Saturday, March 19, 2011

Made a Sedona Circle Yesterday...

The day started off cool... So we stalled until the thermometer rose far enough so sitting on the Raider would be pleasant... and not another test of my western masculinity!

The plan was to ride up over Mingus mountain, to Jerome, and on to Sedona. Which we did...

Mingus Mountain is a road for bikers! :o) a Lite version of the "Dragon" which is back east in ... uh... Georgia or North Carolina I think... The Dragon has something like 300+ turns in 11 miles... 89A over Mingus has 158 in 12 miles...

So... for most riders... it still makes it a good day!


... and... after you get through the touristy stuff in Jerome... which takes me a whole lot less time than herself...

... you roll down off the mountain bound for Cottonwood and Sedona...

I remember goin' to Sedona... maybe 35 years ago... and you'd be out in open, empty, grassland just a couple miles south of town, coming up from the interstate and Cottonwood.

Now... that's all roof tops and parking lots... Sheesh! I guess that Magical Vortex... has sucked in a lot of people! :o)


Though... lot's of folks hunting for vibrations in the rocks and searching for magical vortexes or not... The Scenery, might still be the Major Draw?

*Red Rocks of Sedona*
*Even if you don't want to hike it (shame on you!) you can't miss the Beauty*
... mmmm... I can feel the healing vibrations of the Magical Vortex now... mmmmmm.....

... oops... turned out to be the generator...

Feeling the Vibrations in Sedona
Brian

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6 comments:

Pam said...

Brian, I look forward to reading your blog! You are such a talented wordsmith. Thank you for brightening my day!

Brian said...

aw shucks! T'wern't nuthin' Ma'am! :)

flyfishnevada.com said...

Did you really take a picture while riding around that curve? Beautiful country fro riding around there.

Gaelyn said...

I don't think you can go wrong with a ride on any of 89(A). Have you tried the Yarnell Hill?

The red rock country is spectacular, but Sedona is way too overcrowded and could sucked into the vortex for all I care.

Brian said...

Many Thanks Pam... I'm blushing :)

FFN; Sure! The Raider has an autopilot! :) actually, the pics when we're ON the bike are taken by the "Back Seat"... juuuuust a bit safer that way.

Gaelyn; Haven't been down by Yarnell in years... chased Wild cows in this country though... from the Bradshaws over into the Mogollon Rim country... but... that was a long, looooong time ago!

Debbie Goode said...

Stunning!!