Next in the BDR series - AZBDR

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

  1. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer Supporter

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  2. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer Supporter

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    Black Mesa Pump Station west out of Gray Mountain onto 6150 & go for it. A video of I think maybe the wrong tool for this trail?
  3. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer Supporter

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    Thanks for compliment but last time was when I bought back my old XR was :p3rry77. OMG the guy is crazy!!
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  4. Bill Dirt

    Bill Dirt Trooper

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    As of yesterday, it is in a lot worse condition.

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  5. chilejack

    chilejack Viajero Viejo

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  6. Mountainman13

    Mountainman13 Been here awhile

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    Yeah we found that out coming down it into Cameron. That was the one place xfrog fell on the actual bdr route and I was damn close in a few places on my "lighter and nimbler" 690.

    Fun trail, but that was a surprise for sure.
  7. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer Supporter

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    As far as I know the GMTT doesn't come down into Cameron?
  8. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    It doesn;t but it does come down and hit the hwy up the road from Cameron.
  9. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer Supporter

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    Going north west it comes out on 64, a ways west of Cameron?
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    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    I thought it was off 89 to the west. You would be coming down it and then come out on 89.
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    It comes out on 89 heading east at Gray Mountain I think it's 12 miles south of Cameron.
  12. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    Yep thats where I am talking about but I don;t think its 12 miles. I think its closer. Going from memory on the few times I have done it.
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    East to west, just a kid of 74 then:D
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    Maybe 8? 9.8 exactly.
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    IMHO the switchbacks on the Gray Mountain road are much easier than getting up the ledgy part of the road.

    When we were doing that section of the BDR a few years ago we decided to bail to 64 instead of going down it since we had gone up and down it the previous couple of years.
    It seemed a long way to Cameron via 64, and not all that interesting.
    We really wanted to visit the east rim of the Grand Canyon west of the BDR route that day.

    Random big bike comments.

    From watching some of the BDR videos I get the distinct impression that they were specifically created to sell big bikes and the camping accessories for them, whether people can ride them properly or not.
    Fortunately they are well layed out routes for pretty much any bike capable of off-road travel. Smaller the better, especially on the "not recommended for big bikes" sections.

    I have gone on rides with a couple of the BDR creators. They could easily outride me on my KLR back then and probably on my 690 now on their loaded 990s and BMWs.

    I think in the first week the NM BDR opened at least two guys broke their legs within the first few hours on loaded big bikes going too fast in sharp turns on an easy gravel road.
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    Cape Solitude southeast rim between 64 & the river. Make sure you do it next trip.
  17. houlster

    houlster Been here awhile Supporter

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    Cherry Creek is/was a popular road for the 4x4's loooonnnggg before the BDR came around.
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  18. wbbnm

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    As were all the roads on all the BDRs. The BDRs just use roads that have been around for decades.
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  19. Friedom

    Friedom Onward and upward!

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    Hey folks. If you were to do 1 section/out and back 2 days of the AZBDR, which would you do? Going to call next week somewhere along the way and throw in an out and back section.
    Was planning to camp in Cherry Creek but I guess that's not available anymore?
  20. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    Cherry Creek road is open... it's a tough ride on a bike. I did it on my Side By Side a few months ago and it was fun on that. No way I'd do it on any bike other than a small dirt bike, but that's me.