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Old 04-30-2013, 07:34 AM   #961
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the 202 is really like the 202! just un-paved. getting there is not as easy, but very doable.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:00 AM   #962
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Morning ride to Canyon Lake

I rode out to Canyon lake this morning. After being passed by several police, fire trucks, and ambulance; I had a really good ride.

Something must have happened near Apache lake. The air evac was cruising past tortilla flats.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:05 AM   #963
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...Something must have happened near Apache lake. The air evac was cruising past tortilla flats.
Vehicle falls 500 feet off cliff; 3 injured

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Old 04-30-2013, 10:04 AM   #964
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Thanks for the video link

That is unreal. I am amazed that the person was able to walk back to tortilla flats to call 911.

I was on the road at 7, so I got passed by the first responders. None of the trucks were running sirens. They would just blip once and I would pull over.

I hope everything works out okay.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:30 AM   #965
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Just goes to show that even though the Ap Trail is easy....you should still pay attention to the road.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:59 PM   #966
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I watched a squid low-side it in the very same place on Father's Day 2009 on a GSX-R 600. He low-slided after slamming on the rear brake and slid all the way off the edge of that cliff and bounced down about 200 feet or so.

I waited around to direct traffic until they were able to go down the hill and fetch him; he broke one finger and complained that his $400 helmet was damaged in the fall. :
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:43 PM   #967
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Ride Tomorrow 4 Peaks/ Apache Trail

Since only fanatic291 has shown interest in riding tomorrow we moved the meet spot to the Quick Trip at University & Ellsworth. Kickstands up at 8ish.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:45 PM   #968
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I might join but not for the whole route. Gotta be home by 2pm.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:23 PM   #969
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Since only fanatic291 has shown interest in riding tomorrow we moved the meet spot to the Quick Trip at University & Ellsworth. Kickstands up at 8ish.
Wish I could join you Julio, gotta work. You'll like the route, have fun. Seabee and I want to do some explorin' up there sometime, just gotta find the time. Let us know what you think.

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I might join but not for the whole route. Gotta be home by 2pm.
That's be great.

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Wish I could join you Julio, gotta work. You'll like the route, have fun. Seabee and I want to do some explorin' up there sometime, just gotta find the time. Let us know what you think.

Have fun!
Yeah I really enjoyed camping up there a few weeks ago. I'm not really set up properly for camping off of the bike but I can manage a day or two. Would really like to do that up there but I hardly ever have a full weekend to do so.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:30 PM   #971
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Super fun ride today. Thanks Julio for being the guide/photographer.

I am am excited to check out the 203/202 section next time.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:50 AM   #972
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Super fun ride today. Thanks Julio for being the guide/photographer.

I am am excited to check out the 203/202 section next time.
I wanna see some pictures!
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:57 AM   #973
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Fantastic day yesterday.

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I wanna see some pictures!
Here's a few.





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Old 05-05-2013, 10:02 AM   #974
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Here's a few.





Nice! Was it to hot? I imagine it would've been if you weren't moving very quickly. I've been wanting to do this ride for a while, but my KLR needs a tech day before I go do anything to far. Needs new brake pads, it has an oil leak ever since I did the DOO, needs an oil change, need to lube the throttle cables etc. I have most of the stuff already, just need to find the time.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:52 AM   #975
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The weather was great. At the top of the mountain the clouds were hazy in the morning, so they killed a lot of the heat.

Later on in the day the wind really picked up. I never felt like I was overheating.

All the plants are still green from spring, so the scenery was really nice.

In the middle of the ride coming back down cherry springs, we saw a 4' gopher snake sunnning itself in the middle of the road. It raised its head off the ground as Julio passed to see who was making all the noise.
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