1. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Leaving at dawn tomorrow approx.500 miles, two days. Over night in Laughlin, should be having a cold beer by 3:00pm, Friday into CA & back through Parker. Long, hot , dusty, rocky, sandy ride. If this sounds inviting to you come along:D
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  2. DOD

    DOD idiot dirt rider

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    Sounds awesome. Wish I could get away.

    Have fun, ride safe

    -dod
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  3. DurtKlod

    DurtKlod Long timer

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    Just spoke with Tom's significant other and she reports that he made it all the way to Laughlin today.
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  4. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    I've got good news & bad news. The good news is I have a great ride figured out to get to Laughlin. The bad is I went out at 5:45 this am with just a short sleeve T shirt & jersey on & was sweating before I got the bike loaded soooo, got my kicks on Route 66, Williamson Valley & home. My planned loop was west on Mojave Trail, then south & east & would have put me in Parker around 3:00 & forecast was 103:eek1 No way I could carry enough water to do it all. About a month early, next month no problem.

    Tom, thanks for looking out for old Tom:D

    PS. Roger Razor, probably best you did not go as today was mostly slab. Will do again.
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  5. AZ TOM

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    A few pics. Thought I would blaze down Camp Wood road to Bagdad but a few changes in landscape.
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    On to Burro Creek & Upper Trout Creek. Very long & remote & fun.
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    Some challenging trails from this point on but then again every trail at my age is challenging:eek1
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    If you go straight here I think it goes out to Wikiup? But you miss all the fun:D
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    Dumps out on 93 & less than a mile below where you head northwest on CR129 Cane Springs the DW Ranch Rd to just out side Kingman.
    Destination Completed. Envious Harley guys I'm sure when they saw this beauty parked next to them.:D:D Shower & beer time:clap:freaky

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    Heading home on Williamson Valley RD. Great ride will complete next time.
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    About 425 miles total
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  6. DurtKlod

    DurtKlod Long timer

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    Great stuff Tom. It's been a long time since I've been through Camp Wood. My Dad and I used to ride up to Camp Wood and back on bicycles from our ranch just south of there when I was a kid. Good to see your back home safe and sound. I need to get out that way and check out Burro Creek. Maybe a day excursion? out and back?
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  7. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Could be an out & back in a day for sure.
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  8. AZ Mark

    AZ Mark Long timer

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    Hey Tom....
    I have been out of the state for a while... Back now for a few weeks and can't believe how green everything is. Desert, high-country, even the Rez is Green Green Green. Should make for some excellent adventures this fall.
    I promise we'll do some riding soon!
    However for the next three weeks I'm busier than a puppy with two peckers... :lol3
    Thanks for the pic's.
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  9. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Let's do it. The days they are getting shorter:wink:
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  10. DurtKlod

    DurtKlod Long timer

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    ... but also cooler!
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  11. Kevinsterner

    Kevinsterner Been here awhile

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    Tom, you are a true iron man. Very cool ride report. By the way, win any money?
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  12. fltplan

    fltplan Just toolin around

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    I'm planning on a few of those trails heading towards Prescott next month. Hopefully, it will dry out a little by then. I've never seen Camp Wood road that wet. Actually, that's the exact route I was planning on when I leave Prescott. Wanted to stop by Kingman Airport before heading south on the 93. Excellent.
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  13. fltplan

    fltplan Just toolin around

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    Tom, read your post in my post regarding a route from Alamo to Baghdad. So, do you know if Burro Creek runs into gates prior to reaching Baghdad from the west?

    If so, the best way would be the way you just went, out Williamson Valley Road correct?
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  14. AZ TOM

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    These are low budget rides, rooms $17, so don't usually play much if any. A couple beers & eats while watching the games on TV in the Boiler Room. My biggest gamble is riding there:D
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  15. AZ TOM

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    I see what you are saying. It looks like there is a trail out of Bagdad heading west that intersects Burro Creek but have not found it yet. Coming from the north I would follow Burro Creek south to 97 then east to 96 & north into Bagdad.
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  16. Kevinsterner

    Kevinsterner Been here awhile

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    Not only an iron man but a smart one also
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  17. 2 SPOT

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    hey tom, been watching your posts and things havent lined up with other plans i already have/had. but i will be joining you for a ride here soon. love the stuff your doing and at $17 i think i can get a room instead of the dirt floor under a mesquite bush:wink:

    i am curious about that nuvi, is it just a cheapo car type? doesnt look like it has topo or anything. i'd like to get a gps and if that nuvi is showing most of the dirt rds i think i'll go that route on craigslist for $30 see them all the time, pretty much disposable at that price.
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  18. AZ TOM

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    $17 dollar room is my idea of camping:D The nuvi is a 1350 with 5 inch screen, a must for my less than sharp vision. You can load route's & way points into it. No matter how hard I try to get lost it always gets me out. Not nearly as sophisticated as many of the more expensive GPS's out there but then again neither am I:D Feel free to join in any time.
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  19. DR650SEDDY

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    I got this one with 8GB memory card more than enough.
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    BTW Tom great ride...:freaky
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  20. viper05

    viper05 Been here awhile

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    Are you able to load your dual sport dirt/back roads and trails into it? Is it capable of finding and planning tracks using forest service roads and the like? I know nothing about GPS's and am looking for a good value one I can use for my dual sport back country riding.
    Thx,
    Tom
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