Last weekend my dad and I took Friday off work and rode up to Prescott, AZ. We stayed overnight at my uncle's house, and the next day the three of took off on a day trip through Jerome, Payson, Show Low and over to Alpine where we stayed the night at my dad's cabin.
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Here's the bike on Friday morning. Wanted to give a picture of the new DrySpec bag strapped down. I have a tent bag from the old Speedpack bag strapped to the top. No tent, just my bike cover in case I felt the need to cover Bonnie from the elements. Overall I'm very happy with how the bag handled on the trip. Easy on and off, and I ended up going through a few rain storms. Everything inside stayed nice and dry!
Gillespie bridge and dam. Arizona is celebrating 100 years as a state this year, and they just recently finished a road project, at this location, that was dedicated to the celebration. They installed a small vistors segment and strengthened the bridge..even though it still looks ancient. We pulled over to check it out.
Arrowhead Bar and Grill, just at the base of some rather steep mountains. It was getting pretty hot at this point, so being able to park the bikes in some shade and cool down with a burger and soda was just what I needed. The owners were very friendly and let us use their wireless network to check for any storms in the area.
Jerome, AZ. An old mining town with a rich history. This place is a local hangout for bikers. If you get the chance to ride near here, please make sure to stop. You won't be disappointed. On a side note, we came into town on highway 89a. My uncle told me of a guy who sits out above town every day and takes pictures of bikers as they ride in. He then sells these photos online. His website is: http://www.89aphotos.com/ . Check it out, as it shows some of the neat scenery of the area and you can see some of the riders. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, he didn't capture us as we came through. I would have bought our stuff and posted them here:(
BMW S1000RR looked pretty sharp.
BMW F800GS parked among quite a few other off-road vehicles.
Until next time. Thanks for reading.