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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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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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Buddy Stubbs Motorcycle Museum in Arizona

Posted in Arizona, Harley-Davidson Dealers, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Museum, Motorcycles, Phoenix AZ with tags , , , , , on January 30, 2016 by DRF

I took a ride over to Buddy Stubbs Motorcycle Museum today.  I’ve been wanting to go here for quite a while and finally found the time to do it.  This display has 35 different Motorcycle Manufacturers on display.  I don’t know how many motorcycles there were, but a at least a few hundred.

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Buddy Stubbs Arizona Motorcycle Museum is worth stopping by if your in the area.  It’s located inside the dealership just to the left as you enter the building.  A very nice selection to look at.  I heard one of the employees say the oldest motorcycle on display is from 1918.

Located at: 13850 N. Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ  85022

Tonto National Forest – Lower Salt River

Posted in Motorcycles with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2015 by DRF

I took a short ride east of Phoenix, Arizona today along the Lower Salt River.  It’s part of the Tonto National Forest.

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The time was high noon with the temperature over 100 degrees.  Not the best time to take pictures.  But here’s a few anyway!  The mountain is “Red Mountain”, located on the North side of the river.  Just about every Saguaro cactus I saw had a few flowers blooming.

Nice Day for a ride in Arizona

Posted in Motorcycles with tags , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2015 by DRF

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A beautiful day here in Arizona.  I decided to take a short ride near home.  Here’s a few photos from todays ride.  The mountain to the left is Red Mountain, located just North of Mesa, AZ on the Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation.  When conditions are right, you can get some great photos of this mountain.

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A lonely Saguaro cactus against the cloudy blue sky.

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Not much traffic out this Tuesday afternoon.  Just how I like it!

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I believe the mountains in the background here are the Gold Field Mountains.

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Another desert photo.

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And another photo with a little bit of color in it.

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And this post wouldn’t be complete without a photo of my motorcycle.  After all, this is a Motorcycle Blog!  This is my favorite setup for the motorcycle with the Tour-Pak removed.  It has the Mustang Solo Seat and a Solo Luggage Rack.

San Tan Flat – Queen Creek, Arizona

Posted in Antiques, Arizona, Bar and Grill, Motorcycle Parking, Motorcycles, Queen Creek AZ, Saloon, Wagon with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2013 by DRF

Today’s motorcycle ride took me to Queen Creek, AZ.  It’s a small town located SE of Phoenix, AZ.

I stopped here at San Tan Flat Grill and Saloon.
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I wasn’t the only motorcycle rider today out for a ride.  A nice 70 degree day here in Arizona.Fotor1126133545

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The inside is decorated with a nice western theme.

Tempe Healing Field – A 911 Tribute

Posted in Arizona, Flag, Flags, Memorial, Motorcycles, Tempe AZ, USA with tags , , , , , , , on September 12, 2013 by DRF

I took a ride today to the “Memorial Healing Field” located in Tempe, AZ. It’s the longest running memorial of it’s kind in the country.

Honoring the victims of the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.  One 8 foot flag with a bio card attached is displayed honoring the nearly 3,000 individuals.

The memorial will run from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day through 9/14/2013.  It’s located at the Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ.

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A very moving display in memory of those who lost their lives that day.

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