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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-08-2016, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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So...my boss, the owner of the company, likes to ride, just acquired his 2nd Indian, this one a new vintage.
As it turns out, there are six of us who ride at the company.
An ultra classic, wide glide, heritage softail, scout, vintage and me on the RG.....(I'm just too happy typing that)
He gets this idea, "Let's trailer the bikes to Tombstone and then we'll ride up to Sedona and across to California through Vegas"

My question to my fellow members.....any good tips or recommended stops that we should conquer?
Believe it or not, we're going to take 7-10 days with no agenda.
Needless to say, there are few guys here at work that are very excited.
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Almost everyone of us ride where I work. We operate heavy recovery trucks 24 hrs a day, everyday. Hard to get out as a group. But that sounds like a great ride. Enjoy!!


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When are you planning to take this ride?
Hopefully in the summertime.

Here's the route I'd suggest (in AZ). It's about 830 miles:

Starting in Tombstone:
80 North to Benson
I-10 East just past Willcox to 191 North to Safford
Stay on 191 North out of Safford to Three Way and Morenci
Stay on 191 North (the Devil's Highway) thru Hannagan Meadow & Alpine into Eagar
Take Business 180 West thru Eagar, turns into 260 West thru Pinetop-Lakeside & Show Low
Stay on 260 West thru Heber-Overgaard & into Payson
Stay on 260 West thru Pine & Strawberry & into Camp Verde
I-17 North to 179 North into Sedona
89-A South thru Cottonwood into Jerome
Stay on 89-A thru Prescott Valley & Prescott & on thru Yarnell & Congress
71 South to 93 North to I-40 West into Kingman
93 North to Vegas

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If you're out that way, you owe it to yourself to ride old 66 from Seligman to Kingman. 180 and 64 are pretty nice too, and you could hit the Grand Canyon while you're there.
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When are you planning to take this ride?
Hopefully in the summertime.

Here's the route I'd suggest (in AZ). It's about 830 miles:

Starting in Tombstone:
80 North to Benson
I-10 East just past Willcox to 191 North to Safford
Stay on 191 North out of Safford to Three Way and Morenci
Stay on 191 North (the Devil's Highway) thru Hannagan Meadow & Alpine into Eagar
Take Business 180 West thru Eagar, turns into 260 West thru Pinetop-Lakeside & Show Low
Stay on 260 West thru Heber-Overgaard & into Payson
Stay on 260 West thru Pine & Strawberry & into Camp Verde
I-17 North to 179 North into Sedona
89-A South thru Cottonwood into Jerome
Stay on 89-A thru Prescott Valley & Prescott & on thru Yarnell & Congress
71 South to 93 North to I-40 West into Kingman
93 North to Vegas

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I would add Seligman, Az. on Route 66 about an hour away from Kingman. Very cool town stuck in the 50's with all kinds of cool buildings and cars.
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Smarty thank you for information. We had thought about going through Phoenix but we're liking your options.

Thanks for the solid intel.....nothing left to do but smile smile smile. (Shout out to my fellow deadhead)
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Arizona has some great riding. California has some great riding. The problem we have here, is that in between lies over 200 miles of mostly flat, mostly straight, barren desert. The Interstates will get through in a few hours, but it's the interstate. The old two lanes are more interesting and less crowded but once inside California they are in horrible disrepair and can be hard on you and your machine; ride them carefully. Have fun and ride safe!
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Excellent feedback!
We've had a meeting on the trip plan based on the input, pretty fun discussions.
I'd say about some of the best meetings I've ever had at this company are about road trips.....anyway.

Seligman is on the list for sure! Oatman hit list as well. Looks like we may turn north to Utah from Vegas.

Dates are set - April 17-27 - 10 DAYS!!!! 6 Bikes!
As it unfolds I'll let you guys know what happens.
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If you do go into Utah, I highly recommend Utah rt. 12
It's spectacular!


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Dates are set - April 17-27 - 10 DAYS!!!! 6 Bikes!
As it unfolds I'll let you guys know what happens.
If you plan to ride 191 from Clifton north to Alpine - which is very highly recommended, keep an eye on the weather. You'll gain about 5,000' in elevation & encounter hundreds & hundreds of turns!

We ride it every year, but usually mid-summer!


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