Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A Day Riding in Arizona

Rented Goldwing, originally uploaded by bikerphoto.

So much land, so little time. We had only a day to do some riding when we were in Arizona for Spring Break. We rented this Goldwing from MCTOURS LLC in Scottsdale. Gabor and Monica have a great business there renting Glodwings, BMW's and the new Kawasaki Concours 14 (my favorite). You can visit their website at

My only regret is that we only had a day. We started in Scottsdale, and headed up North of Phoenix on I-17, made our way to Prescott on Route 60, then on Route 89. We had so little time, we did not stop much or take many pictures. Too busy riding. We wanted to make it to Sedona before dark, and then cruise on I-17 back to Scottsdale before the desert night got cool.

The temperature varied from 88 in Scottsdale to 53 near Sedona after the sun went down. As we decended in the darkness back to Scottsdale, the night time temperature climbed back to 71. Being the scatterbrain that I am, I had forfotten to pack any motorcycle jacket on this trip. So I ended up riding in a fleece jacket. I had to purchase another sweatshirt in Sedona to add a layer of warmth.

The scenery is so beautiful, the roads are so awesome, it is a fantastic place to ride. I want to go back and take more time to get off the bike and soak it all in, take more pictures, and relax. Maybe in the Fall, I have a frequent flyer pass I need to use ;-)

A view of the landscape from Jerome, Arizona.

Off in the distance, in this view from Jerome, AZ you can see the San Francisco Peaks. They are just north of Flagstaff, towering 12,633 feet.


And in Sedona, just before the sun went down, I snapped this picture. There are so many scenic views in Sedona. I really need to go back there and take more time for serious photography. This time I was too busy riding.


Anonymous said...

Wow, that scenery is INCREDIBLE!

Anonymous said...

Ok.....I have revisited and oggled these beautiful pictures once again. It is now Fall. Have you traded in those frequent flier miles and made another Arizona trip? :)

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