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Old 03-25-2009, 07:41 AM   #871
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Four Peaks is a freeway! You can take a car over the top. Watch out for the quads and 4 wheels. The east side is a little slick on the turns. Several places where too fast and over the side you go!!

Please don't ask how I know.
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:48 AM   #872
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There are a few good sized holes and a few rocks on the Four Peaks road. Joy and I went 2-up on the V-strom over it though.
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:39 PM   #873
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I hope its a realatively easy ride.

I have sportbike experience & need to get used to...

1) Not getting the sphincter factor when I see a pebble on the road!

2) Actually using the rear brake!

HA!!
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:53 PM   #874
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What kind of bike will you be on?

I think the biggest mistake most people make when coming from a sportbike background into the dirt is simply going too fast for the conditions. That's a pretty mild ride though. Just take it easy and have fun!
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:35 PM   #875
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I have sportbike experience & need to get used to...

1) Not getting the sphincter factor when I see a pebble on the road!

2) Actually using the rear brake!

HA!!
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In Enduros u must keep ur bikes under engine brake no matter what to reduce usage of z breaks . before turns i use front break first and slight pressure on rear break. because if u use rear brake first z bike tent to fishtale a little spacially if ur comin' a little fast on z turns try to apply front brake now and u will low side on dirt . my style is brake first & shift ur weight in second ( Marc Coma style ) if u apply it right u will be able to freeze ur bike even in z middle of z turn .
From Dakar 2007
first initiate ur breaks + focus on turnin'

second shift ur weight and gas it up

i hope you'll have a good practice ...
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:33 PM   #876
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FYI... There are a couple of us planning a ride on Saturday. Below is what we've come up with so far.

PATH: We're thinking 4 Peaks - Pumkin Center - Rosevelt Dam - Tortilla Flats - Home.

MEET: Superpumper Gas Station across street from Scottsdale Healthcare Shea @ 8:45.
It's 1 light to the East of Hwy 101 on Shea Blvd (North West Corner of intersection.

Give me a hollar if you can make it. We're going to finalize everything on Friday.

John
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Do you mind if I join you? I'd meet you at the Four Peaks staging area just off the Beeline on the Four Peaks road.



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What's the difficulty level? I know the Rosevelt Dam to Tortilla Flats trail is graded dirt road, how's the rest?
Four Peaks is difficulty level 3.
Apache Trail (Roosevelt Dam to Tortilla Flats trail ) is 1.

Rating 1: The trail is graded dirt but suitable for a normal passenger vehicle. It usually has gentle grades, is fairly wide, and has very shallow water crossings (if any).

Rating 2: High-clearance vehicles are preferred but not necessary. These trails are dirt roads, but they may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trails are fairly wide, making passing possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.

Rating 3: High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs.
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:21 PM   #877
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Anyone is more than welcome to ride on Saturday with us. I'm also planning on meeting the club on Sunday for a ride. This is my weekend free from the Nugget! Give me a call before Saturday 9:00am if anyone is gonna make it. It will be a pretty casual ride if you want. You can do whatever speed feels best for you. I don't mind waiting, nor wil anyone else. Besides, I still have my training wheels on & I can't go over 6K rpms.

My street riding is long gone since I've moved here. I still take a trip or 2 to CO every summer when possible w/ the R1. Now it will be a tough choice on which bike to ride!!!!!!!

DRZEDDY: Thanks a lot for the pointers.

** I am also taking Monday off if there are any takers on a ride!!!

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Old 03-26-2009, 05:01 AM   #878
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First of all,
To all of the attendees and especially Lauri and Robin - Thanks for the great time at the LUAU!
I was just killing a little time at work, and saw this eye catching thread.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=444516
If you use the promo code, Gordon23, during the Check Out phase of purchasing you basically get the unit for free!
I just went through the process and it was simple and clean.
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I just completed the Spot purchase process, you were right, Pretty much pain free and you get the unit free. I think the final cost for the Spot unit, Spot tracking service and emergency service was $169.
If anyone else want to take advantage of this you might want to hurry I think the webb site said the offer ends March 27th.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:15 AM   #879
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Have Radios

I will bring my GMRS/FRS radio to Saturday's ride, anyone else wired for audio?
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:47 PM   #880
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2 Rides to Choose From...

Looks like there are options for us this weekend.

A 4-peaks ride
and
AZ Bike Week AMA Dual Sport Ride

Here is the link for the AZ Bike Week ride http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=423240

We will still have a meeting this coming Sunday at 8am. Perhaps a short ride after the meeting.

Have a SAFE weekend

P.S. I would like to do the Bike Week ride but have never done something like it and not sure what to do or what to expect. I read that Nightstalker helped navigate and that scares me. Although I trust his routing, Im not sure if Im experienced enough to complete the route. Does anyone have any tips or insight for me?? also since Im late getting news, I may have to enter as a walk up. I PMd the director and asked if there might be room. Waiting to hear back from him. Any advice?
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:32 PM   #881
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ma'm, or can i say "girlfriend",...... do the ride, do the "c" route....
terry (aka nightstalker) is riding sweep on that route. (bring tube for terry).
i've ridden with n/s, big dogs bark loud, he is a good dude......
other members have input on the routes too...
sometimes ya gotta q.f.a. and dive............
look for the camo 690e & say "boo"...........redeye.....db
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:48 PM   #882
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Didn't know there was another ride on Saturday!! Will talk with the people on Friday what's the game plan!

I'm always into the BBD (Bigger Better Deal)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 03-26-2009, 08:40 PM   #883
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Sunday's ride

Me & Nuclieye are going for a ride on Sunday most likely are going for this one
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...,0.669479&z=11http:// here

It's goin' to be a fast pace ride and possibly might alter z route once we get to Cherry rd.
Notice : it might get a little technical on NF261 & Cherry rd to C. Verde.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:24 PM   #884
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Come on up and do the dual sport ride. There are 3 levels, A, B, and C. The C route is the Adventure ride, it's geared for big heavy GS bikes. Yardstick could do it 2 up on his Strom. The B ride is the C ride plus some harder dualsport sections. The A ride is the B ride with some HERO loops thrown in. My normal rides would be rated A+ on this scale. 95% of the C ride is just like Castle Hot Springs Rd. No 7 mile sand wash like last year (at least, not on the C ride).

I'll be sweeping the C route (unless I'm needed to do something other than that). Helping anyone that might be stuck, need a hand, or have a mechanical problem.

It's a super fun ride and the C route into Jerome is SPECTACULAR!!

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Looks like there are options for us this weekend.

A 4-peaks ride
and
AZ Bike Week AMA Dual Sport Ride

Here is the link for the AZ Bike Week ride http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=423240

We will still have a meeting this coming Sunday at 8am. Perhaps a short ride after the meeting.

Have a SAFE weekend

P.S. I would like to do the Bike Week ride but have never done something like it and not sure what to do or what to expect. I read that Nightstalker helped navigate and that scares me. Although I trust his routing, Im not sure if Im experienced enough to complete the route. Does anyone have any tips or insight for me?? also since Im late getting news, I may have to enter as a walk up. I PMd the director and asked if there might be room. Waiting to hear back from him. Any advice?
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:29 AM   #885
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it would be awsome to join u Terry but i only have Sunday open for now i hope z rest are able to . i did most of it last sept. . Enjoy it & ride safe was ur tank $expensive$ to fix or replace ??
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