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Old 03-06-2013, 10:14 AM   #61
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Thumb Awesome ride report

Fantastic job. Loving the pics.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:23 AM   #62
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Right on! I am thoroughly enjoying this RR.
Awesome photos!

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Old 03-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #63
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Very nice as usual - I don't suppose you'd be able to share any Trax? Looks like a nice big bike set of routes you planned. Gotta be fun running worn Heidenau's in the sand too...

I love those tires and used them on all sorts of terrain. Once that rear initial middle gap wears down, they really change though.
Yes. I'll post up some maps and the tracks at the end. These were all pretty easy routes.

It did get pretty squirrelly in the sand with the worn Heidis. UPS just dropped a new rear Heidi off today.
I'm gonna pair that with a Kenda Big Block front for my next trip.


Thanks for joining in; Bob, PinkPillion, jrknecht, Happycamper, Glenn5995, tuna101, utefan, danh600, & G19Tony.

Sorry for the slight delay. Its been a hectic week.

Your Ride Report will resume shortly! (I have to show larryboy some 'glyphs.)
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:08 PM   #64
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Grapevine Canyon

I had already slipped into the just getting home mode and almost decided to skip the hike,
but it sounded interesting and I could use the warm up.

It was an easy hike along the dry wash to the entrance of the canyon.





The rocks were covered by some of the most fantastic petroglyphs I've ever seen.






Lots of charts, graphs, and weird symbols. It looked like the chalkboard in an advanced math class. I saw very few animals.






I hunted around awhile before finding the images of bighorn sheep from the entrance sign.






I had to scramble up a jumbled mess of rocks to reach it.





I started removing layers as all of the exercise had me overheating and sweating profusely. I didn't go any farther into the canyon.









By time I made it back to the bike I had stripped down to my base layer of thermal underwear and riding boots
and was carrying an armload of jackets, sweaters, pants, liners...
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:57 PM   #65
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Epic trip, and superb photos.

I'm in the planning stages of a trip for September-ish. I want to do Monument Valley, Arches, Moab (coming from the PNW). I have some roads plotted through Nevada but didn't know which ones would prove interesting.

You're pics are helping me select waypoints and roads.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:57 PM   #66
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Final Push

I cross the river back into Arizona and turn up Silver Creek Road from Bullhead City.
This was my first ride of Silver Creek Road. It was a fun gravel roller coaster...





To the top of Sitgreaves Pass and Route 66.





Historically, not everyone survived Route 66.





The bike was nearly blown over here by a very strong gust of wind, but luckily I was close enough at the time to save it.





After a short jaunt on the interstate I exit at Yucca, Arizona...






And ride the superfast and wide Alamo Road.






I had to keep slowing the KTM down as I thought 70 might be a little much.





Chicken Springs Road





I make the transition from the Mojave Desert and back into the Sonoran Desert,
and stopped for a hike through the weeds, mud, and river rocks to get a better view of the Burro Creek Bridge.
I had forgotten how far it was, so here I am hiking again in motorcycle pants and boots.





Not all of the mud was as dry.





The water levels kept me from getting any closer. The 18 wheeler adds a sense of scale, don't ya think?





When the highway gets boring...





I often play...





with the...





camera.





Safely Home






The Route in Mapsource






Tracks on Google Earth






The standard Park Service Map that I highlighted and antiqued.






Thanks for following along on my little ride. I'm currently in the dreaming/planning stage for the next one.

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:23 PM   #67
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Great stuff as usual Dave! Inspirational and I thank you for it
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:56 PM   #68
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Great, Dave. Like your maps! Thanks!
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:26 AM   #69
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Great stuff Dave - as always!

cheers and stay well!

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Old 03-07-2013, 08:33 AM   #70
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Incredible photography....

I love the deserts of the southwest....so different from the frozen north where I live.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:39 AM   #71
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Thanks Dave, always like your 'art'.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:06 AM   #72
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Stunning beauty! Awesome!
I just want to lick the screen!
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:11 AM   #73
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Thumb Very nice Dave...

Stunning photography as usual. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:37 PM   #74
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Nice - ultra cool. Can you upload your .gpx track? That would be awesome...
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:19 PM   #75
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Layin' Down Tracks

The tracks are now posted in this thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...3#post20902373


Thanks Everyone!
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