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T-Dubing in the Sand Flats Recreation Area

The Sand Flats Recreation Area, the northern entrance of which is located in the city of Moab, provides the local area with camping sites, slick rock and 4x4 Jeep trails and lots of room for hikes and such.I rode there today to do a recon of the campsites and see as to their functionality for future use in terms of space and 4G cellular signal.BLUF:  I only found one campground in the recreation area with decent signal, specifically Juniper 8.  The other campsites I stopped at were for cars and ...
Tags: Colorado, Motorcycles, Moab, Sunset, Ural, Hotchkiss, Yagi, Manti La Sal National Forest, RV Trips, Rabbit Valley, Yagi Rides, Slick Rock Bike Trail, Castle Valley Overlook, Porcupine Rim

Training on loose sand, experimenting with tire air pressures

Today's primary objective after work was to train/work on riding on loose sand, something that proved quite difficult at times in the last couple of days.  I got to a small stretch leading to the Mill Canyon Trailhead and began trying different air pressure levels. Started off at 13 PSI, not very stable and much use of the "outriggers", my feet dabbing the sand in order to remain upright. Lowered it to 11 PSI on the front and 10 in the rear.  Better handling with some occasional dabbing.  ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Moab, Sunset, Sal, Scarlett, PSI, Yagi, Uralisti, Yagi Rides, La Sal Mountains Imposing Rock

T-Dubing to the Canyonlands National Park

Today was a ride to familiar locations, Shaffer Trail and the sights of Canyonland National Park.  These locations are west of Moab along Utah 313, a nicely paved road with some curvy sections to keep motorcycle riders entertained. Today's sunrise was "OK" For the record, it's almost 12 miles to the Archview RV Campground which is located at the junction of 191 and 313.  From there it's about 24 miles more to Shaffer's Trail so not a long ride.  I would end up filling up Yagi's small tank both...
Tags: Utah, Motorcycles, Moab, Sunrise, Sunset, Shaffer, Canyonlands National Park, Yagi, White Rim Road, RV Trips, Potash Road, Yagi Rides, Shaffer Trail, Musselman Arch, Merrimac OHV Loop

T-Dubing and Glamping in Moab, Days 1 & 2

Sunday, May 12Drove Umarange, the URRV, towing Yagi, the 2006 Yamaha TW200 (T-Dub) 6 hrs to The Utah border, 7 to Willow Springs shortly after 1700 with 1006 departure.  The thought was to use the same spot as the last time I was here but after I wasted two hours trying to find a free spot that had good signal, had ot give it up.I drove 10 miles back north to North Klondike Bluff and found a site with great signal since right across the highway from cell tower.  Had the site all to my...
Tags: Utah, Motorcycles, Moab, Glamping, BLM, Sunset, Yamaha, Ural, Willow Springs, PSI, Canyonlands National Park, Yagi, Merrimac, RV Trips, URRV, Courthouse Rock

Riding Brigitta to a Sunset

Yep, sunset pictures....again.It was Brigitta's turn in the rotation for riding so it was her that posed for the pictures.CCjon had suggested to me that instead of continuing sunset pics...don't post more till one comes along that beats the top ten sunsets I've shot before.Of course, have I done that?  Compile a list of top ten?  Nope.  Sorry CCjon.Instead, I inflict these upon you, my faithful audience. [Author: [email protected] (redlegsrides)]
Tags: Motorcycles, Sunset, Brigitta, Rides - Brigitta

Back home and a Spring Sunset

Got back from Glamping in the Hugo SWA this past Saturday.Got the URRV all cleaned up, fixed a few things that needed fixing such as the trailer marker light on the left side (the light portion disappeared), further secured the light that lets me check the water level on the fresh water tank and determined tongue weight on the trailer for future usage.Not much else to report, rode the other rig, Fiona and Brigitta got some much needed exercise as well this week.  Trying to be better about keepin...
Tags: Motorcycles, Glamping, Sunset, Scarlett, Fiona, Brigitta, Swa, Scarlett Rides

Nice, then scary, then nice weather day

Not much riding today, work kept me pretty busy along with rigging up a light to show the water level in the fresh water tank; since the monitoring sensor has gone on the fritz this trip.No sunrise pics for this posting.  Kept looking out the wrong window when deciding whether to get up or not to capture the sunrise.  Doh!The weather was sunny to partly cloudy all morning and until perhaps 3:30 PM, shortly before then then I watched dark clouds approaching from the west along with some pretty st...
Tags: Weather, Motorcycles, Sunset, RV Trips

More Boondocking - Visiting two other SWAs and Yagi proves some what cargo capable.

