AZ - Phoenix to Lake Havasu 2012/2013?

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Yardstick, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Wild Bill Kelso

    Wild Bill Kelso Fill her up! Ethel!

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    I'm in provisionally a 'go' for this weekend. Today I need to remedy the damage from a tip over on the loading ramp (me and big bikes = learning curve and weight is my foe - it was totally stupid mistake:baldy). Of course this followed a drop on the way up the hill from horshoe dam - yay two in a day.

    RFS-style kickstand shear:

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    And worse a nasty mar on the fork tube from the truck bed gate (yeah fell on the ramp on its side and I had to drag it off - argg). Still looks to be in round and not bleading any fork oil - hopefully superficial:

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    So. Taking off from Florence? What time? Where to stay in Havasu?
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  2. Yardstick

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    Slight change of plans. There is a triathlon in Havasu this weekend. Rather than deal with all that, we thought a day trip to Swansea and maybe other points of interest in the area would be better. We could meet in Wickenburg or off 74 at Castle Hot Springs Rd if anybody has an interest in riding that.
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  3. Wild Bill Kelso

    Wild Bill Kelso Fill her up! Ethel!

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    The more riding and terrian variation the better - I don't mind rocky two track - endless sand stretches not so much. Make the call on the staging location and the time and I'll be there.
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  4. Wild Bill Kelso

    Wild Bill Kelso Fill her up! Ethel!

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    My only limitation is the stock tank (3.3 gal) range
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  5. Yardstick

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    It's not that exciting of a ride as far as terrain is concerned. Lots of gravel, some sand and fairly flat (in other words, it's FAST).

    Staging Saturday, November 10, 8 a.m. at Hwy 74 & Castle Hot Springs Rd (east end, at the entrance to Lake Pleasant).
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