Z Long Way Up - Grand Canyon - 2 days & 600 Miles

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Nightstalker, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    DR650Eddy did a great job organizing a 2 day ride from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon.

    Day 1 - at least it wasn't a helicopter ride.

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    More to come...
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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    :eek1 hope he's recovering nicely.. here's to getting back in the saddle :beer

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We had a 5 AM meet at Waffle House in Phoenix.

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    Riders:

    DR650Eddy - DR650
    Glnn313 - KLR650
    Alethor - DR650
    Teal - KLR650
    kbblue - KLR650
    Makakoa85032 - KLR650
    Nuclieye - KLR650
    Nightstalker - KTM 950 ADV
    Chick4KLRs - Ford F350 Chase Truck

    We had some breakfast. The wait staff at the Wafflehouse was good fun.

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  4. CrozB

    CrozB Been here awhile

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  5. Kural

    Kural Been here awhile

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    I'll second that :lurk :lurk

    Hope Robin recovers quickly! Wow, that really stinks!!!

    -Karla
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  6. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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  7. rattlecan

    rattlecan Caffeine Driven

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  8. Blue Streak

    Blue Streak Been here awhile

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  9. Nuclieye

    Nuclieye Custom Fit is my choice!

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    Eddy moonwalks Robin to the Ambulance..
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  10. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    :lol3 i didn't realize u were really takin' a pics. there . U got me Rob. i'll get u next time :lol3 .
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  11. rydnseek

    rydnseek reluctant poster

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    tough break, Robin. I've had many near misses, & some that didn't miss. My last trip up to the gc i was flying along a reservation road when it suddenly turned left. I couldn't stop, but went through the shoulder & into the rough desert... fortunately i slowed & got back on the road. But i've also been going too fast & slid out in gravel turns.. one time a couple years ago up by stoneman lake.. went down hard, busted up a knee.. still gimpy..

    we definitely don't heal as fast as when younger.. i almost gave it up when i lowsided in stoneman. But i've promised to pay more attention & realize accidents happen fast & can sneak up on anyone. we don't always get lucky, sometimes we get hurt.

    Good luck healing. Lots of aloha to you..

    scotty
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  12. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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  13. ChopperCopper

    ChopperCopper Been here awhile

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  14. Chick4KLRs

    Chick4KLRs Adventure in my Soul

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  15. Mil T

    Mil T Been here awhile

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  16. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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  17. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    After we finished filling our bellies and tanks, we hit the interstate.

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    Topping off one last time for the next 100+ miles, this time dirt.

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    ummmm, McD's.

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  18. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Fast dusty roads.

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  19. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I snuck up this little hill to do some overhead shots.

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  20. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    AleThor, he's ok.

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    But, where's Makakoa??? We should go look for him!

    Unfortunately, we found him laying on the ground, under his bike. Once we got him situated, I snapped a couple of photos.

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    At least a dislocated shoulder.

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    Chick4KLRs shows up in the chase truck and we start loading bikes.

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    AleThor was going to accompany Chick4KLRs and Makakoa to the hospital, so we got him loaded up as well.

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    Stabilized and ready to go.

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