East of Phoenix Rider's Group

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

  1. NomorBills

    NomorBills WesternExplorer

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    Apache Tr is closed around the Switchbacks for repairs till the end of Jan..

    You can go out to a few miles into the dirt.

    azgsgirl; The only single track area close to the east side would be Bulldog canyon or Rolls Area.
  2. BBGS

    BBGS East Coaster

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    http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/local/article_5f34a032-f0cc-11df-9d41-001cc4c002e0.html

    Hope this links, trail news.

    Who ever goes thru , let us know if its still passible via bike.

    Thanks

    Happy T Day
  3. sonoran

    sonoran Making ADV great again

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    Plenty of great singletrack at Sycamore Creek. Note that lower Sycamore is rife with quadtards so better to head farther up 87 and stage from the cattleguard location (across from 4 peaks rd.) or ride upper Sycamore trails staging from Mesquite Wash.

    Lots of challenging trails, if you are not familiar then best to bring a friend.
  4. sonoran

    sonoran Making ADV great again

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    Geez we're dead already?
  5. fly-n-ride

    fly-n-ride Adventurer

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    What is AARG in Death Valley at the end of January?
  6. NomorBills

    NomorBills WesternExplorer

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    jan 27 thru This "un-rally" has become a sort of tradition amongst regional adventure and dual sport riders. There is no organization, no rally master, no meals, meetings, or raffles. In fact, this sort of thing would sort of be against park service rules, so the fact that a bunch of dual sports show up the same weekend is actually a "coincidence". Get my drift?
    http://www.meetup.com/ADVENTURERIDERS/calendar/15176327/
  7. fly-n-ride

    fly-n-ride Adventurer

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    Was in Death Valley last March and then again May. January sounds like a good time to go again.
  8. NomorBills

    NomorBills WesternExplorer

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    I have a site reserved at Furnace Creek and plan to take my toyhauler as I expect it will be cold.
    I am looking for someone or poss 2 to help with fuel. Sleeps 3 very well and can get 3 or 4 bikes in.

    Think I will take the KLR.
  9. azweasie

    azweasie Been here awhile

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    :clap i got the job!!! im not starting till after the new year sometme .ill be in the valley on sundays and mondays because my ol'lady cant move for at least a year. so ill be down for some weekend rides .
  10. NomorBills

    NomorBills WesternExplorer

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    Congratulations on the job. I like Flag alot but too cold for me in the winter. I will come up and ride with you after the thaw.
  11. NomorBills

    NomorBills WesternExplorer

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    Thursday-home Monday
  12. NomorBills

    NomorBills WesternExplorer

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    Your in!
  13. bent forks

    bent forks Been here awhile

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    is nobody riding east of Phoenix
  14. azweasie

    azweasie Been here awhile

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    :huh somebody round here tried to organize the east vally but nobodys schedules mesh too well :csm. so its best to post up where and when your going , most likely somebody will join you
  15. NomorBills

    NomorBills WesternExplorer

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    Bentforks, What do you ride and what type riding do you do?

    I did the easyway to CrownKing a few weekends ago with some east, north & west siders.

    Most of the east guys where big bike but some have small as well. I sold my KLR and picked up an older 300 smoker that is in pieces till next week. The V-Strom is ready to go so I am willing to do something this Sat or Sun.

    There is a big bike friendly but challenging ride on the west side to Painted Desert Dam. I haven't decided if I want to do it yet. All depends on the weather. The Vee don't like mud.
  16. BIG-E

    BIG-E AKA; Mongo-E

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    Neither does my 990, but he is all better now!

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    Come on out and ride with us, it will be big FUN!!

    Take care Everyone!
  17. DADODIRT

    DADODIRT Long timer

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    I'm heading for some sun next week.
    Looking for a place to leave a truck/trailer near Globe and tour for 5 days on the GS.
    TIA
  18. azgsgirl

    azgsgirl Been here awhile

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    Another week comes and goes, and I'd like to go riding dirt on Saturday morning (well, maybe not tomorrow as it's supposed to rain). I mean, motorbike dirt, not mountain biking as I have lately. The trouble is, I never know what I really want to do until the last minute. On Saturday mornings I wake up and want to ride my dirt bike, but haven't planned a meet-up.

    I was wondering if anyone else out there is like me, kind of spontaneous and not able to plan more than five minutes ahead of time, but still want to find people to ride with once in a while. I like moderately technical riding, but want to improve my skills. I do not ride fast. I have a small but street-legal Yamaha dirt bike (225).

    I was thinking maybe if a group of us from the East Valley met up for coffee or something, exchanged info., talked a little so we could see if any of us were compatible riders, etc. I know some of you have been trying to set up a meeting, maybe we could do that sometime? I've been watching this thread and hoping there would be a post about that.

    Just an idea. Thanks for listening.

    - Jo
  19. NomorBills

    NomorBills WesternExplorer

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    There are many days that I find I have the time but no plans. Like this weekend. If the rain is gone by tommarrow I am up to going somewhere. I only have the Vee now as the 300 is not for street.

    Lets meet at Dunkin Donuts on Arizona & Warner 8AM.
  20. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    i think that farmhouse you had us meet at that one time would be perfect for this, jo. coffee, food, east side, what else do you need?!