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Old 01-01-2011, 08:42 PM   #1
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PHX - Oatman Massacre Ride



14 riders assembled at the T/A on I-10 mile marker 103 west of Phoenix. 13 departed for parts remote and unknown.

wallache - KTM 640 Adventure
BIG-E - KTM 950 Adventure
DOD - KTM 525 EXC
Fuzzydude2 - KTM 525 EXC
Levi - KTM 620 RXC
noshoes - Honda XR650L
kbblue - Kawasaki KLR650
CrashDBad - KTM 950 SuperEnduro
KTMSER - KTM 950 SuperEnduro
Slowred - Honda 450X
GOROVN - KTM 690
olsonpt - KTM 950 SuperEnduro
Nightstalker - KTM 950 Adventure

Dillon@ZenMoto - KTM 950 Adventure - Is on-road restricted at the moment and made the chilly return trip to Phoenix.

Most trailered to the truck stop on this frigid 30 degree morning but a few brave souls made the 50+ mile start on our bikes. Man, I just don't have cold weather gear for this any more.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:31 AM   #2
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A cold start



Getting ready to head out




A little to clean


At one of the stops


Another shot


And another


Still cold out.


Food at Sofia's Mexican Food Gila Bend.




Full and ready to roll. 6 went one way and 7 the other. I think the six picked the better route .




About 20 miles to go. Looking better dirty.

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Old 01-02-2011, 11:11 AM   #3
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I guess I forgot to take any pix after the sunrise....



Thanks for a cold good ride.
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:17 AM   #4
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That looks like fun.


Imagine doing that ride in an ox pulled wagon. I had never heard of the Oatmans and was curious about their sad massacre. So I found the folowing link. As the title would imply it isn't a happy tale.
http://www.discoverseaz.com/History/Oatman.html
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:45 PM   #5
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FuzzyDude2 and Levi enjoying a bufffet truckstop breakfast.



I was enjoying BACON!



The 620 was reluctant to start with a cold motor.





DOD brought CAKE!!

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Old 01-02-2011, 01:58 PM   #6
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Getting Levi's bike going

Thanks everyone that helped! sure glad once it got warm, it was OK the rest of the day!
Had a great day!
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:59 PM   #7
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KTMSER and kbblue pulling into Sundad.



CrashDBad and GOROVN.



Ghost town Sundad.



wallache with his KTM 640 in the background.

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Old 01-02-2011, 02:07 PM   #8
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You sure have some of the best off roading in the country!! I always enjoy your reports and pics
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:13 PM   #9
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Even no-mans-land is civilized now-a-days.



Heatless desert in all directions.



Searching for Oatman.



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Old 01-02-2011, 02:26 PM   #10
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FOUND IT!! The Oatman Massacre site is on the Butterfield Stage Coach route.





Also the Mormon Battalion Trail.



The trail crosses the Gila River flood plain between the mesas.



Wagonwheel marks etched in the rock.



Group shot. From left to right: GOROVN, olsonpt, Levi, wallache, Slowred, KTMSER, DOD, noshoes, BIG-E, kbblue, CrashDBad, FuzzyDude2, and Nightstalker.

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Old 01-02-2011, 02:30 PM   #11
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:07 PM   #12
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Fourr gravesite.



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Old 01-02-2011, 03:10 PM   #13
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Coming into Gila Bend.





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Old 01-02-2011, 03:52 PM   #14
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Charlie! I see you brought your 525??? I know that a 525 is a good sized bike, but you do still have your 950SE don't you??

Great RR and pics so far. I hope to see some of you guys in the coming weeks. I hope to escape from the Wyoming cold for a few weeks of AZ riding. I recognize KTMSer and CrashdBad and hope to ride with you guys again soon. (NS, you and I still have yet to ride, but soon...)

More pics guys!

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Old 01-02-2011, 04:12 PM   #15
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Nothing like 13 bikers all getting gas at the same time.



We got in late for lunch. I thought BIG-E was going to eat GOROVN!



Bikes bikes bikes!



Food food food!





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