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Christmas Eve ride-in-the-desert

For various reasons I've had to hang around home the week before Christmas, so on the 24th I decided - "Whut-the-hell!", suited-up and headed out. My several hour ride took me down past Picacho Peak (site of the western-most battle in the Civil War) which from some angles looks like a coyote howlin' at the moon...





then easterly to Freeman Road off AZ 79, where I rode about 15 miles E on nice dirt, then turned N onto Barkerville Road (I rode S on this one w/ "jdrocks" two months ago......), then into the desert for a bit of a break. Saw a nice pile of rocks, so out w/ my camera.





I climbed up the rocks, and noticed a plaque near the bottom of the tree in front of BIG RED, so down for a few pics.







I got close, then photoed it.



Wonder WHO Tuffy was (is?), and what the story is....

Got back onto the bike headed N.



That's the Superstition Mountains in the pic, w/ "Weavers Needle" the piece pointing up just left of center in the pic. A bit later I got home, 150 miles under my belt on Christmas Eve, and about 40 miles of that DIRT!

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Nice pics
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So jealous. My ambition is to ride deserts like that.
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Once agian a five star winter Xmas ride!

Excellent job Eddie!

Tuffy could be . . . well lets not go there! LOL Looks like Breaking Bad back drop! LOL





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nice post.

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Great looking country.. Hope the desert has dried up enough for our ride on Wednesday


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Should be, Steve, and here's a pic of what they looked like at 1000 hrs, New Years Day....
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