BARF - Bay Area Riders Forum

Go Back   BARF - Bay Area Riders Forum > Club House > Sport Touring / Cruising


Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-28-2007, 08:25 AM   #76
Beemerchef
Veteran
 
Beemerchef's Avatar
 
2007 Barfie Winner

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: on the road
Motorcycles: 1996 R1100GS / URAL sidecar
Name: Ara~Spirit
About "Storms" and "Scooters"...



About “Storms” and “Scooters”...

Lots always seems to happen when close to a City... rule of thumb, right?
The idea was to head out for a ride, but seeing scooters after scooters... well, it just did not happen... we stopped, talked and end up following them to their 7th Annual Rally spot!
They were from all over the World, England... Japan... just about all the cities in the USA.
And I was in the middle of it, 4 times their size... that’s the rig mind you.
It took up most of the day... so no sunsets or no sunrise pictures today!
What a break! I’ll make up for it soon... promise!
This was before the storm that caused evacuating Red Rock Canyon... what a night!
Enjoy the Blog...

Ara & Spirit

Blog...

Last edited by Beemerchef; 02-28-2007 at 08:27 AM..
Beemerchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2007, 08:50 AM   #77
Beemerchef
Veteran
 
Beemerchef's Avatar
 
2007 Barfie Winner

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: on the road
Motorcycles: 1996 R1100GS / URAL sidecar
Name: Ara~Spirit
Valley of Fire... cooking with heat?



Valley of Fire... cooking with heat?

Good move... the winds are practically non existent here and I (we... I heard him!) slept like logs last night. There was some clouds and rain in the horizons threatening and NOAA showed just scattered rain, (smart... finally!), the temps dropping to the low thirties tonight and we took off on this, I call it, Foreign Planet!
There is “green plants” actually... had not seen any for a while and none of the colors here are what they are suppose to be!... The roads?... awesome and so are the people here. A must to visit...
Oh! I also cooked some...

Be well...

Ara & Spirit

Ejoy...
Beemerchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2007, 07:03 PM   #78
Beemerchef
Veteran
 
Beemerchef's Avatar
 
2007 Barfie Winner

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: on the road
Motorcycles: 1996 R1100GS / URAL sidecar
Name: Ara~Spirit
More of Valley of Fire, NV.



More of Valley of Fire... NV.

Mother Nature cannot ever be forgotten... as much as we had a great break yesterday. Windy again and cold... but we are going. We cannot let it stop us in our tracks of the beautiful surroundings... a forgotten National Treasure, no doubt...
The pictures today will speak for themselves... such an amazing place!
I think you will truly enjoy yourselves...

Be well...

Ara and Spirit

The Blog and many pictures...

Beemerchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2007, 07:53 PM   #79
NoGall
..
 
NoGall's Avatar
 
AMA #: 690440
BARF Admin
Founding Member
BARFies '06, '08, '10, '14
Contributor ++++BB

Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: East Bay
Motorcycles: FJR1300
Name: Tom
"do you know that this dog poses now!!! First of all when we walk and I need to take a picture… well, he knows it and stands still! Next I ask him to go in the hole and he just goes in and stands… waiting for the picture till I tell him when we are done! I said it before and I will say it again… Spirit ROCKS!!! I could not see my life without him…"

: That's awesome! :lol:

Great pics again, man! Wish I was out there.
NoGall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2007, 10:46 PM   #80
Beemerchef
Veteran
 
Beemerchef's Avatar
 
2007 Barfie Winner

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: on the road
Motorcycles: 1996 R1100GS / URAL sidecar
Name: Ara~Spirit
Same scenario, without the crashing this time!



Same scenario without the crashing this time...

This is what living on the road is all about... the unexpected... great sunny day and freezing ones... great running bikes and mechanical failures! Will accept it all... with a smile... as around the corner, friends are ready with open arms and open doors of their home to get us going again.
This was the case today as you can read on the Blog.

