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Old 09-03-2013, 02:25 PM   #1726
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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, 02:45 PM   #1727
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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   #1728
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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   #1729
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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   #1730
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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   #1731
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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   #1732
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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   #1733
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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   #1734
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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   #1735
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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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Old 09-03-2013, 06:13 PM   #1736
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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?

In!!!

I am in the market for a new GPS and this is a great way to see and learn the different features of multiple units.


Also,

I need to bypass my kickstand switch soon and still need to figure out how I am actually going to do it and was thinking that if there was any interest this might be a future topic. I could bring the DR over sometime at a future date and do it there.

If this is to simple to justify any interest I understand but just wanted to offer.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:18 PM   #1737
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I have heard rumors that there is a back way up Mount Graham. Wasn't sure if they attempted this or not.
MrGoldfish,

We took the Swift trail up. I know Loren was looking for another way up and was unable to find any sure routes.

Still a great ride and is just as much fun coming down as going up.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:26 PM   #1738
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Drew, are you listening? We need a tire changing class ASAP! When is good with you?

And cyberdos, when can you do another GPS class? I've had several inqueries. Myself included! Maybe this time I won't be so distracted.

BTW, I have comfy chairs and a projector this time! Thanks to oldtimertc. (One of the guys requesting the class)
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:41 PM   #1739
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Tire Changing class

I would be up for a class any time if you want to do an evening. If it has to be on a weekend I could only do Sunday and I would rather be riding of course.... so maybe a class and then a ride?
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:58 PM   #1740
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I would be up for a class any time if you want to do an evening. If it has to be on a weekend I could only do Sunday and I would rather be riding of course.... so maybe a class and then a ride?
That sounds like a plan! Quick tire changing class, then a ride. You call it, I'm up for it!


Or an evening class. I'm up for whatever you have available.
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