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Offline Mitch

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Buckeye to Chino Valley
« on: September 18, 2010, 05:11:59 pm »
Going on a trip today. From my hometown to Chino Valley, which is about 20 or so miles north of Prescott. This is probably the only ride I will get in before it gets too cold up there. Total 1 way is 140 miles according to Google Maps. It is calling for almost 4 hours. Between Wilhoit and Prescott, 89 is called The White Spur. The elevation change through the mountains isn't that much, about 350 ft, so the twisty's should be fun and clear.
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Re: Buckeye to Chino Valley
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2010, 11:21:07 pm »
Took me 3 hours to get here. awesome drive. Heavy traffic due to a lane closure on a 2 la e highway, but still fun nonetheless. Got a sunburn though. All I wore was a white tshirt. The weather was great on the way up. Ended up riding lead with 4 other bikes up to Prescott, so that was pretty cool. Got a little too low on a curve, a little foot peg grindage.

Best part is, it only cost me 11 bucks to get up here. 45 mpg is awesome, sure beats 17 in the truck.
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Re: Buckeye to Chino Valley
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2010, 03:33:03 am »
Some pics from the ride back down. Not too spectacular, I missed the vantage point turn off just at the top, so maybe next time.

First, from the ride up. I just wore a white t shirt. Didn't think I would get burned too bad, guess I was wrong.


Top of the Prescott National Forest, just south of Prescott. (Pronounced, "press-kit") This picture kind of sucks, I couldn't see my screen very well with the sun to my back, so I didn't get the shot I was shooting for.


Coming down back into the low Desert, where I missed my turn off.





I didn't have room for my good camera, the saddle bags are not that big. So all I had was my iPhone again.
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Re: Buckeye to Chino Valley
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2010, 03:37:51 am »
That's some beautiful country out there!

I really need to do a ride out thru there  :up: :up:
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Re: Buckeye to Chino Valley
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2010, 05:18:43 pm »
It really is. Pictures don't do it any justice. April is the best time to visit.
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Re: Buckeye to Chino Valley
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2010, 06:26:30 pm »
You guys are gonna force me to put my scoot back together.  :$:


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Re: Buckeye to Chino Valley
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2010, 06:38:30 pm »

First, from the ride up. I just wore a white t shirt. Didn't think I would get burned too bad, guess I was wrong.

Mitch research and invest in a Mesh riding jacket.  I understand down there leathers are just so hot and make riding miserable.  But a tshirt is not going to do you an ounce of good when (we all go down ... it's just a matter of when) you go down. They make them armored too.  So you'll get good protection from impact & save your skin.
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Re: Buckeye to Chino Valley
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2010, 07:07:03 pm »
Jo I have been looking at those at the Harley-Davidson Shops lately :2cool:


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Re: Buckeye to Chino Valley
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2010, 09:23:03 pm »

First, from the ride up. I just wore a white t shirt. Didn't think I would get burned too bad, guess I was wrong.

Mitch research and invest in a Mesh riding jacket.  I understand down there leathers are just so hot and make riding miserable.  But a tshirt is not going to do you an ounce of good when (we all go down ... it's just a matter of when) you go down. They make them armored too.  So you'll get good protection from impact & save your skin.
Thanks. I do have one, a Jo Rocket, but it is black, and still hot. I should have worn it, but it was nice out. Stupid on my part. I brought my Leather riding jacket with me in my saddle bag. I guess I should have brought the other one. It was a "just in case I wanted to spend the night in the desert or ride home at night" jacket.
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