A pretty good sunrise today: Today I found myself missing the enormous cargo capacity presented by the sidecar of a Ural rig.I was low on fresh water and some other foodstuff so it was time to head into the somewhat nearby town of Hugo, CO.Using a ratchet strap (which didn't really handle the bumps well) and some bungie cords, I got the water and groceries onto Yagi and we made it home with only some water spilled onto my backside when the jug came loose from the ratchet strap.Yagi did ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Sunrise, Sunset, Scarlett, Swa, Yagi, Yagi Rides, State Wildlife Areas, Lake Kinney SWA, Lake Kinney

Boondocking again at the Hugo SWA (State Wildlife Area)

The day started with one goal and after several factors ended up with me boondocking at the Hugo SWA, one of my favorite boondocking spots. Late sunrise at Oil Well Flats BLM site First I thought I'd find a spot to park near Pikes Peak and take Yagi up America's Mountain.  The search for a spot to leave the RV and trailer proved fruitless and after wasting some time on the southern portion of Rampart Range Road, the weather had moved in and going up the mountain was no longer attractive.Note t...
Tags: America, Motorcycles, Sunrise, Sunset, Woodland Park, Pikes Peak, Swa, Yagi, RV Trips, Rampart Range Road

Short Rides

Last ten days or so have been a bit of a strain in the House of Chang.Miles, aka Thing 2, was finally diagnosed with a severe case of Mononucleosis and much time was spent in different emergency rooms and urgent care facilities over the last couple of months before that was determined.Good news is, all other much more worrisome causes have been eliminated, it's definitely Mono. In between visits to medical facilities, I worked in some short rides. April 7...clear views of nearby peaks  Mount ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Denver, Sunset, Scarlett Rides, Yagi Rides, House of Chang Miles aka Thing

Spring Sunsets, a little Glamping and a Hazy Sunrise

Not much to report.Just some sunsets from last week, pics of a short Glamping trip which got cut short due to other issues, and the sunrise that greeted me as I made ready to go back home. April 1:  Mount Evans pre-sunset Mount Evans post-sunset April 03:  Sunset Colors after a Spring Rain April 04:  Denver Skyline April 04, Glamping at the Hugo SWA and a T-Dub Sunset:  Glamping site in the Hugo State Wildlife Area (SWA)  Yagi of the West!  Can you...
Tags: Motorcycles, Sunrise, Sunset, Mount Evans, Swa, Yagi, RV Trips

The Southwestern Sojourn - Days 61 & 62: Back in Colorado

Friday, Jan 25Left the Snyder Hill BLM site near Tucson before the sun was even up.  Drove the I-10 super slab eastbound towards the Monticello BLM site located to the north of Truth or Consequences, NM.It's turning out to be my "go to" BLM site while transiting New Mexico.Got there with plenty of time to run the 4KW generator and power the air compressor to blow out all the plumbing of water. Heading back to cold Colorado you see, have to winterize the rig.  Had also stopped on the way to the B...
Tags: Colorado, Motorcycles, New Mexico, BLM, Sunset, Tucson, Uma, Scarlett, RV Trips, URRV, Monticello BLM, Snyder Hill BLM

The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 60: Returning to Colorado

Left Quartzsite this morning and ended up near Tucson by 5:00 PM. Long day behind the wheel but it's time to get back home and get some stuff done, Scarlett repaired or sold or both, and get Uma the URRV ready for another trip.I did stop by my FIL's home to pick up the camera/lens and meds I'd forgotten to bring with me in the flight back to AZ from Denver.Warm day, sunny skies, and I was in the RV driving...oh well.So now spending the night at the Snyder Hill BLM site near Tucson.  It's becomin...
Tags: Colorado, Motorcycles, Arizona, Denver, Sunset, Tucson, Scarlett, Az, Quartzsite, FIL, RV Trips, Snyder Hill BLM

