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Old 03-04-2013, 12:46 PM   #751
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Great vids DesertDog. You did an amazing job piloting your supertanker through all that sand .
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:15 PM   #752
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It's cool to have narrated video.

so did you guys like the Hangar Cafe?

no need to sugar coat things with me. If it sucked, it sucked. I just like to know other people's opinions.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:29 PM   #753
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Rent the GS again. And if she isn't scared of doing some of-roading follow this route.



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It's a fantastic and beautiful loop.

Point D is an easy dirt road.

from points E through F it's a little bit more rough but nothing too bad. Take your time and enjoy the scenery. I think you guys will love it.

click here if that link doesn't work.
This is awesome! I rented the RT last time though, I've never gone off road, and this will only be my second time riding two-up... I don't know how well my wife would handle that either.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:47 PM   #754
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This is awesome! I rented the RT last time though, I've never gone off road, and this will only be my second time riding two-up... I don't know how well my wife would handle that either.
Well the good thing about that loop is that the easy part is on the front end. If once you get past point D (Roosevelt Dam) you decide things are getting too sketchy for you guys you can just head North on 188 until you reach 87 and take that back into Fountain Hills. It's all paved and still a pretty nice ride.

Like so.

here are some pics of that loop.







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Old 03-04-2013, 02:00 PM   #755
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All paved

An all paved route would look like this.

And if you enjoy twisties I would recommend this.
It's 300 miles but a great day of riding.

or you could rent a Harley and just cruise up to Tortilla Flat and back.

Good luck and hope you two have fun.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:06 PM   #756
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Julio,
No sugar coating +1 for the food quality at Hangar Cafe. The food taste and quality was A1. The amount of people at the time we were there was a bit high and with the size of us and gear was a bit tight, but what can you expect, when the food is good people wait outside for it.
Cool. Glad you liked it. I warned you about the small space/big crowd. I guess it's a better place when there's a smaller group. There's another one of these types of cafe's at the Mesa Gateway airport. A lot bigger but the food isn't nearly as good. It would have been pretty cool to go this weekend. They had WWII planes on display.

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Hey did anyone see my post for the next ride? What you think?
I think you're nuts.

I don't have a bike to do that sort of trip. My DRZ hates the pavement.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:39 PM   #757
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Man, these routes make riding around Chicago pathetic.
Thanks for your help! I can't wait to ride.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:55 PM   #758
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Man, these routes make riding around Chicago pathetic.
Thanks for your help! I can't wait to ride.
I aint gonna lie
riding here will make you want to pack your stuff and move.

I did just that.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:04 PM   #759
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I aint gonna lie
riding here will make you want to pack your stuff and move.

I did just that.
(Bronx transplant)
After my ride last summer I've contemplated it. My in-laws have a place in Fountain Hills that we've been to a few times. I've loved the area and my wife would leave tomorrow if we could. I'm just not too sure about the job market out there.

I love the sun, dirt bikes, motorcycles, bicycles, shooting, peace and quiet... It's a great place.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:13 PM   #760
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Paul,

You know me, I'm in. This might be a little easier if we make it a overnighter but can tough it out if everyone would rather do it in a day. No matter what we need to do it before the weather gets hot.


Julio,

The food was great even it the place is little small but I would eat there again. I prefer most mom and pop places to any chain when possible and usually find much better grub.


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Old 03-05-2013, 07:49 AM   #761
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Hey I through together the video I took from the ride. I split it up into three parts. If your bored and want soemthing to watch gie it a try. If your going to watch only one part watch part two.
I had a great time! Thanks for having me along.

Part One
http://youtu.be/_JumzxHIqTs



Part Two
http://youtu.be/R1oo9wAi97A

Part Three
http://youtu.be/AgZjjb82qnc
In part 3, do those orange pants make me look fat??
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:07 AM   #762
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In part 3, do those orange pants make me look fat??
No, but you can sure see your managerial skills handle that tire change.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:20 PM   #763
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No, but you can sure see your managerial skills handle that tire change.
Hey Someone's gotta supervise!!

They pretty much had it covered, Monte was on it.

How you doin' Bob?? Ready to ride?
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:40 PM   #764
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In part 3, do those orange pants make me look fat??
Not really but they make you walk funny
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:58 PM   #765
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In part 3, do those orange pants make me look fat??
No, but I did think I was watching Benny Hill wearing orange pants!
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