Admirals Voyages (w/photo's & Video's)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by TheAdmiral, May 5, 2012.

  1. TheAdmiral

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    Ride to Packer John LO B 47 Crash Site
    Rode a couple of ATV trails on the way to Packer John Lookout. Nearby we also visited the 1962 USAF B-47 crash site. The bomber was losing altitude due to an engine fire but just barely didn't make this ridge. Not sure if they would have cleared other nearby mountain ridges either.

    Old Packer John Lookout
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    At the nearby crash site, Memorial Info posted at the site by the family since the last time I was up there.
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    TW200 Mid Winter Trail Ride Parody

    A true adventure :)


    Started snowing again but we're doing great!
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    Epic tour...and mid winter....glad you made it.
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    Good thing I didn't wait any longer to get that ride in. We've gotten over a foot of new since then. I'll run out of trail at this rate by the end of the week. :lol3
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    TW200 Halloween in the Desert
    The wife and I got tricked and treated on a fun (mostly) Halloween Day ride. Got to experience some talcum powder dirt, sand, and a little swamp riding.
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    End of February Mid Winter Adventure Ride Parody
    Can't go riding until the work is done...and the driveway is clear...and it's warmer out...and not snowing as much...and...:)
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    Toroweap Overlook Mount Trumbull School
    My wife and I rode with a friend out to Toroweap Overlook above the Grand Canyon. Instead of bee-lining it straight back to camp we detoured and headed west to visit the historic Mt. Trumbull Schoolhouse before heading back to camp. All toll it was a long ride day totalling over 200 miles...but we had fun!:)
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    black 8 motography memories...

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    :lol3 I was "expectin' a motorcicle" ride in there somewhere...
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  9. mkitchen

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    Enjoyed the video. We have camped out there a few times and it has become one of my favorite campgrounds in AZ. The new permit system is a pain and I have never seen it so busy that added control was needed but who knows. Mo and I have been talking about going out to the North Rim for a week or so then going out to Tuweep, Kelly and Twin point. Lot's of country to see, that's for sure.
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    Our Shakedown and Breakdown spring run. The 21 Riding season has begun.

    I wonder how this turned out.
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    I wonder how this WILL turn out!
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    Had some good riding too!
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    That first pic is pretty cool and I bet the water was cold.
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    Gonna keep us waitin' forever?...:dirtdog
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    I'm working on it lol. The tow bill for the TWhauler was near $1,000 I can tell you that. Physical damage is on each side of the rear spring shackle connection point sheared (broke) from the frame allowing the rear tires to jam into the front axle tires. I'm glad this happened at slow speed, 15-20 mph on a gravel road versus 70 mph on the highway...I think.
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    Grandpa's Ferry Service ferried Mrs. Admiral over/through the water crossing. I rode mine and her TW's across. One went without incident...the other was near catastrophe. However, I did get wet feet out of the deal haha.
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    Ouch on the tow bill plus repairs. There goes this year's gas money. Might as well put on the battery tenders and open a good bottle of whisky....:wave
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    Saving gas money is why I retired. I don't think Mrs. Admiral agrees with this analogy though. I am glad to be retired so I/we can ride more (a lot more). I wouldn't have been able to retire without approval from the finance minister. She musta been having a good day when my request came across her desk. :D
    We got the USS TWhauler repaired. Kind of the ouch here is, it cost less to repair than it did to tow! :doh
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    Yeah, Fred the guy we rode with tried to explain the Toroweep campground reservation process to me. I think they (gum'nt) made it complicated on purpose. And it's working because we didn't see anyone in the campground. Completly empty! We only saw one family walking back to their van they left at the parking area before the rougher road and a single Jeep Tour of some sort.
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    This is how the water crossing turned out.


    ...and the camper was repaired for less than the tow job!
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    Mt Carmel Jct on TW200's
    I probably could spend a little time and catch up on this thread.
    Decided to ride the Kanab, UT area one last day before we moved up near Bryce Canyon. Today we rode some old 2-track around the Mt. Carmel Junction, UT area. Huge bonus, we found an abandoned ranch with lots of cool stuff to see. We rode in the back way but when we left out the front we saw the no trespassing signs. Oops! So if you go to find this, take the back way and claim ignorance. Or in my case, claim normal! :)
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    Looks like you and Mrs. Admiral had a great ride.
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    The sand at the end of the video is why we moved from the Knab area up to Bryce NP. Mrs. Admiral no liky the sand and most of the trails around Knab are sand. But, we did find some good places to ride nonetheless and had a good time.
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