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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    I am waiting for the bruise on my leg to color up a little better and then we will see about style points. My boots took the brunt of the laydown, so that was good.

    I thought I would be a lot more embarrassed, but it was easy to brush it off and keep riding. All part of the experience.
  2. 4play

    4play Next?

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    We all fall, that's why we dress funny, we ride knowing gravity will win occaisionally.
    Wearing good gear can make the lessons less painfull.
  3. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    I dress funny because it pisses my wife off.
  4. azredline

    azredline Wobbly Adventurer

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    Maybe she wouldn't be so mad if you would stop wearing her cloths...
  5. 7164

    7164 1 above potato patch

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    Ahh crap, sorry to hear you banged up your leg.....glad you had the boots on!
  6. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    ZING!

    :rofl
  7. fanatic291

    fanatic291 Desert Tortoise

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    I am thinking about riding up 4 peaks road and returning through Apache trail on the 4th of July.

    I want to leave super early again... between 4:30-5:00. The temps worked out great at sheeps bridge last Saturday.

    The Desert Tortoise will be riding an average of 30 mph, so the fast riders will have plenty of time to take pictures along the way.


    Let me know if anyone is interested.

    Aaron
  8. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Unless, we(me) are just unlucky. No I don't buy lottery tickets either. :cry
  9. MrGoldfish

    MrGoldfish Been here awhile

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    I'm going to be on my own ride that day! :clap Check out my ride report if you get the chance.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=895265

    Have fun though. That's a great ride.
  10. 4play

    4play Next?

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    Yeah you had some damage, but you were pretty certain that neck brace allowed it to be a rescue, instead of just recovering the body. Looking at the helmet & the neck brace it definately was limiting how far your head moved. I'm still considering one..
  11. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    Hey all,

    I am going to ride up to Eager Via the Salt river canyon and come back Sunday on the devils highway after going through Blue. I will also try and work in some easy dirt along the way. If anyone would like to join in let me know and we can work out all the details. Time to get out of the heat if just for little while.


    Bill
  12. WantToRideMoar

    WantToRideMoar Been here awhile

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    Interested.

    I live at Val Vista and US 60.

    Definitely not a super-experienced offroader. I've got a grand total of about 150-200 miles offroad under my belt. Easy stuff, just dirt roads basically.

    What time you anticipate being back in town?
  13. fanatic291

    fanatic291 Desert Tortoise

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    The ride is 100 miles. I would think it would take 4 hrs on the conservative side.

    If we leave early we could be back by 8:30 or 9:00.

    This trail was easier for me than Sheeps Bride, because the road did not seem as slippery. The dirt is a lot different. There is not as many sections of the decomposed granite, so my Shinko 705's gripped better.
  14. WantToRideMoar

    WantToRideMoar Been here awhile

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    All set. New rear tire on the bike, I'll break it in tonight and make sure it's keeping pressure and not likely to fly off mid-trail or anything.:rofl

    See you tomorrow.
  15. fanatic291

    fanatic291 Desert Tortoise

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    Sounds good. Looks like the weather will be perfect AZ weather...Warm and Sunny at 5 in the morning.
  16. CrownRoyal

    CrownRoyal Been here awhile

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    Fanatic291- im interested in joining you tomorrow. Where are you guys going to be meeting up? I live at Gilbert rd and the 60.

    You can call me when ever at 623-3-3-0- 0 4 1 7 :wink:
    PM sent.
  17. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Who's nuking posts.....:lol3

  18. fanatic291

    fanatic291 Desert Tortoise

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    How did you get the picture to show. It is x'd on my screen, so I nuked it...Now you get to show it?

    Being a noob is so awesome.
  19. fanatic291

    fanatic291 Desert Tortoise

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    If this picture posts...This was the 4 peaks ride from this morning. 120 miles round trip. WantToRideMoar and I met in mesa and we joined up with Rickcool72 at the top of 4 peaks.

    I think it rained a little last night, because the dust was almost nonexistent. We had a really good time.

    [​IMG]
  20. fanatic291

    fanatic291 Desert Tortoise

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    Is there a magic geni that I need to pay off for the pictures to work. Will someone link me to a thread, so I can figure this out?

    Here is the link to the pics of our ride.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fanatic291/