Southwest Tour

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Southwest Tour

Postby Fred(Prez2.1) » Mon May 05, 2014 5:25 pm

Even though this is a "Do it yourself" style ride, we think it's a good idea to know how many we are going to have along with us. So add your name to the list if you're coming along, and you should make reservations soon at the motels as it is high tourist season in July.

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Re: Southwest Tour

Postby Johngvca » Mon May 05, 2014 9:29 pm

1. Fred
2. Ken
3. John Meyer & Son's (reservations made)
4. Cory Meyer
5. Watson Meyer
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Re: Southwest Tour

Postby LWKlein » Mon May 05, 2014 9:54 pm

1. Fred
2. Ken
3. John Meyer & Son's (reservations made)
4. Cory Meyer
5. Watson Meyer
6. Larry Klein

And BTW the links to download the GPS file and route sheet and not working for me. Tells me I'm lost. :lol:
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Re: Southwest Tour

Postby ken » Mon May 05, 2014 10:44 pm

LWKlein wrote:And BTW the links to download the GPS file and route sheet and not working for me. Tells me I'm lost. :lol:

It's fixed now. Thanks for the heads up. :oops:
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Re: Southwest Tour

Postby Fred(Prez2.1) » Wed May 07, 2014 6:08 am

1. Fred
2. Ken
3. John Meyer & Son's (reservations made)
4. Cory Meyer
5. Watson Meyer
6. Larry Klein
7. Steve Jones
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Re: Southwest Tour

Postby jbeaver » Thu May 08, 2014 6:22 am

1. Fred
2. Ken
3. John Meyer & Son's (reservations made)
4. Cory Meyer
5. Watson Meyer
6. Larry Klein
7. Steve Jones
8. John Beaver
9. Trent Putman
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Re: Southwest Tour

Postby Al morrison » Thu May 08, 2014 6:50 pm

1. Fred
2. Ken
3. John Meyer & Son's (reservations made)
4. Cory Meyer
5. Watson Meyer
6. Larry Klein
7. Steve Jones
8. John Beaver
9. Trent Putman
10. Al Morrison
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Re: Southwest Tour

Postby Shopdoc » Wed May 21, 2014 2:33 pm

Cowboys,
Leaving my son/family from Crater Lake, I will be in Panguitch, 9-16th, residing in the Adobe Sands Motel. The Red Rock Rally and surroundings were too much to pass up. I will check your motel to dine together, RCB style. Have a great, safe ride.

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Re: Southwest Tour

Postby firstbeemer » Mon May 26, 2014 8:40 am

Count Me In! Reservations Made. Looking forward to it.

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Re: Southwest Tour

Postby firstbeemer » Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:55 am

1. Fred
2. Ken
3. John Meyer & Son's (reservations made)
4. Cory Meyer
5. Watson Meyer
6. Larry Klein
7. Steve Jones
8. John Beaver
9. Trent Putman
10. Al Morrison
11. Chuck & Laura Costa
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Re: Southwest Tour

Postby dougfannin » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:22 pm

I'll be joining you Southwest tourers in Blanding on Wednesday the 16th. Coming up after a few days in New Mexico for my mom's 90th birthday. Anybody in need of someone to share the cost of a room for that night before I reserve a room for myself?

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Re: Southwest Tour

Postby LWKlein » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:00 pm

Thought some of you going on the Southwest Tour might be interested in a little history and trivia.

The section of US491 from Monticello, UT to Cortez, CO was part of US666 until 2003. It was the last section of the highway to be renamed. The sections in Arizona were renamed to US191 earlier.

Approx. time period North terminus South terminus
1926-1938 Cortez, CO Gallup, NM
1938-1970 Cortez, CO Douglas, AZ
1970-1992 Monticello, UT Douglas, AZ
1992-2003 Monticello, UT Gallup, NM

Here is some other interesting information from a self guided tour listed on an Arizona web site.
Arizona High Country Devil's Highway Tour
Duration: 3 days
Distance: 750 miles
Longest Ride: 265 miles
Highest Elevation: 9,400 ft.
Highlights:
Payson, Show Low, Springerville, Alpine, Mogollon ghost town,
Devil's Catwalk, Clifton, Morenci Mine,
Devil's Highway (450 major curves and 1,000 total curves in 93 miles),
Fort Apache, Salt River Canyon, Globe, Miami, Superior and more...

If you are interested in more history/trivia links follow:
http://azride.com/self-guided-tours/1225215
http://excessivelocity.blogspot.com/200 ... ghway.html
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/us666.cfm
http://www.usends.com/60-69/666/666.html

And of course, there is always google.

The only reason I looked any of this up is that I road the section of US666 from Monticello, UT to Cortez, CO in 2003 when I did my own Southwest Tour on my way to Denver, and remember seeing the highway signs. So when I say US491 on the route I had to check it out.

There is a lot of beautiful country along the route we are taking and I'm looking forward to riding it again!

Hope you enjoy,
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Re: Southwest Tour

Postby jbeaver » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:24 pm

I won't be able to make it. :cry: waaaaa!
1. Fred
2. Ken
3. John Meyer & Son's (reservations made)
4. Cory Meyer
5. Watson Meyer
6. Larry Klein
7. Steve Jones
8. Trent Putman
9. Al Morrison
10. Chuck & Laura Costa
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Re: Southwest Tour

Postby firstbeemer » Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:06 am

Unfortunately we are having to cancel due to mechanical issues. New Wilbur shocks won't be installed in time. :cry:

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2. Ken
3. John Meyer & Son's (reservations made)
4. Cory Meyer
5. Watson Meyer
6. Larry Klein
7. Steve Jones
8. Trent Putman
9. Al Morrison
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Re: Southwest Tour

Postby quack » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:35 am

Where is everyone staying in Eureka, NV. There is no Best Western Plus in Eureka,NV. Has some gotten it wrong?
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Re: Southwest Tour

Postby ken » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:45 am

quack wrote:Where is everyone staying in Eureka, NV. There is no Best Western Plus in Eureka,NV. Has some gotten it wrong?

Best Western Plus-Eureka Inn
251 Main St
Eureka, NV 89316
775-237-5247
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Re: Southwest Tour

Postby Steve Jones » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:05 pm

Eureka Inn is no longer a Best Western but is still open for business. I'm laying on a bed in one of there rooms right now.
Had a great ride today, got pretty hot but then it rain on us.
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Re: Southwest Tour

Postby Johngvca » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:57 pm

For anyone interested Iv'e posted some video's from the clubs SW tour. Great trip.

www.youtube.com/user/johngvca
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Re: Southwest Tour

Postby Fred(Prez2.1) » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:19 pm

Great videos John!
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Re: Southwest Tour

Postby Kim J. » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:24 am

Ditto - Nice job John. I found myself wasting way too much time at work trying to figure out on Google Maps which stretch of the road some of the canyon videos were taken.

The scenery reminds me of a week-long geology field trip to the Colorado Plateau during college many years ago. I admire your perseverance for moving on and not stopping at every scenic overlook and geologic point of interest.

Question: Where did you have your cam mounted.. or did you have a pillion taking the videos?
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Re: Southwest Tour

Postby Johngvca » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:21 pm

Hi Kim,

Sony Exmore HD cam mounted on right side of helmet. Easier to work with and smaller than a Go-PRO.
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