12-29-12 Saturday North Phoenix loop ride
Stage then Depart at 9a.m. from the dirt lot at the intersection of BCC and Old Black Canyon Hwy... get off I17 at exit 244. We will immediately backtrack 8 miles to Table Mesa and head over to 7 springs up to Bloody Basin. From there we plan to take the GWT to Dugas, over to Mayer, down the Blue Bell mine road crossing at Cleator and down Black Canyon Creek to come out near Maggie Mine road and back to BCC.
Depending on time of day, we might add 50 more miles into the middle there by going from Dugas down Copper Canyon to the Verde Valley, across I17 and up the other side to Cherry, down and over to Orme road to Mayer and then hooking back up with the rest of the ride.
About 157 miles round trip (including the extra loop). I'll be riding a KLR but there are quite a few sections of this ride that are a real handful... some I've not ridden at all and others I've not ridden since the summer monsoons modified things. Should be interesting.
It's not the limits of the bike... it's the limits of the rider on the bike.