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Old 01-06-2012, 06:40 PM   #361
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I will be at Cave Creek and Pima at 9:30. I had Dillon put on some new knobbies today and want to give them a try and this route is the perfect one to take.

Are you thinking of doing the GWT off of Bloody Basin or the route all the way out Bloody Basin to Cordes Junction? This is a great route either way with amazing scenery.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:42 PM   #362
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Enjoyed the ride today, I saw some things today that I never have on both Seven Springs and Bloody Basin.

Sergio, thanks for picking up my tail bag when it came flying off. Thanks to all........
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:59 PM   #363
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Sergio, thanks for picking up my tail bag when it came flying off. Thanks to all........
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:41 PM   #364
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Damn Durtklod, that cracks me up. I didn't even think of your bag.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:25 PM   #365
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Just wanted to say thanks for taking a cripple along for the day & also w/ help picking up the pig,
had a great time, saw some new sights & slept really good last nite, I was shot out.
Thanks again
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:28 PM   #366
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Durtklod thanks again for the heads up on the back way into Cordes Jct. that last hill up to that custom home is pretty fun stuff.
Just a little something from my bag of tricks. I wanted to go but already had family commitments.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:32 AM   #367
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I missed another ride. Shoot! My bike is in the shop so I will likely miss the next few too.
Scott, I've missed a bunch of rides too!
Hey I need to give you that riding jacket back you loaned me. I lost the PH#. I could meet you at Cofee Rush like around 7 PM on my way through some evening. I'll keep watching here for a reply.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:32 AM   #368
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Planning a trip in your area

Hey there everyone. I am planning a trip down to your neck of the woods (are there trees???). I am plannning on trailering the bikes since the little lady has limited time off from work while I am unemployed/retired.

I am planning on trailering to Vegas or Phenix to meet Sue who will be flying in. Just wondering what areas we should see and what roads we should ride.

Sue Likes pavement but does OK on hardpack/gravel roads when the pavement mysteriously ends. any input from you guys down in Arizona would be appreciated. Places to go and things to see. Arizona will be the main destination and we are going to visit friends by Tucson so after that we will be open for two weeks. Should we stick in AZ or head to Utah or New Mexico? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Winter is moving in this week in the Midwest. We were blessed with a light winter so far but that looks like it is over. Weather should be nice by you guys in April.

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Old 01-11-2012, 06:45 AM   #369
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Make that Planning a trip to AZ

I guess I should have said planning a trip to AZ and taking it from there.


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Hey there everyone. I am planning a trip down to your neck of the woods (are there trees???). I am plannning on trailering the bikes since the little lady has limited time off from work while I am unemployed/retired.

I am planning on trailering to Vegas or Phenix to meet Sue who will be flying in. Just wondering what areas we should see and what roads we should ride.

Sue Likes pavement but does OK on hardpack/gravel roads when the pavement mysteriously ends. any input from you guys down in Arizona would be appreciated. Places to go and things to see. Arizona will be the main destination and we are going to visit friends by Tucson so after that we will be open for two weeks. Should we stick in AZ or head to Utah or New Mexico? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Winter is moving in this week in the Midwest. We were blessed with a light winter so far but that looks like it is over. Weather should be nice by you guys in April.

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Old 01-12-2012, 05:54 AM   #370
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Heading to AZ in April

Hey 750 Volts. Is that single phase or three phase? The Electric Kaiser is curious.

thanks for those directions. I was actually thinking of starting and finishing in Phoenix for airport access for Sue. After looking at maps yesterday I was thinking of heading down to Tucson for a day or two and then heading out East toward Bisbee and then heading up North. My tentative loop with Head up along the State line and head toward Mexican Hat in South Utah. Head over towards St George and back down thrugh Flag toward Phoenix. Was wondering what the camping will be like that time of year also.

The directions you gave me below looks like a lot of it will work in reverse on the way back south from St George area.

