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Old 08-03-2013, 10:43 PM   #1396
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Thanks to those those rode today. I had a great time. These last two trips have been excellent. It is amazing how much a little suspension tweek can make so much of a difference.
If I would not have ridden MonteK's KLR I probably would have sold mine and bought another bike that the suspension didn't work for me. Thanks to Monte and Eric for enlightening me.

Also, I found out why Alan made that ride today look easy. I don't think this is him on the video, but this was his playground for years.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz5m-rAKVLw

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Old 08-04-2013, 07:50 AM   #1397
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Good to meet everybody and get out of the heat. As far as Ocotillo Wells goes, I prefer the high speed stuff on the X.

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Old 08-04-2013, 11:35 AM   #1398
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I don't think this is him on the video, but this was his playground for years.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz5m-rAKVLw
Cool video! Reminds me of my misspent youth in So Dakota riding the edge of the badlands. Here is a sample of that area.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KyZrIfjb3A
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:08 PM   #1399
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Better than the Fire Hydrant at OWells....

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Old 08-04-2013, 08:15 PM   #1400
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Better than the Fire Hydrant at OWells....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqcLtmUVYHM
I think he may have ridden that trail before! Great vid! is that the place up by Grand Junction? That kind of dirt is fun to ride, til it gets wet...thanks for posting that, I liked it.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:25 PM   #1401
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Just a heads up for those who like to ride to Young, AZ. NF- 200 is so much nicer than the 512 when you travel between the 260 and Young. If you are heading south toward Young take Colcord Road which is about 12 miles west of the 512. Keep going south on Colcord and shortly after it turns to dirt there will be a right turn uphill to the NF200 there should be a sign saying Young 25miles. The road has many curves and nice views. There are not as many cars, but when you see one they are usually moving pretty quick so keep your guard up.
Oh, and if you have never eaten there Antlers cafe and bar is really quite tasty. I have had a few meals there and never unhappy. The owner told us he grows many of his own vegetables. They also have cattle everywhere. so the beef is fresh there.
I am sure this is all old news to most of you, but we had a really exceptional day Saturday and Antlers was kinda the crowning touch.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:52 AM   #1402
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Antlers never disappoints.

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Old 08-06-2013, 08:10 AM   #1403
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I only used them 2 times. I just couldn't get used to the motocross boots. I have gone back to work boots.

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Old 08-06-2013, 08:20 AM   #1404
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It looks like I wont be working today. Anyone want to go riding today? Im not scared of no rain.

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Old 08-06-2013, 08:40 AM   #1405
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Dam! If I would have looked here before I left for work this morning I wouldn't be at work right now. First day of school tomorrow so it is like an emotional minefiled in this place. It is amazing what will make a grown woman cry. I told a kindergarten teacher yesterday that the wireless internet would be down for 2 hours and I thought she was going to jump off of the roof. Unfortunately for her future victims, i mean students, the principal and counselor took her aside and calm her down and assured her that everyone loved her and she would be okay. Seriously, true story.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:46 PM   #1406
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I don't think the kids will be as nice to pull her aside. They will probably just point and laugh.
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:11 PM   #1407
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Just a heads up for those who like to ride to Young, AZ. NF- 200 is so much nicer than the 512 when you travel between the 260 and Young. If you are heading south toward Young take Colcord Road which is about 12 miles west of the 512. Keep going south on Colcord and shortly after it turns to dirt there will be a right turn uphill to the NF200 there should be a sign saying Young 25miles. The road has many curves and nice views. There are not as many cars, but when you see one they are usually moving pretty quick so keep your guard up.
Oh, and if you have never eaten there Antlers cafe and bar is really quite tasty. I have had a few meals there and never unhappy. The owner told us he grows many of his own vegetables. They also have cattle everywhere. so the beef is fresh there.
I am sure this is all old news to most of you, but we had a really exceptional day Saturday and Antlers was kinda the crowning touch.

Paul,

I have to agree and I can't put my finger on it exactly but last Saturday was one of those rides that just really stand out.

Now that we are into August we should probably firm up the Toroweap plans a little bit.

Who all is planning on making the trip

It looks like Loren and I will opt for riding the bikes the entire trip but that doesn't mean than anyone else can't trailer up to Jacobs Lake if they prefer.
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:44 PM   #1408
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Hi Guys,

I just arrived in Arizona, I'm in Gilbert. I want to head out to Roosevelt lake on Thursday for a bit of riding, with fishing and camping (off the bike) later in the day. Would anyone like to come along? I don't know the area very well at all but I'm looking forward to getting out and seeing some of it.



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Old 08-06-2013, 09:32 PM   #1409
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Okay, so here is the plan as it stands at the moment:
Ride Friday 23 August, 2013 From Mesa (Meeting place TBD)
Kick stands up at 0800.
Take US 87 to Brunch in Payson.
Ride US 260 west then Lake Mary Rd north to Snack in Flagstaff.
US 89 North the US 89A west to Dinner at Jacob Lake and cabin.

Saturday Aug 24th
Kickstands up at 0900 ride to Toroweap.
Round trip distance is 222 miles about 60% off-road.
(You will need fuel to go 140 miles since Pipe Spring Nat'l Monument is the closest fuel. )
We will stay in the same cabin in Jacob Lake again this evening.

Sunday Aug 25th
Ride home at your own pace, or ride with us slowpokes. Choice is yours.

I have reservations and accommodations in a 6 person cabin. I am sure that there are more rooms available if you don't like snoring.

Confiirmed going:
Paul (750volts!)
Bill (IBRiding)
Loren(AZTinBender)
DirtBiker78 (Brian)

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Old 08-07-2013, 07:15 AM   #1410
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We have got another day of nice weather. Perfect riding weather. Im gonna jump in the shower and then get my bike ready. Give me a call in you are interested in joining me. 623-330-0417
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