Southwest Dual Sport Riders Club - Phoenix, AZ

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Chick4KLRs, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. AZ Mark

    AZ Mark Been here awhile

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    I'm kind of a loaner when exploring... But we'll get together sometime...

    I'm roughly working on a casual two day ride to Parker via 90% dirt from my door. Combining several of my short trips for one fun adventure, will likely invite some of the ADV group to join, once it comes together.

    There was a time where I would not have hesitated crossing the wood-bridge. Hell, I would not even have stopped to look it over, just plowed-on. But as I get older my "Sr. Senses" take over and... well you know the rest of the story... My wife really appreciates it when my Sr. Brain takes over my twenty-something thoughts! :wink:

    Glad you enjoyed the report,
    Mark
  2. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    In other news Kirt Caselli (riding Marc Coma's bike) scores a win in satge7. Go USA. That should pump me up for Sunday's ride:evil:rofl
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  3. Creeker747

    Creeker747 Been here awhile

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    VERY COOL!!!! :clap I am surprised Campell isn't doing better. I guess there's quite of difference from the Baja vs. Dakar. Did you see what happened to Kevin Muggleton? Check it out: http://dakar.redverz.com/
  4. Creeker747

    Creeker747 Been here awhile

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    DAKAR Special Report - Stage 7

    Death of the rider Thomas Bourgin

    Motorcycle rider no. 106 Thomas Bourgin (FRA) was the victim of a fatal traffic accident on the link route as he made his way to the start of the day's special stage..................(read more)

    http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2013/us/stage-7/special-release.html

    Our hearts go out to his family. :cry
  5. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    :eek1 He died on the way to the stage (liason section) image that, make u feel ur little safer during the race. Too young to die, R.I..P, T. Bourgin :cry,
  6. Stumpalump

    Stumpalump Been here awhile

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    I'm in. Who else?
  7. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    Me, 2Spot, MikeCaz and whoever decided to show up the last minute.:D
  8. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Only the strongest, toughest, riders will do this ride, unfortunately I am not one of them. Even too cold for this wimpy old guy:eek1 Have a great day:wink:
  9. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    Yes u are u just don't know it:gdog . We will get enough of hot days to ride...

    Thanks T. i hope to catch u on the next one soon.
  10. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    They are probably still out there froze solid in some canyon:eek1
  11. MikeCaz

    MikeCaz 2003 F650GS

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    I was all saddle up and ready to roll Saturday night, then I got a touch of the flew and hardly slept. I was fully dressed Sunday morning and had to give it up due to coughing! Hate when I don't get to ride on the weekend! Hope ya all had a safe one! I may do this ride next weekend if all goes as planned.

    MikeC
  12. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    :lol3 Almost frozen, it was only me, they stood me up :ddog but i don't blam no one for not riding today it was really freezing. I waited till 9:10am & took off for a spin in Buckhorn wash rd and come back to my truck ~12:30. When i left it was 27deg. :vardywhen i came back to my truck it was 42. Not the best day to ride unless ur paid to do it:rofl....
  13. Kevinsterner

    Kevinsterner Been here awhile

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    Glad you made the trip. I had no intentions on riding today, but I did mention it to my wife. I woke up at 7 am and we had no water do to frozen pipes. She said your not going riding until I have water. Well we got water at around 10. but like I said, I had no intention of riding today any way
  14. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Like I said only the toughest, strongest riders will do this ride:eek1 & I was right. Helmets off to Eddy:clap:clap
  15. Creeker747

    Creeker747 Been here awhile

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    I think I have found a guy who could ride with Eddy. Here's a pic of his last ride:

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/mYPp455HEmt6hQmmyPrCC3guWwCmxlPL_A0lhWqtwqg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2tkmXZENqZQ/UPQfP2OIXoI/AAAAAAAABGM/OiixtS-rAjk/s640/8374798971_c4c603cd82_b.jpg" height="480" width="640" /></a>
  16. Stumpalump

    Stumpalump Been here awhile

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    I had the same problem and we left the water running in the kitchen and bathroom. It thawed so last night I left it running harder and its still froze. I think it's getting colder than 27. And what freaking idiots in our government would let outside exposed plumbing pass for code! Dumb fucks. Arizona is a glorified Arkansas. I take that back. I lived in Arkansas and it had way better government.
  17. Yellowdatsun

    Yellowdatsun Adventurer

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    Just saw this thread on here. I apologize for not going back and reading a 559 pages, so if I say something dumb please forgive me.

    I recently picked up a low mile 2009 KLR650. Bone stock, and in great shape. I always wanted one since the new fairing came out in 2008, and the week before christmas, the stars aligned, and I stumbled on this one by accident.

    I used to have a 1998 that was all kitted out, back in the 2003-2005 era. Loved it, but had no one to ride with, so I sold it. Just after I sold it my buddy bought a Gen 1 KLR, and I've been kicking myself ever since then that I got rid of it. The bike had everything too, windshield, heated grips, for brace, Corbin dished seat, trunk, saddle racks and Covercraft bags, highway pegs, and all the maintenance items like the switch bypass, carb vent, and doohickey.

    Some items I will be doing on my Gen 2 bike, but for the time being at least I won't be going all out like the old one. I'm also afraid because this one is so pretty, not the tank like the old bike.

    Anyways, I've been looking to meet fellow riders, so hopefully me and my buddy (who thankfully still has his KLR) can join you guys either on a run or at the meeting spot.

    Also, we ride MX/trail bikes too, so is there anyone who also does that? I've got a CRF450X. Would be nice to find some MX riders as well. We're 38, and not pro's by any means, just want to have a good time.
  18. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    They're always guys that goes on good rides fitted for mid size enduro bike 450/650cc or so you just have to keep watching the forum now & then.

    For that matter u can always look up Nightstalker he's the coolest guy ever but his rides sucks:lol3:lol3, just jockin', he always throw single tracks ride, hard core exploring stuff or ride to this effect that mostly suited for smaller cc engines. If u commit for one of his ride then u must hit the gym a week before u go :rofl.
    Here his site too. NSRides.com
  19. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    Oh yeah that dude for BC, Canada, no thanks:lol3 i left that country 19 years ago never to go back:vardy. Brrrrrrrrrrrr. There's nothing like sunny AZ. :clap
  20. Yellowdatsun

    Yellowdatsun Adventurer

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    Thanks for the NS Rides link, I'll have to get ahold of those guys sometime. Looks like my kinds of places, and my kinds of bikes.