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Old 09-22-2013, 11:55 AM   #16
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These are low budget rides, rooms $17, so don't usually play much if any. A couple beers & eats while watching the games on TV in the Boiler Room. My biggest gamble is riding there
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:23 PM   #17
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hey tom, been watching your posts and things havent lined up with other plans i already have/had. but i will be joining you for a ride here soon. love the stuff your doing and at $17 i think i can get a room instead of the dirt floor under a mesquite bush

i am curious about that nuvi, is it just a cheapo car type? doesnt look like it has topo or anything. i'd like to get a gps and if that nuvi is showing most of the dirt rds i think i'll go that route on craigslist for $30 see them all the time, pretty much disposable at that price.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:18 PM   #18
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hey tom, been watching your posts and things havent lined up with other plans i already have/had. but i will be joining you for a ride here soon. love the stuff your doing and at $17 i think i can get a room instead of the dirt floor under a mesquite bush

i am curious about that nuvi, is it just a cheapo car type? doesnt look like it has topo or anything. i'd like to get a gps and if that nuvi is showing most of the dirt rds i think i'll go that route on craigslist for $30 see them all the time, pretty much disposable at that price.
$17 dollar room is my idea of camping The nuvi is a 1350 with 5 inch screen, a must for my less than sharp vision. You can load route's & way points into it. No matter how hard I try to get lost it always gets me out. Not nearly as sophisticated as many of the more expensive GPS's out there but then again neither am I Feel free to join in any time.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:43 PM   #19
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i am curious about that nuvi, is it just a cheapo car type? doesnt look like it has topo or anything. i'd like to get a gps and if that nuvi is showing most of the dirt rds i think i'll go that route on craigslist for $30 see them all the time, pretty much disposable at that price.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:42 AM   #20
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$17 dollar room is my idea of camping The nuvi is a 1350 with 5 inch screen, a must for my less than sharp vision. You can load route's & way points into it. No matter how hard I try to get lost it always gets me out. Not nearly as sophisticated as many of the more expensive GPS's out there but then again neither am I Feel free to join in any time.
Are you able to load your dual sport dirt/back roads and trails into it? Is it capable of finding and planning tracks using forest service roads and the like? I know nothing about GPS's and am looking for a good value one I can use for my dual sport back country riding.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:52 AM   #21
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I have MapSource Topo US 24K Southwest & 24K West. I just plot out a route & transfer it into the Nuvi. Works for what I do. I am not very technically inclined
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:42 AM   #22
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Less than a month out for doing this ride in it's entirety. Oct. 27th,28th,29th. Much cooler this time. If interested please post up so we have an idea of how many? Big bike doable for sure. Lots of open desert & sand. Colorado Bell $17 rooms, great food & beer Totally self contained start to finish. Your own pace, no one left behind
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:12 AM   #23
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Less than a month out for doing this ride in it's entirety. Oct. 27th,28th,29th. Much cooler this time. If interested please post up so we have an idea of how many? Big bike doable for sure. Lots of open desert & sand. Colorado Bell $17 rooms, great food & beer Totally self contained start to finish. Your own pace, no one left behind
I am interested! A few questions please so I can make sure I understand the logistics and am up to / prepared for it.
Where and when departing on the 27th.
Aprox miles each day?
Where spending each night (I got Laughlin for one)
Aprox eta for return on the 29th.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:00 PM   #24
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I am interested! A few questions please so I can make sure I understand the logistics and am up to / prepared for it.
Where and when departing on the 27th.
Aprox miles each day?
Where spending each night (I got Laughlin for one)
Aprox eta for return on the 29th.
Thank you,
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Departing Prescott area. Shooting for 6:00 am start as the days are getting shorter.
Approx. 200 or less each day.
Second night Parker.
Depending what time we leave Parker should be early afternoon.
Adequate lights recommended as you never know on any ride.
Hope this helps.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:28 PM   #25
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Departing Prescott area. Shooting for 6:00 am start as the days are getting shorter.
Approx. 200 or less each day.
Second night Parker.
Depending what time we leave Parker should be early afternoon.
Adequate lights recommended as you never know on any ride.
Hope this helps.
Sounds good. The range on the bike I would like to bring is 120-130mi. I assume no refuel depots mid day so I need to plan for additional fuel?
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:37 PM   #26
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Sounds good. The range on the bike I would like to bring is 120-130mi. I assume no refuel depots mid day so I need to plan for additional fuel?
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The only fuel question is the second day loop into Parker. Have not got the millage figured out yet. You should be fine. If you have an easy way to carry extra, never hurts.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:37 PM   #27
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After looking at the loop for day 2 we will be crossing I 40 at Kelbaker Rd, no gas either direction within 30 to 40 miles. This loop starting just west of Laughlin will be close to 175 miles before we come to gas by Parker Dam.
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Ok, I will crunch the numbers. At the end of the day it will just dictate which bike to bring. So, I'm In!
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:56 PM   #29
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take the klr viper,,, its a no brainer for this type of ride.

TOM i am interested.
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Ok, I will crunch the numbers. At the end of the day it will just dictate which bike to bring. So, I'm In!
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