We left Tucson late, around 8:30. One member in this ride has a tank that is just over 2 gallons, She gets between 50 and 60 mpg. To be on the safe side the group hits a gas station around 90-100 miles.
If the speed lomit is 65 we travel at 70 mph. For speed limit we travel at 75 mph so that the trikes can keep pace and it allows the Burgman, if he is in the group, to keep pace until we go up hills. On the down slope or on flat runs the burgman catches up.
I think we covered just about every type of scenery we have in AZ by the end of the second day. From Jerome we headed up to Oak canyon, to the southern part of Flagsstaf where we headed down 17 to Camp Verde, over to Payson for lunch at the airport. After lunch we rode past Saguaro Lake (Who knew!! Water in AZ?!!), through Mesa, San Tan Valley, through Coolidge through Picacho onto 10 South back home.
I dropped my LT in Cottonwood at the Giant Gas station. I didn't notice that there was a slight downwards slope on my left because it was in a shadow. When she went down the slope was enough that the black wing wasn't long enough to support her, so she wound up with her rear wheel in the air. While the left mirror popped off, the black inner section, where the sprin and holes are thta the three ball type studs pop into, broke off.
The station had a small roll of "Red Green's Fix-All", silver colored duct tape, so I taped the mirror back on ad finished the day's ride.
Because a cool front rolled through AZ over the weekend the highest temp we hit was only in the upper 80s-lower 90s. Through the pine forrests of Oak Creek Canyon, aprox 7K above sea level, the near mid day temp sank to 60F.
I tried to load some pixs but each one is too large. If I switch OS, from Ubuntu to Windowz, i can resize and load some later.
Pixs of the ride are on the "FreeWheeler's" site, trip to Jerome:
Oh. Another Eclectic group of riders is headed out to Silver City this comming weelend.