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Next in the BDR series - AZBDR

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by eakins, May 8, 2013.

  1. BrassAss

    BrassAss Lost, but not forgotten

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    No, that wasn't us... but Payson is a great place to visit.

    Rob
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  2. Britome

    Britome Get Free

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    Can anyone tell me what the best time of year do this. Specifically, march, April or may? This is going to be my big trip for the spring. I don't need route species, just timing so we can plan vacation time accordingly.

    Brian
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  3. fanatic291

    fanatic291 Desert Tortoise

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    I would say April. It will be warm in the higher elevations, but not killer hot in the valley.
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  4. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    I just wanted to know where the pics were taken.

    Will you ever tell us? :ear

    S.C.
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  5. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer Supporter

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    Now:huh
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  6. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    Planning for next year. In either the AZBDR or the UTBDR, do you need spark arresters? In Arizona, what would be the last month that you would ride the route before it gets too cold?
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  7. sonoran

    sonoran Sector Kommander Supporter

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    Yes you need spark arrestors here in AZ, same in UT.

    It gets hot in the lower elevations late May, cools off again in mid-October. We don't really have "cold" like you do in IA. :lol3
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  8. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    Well . . . that sucks. I have Gualdi cans that came on my bike, so . . . I suppose I would need new cans??? Yuck.
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  9. sonoran

    sonoran Sector Kommander Supporter

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  10. Countdown

    Countdown Long timer

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    If you want a Dual Sport route with as many 2-tracks as possible, check out the GWT (on GPSXchange.com). I finally have it done from Nogales to West Yellowstone.

    Tom, are you related to Bob?
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  11. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    Nope. No love there. Those are 47-48mm, and my exhaust has 30mm openings. Uugh.
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  12. sonoran

    sonoran Sector Kommander Supporter

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    I recognize some of these..

    These are along the border road south of Sierra Vista

    Pinal Peak outside of Globe

    Minniehaha?
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  13. sonoran

    sonoran Sector Kommander Supporter

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    Rim Rd near Willow Springs Lake


    Toroweap

    House Rock Rd?
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  14. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    Cool. Thanks for the input.

    S.C.
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  15. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    i've been told that is little colorado river on navajo land.
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  16. sonoran

    sonoran Sector Kommander Supporter

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    Well that makes more sense as I've heard the BDR is largely along the eastern half of the state.

    And besides.. you can't camp up on edge like that at Toroweap.
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  17. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    My understanding is (i have not seen the finalized track yet) the northern end of the AZBDR is to end relatively close to the southern start of the UTBDR, thus creating a through route.

    The IDBDR (maybe ridden this summer? but i'm not privy to that info) southern start will then be near the northern end of the UTBDR and thus create a Mexico to Canada route (AZ>UT>ID) to compliment the CDR http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=763745 .

    You will need a Navajo land permit as this route travels through ALOT of Navajo land. Rob W. has said to me the dirt roads on the Navajo Nation are awesome.
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  18. fuggy

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    I love that tree! This one is close to Rug Road/Mammoth.
    [​IMG]
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  19. CBAT

    CBAT occasional wanderer

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    What is involved in getting a Navajo Land Permit?
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    Anxiously awaiting the map and DVD....
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