East of Phoenix Rider's Group

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

  1. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    I think the death of the 2 stroke had more to do with companies pushing 4 stroke engines than any real pollution problems. They could make 2 stroke engines pretty efficient. But that's a whole nother rant.
  2. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Ride report from my Clip Trip to Colorado is here.

    The actual report starts at post 263.

    :D

    It's not done yet but it's getting there.
  3. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    Julio,

    Wow, It looks like it was quite a ride. Glad you made it home safe and thanks for posting the pictures. You got to love Colorado, especially when it is 110 back home.
  4. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Speaking of CO...any KTM types headed to the Rally in Steamboat?
    I got my Butler COBDR map & DVD today and plan to follow that route.
    I have penciled in 9/7 as a departure...taking the week off coming home by 9/16...or something like that....any and all welcome to join me.
  5. fanatic291

    fanatic291 Desert Tortoise

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    Nice ride Julio.

    15 pages of replies to get you a masterlink. Not bad.
  6. fanatic291

    fanatic291 Desert Tortoise

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    The day is steadily approaching. My friend and I plan to ride to sheep's bridge by going up cave creek road to 7 spings. After we get to the river, depending on the heat, we might turn up bloody basin to the 17. If it is super hot we wil backtrack back down 7 springs.

    Temps are supposed to reach 117, so we plan to start at 4:30 in the morning and then soak or vests in the river.

    Pictures soon to come.
  7. 4play

    4play Next?

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    Refokus & I were talking about doing sheeps bridge loop Sat. morning as well. From Memory it's about 80 miles from the Wildcat staging area & back. Once you get to Sheep's bridge, cross it. The downhill on the other side is not that bad (you can walk it down if you like), and the road from there to Horshoe dam is a hoot. Crossing under the spillway is unique, then blast back out to Bartlet dam road.
  8. fanatic291

    fanatic291 Desert Tortoise

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    Thanks for the advice. Is the spillway at horshoe dam not blocked off? That road looks like it would be gated.
  9. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    4:30?

    :snore
  10. fanatic291

    fanatic291 Desert Tortoise

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    I am a total early bird. I would rather watch the sunrise at 90 degrees than watch the sunset at 115.
  11. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    I like the mornings as well, especially in the summer time. The spillway is accessible to cross under the dam. Tight fit but not that tight.
  12. Biebs

    Biebs BMW Airhead

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    Crossing the spillway - with a Bike?? Small walkway under the damm not sure you can make the 90 degree turns with a bike??

    All that said if you go up Horseshoe Lake Rd - couple miles before you get to the Dam you can cross the Verde river - 2 crossing on shallow with lots of rocks, 2nd one is shorter but deeper. I have done it with a Honda XR250, Quads, Pickup truck. Nice ride to sheep's Bridge from there. Checkout the Hot spring under the bridge.

    Otherwise the 7 Springs route is very nice ride but a lot longer enjoy and get out there early as planned!!!!
  13. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Anyone have use for a Dunlop Geomax 51, 110/100 18, with 3 rides on it? It still has plenty of life. I just prefer trials tires on the rear.

    Also have an aluminum 6 ft long, 6 inch wide dirtbike ramp.

    Gotta get the garage clutter under control. Both free to a good home.
  14. 4play

    4play Next?

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    The walkway is no big deal, a 990 adventure has to work at it a bit, but it's doable. It's whole lot less work than an in to Sheeps & back out.
    You'd be welcome to follow Brad & I.

    Dibs on the ramp!
  15. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    From THIS Nightstalker Ride Report...a bit tight for a KLR...:lol3
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  16. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Wow, that was fast. Ramp is claimed. Tire still available.
  17. 4play

    4play Next?

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    I don't even get off the 450, just go as wide as you can & ease it around
  18. fanatic291

    fanatic291 Desert Tortoise

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    What time will you guys be leaving? I am a slow rider, so I don't want to hold you back, but my friend might be bailling on me.

    Thanks for the invite.
  19. 4play

    4play Next?

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    Let me talk to Brad, but I'm thinking 5AM start. The plan was to let Brad lead on his DR650 so he could keep out of the dust (medical reasons).
    I don't mind a little slow, but I wanna get out of there before we bake
  20. utefan

    utefan Been here awhile

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    Damn I wanted that ramp :cry:D

    I have no problem gettin my 650 around that corner either - can stay on the bike. By the way you guys are crazy - its gonna be HOT :lol3