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Old 04-28-2014, 12:03 PM   #3976
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I am going on a road ride up to Wickenburg this Saturday. I plan to head through fountain hills up McDowell mountain Road or Mustang way. Then I am going to go through cave creek until I join up with the carefree highway.

Has anyone ridden south on S Vulture Mine Road? I may take that on the way home.
Hey Aaron, last time I rode that was about a couple of years ago with my friend in his Harley.

It's all paved with a bit of sand blown in by the wind in some spots.

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Old 04-28-2014, 01:42 PM   #3977
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That's a lot of slab.
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:53 PM   #3978
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That's a lot of slab.

I am swapping back to the Shinko 705's for this ride. Then I will put my knobbies back on. Should be 320 miles total when we are done.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:29 PM   #3979
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This was my first ride on my new to me 530!

...and on a rainy day in Arizona!







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Old 04-28-2014, 11:33 PM   #3980
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Nice bike and pics EZ.

Didn't realize it rained today.

Where were you riding?
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:25 AM   #3981
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Congrats on the new ride. Looks a little slimmer than the 990.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:15 AM   #3982
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Thank You!

Hey Tom, Thanks a bunch for getting us together and organizing a GREAT ride I had a blast! Wonderful scenery, good friends, loads of studly riding and....... not a single dirt nap. Surely someday we will pull of the entire trip.
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:00 PM   #3983
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Hey Tom, Thanks a bunch for getting us together and organizing a GREAT ride I had a blast! Wonderful scenery, good friends, loads of studly riding and....... not a single dirt nap. Surely someday we will pull of the entire trip.
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:02 PM   #3984
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Nice bike and pics EZ.

Didn't realize it rained today.

Where were you riding?
Sycamore & Mesquite
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:04 AM   #3985
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It's friendly until the very top where it becomes doable.
"Doable"

The new "big bike friendly".

CAP runs 4wd work trucks up Harq mountain routinely to service their comm equipment so it shouldn't be too horrible.


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Old 04-30-2014, 07:48 AM   #3986
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"Doable"

The new "big bike friendly".

CAP runs 4wd work trucks up Harq mountain routinely to service their comm equipment so it shouldn't be too horrible.


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I went up that mountain 2-up on my 950 Adventure. It wasn't so bad. I cooked my rear brake on the way down, though.
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:49 AM   #3987
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Orange really just faded Red
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Old 04-30-2014, 11:07 AM   #3988
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^ Thanks man, that looks nice and mellow. That led me to other "scenic byways" in the state; have any of you done the Harquahala one? I saw a video of a guy on a V-strom who didn't make it too the top because it was too hard, then read the report of a Jeep guy who said that it's so tame that it isn't even fun. Do you guys have any idea of what it's like?

This is on one of my regular loops. Most of the time it is easy, just steep and spots of loose rocks. If you keep up your momentum it is a piece of cake... Inmate JTwest had an aversion to heights so it did not go well for him. Here is a couple of pix of that adventure.



The little spot down there is JT... I'm about 1/2 way up the switchbacks at this point. JT is just getting to the steep part.


This is a dead-end road so Go as far as you feel comfortable and enjoy...
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:55 PM   #3989
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Hi All,

I am going to do a ride to Payson via FR414 and then to Granite Dells.

If anyone is interested in joining please chime in as we can figure out a meeting place and time.

Later
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:48 PM   #3990
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Hi All,

I am going to do a ride to Payson via FR414 and then to Granite Dells.

If anyone is interested in joining please chime in as we can figure out a meeting place and time.

Later
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