The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 57: Linking up with RichardM in Quartzsite, AZ

Broke camp early and left the State Trust Land near Congress, AZ. Leaving last night's campsite area A couple of hours later, I was in the traffic zoo that is apparently Quartzsite in late January!Holy Cow, never seen so many RVs and cars crammed into so small a town.  The BLM areas looked quite saturated as well.  December is definitely the time to be at Quartzsite, not late January when there's a Gem Show, Hamfest (Ham Radio gathering), Schoolie-Palooza (RVs converted from old school bus...
Tags: Alaska, Motorcycles, Arizona, BLM, Denver, Sunset, Lightroom, La Paz, Bridget, Scarlett, Quartzsite, Scarlett Repairs, RichardM, RV Trips, Quartzsite AZ, Congress AZ Leaving

The Southwestern Sojourn - Days 54 -56: A Wedding in Denver, and now back in Arizona

Friday, Jan 18.Didn't get much riding done, wasn't feeling it I guess.  The weather wasn't great, light snow and snow-covered streets.  I had ridden Fiona to the auto parts store to get a 35mm socket wrench that I will be using to seat the replacement oil seal for Scarlett's leaking final drive.Saturday, Jan 19.Today was Eric L's and Danielle F.'s wedding day at the Brown Palace Hotel in downtown Denver.   It was a lot of fun seeing all of Eric's daughters together in one place again, they'd all...
Tags: Colorado, Motorcycles, Arizona, Denver, Sunset, Eric, Bridget, Martha, Scarlett, Danielle, Fiona, Quartzsite, Phoenix AZ, State Trust, RV Trips, Brown Palace Hotel

The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 53: Colorado Interlude: Back in Centennial

Flew home from Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix yesterday evening.Southwest Airlines flight was delayed, which did allow for this viewing of the sunset from Terminal 4: The flight itself, in spite of the regular dose of Xanax I had for flights, sucked as usual.Packed to the gills, asshole next to me with of course no concept of personal space, and shitheads in the baggage retrieval area and enroute to the the departures area.By the time Martha and Patrick picked me up, which was very shortly after...
Tags: Motorcycles, Southwest Airlines, Sunset, Misc, Phoenix, Patrick, Martha, Centennial, Sky Harbor

The Southwestern Sojourn - Days 50 & 51 An Unlisted BLM site and Rain

Monday, JAN 14Decided the Painted Rock Petroglyph had become a bit crowded for me as more RVs had taken up residence.During Sunday's riding, I'd found some seemingly suitable spots along Rocky Point Road, on BLM land (according the map provided by with good cell signal.I packed up Uma the URRV and dragging Scarlett along on her trailer, we left the campground and found us a good spot perhaps 5-6 miles west on Rocky Point Road.  Looking east, you can see the hills near the Petrog...
Tags: Motorcycles, Sunrise, BLM, Sun City, Sunset, Scarlett, Rocky Point Road, RV Trips, Painted Rock Petroglyph, Rocky Point Road Looking, Petroglyph Campground Southern

The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 49: Uraling along Rocky Point Road

Today's riding involved exploring the trails around the campground.Not much to report, I kept encountering either "no motorized travel" signs or private property signs and ended up turning back.  Looking west from near the campground, that't Oatman Mountain on the right. I decided to head west, along Rocky Point Road, past the turn off for Oatman Mountain I'd explored earlier. Went as far as 17 miles, to Hyder Road where it parallels a railroad track that was marked as "out of service"....
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Google Maps, Sunset, Rocky Point Road, Scarlett Rides, RV Trips, Oatman Mountain, Hyder Road

The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 49: Uraling along Painted Rock Dam Road

