AZ - east valley - Mother's day run

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by verboten, May 10, 2014.

  1. verboten

    verboten confused

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    I got a free pass for Sunday. Weather looks good down here in the desert.
    Anyone interested in joining me for an exploratory trip?
    Option 1
    heading out from Florence southeast to visit what I think is an abandoned ranch and then over to Globe the backway to hit some mines, ruins, etc. Very exploratory to continue where I left off last time I was out that way.

    Option 2
    Phoenix to Sierra Anchas to Young. Then perhaps exploring the backway to Giesela or just take the Apache Trail back home. Known routes, lots of miles.

    Option 3
    Middle Gila Canyons/Florence Junction. Known routes, just some fun

    Option 4
    What do you have in mind? I just want to ride since I got the day off :D

    I'll be on my enduro but ride pretty conservatively.
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  2. AZ Mark

    AZ Mark Long timer

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    Quote:
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    Yes... I'm the one that was "bruced"! Never heard that word before but I was thinking of "many other words to call" what you did to me!
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    I felt a little bad about that one. Not a lot bad, just a little :)


    :evil :evil :evil You could tag along with me but... I seem to remember "you" :evil :evil :evil
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  3. verboten

    verboten confused

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    No hard feeling right :) Where are you heading?
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  4. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT wannabe

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    i would be all over a ride witcha tomorrow, but i didnt get a free pass.
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  5. AZ Mark

    AZ Mark Long timer

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    No, Just Jerking your chain...
    I have also been released for Mothers Day... Thought I may run to Yarnell for a bite to eat at the Ranch House.
    However my route usually takes me 3+ hours from Wickenburg. (I'm old & slow) I will encounter some graded road's, rocky ungraded roads, two tracks, a bit of single track, a couple miles of sometimes deep sand, a little uphill and a lot of steep rocky downhill, ohh yes there is a spot or two of rock steps. Then I get to the Hassayampa river that is only 1/4 mile from my house to begin with. :D Then an easy jaunt past Angels Ranch, Octave, Stanton and onto Yarnell.
    With a full belly I take highway 89 about 1/2 way down the hill to a little drop :eek1 off the side into the desert. Returning home the easy 2 hour route.
    Really don't think you want too follow me tomorrow.
    Someday I'll get a more street worthy bike and stay off these DAMN rough routes I've grown accustomed to. Then I can play with you boy's more.
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  6. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT wannabe

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    :huh
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  7. verboten

    verboten confused

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    My 690 is about the most street worthy bike I'd ever want, I like the rough stuff.


    Anyone interested in riding on Sunday????
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  8. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    I wished I could ride with you tomorrow, but I didn't get a free pass for tomorrow either. I need to get the DR out soon though.

    Ride safe and have fun. :clap
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  9. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    I would love to join you but can't make it.

    Have a great ride wherever you go.

    Later
    Bill
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  10. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    How was the ride?
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  11. verboten

    verboten confused

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    Didn't end up riding.
    Did a bunch of vehicle maint instead since it was so nice outside.
    Sad huh?
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  12. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Vehicle maintenance is for when it's shitty outside. When it's nice outside, you go ride!
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