Howling at the Moon Dual Sport Oct 23/24

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Nightstalker, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. ganshert

    ganshert not sleeping

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  2. Johnny_5

    Johnny_5 Disassemble!

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    Wooo Hooo! Gotta love it when peer pressure works :evil
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  3. soloyosh

    soloyosh Dad and husband Supporter

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    So I think I'm gonna sign up, couple questions though:

    1. What's the best place to stay on Saturday? I went to PV for the flat track race but I am not really super familiar with the area.

    2. I'm having trouble judging what "level" rider I am. I currently ride a F650GS that I did the TAT through CO and UT on and I've also done the Bradshaw trail on it. I'm thinking B?

    Thanks!

    Cheers
    Brett
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  4. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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  5. F_G

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    Here is a list of Hotel and camping options in the area. http://www.arizonatrailriders.org/images/howlin/hotelrvlist.pdf If you stay at a PV Hotel you're no more than a mile and a half from the staging area, if you choose a Prescott Hotel figure on 6 to 8 miles away.

    Did you go "up" or "down" the Bradshaw? Downs pretty easy as gravity takes care of most of the work:D, up is another story:eek1 .....seriously, if you rode the Bradshaw on that bike you shouldn't have any trouble with anything on the B route.
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  6. soloyosh

    soloyosh Dad and husband Supporter

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    Thanks!

    Not sure what the up or down on the Bradshaw means. I went the round trip. Maybe were talking a different Bradshaw Trail. I ran this one:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=30th+Ave&daddr=33.493307,-114.826355+to:The+Bradshaw+Trail+to:Beal+Rd&geocode=FQwQ_wEdKjgp-Q%3B%3BFX8y_gEdOqok-Q%3BFcaH-wEdYCke-Q&hl=en&mra=dpe&mrcr=0&mrsp=1&sz=11&via=1,2&sll=33.510484,-114.800949&sspn=0.412781,0.615921&ie=UTF8&ll=33.330528,-115.046082&spn=0.827269,1.231842&z=10

    Cheers
    Brett
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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    This is the Bradshaw trail F_G is talking about...

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=527270

    Bradshaw trail starts at post 20.

    tz

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  8. F_G

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    Sorry Soloyosh, we are definitely talking about a different trail. The Bradshaw you rode, was it a graded/bladed dirt road? Jeep road? Let me know and maybe I can give you a better idea of what to expect. And thanks NightStalker, buddy pal.
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  9. soloyosh

    soloyosh Dad and husband Supporter

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    Yeah it was a county maintained road.

    I found some photos on some 4x4 websites of some gnarly climbs on the Bradshaw Trail in the Prescott NF. Definitely different.

    I guess I'll figure out what "level" I'll run when we see the routes, now that I have a point of reference.

    Any ideas of how many entries thus far? Trying to do some arm-twisting at work to get some other folks to come along.

    Cheers
    Brett
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  10. phxman

    phxman "Rocks are my Friends"

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    Twist away Brett, we're at about 40 entries so far. :D

    Btw, got some great new Sponsors :clap
    PJ1
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  11. OldtimerTC

    OldtimerTC Been here awhile

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    Hey NS,

    I'm thinking we need to set-up a pre-run down the Bradshaw. You sent me down memory lane with the repost from our last one. What a GREAT ride.

    I bet the "v" grooves in the rocks are deeper since last years heavy rains.:evil :evil Maybe some new downed trees to navigate ? "Technically its do-able"

    We get back from RMAR on August 3rd. I'm thinking Saturday the 7th for "down" the Bradshaw ?

    BTW..you should ride up to South Fork and Join us for the RMAR event. Its gonna be a hoot !






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  12. F_G

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    Brett,

    The great thing about these rides is there's something for everyone. Just glad Nightstalker stepped in, I have a tendency to have tunnel vision. I have a place in Crown King and ride up there all the time, so I just assumed.............

    Talk your buddies into the ride, the more the merrier.

    See ya' there,
    Frank
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  13. NSFW

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  14. F_G

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    Come on out for the event, if you choose the "A" route, you'll ride that stuff and a lot more like it.
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  15. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    thanks frank.

    since i still want to live a little longer....:lol3 , i prefer to do the "B" route this time, then come back next year for the "A" ....:yikes
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  16. F_G

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    Awesome, heck I don't care what route you're ridin' as long as you're ridin'. See ya' there!
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  17. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    hi frank, i read the flyer and don't see the mileage for the sat ride. what's the total miles for the B group and how much of that is dirt? the sunday ride appears to be short loops running through the Bradshas Mountains (planning to do at least a half day run on sunday)....:clap
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  18. F_G

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    We're actually finishing up the final mileaging of the B loop this weekend, but figure about 120-130 miles for the loop. Very little pavement, mostly dirt.
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  19. NSFW

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    nice....and i can almost do it with 1 full tank...:ricky

    will there be gas along the way? lunch i suppose will be trucked to a location along the route.

    awesome deal for $100, sat and sun.....2 breakfast, 1 lunch and a dinner...:clap
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  20. redeye-az

    redeye-az Been here awhile

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    most of your questions can be answered by perusing the flyer available on ATR's website....arizonatrilriders.org......

    ya'll will be well taken care of.......:clap
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