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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    I think you can load Topo on a Nuvi and choose to enable that map like on other Garmin units. They are limited in their track, waypoint and routing capabilities compared to the trail units. What bike do you plan to ride and on what route (A,B,C), Viper05?
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  2. viper05

    viper05 Been here awhile

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    Thx Yardstick, I was planning on the KTM and route B.
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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I wouldn't recommend a street model. My experience is that they don't play well with saved tracks.

    Get one of the hiking models and Mapsource topo. You'll have to spend some time to figure out how to upload/download tracks, but you'll be on the same page as everyone else.

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  4. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    2nd that opinion. Sportmans Warehouse had a 62C on sale for $219 and I bought a used Oregon 450 for $180 on Fleabay.
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  5. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Speaking of the Oregon 450, I've been compiling custom maps to use from the published forest service maps on this unit. They are KMZ files and work great on the 450. If anyone here wants these files PM me and I can email them to you. So far I've put together most of the Coronado National Forest maps and some of the lower portion of the Tonto Forest maps (Rolls, Bulldog Canyon, Queen Valley & Pinal Peak).

    They look like this on the unit.

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    I can work on putting together a KMZ file for the Prescott national forest when I find it. Having a unit that accepts custom maps is feakin' awesome!
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  6. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Nice! I have been putting the trails I want on the unit as tracks so it's less cluttered, but I like that! I have the KML files for PNF.
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  7. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    This is exactly why I don't like topo maps. It clutters the shit out of the screen. I rather have no maps and clean tracks than topo. I haven't checked out birdseye view which looks to be a sweet feature but it bogs the unit down and it's not free. I like free, so downloading these maps from the forest service is a close second. :D

    sorry for the threadjack.
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  8. strappyman

    strappyman Been here awhile

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    viper05 Been here awhile

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    strappyman Been here awhile

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    viper05 Been here awhile

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  12. phxman

    phxman "Rocks are my Friends"

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    Just a quick reminder that the entry free increases by $10 starting at midnight tonight. We still have room but it is filling up fast so don't wait too long to get registered.
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  13. F_G

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    Another update on accomodations. There is plenty of tent camping at the Elks club and we will have port-a-johns on-site. Also, there is a limited amount of dry camping available, probably enough for 10 rigs if we position carefully, unfortunately no way to facilitate reservations so it will be on a first come first served basis. Tent and dry camping is a $10 a night donation to the Elks.
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  14. InTheLoo

    InTheLoo Adventurer

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    Believe it or not, this is an honest question:
    How doable are the B routes on a 1050cc dirt tracker with a skilled rider? The videos give some prospective but it's tough to tell steepness of grades, size of rocks, clearance of the sump, etc. :eek1
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  15. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    There was a rider one year who did the "a" loop on a BMW 1200. If you are skilled as you say, it should be fine. Most folks wouldn't do it.
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  16. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    I think Don made the A loop a little tougher this year...it isn't that I don't think a skilled rider couldn't do it on a big bike...but I would bet there would be damage (as was suffered by the R1200GSA rider) and...it would be a LONG day.
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  17. InTheLoo

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    Oh, it's not me. I'm not that mental! Nor skilled.

    Am I correct in understanding that Sunday's A and B routes are mostly the same tracks? So there's basically only two options for Sunday; C and A/B?
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  18. ewilly

    ewilly Been here awhile

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    I think the deciding factors for me regarding the B loop decision comes down to these questions?

    1. Will there be overhanging brush and branches on the trail that would damage the windscreen ?

    2. Will there be UP/OVER logs to cross without ramps?

    Any input would be appreciated. I am riding F800GS.

    I have one friend who says not real doable and the other I ride with regularly that says no problem. Turning the pig around on a sketchy is not a viable option without 3 or 4 men either.
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  19. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    I have been on part of the A loop and I wouldn't even consider an 800 on some of it, but you are a much better rider than I will ever be. Hell, some of the A loop is miserable on the small bike for me.

    I am sure some of the other riders will chime in on this question. Good Luck, I will see you in Prescott.

    Yes and Yes to questions 1 & 2. Maybe more logs now than two months ago. Maybe not........
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  20. F_G

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    The Saturday B loop has a bypass around the singletrack on the way to Crown King. There is a short section of singletrack on the second half you have to do, but it is short, fun and pretty easy.
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