Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Arizona Route 66 - part 1

Strom buddy Phil invites Adrian and I to join him on a partial Route 66 tour put on by a Scottsdale, Arizona motorcycle dealer.
The ride will start in Winslow, Arizona - 582 miles from my house (according to google maps).

Adrian and I don't have enough common cents to not ride in the cold, but it will be a speedy freeway ride to Cedar City, Utah where we will stay the night.

Our route for part 1;
A=  Home
B = Cedar City, Utah
D = Winslow, Arizona
E = Meteor Crater
F = Williams, Arizona

 After our cold I-15 jaunt we stay at the Crystal Inn and fuel at this Sinclair in the morning. 
This is Felix.
 We leave Cedar via SR 14 a beautiful canyon road, but again with the cold! At least now we will be off the freeway and on more relaxed US 89
(Yes that's snow on the mountain)
 We make Winslow just in time to join the group for lunch at La Posada.
The bikes. A good mix of machines, but we end up mostly riding with just the three of us.
 Another cool photo op in Winslow.

And....the famous corner. Me, Phil, and Adrian.

 These two women from England approach us and ask if they can take our pictures. We felt special until we overheard them asking the next person they saw if they could take their picture...
 The flat bed ford.

Leaving Winslow we ride on I-40 30 miles to the Meteor crater. This crater is over 1 mile across and 550 feet deep.

 On the way out I see this tree growing out of a rock.

 On we go to Williams, Arizona where we stay the night.
Our motel also has a large group of riders from Germany touring the US. They will spend 11 days seeing Route 66, The Grand Canyon, Zion National Park and other sights. There were 28 bikes, two sag wagons, and about 74 harley jackets.

More Route 66 sights in Seligman, Arizona.

This truck is needed in Washington DC.

More stuff in part 2

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