Today's riding involved exploring the trails around the campground.Not much to report, I kept encountering either "no motorized travel" signs or private property signs and ended up turning back.  Looking west from near the campground, that't Oatman Mountain on the right. I decided to head west, along Painted Rock Dam Road, past the turn off for Oatman Mountain I'd explored earlier. Went as far as 17 miles, to Hyder Road where it parallels a railroad track that was marked as "out of serv...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Google Maps, Sunset, Scarlett Rides, RV Trips, Oatman Mountain, Painted Rock Dam Road, Hyder Road

The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 47: Painted Rock Petroglyph Campground, Day 2

Decided to hang out another day at the campground after all.  It promised to be a sunny and warm day with some clouds.Dawn came and while started clear, a low layer of fog moved through the valley as I waited for the sun to show itself.  It made for some nice lighting in spite of the lack of clouds overhead: As the fog grew thicker, it made the nearby hills and distant peaks appear to be afloat on clouds.  Oatman Mountain  The fog got higher and partially blocked the sun as it finally...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunrise, Sunset, Dawn, Gila River, Scarlett Rides, RV Trips

The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 46: Painted Rock Petroglyph Site and Campground

Left the Cottonwood Canyon Road BLM campsite today and found a spot at the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site and Campground about 15 miles west of Gila Bend, AZ.It's a BLM campground, featuring nice big spots with space between the sites and pretty level as well.  For the $8 camping fee, there's pit toilets and a garbage dumpster along with a camp host.  Not bad.  It wasn't crowded, perhaps slightly less than half full.It's right next to the Painted Rock Petroglyph site itself.From wikipedia:  LINKTh...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunset, Scarlett, Bureau of Land Management BLM, Scarlett Rides, RV Trips, Cottonwood Canyon Road BLM, Gila Bend AZ, Theba Arizona, Oatman Mountain, Painted Rock Dam, Corps of Engineers Returning

The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 45: Maintenance Day

A cloudy day with wind making the temperatures which reached the mid-60s seem cooler.Still the clouds made for a nice sunrise: Found there were tasks to be done on Scarlett, the 2014 Ural Sidecar Rig and I spent some time at the hardware store in nearby Florence, AZ sourcing the right bolt.One of the two bolts which held the starter motor in place had fallen off and I noticed it this morning.  I think I failed to secure it properly while working on the failed clutch parts last month.  Sigh....
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunrise, Florence, Sunset, Scarlett, Scarlett Rides, Scarlett Repairs, RV Trips, Florence AZ

The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 44: Checking out Cottonwood Canyon

Today was the day to ride Scarlett to see what lay to the east along Cottonwood Canyon Road.Turns out, I didn't get very far.One road turned out to be blocked, there's apparently some kind of livestock operation behind locked gates.Further on, the road got bad really fast....and I wasn't up to a kidney busting ride today and so I stopped early on for this picture. Going back to the fork in the road, I took the one on the right instead and wound up stopped by the entrance to an open pit quarry...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunrise, Sunset, Scarlett, Scarlett Rides, Cottonwood Canyon, RV Trips, Cottonwood Canyon Road Turns

The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 43: Miami

Jan 07Miami, Arizona that is.  More on this name in a bit. After two days of overcast skies, I woke to a clear sky! Having spent my teenage years in Miami, FL....I tend to notice when other locales are named the same, such as the one in Ohio.Today I rode Scarlett over to US Highway 60 and headed east towards the town of Miami, passing Superior along the way and turning around eventually at Globe, AZ. Copper Boomtown Miami  Catholic Shrine by the Miami welcome sign How the town got ...
Tags: Colorado, US, Motorcycles, Arizona, Army, Miami, Sunrise, US Army, Sunset, Devil, Scarlett, Cripple Creek, Scarlett Rides, Cottonwood Canyon, RV Trips, Globe AZ Copper Boomtown Miami Catholic Shrine

The Southwestern Sojourn - Days 37 - 42: Sun City and back on the road.

