Next in the BDR series - AZBDR

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by eakins, May 8, 2013.

  1. CapeMan

    CapeMan Dirt Duffer

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    Fr300 was closed going east. Fr95 was closed. We just turned around and backtracked on Fr300 until we got to Fr141, then north to Az87, which we took past Clints Well to Fr211. We had an appointment with some bad road/rock garden (Fr82) north of Long Lake. And so it was ... http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/prescott-az-riders.1037303/page-40#post-32499123.
  2. DolphinJohn

    DolphinJohn Caveman

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    Just started the Rim Road and there was a sign saying no access to Knoll Lake. So we decided to just take the pavement to Payson like I mentioned earlier.
  3. DolphinJohn

    DolphinJohn Caveman

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    Yeah, FR82 was a long slow rock crawling adventure in my Tacoma!! At least I finally justified all the farkles on it lol. The lift and big mud tires helped a lot but it was just slow going. I kept imagining what it would be like on my F800, and wishing I was on my 300!!

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  4. Zahnarzt

    Zahnarzt Been here awhile

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    I want to extend an invitation to any AZBDR travelers to stay at my place.
    I live about 2 miles from the southern start point and am willing to let riders pitch a tent or stay in the RV before your journey.
    If you are riding North to South. You are welcome as well to relax for a while before your next leg.
    I have a garage and tools and always have cold drinks.

    Look me up on tent space if interested.

    Z
  5. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    Isn't this the start of every horror movie...:lol3:rofl:jack
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  6. DOD

    DOD idiot dirt rider

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    :lol3

    Happy 4th Y'all!

    -dod
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  7. Zahnarzt

    Zahnarzt Been here awhile

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    I have references I swear.....:beer
  8. tapike

    tapike Adventurer

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    Hey team. Looking to run the AZDR with a couple buds first week of October. We are looking to catch it up in the middle of leg 3 and then north to the border - yah yah... turns out we still have jobs and 4-5 days is about as much as we can afford to get away. With that question for the team: I downloaded the GPX from the website but stages 4 and 5 were missing. Anyone have those and willing to share? Yes, contacting the BDR team but thought I would ask here as well. Thanks!!
  9. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer

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    I just downloaded them to take a look. The whole thing is there.. mexico to Utah

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  10. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Long timer

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    I'm here in Tucson. I may be interested in doing part of the ride with you. Have a 950 SE and 350 XCFW. No camping gear though. I have all the route in my Garmin. I've heard there are some roads/trails that are no longer open. Check out the Tucson thread and you might be able to find out details on it. I've only been here a couple of months. (In Tucson)
  11. tapike

    tapike Adventurer

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    Todd-
    thanks for checking. Yah, I got a bunch of files off it but those two were not there. i'll try to download again then. thanks.
    -Todd
  12. tapike

    tapike Adventurer

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    G&C - Umm sure. Let's talk it out. Feel free to PM me on it and we'll see what we can do. Our week is 2-7 OCT. Riding down from PHX to Hayden (?!) to intercept section 3 and head north on the trails from there.

    I'll be on my 1190, my bud riding my WR250R and my other bud will be on his GS or his 350XCFW - probably the small bike. thanks for the heads up on the trails and the local locaish to check the updates. Guy riding my bike has limited recent offroad experience - hence the little bike. Bud #2 and I have ridden SD2LV (400mi offroad) and SD2Reno and back (900+ miles each way) offroad (mostly - like 75+%). So I feel like the two of us are pretty experienced.

    Like I said, we can talk the rest out over PM to save the rest of the group here from reading our back and forth. Thanks!
  13. tapike

    tapike Adventurer

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    For the group and for the AZBDR-experienced riders - I'm expecting to clear about 200mi a day. I know the BDR guys look like they try to limit it to about 150 on average. What is the average daily miles covered and with that, how many hours a day were you riding? As mentioned above, I've done a couple self-guided overland runs and we were clearing about 225/day - though some days were long and we were honestly going faster than we probably should have been. Any thoughts, info, inputs, and/or links would be greatly appreciated. All the best.
  14. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    It all depends on the rider of course but IMO 95% of this route is very easy. If you're booking it , which can be done in a lot of the sections, you can cover those 200 miles rather easily.

    but that sort of defeats the purpose of riding this stuff doesn't it?
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  15. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    I find our group of typically 10 guys can cover 180-225 miles of adventure riding in a day without booking it. I am 71 years old . I don't camp and I'm sure that helps both in setup/tear down time and carrying a lighter load. Also not having a sit down lunch helps a lot. There are usually lots of easy dirt and paved sections in the course of a day where you can easily and safely go 50 - 60 mph and chew up a lot of miles and still have time to enjoy the harder sections and take several photo breaks.

    The 180 - 225 mile days are what I shoot for when planning trips. But I don't mind the 150 miles days anymore.
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  16. Dan Diego

    Dan Diego Long timer

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    Going too fast could cause grief (it did during my AZBDR ride) and you'll miss the beautiful route that you're actually there to see. The scenery is one of the absolute best parts of the ride.

    Having said that, if you just want to check a box and don't have much time, you can absolutely Iron Butt it through most of the route.
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  17. tapike

    tapike Adventurer

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    Dan Diego/WBBNM - thanks for the injects. yah no doubt. Just trying to get a feel for the course and what the actual effort/trails look like. I fig since the BDR guys are mostly on big bikes - it's probably mostly fire roads. and yah... stop to smell the roses - totally get it. We just have a limited time so just adding to my planning. again, thanks!!
  18. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    Cherry Creek is still torn up. If your on big bikes you will need to be on your game to get through there unscathed.
  19. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Long timer

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    The from a few years ago looked pretty rocky in a few sections. And then there's some soft sand. Casabel Rd had some tricky wash crossings a few weeks ago
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  20. bajasam

    bajasam Been here awhile

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    hard to imagine not wanting to stop and check out views and cool points of interest etc