride with four of my good friends from the Wyoming Highway Patrol on their annual Labor Day ride. Donna was invited, but since no other wives were coming, she decided to go …

Southern California/Phoenix Trip May 2014

We finally got a four day weekend. We met our friend Drake (from Seattle) in southern California, then onto Phoenix for a visit with the kids & grand kids. The route: View Larger Map We decided to leave Las Vegas after work and beat the morning traffic. We spent the …

Chloride, AZ. Day Trip Feb. 14, 2013

Another perfect early spring day for a day trip. We had been trying to get the old historic/ ghost town of Chloride, AZ. for some time, and today was the day. The route View Larger Map A perfect day to ride, temperature was in the high 50’s when we passed …

Williams, Grand Canyon, Page, and Phoenix, AZ. Nov. & Dec 2012

Time for an after holiday road trip. The weather was just perfect during Thanksgiving (mid 70’s and sunny), but we had family with us, so I watched and waited until the holiday was over – and off we went. We both had wanted to go back to Page, AZ. and …

Dual Ride Report – Death Valley National Park (Nov) Phoenix, AZ. (Oct)

I’m putting two ride reports together since the Phoenix route has been up before and the Death Valley ride was one day trip. First, we had another picture published in the BMWMOA magazine – (#3) fall colors was the topic. Death Valley National Park day trip. The route View Larger …

Phoenix, Tonto National Monument Sept. 2012

Finally cooled off enough (the temps in August were consistently over 105) to get out and ride down to Phoenix to visit two of my kids & granddaughter Madison. The weather had been just way too hot, but we finally got back on the BMW after a month long hiatus. …

2012 Vacation Trip Part 1 Yellowstone, North Cascades National Parks, and Metlakatla, Alaska.

Our 2012 vacation trip. The route covers the first part of our trip to Seattle, WA. View Larger Map Click on the larger view to see the complete route. I left work early, but it was 115 degrees, so we waited a few hours before leaving. Beginning mileage. Away we …

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