East of Phoenix Rider's Group

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by 750Volts!, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. fanatic291

    fanatic291 Desert Tortoise

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    It is funny how Google Earth shows the links between the coves. Now I want to get back out there and try again. The water is a lot higher now than when the satelite photo was taken.

    Saguaro Lake is showing at 95% capacity.

    www.watershedmonitor.com
  2. WantToRideMoar

    WantToRideMoar Been here awhile

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    So, last summer I took nearly 2 months and went on a 48 state road ride, solo.

    This summer I'm looking at a much shorter trip, 2 weeks long. I really enjoyed the brief time I was in the mountain states and want to return to Yellowstone and see several other national parks on the way. I'm better equipped than last summer, having gotten rid of the Shadow in favor of a Tiger.

    I'm looking at leaving July 5th and returning the 20th (or possibly earlier, but no later).

    Route will be about 50/50 of highway and dirt. Still in the planning phases as far as route is concerned, but wanting to go through Crown King and Prescott on the way out of town to Jerome and camp out above Sedona in the treeline on day 1, spin by the southeast corner of the Grand Canyon on day 2 before ending up at Zion NP, go to Bryce Canyon NP on day 3, a couple days offroad seeing Utah high country before getting to Grand Teton NP on day 5, and about 3 days at Yellowstone after that. Return route is currently unplanned... maybe ride the Continental Divide Trail south through Colorado to New Mexico, then US-64 back to AZ?

    If anyone is interested in joining me, send me a PM. I've got two tentative riders that may be coming, and I think 4-6 people would be a perfect sized group for this ride. Trip is still in very flexible planning stages.
  3. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    San Pedro? I've never seen that on a map, or on the ground.
    Did you maybe ride Freeman rd. from Dudleyville?
  4. MrGoldfish

    MrGoldfish Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a fun ride. I won't be able to make it at that time, but I can give you a few pointers.

    Don't forget that it's going to be very hot getting out of the valley and even up into Sedona and the Grand Canyon area that time of year. I also hear it can be hot up in Utah, but I've never been. Last year I did a ride at that time of year and I bought a cooling vest for $35 off ebay that did wonders. Check out the ride report in my signature line to see how that went. It doesn't look like we went as far north as you want to go, but I can say that the mountains East and West of Santa Fe were spectacular and much cooler than it is around here come summer time.

    I'm looking forward to hearing about how this unfolds.
  5. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    I was finally able to glue a few of those video clips together from our ride Saturday.

    <object width="853" height="480"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/fzmttcWo4QE?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="//www.youtube.com/v/fzmttcWo4QE?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="853" height="480" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
  6. McGillicutty

    McGillicutty Adventurer

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    Nice! ...except for the part right there at the end.:rofl
  7. fanatic291

    fanatic291 Desert Tortoise

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    great video. That summed up the day.
  8. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    great quality vid...sorry I missed it....been travelling a bunch for work :cry
  9. fanatic291

    fanatic291 Desert Tortoise

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    What do you mean? I thought I performed my 180 almost flawlessly.
  10. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    Strange, I'm not seeing anything.
  11. rickcool72

    rickcool72 mOtOcIcLiStA

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    Don't think it works on mobile. Try on a desktop.
  12. rickcool72

    rickcool72 mOtOcIcLiStA

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    Or try this link

    http://youtu.be/fzmttcWo4QE

    Great video Julio!
  13. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    I'm really impressed with the little cam. It actually looks a lot crisper on the PC before I upload it to youtube. And that's recording at 720 with 60fps. It can record up to 120fps and some ridiculous wide screen frame. But of course, if I shot at that size my PC would go bonkers. Once I get a new PC in a few months we'll see what it can really do. :evil
  14. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    I think the walk of shame back to pick up the bike in slow-mo was a nice finishing touch. :lol3
  15. rickcool72

    rickcool72 mOtOcIcLiStA

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    It's a shame you didn't film my face-plant into the sand or my 10 feet tumblr-down the hill.

    :)
  16. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    I just ordered 2 more backup batteries. When do you have time to go back out there? :lol3
  17. XB12R

    XB12R Long timer

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    Maybe I missed it, what camera are you using? I've made the decision to finally get my act together on shooting vids. I just installed iMovie and I'm upgrading from a GoPro 1 to a 3+ (I think). I wish I would have had the GoPro when I went through the old Claypool Tunnel.
  18. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Hero3 Black.

    But the Hero2 has excellent video quality as well. I chose the 3 black because of the wireless remote. :norton
  19. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    yep. you were right. shows up fine on the laptop.

    cyberdos, were gonna have to get another gps class together. refocus asked me when we can do one yesterday.
  20. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Bill and I have been talking about it. Should be soon.