Category Archives: AZ Trips

Crown King Or Bust! Ok Fine, Bust. 4-15-2012

I don’t write about all of our trips for a couple of reasons. Mainly I just don’t have time. But also, even though I thoroughly enjoy every one of our rides, not every trip is a story. Our trip last … Continue reading

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I Shall Call My Masterpiece…Rock. Rawhide Canyon 1-15-12

There aren’t very many places that I will agree to go riding during the winter. Even with my helmet, sitting in a moving vehicle with no windshield, doors or roof, is pretty chilly. We won’t venture too far north and … Continue reading

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Tunnel? There’s A Tunnel Around Here? 7-23-11

This trip was going to be the second try of a weekend where we returned to the valley via a large red tow truck. There was a circle route Ralph had mapped out for us to do along the Old … Continue reading

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Note To Self: Always Bring Helmet And Jacket. Jerome To Williams. 5-29-11

So here it is Sunday morning and we have no plans. Ralph says to me “Let’s go for a ride!” Of course I’m all for it. But where to? He’d been talking about a trip from Jerome to Williams through … Continue reading

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Crazy Beautiful. May 15, 2011

I knew it was going to be a wonderful day when we arrived at our parking spot off hwy 188 and the view was the east side of my beloved Four Peaks and in the foreground a sprawling Roosevelt Lake. It … Continue reading

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Questions, Answers And Surprises: The Mineral Mountains Revisited 5-8-11

This trip we had a mission. Our last ride in this area left us with a couple of unanswered questions. First, was there a way around the roughest stretch I’ve ever experienced; where the road is a cascade of boulders? … Continue reading

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A Look Back In Time: US60 And The Claypool Tunnel 5-1-11

Last weekend Ralph shot in an archery tournament in Globe. The tournament had sessions on both Saturday and Sunday. I love watching Ralph compete. He’s head of the class in pretty much everything he does. I think some men are meant … Continue reading

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Crown King Chili Cook Off: None As Good As Ralph’s 4-16-11

  First, I want to say that Ralph’s chili is the absolute best chili I’ve ever had. Yes, I am his head cheerleader and that’s how it should be. But honestly, his chili is the best! As I mentioned in my story … Continue reading

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In Our Own Backyard 4-23-11

The Goldfield Mountains are one of the most scenic places we can take a ride that is just outside our back door. Only a few miles up the Apache Trail toward Canyon Lake, we parked the truck at one of … Continue reading

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Adventure And Beauty: The Perfect Ride 4-17-11

As much as I love all the places my husband takes me, I get really excited when the trip is a new one for him too. I guess it’s the forging new trails together, that gets to me. I think … Continue reading

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