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Old 04-28-2013, 11:21 PM   #871
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I think I may have a rare opportunity at riding this Saturday.

So I'm gonna start planning for it already.

For a little bit of a challenge I'd like to try out some new-to-me roads through Tonto.
Basically head up through Apache Trail,
hit the 288 towards Young,
make a right on NF-203 which turns into NF-202(heard that was a really nice road) up to Young.
Gas back up at Young and head home via the 288/ Across Rd. and up over Four Peaks.


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if you're uneasy with the route there are various points where you can bail. The 288 is really easy. Apache Trail as well so you could get a nice day ride in and head home if you don't want to do 300ish miles of mostly dirt. :)

I've got the start point ad QC Cafe but I'm flexible. Should be a great ride.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:24 AM   #872
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have you check your route from points C thru G.
may not be noob or bbf........
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:51 AM   #873
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No worries

Been through that route.... Pretty easy big bike stuff and noob doable.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:01 AM   #874
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have you check your route from points C thru G.
may not be noob or bbf........
That's the part that I've never done. If it gets too tough we could always backtrack and head for A-cross. A-cross over to Oso and 4 peaks is a nice fun & easy ride.

I'm taking Reidy's words with a grain of salt because he's a mad man on a big bike.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:04 PM   #875
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Julio-

Looks like a really fun ride. What time would you be leaving the morning?

I am a noob rider, but am interested in doing the apache trail section, or the 4 peaks section and then bailing for home.

Would you mind me tagging along for a segment?

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Old 04-29-2013, 12:54 PM   #876
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it's getting hot so the earlier the better but like I said before, I'm flexible.

For now, just to put a time out there let's say kickstands up at 8:30.

As for the route
you can do Ap Trail to the dam and back.

or if you have no fear of getting lost do the entire ap trail & 4 peaks loop.

That's always a nice one.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:20 PM   #877
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I can go as early as you want. I usually start my stuff at sunrise. I am up to ride apache trail with you guys, or if you want to ride Counter Clockwise I am interested in 4 peaks. I don't think I would do both without someone else.

I will plan to see you on Saturday morning.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:22 PM   #878
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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 04-29-2013, 08:21 PM   #879
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Julio,

Wish I could go on this one, it looks like a great ride.

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Old 04-30-2013, 07:34 AM   #880
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the 202 is really like the 202! just un-paved. getting there is not as easy, but very doable.
huh ?
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:00 AM   #881
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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   #882
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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   #883
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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   #884
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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   #885
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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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