Z Grand Canyon Loop July 10&11-2010

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by DR650SEDDY, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Chick4KLRs

    Chick4KLRs Adventure in my Soul

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    Just a few reminders:

    Please check this link for details on ride, route and anything that you need to prepare for…

    Make sure you have everything you need for any break downs

    Reserve a hotel room or check the forum for those camping (there are a few)

    The chase truck(s) will carry your supplies and have them there at points. You will need to bring your supplies to Makakoa’s house the night before or EARLY the day of. Night before preferred. PM for address.

    Day 1 evening meal is normally as a group but each pay for their own. Bring funds

    Chase truck(s) provide a buffet style lunch at Grand Canyon day 2, a donation to help pay for food and entrance to the Grand Canyon is appreciated. However, You will need to provide your own food along the trail. The chase truck(s) can hold your coolers for you.

    Post if you are riding so we can get a somewhat accurate head count

    Wheels start rolling at 6:30. Riders meeting right before that.

    HOTEL in Flagstaff : Day’s inn 1000 W. Highway 66 Flagstaff Az 86001. 928-774-5221 or 928-774-5221. They offer AAA discounts.

    Day 2, leaving hotel by 7:30 be at the hotel by 7am for those camping

    There is a 18’ trailer for those who want to trailer their bikes back to PHX but limited room. PM for reserve

    See you there
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  2. Fly'n Brian

    Fly'n Brian Adventurer

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    I'm thinking i might trailer back to phoenix.
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  3. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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  4. AZ4us

    AZ4us AZ Explorer

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    I wish someone offers a big trailer to bring all the bikes back to phoenix for day 2 instead of riding on 17 after the long ride on Sunday.
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  5. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    Where is the adventure in that? If you were in South America, would you be looking for a ride? Or would you enjoy the ride ahead of you?
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  6. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover Supporter

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    If all goes well and finished day2 earlier (i dought it) i can always go back to Phx off-rd , throu FR354 ---> Perkensville rd--->Jerome---> Mingus Mtn.
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  7. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    Now you're talking!
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  8. Chick4KLRs

    Chick4KLRs Adventure in my Soul

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    I'll put you on the list
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  9. Chick4KLRs

    Chick4KLRs Adventure in my Soul

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    The trailer will be with the chase truck in case of break downs that cant be fixed or those who want to trailer back after the ride on day 2. It ends late. We did it last year. Worked out great!
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  10. gdspdblkdemperor

    gdspdblkdemperor Captain Bavaria

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    Well, thanks to some motherf*cker getting ahold of my debit card number and making over $400 in unauthorized purchases, I won't have the money to do the GC loop on my bike. I would still like to come, so is there any more room in the chase truck? I figure this way, I can bring a full toolkit and be available to help and give y'all a break if anyone breaks down or gets a flat. Looking forward to this weekend!
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  11. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover Supporter

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    Why not ? like i told u call to dispute those charges & they'll credit u z amount lost...
    I am sorry that is happening to u if i can help in anything let me know, i am sure u can hoop on one of these chase truck ( i guess we'll have more chase turcks than bikes this time :lol3 ) but try to make it on z bike, z sceneries by itself worth z trip ...
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  12. gdspdblkdemperor

    gdspdblkdemperor Captain Bavaria

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    The card is in my mom's name, so she has to go in to her credit union and dispute the charges. She has an appointment set up tomorrow, but they said it could take up to two weeks to get the money back. Plus, they canceled this card and are going to issue a new one. So I'm out for the next two weeks. But I want to be a part of the rides in any way I can, so I'm happy to ride in the chase truck. Plus, I wouldn't want to deprive you guys of my mechanical prowess. :lol3
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  13. Chick4KLRs

    Chick4KLRs Adventure in my Soul

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    There is but if we trailer back bikes, the riders need a seat in the cab. Let me see if I can figure something out. There was another person that said they would help chase....
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  14. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover Supporter

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    Bring rain gear as extras for z ride just in case ...
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  15. gdspdblkdemperor

    gdspdblkdemperor Captain Bavaria

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    Well, looks like I'm back in. :thumb
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  16. CrozB

    CrozB Been here awhile

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    I am working today so i of course cannot be there. I hope you guys have a safe ride, stay dry and have fun.
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  17. Kural

    Kural Been here awhile

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    :lurk Can't wait for pictures and Ride Report!! Hope you guys are having a blast, and all safe :clap
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  18. gdspdblkdemperor

    gdspdblkdemperor Captain Bavaria

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    Eddy got eaten by a mountain lion.
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  19. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    This is how rumors start! It was a cougar not a mountain lion.

    Hey gang, thanks again for a great ride. I will post up tomorrow.
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  20. Fly'n Brian

    Fly'n Brian Adventurer

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    Day1:
    7 started Robert(nuclieye), Richard (ybracing), Robin(makakoa85032), Richard(?
    ),Eddy(dr650seddy),Chris(godspeed),Brian(fly'n Brian).

    No Falls.

    Richard lost a kickstand bolt and skid plate/bolts. I had a sub frame bolt come loose.

    4 finished. Richard, Richard, Eddy, Brian

    Day 2:
    8 started, everybody plus Nick (Nuc's buddy)

    5 falls. Richard (?) fell 3 times, Robert 1 Chris 1

    No mechanical failures

    4 finished. same 4 as day 1

    Thank you to the chase truck crew, Lauri and Nicole. Without them we would have had ran out of gas, food, and drinks. Whey did a excellent job.
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