Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Life On The RZR's Edge/Side

In an effort to breakup the monotony of our routine, boring rides, we decided to try something different today... we may have overdone it a bit.

Later, Gary suffers a similar fate while attempting an intricate backup maneuver on a hairpin turn.

Unique way to inspect skid plate

Fortunately, no one was hurt and the only damage to the machines was some mangled tupperware. All in all a fun day where no one acted their age. Lastly, many thanks to Ron for winching us back on all fours.

Update: If at first you do not succeed...

Friday, January 24, 2014

Woodpecker & Highway To Hell

Today, we rode "Woodpecker" and part of the "Highway To Hell" southeast of Florence Junction. Here's what you can expect along the way...

Terry demonstrates how to save rubber on tires
(click on photos to enlarge)

Entrance to "Highway To Hell"
(those are vehicle parts from the trail)

Where we turned around on "Highway To Hell"

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Karen's Birthday

Today was Karen's birthday and this was her present...

New park model

Birthday Party / Happy Hour(s)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Jack Handle Trail

Is another extreme jeep trail southeast of the Florence Junction. It's relatively short but has a couple of interesting obstacles that cannot be by-passed. Here's John and Ron making the first climb look easy...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Today's Photos

Pioneers in spirit

Ancient cliff dwellers

Gails's favorite part of the ride - lunch

Caution: The following video is "R" rated for strong language...

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sonoran Desert

If you have never ventured into the Sonoran Desert, I think you would be surprised at how beautiful a desert can be. Although I have taken hundreds of photos over the last two winters, I have not yet been able to capture what the eye is able to take in, particularly, the distant panoramic vistas.

Terry, Gail, Tom, Jordana

Friday, January 10, 2014

Crime Spree In RV Park

Note to Denny and Toby: this photo can be purchased for a very reasonable price...

"Breaking & Entering" in progress
(click on image to enlarge)

Monday, January 06, 2014

Elvis - Box Canyon Loop

I teamed up with those intrepid guys from Michigan, Gary and John, to ride Elvis and Box Canyon coming in from the Cottonwood trailhead. A track of the ride has been uploaded to EveryTrail. I would recommend running Elvis south to north (we ran north to south) as you would be going upstream which allows you to see the obstacles more clearly.

Elvis is known as an "extreme jeep trail" but we were able to work our way around the sections that we deemed impassible for the RZRs and that allowed us to run the entire trail. Here's a video of John getting a "cardio-workout"...

Thursday, January 02, 2014

First Ride of 2014

"The Gang"

Here's Gail thinking of increasing the amount of insurance on Terry

Remnant from WWII practice bomb