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Old 06-27-2010, 09:57 PM   #1
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Belated father day Ride

Riders/Father involved in that journey are AZ Tom on 250 Yama, AZ4us on DRZ400, Vburgh on XR650R, DR650SEddy on DRZ400.
Z plan was to meet all @ Ash Fork (Northern Az/West of Williams) and zig zag our way throu z forest to z Grand Canyon . Made 325 miles 155 mi off-rd .
@ 7:45am we met with Tom at z intersection of hwy69 & Fain rd ,


Met with vburgh in Ash Fork.

We made our first pit stop to double check my GPS/map reading .

Quick wiz stop ...

We took Espee rd and head NW . Our iron horses .
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Old 06-27-2010, 10:31 PM   #2
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Ash Fork ride-continue ...

A lot of trails were closed with locks with no trespassing signs on, so my plan is now to improvise but keep my GPS heading were it suppose to go NEN with good sense of direction .
This trail wind up to a water with bunch of cattle and it ended .

Wnen i say trail ended it does not mean that we turned around we hit what some call a "No Trail trails" zone . A wide open plains, a desolate land.
We cut throu this desolate land to avoid taking Espee rd all around .
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...,0.079308&z=14

We end up here ...
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...,0.158615&z=13

We end up on that trail, we came from behind that fence where Levio & Tom are standing .

After long 38 miles of quick open dirt rd (Wilaha county rd)we got to our next stage from Wilaha to Anita rd right along z rail rd .

Z road there are so much fun but must be carefull not to hit a rut @ considerable speed, there a lot of ruts on that one and lot of gates to open & close .
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:53 PM   #3
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trail was fun to Anita Rd. AzTom

Levio .

Vburgh had a flat but we anticipate a situation like this in z middle of nowhere it's all good . we just had to find some shady area .

Once we were on FS2612 i went of course for ~ 1/2 mile . so we back tracked a little . Vburgh followed by Tom .

Tom

Z sweep rider Levio .

Next stop z Grand Canyon ...
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:20 AM   #4
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it was cool to encounter z train on z way up .

Tom.

Everyone should try z trip from William to z G.C.on this train .

DR650SEddy , Z G.C. mission accomplished .


From left. Tom, Eddy, Vito .



Coming up, modifying z route & conclusion .
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:04 AM   #5
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Looks like it was a great time.

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Old 06-28-2010, 08:40 AM   #6
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What a LONG ride!

That was my first real DS ride on my new to me xr650. It's a handfull in the technical stuff but not too bad.

I had a great time except for those last 40+ miles of street heading home. This probably won't sound "right" but my rearend was killing me! I need a different seat on the Honda. I wicked it up bit toward the end so I could get off the bike sooner.


Great meeting Eddie, Levio, and the MACHINE Tom! I hope I can still ride as good as you in my 70's..

Great ride and great people. Hope to do it again soon!!


Tom what was the name of the seat you had on your bike??
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:51 AM   #7
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What a LONG ride!

That was my first real DS ride on my new to me xr650. It's a handfull in the technical stuff but not too bad.

I had a great time except for those last 40+ miles of street heading home. This probably won't sound "right" but my rearend was killing me! I need a different seat on the Honda. I wicked it up bit toward the end so I could get off the bike sooner.


Great meeting Eddie, Levio, and the MACHINE Tom! I hope I can still ride as good as you in my 70's..

Great ride and great people. Hope to do it again soon!!


Tom what was the name of the seat you had on your bike??
Great guys, would be proud to have them for Son's. My seat is XPC Racing, Elsinore CA.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:06 AM   #8
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The stock seat on a XRR is tough on the butt if u sit very long. I put a Corbin on my XRR and have been really happy with it. I'll be over for the GC loop ride in 2 weeks if u want to check it out. The only down side is it's a little spendy to buy a Corbin, well worth it IMHO but spendy none the less. One good thing is when u order, a custom cover is no extra charge.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:19 AM   #9
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It was a much better than expected ride. What a day and nice Ride.
Tom you are my inspiration. It was Nice to ride with Tom, vburgh and Eddie.
We did only half of the anticipated ride. I left at 5:30am and return 315 miles later at 10:30pm. We saw some Antelopes, wild horses, wild donkeys, Giant Ants, etc...

Waiting for the next Ride North where is cooler.
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:32 AM   #10
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We hurried to take these pics before z next train roll us over .



After few min. on z rim we headed down for some food & gas in Tusayan . Levio had a story to share with Dad i mean Tom .

Tom Suggested to rake a short cut from Williams to Chino Valley & u know how much i like short cuts . So we went for it when Vito split to go east toward Bellmont where he staged . We couldn't help it but take some pix by z reain in Williams .


Tom looking to get in this ride .

Tom u were right about FR354 it will exit to Drake rd (FR492), but this would be a long cut not a short cut .This were i activated my Spot
when i was rolling behind u .
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...,0.082483&z=14
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