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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-20-2016, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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Polar vortex ride - 2016

I had some vacations to use or lose. So I went on my Polar Vortex 2016 (when I grew up in North Dakota, this time of year was just considered winter) ride of southeast Arizona. Last summer my brother and I planned to take US highway 191 from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. We covered a lot of US 191 but not border to border. The section from Safford AZ to Douglas AZ has eluded me for a long time. I headed east out of Phoenix to Safford then down to Douglas. Worked my way up to Tucson and stayed with an old high school buddy. Rode 450 miles the first day and 130 miles to the second day to get back to Phoenix.

See the link below for a short video and a few pictures.

https://milestwogo.smugmug.com/Motor...ZONA-DECEMBER/
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Good pics & video. Thanks for sharing. Like the hills then flats, you have it all..
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Some interesting things to see in AZ.
Thanks for the pix.
I was fortunate to be a passenger in a cage and observe on a recent vacation.
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Cool video, thanks....
Sort of plan a trip down near Tucson in spring.
VTX 1300 buddy just moved to area. We are planning a visit/ride in spring/summer.


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Cool video, thanks....
Sort of plan a trip down near Tucson in spring.
VTX 1300 buddy just moved to area. We are planning a visit/ride in spring/summer.

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Try to plan no later than early May, the temps will start to climb. My favorite month in the desert around Phoenix is April. Highs around 90 lows around 60.

Here in Phoenix a most riders head north in the summer (high elevation) and south in the winter. Riding in the desert when the temps are cool is very nice. The only thing about riding in the winter with the sun lower on the horizon is the sun is always in your eyes.
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Nice video, look's like you had a fun trip. Thanks for sharing.
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