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Motorcycle Camping Trip from CA to NV, UT, AZ. Advice?

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  1. jwfuchs1

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    Jerome definitely has some awesome riding roads coming to and leaving from.
     
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    You're the second person in a few weeks that has mentioned going to Jerome, AZ for food. I have heard there's a place with unbelievable pasta and pizza. I think it's called Grapes. As a fat kid, with a few great food options I guess I'll have to make a trip to Jerome soon.
     
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    Well we had to make a date change! We're going April 24-30. It will be a little colder and we'll have to keep an eye on the road conditions and weather.
     
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    Before you leave go on Amazon and get a Butler motorcycle map for each state. They highlight the best motorcycle routes.
    In Torrey Utah and in Moab and I'm sure a lot of other places there are campgrounds with cabins to rent cheap, especially nice when there's a chance of rain. IMAG1149.jpg
     
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    A close eye. I have seen 3 ft of snow in late April in the AZ mountains several times in my life.
     
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    Leaving this Sunday!
    Canvutaz Trip.jpg
     
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    Looks like a great time. May you have a safe trip. Keep the shiny side up. We EXPECT some pictures when you get home.

    Glad to see you added some of the recommend stops.
     
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    If I was going out that way I'd make sure to get me one of those emergency gas cans too.. they don't hold a lot.. but when you're stuck on the side of the road and haven't seen a car for hours.. that little bit of gas can get you somplace safe if you run out.

    Keep covered at all times. Worst mistake I ever made riding in the heat was stripping down.. got wind and sun burnt. Almost had to go the doctors.. between sun and wind it'll suck the moisture right outta you.

    Read a lot about those cool vests or whatever they are called.. you take it off and soak it down then put it on wet.. it evaporates as you ride for an hour or so and keeps you cooler than air conditioning.
     
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    I totally agree with this statement here. When I rode thru the desert I had a long sleeve shirt on and my vest. Yes I would sweat like a pig while stopped, but once the shirt was saturated in sweat and I got moving on the bike again it was like having AC. My Dad on the same trip went short sleeve and didn't take him to put on his mesh riding jacket.

    I had already learned this from riding all day in Texas in middle of the summer. I now have about 5 long sleeve under armor shirts on stand by for summer time riding.
     
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    It was a great trip. I took the suggestions and edited our trip to include the Moki Dugway and Jerome. Even Death Valley was a treat. We stayed in the cabins at Torrey too since it was 37 degrees when we got there. We rode in Rain, Snow and WIND! I guess they have windy season. Here's a link to an album with more pictures and some videos on our club page. Shutterfly 4bikes monument valley.jpg actroute.jpg
     
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    That's one hell of a picture. Glad you made it thru your trip safely.
     
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    I can not imagine riding in high wind (and I suspect some high speeds in the flat desert country) without a windshield like one of the riders did!
     
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    I agree. One of my favorite rides in that area. Will be doing this summer. Good advice.
     
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    Do the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Lots of nice campgrounds and not as crowded as the south Rim.
     

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