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Old 09-01-2013, 10:46 PM   #1711
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May I join you? See you all @ QT (Elsworth & University) @ 7am!

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Absolutely. We'll be over at the staging area exactly 6 miles North of the Quick Trip though. Here are directions. I'll be stopping at the QT for gas at about 6:30.

No worries Brian. Hope things turn out ok.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:51 AM   #1712
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I know Zen Moto can order and install it but they are 40 miles away.

We purchase Adventurer style motos with the capability of trans versing the planet under the most adverse of conditions. We seek locations where we neither speak the native language nor understand regional traditions, but make the best of it because "it's all about the Adventure"

And now I discover that 40 miles is too far to help a brother & get much needed tyres to continue the quest ----Amazing!!!
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:48 AM   #1713
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My Mount Graham Pics

If you've never been up Mount Graham you're missing out on a great ride. Ok, other than the Coolidge Dam, the ride out there isn't much to write home about but once you're there it's so worth the trip.








Taking a break on top of Mount Graham.



Beautiful views as far as the eye could see.



Rigg Lake on top of the mountain.




At 9000' it's almost 8000' cooler than it is in Phoenix. And that is something to write home about.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:31 PM   #1714
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Bulldog Canyon Labor Day Ride.

Rode locally today with Cyberdos and some of the East Mesa crew at Bulldog Canyon.

Here are some pics from the trip.

4.5 miles of sandy wash and another 4 miles of rocky fireroads. We had a really fun day.

CrownRoyal with his KTM 690.


Our Tour guide Cyberdos





Finishing up at the South Exit.

Here is a link to Julio Descending one of the hills.

http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/fa...40595.mp4.html



What a fun day of riding.
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:11 PM   #1715
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Man, you got at up quick! It was a great ride today. I've never been to bulldog canyon before, and I gotta say, I'm going back! There's some really fun looking stuff there, better than the rolls ohv area. Once it cools off, I'm in! That place would be awesome in the rain.

Cyberdos will add his photos shortly, I'm sure.

Thanks for the fun morning, guys! It was great meeting everyone.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:38 PM   #1716
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Thanks to everyone for a short but very cool ride this morning. The wife thought I had broken something on my bike since I came home so early.

Here's a few pics.

Getting it started off. Crown Royal & Rickcool72.



Seabee1.



Fanatic291 leading the way.



Seabee1 making sure there are no stragglers left behind.

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Old 09-02-2013, 07:41 PM   #1717
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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, 07:49 PM   #1718
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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, 08:48 PM   #1719
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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, 11:04 AM   #1720
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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, 12:52 PM   #1721
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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, 12:55 PM   #1722
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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, 03:25 PM   #1723
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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.
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:45 PM   #1724
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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, 03:49 PM   #1725
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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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