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Old 09-18-2013, 01:24 PM   #1
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River Run October 27,28,29

Leaving at dawn tomorrow approx.500 miles, two days. Over night in Laughlin, should be having a cold beer by 3:00pm, Friday into CA & back through Parker. Long, hot , dusty, rocky, sandy ride. If this sounds inviting to you come along

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Old 09-18-2013, 05:45 PM   #2
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Sounds awesome. Wish I could get away.

Have fun, ride safe

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Old 09-19-2013, 06:19 PM   #3
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Just spoke with Tom's significant other and she reports that he made it all the way to Laughlin today.
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:57 AM   #4
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I've got good news & bad news. The good news is I have a great ride figured out to get to Laughlin. The bad is I went out at 5:45 this am with just a short sleeve T shirt & jersey on & was sweating before I got the bike loaded soooo, got my kicks on Route 66, Williamson Valley & home. My planned loop was west on Mojave Trail, then south & east & would have put me in Parker around 3:00 & forecast was 103 No way I could carry enough water to do it all. About a month early, next month no problem.

Tom, thanks for looking out for old Tom

PS. Roger Razor, probably best you did not go as today was mostly slab. Will do again.
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:34 PM   #5
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A few pics. Thought I would blaze down Camp Wood road to Bagdad but a few changes in landscape.





On to Burro Creek & Upper Trout Creek. Very long & remote & fun.



Some challenging trails from this point on but then again every trail at my age is challenging


If you go straight here I think it goes out to Wikiup? But you miss all the fun


No no I won't go!

Big Sandy


Dumps out on 93 & less than a mile below where you head northwest on CR129 Cane Springs the DW Ranch Rd to just out side Kingman.
Destination Completed. Envious Harley guys I'm sure when they saw this beauty parked next to them. Shower & beer time




Heading home on Williamson Valley RD. Great ride will complete next time.



About 425 miles total

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Old 09-20-2013, 08:02 PM   #6
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Great stuff Tom. It's been a long time since I've been through Camp Wood. My Dad and I used to ride up to Camp Wood and back on bicycles from our ranch just south of there when I was a kid. Good to see your back home safe and sound. I need to get out that way and check out Burro Creek. Maybe a day excursion? out and back?
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:57 AM   #7
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Great stuff Tom. It's been a long time since I've been through Camp Wood. My Dad and I used to ride up to Camp Wood and back on bicycles from our ranch just south of there when I was a kid. Good to see your back home safe and sound. I need to get out that way and check out Burro Creek. Maybe a day excursion? out and back?
Could be an out & back in a day for sure.
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Hey Tom....
I have been out of the state for a while... Back now for a few weeks and can't believe how green everything is. Desert, high-country, even the Rez is Green Green Green. Should make for some excellent adventures this fall.
I promise we'll do some riding soon!
However for the next three weeks I'm busier than a puppy with two peckers...
Thanks for the pic's.
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Hey Tom....
I have been out of the state for a while... Back now for a few weeks and can't believe how green everything is. Desert, high-country, even the Rez is Green Green Green. Should make for some excellent adventures this fall.
I promise we'll do some riding soon!
However for the next three weeks I'm busier than a puppy with two peckers...
Thanks for the pic's.
Let's do it. The days they are getting shorter
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... but also cooler!
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Iron man Tom

Tom, you are a true iron man. Very cool ride report. By the way, win any money?
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:23 AM   #12
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I'm planning on a few of those trails heading towards Prescott next month. Hopefully, it will dry out a little by then. I've never seen Camp Wood road that wet. Actually, that's the exact route I was planning on when I leave Prescott. Wanted to stop by Kingman Airport before heading south on the 93. Excellent.
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Tom, read your post in my post regarding a route from Alamo to Baghdad. So, do you know if Burro Creek runs into gates prior to reaching Baghdad from the west?

If so, the best way would be the way you just went, out Williamson Valley Road correct?
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Tom, you are a true iron man. Very cool ride report. By the way, win any money?
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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Tom, read your post in my post regarding a route from Alamo to Baghdad. So, do you know if Burro Creek runs into gates prior to reaching Baghdad from the west?

If so, the best way would be the way you just went, out Williamson Valley Road correct?
I see what you are saying. It looks like there is a trail out of Bagdad heading west that intersects Burro Creek but have not found it yet. Coming from the north I would follow Burro Creek south to 97 then east to 96 & north into Bagdad.
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