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Old 03-07-2011, 07:05 AM   #751
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Apacheria......

With fresh blood in the case, I rode on dirt from the house.


After 33 miles and a nice cruise over Middlemarch pass, I asslabbed another 36 across the Sulphur Springs valley.


Onion saddle was not the route.


The salida of the North fork of Pinery.


The gate (salida) keeper took a few steps towards me, only to continue grazing.


This area is the Hilltop mining district.


A nice route it is.


Cochise head from Hands pass.


Hooves and paws were the only tacks.


Untill I laid down the only type of Tracks I leave.


The colors of the earth here change often in a mile.


The road scar is the road to Massai Point in the monument.


Moving down East Whitetail creek was comfortable.


The first time I went over this route was 1989 or 90.


Grape vines and bears do not make profit, hence the electricity!


I do not like signs that lie.


Back down in the desert, high speed dirt put me close to the end of Wood canyon rd.


I think this route was Cochise's wood run prior to the Bascomb affair.


Very remote!


Riding across this seldom used track I imagined it being used to access Emigrant Canyon from Wood Canyon.


Up over Apache Pass put me in the wind of the Sulphur springs valley again. 22 miles of asslab to Wilcox for fuel, then on to the playa.


Riding across the Wilcox playa was a highlight of this ride even with severe cross winds.


Looking back across the playa at the Doz Cabezas and Apache pass.


Manzoro rd. to Dragoon, and then a new route home.


The steed back at the stable.


The numbers, 69 were asslab, the rest tierra firma.


Pure SE AZ dualsportin!
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:30 AM   #752
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nice ride and pics

Very Nice Mntdawg, you go on great rides, I need to get out soon.
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Old 03-12-2011, 05:20 AM   #753
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nice ride report, Dave!! First weekend of June will be here before we know what happened; I will NOT be camping and riding with a bunch of FFs up in Colorado that weekend.......
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Old 03-12-2011, 05:15 PM   #754
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A quick run...

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nice ride report, Dave!! First weekend of June will be here before we know what happened; I will NOT be camping and riding with a bunch of FFs up in Colorado that weekend.......
After a busy week, I needed a workout in the sand!


Erosion happens.


The only other riders I saw Today.


Horse Skull Trail.




By the first week in June I will have been out of the heat here and riding mountain singletrack for a month. I am not looking forward to enjoying salsa and beer with any FFs in Colorado that week
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:17 PM   #755
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:00 PM   #756
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Your ride reports are always great to see, man. I wish I could come back to CO for some more riding, or at least catch you in AZ again.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:38 PM   #757
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I hit the supermoto track yesterday for some twisted pavement shenanigans. It had been a year since I'd been out on the track, but I managed a second place finish in the amatuer group. I had forgotten how much fun it is! There was a photographer out there, so I'll post up a link as soon as he has any pics up.
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:14 PM   #758
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Down stream....

It was nice to get out of the Chihuahuan desert, and into the eastern Sonoran.



The farther north I rode down the San Pedro the greener the riparian got.


Today's destination was Lone hill off of the Davis Mesa rd. This spur was fun while it lasted, at this point fuel concerns started to creep so I turned around.


Being south now I felt comfortable to explore a little, and I've been looking at this rd. on the map for awhile.
Nice ridge riding brought me to an overview of the canyon I was looking for.


I past a seep on the road bed a quarter mile before the bottom just past a contact zone where Limestone appeared.


This canyon contains a large spring, and a road bed that continues!


Perennial springs almost always have human history tied directly to the local.


I will be back here soon to explore more of this area of the county.


126 miles today (48 asslab) It felt a little warm!
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:44 PM   #759
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Anyone up for a little ride this weekend? I was thinking about taking Geronimo Trail out of Douglas, AZ over to the CDT in New Mexico and then the CDT up to Silver City, NM. It's about a 200 mile ride to Silver City from Douglas then I guess we can slab it home, about another 150 miles. I was thinking about leaving Sierra Vista about 0700 on Saturday morning. Here is the map:

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Old 03-16-2011, 08:40 PM   #760
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Redleg, what are you riding this week?

I am in for this ride, if you think it is Xchallenge friendly. How far apart are the gas stops. I might need a sprite bottle.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:59 PM   #761
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Redleg, what are you riding this week?


I am in for this ride, if you think it is Xchallenge friendly. How far apart are the gas stops. I might need a sprite bottle.
I will be on the "BOM" (Big Orange Monster, SE).

I think you will be fine on the "X".

I have never been on the CDT but from looking at the map I think we should be ok on fuel, I will bring a couple of these (see below) just in case.

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Old 03-16-2011, 09:27 PM   #762
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OK, fuel may be an issue. It looks like a couple of the small towns I was thinking had gas don't! What is the range on the "X"? I'm thinking it's more than I have on the SE.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:28 PM   #763
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I need to get some of those for my wolfman bags. I have never been on the CDR either, however this summer I plan to take it as far north as I can in about a week and a half before I turn back. I am bringing my passport, just in case. :)

See you Saturday Morning.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:27 PM   #764
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Follow up....

Suddenly an afternoon opened up.


Right back where I had to turn around Sunday.


A little slower pace today let me look at the details. This old road cut exposed folding of this Limestone!


Confidant with Fuel today, I head into the canyon.


On Sunday I noticed the green of what I thought was Columbine, today this bloom confirms it. As the first flower of this spring being a perennial, that speaks of how dry this county is this season!!


Columbines in the rocks with water, and columnar cacti within a few hundred feet!


Looks a little though.


A sudden hault!!




A quarter mile beyond the spring the deserts are mixed again (dry).


I am not on a trials bike today!

The bypass!










Very nice gravelly sand wash was leading to a Volcanic reef framing the moon rise.




The second narrows and the second rock type.




Looking back at the Limestone and the wash leading to the Volcanic.


The trail cut right thru the reef.



At this point I made it through the tough stuff but I was still in the unknown. Then I saw the yellow rock capping the stone I've been riding thru.


I knew then I was close to Allen Flat and confirmed a much better (technical) route from the San Pedro river road to the Muleshoe road, eliminating Three Links road and the high tension line track!!!!
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:14 PM   #765
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Looks like I'm going to do the Douglas to Silver City ride another time, I have to fly back east on Sunday morning.

So I'm thinking maybe a short 4 hour ride on Saturday morning. Leaving Gas City at 0700 and heading south on Hwy 92. Over the Huachuca's and down along the border and back through Elgin. It’s a fast fun ride that’s big bike friendly.

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