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DR650SEDDY 08-06-2013 11:44 AM

Williams ride to The Grand Canyon. 8-4-13
 
We rode 140 Miles off road starting from Williams AZ to the Grand Canyon using the Coconino Plateau west of hwy 64.
2 spot on KTM 640, Mike on DR650S, DR650SEddy on DRZ400E.
In Williams.
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps791ff8a1.jpg
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps59521c0b.jpg
On Rd 6 crossing under rail rd pass.
2 Spot.
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...psbffda5fb.jpg
Mike.
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...psffebc82c.jpg
I applaud Mike :clapfor tackling diverse terrains with his street oriented tires (80/20) and was able to keep a decent pace.
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps92b09fa9.jpg
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...psd91fc650.jpg
On Espee rd.
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...psf91a416a.jpg
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps109ca1dc.jpg
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps0f2efca1.jpg
Pass Espee rd going east.
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps602b906e.jpg
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps8534c267.jpg
Pass that section we rode North To Wilaha County rd navigating our way through the vast plains. Tailgating that 690 ADV with extreme caution:wink:.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZqVivUsiwc

Next comes chasing the mighty 650S.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbvAzpYA2As

Once we get Wilaha Rd I took a 2 tracks trail north to Anita rd, paying attention to my GPS and trail didn't give me any time to sneak in some pix.
Near the R.R. tracks.
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps37a840c8.jpg
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...psbc5584bc.jpg
Before we hit the next rocky trail by the R.R. I decided it is best to take a snack attack break. Hey guys we gonna need extra energy for the next 30 miles or so.
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps758d7c0b.jpg
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps2ff11da5.jpg
Watching that 640 maneuvering around rocks and sand on narrow trails is impressive. More piloting by 2 Spot.:evil
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2cTWwzZ_nE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWva7nLm1iY

More pix & vids coming up.

2 SPOT 08-06-2013 12:53 PM

Impressive? Thanks but i was just putting along knowing mike would be slower with those street tire.

Thanks eddy for a fun day in great weather.

AteamNM 08-06-2013 01:51 PM

Nice video.

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Liked this one more.
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2 SPOT 08-06-2013 02:42 PM

little snack break in the shade of a,,,, tree?
http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/e...ps0edddd53.jpg


FIRE!!!! just a control burn, but still kinda cool to ride through.
http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/e...ps40f5a591.jpg

DR650SEDDY 08-06-2013 02:47 PM

We pressed on for more switchback on fr2612 trail. I almost ate it at 03:09:roflby hitting the branch real hard with my hand guard, if it wasn't from that last one my right fingers would have been crushed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kQEk...m-upload_owner

Once done with that, the sceneries were impressive.
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps12c7b803.jpg
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...pse70caf5a.jpg
By the time the guys showed up I had already revise my gps to finish the stage in Tusayan promptly.
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...psb27a5d34.jpg
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We got to Tusayan ~ 1:30pm we were doing very good time wise. Don't u like it when the plan fall in place.:1drink
Comforting the love ones in Tusayan.
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...pse0a4ede3.jpg
Mike wanted to slap it to Williams it was too much for him handling that beast with street tires on diverse trails. If it was me I wouldn't make to Tusayan with these tires.
2 Spot & I decided to do some part of stage 2 for that day but I had to cut it in half so we can catch up to Mike in Williams. I took NF302 to NF 304 and went south to FR328 that connect up back to hwy 64.
The forest services were doing fire control burns. We went through it and thought wtf :eek1, did someone set up a fire?? but we noticed the sign later as we moved along. I spotted an elk but barely visible on camera between the trees.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI1ew...m-upload_owner

All in all it was an awesome day to ride. On the plus side I enjoyed the company as well. An encore of that will be considered ~ mid September.

George 99 08-06-2013 04:59 PM

I gotta hook up with youse guys. Yur riding the kind'a ride I'm interested in. Nothing much going on in Kingman. Soon's I get my DR. all farkled out I'll try to make contact.

DR650SEDDY 08-06-2013 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by George 99 (Post 22042987)
I gotta hook up with youse guys. Yur riding the kind'a ride I'm interested in. Nothing much going on in Kingman. Soon's I get my DR. all farkled out I'll try to make contact.

:thumb

NSFW 08-06-2013 07:31 PM

darn you az boyz. i'm envious. thought you hide in the shade like us in the summertime....:hide

thanks for the rr. keep it coming. i need to spend more time in az and ride.

utefan 08-07-2013 10:47 AM

Looks like a great ride. Nice videos. :clap:clap:clap

George 99 08-07-2013 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DR650SEDDY (Post 22043358)
:thumb

(Eddy, just got my first box o' parts. And the 28 L Safari tank is in the mail. It's gonna be another couple weeks but really looking forward to _more_dirt_. I have about 28,000 miles of pavement this year, time for a change up. :D

DR650SEDDY 08-07-2013 04:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by George 99 (Post 22050263)
I have about 28,000 miles of pavement this year, time for a change up. :D

Oh no that must change ASAP:D.
Quote:

And the 28 L Safari tank is in the mail
That's what u really need for the type of ride I do.

Psycho18th 08-07-2013 06:37 PM

Great ride and report as always! Thanks for sharing.
Psycho

George 99 08-08-2013 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DR650SEDDY (Post 22050751)
Oh no that must change ASAP:D.
That's what u really need for the type of ride I do.

(My ol' STs get their share of dirt roads. Didn't see much in yur report the ST couldn't handle, but SLOW! My ol' 91 has been over Cinnamon pass, one-way E to W. Actually not bad. I have a pick somewhere of the bike 'n me next to altitude sign.)

slowpoke69 08-09-2013 09:33 PM

Cool!
 
I always wondered what Williams looked like. One of the farmers from my town took a trip out there when I was a teen, seems his family founded the town, IIRC.

May be wrong, gettin old ya know.:lol3:lol3

Looks like y'all had a blast, thanks for posting.


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