DualSportDesertDaze 2013 - March 14-17

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by ravenranger, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. rruugger

    rruugger formally rruugger

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    The 990 not gonna make this trip :baldy

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    640's good to go thou :pynd
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  2. redeye-az

    redeye-az Been here awhile

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    there will be a whole possee of guys from the AARG site rollin' in friday :clap
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  3. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    The 4 of us will be there Friday. We are trailering in each day from Willcox to the ranch. We are not campers. XSkydiver is taking us out on our Dizzers and we plan to meet him at the ranch and also park there.Hope there is someplace to park 32 ft of truck and trailer:eek1.I am going to assume that there will be some form of donation box for all the hard work for the organizers.
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  4. redeye-az

    redeye-az Been here awhile

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    there will be plenty of room for trailer queen rigs :wink:
    there will be donation jar for sure for, i think, raven.
    i think there is a 20% upcharge for TQ's :queenie :lol3
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  5. redeye-az

    redeye-az Been here awhile

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    bump for this event !!

    it's a good one and the weather is gonna be perfect....
    about the 20% surcharge for TQ's....
    well........i guess i was just kidin'....:D
    if it'll help...:evil
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  6. ravenranger

    ravenranger rave

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    Woo Hoo!!!!

    Folks are rolling in and there are already plans for a run to Jackson Cabin tomorrow for the early bird group.

    There's always room to park so don't be shy about trailering in as many bikes as you want! :clap

    A big shout out for the gorgeous weather..... of course we'll have to change the Desert Daze slogan from "if it ain't snowin', we ain't goin'" but I don't think anyone will complain too much! :lol3

    Yes, as always, there's a hungry kitty and some door prizes but we all know it's really about the riding.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone as they trickle in. :freaky
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  7. ravenranger

    ravenranger rave

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    Wow, some beautiful weather today!!!!!

    Some folks headed up to Jackson Cabin while others hit the border and still others surveyed the Cochise Stronghold. What an awesome day to go riding!

    Looking forward to hot dogs and camp fires tonight and more fantastic weather tomorrow.

    If you're within a day's ride, get to the Triangle T and enjoy the fun!
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  8. azgsa

    azgsa Dude

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    Raven, thanks for all the work you put into this event. Weather was great this year. We even hit the St Pattys day parade in Portal just as it was starting!

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    Triangle T, one group getting ready for Sat ride
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    Camping at Triangle T
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    Heading up the Chirichauas
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    On top of Onion Saddle
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    Portal, the Yosemite of AZ
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  9. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    I want to thank XSkydiver for his great hospitality. It is some beautiful territory. We did 322 miles of riding in 2 days generally in groups of 6 riders. Great spots included the Tangue rd to the Safford powerline run and the Klondike rd on Saturday. On Sunday it got a lot more technical as there was 2 track and gravel combinations. Then up the Mid-March rd to the petroglyphs at Castle Rock. Great pipelines and powerlines heading home were just an up/down blast:clap.XSkdiver can really herd that big ol KTM 950 around very well and knows the area and history. If you get a chance to ride with him do so. Sorry, I guess no one really took pictures..........
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  10. ravenranger

    ravenranger rave

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    Yep, having so much fun riding, didn't even stop for photos!!!!!
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  11. ravenranger

    ravenranger rave

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    A number of folks have inquired about T-shirts.

    To make it as easy as possible on myself, I set up a CafePress site for ordering "after the event" shirts.

    www.cafepress.com/dualsportgear

    Shirts are LONG SLEEVE.
    Unfortunately, CafePress has a fairly limited number of color choices (despite stating there are more)
    so you have a choice of BLACK or WHITE for color.

    Thanks again to everyone for supporting the event!
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  12. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    Ravenranger, sorry we never got to meet you. we nearly got in at dark on saturday. Then everyone was ready for a shower and we had an injured guy so we just shot back to Willcox. The biggest regret of the weekend was that we did not really get to socialize with our AZ neighbors and swap lies about how fast we are:D. We did ride with AZ peeps on both days and they were great riders and fun sorts. Nice meeting you all.
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  13. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    No one has any pictures from their ride:eek1? Let's see them. My NM buds want to see what you saw not just read about it:D.
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  14. Drizzt

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    here's pics of our adventures, the second day which was supposed to be the long ride we ended up getting a flat and driving out and just headed back home. Despite being somewhat of a flop it was still a fun trip, there's always next time for riding:lol3

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    And just for the record, a 21 inch tube does not work in an 18 inch rear in a pinch, it goes flat a few miles later:deal

    Here's the link to the rest of the album:

    https://picasaweb.google.com/100026397334325336562/DesertDaze2013
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  15. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    Yep was curious and interested in maybe heading down there next year for the event.

    I suppose the ride was so boring nobody took pics , right? :lol3
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  16. rruugger

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    Great trip! Thanks for the invite RedEye. Put about 1500 miles on the little engine that could all totaled. Chopped up my ride back to SoCal into three days. Next year definitly do a bit more dirt exploring. Great place very comfortable :thumbup

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    Head'n to Payson
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    Motel last night head'n home with beautiful Az sunset
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  17. ravenranger

    ravenranger rave

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    WOW, I'm REALLY organized this year and already have the dates set for 2014!

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    Mark your calendar for

    MARCH 20-23, 2014

    to celebrate the 5th YEAR

    (YES!, can you believe it?)

    of Dual Sport Desert Daze.
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  18. azgsa

    azgsa Dude

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    Forecast is snow :cry

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  19. 65SlashTwo

    65SlashTwo Da Pigu

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    Found out about this too late to join in last year. Planning on being
    there this year, tho!
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  20. rruugger

    rruugger formally rruugger

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    Is this gonna happen this year? I dig this cowboy ranch!
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