OLD HIGHLANDER here, I live on Rt66 ,MP155 just up the road from exit 139 on I-40. I just bought an 07 650 wee, I still have to go pick it up in Texas, Feb 14th. As soon as I get it home to AZ I`ll be ready to ride and yes the weather has been great for riding and I haven`t been out enjoying it.. tap at ye soonNice riding out there...for now. Anything going on Preskitt, SedonaCottonwood, Flag troopers?
Going to be pretty toasty for camping down that way by mid-June eh?we are still doing the 2-day campout adventure ride out of Prescott-Camp Wood rd-Bagdad area June 14-15. I think the plan is to start from the Overland Journal offices off hwy 89A in N. Prescott. There is supposed to be some "industry support" of some level also. More details coming shortly.
If you're still thinking about Grand Canyon south rim, be aware of the detour south of Page Az. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CB4QFjAA&url=http://www.azdot.gov/projects/north-central/us-89-landslide/overview&ei=c5FJVIniE4HC8QHfvoC4Bw&usg=AFQjCNER6d9Va8Y-ifEfTaVLfz9alxhLvA&sig2=XKa8JG7eDSPgwUzxtqSKrg&bvm=bv.77880786,d.b2U&cad=rjaI'll post updates as I figure things out.
My preference is to go through kanab, Utah on the way down instead of the Supersslabs, Las Vegas, etc. I'm not sure if I would hit enough higher elevations to worry about weather at the end of November.
I looked at my Arizona Butler map last evening.. My initial thoughts are to work my way South & maybe east/South over a few days, probably camping, so I can hit a lot of the recommended motorcycle roads on my map. & then hit Prescott & cottonwood areas while working my way back North. Maybe check out grand canyon South rim on the way home?
It looked like there are some 5000 + foot elevations in central & southeast Arizona that I'd be looking at riding. Not sure what end of November weather is like in those areas...
Hi Doug.... The weather around Flagstaff and Northern AZ can be cold and snowy as November approaches.... you could always ride south through Kingman/Lake Havasu etc into the "Valley of the Sun".... but then, you could have nice weather also.... Mother Nature is pickled come Fall.I'm pretty concerned about what the weather will do the last part of November....... What do you think, is it silly to plan this trip for the end of November?
I don't think so, I ride every winter and yes, you can run into weather, but you will also have quiet roads, empty motels or campgrounds, and very few tourists at the scenic places. As Base Camp mentions Flagstaff will likely be cold, but it is pretty high, 7K I think. However, Sedona and other lower elevations will be about perfect riding temps.What do you think, is it silly to plan this trip for the end of November?