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Cool Road Trip: Northern IN > ABQ > Arizona

It's that time again boys and girls.

For the last three years I've ridding from Northern Indiana to Vegas and back for vacation. This year will be a little different. Me, my wife Jen, my buddy Tom, and his wife Crystal are riding out to Arizona to putt around for a week. Tom & Crystal rode with us to Vegas last year and had a great time so this year we are doing the AZ stuff.

Tom is on a 2013 Road Glide and I've got the 2015 Road Glide. Should be a fun trip. Yes, we know it will be hotter than Hades, but coming from Indiana we actually look forward to the blistering heat. Did I mention the heat makes the beer and tequila all that much more satisfying at the end of the day? J

Our plan is to make Tulsa OK on the first night, Albuquerque NM on the second night. There are a couple of things we plan to see the following morning in ABQ, then we are going to take I25 down to 60 then run 60 over to 180 then down to 191 (the old route 666 Devilís Highway). We will take that south down to I10 and work our way into Tombstone. We plan to stay in Tombstone for a couple nights then ride through Tucson, Phoenix, and up to Prescott before starting our way back home. No real plans after Tombstone other than to try and see some cool stuff while there.

For those that live out that way, if you have suggestions on neat stuff to see feel free to post them and Iíll take notes to see what we can fit in! As always, I will try to post pics in this post after the trip, but I will also be posting a lot via social media during the trip for anybody interested.

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It's that time again boys and girls.

For the last three years I've ridding from Northern Indiana to Vegas and back for vacation. This year will be a little different. Me, my wife Jen, my buddy Tom, and his wife Crystal are riding out to Arizona to putt around for a week. Tom & Crystal rode with us to Vegas last year and had a great time so this year we are doing the AZ stuff.

Tom is on a 2013 Road Glide and I've got the 2015 Road Glide. Should be a fun trip. Yes, we know it will be hotter than Hades, but coming from Indiana we actually look forward to the blistering heat. Did I mention the heat makes the beer and tequila all that much more satisfying at the end of the day? J

Our plan is to make Tulsa OK on the first night, Albuquerque NM on the second night. There are a couple of things we plan to see the following morning in ABQ, then we are going to take I25 down to 60 then run 60 over to 180 then down to 191 (the old route 666 Devilís Highway). We will take that south down to I10 and work our way into Tombstone. We plan to stay in Tombstone for a couple nights then ride through Tucson, Phoenix, and up to Prescott before starting our way back home. No real plans after Tombstone other than to try and see some cool stuff while there.

For those that live out that way, if you have suggestions on neat stuff to see feel free to post them and Iíll take notes to see what we can fit in! As always, I will try to post pics in this post after the trip, but I will also be posting a lot via social media during the trip for anybody interested.

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Sounds like it's gonna be an awesome trip! Looking forward to the pics.

Might check out "Old Tucson" while out that way, they filmed a lot of movies there. Also while in Tucson, if you get a chance, go to Davis-Monthan and check out the boneyard. Lot of neat old planes out there. If they still do the tours. They did them when I was stationed out there, but that's been 31 yrs ago. But would be worth checking out.

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Make sure you try and make it up to Jerome, Az. when you head to Prescott. Another one is Seligmon, Az on RT 66. Classic.

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Gimme a heads up when your in the Phoenix area. You MUST check out Cave Creet and the Hideaway. I'll be happy to join you for a delicious serving of.......grape juice!
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Looks like we are getting some better details ironed out.

We are staying in Tombstone on July 3-4, then heading up to some cabins at Creekside Cabins & Lodge in Mayer AZ. That will be our home base July 5-8 while we ride all over AZ. It seems central enough to allow us to hit stuff in the Phoenix area as well as Prescott, Sedona, etc.

Still trying to find the cool stuff to see like ghost towns, old west historical stuff, cool biker bars, etc.
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The day is finally here. I'm sitting at work (16:35 EST) finishing a few last minute details, but I hit the road in the morning. I think I've done all I can to the scoot to make it ready. I had the two front rotors replaced under warranty (warped). Had my clutch switch replaced under warranty (bike wouldn't start in gear - didn't recognize when the clutch was pulled in). I serviced the engine, trans, and primary. Changed my front brake master cylinder seal due to a leak. Had the dealer spend a little time while they had it to make sure I didn't have any other warranty issues (bad bearings, etc.). Brakes are all still like new at 10,500 miles. I've checked all the controls, checked the exhaust flanges to be sure they're tight, checked basically all fasteners. Tires and air pressure us all good. Pulled the stock rear shocks and installed some Progressive 944 Ultra Touring shocks and set the preload. Hell, I can't think of much I haven't checked on it. I even gave it a deep cleaning and nice polish so it's ready for some new road bugs.

I'll be on the road at 06:30 tomorrow morning to meet at my buddy's house. We should then be rolling by just after 07:00. Our first big stop is at Gateway H-D in St. Louis. He has a standing appointment to get the 1,000-mile service done on his new CVO Road Glide Ultra. Shop says that should take long. We are still planning to make Tulsa OK by end-of-day. I'll post updates and pics via Facebook during the trip, but probably won't be able to update this thread with everything until I return.

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It's that time again boys and girls.

For the last three years I've ridding from Northern Indiana to Vegas and back for vacation. This year will be a little different. Me, my wife Jen, my buddy Tom, and his wife Crystal are riding out to Arizona to putt around for a week. Tom & Crystal rode with us to Vegas last year and had a great time so this year we are doing the AZ stuff.

Tom is on a 2013 Road Glide and I've got the 2015 Road Glide. Should be a fun trip. Yes, we know it will be hotter than Hades, but coming from Indiana we actually look forward to the blistering heat. Did I mention the heat makes the beer and tequila all that much more satisfying at the end of the day? J

Our plan is to make Tulsa OK on the first night, Albuquerque NM on the second night. There are a couple of things we plan to see the following morning in ABQ, then we are going to take I25 down to 60 then run 60 over to 180 then down to 191 (the old route 666 Devilís Highway). We will take that south down to I10 and work our way into Tombstone. We plan to stay in Tombstone for a couple nights then ride through Tucson, Phoenix, and up to Prescott before starting our way back home. No real plans after Tombstone other than to try and see some cool stuff while there.

For those that live out that way, if you have suggestions on neat stuff to see feel free to post them and Iíll take notes to see what we can fit in! As always, I will try to post pics in this post after the trip, but I will also be posting a lot via social media during the trip for anybody interested.

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Lemme know when you're in town! Live on the west side of Albuquerque and youre welcome to stay here. Sandia crest, and Jemez (Gilman Tunnels) are some nice local areas to see. The 666 would be cool, would like to join you on that one!
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Theres also tent rocks...
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Although you may have trouble finding rt 666...

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