Going Home Tour – Day 13

Another wet, and windy day so we only did about 300km….riding through the Eisenhower  tunnel took us from 8C and spotty sunshine to a full out snow shower and 3C.  Not fun riding, but we are easy to spot in our bright gear, and actually warm and dry for a while!!

 

Going Home Tour – Day 12

Following the Colorado River – Moab Utah to Frisco Colorado. 22c at 4,000′ and raining – not too bad as the wind was reasonable – except for the gusts in Arches National Park.

The climb up along the Colorado River was amazing.

The temperature dropped with the climb and at 10,000ft and just 2.5c,

with our dashes flashing ice warnings, it was time for a boutique hotel The Frisco Inn.

Going Home Tour – Day 11

From Mike’s Facebook Post…..

Utah eye candy – it’s really crazy terrain! Spent most of the day in the 7 to 9,000ft range, 8c to 28c, skirted some rain and landed in Moab, Utah. Simply stunning terrain! Given it’s May 8th the snow was a novelty as it was our first of 2017.

 

Going Home Tour – Day 10

Got to test out our rain gear today…..windy and cold leaving Vegas, but still an amusing ride up Las Vegas Boulevard…..then north through the north west corner of Arizona…..getting hit by some heavy rain as we rode through the Zion National Park.

Going Home Tour – Day 8

Today we rode on part of Route 66 where we drove through a classic car rally and had a great lunch watching the cars drive up and down the old strip…..

then on to the New Hoover Dam Bridge and the Dam itself,…..

and then on to Las Vegas and the last AMA Supercross race of the season. The Hotel that we are staying at just happens to be where a lot of the teams are staying  too!!

 

Going Home Tour – Day 7

We rode from Tucson to Sedona today – deserts to pine trees…..wonderful elevation changes / temperatures / vegetation and geologic diversity! Riding some great roads in Arizona, what a beautiful State!

Tonight in Sedona we feel like we are in Whistler, with all the hikers and the fancy cars…..lots on money in Sedona.

Going Home Tour – Day 6

Taken from Mike’s Facebook Page……

M&M’s “Go’n Home Tour, 2017” – Day 6: Tombstone, AZ. Michele lectures Wyatt Earp on a Canadian’s point of view on Gun Control LOL!!  Doc Holiday does some window shopping while Virgil & Morgan Earp chill. We loved Tombstone!!!
We had a blast in Tombstone & at the O.K. Corral… so we have progressed about… 0km further home!!


Michele gets stopped by the Earp brothers & Doc Holiday in Tombstone! Had to take a selfie of the Harley shop for our buddy Bronte Nowicki back home… – just for fun I took a swing at Wyatt – good thing he didn’t care much – but I knew he was empty after the shootout at the O.K. Corral. Way too much fun!

 

Going Home Tour – Day 5

Things are looking a lot more familiar today……we are now in Tucson Arizona USA!

We had only one car in line in front of us for our vehicle exit process…

and nobody at immigration where we surrendered our Mexican Tourist Visas…

The American border was just 15 cars deep and that gave us time to get our Motos washed!

The street venders were very friendly and entertaining. A very professional border crossing – we were very impressed, even that was fun!

Michele checks out a huge-ass saguaro cactus on our way to Tucson.

Oh yeah…..only 1 time today did we drive down the wrong side of a Divided Mexican Highway following transport trucks as we all diverted around a huge accident…no police cars, guide trucks or flags….Yikes glad we were behind the trucks!!  Here we are coming back onto the proper side of the road…

Going Home Tour – Day 4

Yesterday we rode through hours and hours of corn fields, today we rode through hours of whet fields which turned into scrub lands with  cattle / chicken feed lots.  Now that is a nice smell, Wow!

Flat boring highway riding made interesting by the construction diversions every half hour where they put opposing traffic on the two lane rebuilt section….. Made even more interesting when we see the cars stopping at an Oxxo Store to pick up another 6 pack….

Now in Hermosillo for the night, we know we are getting closer to the US border due to the popular commercial stores popping up in the larger Towns.  Yes Costco, Walmart, Home Depot, McDonalds, Burger King and Starbucks, all places that we are used to seeing, but now other chains as well, pizza, clothing stores and lots of other eateries.  We are starting to see trucking companies on the roads we recognize and manufacturing plants especially Ford and their suppliers in this area.