Arizona White Mountain Old and Slow Rides Thread

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by IBRiding, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    Hi,

    This thread is a place for anyone in the White Mountains who ride to post. I recently moved to Vernon from the valley and am just starting to get acquainted with the area and am loving the great forest roads up here.

    I was pretty active in the East of Phoenix thread but have been pretty quiet the last year or so. For all the wonderful friends I have ridden with (way too many to list) and see this please accept my apologies for not staying in touch and extend an offer to come up to my place anytime.

    Anyway looking forward to meeting new riders up here and hopefully seeing some old faces.

    Take Care
    Bill
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  2. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Bill!

    Great to see you posting man. That is quite the move from here to there. You should have told me you were moving. I would have gathered some folks to help you. :lol3

    Hope all is well my friend. I'll definitely come up and visit.
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  3. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    Julio,

    It's good to hear from you and my door is always open. My new digs are nothing fancy but I do have just over an acre with a barn (perfect for ADV folk :lol3)

    Seriously this is a perfect place for anyone riding the devil's highway and needing a place to spend the night.

    I knew if I asked for help moving I would never get anyone off the bikes long enough to unload the truck!!

    Hope to see you soon.
    Bill
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  4. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    what a great spot bill,,, the area your in has so much to see and ride right out your back door.
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  5. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    :lurk
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  6. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    I love it up here, the scenery and wildlife are incredible. There was a bunch of pronghorn antelope just a few miles from my place the other day. I took some friends up to Greens Peakhttps://www.google.com/maps/place/Greens+Peak+Lookout/@34.0928145,-109.5781849,12356m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x69910bbc8cd5d36!8m2!3d34.1118579!4d-109.574461 last weekend and the views were great with the trees changing colors.

    I will always remember the ride we did when my wiring harness fried after the water crossing at sheeps bridge .
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    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    aww geez, i remember that.
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  8. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    I don't know how many bikes we pulled up that hill with the tow straps!!

    I will send you my info and if you are ever up here please stop by.
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  9. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    Bill, It's good to see you post up again. I was wondering what happened to you. I hope all is well and hope to see you soon up in the pines. :thumb
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  10. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    Brad,

    Great to hear from you and life is good. Look forward to seeing you again.

    I have some family coming up today and if we have the time I will take them for a jeep tour and get some pictures to post here.

    Take Care
    Bill
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  11. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    Out riding now,,,, petrified forest tonight, a loop around canyon de chelley tomorrow, prolly run to n.m. and bring the nmbdr down and back into az at blue. No real agenda just loose plans.
    Monday eve or tuesday morn visit maybe? Dunno how long family is in town but if ya wanna come out and join me we can make it happen
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  12. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    Sounds great

    My Sister and Brother in Law could only come up for the day so either Monday or Tuesday is perfect.

    Let me know if you need any information on how to get here.

    I took some cell pics today and if any are OK I will post them up tonight.

    Bill
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  13. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    Some Pictures on the road from Vernon to Mcnary.

    Sorry didn't have time to stop much but here are a few cell phone pics I took.

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  14. AZ Dean

    AZ Dean Moto Paparazzo

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    Id be interested to hear more about good routes when you ride them.
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  15. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    AZ Dean

    You got it. I Will go do some exploring this week and will post what I find. If there is anyone local that would like to join me please chime in.
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    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    Dang its cold over here today, gotta get back into AZ.
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  17. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    Just remember June in valley. I will take the cold anyday.
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    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    Bill, it was awesome hangin with ya and catching up.

    p.s. you need to change your location
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    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    Thanks,

    It was fun and you are welcome anytime. Thanks for the location heads up and it is fixed.
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  20. Low Down

    Low Down ADV Misfit

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    I'm Springerville bound tomorrow, via the 191. Looking forward to it!
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