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Old 07-04-2013, 01:50 PM   #1126
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Well...when I went to your Flickr page and just used the 'share' link it not would show up....so then I grabbed the HTML/BBC code and copied the link from within that...

" http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5546/9...b4d1fe0c_b.jpg "

minus the quotes...I like Smugmug....supports this site and is super easy(not free though)....rest of your pics are great looks like a fun ride...
sorry I missed it but riding to the meet up from down here simply adds an hour....
Success...Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:42 AM   #1127
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Well I didnt get to meetup with the group going to 4 Peaks so I went by my self.

I had a blast and here are some pictures from the trip.





4 Peaks in the background


She was tired This may have been user error.


Almost at the Lake.


Maybe I can join you next time. I sure enjoyed my 4th of July. Now I get to enjoy my Rum and Coke.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:10 AM   #1128
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Dang, that was o-dark-early! But totally worth it. Had a great time and it was nice to meet fanatic and rickcool. Ended the ride with some breakfast at Tortilla Flat.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:12 AM   #1129
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Fanatic coming off the big hill climb on 88. We lucked out and made it to the top about 3 minutes before a truck with a very wide trailered pontoon boat was headed in to Apache Lake.
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:31 AM   #1130
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Ok...what is the route you guys took?
I'm thinking maybe tomorrow morning I can do a ride...NOT @4:30 though.....
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:44 AM   #1131
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Hwy 87 out to 4 Peaks road, all the way in to Roosevelt Lake. South/east along (188?) the road that parallels the lake, then south/west on 88 back in to AJ.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:19 AM   #1132
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Something like this ?

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Old 07-05-2013, 10:20 AM   #1133
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That is the route exactly. The road has been getting a little rain, so there is almost not dust on the road.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:31 AM   #1134
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Just a note about the rain. If you have the opportunity to ride through there while it's pouring you'll get quite the treat.



However, you've got to be mindful of the river crossing right after Tortilla Flat. Sometimes with the flash flooding it can get impassable. DAMHIK.



So if you're going to venture out in the rain I'd recommend taking the route counter-clockwise. Just to get that part out of the way first.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:18 AM   #1135
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Is that springtime, or monsoon, cyberdos?
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:23 AM   #1136
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Is that springtime, or monsoon, cyberdos?
um, it was wet.

I really don't remember. I was riding with Buster (who hasn't posted here much in a long time ) Maybe he remembers when that was. There was another guy on a GS that I can't remember who it was either. I must be getting old. All I know is that I barely made it across and both Buster and the other guy got stuck. So we had to push the bikes through and pump the water out of the cylinders. We had met at TF so we'd been riding a total of 0.1 miles and were stuck for a good hour and a half!

good times.
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:35 PM   #1137
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Just don't forget your master link...

This last ride I dropped my air pressure to 14 up front and 18 in the rear. My tires felt so much better going up the fireroads.

Time to go hit A-Cross and Cherry Springs.

I got a 1.75 rotopax for the back of my bike, so I won't have to worry about the gas station at the bottom of Roosevelt.
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:53 PM   #1138
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She was tired This may have been user error.
Hey CrownRoyal, what part of 4 peaks was this uphill at? Don't remember taking the same road. Thanks and glad you made it safely. Better to have broken bike parts than body parts.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:20 PM   #1139
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Rickcool72, Right before you get to the building with the antenna and repeaters on top you make a left turn at the T in the road. It will get more difficult and you get more elevation change as you go. Thankfully nothing broke or got hurt on the bike or me. Just a scratch on the clutch cover. I wish I had recorded the crash. I would have goten some good style points.

Fanatic291- I have been thinking about carrying 2 MSR bottles full of fuel. One on each side of the tank bag. Do you know if they make something to hold and strap those bottles to a bike? Im trying to go for super compact and light weight.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:30 PM   #1140
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Fanatic291- I have been thinking about carrying 2 MSR bottles full of fuel. One on each side of the tank bag. Do you know if they make something to hold and strap those bottles to a bike? Im trying to go for super compact and light weight.
From what I understand, Firejumpers use those MSR bottles when they parachute into burning backcountry and feed their chainsaws. Damned near indestructible.

I've got a pair of the 30oz ones that I used for the last 2 months to augment my Shadow's puny 3.7gal capacity while I was riding around the country. Since my XR has a 5gal desert tank, I didn't take the extra fuel containers with me on a ride like this one... but I would if it were a longer trip.

I bet you could bungee-net 1-2 bottles on the back of your seat. Or ratchet them down in place with a come-along strap. A come-along would also be handy if you wound up getting your bike stranded somewhere, too.
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