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Old 02-29-2012, 05:00 PM   #61
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Growing up around here in the 60's, pale face name was Papago.
The 60's...did you ever meet Billy Jack? "One Tin Soldier rides again"
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:32 PM   #62
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The 60's...did you ever meet Billy Jack? "One Tin Soldier rides again"
Get your timeline right. Billy Jack was in the 70's. Filmed partly at the old state capitol in Preskitt....BTW
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:47 PM   #63
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ps: What the hell language is that in the bottom line? Alien? Oh...Illegal Alien I bet.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:10 PM   #64
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Big Bikes on Camino Del Diablo

About 3 weeks ago I rode the Camino del Diablo on a KTM 990 with my friend who was on a GS800.

We road from Ajo to Wellton and it was a fantastic ride.

Bring plenty of extra water and be aware that there is an immense amount of sand on this ride, some of which is fairly deep.

I would also avoid the entire area if there is a risk of much mud from recent rains. There are a few areas near the middle with incredible ruts that must of been created when the area was muddy.

I would not call this road big bike friendly but I found it enjoyable as an intermediate rider. This would not be a good ride for someone that is a new rider on a large bike.

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Old 03-10-2012, 08:00 PM   #65
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El Camino Del Diablo Video!

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Old 03-10-2012, 09:31 PM   #66
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Great Vid NS! What the heck was that black slat-like surface in the first part of the video?

Some of that sand looked deep. How did your sand knobby perform?
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:58 PM   #67
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Great Vid NS! What the heck was that black slat-like surface in the first part of the video?

Some of that sand looked deep. How did your sand knobby perform?
The black slat is some kind of temporary airport runway stuff the military used back in the day, or so I'm told. It was impossible to ride on!! One of the riders in our group got a big slash down the center of his tire we suspect was from these groovy metal planks.

Knobby on the rear was fine, trials tire on the rear would have been fine too. Steering with the extra weight in the deep sand was the hard part.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:20 PM   #68
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It's funny to see that Fortuna Mine area turned into a informational historic landmark. My dad and other riding friends and I used to ride out there a lot, even before there was a fence around the shaft. We had a meteor shower watching party out there one night too. Cool place!
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:15 PM   #69
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Awesome ride report NS!! I've always been curious about that area and route. Great to see the photos and see what the terrain looks like. Very cool!!
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The black slat is some kind of temporary airport runway stuff the military used back in the day, or so I'm told. It was impossible to ride on!! One of the riders in our group got a big slash down the center of his tire we suspect was from these groovy metal planks.

Knobby on the rear was fine, trials tire on the rear would have been fine too. Steering with the extra weight in the deep sand was the hard part.
Funny, I thought the landing mat was a godsend after all the sand.
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