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Old 03-09-2015, 01:24 PM   #1
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My take on the azbdr

This is my take on the azbdr given the time I had and what the weather dealt. I was able to do sections 1,2 and three but not in that order. Started from Scottsdale and headed up and over 4 peaks, along Roosevelt lake and into globe. Them up. Over pinal pass on Ice house canyon road and into winkleman. From there did the last two parts of section 2 into camp just north of Tucson in Catalina N.P. then I did section 1 backwards to the border fence (awesome), over the huacha mtns into bisbee. Sweet b&b for the night in bisbee, btw coolest mtn town ever. 3rd mornin up and at em, in to tombstone/Cochise area then to benson where I picked up the first part of section two, which was super fast, graded dirt road. Skipped the last two parts of section two, cuz I already rode them, and pinned it into globe. In globe I saw a loaded dual sport sitting at an atv repair shop, so naturally I went to find the owner and chat with him. Turns out he was from prineville, or...about 45ins from where i live in bend. So i invited him to run section three with me. He agreed so we rode out to cherry creek and found a great campsite near the start of section 3. Section three to young was amazing. We got to the 260 near heber...close to 8000' and there was snow and the roads were closed in section 4 and a park ranger informed me the northern part of az is still covered in snow. So ill save sections 4-6 for another adventure maybe this summer! Ps....Pics are chronological to the ride:
Day 1-from Scottsdale, up and over 4 peaks to section 2 end










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Old 03-09-2015, 01:35 PM   #2
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Good commentary and excellent photos.

A friend and I are doing this in April. We'll see if the weather/snowfall cooperates.

Question: Is that a coffee mug attached to your bars?

Dude! That's my style; all my riding friends bust my chops for it...
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Old 03-09-2015, 01:53 PM   #3
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Heck yes it's a coffee mug holder! One less piece of kitchen equip to try and stash in the bags. Key to have a screw on lid...my first mug the lid flew off and was lost within seconds of doin 60mph. It's an amazing route you will love it!
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:20 AM   #4
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Day 1 220 miles - pics continued

Up and pinal mountain on ice house pass rd


Most colorful cholla cactus I've ever seen







Camp day 1
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:30 AM   #5
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Thanks for sharing your story! Azbdr in on my bucket list.
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:36 AM   #6
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Nice. Planning a ride for late April.
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:03 PM   #7
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Day 2 was good 184 miles...section two backwards north to south to bisbee. Border fence was trippy...didn't see a soul for 60 miles. Was expecting to see mucho border control but nada. Was half expecting someone to pop outta the bushes shoot me and steal my bike/identity :)

First part was really rocky, then really sandy. with a bunch of fences i had to open and close which tired me out almost as much as the rocks and sand. woulda been nice to have a riding partner for this section to leap frog the fences and it was pretty remote. Up and over a 5500' pass into wide open terrain and
Big views

Big old oak tree grove


Border fence


And then up and over the huacha mtns



Then into bisbee and scored on a b&b with an "unmade" room for 40 bucks :)



Was outside before bed and about 7 javalinas came runnin out and scared the
Pi$$ outta me...crap pic but theres an outline of one
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Old 03-15-2015, 10:00 AM   #8
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Planning a AZBDR ride this coming May. Looking forward to the rest of your pics
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:05 PM   #9
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Nice pics, thanks for posting.
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Old 03-15-2015, 10:59 PM   #10
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Great pics! Thank for sharing!
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:45 PM   #12
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Old 03-18-2015, 04:46 PM   #13
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Great pics. Some of them worthy of the front page! I'm coming from Louisiana and going be around the North Rim in early in June. I'm mostly a road rider (Honda NC700X) but you sure make the back roads appealing!
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:46 PM   #14
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Day 3 - I find a riding buddy

3rd mornin up and at em, in to tombstone/Cochise area then to benson where I picked up the first part of section two, which was super fast, graded dirt road. Skipped the last two parts of section two, cuz I already rode them the first day, and pinned it into globe. In globe I saw a loaded dual sport sitting at an atv repair shop, so naturally I went to find the owner and chat with him. Turns out he was from prineville, OR...about 45ins from where i live in bend. So i invited him to run section three with me. He agreed so we rode out to cherry creek and found a great campsite near the start of section 3. Beautiful campspot along the creek in the cottonwoods and sycamores.
Few shots of bisbee before heading on:


Cochise and tombstone:




This was the rippin fast section...50 some miles of this :)


This is david...he left Oregon a month ago on his bike (unlike me I drove my van down with bike in the back). It was 13 degrees when he left Oregon! So obviously he had much more gear with him than I did. But that didn't stop him from riding some of the most challenging terrain on the azbdr! Super awesome random blessings happen when yer out on the road and meeting dave and riding together was a highlight of the trip

The salt river:

Headin up from Roosevelt lake out to cherry creek where we found an amazing place to camp:




Thanks for reading guys, day 4 coming up next.

Itlives- I really want to see the north rim...I have heard there are sections where you can camp just feet away from the rim...and maybe sit there and dangle your feet off! You are going to have a great trip...there are some amazing roads in az paved and unpaved...enjoy and take pics so we can go along!
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Old 03-19-2015, 05:28 AM   #15
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Nice report, thanks for sharing.. The North Rim is pretty sweeet.. I couldn't imagine how great it would be to ride around that area..
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