Ms. Herr On Two Wheels: Heather Pack Rides to Prescott | Episode 6

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Ms. Herr On Two Wheels: Heather Pack Rides to Prescott | Episode 6

For this episode I grab a couple of friends for a day ride up north to Prescott. Join myself, Tina on her Moto Guzzi, and Phil on his Husqvarna as we get out of the Central Arizona summer heat.

To give you an overview of the route, we started in North Phoenix, we took the 101 West to I17 north to connect with Highway 74. We rode west on Carefree Highway to Wickenburg. From there we took the turn off to Yarnell Hill and continued on Highway 89 to Prescott.

<Heather off camera> Hey girl hey!

We met up at QT just off the North 101 loop to air up and gas up. From there we made our move west on the 101.

It felt great to be group riding again. The dynamics are different than solo riding, but there is something really cool about riding in a pack.

Right now, while I’m leading, my responsibility in a lot of ways is to have fun but also help everyone have a safe ride.

Once we left Wickenburg and headed up Yarnell Hill, the wind at times was brutal. Cross winds can really affect your cornering experience and this was my first time dealing with winds in mountain curves.

There were times where I would be leaned into the turn and I would feel a gust that made it feel like that forced the bike into a further lean which gets to be really, really scary.

<Bill off camera> Welcome to Prescott!

Prescott makes for a great day trip. Yarnell Hill and Highway 89 offer plenty of mountain twisties for those who love the challenge. The town itself is a fun little place to explore thanks to its old timey vibes and an active town square.

This is absolutely a motorcycle friendly destination. After a tasty lunch in Prescott, we called it mission accomplished and decided to take the fast way back into Phoenix.

Highway 69 to I17 then south for the trek home with a quick break at Sunset Point.

What a great ride with a group of friends through the gorgeous Arizona landscape. Some of our savvier viewers may have noticed shots of us ascending and descending Yarnell Hill. That’s because we flipped around at the top and rode down just so we could ride back up again. No shame in that game when you’ve got a fun stretch of road.

Drop us a comment and let us know. What are your favorite Arizona roads to ride and what is your favorite thing about group riding?

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4 Comments

  1. James Swapp (Keith) 2 weeks Reply

    Great ride. Been there done that.
    Waiting for cool to do my second set of riding safely with you all. I did the initial learning to ride and license with your group several years ago(just started riding the big bikes at 70 about 2 1/2 year’s ago). Riding a 2004 Victory KingPin now. Love the Motorcycles….Keith

    • Thanks for the response Keith! We would love to see you at the next course. Be safe and have fun out there!

  2. Lowell 2 weeks Reply

    Who took the videos of the 3 of you riding? Nice shots whoever did it, I always like those type of shots.

    • Thank you Lowell for the kind words! None of us are videographers, but we try our best. The videos of the three riders were mainly taken by the Marketing Director, Bill Seltzer. The Go Pro footage is mainly from Heather’s Go Pro and Tina’s Go Pro.

      Thank you for watching. We hope you have a great day!