PHX - Oct 26 & 27 Howlin' at the Moon Dualsport Prescott

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Nightstalker, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Those are some really great "A" trails! I hope people take that rating seriously. There will be some serious bottlenecks if someone gets stuck on those. And hopefully we don't see people digging holes if they do get stuck!
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  2. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    I am definitely taking the rating seriously and will be avoiding some of these trails. Unless I can get Yardstick to follow me.........:rofland no passing!:lol3
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  3. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    With my back the way it is, you're probably going to be faster than me anyway! :lol3
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  4. Low-N-Slow

    Low-N-Slow Scootin & Movin!!

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    I rode the H@M last year and had a ball, now I can't miss this one...I have wanted to ride around Prescott for the longest time. All signed up, now to just get a new tire and im ready to ride!!:clap
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  5. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    I thought trials tires were mandatory on Don's "A" Loops! :lol3
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  6. viper05

    viper05 Been here awhile

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    Question, I have never been on one of these and I see in the site reference to Roll Chart, and GPS Track logs. Do I need a GPS or Roll Chart Holder or can I just show up and follow the crowd?
    Thx
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  7. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    it's been my experience that you can join up with another group no problem. very friendly people that show up to these events.
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  8. redeye-az

    redeye-az Been here awhile

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    +1
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  9. viper05

    viper05 Been here awhile

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    Great! I will do that.
    Thank you.
    Tom
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  10. Kyron

    Kyron Oncler Inds

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    You should have at least the roll chart and holder..... why wouldn't you want to be self sufficient ?
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  11. viper05

    viper05 Been here awhile

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    Well my thoughts were since I have not ridden for quite some time until this year and didn't want to split my concentration perhaps I could drop in with some riders who have done this a few times and tag along. Also with the price of this excursion for registration, hotel, fuel etc at $300 and climbing I was hoping not to add another "only used once" trinket to the pile in the garage. But you make a good point and have me thinking.
    Thx,
    Tom
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  12. Yardstick

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    If you don't already have a GPS, I'd suggest going that route rather than the roll chart and holder. You'll probably use a GPS again and again -if you aren't already. There aren't a lot of opportunities (I find) to use a roll chart holder.
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  13. fuggy

    fuggy Canyon Explorer

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    Riding with no GPS and Roll-Chart is fun! Where is your sense of Adventure people? :D

    Use your ears and eyes to navigate. If you get dropped wait for the next group. If you find yourself off the front, make a skid mark at each turn so others can follow you(off a cliff).

    If all else fails and you get lost....Sit Tight & Don't Panic! The good old guys from the ATR Club will find you.....eventually. :lol3
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  14. OldtimerTC

    OldtimerTC Been here awhile

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    +1.

    I to think riding with a Roll chart is super fun, and it reminds me of the good old days....before GPS. :clap
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  15. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    I'd really like to go to this ride....anybody passing thru Maricopa that could
    give me and/or my bike a lift to Prescott?

    :ear
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  16. F_G

    F_G new2ds

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    I agree, Roll-Chart and no GPS is definitely more fun. Adds a whole different flavor to navigating if you've never done it before.
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  17. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Jeesh man, just get on your bike and ride up there it's not like your coming in from California. :clap
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  18. strappyman

    strappyman Been here awhile

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    +1

    You don't need a top of the line GPS. There are plenty of inexpensive models that work great. A roll chart may be fun and nostalgic but it most likely won't get used more than once a year. I use my GPS every single time I ride and have found it to be an invaluable riding tool.
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  19. viper05

    viper05 Been here awhile

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    I am leaning toward doing just that. After searching the board I am looking at a Garmin 2555LM with a Ram Aqua Box and mount. If there is a better option please let me know.
    Thx
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  20. strappyman

    strappyman Been here awhile

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    Don't know anything about those. I've always wondered how compatible those type are for off road and how durable they are.
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