PHX - Baja in AZ Dualsport Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, May 9, 2011.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Every year Arizona Trail Riders sends a contingent to ride Baja, Mexico. This year's ride was cancelled. EsconDeasy put together an excellent 3 day dualsport ride to mimic the Baja riding conditions. Never having been to Baja, I can't comment on how closely it matches, but it was a most excellent ride none the less.

    We had 14 ATR riders and our man Sully in the chase truck/trailer. The start was at the Arrowhead in Congress.

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    They opened early to serve us breakfast.

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    Gearing up for the ride.

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    A dusty start to the day.

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    Some blacktop on the way to Bagdad.

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    Rendezvous with the chase truck.

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Water crossing near the MASSIVE Bagdad mine.

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Heading to Wikieup.

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    EsconDeasy claims he was knocked over by a roadrunner.

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    Back on the trail.

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    Road side attraction.

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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Switchback.

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    Fuel stop in Wikieup.

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    PHXMAN at the chase trailer.

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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Some more high speed dusty roads.

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    Sweet 2 track.

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    Back on the bladed/graded.

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Moss Wash OHV Trail.

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    Negotiating a cliff drop.

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    Steve L.

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    Paul

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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Break time.

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    At the Gold King Mansion.

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  10. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    On to the long, steep, climb to the top. EsconDeasy.

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    PHXMAN

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    View from the top.

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    Marshall points to the trail marker we just completed.

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    Heading for Kingman, AZ.

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    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Checked in at the Motel 6.

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    We took the train to dinner.

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    Good times at dinner!

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    We are known to be great tippers!

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    The train was pretty scary on the way back to the motel.

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    The bikes were all tucked in for a good night sleep.

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  13. Nightstalker

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    That concludes day 1. Much more to come!!
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    Can't wait to see day 2.

    When I grow up I want to be like you guys :D
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  15. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Your favorite band sucks

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    Nice NightStalker, as usual. Thanks.:D
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  16. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Day 2 begins with breakfast at the restaurant next to the motel.

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    Geared up.

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    EsconDeasy had a shortcut across the interstate.

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    Ken got some barbed wire stuck in his wheel.

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  17. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Riding Historic Route 66.

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    Hung out at Cool Springs for a bit.

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    Heading to Oatman.

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  18. Nightstalker

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    Pulling into Oatman.

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    Nightstalker rolls in.

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    Oatman draws in the crowds.

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    Donkey from Shrek was there. He wouldn't shut up.

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    We finished with some tasty treats.

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  19. GratefulKicks

    GratefulKicks Been here awhile

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    great post. looks like a great ride with great fiends
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  20. DocAxeYarYar

    DocAxeYarYar RideDualSport.com

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    Nice route! Some of those steep rocky climbs look intense, seems everyone made it! Like the pic of the old King Gold mansion very cool! Looking forward to more pics thanks!!

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