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PostSubject: Arizona Trip   Sat May 12, 2018 7:54 am

Well, I made it to Phoenix. Some 2200 miles since leaving home, Indianapolis. Two more weeks off work and no real plans after going to the Phoenix Mile today.

The GRiSO did a fine job. I'm loaded down pretty good, tent sleeping bag etc. The only issue being the rider. My knees start getting sore after a while. My doctor says I have a little arthritis there but it's to be expected after crawling around in airplanes so many years. The small tank helps providing opportunity to stretch my legs.

My wife flew in and we're staying with friends. It's a nice Mother's Day, birthday, get away for her too. My friend Jeff and I took a run up to Payson yesterday. He rides a Harley bagger but moves it along pretty well. I kind of left him when the road got interesting, visiting the far north side of the posted legal limit.

I only have a few pictures, my phone crapped in Oklahoma.

Who says you can't tour on a GRiSO ?
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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Sat May 12, 2018 8:40 am

Couple pictures

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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Sat May 12, 2018 11:44 am

Well done Ratso! That’s a pretty good haul. If you make it to So Cal, I’d be happy to do a tour of the local mountains.
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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Sat May 12, 2018 3:15 pm

Excellent! More pics if you get your device sorted. We like pics.

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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Sun May 13, 2018 10:16 am

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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Mon May 14, 2018 11:49 am

Sounds like a great trip, Ratso.
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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Mon May 14, 2018 9:44 pm

George would/could tour on his GRiSO with a stock seat and no windscreen.

I had to get a Russell Day Long.
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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Tue May 15, 2018 10:12 am

Rough morning leaving Phoenix. I'm fine. Waiting for the tow truck.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Tue May 15, 2018 11:05 am

Gah! I had one two weeks ago. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Tue May 15, 2018 3:40 pm

Got a tow truck to pick up the bike. It's at the shop getting a couple new shoes.

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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Tue May 15, 2018 4:40 pm

Free miles on the GRiSO. Did you sit up front?
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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Tue May 15, 2018 5:11 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Tue May 15, 2018 5:12 pm

Yeah, no shit !

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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Wed May 16, 2018 6:34 am

I'll be out there myself (on my Norge) this weekend. I changed my tires before I leave! Should be in Page AZ Sat. Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Capital Reef, and Canyonlands are on the list. Long ride from IL - am so looking forward to it! Meet us for a camp at Muley Point Friday night!
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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Thu May 17, 2018 10:05 am

Well, challenges aside, I made it to Southern California yesterday evening.

The Phoenix Mile was a good time as always. Local Indianapolis kid, Kevin Stollings, won the 450 class. I've been watching him win since he was about four feet tall.

Installed a set of Michelin Road 5 tires after the rear getting punctured. A very nice upgrade from the stock Metzelers.

LBC, I'll be heading home tomorrow so no time to meet up for a ride.

CBXTC, I was planning a run through Durango so I may be able to meet you somewhere along the way. Have to figure that out.

Three weeks on the road seems like a long time but my window is closing. Hope not to have any extra challenges on the return run.
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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Thu May 17, 2018 10:07 am

Punctured Metzeler

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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Thu May 17, 2018 10:10 am

New Michelin

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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Thu May 17, 2018 10:13 am

Another new Michelin

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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Thu May 17, 2018 1:27 pm

Hey Fatso, great stuff. if you come past my way in Tasmania you won't need your tent theres a bed here for you ....
Cheers, stay safe
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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Thu May 17, 2018 2:10 pm

Hi Ratso,
Let us know how the Michelin 5's go, I need to replace my PR 4's soon
Ride safe,
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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Thu May 17, 2018 7:45 pm

Ratso,

Are you going to be at the Reunion motorcycle show in Indianapolis on June 2nd & 3rd ?

If I can get my work finished in time I was going to go to that. Might see you there.
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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Fri May 18, 2018 2:14 pm

What are you getting MPG on the highway?
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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Fri May 18, 2018 3:49 pm

MPG's are low 33-39 depending on the right hand.
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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Fri May 18, 2018 3:51 pm

Yeah, Nobleswood, I'm off that weekend.

Sounds like a plan.
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PostSubject: Re: Arizona Trip   Sat May 19, 2018 4:59 pm

Made it in and out of Flagstaff again.

Quick stop at four corners to take a leak.

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Made Durango. Hit a little rain. Enjoying a little relax after a fine day.

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