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Old 02-27-2015, 04:31 PM   #1
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Question AZ BDR in Early March?

Posted this a while back in Trip Planning but only got one response (thank you Countdown) so I am trying here.

We are planning on starting a ride following the Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route. We will be starting out at or near the border and plan on getting to Utah or as far as we can get - weather permitting. We will be on a KTM 690 and a Triumph Tiger XCX. We will be in the southern portion of the starting point the morning of Tuesday, March 10.

Anyone interested is welcome to join us. We will probably be hoteling it most of the way but will be prepared to camp if we have to.

We would appreciated any intel re route conditions, weather, etc. by anyone that has been on the route lately.

Let us know if you want to join up.

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Old 02-28-2015, 08:54 AM   #2
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Watch the weather

Reidy008 and I did the southern half a few weeks back. It was in fine shape.

We are supposed to get a decent storm this weekend which will likely bury much of the northern half in snow! Even if it doesn't part of the northern route is closed, specifically FR300 up on the Mogollon Rim NE of Payson. This section is closed until april or may sometime.

If you get a couple dry days prior to your departure, the southern half should be ok until the Globe area. If Pinal Peak gets snow this weekend, it may be impassable for a while.

Maybe someone can fill in more after this storm passes.

It's a fun ride, just watch the weather.
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Old 02-28-2015, 05:42 PM   #3
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Sorry, nothin to add to help you fellas out, but sub'd to see how you do! Would like to do this sometime soon as well.
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Old 03-01-2015, 06:12 PM   #4
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Much appreciated! Looks like we will just double back and enjoy the first 2 sections this trip. We will head back out when in the spring or fall as that seems to be the best time to ride this particular discovery route.

Again, many thanks. If I can remember, I will post our experience.
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:01 PM   #5
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The first couple of sections aren't to exciting but I can give you some great riding if you get up to or close to Phoenix.

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Old 03-02-2015, 10:00 AM   #6
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The first couple of sections are to exciting but I can give you some great riding if you get up to or close to Phoenix.
We just may take you up on that.
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