Sheeps bridge Arizona

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Chuck az, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Chuck az

    Chuck az Been here awhile

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    I just acquired a 990 Adventure and wanted to stretch her legs and have my first dirt ride ever. About 11 miles in I figured it was not the brightest idea to go by myself in case something happened but no problems this time. There is some tricky parts in some washes and down to the dam but only stalled twice and did not drop her once. Beautiful day here for this ride.

    Horseshoe dam from the top
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    The way in
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    Secondary dam discharge
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    Sheeps Bridge

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    I walked up to the bridge and did not feel too confident in that climb since I was solo.

    For those of you that have not been here. It is a tight fit for a big bike
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    Glam shot
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    Last trick part up and out of the dam

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    Next time I will do the loop
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  2. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    First dirt ride ever:eek1 Chuck you are an ADV'er:clap
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  3. Chuck az

    Chuck az Been here awhile

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    I am under the impression this is an easy ride. I will not be doing much if any single track. Keeping the rubber side down is more fun than picking the beast up all day.
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  4. ALthe3rd

    ALthe3rd Kind of Gassy

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    I'm thinking the panniers on my KLR would have to come off if I were to try to make that 90 degree turn. Looks like an interesting area. Thanks for the pictures and congrats on the 990, it looks sweet.
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  5. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    If you want to do the loop go Seven Springs to Sheeps Bridge and go down the short piece of trail to where you bike is parked in the picture. The trail down has changed alot... we were there yesterday and it is pretty clear and smooth now. Some one did some work to clean it up.
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  6. azredline

    azredline Wobbly Adventurer

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    Way to go Chuck. We'll arrange a ride so you can complete the loop. Once you get up to the bridge, it is easy from there.
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  7. ducmons

    ducmons Been here awhile

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    WOW. Great first dirt ride! Wish my friend would agree that keeping it rubber side down is more fun than picking it up!
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  8. Kevinsterner

    Kevinsterner Been here awhile

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    You are correct going up that hill to the bridge is a bitch going up. Nice report.
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  9. Chuck az

    Chuck az Been here awhile

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    Glad I have agreement on that part up to the bridge. Makes me feel more confident going on a group ride. I figure some of you just hop skip and jump up terrain like that. It was thrilled I made in and out of the dam without incident.
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  10. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

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    That's very cool! Little passing, huh?
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  11. Kevinsterner

    Kevinsterner Been here awhile

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    Chuck, not sure I can ride with a buckeye fan. I am a hard core Husker. LOL
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  12. refokus

    refokus Just Learning

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    Chuck, for the first dirt ride I have to agree with AZTom. ADVer all the way :thumb

    We do this loop a couple times a year and we just did it a few weeks ago. It's always a fun loop.
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  13. refokus

    refokus Just Learning

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    Just pin it around the corners and rip the panniers off. It's a KLR not a Adventure bike...........














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  14. krautman

    krautman Been here awhile

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    I ve always wanted to ride this ! Where is it ?how acesseable ?
    ? How hard is this ride is it possible on an 1150 gs .
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  15. krautman

    krautman Been here awhile

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    Well anything is possible ! Is it doable alone on a GS?:D
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  16. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    Yes, it's very doable on an 1150. Easier going clockwise. Seven springs road to bloody basin to the bridge, then past chalk mountain and on to the damn.
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  17. Chuck az

    Chuck az Been here awhile

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    I would say the hardest part which is not to hard is dragging the bike around the corners of the dam. If you have a GSA it may be tight.
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