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Old 09-01-2013, 07:59 PM   #1711
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No, thank you guys for not leaving to out there die. Twice! I think Mount Graham is my new favorite location in Az. Twistyest asphalt ever, lots of great dirt roads, hiking/mountain biking trails, pine trees, rocky canyons and a lake. What more could I ask for? Flat proof tires, maybe?
Thanks for a great time yesterday. It turned into a LOOOONG day, but very much worth the ride. I definitely wanna go out there again sometime to make a weekend of it, bit of riding, fishing, hiking and camping is on the cards for sure!!

Here's the pictures I have. I was too busy looking around to take a bunch of photo's this time, but here they are.

Stopping at Coolidge Dam


Coolidge Dam


AZtinBender's first flat of the day




And one more for luck


The customary flower shot


Hanging out at the top of Mt Graham


Check out this view!!




We went looking for lake Riggs


We found it, but it looks more like a small dam than a lake to me


One last picture of the view


Thanks guys for another great ride
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:39 PM   #1712
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About that I forgot that my son has an event tomorrow so I'm not gonna be able to make it.

Bulldog Canyon is pretty diverse so if we see that we're pushing the limit too much we can opt for the easy stuff. We're thinking kickstands up at 7am at the Quick Trip on Ellsworth and University.
May I join you? See you all @ QT (Elsworth & University) @ 7am!

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Old 09-01-2013, 08:47 PM   #1713
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Hi Guys,

I'm sorry I have to pull out of tomorrow's ride, I have a bit of a crisis going on tonight that's going to make it impossible for me to be there. :(
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:46 PM   #1714
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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, 06:51 AM   #1715
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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, 10:48 AM   #1716
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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, 11:31 AM   #1717
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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, 02:11 PM   #1718
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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, 06:38 PM   #1719
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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, 06:41 PM   #1720
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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   #1721
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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   #1722
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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   #1723
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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   #1724
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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   #1725
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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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