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Re-riding a Dream - Grand Canyon Backcountry

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by dave6253, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. dave6253

    dave6253 GCBAR Explorer

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    I find it hard to believe 3 years have passed since I last rode my dream trip!

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    @larryboy and I completed the Grand Canyon Backcountry Adventure Route in 2016!
    After that ride, I completed my best RR -
    Wanna ride the GCBAR with me?

    Larryboy was too busy building bikes to go for a ride with me this time...

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    ...so I brought along another Ride Reporter...

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    ...someone you probably already know.

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    We endure traffic jams and an over-exposure to color.

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    Billions of stars light our camps...

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    ...and color lines our paths.

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    So hang onto your handlebars...

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    ...and prepare for trails to Heaven!

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  2. philthyphil

    philthyphil Nomad

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  3. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    I want to have the same last dream, again...
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  4. black 8

    black 8 coddiwompling motographer

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    I'm always up for a Dave ride report...
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  5. dirty adventurer

    dirty adventurer Been here awhile

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    The last report was amazing......In for this one!

    I definitely need to do THIS ride!
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  6. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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    N! :beer
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  7. Skowinski

    Skowinski opposable thumbs

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    :lurk Always enjoy these!
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  8. cactus_reese

    cactus_reese Been here awhile

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    The photography in your reports is always super. Looking forward to the reveal of the other guy! Is he a youtuber, by chance?
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  9. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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    :y0!
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  10. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University Supporter

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    I N !!!

    Gidday from Down Here, Dave :wave

    Shane
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  11. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Following
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  12. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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  13. docwyte

    docwyte Long timer

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    awesome
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  14. Edoz

    Edoz n00b sauce

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    Holy crap, that looks amazing. That's going on my list.
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  15. Snapper33

    Snapper33 Globetrotter Supporter

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    Name photo equipment please...
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  16. pzvt

    pzvt Been here awhile Supporter

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    In. Used your tracks 2 years ago. Many thanks. Enjoy!
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  17. Blaise W

    Blaise W Long timer Supporter

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    Makes one want to do this, so it happens next year! Looking forward to the trip.
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  18. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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    The Dream is always the same... get off the babysitter. and go for a Ride! IN.
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  19. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider Been here awhile

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  20. dave6253

    dave6253 GCBAR Explorer

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    Day 1: September 29th, 2019


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    I ride north from Phoenix on the freeway. When I no longer wished to do that, I turned off the freeway towards some better roads.

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    I followed the twisty roads over the mountains...

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    ...and down towards Jerome.

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    I left town by the old mine still open - for tourists.

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    Lots of cool equipment and trucks down there.

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    ...Finally off pavement for a bit on Perkinsville Rd.

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    I wish these popcorn clouds could hang around all trip, but soon I'll see the last cloud of the journey.
    I'll apologize now for the pretty terrible conditions we faced for photography on this trip.

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