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Old 01-14-2015, 09:48 AM   #1
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Hooked On Phoenix 2015 ride report

Well I was one of the Lucky 8 winners to do this awesome ride and Super Cross event


Thanks Rocky Mountain ATV/MC for the opportunity to ride with the best!
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, ROCKS!
OK so here we go!
We all met in Mesquite, Nevada. 8 Winners from around the country, me being the closet in Utah and from as far away as Maryland! then the 5 rider's from Rocky Mountain
ATV/MC, and 2 vendors, Lendon, owner of Seat Concepts! custom motorcycle seat's and Eric, owner of Wolfman Motorcycle luggage! these guy's ROCK! 15 ride's total, and of course the 2 angels that rocked the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC support van that met us every chance they could, saving us from thirst and hunger!

That's me the only guy with his helmet on. I was just a bit excited to get going!
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Old 01-14-2015, 12:35 PM   #2
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We all got up Thursday morning and loaded our bike's, ready to start our adventure.


You can see that we had all size's of bike's from a Yamaha WR250R to a KTM 1190
even a Tiger 800 that will get caged in the big red van after the first day.



That's my poor over loaded KLR and man, she was a hand full in the sand!
I am not the best sand rider and did learn a lot!
I have put over 30000 smiles on my KLR mostly in the mountain's on forest service roads including a large part of the Continental Divide Ride (CDR). this helped a lot but
the sand kicked my A$$!




We hit the road out of Mesquite





and into our first dirt section (SAND OR COURSE) The map







This is atop a hill we had to climb up so we stopped and let every one gather back up.

We all wondered how that Tiger would do in the sand, but Mike handle it. Wow the desert is vast and beautiful



Back onto the road in Overton and we headed down the North shore road around lake Mead.





















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Old 01-14-2015, 02:53 PM   #3
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Some headed for the dirt and 4 of us stayed on the south shore road and headed into Boulder, this is where Mike caged the tiger and thanks to Justin from Rocky Mountain, he had a spare KLR in the back of the Rocky Mountain van. So after a fast bike swap we went to lunch in Boulder when the rest of the crew showed up.
Sorry I have no pics of the the 2nd dirt part into boulder as I went to help cage the Tiger
(bike swap). So after lunch we headed back into the dirt heading for camp up on Christmas tree pass. (map)





The sun is getting low in the sky and the shadows grow long.



One of us had a slight mishap but was fine, with a bit of help his bike was back up and we move on.


At this point it was getting dark, so one would think camp was close.
Well boy was I wrong, well it is an ADVENTURE right?
The trial got smaller as the night got darker. Soon I was in sand deeper then I have ever rode in. Oh it's not much further as the sand wash got deeper, WHAM, down I went
got my bike back up and got moving again (Thanks Jake) WHAM, 2nd time I am down
Where is Jake? I hear nothing, no one, zip.
So I mussel up the KLR and head up the sand wash following the little red line on my GPS. I catch up with some one making sure that I made the right turn so I wait for the next rider..........
Must be a problem, no one coming, no sound, nothing. Should I go back? well there is at least 6 or 7 riders behind me so I will just keep waiting. After what seemed to be a while here comes the rest of the ride's. Seems that Some of the others also had issues in the sand, so after getting everyone up and out of the wash onward we move, after a bit we catch up with the rest of the crew dealing with a flat tire. The first of a few flats on this trip.
The rocky Mountain crew flew in to action and had the flat fixed be for we knew it.
We got to camp and I got my tent set up and made some dinner and went and sat at the camp fire for some great conversation.
END OF DAY ONE
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Old 01-14-2015, 04:19 PM   #4
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got a pic of the night time tire repair thanks Jeff
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:19 PM   #5
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some rough footage of the first part of dirt.

http://youtu.be/bCNqiH4NXgo
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:48 PM   #6
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Some video of the sand wash in the dark

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Old 01-14-2015, 07:13 PM   #7
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Thanks Mono. keep the footage coming!
What a great trip
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Old 01-14-2015, 07:38 PM   #8
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Don't stop now. Us Phoenicians are anticipating something epic....
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Old 01-14-2015, 08:08 PM   #9
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Thanks Mono. keep the footage coming!
What a great trip
Yeah, keep them coming. Seems like an amazing experience!
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Old 01-14-2015, 08:24 PM   #10
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You may be onto something


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Old 01-14-2015, 08:26 PM   #11
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Yeah, keep them coming. Seems like an amazing experience!

Yes it was! Keep checking back
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:24 PM   #12
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Ok, So we got up early on day two up on Christmas pass, this is my tent and camp spot,



looking over at others camp , see the decorations on the tree's??? I under stand the locals come up and do this to the trees.




others packing up.





then we head down the road to Laughlin, NV





we stop and gas up, them head to Oatman on route 66 by dirt!







we all find a parking spot and go wonder around






The burrows are just happy to follow you around and get fed.


Then we head into the hotel for lunch

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Some dirt road footage on the way to route 66
http://youtu.be/HJws3ZXwOpc


Riding into Oatman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOFYtqj8vzI

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Old 01-16-2015, 02:07 PM   #14
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A pic of my old school klr after caging the tiger, vintage 1987. It was older than some of the riders on the trip but rode like a dream. Thanks Justin for the upgrade. The ride and the memories were outstanding.
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:17 AM   #15
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A pic of my old school klr after caging the tiger, vintage 1987. It was older than some of the riders on the trip but rode like a dream. Thanks Justin for the upgrade. The ride and the memories were outstanding.
Glad you liked it Mike! What a fun trip! Glad you could join us. How did returning the Tiger go?
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