Sedona, AZ '11
Total: 1100 miles
Est time: 40 hours
Map and route by Google
It's not an excuse, but due to the work load this year there have
been very few long strips. Even so trips have been tossed
around so much that they ended up getting put off... next
year. The California Delta ride is such a trip. Indeed
it's disappointing. Actually the Delta ride was suppose to
happen in October until one of the guys, Captain Minh, mentioned the
magic word. In this case, it's really a name.
Sedona. "Oh twist my arm already why don't you." It
wasn't a very hard twist. For that fact there was no twisting
involved. The last time we went to AZ was back in October of
'09, and that was a fiasco of a trip. Not only were things
bad, but we didn't get to really see anything because we were always
riding in the dark. This time around I'm determined to get
some day light and have a pleasurable long trip.
A test of my new Panasonic Lumix
camera on Mr. Speedy.
Proof that it's fast enough to capture a surprise moment.
There were suppose to be three of us this trip. However, the
Sgt ended up twisting his ankle while doing something like the
"Twist" at a wedding reception. Boy was he sorry he heated the
ankle instead of icing it initially. By T minus one week, we
was dreading smoozing the DJ at the wedding. Well, that and
half a bottle of Hennessy before falling off the stage.
Crap! Half a bottle of Hennessy would have either floored me
or had me wrestling the porcelain crown. Suffice to say, I
wasn't any where near that event and kept myself healthy before the
trip. It's always such a concern when something this big gets
planned early on. concerns of canning the trip is always
lingering in my mind until the day before the trip. In the
end, it was probably good that the Sgt didn't go as I know he
doesn't have the necessary equipment to battle the roads to
Flagstaff. You'll see what I mean when you read Day 1 (The
Day 1 - The marathon.
Day 2 - Finally!
Day 3 - Staying out of Prescott.
Day 4 - Still windy as heck.
Written on: October 11, 2011
Last modified: October 11, 2011