2 Dirtbags do Northern AZ & Southern UT

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Eastbay Dirtbag, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. DirtyBird

    DirtyBird Adventurer

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    Thanks for all your hard work writing your RR. It is a gift that keeps on giving, especially for all us virus homebound dreamers.
  2. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    Just stumbled across this thread and have thoroughly enjoyed the first page, looking forward to reading the rest. Really cool that you guys do this together.

    Riding southern Utah is on my bucket list, it's great that you guys started in AZ and made your way north. Looks like you're traveling light and doing hotels every night? Do you have camp gear if you end up getting stuck out in the desert?

    Great shots of the Gila Monster in one of your posts, crazy to run across one of those when out riding :thumb :thumb
  3. Eastbay Dirtbag

    Eastbay Dirtbag one track mind

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    Thanks.
    Thanks. We do not carry camping gear. Preventative maintenance is really the key to not getting stuck. That and never ride alone!
    We rode 25,000 miles last year and our only mechanical issues were two failed headlight bulbs.

    The Hubby's system is the 4T's:
    - Tools: Enough to fix the problem or improvise.
    - Tow rope: If it can't be fixed.
    - Two-up: If it can't be towed.
    - Temporary shelter: Rain gear and warm layers. A motorcycle cover will also work if you carry one or consider an emergency bivy like this
    https://www.rei.com/product/891011/sol-escape-lite-bivy
    chudzikb and MasterMarine like this.
  4. Blaise W

    Blaise W Long timer Super Supporter Supporter

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    A bump for your RR! It looks like a few of us (some from the UK) will be planning a ride from Tucson using this report as a starter. The Navajo Res is off the table right now so I need to work on that, and we will likely spend more time in Idaho, or hang out in Utah doing some other back roads. Late July looks like the time, and maybe we will be lucky with the Summer monsoons. There is a lot to see along this route!
  5. Eastbay Dirtbag

    Eastbay Dirtbag one track mind

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    Have fun!
  6. KYwoodsrider

    KYwoodsrider Been here awhile

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