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Old 02-04-2014, 08:52 AM   #3211
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So, last summer I took nearly 2 months and went on a 48 state road ride, solo.

This summer I'm looking at a much shorter trip, 2 weeks long. I really enjoyed the brief time I was in the mountain states and want to return to Yellowstone and see several other national parks on the way. I'm better equipped than last summer, having gotten rid of the Shadow in favor of a Tiger.

I'm looking at leaving July 5th and returning the 20th (or possibly earlier, but no later).

Route will be about 50/50 of highway and dirt. Still in the planning phases as far as route is concerned, but wanting to go through Crown King and Prescott on the way out of town to Jerome and camp out above Sedona in the treeline on day 1, spin by the southeast corner of the Grand Canyon on day 2 before ending up at Zion NP, go to Bryce Canyon NP on day 3, a couple days offroad seeing Utah high country before getting to Grand Teton NP on day 5, and about 3 days at Yellowstone after that. Return route is currently unplanned... maybe ride the Continental Divide Trail south through Colorado to New Mexico, then US-64 back to AZ?

If anyone is interested in joining me, send me a PM. I've got two tentative riders that may be coming, and I think 4-6 people would be a perfect sized group for this ride. Trip is still in very flexible planning stages.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:11 AM   #3212
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Went out solo on Saturday heading from Florence towards San Manuel. These are the tracks I laid.



I started out planning to head straight down to Barkerville but I missed the turn and went all the way to Kearny (Green Track). I really enjoyed the ride.

Left Kearny and noticed I could head out through San Pedro to Barkerville (Yellow Track).
San Pedro? I've never seen that on a map, or on the ground.
Did you maybe ride Freeman rd. from Dudleyville?
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:51 AM   #3213
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So, last summer I took nearly 2 months and went on a 48 state road ride, solo.

This summer I'm looking at a much shorter trip, 2 weeks long. I really enjoyed the brief time I was in the mountain states and want to return to Yellowstone and see several other national parks on the way. I'm better equipped than last summer, having gotten rid of the Shadow in favor of a Tiger.

I'm looking at leaving July 5th and returning the 20th (or possibly earlier, but no later).

Route will be about 50/50 of highway and dirt. Still in the planning phases as far as route is concerned, but wanting to go through Crown King and Prescott on the way out of town to Jerome and camp out above Sedona in the treeline on day 1, spin by the southeast corner of the Grand Canyon on day 2 before ending up at Zion NP, go to Bryce Canyon NP on day 3, a couple days offroad seeing Utah high country before getting to Grand Teton NP on day 5, and about 3 days at Yellowstone after that. Return route is currently unplanned... maybe ride the Continental Divide Trail south through Colorado to New Mexico, then US-64 back to AZ?

If anyone is interested in joining me, send me a PM. I've got two tentative riders that may be coming, and I think 4-6 people would be a perfect sized group for this ride. Trip is still in very flexible planning stages.
Sounds like a fun ride. I won't be able to make it at that time, but I can give you a few pointers.

Don't forget that it's going to be very hot getting out of the valley and even up into Sedona and the Grand Canyon area that time of year. I also hear it can be hot up in Utah, but I've never been. Last year I did a ride at that time of year and I bought a cooling vest for $35 off ebay that did wonders. Check out the ride report in my signature line to see how that went. It doesn't look like we went as far north as you want to go, but I can say that the mountains East and West of Santa Fe were spectacular and much cooler than it is around here come summer time.

I'm looking forward to hearing about how this unfolds.
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:22 PM   #3214
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I was finally able to glue a few of those video clips together from our ride Saturday.

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Old 02-04-2014, 05:35 PM   #3215
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Nice! ...except for the part right there at the end.
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:38 PM   #3216
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great video. That summed up the day.
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:40 PM   #3217
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great quality vid...sorry I missed it....been travelling a bunch for work
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:00 PM   #3218
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Nice! ...except for the part right there at the end.
What do you mean? I thought I performed my 180 almost flawlessly.
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:01 PM   #3219
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I was finally able to glue a few of those video clips together from our ride Saturday.

Strange, I'm not seeing anything.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:15 PM   #3220
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Strange, I'm not seeing anything.

Don't think it works on mobile. Try on a desktop.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:25 PM   #3221
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Don't think it works on mobile. Try on a desktop.

Or try this link

http://youtu.be/fzmttcWo4QE

Great video Julio!
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:25 PM   #3222
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great quality vid...sorry I missed it....been travelling a bunch for work
I'm really impressed with the little cam. It actually looks a lot crisper on the PC before I upload it to youtube. And that's recording at 720 with 60fps. It can record up to 120fps and some ridiculous wide screen frame. But of course, if I shot at that size my PC would go bonkers. Once I get a new PC in a few months we'll see what it can really do.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:28 PM   #3223
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What do you mean? I thought I performed my 180 almost flawlessly.
I think the walk of shame back to pick up the bike in slow-mo was a nice finishing touch.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:31 PM   #3224
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I think the walk of shame back to pick up the bike in slow-mo was a nice finishing touch.

It's a shame you didn't film my face-plant into the sand or my 10 feet tumblr-down the hill.

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Old 02-04-2014, 09:32 PM   #3225
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It's a shame you didn't film my face-plant into the sand or my 10 feet tumblr-down the hill.

:)
I just ordered 2 more backup batteries. When do you have time to go back out there?
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