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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Old Town, Empty Street

Just a simple shot from a ride to the old copper mining town of Globe, AZ back in May. Yesterday I finally washed the dust storm off of the bike, checked the tires, and got ready for the beginning of riding season here in Arizona.  Hopefully there will be lots of riding this winter and lots of photo opportunities.


Anonymous said...

That street's not empty- it has a motorcycle on it.

Doug Klassen said...

There's a photographer too, but you can't see him. :-)

WooleyBugger said...

Weird. Is this normal or is it a Sunday?

Doug Klassen said...

WB, It was a Saturday, late afternoon. Rod Serling was standing off to one side saying something to me but I didn't catch what it was.

Unknown said...


you don't have to rub it in. Our riding season is coming to a fast end. It's not fair that your's is starting.

your bike is too clean

Riding the Wet Coast

Unknown said...


I would also like to agree with Bob - that's one squeaky machine. Looks like it's time to run it through the desert.

I would also like to let you know I commented on your older post about visiting the motorcycle B&B. I don't want to say, "Look at me!" I just want you to know I think you are extremely lucky to have found a couple like that. I am very envious.

Behind Bars - Motorcycles and Life

Oz said...

Nice photo. Love older town with little if any traffic. Sounds like you and the bike are ready to put some miles in.

Jac Brown said...

As usual, very nice picture.

I have to echo bobskoot's comment. It's time to pass the torch to you guys in the desert. I just got back from a week long ride. Although I scheduled the weather to be fine, Mother Nature took a different view. 5 out of 7 days some to most rain. I had to cut the trip short because today was only 50 degrees, rain, and wind. Tomorrow, they are saying 30's and 40's with rain. 400 miles of slab to get home.

So it's all up to you until spring time. Use the time well.

Doug Klassen said...

Jac, I trust your blog will have stories and pictures of your adventure. It's always fun to see something other than an idyllic ride. As the saying goes "It's not an adventure until something goes wrong."

mq01 said...

its almost too pretty to ride that... almost ;)

Doug Klassen said...

MQ, As a motorcycle restoration guy told me once "If you don't ride it, the next owner will."

The bike was actually pretty grungy after the dust storm thing + a ride down a mile of dirt road. Then the bike sat in the garage for a month and got saw dust all over it. I was finally starting to develop a facial twitch when I'd look at the thing so I washed it the other day (the bike, not my face. I wash my face every day whether it needs it or not).

Canajun said...

As others have noted we're just coming to the end of our riding season here, which is when I begin dreaming of how nice it would be to be able to winter in Arizona and ride (and golf) year round. So I keep buying those lottery tickets.

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