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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by russbryant, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    I have seen windmills and barns down in that valley so I am guessing there is a road system but I always assumed it was private land.
  2. Friedom

    Friedom Onward and upward!

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    The dirt road going up to pioneer pass on the BDR was AWESOME when we did it last year.
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  3. 65SlashTwo

    65SlashTwo Da Pigu Supporter

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    If you look at the shadows in some of the images, you can see that a g00gle camera was taken in by backpack.
    They hiked quite a way back in there and captured some climbers up close.
    View attachment 1751851
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  4. Drybones

    Drybones Fish bones are on my truck seat cover, too

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    I agree, but I was on a stock NC700x with no bash plate and pure street tires. Almost made it, got stuck and exhausted about a mile or 2 south of the crow canyon ranch.
  5. Friedom

    Friedom Onward and upward!

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    I salute you. I wouldn't have wanted to try that hill with that kind of setup.
    The owner of some of that land is a real character. He was kind enough to inform us that the gates are all closed, the neighbors a little ansi about "visitors", and there's no way through. We thanked him for the intel, rode up the hill and camped in Pioneer Pass without incident.
  6. Drybones

    Drybones Fish bones are on my truck seat cover, too

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    I got tricked by coming from Globe...the road is very nice until about 2 miles past the campground where I camped overnight.
  7. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    I don't know what the time frame is you are talking about, but I have heard recently that "character" has either passed or moved out. You can get through there now. Back in 2012 we bypassed the locked gate and went up a gnarly road that has some serious consequences for a 990 ADV, BMW HP2 which we were on. Once we got through that short stretch the trees at the top were a real surprise.
  8. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Saturday 7AM: Last stop Circle K on Redington. Backside of Mt. Lemmon including a Three Feathers loop (we won't go all the way to Chiva) and the single track across the road over Redington to the gas line, gas line to the road that connects just above Pepper Sauce. Lunch at the Sawmill and then down the front side. All are welcome who think they can do the described.
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  9. Friedom

    Friedom Onward and upward!

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    I think it was last year. We never encountered a locked gate.
  10. Friedom

    Friedom Onward and upward!

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    I work Saturday, but if I were to do that loop that's the way I'd do it!
    Are you on the WR? Stopping in SM for fuel?
  11. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Yes and Yes...my buddy has a CRF450X.
  12. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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  13. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Yesterday was quite a ride. Someone learned about "rock ride'n" in Arizona. Levi III.jpg
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  14. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    when will you have it? i just saw one rolling through town today.

    no helmet, t shirt, shorts and boat shoes,, hardcore expedition shit right there.
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  15. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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    That’s hilarious.

    Unknown when it will get in. unknown if AZ will get any. I’m rolling the dice waiting. If the Rally model comes to the States I’m thinking November at the earliest before we see one. Only 500 worldwide being released and no countries announced yet.
  16. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    thats right, i forgot your getting the rally
  17. cujof16

    cujof16 Cujo

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    That shit is funny *2.... I think I saw the same dude. Could not Id the bike though looked like a790
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  18. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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    790R’s are selling out pretty much nationwide as soon as they hit the floors. AZKKT has one with no name on it as of a couple hours ago.

    IMG_7313.jpg
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  19. dedave

    dedave Licketty Split

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    This is the one I want, but the color combo is not sold in the USA. Will have to purchase panels extra to get this.
    [​IMG]
    They still haven't showed up at On Any Moto yet. I've got to sit on one before I drop $15,000 on one.
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  20. kickstandsup

    kickstandsup Devout Atheist Supporter

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    Have you considered having it wrapped instead of buying new panels? Additional benefit is the original paint will stay new. Probably less expensive as well.