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Old 07-16-2013, 02:40 PM   #1336
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AZ Tom, I am thinking about this weekend mapping out the part from Clint's well to Flag. I would try to make the Flag to as far north as possible the first weekend in Aug. Would that weekend work for you?


Dirtbiker78 we would be happy to have you all along. I will try to get more solid details asap.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:10 PM   #1337
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Willing to have a CA dude along Paul? The bike's still AZ plated.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:36 PM   #1338
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AZ Tom, I am thinking about this weekend mapping out the part from Clint's well to Flag. I would try to make the Flag to as far north as possible the first weekend in Aug. Would that weekend work for you?


Dirtbiker78 we would be happy to have you all along. I will try to get more solid details asap.
Can't do the first weekend in Aug. or the second but the 17th, 18th or any after that will work.

If you go this coming weekend for the Clint's Well to Flag part be prepared for major mud Ride safe.

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Old 07-16-2013, 03:40 PM   #1339
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Paul, there is ways to get from Clint Wells to Cameron by all offroad ( Around Long Lake to the Crater, or up to Kinibec then thru the Buffalo Range and under I40 across Indian Land to Great Falls) http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2881709 ,,,but from there you will have to hit the blacktop. There may be a route from just west of Marble Canyon to the North rim but I don't know about the climb into the forest.

I would just plan on a lot of blacktop if you want to get there in less than a week.
I see a long day to get to Clint Wells then another day to Cameron and slab to Marble Canyon. Then on to Toroweep on day 3.

From North rim there is dirt to Fredonia then you pickup dirt just a few miles west that takes you to Toroweep. I believe it is about 60-80 miles in to Toroweep so double+ that for fuel.

Are you going to exit out to St George? Then back around to the west. Go around Lake Mead and back around to South Rim.?

I have many ways to get there.

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Old 07-16-2013, 03:53 PM   #1340
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Paul, there is ways to get from Clint Wells to Cameron by all offroad ( Around Long Lake to the Crater, or up to Kinibec then thru the Buffalo Range and under I40 across Indian Land to Great Falls) but from there you will have to hit the blacktop. There may be a route from just west of Marble Canyon to the North rim but I don't know about the climb into the forest.

I would just plan on a lot of blacktop if you want to get there in less than a week.
I see a long day to get to Clint Wells then another day to Cameron and slab to Marble Canyon. Then on to Toroweep on day 3.

From North rim there is dirt to Fredonia then you pickup dirt just a few miles west that takes you to Toroweep. I believe it is about 60-80 miles in to Toroweep so double+ that for fuel.

Are you going to exit out to St George? Then back around to the west. Go around Lake Mead and back around to South Rim.?

I have many ways to get there.
This sounds like more than a 3 day ride if we are leaving from Phoenix.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:05 PM   #1341
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Hi Guys,

I'll be getting home in the second week of August and I'd love to come along on the Torroweep ride (if the route's big bike acceptable). My S10 was just delivered, farkles are in the garage waiting to be put on and I'm now just killing time till I get home (Gilbert).

I don't know the area at all cause I haven't been there much and it'd be great to get out and explore a little with you all, if you don't mind me tagging along. I'm no stranger to dirt, but never had a dirt bike this big before so it should make for some fun photo opportunities

Last thing, my fiance (who also rides) says she'll be willing drive a support truck (Dodge RAM with/ with out a trailer depending on interest) up for us if anyone wants to load a tent or dry clothes and beer etc, as a noob she's not quite confident enough to ride the whole route up by bike just yet but would love to come along, and the support truck role would suit perfectly.


If the above is a problem, or the routes aren't "BIG bike friendly" the offer of the support truck still stands if you guys are interested, just let me know.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:09 PM   #1342
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AZ Tom, I am thinking about this weekend mapping out the part from Clint's well to Flag. I would try to make the Flag to as far north as possible the first weekend in Aug. Would that weekend work for you?


Dirtbiker78 we would be happy to have you all along. I will try to get more solid details asap.
Sorry, just saw this now. Happy to come along. Looking forward to this
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:20 PM   #1343
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Willing to have a CA dude along Paul? The bike's still AZ plated.

Yea!!!! Jays back????

So is it official are you coming back to AZ?
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:22 PM   #1344
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Thanks Bob for the route info! If you have time for coffee some time let me know and we can meet you and buy you a cup of joe and pick your brain.

Tom thanks for the info on the mud. You are totally right I think in the land of 120 degree heat. That shiz won't be dry at all up there. I will keep you posted. When I get a better route plan I will let everyone know.

Jay, nice to see you back. you are always welcome. I hope you aren't melting. It's gotta suck leaving nice weather for this stuff.

Maybe I got a little ambitious. If Bob says it will take a week double that he rides twice my speed!
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:42 PM   #1345
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It is all Big Bike Friendly or is it doable. Like NightStalker says "Technically Doable" The section I have on ridewithgps in blue is BBF the section in green is Doable. Rocky 2 track.
The road into Toroweep is car friendly as long as it doesn't rain. Like all of it,, If it rains it is going to be bad. The rains won't let up till mid Sept. and by october it may snow.

I would love to meet you for a drink.

Go to http://ridewithgps.com/users/61565/routes Sign in and go to my page. I have the full Toroweep trip in there.

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Old 07-16-2013, 05:46 PM   #1346
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Thanks guys.

Yup, I think we're coming back but probably won't be ready to make the official move until late in the year. Lots of details to work out.

In the mean time, I'll be watching for cool upcoming rides and try to sneak away to join in.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:10 PM   #1347
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Thanks Bob for the route info! If you have time for coffee some time let me know and we can meet you and buy you a cup of joe and pick your brain.

Tom thanks for the info on the mud. You are totally right I think in the land of 120 degree heat. That shiz won't be dry at all up there. I will keep you posted. When I get a better route plan I will let everyone know.

Jay, nice to see you back. you are always welcome. I hope you aren't melting. It's gotta suck leaving nice weather for this stuff.

Maybe I got a little ambitious. If Bob says it will take a week double that he rides twice my speed!

From looking at Google maps it looks to be about 435 miles there. That should be doable in 3 days. Loren and I did the Devils highway with dirt thrown in and it was almost 700 miles and we did it in 2 days no problem.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:13 PM   #1348
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This big ride sounds cool, I'm down if I'm not out of town, which I might well be.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:16 PM   #1349
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From looking at Google maps it looks to be about 435 miles there. That should be doable in 3 days. Loren and I did the Devils highway with dirt thrown in and it was almost 700 miles and we did it in 2 days no problem.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:04 PM   #1350
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[QUOTE=cyberdos;21842359]There are a lot of misconceptions about the utilization of GPS'. A lot of old schoolers don't like them because they have a romantic view of a paper map world. I grew up routing on paper maps with my dad. I love paper maps but they are absolutely no match for a GPS. ""

All this trail talk getting me a lil bit agitated.
Im one of those old school paper maps guys, Id need to stop and put on reading glasses for either paper or digital.
So this is begs the question- What is the best five GPS units out there? and why?- kind of survey and opinion giving. ...

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