Sunday, March 17, 2019

13,000 miles in 1 year!

Today was a banner day for several reasons:

- It's our first ride together in 2019, with the weather finally cooperating. We've had a rainy, snowy (28" in one memorable storm a couple of weeks ago), and cold winter for Arizona which has meant no motorcycle riding and more shoveling than we anticipated.

- The mountains south of our home in Prescott are still topped with snow. The temperature at home was 65 degrees and it feels slightly out of kilter to see snow on the mountains.

- The bike will be 1 year old on March 23rd, and today the odometer rolled over to 13,000 miles as we pulled into our driveway.

We rode one of our favorite twisty loops through the mountains into the valley, starting south on White Spar/89 through Wilhoit to Kirkland, then north back to Prescott on Iron Springs/Yavapai County 10 through Skull Valley.

A sunny day, twisty 2-lane roads with very little traffic, and long views over the high desert mountains turned a familiar ride into something special.

Over the past year we've ridden the BMW 130,000 miles on small day trips as well as a 5 1/2 week trip around the United States. Where will the next year take us?

Here is today's route