Monday, November 19, 2012

"2359" Ride

Group ride to the mountains east of Gold Camp. A track of the ride including speed and elevation has been uploaded to EveryTrail.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

RC Jet Engine Model Airplanes

Dave, Bob and I attended a remote control, jet engine model aircraft show. These $5,000+ model airplanes were extremely realistic including the sound of the engines (at times, I felt like I was at LAX). And in the hands of experienced pilots, the aerial acrobatics were fascinating to watch.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Battle Axe To Coke Ovens

We trailered the ORVs to Battle Axe road south of Superior and then followed a track Don had downloaded to my GPS to the Coke Ovens where we crossed the Gila River and then looped back to our entry route. I believe we all have a better understanding of what Don means when he says "we had to blaze a trail part of the way". It appeared no one had been on the section along the railroad tracks since he was there two years ago (a machete would have been a nice accessory).

All in all it was a great ride with lots of variety and beautiful scenery which everyone seemed to enjoy. A track of the ride including distance, time, speed and elevation has been uploaded to EveryTrail.

Manly Men

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

One of my favorite places to visit in Tucson is the Desert Museum, particularly, when they are having the raptor free flight demonstrations. This time I had the good fortunate to have Carolyn, a Tucson native who I met in Kalispell, Montana this summer, join me (it's always nice to have someone to share the experience with).

"Photo of the Day"

Saturday, November 03, 2012

"Ride Now" Demo Event

Dave B, Dave H, and I took in the Ride Now dealership demo event where they test drove the new Can-Am Maverick. The general consensus was it was too loud and not right for the kind of riding we do in the desert. There was also a boat drag race next door but we decided not to attend as it looked a little boring after the first few minutes.

When D&D told me they were there to look at the new models, I thought they meant machines

Then, they kept asking this young lady to lean over and help them with the forms

And finally, they got around to looking at the new machines

The engine is almost as big as the boat

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Desert Rattlesnake

You never know what you are going to find in the desert...

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