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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.












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.


Saguaro Lake, AZ.


Helicopter approaching the helipad.


Departing the helipad.


Motorcycle parking at the lake.


Theodore Roosevelt Lake – Arizona

Posted in Arizona, Bridge, Bridges, Dam, Lakes, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Water with tags on March 3, 2016 by DRF

I took a day off from work and decided to take a ride.  I rode over to Roosevelt Lake in Arizona.  I’ve never been to this lake before.  Here’s a few photos of the Lake, Dam and Bridge.






It sure was a nice day for a ride.  190 miles round trip and temperatures in the high 80’s.

Tonto National Forest Recreation Area and Salt River Recreation

Posted in Arizona, River, Salt River, Water with tags , , , on June 8, 2014 by DRF

I haven’t been able to ride much this year because we’ve been on mandatory 6 day work weeks since January!  Other than riding to work, I haven’t been able to venture very far from home yet.  I did take a short ride this afternoon and here’s a few photos I came up with.


Headed North towards the Tonto National Forest Recreation Area along the Lower Salt River.  Just East of Phoenix, AZ.


This photo doesn’t reflect it, but this road was quite busy with weekend travelers.


At the intersection of the Bush Highway and North Ellsworth Rd, is the Salt River Recreation area.


Here you can rent a tube and get a bus pass to float down the Salt River.


All day rates for a tube rental and bus rides is $17 per person for the entire day.


I saw quite a few busses coming and going today.  The bus ride will take you up river and you’ll float back down to when the busses picked you up.


I stopped a one of the parking lots along the river for a few photos.


Several people enjoying the nice warm day.


Groups of people had set up sun shades and were enjoying the afternoon.


A nice sunny day here in Arizona.


Several people enjoying the nice cool river.

Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach CA

Posted in California, Fletcher Cove CA, Motorcycles, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Pacific Ocean, Scenic View, Solana Beach CA, Water, Waves with tags , , , , , on April 28, 2014 by DRF




DSCF0149Here’s a beautiful location for viewing the Pacific Ocean.  Fletcher Cove, located in Solana Beach, CA along the Pacific Coast Highway.

South Carlsbad State Beach North Ponto

Posted in Beach, California, Carlsbad CA, Motorcycles, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Pacific Ocean, Scenic View, Water, Waves with tags , , , on April 27, 2014 by DRF





As I head South towards San Diego on the Pacific Coast Highway, a stop at South Carlsbad State Beach North Ponto for a few photos.

Red Mountain, The Salt River and a House with a Nice Thanksgiving Theme

Posted in Arizona, Clouds, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Mountains, Red Mountain, River, Salt River, Water with tags on November 12, 2013 by DRF

Todays motorcycle ride took me to a few different places.

My intent was to just go out and find some “colorful” locations for a few photos.

IMG_5717A small park with nice green grass.

IMG_5723A house I passed on my way out of town.  Very nice!

IMG_5734Red Mountain along the Salt River east of Phoenix, Arizona.

IMG_5736A view of The “Salt River” from the “Granite Reef Recreation Site”.

IMG_5761The “Salt River” in the “Tonto Recreation Area, Lower Salt River”.

I was experimenting with the custom color settings in my camera.  I set my camera to “Landscape” mode, and increased the “sharpness”, “saturation” and the “color tone” up by one notch.

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