We are well hope you are too...

Ara & Spirit

The Blog....
Beemerchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2007, 11:21 AM   #81
Beemerchef
Veteran
 
Beemerchef's Avatar
 
2007 Barfie Winner

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: on the road
Motorcycles: 1996 R1100GS / URAL sidecar
Name: Ara~Spirit
Some Reflections on this Journey...



Some Reflections on this Journey...

On hold by a rod... I will have it today, and the one my friend Didier overnighted me from New York is much stronger, maybe this will avoid future dismemberment of my rig!... We cannot afford the past experience and this was fortunate enough to be discovered without any further damage.
Today should be the day... and as I sit here waiting, I would like to share some reflections from my recent months on the road... Looking back is always beneficial to the path that lays ahead...
You be the judges...

Be well...

Ara & Spirit

The Blog...http://www.theoasisofmysoul.com/
Beemerchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 05:36 PM   #82
Beemerchef
Veteran
 
Beemerchef's Avatar
 
2007 Barfie Winner

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: on the road
Motorcycles: 1996 R1100GS / URAL sidecar
Name: Ara~Spirit
North... South... West? Let's go East...



North... South... West... let’s go East...

The excitement of the rig being so solid again as I took it out for a spin yesterday morning I think distracted me from my plans! Kingman... so close to Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Yavapai, Coconino National Forest... the wheels went East. We drove, we rode... we are south of Sedona by a few miles and it has been HOT... with capital letters!
Much to see... always... and experience and much to cook somehow!
The Oasis of my Soul has many facets it seems like!

Be well...

Ara & Spirit

The Blog...
Beemerchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2007, 02:50 PM   #83
Beemerchef
Veteran
 
Beemerchef's Avatar
 
2007 Barfie Winner

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: on the road
Motorcycles: 1996 R1100GS / URAL sidecar
Name: Ara~Spirit
Sightseeing around Sedona, AZ.



Sightseeing around Sedona, AZ.

We are riding to the sites in the books... much History, and much other visitors also, but all worthwhile seeing. From Montezuma Well, to Montezuma Castle, the latter wrongly named, we have been going all day. Meeting another rider and saying my goodbys to my great neighbors...
A full day... all in the Blog!

Hope you enjoy, we did...

Ara & Spirit

The Blog... in colors!!!

Beemerchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 07:08 AM   #84
Beemerchef
Veteran
 
Beemerchef's Avatar
 
2007 Barfie Winner

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: on the road
Motorcycles: 1996 R1100GS / URAL sidecar
Name: Ara~Spirit
Jerome and the Mangus Highway, AZ.



Jerome and the Mangus Highway, AZ.

Out of the Sedona traffic and construction roads, on to Jerome up in the Mountains with a great ride through the Mangus Highway down to Prescott, what a great day it was yesterday.
As I will probably head north tomorrow, today is the day for errands, tightening up the scene and the loose ends... top of the fuel and water, food... you never know what is ahead with my open minded Journey ahead of me.
I keep thinking that at some point I will meet someone on the road from a Forum, but it has not happened yet... we saw lots of riders, somehow they were all going the other way!
Enjoy the Blog... and be well, have a great week.

Ara & Spirit

In the Blog...
Beemerchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2007, 04:50 AM   #85
Beemerchef
Veteran
 
Beemerchef's Avatar
 
2007 Barfie Winner

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: on the road
Motorcycles: 1996 R1100GS / URAL sidecar
Name: Ara~Spirit
More roads up and down and around Sedona, AZ.



More roads up and down and around Sedona...

A gravel road with great watering holes... followed by 89A... not for the faint of heart... and now we are packed headed toward the Grand Canyon... with millions of pictures of it in circulation I have to add my own!... Should be great camping near Tusayan... National Forest... and most likely cooler temps... Ah! Almost forgot... must check NOAA... the weather you know.
Enjoy the Blog...