Martha and I spent Jan 1-4 visiting with her sister's family, her dad and local friends as well.Martha's sister, Laura, Husband Andy and son Greg all flew back to Michigan on Wednesday.  Martha and I hung out at her dad's place, just relaxing really, getting some chores done while there.Saturday, Jan 5We got the URRV ready to roll in the morning, filled up with water from Martha's dad's home and left soon afterwards.  We found a spot, enroute to the next campsite, to dump tanks, gas up both in t...
Tags: Colorado, Motorcycles, Arizona, Miami, Michigan, BLM, Sun City, Florence, Sunset, Greg, Abraham Lincoln, Martha, Scarlett, Poston, Scarlett Rides, Cottonwood Canyon

The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 33: Wickenburg and Vulture City

Mellow day today, Martha and I rode Scarlett about 60 miles to the tourist town of Wickenburg.Temperatures were in the high 40s as we wandered about for a bit, checking the shops that interested Martha and some of the sights.  Alas, not much picture taking was done, but I did get one of the Jail Tree: The Jail Tree Wickenburg was one of the towns I visited a little over a year ago while I was in Arizona to help take care of my FIL:  LINK We had lunch at a Chinese restaurant and then head...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunset, Phoenix, Martha, Scarlett, Wickenburg, Scarlett Rides, RV Trips, Wickenburg Temperatures, Vulture City, Henry Wickenburg, Wells Fargo Post Weekly Weigh

The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 32 Travel Day to Tonopah, AZ

Dec 29We displaced from the Needle Mountain Road BLM area this morning and headed east and south towards a BLM area I'd boondocked in last year.  Its south of Tonopah, AZ, lots of space, found a smoother road in (last year I picked the worst possible road apparently) and joined the several RVs already onsite.Our sunset on DEC 28: Along the way, we dumped tanks and took on water at the Cattails Cove State Park along US 95.  $15 and the attendant made sure to tell us that this did NOT inclu...
Tags: US, Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunset, Tonopah, RV Trips, Needle Mountain Road BLM, Cattails Cove State Park, Scarlett Sunset

The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 31: Oatman, AZ and its Burros

After a leisurely breakfast and after Martha returned from the truck stop 7 miles away where she got herself a Truck Stop Shower....we headed out in two vehicles towards Oatman, AZ about 26 miles away.It was very windy and I was having to concentrate and react constantly to strong gusts of winds that threatened to blow Scarlett to one side or other of the road. Martha was driving the rental car, as this ride was a further test of my repairs yesterday.  I'm happy to report all is well on those.W...
Tags: US, Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunset, Martha, Clark Gable, Scarlett, Lake Havasu City, Oatman, Carole Lombard, Scarlett Rides, RV Trips, URRV, Oatman AZ, Golden Shores

The Southwestern Sojourn - Days 29 & 30: Travel Day and Scarlett breaks at the London Bridge

Wednesday Dec 26After we dropped off Patrick at the airport in Las Vegas, Martha and I were quite fed up with Las Vegas and its crowds and traffic.Instead of waiting till Thursday, we packed up the URRV soon as we got back to it and headed south on US95 towards Lake Havasu.Soon, we were finally back within the confines of Arizona's border and had found a boondocking spot off of exit 4 on eastbound I-40.  There were at least five or six more RVs already camped out in the area but we got a good sp...
Tags: London, Colorado, Walmart, Motorcycles, Arizona, Las Vegas, BLM, Sunset, London Bridge, Patrick, Martha, Ural, Randy, Scarlett, Lake Havasu City, Thames River

The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 28: Merry Christmas!

Christmas Day in Las Vegas. Definitely different than our life in Colorado.First, a pretty cloudy but nice sunrise: Martha and I then drove the rental car over to the Mob Museum, which proved to be OK but you really have to be interested in the Mob itself.  We were kind of hoping more for the Mob's history with Las Vegas. Not a lot to photograph really, lots of photos of criminals, some videos, a display of a "speakeasy" of the Prohibition days (an event which helped grow the mob inmense...
Tags: Motorcycles, Sunrise, Las Vegas, Nevada, Sunset, Las Vegas Strip, Trump, Miles, Patrick, Martha, Trump hotel, Centennial, Sugar Factory, RV Trips, Colorado First, Trump International Hotel Martha

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