This weekend the weather in Prescott, Arizona was once again near perfect. It was sunny and in the low 80s…. so what’s a guy with wanderlust to do? Yes…Wander a bit!
My buddy and I spent the day on our motorbikes. We decided to visit Crown King, one of the many picturesque little mining towns that dot the state of Arizona from north to south. It was a pretty easy ride to reach Crown King from Prescott. Travel time was just a little over an hour on blacktop and hard packed dirt trails. While in Crown King we stopped for lunch at the town Saloon. The lunch special was italian sausage with onions and banana peppers with a side of fries! Not exactly a meal on the “paleolithic-caveman diet” but it was oh so good! Man cannot live on broccoli and tofu forever…. right? Exactly… I’m glad you agree with me…. I bet if cavemen had a choice between tofu and italian sausage they would have gotten marinara sauce on their fur one piece singlets they wore! After our nutritious and delicious lunch we took a more challenging ride back to Prescott. We followed Forest Road 263 to Senator HWY and arrived in Prescott about 2 1/2 hours later. Lucky for me my new seat arrived earlier in the week and was installed on the B.O.M. for this ride! Yeah for Memory-Foam! My back, butt and legs appreciated the improvement to the riding comfort!
In the last 4 months I have made a few important improvements to my bike, called the Big Old Mare (B.O.M.) a Honda XR 650 L.
– a Corbin Seat
– a set of Double-Take Mirrors
– a Maier Windshield
– a set of new tires and tubes
– a sub-frame support
– a Clark 4.7 gallon gas tank
The improvements are all geared toward making the B.O.M. a more expedition capable motorbike!
I plan to do some long-distance trips in the near future…. to perhaps the lands of Spanish and Portuguese Speakers! Anyone want to join me….?
Above and Below, the Saloon in the mining town of Crown King, Arizona.
Below, the lunch special at the Saloon, an italian sausage sandwich! Very tasty and only 25 calories! (not)!
Above and Below, the two motorbikes on the Forest HWY 263 north of Crown King, Arizona.
Above and Below, the bikes in the Prescott National Forest!
Above and below, my buddy and I pose with our bikes for the mandatory, “I-Was-There” pictures!
What a great day, riding the dusty trails of Northern Arizona!