Monthly Archives: April 2014

Snowbound! – Saturday 26th April 2014

We’ve woken up to snow over the roads and an intermittent blizzard blowing outside. The Railside RV people are great – free coffee, oat cereal, waffles. So we sitting out the snowstorm glad we didn’t camp but slept on the … Continue reading

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Getting our Bikes on Route 66 – Friday 25th April (56 miles, tho’ about 53 on route)

Today was made a great deal easier by a moderate to strong SSW wind that pushed us from Chino Valley to Ash Fork on the 89 and then uphill along the Interstate I40 until Williams and a fragment of route … Continue reading

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Traffic and the Art of Map Reading on the Way to Chino Valley – Thursday 24th April 2014 (60 miles, only 51 on route)

Today was surprisingly tough due to my slight cold, the heavy traffic between Prescott and Chino Valley, getting lost in Prescott (all the difference between the mileage we did and the mileage on route) and the fact that we didn’t … Continue reading

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Climbing to Yarnell – Wednesday 23rd April 2014 (61 miles, 60 on route)

Since the Grand Canyon is over a mile deep, we need to get to at least a mile above sea level in order to look at it from the canyon rim. Today we went from 1500′ to about 5000′ at … Continue reading

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Apache Junction to Surprise via Phoenix Suburbia – Tuesday 22nd April 2014 (68 miles but only 61 on route)

We intend to ramble up to the Grand Canyon rather than head straight for the Pacific (a mere 400 miles away, why we can smell the sea breeze). Why? Well, we can’t miss the Grand Canyon and we would like … Continue reading

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Desert Gardens on the Way to Apache Junction – Monday 21st April 2014 (58 miles but only about 51 on route)

Your browser does not support the video tag. We got off to a slow start due to, firstly, trying to phone people and the phone saying general error (we tried phoning yesterday but we were in the desert so our … Continue reading

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Getting Across the Globe – 20th April 2014 (Easter Sunday, 78 miles, 75 miles on route).

A journey across a fairly baking scrubby desert with some hills. We were not sad to leave Red Lamp RV – 5 out of 10 for campers (whereas Silver City would have been awarded 9 out of 10). Arizona does … Continue reading

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Tremendous Landscapes, But We Do the Washing – Saturday 19th April (42 miles but only about 38 on route)

Your browser does not support the video tag. We knew that today would have to be a short day since you either do 40-ish or else you have to reach Globe, 110 miles away (hilly too). So we planned to … Continue reading

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Downhill (mostly) to Three Way – Good Friday, 18th April 2014 (85 miles, about 82 on route)

We got up a touch earlier today since we’d worked out that we really need to do 85 miles or so to get to the next campsite – which is on a lawn provided by the USFS (US Forestry Service) … Continue reading

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Cliff Dwellers and a Tough Hilly Ride – Thursday 17th April 2014 (52 miles but only 48 on route)

Your browser does not support the video tag. After a modest breakfast we chatted to Grant, who is doing hot springs – he has a book that details many more on our route. So we hope to find at least … Continue reading

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