Don Laughlin’s Auto Collection

Posted in Automobile, Classic Car, Harley-Davidson, Laughlin NV, Motorcycle, Motorcycles with tags , , , , on May 4, 2016 by DRF

While at the Laughlin River Run, I decided to take a look at Don Laughlin’s Automobile Collection.  It’s located at the Riverside Resort and Casino.  Here’s a few photos.

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Laughlin River Run 2016

Posted in Harley-Davidson, Laughlin NV, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Events, Motorcycle Parking, Motorcycles with tags , , , , , , on May 2, 2016 by DRF

I didn’t take very many photos this year at the Laughlin River Run.  I’ve been here several times over the years, and for some reason taking photos wasn’t high on my priority list this time.

Anyway, here’s a few I took with my cell phone.

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Tortilla Flat, Arizona

Posted in Arizona, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Saloon, Tortilla Flat, Tortilla Flat AZ with tags , , , , , on April 21, 2016 by DRF

A nice day for another Motorcycle Ride.  This time to Tortilla Flat in Arizona.

Here’s a quote from their website:

Tortilla Flat is an authentic remnant of an old west town, nestled in the midst of the Tonto National Forest, in the Superstition Mountain RangeTortilla Flat started out as a stagecoach stop in 1904 and neither fire nor flood has been able to take away this historic stop along the Historic Apache Trail.”

The road from the West, State Road 88 is paved but VERY ROUGH and has a lot of curves and switch backs for about 20 miles.  It wasn’t a very enjoyable on my motorcycle.  The curves and switch backs would have been enjoyable if it wasn’t so rough.  This road needs some serious work.  The road leading out of town to the East towards Roosevelt Lake, is unpaved and I would Not recommend taking on a large motorcycle on it.

If you like Jalapeno and Chili, I recommend the Jalapeno Chili at the Superstition Saloon.  Very good (and hot!).

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Canyon Lake – Tonto National Forest, AZ

Posted in Arizona, Bridge, Bridges, Camping, Canyon Lake AZ, Lakes, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, National Forest, One Lane Bridge, Scenic View, Water with tags , , , , , , on April 20, 2016 by DRF

Canyon Lake – Location: Less than an hour East of Phoenix, AZ in the Tonto National Forest.

Here’s a few photos I took on my ride over to Canyon Lake.  A nice day in Arizona for a motorcycle ride.  To get to this lake, you have to ride over 2, one-land bridges.  They have quite a few camping spaces available for campers.  There’s also a lot of boats at the marina.  I’m not sure why, but I didn’t take any photos of the camping sites or the marina where they had quite a few boats.  There was a restaurant and a Steam Boat were you can take a ride around the lake.

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Goldfield Ghost Town

Posted in Apache Junction AZ, Arizona, Ghost Town, Gold Field Ghost Town AZ, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Mountains, Phoenix, Superstition Mountains AZ with tags , , , , on April 17, 2016 by DRF

Goldfield Ghost Town.  Location: 4650 N Mammoth Mine Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85119.

Located East of Phoenix, AZ.  A nice relaxing place to walk around and take in the sights of the old Ghost Town.  After my walk around town, I sat on the patio with a nice cold drink and enjoyed a fantastic view of the Superstition Mountains.  I’ve been here several times and will definitely go back.

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Red Mountain and My Motorcycle!

Posted in Motorcycles on March 6, 2016 by DRF

One of my most frequent rides here in Arizona is past Red Mountain.  It’s near my home and when I want to take a quick ride, I usually end up going this direction.  I never get tired of taking photographs of it.  I took this one with my cell phone camera so the quality isn’t very good.

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Red Mountain in Arizona

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And a shameless photo of my motorcade.

This is the 4th Harley I’ve owned over the years and I can say it’s my favorite (so far…).  It’s a  2016 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited (FLHTK).  I’ve added a few  extra pieces of chrome/bling as well as Vance & Hines Power Duals with 4″ Monster Ovals.

I guess I like taking photos of this too!

 

Saguaro Lake – Arizona (w/ a Helicopter Sighting!)

Posted in Arizona, Harley-Davidson, Lakes, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Parking, Motorcycles, Water with tags , , on March 5, 2016 by DRF

Another ride to another lake.  This time to Saguaro Lake, NE of Phoenix, AZ.  While I was there a police helicopter made an approach and departure from the helipad.  I’m guessing he was practicing his approach and departure maneuvers.  He only stayed on the ground for a few seconds.  I didn’t get many photos this trip, but here’s a few.

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Saguaro Lake, AZ.

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Helicopter approaching the helipad.

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Departing the helipad.

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Motorcycle parking at the lake.

 

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