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Old 12-27-2009, 10:03 PM   #61
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The gasket sealer worked!! I rode 60 miles today along the border and no leaks. However, I dropped the bike going down the mountain at the Coronado Memorial due to some serious ice on the road. Broke my turn signal, tail light and handle bars. I will have it fixed by next weekend for the camping trip though. I am in.
Dang Clay, you are having a rough weekend. I have some DR-650 leavers (brake/clutch) if you broke them.
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:40 PM   #62
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Bring that gun on the camping trip please!

Was that 30 rounds in about 2 seconds?
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:17 PM   #63
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New Years Ride

I haven't done anything with this website since I joined but lurk, but now there is a thread for my local area. I am really busy this weekend, but I could probably spare Friday to go wherever you go until you camp. I don't have a desert tank on my DRZ and have found that I only have about 70 safe miles or so between fillups. How far are we thinking between gas stations?
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:55 PM   #64
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fuel

I have a stock tank on my DR650 so I am only good for about 100 miles. We are well within range with gas options in Douglas, Apache , and Sunnyside. I did this ride earlier this year with no problem and using the limited gas stops along the way.



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I haven't done anything with this website since I joined but lurk, but now there is a thread for my local area. I am really busy this weekend, but I could probably spare Friday to go wherever you go until you camp. I don't have a desert tank on my DRZ and have found that I only have about 70 safe miles or so between fillups. How far are we thinking between gas stations?
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:53 PM   #65
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Yesterday I started a head cold with a fever
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:09 PM   #66
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This route sounds great to me. I recall a few nice campgrounds near Portal as you go up the mountain. Distances for gas shouldn't be an issue for the guys without big tanks.

The ride over the Chiris is awesome so hopefully it will be open. I would say any skill level or bike setup can make this route. We definitely won't leave anyone behind (or at least I won't, kind of a moto where I come from).

Hope all that can make it come out for the ride and maybe a few will stay for the night, the more the merrier.


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Camping Ride: Here's my idea so far.

Meet at the Bisbee Breakfast Club at 8:00 A.M. on the 1st for a pre-ride breakfast. We will then take the Border Road to Douglas, top off with fuel and head east on Geronimo Trail Road(easy gravel), then loop back through Animas to Portal. Those that want to do pavement only can just take Hwy 80 to Portal and meet us there. We can then find a good campsite low on the mountain close to Portal and set up camp. It'll still be cold, but we won't be camping in the snow. Those of us with knobbies or less common sense can then go up the mountain to play in the mud and snow for a while. If Onion Saddle is passable we can return that way in the morning, or alternately take Rucker Canyon to Leslie Canyon back to Douglas.

Thoughts?
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:50 PM   #67
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Camping Ride: Here's my idea so far.

Meet at the Bisbee Breakfast Club at 8:00 A.M. on the 1st for a pre-ride breakfast. We will then take the Border Road to Douglas, top off with fuel and head east on Geronimo Trail Road(easy gravel), then loop back through Animas to Portal. Those that want to do pavement only can just take Hwy 80 to Portal and meet us there. We can then find a good campsite low on the mountain close to Portal and set up camp. It'll still be cold, but we won't be camping in the snow. Those of us with knobbies or less common sense can then go up the mountain to play in the mud and snow for a while. If Onion Saddle is passable we can return that way in the morning, or alternately take Rucker Canyon to Leslie Canyon back to Douglas.

Thoughts?
Any of the Sierra Vista folks interested in meeting in town and riding to Bisbee together? 0800 in Bisbee requires leaving here by what, 0730 or slightly earlier? Looks like we should have good weather for the ride and camping.

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Old 12-28-2009, 08:55 PM   #68
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Just tell me where and when and I will ride with the group from Sierra Vista to Bisbee Friday morning
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:55 PM   #69
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Yesterday I started a head cold with a fever
Bummer !!
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:59 PM   #70
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Just tell me where and when and I will ride with the group from Sierra Vista to Bisbee Friday morning
I am thinking the Shell station at the intersection of HWY 90 and Avenida Del Sol.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:13 PM   #71
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Yesterday I started a head cold with a fever
I went to the doctor today:

Sinusitis, tonsilitis, and an ear infection!

My throat looks... disgusting. Meds just kicked in though, hopefully I'll be there.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:52 AM   #72
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u went to a doctor? man, i figured a KLR guy would use a vet cuz its cheaper, or maybe just check out a 30 year old medical book form the library and do it himself.

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I went to the doctor today:

Sinusitis, tonsilitis, and an ear infection!

My throat looks... disgusting. Meds just kicked in though, hopefully I'll be there.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:46 AM   #73
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It is a shame you guys are sick, but don't worry, next week after we all sleep in our tents in the woods on the first of January, we will all be sick and you will be getting better.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:54 AM   #74
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u went to a doctor? man, i figured a KLR guy would use a vet cuz its cheaper, or maybe just check out a 30 year old medical book form the library and do it himself.
Haha, that's hilarious. Believe me, I scoured the internet first. This was a last resort!
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:43 PM   #75
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7:30 at the Shell sounds good to me.

I've got the knobbies mounted so I'm ready for some snow!

Gas shouldn't be an issue, but some of the stations in the boonies(Rodeo, Animas) may be closed on the 1st. I hear a 1 litre soda bottle works well for spare gas.
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