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Old 04-11-2013, 10:36 PM   #1
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PHX - Dual Sport Trail Talk Ride - Saturday April 20th

Big bike friendly ride on 7 Springs and Bloody Basin roads with Jeff from Arizona State Parks.

We will be meeting on Saturday April 20th at the McDonalds at Tatum and Cave Creek road at 8:00 AM. That should give you enough time to grab a snack and hit the restroom.

We will be leaving McDonalds at 8:30 and heading up 7 Springs Road and Bloody Basin Road. Jeff will giving Trail Talks at a number of stops along the way.

Once at I-17 I will be returning to Phoenix via some more easy dirt roads through Bumble Bee and Black Canyon City. Anyone wanting to make a whole day out of the event can continue to Crown King. Anyone short on time can just hightail it back to Phoenix on I-17.

This will be a great ride for those new to Adventure riding with a desire to learn more about Arizona's rich history! All the dirt roads on this route are bladed and graded and generally kept in good condition.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:51 AM   #2
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Somebody take notes! I'm curious about the history of those areas.

If you take Maggie Mine Rd. there are some spots that can be surprising at speed. It's not that rough or technical, it just has some "gotcha" spots if you're not careful. We ended up hitting a big hole while riding 2-up a couple weeks ago and really bottomed the 990 hard.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:01 AM   #3
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It's possible that I could make this ride. Always interesting to hear the history of the areas we ride. Looking for the parts to come in and then get the bike running. I hope I remember how to put it all back together...........
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:04 AM   #4
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I will plan on this as well but might take a side trip to Sheeps bridge at the fork.


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Old 04-16-2013, 10:59 PM   #5
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I might make this. I probably will go over sheeps crossing bridge an horseshoe dam. I have a 120 mile max range and my 250 L and I am not a fan of the interstate.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:47 PM   #6
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Hey Terry.
You mind if I come along and run in the back with my truck? I promise not to run anyone over.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:18 PM   #7
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Is this just a show up thing? Made some changes to the bike and need something close to try it out on... Maybe in...
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:17 PM   #8
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Mil, I don't have a problem with your driving along.

BHO - it's a show and go!
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:42 PM   #9
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:49 PM   #10
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Should be great morning temps tomorrow! Don't forget to bring water and to stay hydrated!

Hey Jeff, any preview to where we'll be stopping tomorrow?? Am I going to need to bring my hiking boots along?
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:47 PM   #11
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I'm about to put on a chain so I hope to make this one in am...
I think I know where to meet so if you see a 990 with VA plates that appears lost throw me the salute........
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:27 PM   #12
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:58 AM   #13
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Im going to meet up at the trail. At the village coffee shop now.

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Old 04-20-2013, 04:11 PM   #14
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Sorry we missed you BHO.

We had 12 bikes and 13 riders today! Total fun. Jeff and Tom did a little swimming at 7 Springs and Jeff had a slight equipment failure. Other than that, awesome ride today everyone!!

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Sorry we missed you BHO.

We had 12 bikes and 13 riders today! Total fun. Jeff and Tom did a little swimming at 7 Springs and Jeff had a slight equipment failure. Other than that, awesome ride today everyone!!

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Great ride Terry. Dave, Gary and myself had gas and lunch at Cordes junction. We then took a dirt road to Black Canyon City. Had to slab it to Table Mesa, then a dirt trail to new river. Had a great time and it was good to meet everyone.
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