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If you guys are coming here in April, weather permitting, there could be an awesome amount of things to see. That time of the year can be a little hard to predict, but is usually very nice all over the state. Depending on how many days you plan to ride and how far you would like to go there are really too many choices to list all at once. If you give us an idea how far you want to ride we could try to put together a ride or five that would be forest roads and less traveled highways. If the weather stays dry there are plenty of graded forest roads and unpaved highways.
Here is an example of an epic ride I would take my friends on if I wanted to go from Tucson to the Grand Canyon:
From Tucson take highway 77 north
At Oracle Junction take highway 79 north
At Florence Junction take US 60 west
Exit Us 60 at Idaho road head North
Take Highway 88 North
At Roosevelt Lake head east on highway 188
A short few miles later head north on 288 to Young, AZ
After Young continue on 288 heading north until intersection of highway 260
Head east on 260 to Payson (Good place to spend the night)
In Payson head north on 87 until the Lake Mary road turn off
Take Lake Mary road in Flagstaff
Lake Mary Road dumps in Milton rd
At Sante Fe Ave (US66) head east to US 89
Take 89 north to the Cameron Junction
At the jct head west to highway 64 (Rim Rd)
64 will take you to the east gate of the Grand Canyon south rim
On the way back I would suggest going on the 89A through Sedona
continue on that through Jerome and then Prescott
In Prescott take the 89 south through Yarnell
continue south on the 89 and take the US 60 south through Wickenburg
you can take the 60 all the way through the valley back to Florence Junction
or there are quite a few alternatives to riding through town. In any case you will want
to time it so that you are not in the middle of this cluster during the usual high traffic times.
Let me know if this fits, map it out etc. There are really too many great rides out here.
Take care, Paul
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:21 AM   #371
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Hello all, Monday morning I will meet all of those who wish to ride at:

Starbucks Coffee
1923 S. Signal Butte Road
That is just south of US 60 on the east side of Signal Butte rd.
I will be there at 0900
We will ride up to Superior and grab some food at a local diner then ride some trails from Superior
to the Queen Valley area. (Montana mountains)
Sergio will be our guide as he has a route planned out that should be not too difficult.
Hope to see you all out there, Paul
Hi Paul, that is the same ride that you weren't interested in doing a few weeks ago when I brought it up. So I rode it last weekend with some family/friends, and Gillies. The route is clear of ice and snow, but still a few tricky places up on Montana, washouts and some blind curves. I don't know if I would bring my big pig GSA over that, but I have done it fine on my 950 Adventure. Perfect for KLR's. Be careful on those blind curves, many are only a lane wide. Hewitt Station Rd. was bladed a couple of weeks ago and is very smooth, clear sailing. Ride into Superior for lunch. If you catch the Buckboard before they close at 2pm you can get a great green chili cheeseburger, or else Los Hermanos for Mexican. Don't forget to visit the old miner's cabin at the base of Montana, just before/after the switchbacks depending on your direction.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:23 AM   #372
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Hey guys,

It's time again for Desert Daze. This year it will be March 8-11, 2012

More info in this thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...php?p=17741828

Or at this website:
www.dualsportdesertdaze.com
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:29 PM   #373
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Raven, your adv link is no good. I've looked around and can't find the thread for Desert Daze either.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:31 PM   #374
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Hey guys,

It's time again for Desert Daze. This year it will be March 8-11, 2012

More info in this thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...php?p=17741828

Or at this website:
www.dualsportdesertdaze.com
OK, found it this time, correct link on advrider for this is http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...php?p=17741828
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:35 AM   #375
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Florence-Kelvin Hwy.

If it helps, riding Florence-Kelvin Hwy. under an overcast sky, or even while it's raining, is so beautiful, you can't go wrong by riding it. You can get on it outside Florence, and take it to just outside Kearny. Stop for breakfast there at West End Café, which is down the hill, near the airport.

After breakfast, ride pavement to Winkleman and take the road toward Oracle. Just outside of Winkleman, though, you can get on I think it's Freeman Rd. and there is a whole network of unpaved roads that take you back to F-K Hwy. and back where you started. It's fun. I've done this ride in one form or another many times. It's easy and fun, not to mention nice scenery on most of it.

I'd plan to go with you guys on my F650GS, which is what I usually ride on these roads, but with my mom in the hospital, nothing is certain right now and I can't plan. I hope you have a great ride, wherever you choose to go!

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