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Old 11-19-2012, 07:32 AM   #136
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I am considering this ride with a KLR 650. I am not sure how rocky and technical the trails you are planning will be as I have stock gearing with decent tires.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:47 AM   #137
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I am considering this ride with a KLR 650. I am not sure how rocky and technical the trails you are planning will be as I have stock gearing with decent tires.
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To a good rider there's probably 2 tricky spots on this ride. The rest is manageable.
I did it a few times on the DR650 and it wasn't too bad. It gets tiring after a while though depending on which way we go.

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a good big bike loop would be Coke Ovens - Montana Mountain or Pinal Peak.

I'll be on the 125 so a full day for me is a no go and anything involving pavement would be sketchy.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:32 AM   #138
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I am considering this ride with a KLR 650. I am not sure how rocky and technical the trails you are planning will be as I have stock gearing with decent tires.
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I've seen it done by exceptionally good riders on KLR's. Please watch this video, particularly from about 2:50 to make sure you know what you'd be getting into. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Y98XEuGQrzQ
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:06 AM   #139
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Just wondering why you cut out all the tough parts?
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:52 PM   #140
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I've seen it done by exceptionally good riders on KLR's. Please watch this video, particularly from about 2:50 to make sure you know what you'd be getting into. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Y98XEuGQrzQ
C'mon. You're ruining my bait!

I like the video at 3:58. It's like God is laughing down at us.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:13 PM   #141
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ewilly can ride, he did Casner Mtn with us a few months ago on a DRZ, I just want him to know what's in store.

Counter clockwise, probably not that big of a deal, clockwise (like the video) might be "a spot of bother" as Drew would put it.

The Jury is still out on the route...
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:36 PM   #142
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Even if we go clockwise, there is an alternate route around honda hill.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:48 PM   #143
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....there is an alternate route around honda hill.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:43 AM   #144
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Does anyone want to ride in the same area on Sunday morning? I don't have to be back to PHX till 6pm and would love to do some more dirt.

Reminds me of an old ODB song... God made Dirt and Dirt bust your ass!
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:18 PM   #145
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GAAHHH!!! I just realized this ride is Saturday (not Friday as I thought) and I'm pre-committed on Saturday. Yes, I now realize it says the day in the thread.....I'm an idiot. Very sorry to miss this one, love this ride. Hope it's a great day!
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:49 PM   #146
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Since Don bailed out we decided it's safe to include the EMT. She'll be riding with Roger.

Anyone scared to do the in & out? With this small of a group & the talent level that's what i'm thinking we should do to burn off Thanksgiving Day groceries...I can e-mail the basic route to anyone that needs it. PM me your e-mail address & I'll send it to you. I say basic because there will probably be side trips
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:10 PM   #147
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Coming down to the valley for Thanksgiving

I'm in! You might have to adjust that talent level down a notch or two Buddy!

How long does it take to get from North Phx Squaw Peak area to the meeting place?

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:17 PM   #148
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Long time no see KB. Plug 100 West Mary Dr, Superior, AZ 85273 into Mapquest from where you are
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:24 AM   #149
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I am planning to be there too. Just have to decide if it's a BRP day or KTM.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:33 AM   #150
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maybe

i might show up with kilr. we''ll see. so, now, the speed and talent drops to ridiculously slow and no talent if i show up. anybody riding friday and where, anybody riding sunday and where. i am in deer valley area so lets ride.
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