PHX - Dual Sport Trail Talk Ride - Saturday April 20th

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Nightstalker, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Big bike friendly ride on 7 Springs and Bloody Basin roads with Jeff from Arizona State Parks.

    We will be meeting on Saturday April 20th at the McDonalds at Tatum and Cave Creek road at 8:00 AM. That should give you enough time to grab a snack and hit the restroom.

    We will be leaving McDonalds at 8:30 and heading up 7 Springs Road and Bloody Basin Road. Jeff will giving Trail Talks at a number of stops along the way.

    Once at I-17 I will be returning to Phoenix via some more easy dirt roads through Bumble Bee and Black Canyon City. Anyone wanting to make a whole day out of the event can continue to Crown King. Anyone short on time can just hightail it back to Phoenix on I-17.

    This will be a great ride for those new to Adventure riding with a desire to learn more about Arizona's rich history! All the dirt roads on this route are bladed and graded and generally kept in good condition.
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  2. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Somebody take notes! :lol3 I'm curious about the history of those areas.

    If you take Maggie Mine Rd. there are some spots that can be surprising at speed. It's not that rough or technical, it just has some "gotcha" spots if you're not careful. We ended up hitting a big hole while riding 2-up a couple weeks ago and really bottomed the 990 hard.
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  3. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    It's possible that I could make this ride. Always interesting to hear the history of the areas we ride. Looking for the parts to come in and then get the bike running. I hope I remember how to put it all back together...........:eek1
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  4. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    I will plan on this as well but might take a side trip to Sheeps bridge at the fork.


    Bill
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  5. kbblue

    kbblue mmmm... dirt...

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    Any optional NS side loops planned? :eek1 :rofl

    I'd be there if I wasn't here! One of my favorite easy day ds loops when I was in the valley.
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  6. nwemerys

    nwemerys Been here awhile

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    Just relocated to Scottsdale this week, and would love to join this ride. Sounds like fun...
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  7. PoDawg

    PoDawg n00b

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    I have been lurking for a couple months and would now like to join in on a ride. What is the estimated mileage from the start of seven springs road to I-17
    Thanks!
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  8. azgary

    azgary Adventurer

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    Sounds like a great time.
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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    It's about 70 miles from McDonald's to I-17.
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  10. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    They don't get much smoother than these roads.... :clap
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  11. Kevinsterner

    Kevinsterner Been here awhile

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    I might make this. I probably will go over sheeps crossing bridge an horseshoe dam. I have a 120 mile max range and my 250 L and I am not a fan of the interstate.
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  12. Mil T

    Mil T Been here awhile

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    Hey Terry.
    You mind if I come along and run in the back with my truck? I promise not to run anyone over.
    Mil T
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  13. bhorocks

    bhorocks Been here awhile

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    Is this just a show up thing? Made some changes to the bike and need something close to try it out on... Maybe in...
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  14. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Mil, I don't have a problem with your driving along.

    BHO - it's a show and go!
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  15. JayHawk

    JayHawk Grandpa to 3

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    I'm in.
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  16. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Should be great morning temps tomorrow! Don't forget to bring water and to stay hydrated!

    Hey Jeff, any preview to where we'll be stopping tomorrow?? Am I going to need to bring my hiking boots along?
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  17. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    I'm about to put on a chain so I hope to make this one in am...
    I think I know where to meet so if you see a 990 with VA plates that appears lost throw me the salute........:lol3
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  18. bhorocks

    bhorocks Been here awhile

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    Im going to meet up at the trail. At the village coffee shop now.

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  19. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Sorry we missed you BHO.

    We had 12 bikes and 13 riders today! Total fun. Jeff and Tom did a little swimming at 7 Springs and Jeff had a slight equipment failure. Other than that, awesome ride today everyone!!

    Terry
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  20. bhorocks

    bhorocks Been here awhile

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    Not sure how we missed you. Hooked up with refokus and rode out to the t with him. I proceeded to i17 and got a flat (repaired as I carry the proper equipment) while he went back to cave creek.

    We waited around till 930 at the trail head then decided to take off.

    Next time.
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