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.

 

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.

 

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

Mining Camp Restaurant

Posted in Motorcycles on February 21, 2016 by DRF

My latest ride took me to the historic Mining Camp Restaurant located at 6100 E Mining Camp St, Apache Junction AZ 85119.

This is a favorite of ours.  Located near the Superstition Mountains.  Inside you’ll find a gift shop at the entrance, and two different choices for dining.  One section has a restaurant style seating with booths and tables for a more intimate setting.  Another section is “family style”.  The large room is full of picnic style tables where your food is brought out in large portions and placed in the center of the table for everyone to share.

If you decide to go, be sure and check the website for their hours.  They change depending on the time of year you plan to visit.

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I took more photos of the two dining areas, but for some reason WordPress keeps giving me error messages when I try to upload them.  The only inside photo is the last one here showing the entrance to the gift shop.

Superstition Mountain Museum

Posted in Apache Junction AZ, Arizona, Motorcycles, Mountains, Old Buildings, Phoenix, Phoenix AZ, Scenic View, Wagon with tags , , , , , , , on February 20, 2016 by DRF

I took a ride over to the Superstition Mountain Museum.  They’re located to the east of Phoenix, AZ in the east valley, close to Apache Junction.  A nice place with a great view of the Superstition Mountains.

I won’t go into detail about this place, if you’re interested, just click on the link in the fist paragraph to see their website.

Here’s a few photos:

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