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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    Thanks for that. I have been doing a lot of the parking lot games at my son's elementary school. Figure 8's between the light poles. I am glad that my downhill mountain bike has hydrolic breaks. It is really easy to lock up the front disc on a 25lb bike, so I have learned respect early.

    Thanks for all of the advice.

    Looks like I won'y be able to make the 7 Springs to Bloody Basin ride. I think it is too much mileage for my skill level. I will try to catch the next one when I am a little more comfortable on the bike.

    Thanks Bill for the invite.
  2. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    All,

    Here is a plan for this Saturday for anyone who would like to join Jay and I on a ride to the Coolidge Dam Saturday.

    Meet at the Queen Creek Cafe at 8:30 for those wanting breakfast and 9:30 for those that need more sleep time. Head to the Dam via Florence Kelvin Highway to Winkleman then up AZ 77 to Globe.

    We will then make a stop in the old town of San Carlos.

    On the way back we can add a trip up Pinal Peak time permitting and take the 60 back to town. Maybe stop in Superior for some Mexican food.

    This will be the last ride I post for a while as I will be heading to Spain for a couple of weeks of riding.:clap

    For anyone that would like to go please feel free to join us.

    Bill
  3. WayFar

    WayFar Been here awhile

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    That sounds like a good time. Got room for a noob?
  4. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    Wayfar,

    Well since I am a noob as well you are more than welcome.


    Bill
  5. WayFar

    WayFar Been here awhile

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    Cool, I'm in.
  6. WJP4

    WJP4 Will work for toys

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    Hey Bill, If my shoulder that I banged up yesterday feels better I'll meet you guys at Flor. Kelv. Hwy. Let you know later in week. Wade
  7. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    Wade,

    Good to hear from you and sorry about the shoulder. If you decide to go I will PM you my cell number and you can call when you get to Florence.


    Bill
  8. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    Just bumping this up for anyone this is intrested in joing us.
  9. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    I don't know which way you guys are headed but I've always wanted to try this road out to Coolidge Dam.

    Looks like fun.

    You guys enjoy the ride.
  10. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    Julio,

    I was looking at that myself. Do you know if you need any special permits for the reservation and have you any information on how difficult it is?

    Thanks
    Bill
  11. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    If you stay on marked roads there's no permits needed unless you're camping.

    I have no idea how difficult that route is but give it a shot and let us know. :D

    if it gets too snotty you could always back track and head towards Globe.

    This would make a nice day's loop.
  12. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    hmm...according to this you do need a permit.

    http://www.sancarlosapache.com/Permits_Information.htm

    The closest one to the route would be the Apache Gold Casino.
    I've visited the dam (took Coolidge Dam Rd. all the way) and I didn't have a permit. Maybe I just got lucky. :dunno
  13. k9bite

    k9bite Adventurer

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    I road this today and saw the strangest thing. I stopped for a snack right where the dirt meets pavement, on the east end. On the south side of the road, on top of a low saguaro arm, there was a dead coyote pup. I'm guessing a large bird deposited it there maybe. If you guys end up going that way, see if it is still there.

    Todd
  14. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    I'm up for a run to the dam but can't do it this weekend...those routes look interesting...
  15. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    They try and make this harder than it needs to be. Their website is very out of date. Apache Gold does not sell permits anymore. The closest I can find in the Circle K in Globe. $10.00 per person.
  16. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    I am not sure I want see this or not but now that I know it's there I will:lol3
  17. JayHawk

    JayHawk Grandpa to 3

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    It appears a permit is not required on Coolidge Dam Rd though.

    We can check things out here since we planned on visiting San Carlos anyway.
  18. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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  19. Steezeman

    Steezeman Adventurer

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    Hey fellas, I just joined here (this is my first post) and I'm from Mesa, so I guess I fall into this thread. I'm riding an sv650 right now until I get something more off road friendly, but for the time being I'm planning on romping it as hard as possible.
  20. WJP4

    WJP4 Will work for toys

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    HeyBill, Where and what time can I meet you guys in florence.