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Old 11-01-2012, 03:18 PM   #16
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Wild Bill: There's a big hill from the Ajax Mine area that could be interesting on a big bike in the direction you outlined. Sounds like fun, though.

braknstuf: I added the RR's from the 2010 and 2011 rides to Havasu to the first post in the thread.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:56 PM   #17
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Wild Bill: There's a big hill from the Ajax Mine area that could be interesting on a big bike in the direction you outlined. Sounds like fun, though.
Yeah! That's the one. Gotta keep the momentum and choose a good line. It'll be a great test IMHO of what I can do on the 950. I did that loop last week on the 530 - the monsoons this year really degraded the quality of the road on that climb from the canyon all the way up (good proving ground)

FWIW - I have Thur-Sun (8th,9th,10th,11th) off next week if anyone is interested in doing the Havasu ride on any of those days.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:38 PM   #18
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ya babeee

This rooks faburous.

In, any time in dec., jan., feb..

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Old 11-02-2012, 03:19 PM   #19
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I would be interested in joining in on this ride if you guys can wait on me with my KLR . I read the 2010 and 2011 RR and there is no way I'm going to get anywhere near 100 MPH on the KLR. I am just getting into adventure riding (I've been riding XR's ever since I was 7 or 8 though) as I bought my bike last spring. It would all depend on when you go and If my schedule would allow for it. I'm guessing I would be more likely to be able to go after January 1st.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:47 AM   #20
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Anybody free for an overnight this weekend? Mrs. Yardstick and I will be credit card camping. She hasn't seen Swansea, so I'm thinking about that route on the way out. A couple of years ago we found a cool route back through "Havasu Heights". There's a short part that is a bit rocky and technical, but we did it 2-up without a problem.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:31 AM   #21
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I'm in provisionally a 'go' for this weekend. Today I need to remedy the damage from a tip over on the loading ramp (me and big bikes = learning curve and weight is my foe - it was totally stupid mistake). Of course this followed a drop on the way up the hill from horshoe dam - yay two in a day.

RFS-style kickstand shear:



And worse a nasty mar on the fork tube from the truck bed gate (yeah fell on the ramp on its side and I had to drag it off - argg). Still looks to be in round and not bleading any fork oil - hopefully superficial:



So. Taking off from Florence? What time? Where to stay in Havasu?
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:04 PM   #22
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Slight change of plans. There is a triathlon in Havasu this weekend. Rather than deal with all that, we thought a day trip to Swansea and maybe other points of interest in the area would be better. We could meet in Wickenburg or off 74 at Castle Hot Springs Rd if anybody has an interest in riding that.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:49 PM   #23
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... meet in Wickenburg or off 74 at Castle Hot Springs Rd if anybody has an interest in riding that.
The more riding and terrian variation the better - I don't mind rocky two track - endless sand stretches not so much. Make the call on the staging location and the time and I'll be there.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:50 PM   #24
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:48 PM   #25
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It's not that exciting of a ride as far as terrain is concerned. Lots of gravel, some sand and fairly flat (in other words, it's FAST).

Staging Saturday, November 10, 8 a.m. at Hwy 74 & Castle Hot Springs Rd (east end, at the entrance to Lake Pleasant).
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:42 PM   #26
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