Be well...

Ara & Spirit

... the Blog
Beemerchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2007, 06:26 AM   #86
Beemerchef
Veteran
 
Beemerchef's Avatar
 
2007 Barfie Winner

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: on the road
Motorcycles: 1996 R1100GS / URAL sidecar
Name: Ara~Spirit
Why on the Road?...



Why on the road?...

It was only this morning that we left Beaver Creek Campground, south of Sedona... we are a few miles for the Grand Canyon’s south rim, I have not seen any of it yet, and it is sometime in the middle of the night... We are camped on National Forest, they call it “dispersed” camping, off a forest road which are abundant around here. There is no one near by and my clock right away has switched to a no time zone... more on the Blog.

Be well...

Ara & Spirit

The Blog...
Beemerchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2007, 07:11 AM   #87
Beemerchef
Veteran
 
Beemerchef's Avatar
 
2007 Barfie Winner

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: on the road
Motorcycles: 1996 R1100GS / URAL sidecar
Name: Ara~Spirit
The Grand Canyon, AZ



The Grand Canyon, AZ.


What can one say about the Grand Canyon?... besides being mesmerized throughout this jaw dropping, eye popping, sensory overload experience. One of the few places I can sit for hours and loose my sight and senses deep into this incredible wonder.
One of the most enjoyable place to also camp here... the nearest neighbor is about half a mile away... and I had dinner for lunch... as you will see!

Be well...

Ara & Spirit

The blog... in colors!
Beemerchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2007, 06:30 AM   #88
Beemerchef
Veteran
 
Beemerchef's Avatar
 
2007 Barfie Winner

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: on the road
Motorcycles: 1996 R1100GS / URAL sidecar
Name: Ara~Spirit
More of the Grand Canyon, AZ.



More on the Grand Canyon, AZ.

It was just another beautiful day here, NOAA is predicting snow and mid twenties by Tuesday... but that is a couple days ahead. Lots of riding through the Park, the weekend crowd is a bit different... glad to see many city people coming here to enjoy the sites as we did... before the views disappear due to increasing haze... You can read about it here...

You be well...

Ara & Spirit

My Blog... in colors...
Beemerchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2007, 12:24 PM   #89
button
Let's Go
 
button's Avatar
 
Contributor

Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: a roundabout
Motorcycles: a touring gixxer 6...and DRZ400, the Weazl
Name:
.
hey there ara!
.
brilliant photos and commentary...
.
i can't wait to see the southwest for myself...
.
spot on about spirit and you in the news!
.
best to you and the now famous spirit..
.
cheers!
__________________
.
just call me Button..
.
"Oakland is the Somalia of the Bay Area" ---mcarb
button is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 06:18 PM   #90
Beemerchef
Veteran
 
Beemerchef's Avatar
 
2007 Barfie Winner

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: on the road
Motorcycles: 1996 R1100GS / URAL sidecar
Name: Ara~Spirit
Valle's "Plane of Fame Air Museum", AZ.



Valle’s “Plane of Fame Air Museum”, AZ.



Valle’s “Plane of Fame Air Museum”, AZ.

I think, I am fairly sure that we are going to “The Grand Circle” on our way to California...
“The Grand Circle” including Zion NP, Bryce Canyon NP, Glen Canyon, Capitol Reef... and more.
Exciting riding, hiking, photography and eating!... eating meaning cooking too...
There is much more if we went a bit more North/East... but, have to leave some for next year!... and the following...
A couple days ago we went to Valle ‘s “Planes of Fame Air Museum”, what I thought was going to be a quick stop turned out to be an almost all day visit... a must to see, all in the Blog.

PS: if anyone wants more pictures and info (taken also in pictures), let me know. I can send you the SmuMug link they are all on... too many for the Blog...

Be well...

Ara and Spirit... soon on the road again.

The Blog... in colors!
Beemerchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.