Grand Canyon South & North Rims and Beyond

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09/08/05 - Thursday - Flagstaff to Page

After a good breakfast at the Galaxy Diner in Flagstaff (AZ) we rode through the forest on US-180 (which turned out to be a nice alternate to the more frequently traveled SR-64 off of I-40). We topped our fuel off and picked up some sandwiches before taking our time to run the Grand Canyon's South Rim. We re-grouped at Desert View at 3:00pm for the run to Page (and Glen Canyon Dam). The ride across on US-64 and up SR-89 was a peaceful experience after an overwhelming day of mighty canyon viewing. SR-89 to Page (after the junction with SR-89 ALT) was a nice little climbing twisty surprise too. Maximum temperature recorded for the day was 84F225+ miles for the day.
Next: Page to Kanab
(Grand Canyon North Rim)

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Tip 2: Lisa says bring a small plastic bottle of soft soap and some lotion* (scented the same). It applies easier than hotel soap and you'll stay feeling clean longer. Keep a small tube of facial sunscreen handy, as you'll be reapplying that most often on a ride. The helmet padding scrubs sunscreen off the cheeks so be careful not to let yourself get burned there.

*Use moisturizer for extra dry skin, due to exposure to high winds and dryer air.
**For complete moisturizing after a long day, add some massage oil to your bath. A lot easier, and longer lasting, than applying lotion by hand.

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Breakfast at the Galaxy Diner
(photo Andy)
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Along side US-180 for a look 
at the fields blooming yellow.
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One of the first glances 
of the Grand Canyon
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Lisa's obligatory Grand Canyon 
pose. Note that someone on the 
left is pointing at something in the 
Canyon. How rude!
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Everyone does panoramas 
of the Grand Canyon. 
I decided to vary a bit 
and do a vertical one.
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ATGATT baby --
All The Gear, All
The Time
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Less hazardous wildlife
(photo Andy)
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The weather enhanced the 
"wow" factor for the day
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Near the Desert 
View Tower
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Andy's third and final 
field fix of Patricia's lid
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The Glen Canyon Dam.
Yes it is impressive!
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Lisa and Craig discover the best 
way to pose for a photo when 
suffering from severe helmet hair

Next: Page to Kanab (Grand Canyon North Rim)

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