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#1 beemerdons

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 03:59 AM

Many of the Arizona FJR Southwest Forum know Jo Smee - azgsgirl. She rides with the FJR crowd quite a bit: To Joe's Barbecue, Payson and up The Devil's Highway.

Jo is also a published author in a number of motorcycle and general interest magazines. This is a recent article she wrote for the Phoenix Examiner daily newspaper.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 05:17 AM

Riding in the Rain was pretty good too...

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 05:31 AM

You're indeed correct Crash Cash! So, I copied Jo's Rain poem here. azgsgirl is also a very accomplished Arizona poet, always weaving motorcycles into her poetry!

"In the Phoenix area, it's so unusual, it's a celebration.

Riding in the Rain

Clouds hang
drift, float, swirl
across the unchanging face
of the mountains.
I smell the wet desert –
mesquite, creosote,
crushed granite.

Rain lashes across my helmet visor,
my motorbike’s tires
sing with joy
through the water
on the road.
Inside my gear
I am warm and dry,
my legs snug against the sides of the bike.

I think about the drivers in their cars,
probably feeling sorry for me.
Under my helmet, I smile knowingly
at their loss."

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:26 AM

Very nice ride report from azgsgirl Jo Smee on riding Arizona in Winter.

http://azgsgirl.word...o-snow-country/