Tucson - Ironwood Forest/Ghost Town Ride 3/21/09

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Tucson - Ironwood Forest/Ghost Town Ride 3/21/09

Post  Dave P on Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:40 am

Howdy XR Guys:

This is not an epic ride report, or anything spectacular, but the gallery still has an XR650R in it (mine), warm weather shots in March and some interesting Sonoran Desert scenery.

Hopefully the gallery works! This is my first attempt at using SmugMug.

Enjoy, and/or tell me how to improve.

Here's the link: http://dwsi.smugmug.com/gallery/7682391_JpF2y/1/496213420_GsW3N

Dave
avatar
Dave P
XRR Freak

Joined : 2008-12-13

Posts : 356
Location : Tucson, AZ
XR650R Year : 2002, 2001

http://desertwildlifeservices.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Tucson - Ironwood Forest/Ghost Town Ride 3/21/09

Post  brucifer on Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:26 pm

Cool, Dave. Nice pics. nice
avatar
brucifer
L Rider

Joined : 2008-12-29

Posts : 28
Location : Eureka, California
XR650R Year : 2003

Back to top Go down

You're killing me!

Post  Bump on Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:12 pm

My wife is all over me to move back to So Cal from Sonoma. We moved up here 4.5 years ago and lived in Napa for two years and now Sonoma for almost three. She really misses riding in the desert. Plus the River and the beaches and the warm winters. Which is funny becasue she's from Vermont/Upstate NY/Wisconsin. We moved up here because we didn't have kids. We'd been together for years without kids so we assumed no kids were in our future. So we sold this little ranch we had in San Diego and moved. 10 months after getting here we had one kid. Now we have two.

Seeing these photos makes me think she's correct ...

Nicely done Sir!
avatar
Bump
XRR Monger

Joined : 2009-01-28

Posts : 1144
Location : Canyon Lake, So Cal
XR650R Year : 2002

Back to top Go down

Re: Tucson - Ironwood Forest/Ghost Town Ride 3/21/09

Post  Off the Grid on Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:42 pm

Great pics Dave, thanks for sharing.

I as well love exploring old places with a lot of history. listen up
avatar
Off the Grid
XRR Jockey

Joined : 2009-02-02

Posts : 82
Location : Long Island, NY Home of the vapid and soulless.
XR650R Year : sold

Back to top Go down

Re: Tucson - Ironwood Forest/Ghost Town Ride 3/21/09

Post  Dave P on Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:27 pm

Thanks, guys. I'm glad you guys enjoyed the mini ride report!

When folks think of Tucson, they often envision endless sand dunes, snakes and cacti. Of course, it's nothing like that at all.

Bump:

Congrats on the kids! Life would not seem complete without raising some.

Man, what a rough choice! Sonoma is beautiful and SoCal (esp. San Diego) is awesome. I've got to go with your wife, though. Surf, great seafood, the best weather on the planet, excellent riding.... What more can one ask for Smile Let me know when you move back so we can do a ride. Very Happy

Dave
avatar
Dave P
XRR Freak

Joined : 2008-12-13

Posts : 356
Location : Tucson, AZ
XR650R Year : 2002, 2001

http://desertwildlifeservices.com

Back to top Go down

It's funny the things you miss

Post  Bump on Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:33 pm

Being from LA, I love the Mex culture and food. I think that is one of the things I miss most. The Mex food up is terrible. The best you can get is off the trucks. And it's all desert Mex up here. Which is good. But I really love the jungle Mex with the sauteed bananas, banana leaf wrapped pork, and so forth. Me likey the Cha Cha Cha, so to speak. :~)

You're on with the ride. I feel like the thing is really mocing toward going back to So Cal somewhere, probably south OC, like San Clemente. Not that we can afford a house there ...

Dave P wrote:Thanks, guys. I'm glad you guys enjoyed the mini ride report!

When folks think of Tucson, they often envision endless sand dunes, snakes and cacti. Of course, it's nothing like that at all.

Bump:

Congrats on the kids! Life would not seem complete without raising some.

Man, what a rough choice! Sonoma is beautiful and SoCal (esp. San Diego) is awesome. I've got to go with your wife, though. Surf, great seafood, the best weather on the planet, excellent riding.... What more can one ask for Smile Let me know when you move back so we can do a ride. Very Happy

Dave
avatar
Bump
XRR Monger

Joined : 2009-01-28

Posts : 1144
Location : Canyon Lake, So Cal
XR650R Year : 2002

Back to top Go down

Re: Tucson - Ironwood Forest/Ghost Town Ride 3/21/09

Post  Dave P on Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:42 am

On that note, I think I'll ask the wife to make some green chile enchiladas!

I hear you on the Mexican culture and food of LA. I grew up there, too, but there is no shortage of it here. There are some very good "Yucatan" style eateries around, as well. Man, that's some dang good stuff.

I'm getting hungry.

Dave
avatar
Dave P
XRR Freak

Joined : 2008-12-13

Posts : 356
Location : Tucson, AZ
XR650R Year : 2002, 2001

http://desertwildlifeservices.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Tucson - Ironwood Forest/Ghost Town Ride 3/21/09

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum