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Old 09-27-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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Sheeps bridge Arizona

I just acquired a 990 Adventure and wanted to stretch her legs and have my first dirt ride ever. About 11 miles in I figured it was not the brightest idea to go by myself in case something happened but no problems this time. There is some tricky parts in some washes and down to the dam but only stalled twice and did not drop her once. Beautiful day here for this ride.

Horseshoe dam from the top


The way in


Secondary dam discharge


Sheeps Bridge



I walked up to the bridge and did not feel too confident in that climb since I was solo.

For those of you that have not been here. It is a tight fit for a big bike



Glam shot



Last trick part up and out of the dam




Next time I will do the loop
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:00 PM   #2
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First dirt ride ever Chuck you are an ADV'er
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:06 PM   #3
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I am under the impression this is an easy ride. I will not be doing much if any single track. Keeping the rubber side down is more fun than picking the beast up all day.
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:24 PM   #4
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I'm thinking the panniers on my KLR would have to come off if I were to try to make that 90 degree turn. Looks like an interesting area. Thanks for the pictures and congrats on the 990, it looks sweet.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:13 PM   #5
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Doing the loop

If you want to do the loop go Seven Springs to Sheeps Bridge and go down the short piece of trail to where you bike is parked in the picture. The trail down has changed alot... we were there yesterday and it is pretty clear and smooth now. Some one did some work to clean it up.
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:58 PM   #6
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Way to go Chuck. We'll arrange a ride so you can complete the loop. Once you get up to the bridge, it is easy from there.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:42 AM   #7
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WOW. Great first dirt ride! Wish my friend would agree that keeping it rubber side down is more fun than picking it up!
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:44 PM   #8
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Great job

You are correct going up that hill to the bridge is a bitch going up. Nice report.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:01 PM   #9
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Glad I have agreement on that part up to the bridge. Makes me feel more confident going on a group ride. I figure some of you just hop skip and jump up terrain like that. It was thrilled I made in and out of the dam without incident.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:21 PM   #10
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That's very cool! Little passing, huh?
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:33 PM   #11
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Ride together

Chuck, not sure I can ride with a buckeye fan. I am a hard core Husker. LOL
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:25 PM   #12
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Chuck, for the first dirt ride I have to agree with AZTom. ADVer all the way

We do this loop a couple times a year and we just did it a few weeks ago. It's always a fun loop.
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:28 PM   #13
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I'm thinking the panniers on my KLR would have to come off if I were to try to make that 90 degree turn. Looks like an interesting area. Thanks for the pictures and congrats on the 990, it looks sweet.
Just pin it around the corners and rip the panniers off. It's a KLR not a Adventure bike...........














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Old 10-01-2013, 09:27 PM   #14
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I just acquired a 990 Adventure and wanted to stretch her legs and have my first dirt ride ever. About 11 miles in I figured it was not the brightest idea to go by myself in case something happened but no problems this time. There is some tricky parts in some washes and down to the dam but only stalled twice and did not drop her once. Beautiful day here for this ride.

Horseshoe dam from the top


The way in


Secondary dam discharge


Sheeps Bridge



I walked up to the bridge and did not feel too confident in that climb since I was solo.

For those of you that have not been here. It is a tight fit for a big bike



Glam shot



Last trick part up and out of the dam




Next time I will do the loop
I ve always wanted to ride this ! Where is it ?how acesseable ?
? How hard is this ride is it possible on an 1150 gs .
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:29 PM   #15
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Well anything is possible ! Is it doable alone on a GS?
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