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Old 07-05-2013, 09:44 AM   #1231
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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   #1232
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Something like this ?

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Old 07-05-2013, 10:20 AM   #1233
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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   #1234
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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   #1235
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Is that springtime, or monsoon, cyberdos?
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:23 AM   #1236
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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!

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Old 07-05-2013, 12:35 PM   #1237
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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   #1238
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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   #1239
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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   #1240
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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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Old 07-05-2013, 01:38 PM   #1241
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I have seen pictures of bikes with PVC tubes metal hose clamped to the frame and then the MSR Bottles are put into the tubes. I can't remember the link, but the guy was from India and he had his bike rigged with MSR Bottles.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:38 PM   #1242
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Here is a discussion on the 33oz MSR bottle...


The tube can be had from Agri Supply for $4.99...
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:29 PM   #1243
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Michhub- im gonna have to order a set of those. Thanks for the link.

Does anyone want to ride up to Young, AZ tomorrow? We can stop at the Antler Cafe and Bar. The food is fantastic. It should be some nice cool refreshing mountain air on the way up. The road going there is dirt. If anyone knows another way of going there im down. If your interested give me a call 623-3-3-0- 0417.
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:35 PM   #1244
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Does anyone want to ride up to Young, AZ tomorrow? We can stop at the Antler Cafe and Bar. The food is fantastic. It should be some nice cool refreshing mountain air on the way up. The road going there is dirt. If anyone knows another way of going there im down. If your interested give me a call 623-3-3-0- 0417.
There's two other ways to Young.

One is riding to Payson and across 260, then south on some forest road. 500? 512? I can't remember the number.

The other is up 87 to Gisela and there's a forest road that heads into the western pastures of Young, through the Sierra Anchas. Old route 188 to coffee pot road to forest road 134 to walnut creek rd, into Young.

I'm tempted. I'm supposed to work on my Shadow this weekend, but a ride sounds very tempting.

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Old 07-05-2013, 09:52 PM   #1245
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CrownRoyal...I use the tubes for tools and a spare tube..I have one on each side of my crash bars...
for fuel I bought an Aux tank and converted to a 2into1 exhaust....



Anyway...I'll head out around 6am for that loop... I gotta ride...
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