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Old 09-02-2013, 06:41 PM   #1561
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Navigating some tricky sections.





and of course the sand wash was everyone's favorite.



well, maybe not everyone. :lol



have to watch for these guys out there.

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Old 09-02-2013, 06:49 PM   #1562
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Rickcool72 making it look easy.



Then showing us which line not to take.



We were waiting for this quad to give us a show.



The scenery would be providing all the show we needed.



Rickcool72 says hell yes.



We found this poor guy on the side of the trail.



looks like someone was really angry at it.



Fanatic and Rickcool took off at the end of the 10 and Crown Royal, Seabee and I headed back the way we came in.

Seabee makes quick work of the intimidating uphill.



and we moved along pretty good the rest of the way.



Crown Royal had some difficulty with the following turn but I missed it. It's not easy navigating the sand with that heavy bike.



At the end of the ride I helped this guy with a flat. I bet he didn't think that a dirtbiker would be the one rescuing him today.





That about wraps it up.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:48 PM   #1563
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What a great day! Short but plenty of fun and body work out. Dropping the bike on sand is easy. Picking it up (partially sunk in) was a different story. Thanks to CyberDos for the tips! I will return and practice some more... specially that hill. Look forward tot the next ride. ;)
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:04 AM   #1564
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Anyone going to use their new found skills with Google maps or earth and show us the route they took to go to Mount Graham?
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:52 AM   #1565
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Not alot of choices. Go to Safford on 70 take a right at 191 another right at Swift Trail and go up.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:55 AM   #1566
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Not alot of choices. Go to Safford on 70 take a right at 191 another right at Swift Trail and go up.
I have heard rumors that there is a back way up Mount Graham. Wasn't sure if they attempted this or not.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:45 PM   #1567
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klondyke is part of the whole aravaipa, rug road, mammoth thing. i would consider very much mt graham even though its not on the mtn its still part of most folks trips when they go out there.

i like the klondyke area, really everything in the the hills behind the "town". one year when i went there it was some sorta grasshopper convention, not the regular ones but those cool ass big black ones with the orange and red and stuff. so many of them the dirt rd was dark for a mile or so.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:49 PM   #1568
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No GPS for Me

My cheap Nuvi died just as I left for the trip so no data from me

Now I got to figure out what unit to buy next. Do I go for another cheap Garmin car unit or spend the big bucks for a "Motorcycle" unit?

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Old 09-03-2013, 02:50 PM   #1569
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Thanks Cyberdos for guiding us on a sweet ride. Its nice that its so close to town. I will definitely be back to tackle that sand with a new tire. Not my old bald one. That big hill was hella awesome!
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:31 PM   #1570
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klondyke is part of the whole aravaipa, rug road, mammoth thing. i would consider very much mt graham even though its not on the mtn its still part of most folks trips when they go out there.

i like the klondyke area, really everything in the the hills behind the "town". one year when i went there it was some sorta grasshopper convention, not the regular ones but those cool ass big black ones with the orange and red and stuff. so many of them the dirt rd was dark for a mile or so.
I've seen those huge grasshoppers down near sonoita! freakishly big black and yellow or orange things. i'd worry about loosing traction if you ran one over on a bike they're so big!
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:34 PM   #1571
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That big hill was hella awesome!

and you made it look so easy!
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:54 PM   #1572
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I am still kinda map challenged as to where we went a few years back on our border run. I guess we went to Klondyke. Looking at the map it seems like part of Mt Graham to me... You can ride from Wilcox up to Klondyke which is a pretty nice ride too. That dumps back out on 70 as well.

That is one of my goals this fall when it cools. Aravaipa canyon is a good place to camp. Going west of there is the Rug Road. Not BBF. More like a Nightstalker ride.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:23 PM   #1573
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For you still directionally challenged - we will be having another GPS class in the future. Hopefully we can all find our way afterwards!

I'm thinking maybe late sept or early oct? What works for everyone?
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:38 PM   #1574
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I just got done ordering a new tire. It should be here on tuesday. So when is this tire changing class going to be? What else do I need to bring to the tire changing class?

Seabee1- I can bring my paper map, compass, pencil, and my garmin for a paper weight. Garmina yells at me to turn the hell around.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:43 PM   #1575
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and you made it look so easy!
Yea right, I just got lucky no one had a camera out. My chances of crashing doubles when someone takes out a camera.
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