This is a great little ride. Yepper - we are starting out a little later - maybe it will warm up by then. We will ride from Phoenix thru Buckeye, then thru Arlington down to Gila Bend. That ride is thru the rural area, and a popular motorcycle area. We can eat in Gila Bend (I picked the Space Age Diner as a locator - we can go anywhere we desire). From Gila Bend, we will take 238 to Maricopa - this is a wonderful little road - not much traffic thru sonoran desert to Maricopa. Then we will ride north thru Maricopa (347) towards Phoenix. For those who want the quicker road or are going east - keep going north up to the I-10, head north and you are home. For those on the west, or those who prefer to avoid the freeway, you can take the 51st ave cutoff from the 347, which takes you west thru the reservation, then north to 51st avenue, where it heads straight north - ending up on - you guest it - 51st Avenue. From Baseline road or any east/west street above that, you can head east or west, depending on your location. This entire ride is about 150-ish miles - the 51st avenue alternate ride adds about 7 miles vs the I-10 route.