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Old 06-12-2012, 09:31 PM   #106
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The river was cold, but getting clean was worth it, especially after busting my ass for 2 days of picking up KTMs.
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That's cold...
Yeah, but it's funny!
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:57 PM   #107
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Yeah, but it's funny!
Yeah it is...
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:01 PM   #108
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on our way to north rim

after point sublime, we headed out to the north rim



the ktm slave






john coming out of the forest and into the meadows









tim dealing with the sand trap



damn...this rider liking it



we were all having a great time untlil someone had a flat



while jon is helping john, the others are doing a csi on the old tube



in less than 20 minutes, we're ready to go
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:29 AM   #109
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8 pages of why I need to live somewhere else, great ride this is the stuff ya see in magazines
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:35 PM   #110
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8 pages of why I need to live somewhere else, great ride this is the stuff ya see in magazines

Are you kidding? There are a lot of great rides in Florida, I have seen lots of youtube vids of people riding down there. You just need to find them is all.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:59 PM   #111
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Are you kidding? There are a lot of great rides in Florida, I have seen lots of youtube vids of people riding down there. You just need to find them is all.
Sand, swamp, mosquitos, and alligators.

If we could just add the alligators to the riding out west, we would have the best riding in the world out here.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:49 PM   #112
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8 pages of why I need to live somewhere else, great ride this is the stuff ya see in magazines
Not just somewhere else, Southern California. Best climate and best riding, at least very close to best riding areas like Utah, Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Baja...

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Are you kidding? There are a lot of great rides in Florida, I have seen lots of youtube vids of people riding down there. You just need to find them is all.
Main ingredient for a great ride is great company and luckily we have plenty of them here in SoCal.
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:34 PM   #113
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Day 2

Our plan for day 2 destination was Indian Hollow Campground. We left Toroweap and a minute or two down the road is a neat vista where you can park your bikes and walk like 50' to the edge.





From here we high tailed it out towards Indian Hollow:






Beautiful rolling hills:


Gassed up in Fredonia, AZ and had lunch several miles up the road in Kanab, UT.














After lunch we hit slabbed it for a bit until we hit the forest road. Cheese!




Once we made it to camp, we setup and headed for the trail head that leads to an overlook of the GC:


Thank God we had a camp fire that night as it was pretty nipply out. Morning temps were in the low 30's.


Day 3 to follow...
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:34 PM   #114
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Day 3

The next morning we packed up and headed out. Next destination - Point Sublime and the North Rim.


Point Sublime's views of the GC were fascinating!






Sasquatch:


Local resident:


Next stop...the North Rim!
h8chains and buster714


Ah, the silt bed. rrugger (John) went through so fast & easy I couldn't get a shot in time:


StuCazzo (Frank):


buster714 after he almost lost it, slipped sideways, and onto the greenery:


After watching the spectacle at the silt bed it was time to ride! Onward ho!


As we made our way towards the North Rim the scenery became more and more picturesque...


Not very long after that photo rrugger got a front flat. Ridder990 (jon) jumped right in with his super spoons and got 'er done.


We parked the bikes and headed to the deli...




loner (Paul) and buster714 (Aram):


Jon, Chris, Tim, and Frank:


The gang, less rrugger and fyyff:


This one was taken from the balcony of the lodge. Grand!


We fueled up, purchased and packed our water and beer for the night and headed out. Next stop - Lee's Ferry.


The views through the Kaibab Forest were amazing. Like Chris, I too would like to get back up there and explore the area; next year though





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Tim:


As we make our descent, the Vermilion Cliffs make themselves noticed!


As we made it down to the plain the temperature was about 20*+ than up top. Shadows are getting longer by the minute. Gotta pick it up and get to camp. Beers are getting warm!




Cheers from Lee's Ferry!


After 3 days we were dirty and smelled like funk. The lady up at the north rim beer stop said the river was a bone chilling 48*. She was right! To confirm this, the fly fisherman hollered from over yonder, "It's 48* degrees!".






Looking down stream from the fellas:


Lee's Ferry is pretty barren and warm. Great for fishing though! Oh, and camp fires were allowed only in the BBQ pits! So that night we drank under the stars!


Day 4 to follow...
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:02 PM   #115
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Very cool Rich.

M1Jeep is always in a good mood!
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:30 PM   #116
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Epic ride gentlemen. I heard mention of a fall journey, if you don't mind a ktm 690 in the bunch, I would love to ride with some fellow inmates. Being that I have lived in Vegas my whole life I have never been to the grand canyon. Thank you for sharing this trip.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:32 PM   #117
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Epic ride gentlemen. I heard mention of a fall journey, if you don't mind a ktm 690 in the bunch, I would love to ride with some fellow inmates. Being that I have lived in Vegas my whole life I have never been to the grand canyon. Thank you for sharing this trip.
Hi there,

TBarstow also lives in Vegas and rides year around. You should hook up with him.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:53 PM   #118
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it was my first trip to the north rim, and was surprised it wasn't crowded. parking was easy and we found a nice shade



adventure rider ambassadors



proof we were there



at this moment, we were all hungry and walked straight to the deli






the sandwiches were good, and the pizza too



afterwards, walked over and nside the lodge. awesome interior.






there are balconies on both sides, this one to the left













filthy tourists



peeps learning something



here's what the right balcony looks like



darn, we missed going to the lookout



moving to the next stop - to get gas @ 2 miles up in the park
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:08 PM   #119
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after we filled up our tank, we hit the pavement






that is one beautiful highway



another wonderful sight, the vermillion cliffs



lee's ferry



getting our park pass



for $15 each, we were able to see a naked adv rider bathing in the river.....






the river not too far from our campsite. many of us went in then got out of the water as fast as we got in....brrrrrr....
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:25 PM   #120
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This is so amazing! I want to go!
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