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Old 04-03-2013, 10:42 PM   #1
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Phoenix to Lake Havasu - Big Bike Bomb Run April 2013

RIDE POSTPONED!


It's official (as it can be) - The big bike bomb run from Phoenix (well, Wickenburg) to Lake Havasu is April 20 and 21, 2013. That's right -This time it is an overnighter!

Meet time: 7 a.m. in Wickenburg
Place: Ike's Cookhouse (NW Corner of US-60 & El Recreo Dr. in Wickenburg)


There are a few different routes we can take out and back. If Brown's Crossing north of Alamo Lake is open, I would like to go that route on the way out. Anybody have current info on the crossing? If it's wet we can head south and take the side trip to Swansea and then continue to Parker. I have another route for the return that comes out of Havasu Heights. It's a little rocky and technical in spots, but still big bike friendly.

Post up any other route ideas and if we should wait for you in Wickenburg.

Nightstalker is hosting the GPX file with routes for Day 1 and Day 2.

Disclaimer: We will ride fast. We will probably ride late. If history is any indication (2010, 2011, 2012) we will likely have problems and/or break something. With that in mind, come prepared (for anything) with a well maintained bike and lots of energy, food and water. Murphy's Law will take care of the rest.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:09 AM   #2
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IN!!

Let's meet at the newer little (round) resturant right where we pop out when we come over Buckhorn, I can't remember the name, but DOD and I have ate there and they have the best sourdough pancakes ever!! oh and Bacon!! Its the little round building only open for breakfast and lunch, Charlie, what's the name of this place?

Are we camping or hoteling it?

This is gonna be Big Fun!
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:55 AM   #3
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Is it "DJ's New Frontier Diner"? That's the only little and sort of round-ish (octagonal) restaurant I see where El Recreo Dr. meets US-60.

I'm hoteling it. Anyone else who wants to can camp.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:13 AM   #4
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Is it "DJ's New Frontier Diner"? That's the only little and sort of round-ish (octagonal) restaurant I see where El Recreo Dr. meets US-60.

I'm hoteling it. Anyone else who wants to can camp.
That's it! Thanks Yardstick.

Man those flapjacks are the bomb!! Reservation, or just wing-it??
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:49 AM   #5
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In if ?

Count me in, if I make it back from Denver by then.

It may take me a week or 2 to ride home depending on the amount of snow still on the high mountain passes Between Denver and Durango.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:55 AM   #6
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IN!!

Let's meet at the newer little (round) resturant right where we pop out when we come over Buckhorn, I can't remember the name, but DOD and I have ate there and they have the best sourdough pancakes ever!! oh and Bacon!! Its the little round building only open for breakfast and lunch, Charlie, what's the name of this place?

Are we camping or hoteling it?

This is gonna be Big Fun!
Now it's called Ike's Cookhouse. Great biscuits and gravy.

I'm out. I'll be on an airplane saturday morning.

I always miss this ride.


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Count me in, if I make it back from Denver by then.

It may take me a week or 2 to ride home depending on the amount of snow still on the high mountain passes Between Denver and Durango.
Yeah, snow on the passes... right... There are some almost all dirt routes from Denver to Phoenix. Bring your tent!


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Now it's called Ike's Cookhouse. Great biscuits and gravy.

I'm out. I'll be on an airplane saturday morning.

I always miss this ride.


-dod

Thanks DOD! I can't seem to find information for Ike's. I assume they would be open by 7 a.m.

One of these days we'll do a ride that fits your schedule. And Reidy's!
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If I get a different bike by then I hope to go. I need to sell the KLR and am looking for a KTM Adv or BNW F800GS

I have friends in LHC I can stay with if that is were you are going to stay overnight.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:20 AM   #9
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If I get a different bike by then I hope to go. I need to sell the KLR and am looking for a KTM Adv or BNW F800GS

I have friends in LHC I can stay with if that is were you are going to stay overnight.
Klr will make it. Man up!
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:42 PM   #10
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Klr will make it. Man up!
There was once a guy who thought that his mighty V-Strom could run with the orange hooligans, and well..... He broke it half! Sorry Uncle Mil-T.

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Old 04-04-2013, 02:27 PM   #11
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There was once a guy who thought that his mighty V-Strom could run with the orange hooligans, and well..... He broke it half! Sorry Uncle Mil-T.

Just sayin'
Nobody has brought a KLR on this ride yet so we haven't had the opportunity to see one of those split in two like they're known to do. There have been KTM casualties, but the deck has been slightly stacked.

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Mil T - Suzuki VStrom 650
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CrashDBad - KTM 950 SE
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:26 PM   #14
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I know the KLR will make it but at slightly lower speeds than the hooligans will be maintaining! I sure do not want to break it while I am trying to sell it although it is SOOOOO tempting!

Enjoy!
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:45 PM   #15
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Dam it.

I wish i could go... will be looking for the ride report on this one. What is the ride time from Wickenberg to the camp site? Maybe a night run to meet you guys...
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