As I got East of Tucson on I-10, I took this pic of the distance to El Paso..
The view of nothing but hot desert from I-10 to the mountains. The temperatures I was riding in ranged from 105-107 degrees until the sun went down...I made a bunch of stops at McDonald's just to drink and cool down...
I stopped at the Continental Divide for this pic. The Divide is just West of Las Cruces New Mexico, if you are traveling on I-10
Another Border Patrol Checkpoint for Westbound I-10. You know that has to be a miserable job in this heat...I salute them for the job they do..
This is looking down at Las Cruces from a rest area overlook..
This giant Roadrunner was at the rest area and could be seen from quite a distance from I-10. If travelling East on I-10, it is located at the Rest Area just before Las Cruces New Mexico
After passing thru Las Cruces. it is just a short distance to Texas. This is the only welcome to Texas sign I could get..It was good to be home, although I still had about 650 miles to go...
As I went East on I-10, I played tag with this Quest truck. I passed him in Arizona and got the thumbs up from the driver. Then every 200 miles or so, after I stopped for gas, I would catch up with and pass him again. This continued to the I-10/I-20 split, East of Van Horn, Texas where I took I-20. Never got the driver's name but it was nice knowing that he would've been there if I needed any help..
Some of the hills just East of El Paso Texas
The view to my right
The last Border Patrol Checkpoint on the Eastside of El Paso on I-10
The view to the right
This was a block house on top of one of the hills
I believe these are the Davis Mountains up ahead
After making it to the top of this hill and passing thru this pass, the scenery turned into the flat kind that we are use to in North Texas
The final picture of this trip is the "Shadow Rider" picture. I got home 7-8 hours after I took this pic. I had a great time on this trip to Tucson Arizona and enjoyed seeing Bill, Jackie, Lisa, Emily, Dale and meeting all the new friends: Jason, Kim, Mannie, Marie, Roger, Will & Kelly, Bud, Marietta, Vivian & Gavin, Jessica & John, and all the others that we had a great time with.
I look forward to my next trip out to Tucson on my soon to get Harley. But for now, I have to get my butt to feeling better for the trip North to Michigan on May 20. Gonna try that nonstop too (1450 miles).
Scroll down for more rides, events & posts and don't forget to click on the "older posts" link at the bottom of EACH page for more rides and posts. Check out North Texas Bikers (1) at http://www.jjskewlstuff.blogspot.com/ for rides, events & posts from January 08-November 08. Until next post, ya'll be careful out there, ride safe, keep the rubber on the road & pray for our Troops................JOHN