Z Long Way Up 2009-Phx-Az-

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by DR650SEDDY, May 19, 2009.

  1. DR650SEDDY

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    Aka- Z Grand Canyon Ride .
    JUNE 13-14

    We have been talkin' about it for a while now , finish talkin' & let's do this Ride . As most of u know it's a long ride from Phx to z Grand Canyon but mostly off-rd . I am plannin' this event in coordination with Southwest Dual sport Riders Club ( SDSR) and their fine members & outstanding Co-founders .
    -Ride Description :
    It's a long ride -endurance test - must slap it to Mayer to gain more time . Difficult?? not really , but might be challenging or technical when crossin' over hwy 180 , we must avoid any unecessary stops ( unless it's a mechanical failures or unfortunate mishaps)
    To my knowlege we will be assisted by at least one chase truck to meet us at different set locations ( water , gas, tires ,medics etc..)
    On Saturday day's end in Flagstaff in some motel or hotel , we are in process to reserve rooms ( dependin' on how many riders are in ) .
    Z route of this ride can change depending on wheather forcast or fences with "do not cross" signs on it .
    Sunday , we'll take rim rd(FS rd 300) and down to Young on FS512 or leave Sunday open for u to decide :D .
    Meetin' time & Location : 5:00am at Waffle house on I-17 & Bell ( parkin' + gas station + food ) . Must start ur engine at 5:30am for take off. For those who decided to go for it we will have z chance to get together on Sunday's meetin' & i'll go throu more details & Q.A.
    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...9,1.29776&z=10http:// here

    Hope so many of u can make it :1drink .
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    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Nightstalker is in for June 13-14!!

    Whoo hoo!!
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  5. DR650SEDDY

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    Nightstalker is taggin' along oh yeah , u will be our guest of honor man .:thumb
    Make sure ur clutch seal in new this time .
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    Is that a typo? Or is Terry doing an overnight?:eek1 Got over the phobias?
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    1. Eddy, are you going to keep this thread up dated? :earI understand it's a two day leasure ride now, Great. More Beer time and KLR Maintenance, (just kidding) Excelent tow vehicle, We used them in the Military.

    I am going to be camping at Ft. Tuthill Rec area.(I17&EX 337) across the HW from pulliam airport Just south of Flagstaff. From Tuesday MAY 26 to Sunday 31.

    Anyone want to do a recon ride of the routes that Eddy picked or just ride during the week, PM, me let me know, My SO Karen has Food&Beer each night at the camp site.:freaky

    Eddy, You and Alex are coming up on Saturday to do the route above hw 180, I think that's what you said at the Coffee Talk. Call me and we can meet up there, I will ride with ya, You may need help with the gates(Bolt Cutters and C-4).:evil
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    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    It just took me a year and a half to get an overnight pass.

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    Got my room!
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    Doc released me yesterday to play again so I'm in and think I have another knarly KLRista going from Prescott. The bike may be sporting some new paint ant farkles by then also.
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    So what is the hotel of choice?

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  12. DR650SEDDY

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    Days Inn - West Route 66
    1000 W. Hwy 66/I-40

    Flagstaff, AZ 86001

    Reservations: 928-774-5221

    i am gonna call & resrve it right now :evil .
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  13. DR650SEDDY

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    Follow up of post #1682 -Thanks Makakoa85032-
    (see Southwest Dual Sport Riders club forum)

    Hi all ,
    For those who are planning on doing z Grand Canyon ride & 8 days to go :trp :jump :
    It is important to attempt to this Sunday meetin' i will brief u with z final details regarding that ride . I will start ~ 9am , pen & paper would helpfull to take notes :mully , chase truck driver/crew must be there to coordinate our final meeting points . For those who can't make it to that meetin' and they are definitly in , PM me for any issue or call me i'll be more than happy to answer ur questions . See u guys on Sunday .:super
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    Attention Please :

    After talking to some riders & to Robin & after carefull consideration i notice the following :
    To better accomodate our rider in this event & to compromise with all levels & skills given z different variety of terrains , i found that is z best to split this route to be accomplished in 2 days . This way we will have more time to rest and have some FUN for Saturday evening , get ready 4 z next day (even mess with our bikes if needed) . Since we have Sunday open anyway & we're already in z Flagstaff area might is well take advantage of time .
    We still gonna take off the same time on Saturday morning .
    The reroute for DAY 1 will be z following :
    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...,0.400314&z=11http:// here

    the reroute for DAY 2 :
    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...5&ie=UTF8&z=12http:// here

    See all @ 5am .
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    How about a roll call?? Who's all in??
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    In and then some!
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    For sure in are:
    me ,Nuclieye , Nightstalker , Robin +1 , Glenn , Alex .
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  19. ta2rob

    ta2rob 2 longs, 1 short, 1 long.

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    OUT. XRL is still not cooperating. No money for parts, either. Have fun.

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  20. DR650SEDDY

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    Sorry Rob. i wish u could make this one , espacially on day 2 , z sceneries by itself worth being there & z weather up there hummm huh .
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