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Old January 15th, 2014   #121
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Well we just finished driving US191 from Clifton, AZ to Eagar,AZ , in a Focus. All I can say is "Wow! Wow! Wow!
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Old January 16th, 2014   #122
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Well we just finished driving US191 from Clifton, AZ to Eagar,AZ , in a Focus. All I can say is "Wow! Wow! Wow!
And, Let's eat?
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Yes we did, pizza.
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When I drove 191 I was in a 2500HD 4WD crew cab diesel. It felt like the truck was too long for the curves. It handles like a pig anyway, 191 really revealed how tiring it is too drive something like that.

I loved that road by the way. I am glad you finally got to see it anyway.
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Old January 18th, 2014   #125
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When we started it the sun was setting to the West while the full moon was rising at the East. What spectacular views with the red skies over the mountains and eventually the moonlight lighting up the snow along the way.
It was 64degF when we started and dropped to 21 near Alpine as we we were coming back down.
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Old May 29th, 2014   #126
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Hey Ligito,
I trailered the DR up to Northern MN to ride in the Paul Bunyan forest over the holiday. On the way home dropped off the bike so my wife drove the Jeep home and I stayed for my mother's eye surgery.
Yesterday I rode the DR 200mi. home, staying on secondary roads and a little gravel mixed in.
You have my utmost respect if you rode yours as a tourer. My butt is still sore!
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Finally made it back to AZ to ride The Devil's Hwy 191, (formerly 666). A buddy was supposed to go but canceled at the last minute so I brought the DR along too.
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Old May 14th, 2015   #129
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Mike,
Bet that was a lot of fun, the roads looked GREAT. I haven't been on two wheels a lot since last Sept on the last Blue Ridge Adventure Ride....Looks like I am getting set up for a new hip.....We were up in the Area of Newland, N.C.
for several fun filled days of fire trails and forestry service roads in differing states of dis-repair......This is an on going event and is scheduled for Sept this year again....knowing my luck I won't be ready or healed up enough to make the run.....Well enough of my banter thanks for sharing motorcycles offer so much, I just wish I had gotten into the off road riding much earlier than I did, I've missed out on a lot.....Take Care cya later
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Ok, so I finally get to ride the world renowned Hwy 191. Talk about sensory overload for this Midwesterner. Over 200mi. with easily 75% of tight curves.
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