Day Two: Sedona, Jerome, Cameron BBQ and Montezuma’s Castle

Sign on one of Dee's Trucks

Sign on one of Dee’s Trucks

Tuesday July 17, 2012

205 miles is not a long ride unless you are not used to sitting in the saddle, or the heat or the atmosphere. All of which applied to today’s ride. In addition we had a feast and long stop at member Dee Cameron’s home.

Paul d'Orleans and Susan joined the party.  Better late than never.

Paul d’Orleans and Susan joined the party. Better late than never.


Sometimes it's hard to stop talking and begin to ride.

Sometimes it’s hard to stop talking and begin to ride.


The day began with me leading the way because I taped the map to my tank. We got to the hotel parking lot just in time to see that some people had joined the party and all were ready to go. From there we rode to Sedona, and then to Jerome. Along this route, a friend of Dee’s took photos. These can be viewed at: http://89aphotos.smugmug.com

By the time we traveled across the top of Prescott and navigated the maze of homes to find Dee’s, we were ready for lunch. And what a spread awaited us! There were enough kebabs to feed everyone, plus all the trimmings. In addition there were a few surprises such as Bruce and Remeny who showed up to help with the enormous task of feeding us all. Thanks to everyone who put this feast together!

Dee and Paul on the back side of the shop

Dee and Paul on the back side of the shop


one corner of Dee's shop

one corner of Dee’s shop


A couple of the Velocettes in the shop

A couple of the Velocettes in the shop

Aside from the food (and shade), the center of attention was Dee’s shop. What an amazing collection! There was too much to see, from antique trucks to Velocettes and all sorts of memorabilia from a fully lived life. In addition a couple of people took advantage of the shade to make adjustments to their bikes.

Frank attempts to adjust the bike's aura

Frank attempts to clean his bike’s aura


Olav and Eric work in the shade

Olav and Eric work in the shade

After this extravaganza, we rode to Montezuma’s Castle National Monument – and arrived 15 minutes before closing! Fortunately, the rangers allowed us in.

Montezuma's Castle

Montezuma’s Castle


Rick, one of the Chase Truck drivers along with Fred, Shirley and Don enjoy the shade

Rick, one of the Chase Truck drivers, along with Fred, Shirley and Don enjoy the shade

Then we rode home. Just west of Jerome, we pulled over to enjoy the view. It wasn’t until after Jerome and Sedona that the temperature cooled down. It’s amazing how good the coolness of the evening felt.

Are you sure this thing runs?

Are you sure this thing runs?


Back at camp, Bertie checks out the spokes on the Venom

Back at camp, Bertie checks out the spokes on the Venom

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