The motel had mentioned a hot breakfast from 0500 till 0900 when we'd checked in, so, up early and down to 'check it out'. Turned out to be good - scrambled eggs, sausages, waffles (make 'em yourself), toast, coffee, fruit, cereals - EVERYTHING a couple of "Adventure Riders" need to start their day.
Finally finished eating, then back to the room to grab our stuff and "suit-up", and I noticed that my ODOMETER was at 70,000 miles, exactly.
Got the bikes started, then reversed course, heading S about 5 miles to the turn-off for AZ 366, the road up Mt Graham... would it be CLOSED...(?), and turned W.
Bit snowy lookin' up there....
The road WAS open ALL the way to the top, but w/ a sprinkling of sand in most corners (along w/ some "WHITE STUFF" that we hadn't really seen in quite awhile, along the edges), so we took it easy, not stopping till the top, my plan - to take pics going DOWN.
I wrote (last time I rode here...) that IMHO AZ 366 is EASILY the equal to the "Dragon" at Deal's Gap, so here are some indicators for any "nay-sayers"...
GOOD ride down, tho' we were STILL careful of the sand in the corners - I had a couple of "OOPSIE" moments, but kept the 'rubber-side' down!
WE had to stop at the motel for a phone-charging-cord that'd been forgotten, then headed NNW to the turn-off at Bylas where we turned W towards the Coolidge Dam onto AZ 3 and 40-odd miles of 'bad-road' (FUN bad-roads, BTW!),
and all-to-soon arrived at the dam which Paul had not ever seen (but REALLY enjoyed seeing!).