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Old 05-09-2011, 09:16 PM   #1
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PHX - Baja in AZ Dualsport Ride

Every year Arizona Trail Riders sends a contingent to ride Baja, Mexico. This year's ride was cancelled. EsconDeasy put together an excellent 3 day dualsport ride to mimic the Baja riding conditions. Never having been to Baja, I can't comment on how closely it matches, but it was a most excellent ride none the less.

We had 14 ATR riders and our man Sully in the chase truck/trailer. The start was at the Arrowhead in Congress.



They opened early to serve us breakfast.



Gearing up for the ride.

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Old 05-09-2011, 09:25 PM   #2
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A dusty start to the day.



Some blacktop on the way to Bagdad.



Rendezvous with the chase truck.

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Old 05-09-2011, 09:29 PM   #3
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Water crossing near the MASSIVE Bagdad mine.









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Old 05-09-2011, 09:37 PM   #4
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Heading to Wikieup.







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Old 05-09-2011, 09:44 PM   #5
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EsconDeasy claims he was knocked over by a roadrunner.



Back on the trail.



Road side attraction.



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Old 05-09-2011, 09:58 PM   #6
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Switchback.



Fuel stop in Wikieup.



PHXMAN at the chase trailer.

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Old 05-09-2011, 10:03 PM   #7
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Some more high speed dusty roads.





Sweet 2 track.



Back on the bladed/graded.

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Old 05-09-2011, 10:14 PM   #8
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Moss Wash OHV Trail.



jrproper



Negotiating a cliff drop.



Steve L.





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Old 05-09-2011, 10:22 PM   #9
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Break time.



At the Gold King Mansion.









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Old 05-09-2011, 10:41 PM   #10
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On to the long, steep, climb to the top. EsconDeasy.



Sam



Ken



Marshall



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Old 05-09-2011, 10:49 PM   #11
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View from the top.



Marshall points to the trail marker we just completed.



Heading for Kingman, AZ.



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Old 05-10-2011, 12:04 AM   #12
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Checked in at the Motel 6.



We took the train to dinner.



Good times at dinner!





We are known to be great tippers!



The train was pretty scary on the way back to the motel.



The bikes were all tucked in for a good night sleep.

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Old 05-10-2011, 12:08 AM   #13
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That concludes day 1. Much more to come!!
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:44 AM   #14
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Wow - amazing

Can't wait to see day 2.

When I grow up I want to be like you guys
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