Last Saturday I took a little ride with Tuyen and my dad. We headed south towards Nogales and then east through the towns of Patagonia and Sonoita. I've posted the map before so I'll skip it this time. The weather has been amazingly perfect the last few weeks, 70's and 80's with little to no wind. Really nice riding weather. We met Tuyen at a nearby gas station.
The rear brake pads have been replaced. And I'm due for my second valve job in another 3000 miles. I'll probably have the brake fluid replaced at that time. The only maintenance I perform myself are the oil changes, every 5000 miles. And I oil the chain every ~300 miles or so.
Telles Grotto Shrine – This roadside shrine was
carved into a shallow cliffside niche in the late 1940’s. During
World War II, the Juan Telles family had five sons in military
service. Mrs. Telles vowed that if all five of her sons returned home
safely from the war, she would construct a shrine devoted to the
family’s patron saint. The existence of this shrine represents the
return of all five of the Telles sons and their mother’s subsequent
expression of gratitude. Once the shrine was completed, Juan and
Juanita Telles kept candles burning in it for many years. The family
is now gone, but faithful members of the community continue to light
the candles. A small parking lot and a short series of steps lead up
to the shrine on State Route 82 about three miles southwest of
Patagonia on the east side near milepost 16. (Source)
KTM 950 Adventure.
Wagon Wheel Saloon.