2012 Howlin at the Moon Dual Sport Info and Previews

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Nightstalker, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. soloyosh

    soloyosh Dad and husband

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    Thanks to ATR and the Elks and all the sponsors (especially MotoCity and bestdualsportbikes.com)! We had an awesome time this year. No big crashes in our group. I got a flat, but with the tubliss I was up and going again in 15 minutes. I did pretty good in the raffle as well.

    Cheers
    Brett on the Aprilia!
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  2. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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  3. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Here is some more snaps of a few individuals that went through the same area. GREAT TIME Don Hood and ATR. Sunday's route ROCKED...literally...jeesh Don could you put a few more rocks in next year's A loop? :clap


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    This poor guy had to buy a new tire after this section...he spun that tire to the cords.

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    A HUGE thank you to the group from California that helped Ron pull his bike from the 4' deep ditch he went into. So glad it wasn't any worse...could have been real serious.
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  4. PDL

    PDL Adventurer

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    "A HUGE thank you to the group from California that helped Ron pull his bike from the 4' deep ditch he went into. So glad it wasn't any worse...could have been real serious."

    If this is the fellow we helped on Sunday's A loop I still don't know how that was not an air rescue. There is a God! The Sunday A loop was mighty tough! Thanks to all who made this possible as well the guys from Tucson and Phoenix that let me tag along.:clap
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  5. phxman

    phxman "Rocks are my Friends"

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    Yeehaw! A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended the 2012 Howl'n at the Moon ride this past weekend. I had a great weekend and it is always a blast to see the familiar faces and all the new faces as well.

    Hopefully everybody got their monies worth although I know some of you had to experience the Sunday's routes before you would admit it :evil

    The Elks Lodge and the Young Community Center very much appreciated our patronage and you all were so good they even invited us back.

    I know there were quite a few helmet cameras going and I'm sure even more pictures being taken, see above, so lets see what you got. To help get things going the link below is from a rider who goes by gpskevin and the handle says it all. I think he can actually figure out how to load tracks on the Garmin Zumo.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipo3XUNmn0I

    Again, Thank You to all our participants and sponsors for supporting this event. The proceeds from this event will be going to a good cause, keeping our riding areas and routes open for future enjoyment. :clap
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  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    good job don and az riders.....:thumb

    didn't go this year but spafxer and i went to the 2011 event in Prescott. that was a lot of fun; some best riding and lots of good peeps.

    i'm planning to attend the 2013, skipping the rocks....:lol3
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  7. Kevinsterner

    Kevinsterner Been here awhile

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    Great video. I am sorry I missed this event due to work. When is your next one.
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  8. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    The video was so well done & the music was awsome, I thought I saw Malcolm & Mert out there once. Great to see Joel taking charge at the rest stop:D
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  9. fuggy

    fuggy Canyon Explorer

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    This is my video from Saturday's A-Loop:
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  10. fuggy

    fuggy Canyon Explorer

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    ATR= Arizona Tarmac Riders? :huh

    Most pavement I've ever ridden my dirt bike on.:lol3

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    Teamed up riding with some guys from Big Bear California.
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    Waiting in line for 87 octane:
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    cruising thru Young on a sunny afternoon:
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    Lunch stop:
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    These ladies were having fun catching fish on the route after lunch.
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    Cautiously heading through the dust:
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    These guys had a front flat on the Yamaha:
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    Hooked up with these cool dudes from Flag and showed the some optional routes back to base:
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    Good peeps, we all had a beer at the truck, and then I had to jet:
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    THanks for the ride!
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  11. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Fuggy,

    I am guessing you didn't ride on Sunday's A. It was extreme opposite of Saturday. One tough bitch and almost no Tarmac.
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  12. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    i must have gotten better at riding in the past year. i thought last years b route was tougher than this years a route.

    granted, i'm not in riding shape yet this year, so i begged off of sundays loop. it sounds like that's where the "a" came into play.

    still a super fun ride!
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  13. napadave

    napadave Adventurer

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    We had a great time this year (as always) Always great to see new faces on the trail :D
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  14. phxman

    phxman "Rocks are my Friends"

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    I think on Sunday there were more than a few riders who would have killed for some pavement :evil

    Thanks for the great video and pictures Chad. Always good to have you along. :D
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  15. Lonerrider

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    Awesome vid, saw my wife and I in there during the diner Saturday night.

    I agree with SeaBee's post, Saturday was super easy, much easier than Saturday last year. Was good as the wife had a bum knee that weekend, so I guess I should be happy. :rofl

    Thanks for the vids guys, keep em comin.
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  16. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    well, damn!

    i thought maybe i had gotten better! :D
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