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Indio > Hesperia CA, 293km

  Today we rode through the Joshua Tree National Park, which is very unique in that it is really a desert. The terrain started like this… …then this “tree” was the main vegetation, then it stopped suddenly and … (Apparently the photos I edit still come out sideways on iphones and ipads – not sure […]

Phoenix > Indio CA, 519kms

Ooops hit the Publish button in error, before I had finished the post. Dwight, Eddie, and the team at Apache Motorcycles in Phoenix are top blokes.  Super friendly and go the extra mile. Charlie had his big 40,000km bike service, and I needed an oil change on my bike, so because they knew we were […]

Flagstaff > Phoenix via Sidona, 253km

Rode through the beautiful Sidona Valley.  Charlie accidentally found interval photos rather than video on his helmet camera, so some pics. It was so lovely being in the shade of trees again – have missed them through the desert canyonlands. Because of the recent heavy rains, which we missed 🙂 all the pull off areas […]

Kayenta > Flagstaff, 240km

  We booked in for a tour to go through Monument Valley – made famous initially from John Wayne cowboy movies and still used as film sets today.  Some pics… This guy does the John Wayne lookout pose at the end of the bluff. This girl was a real sweetie, a local Navajo girl who […]

Green River > Kayenta, 460km

First we visited the Arches National Park.  I left my bike at the Visitors Centre and went on the back of Charlie so that I could take photos – and many photos I took !  A few… What do you see… So narrow One of the Windows arches Good creative photography Charlie That’s Charlie standing […]

Salt Lake City > Green River, 430km

From Salt Lake City I15, turned off at Spanish Fork onto the 6, 89, 31, 10 to 70 to Green River – picking up scenic routes. Good start time, lovely morning, quiet roads, then about 60km out Charlie did his check – wallet yes, phone yes, oh no passports left at the hotel.  Janet…we have […]

Bellevue ID > through Nevada >Salt Lake City UT, 632km

What a difference from yesterday, as soon as we hit the road we were in dry tussock desert, with occasional ranches. Mostly flat with long straight roads. Then suddenly this opened up below us as we crossed the bridge into Twin Falls, so unexpected.     Called in to the Yamaha dealer at Twin Falls […]

Darby MT > Bellevue ID, 450km

What a pearler of a day!!  The heavy rains went before us and cooled the temps to “just perfect”.  We followed the Salmon River Scenic Byway, and it was a stunner the whole way.  The landscape changed – yellow tussock, cliffs of sheer jagged rock,  mountains of rocky shale, pretty valleys alongside the Salmon River […]

Radium Springs > Kallispell, 358km > Darby, 302km

This is how it looked for much of the day today – heavy smoke in the air from the fires, and a strong smell of smoke. The mountains looked like shadows.  We passed one road up into the mountains which was closed, so we were pretty close.   The 270 fires in BC were all […]

Jasper > Radium Springs, 372km

Some pics of Jasper and Banff National Parks… As we got further south the smoke haze became quite bad, in fact we rode past where the recent fires had destroyed all the trees and there were still some areas smoking.  It’s only very recently that the smoke has lessened so that the mountains can be […]

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