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About dstss

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  • Birthday 07/11/1960

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    Yuma AZ
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  1. 2018 desert dash skill level

    Same here. I've slid out at the bottom a couple of times and other times !made it look like I knew what I was doing. I always start by reminding myself that there is not a pile of dead bodies and broken bikes at the bottom.
  2. Me and my group (4 of us)are ready to help as usual. 1st thing to go on my calendar every year. Sweep GPS downloads Eating roasted peppers at the volunteer dinner Whatever else you need.
  3. Tools, tubes and water

    I've got the Giant Loop bags like shown on Ken S's pic. Amazing what you can stuff in there. I have a tube, a 12v tire inflator, tool roll, with wrenches, a couple of tire irons and assorted other stuff. Nice not having to remember to pack each time. I just check it a few times each season to see see if i need to add or take anything out. I keep my phone and wallet in the hydropack which is much lighter now without all the other stuff. Had it a couple of years and its held up really well. Work on your bike, take a tire off, tighten everything and see if you have the tools needed to do it in the pack. What ever you don't have is what you will inevitably need.
  4. Not sure when you are leaving Colorado, but I have 2 tickets to see Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats at the Red Rock Ampitheater on Weds night. Red Rocks is in Morrison, about 4 hours from Montrose but should be a great concert in a great venue. I had planned to have my wife and daughter in-law fly up and all of us go to the concert after the ride. I sold a couple of tickets but have 2 left. Yours if you want to use them.
  5. My son and I were all signed up and planned to ride this. Unfortunately my wife got real sick recently and I had to cancel. She is doing better but i won't be able to make the trip. Post some pics so that can see what we missed.
  6. Was just thinking about where to plan a summer bike trip. This looks perfect. I'm going to look hard at making this happen.
  7. I have a 3 rail motorcycle trailer that I'm looking to sell. I've had it since i got back into the sport around 18 years ago but its been several years since I've used it. Its been painted and had all the hardware replaced. Coated wood in the insert. Looks practically brand new. I put in on the market out here in Yuma but was too late in the season. $750 for any club members. Otherwise i will just store it and try again in the fall. Free delivery. Its in Yuma but i can make a trip over most any weekend to bring it. I have current ownership certificate and it has current lifetime AZ tags on it.
  8. Great write up. Glad my directions didn't get you lost.
  9. If you take Picacho road, you will see the major power towers that cross the road. Just past there is a sign that says Exit on the left. Take that and the take the trail that heads north like Picacho but heads slightly west of the main road. It takes you through an area that most people camp. Stay on that and it will take you right through the Valley of the names. It is a fun twisty road with several off shoots. The entire area pretty large. As you come to the north edge of the Names area look for a trail that heads right. It will take you back down to Picacho road. Take Picacho north. A little bit down the road, it goes down a hill and turns sharp left. Right at the bottom of the hill is a sandy area on your right with a trail that leads into the slot canyon. From there you can stay in that wash until you come to a dirt trail crossing the wash. Take it right and it will follow the power towers back to Picacho road. Fun little loop. It is possible to get from Senators wash to Picacho without getting 'on the road, but It involves a long rocky hill descent and some deep sand along the canal. Haven't done it for a while and the last time i tried, I struggled to find the starting trail. Wish I didn't have to work or i would come along for the ride.
  10. If you have a chance to visit a BLM office, get the map for BLM Routes of Travel for Eastern Imperial County. It has all the designated routes through the Picacho area. I will look to see if i have any GPS tracks or POIs but while in the area, you must see the Valley of the Names. I think its on Route 690. https://www.visityuma.com/offroading.html The coordinates are in the linked article. There is also a cool slot canyon accessible off of Picacho road. I just replaced my computer so i need to look through some old hard drives to see if i can find the actual coordinates.
  11. Arizona Newb Ride

    Wow. That looks like a fantastic ride. Lots of good stuff in Arizona. Great pics, thanks for sharing.
  12. Good Information for those that use their GPS.

    Good stuff and good reminders for even the experienced crowd.
  13. Giant loop heat shield

    Not making it this weekend. It will be at least a couple of weeks before i can make it. PM me your address and i will put the part in the mail to you on Monday.
  14. Giant loop heat shield

    Still trying to decide if I am coming over tomorrow. Waiting to see if my son is free to ride. If I don't catch up with you tomorrow, I can just put it in the mail to you. I should know tonight. If I do ride I should be in jacumba around 10 or so.