March 8-11, 2012 - Dual Sport Desert Daze

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by ravenranger, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    ACD,

    Yeah, I'm trying to decide if I should ride up Friday after work, and camp, or just head up early Saturday morning and only camp one night and head home Sunday afternoon.
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  2. George 99

    George 99 Been here awhile

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    The weather in Kingman has been great, have to believe it was even better down there. Sorry this got moved out to March as I'm gonna be on the way to Illinois (pre-Moonshine Lunch Run) while youse guys are playing in the desert. :(
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  3. dirtfarmerrich

    dirtfarmerrich Richard

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    I,ve got a couple of noob questions, never been to southern Arizona. How cold does it get overnight ? Do I need to bring a rainsuit ? I,ve got trials tires on my Husky , should I switch back to MX tires ?
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  4. ravenranger

    ravenranger rave

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    Some of the guys use trials tires and really like them for our terrain but it's up to you regarding your comfort level.

    Typically for March, highs are in the mid-60's whilst lows are in the mid-40's (about 10 degrees warmer than February). :clap

    It's a good idea to have a rain suit just in case, though it typically doesn't rain (although it could snow.....which is why we moved it to March this time around). :lol3
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  5. mntdawg

    mntdawg NOT FRAGILE OR GREEN

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    Here is a link to a bunch of rides I did last season in Cochise county. All of these rides are within reach of the ranch.
    http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15589236&postcount=22

    I've been working on some new stuff this year, so I am still juggling an itinerary for this years event.






    No, I do not have tracks for any of them.:jose
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  6. jsonder

    jsonder Tired Old Fart

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    :clap Putting the Adventure back in Adventure riding. :clap

    :lol3
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  7. D K

    D K Been here awhile

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    Looking forward to seeing you guys out there!


    David
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  8. ItsDoAble

    ItsDoAble Been here awhile

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    I'm in .. making reservations this morning. :D

    Too late to get a t-shirt?

    Have room for a bike in the back of the pickup if anyone needs one taken down from Colorado. Leaving 5th, starting back 12th.
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  9. D K

    D K Been here awhile

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    What's up people.

    Anyone heading out from the west coast?


    Either riding or trailering?


    D
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  10. ravenranger

    ravenranger rave

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    Only two more weeks!

    :clap
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  11. ItsDoAble

    ItsDoAble Been here awhile

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    Is an AZ offroad/OHV sticker (if there is such a thing) required for any of the rides if the bike is plated?
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  12. cms81586

    cms81586 Been here awhile

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    Any time you're traveling through State Trust Land you're "supposed" to have a OHV sticker.
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  13. George 99

    George 99 Been here awhile

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    Yes, even with a street license. Just confirmed that yesterday with the DMV.
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  14. Drizzt

    Drizzt Ranger

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    Just to clarify, if the motorcycle is intended to be street legal from the factory (like a klr650), then an OHV sticker is NOT needed to ride offroad. If the motorcycle was an offroad only bike from the factory (like an xr400), then you DO need the OHV sticker to ride offroad. (even if it's street legal)

    Now, on state trust land, you either need a state trust land permit, or the OHV sticker acts as that permit while you're riding your motorcycle.

    Now, the only thing I"m not sure about is if out of state riders need the ohv sticker. I'm pretty sure an officer wouldn't hassle you if you were out of state on the ohv sticker, but if you were riding in state trust land, you would need the permit/sticker.

    That being said, it's only a few days. The chances of running into an official in the middle of the desert is slim at best:1drink
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  15. wrongturn

    wrongturn Directionally challanged

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    Where would an out of stater get either a OHV sticker or a permit to ride state lands?
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  16. ItsDoAble

    ItsDoAble Been here awhile

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    Which rides on the schedule are on state trust lands? Just trying to :huh the risk...

    Did find a regs page (which I can't find this morning), that said other states OHV stickers are good for riding in AZ. From what I'm hearing, that would not cover for the state trust lands permit.

    Colorado's OHV expires on March 1st, and we can't renew until after that date. Then it can take up to a month to get the sticker in the mail (go figure).
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  17. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    Hajime (the better half) and I are looking forward to coming over for the ride. We hope to do some of this...:beer and some of this... :dg and hopefully not too much of this... :muutt
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  18. mntdawg

    mntdawg NOT FRAGILE OR GREEN

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  19. AZuwere

    AZuwere Been here awhile

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    Unless you are here for more than 30 days from out of state, you don't the OHV sticker. This from the state website http://www.azgfd.gov/outdoor_recreation/ohvFAQ.shtml#Are :


    Are there any OHV Decal exceptions -or- I'm from out-of-state do I need to purchase the OHV Decal?

    A person may operate an all-terrain vehicle or an off-highway vehicle in Arizona without an off-highway vehicle user indicia (OHV Decal) if any of the following applies:

    The person is participating in an off-highway special event.
    The person is operating an all-terrain vehicle or off-highway vehicle on private land.
    The person is loading or unloading an all-terrain vehicle or off-highway vehicle from a vehicle.
    During a period of emergency of if the operation is directed by a peace officer or other public authority.
    All of the following apply (For non-residents):
    The person is not a resident of Arizona. - and -
    The person owns the vehicle. - and -
    The vehicle diplays a current off-highway vehicle user indicia (sticker/decal) or registration (license plate) from the person's state of residency. - and -
    The vehicle is not in Arizona for more than thirty (30) consecutive days.
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  20. DesertDuster

    DesertDuster Old Pueblo Rider

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    What is the food situation like around the camp? Should I be packing everything in or is there a store close by?
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