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Payson GPS Dual Sport - Oct 25-26,2008

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Hey All,

It's official. The Arizona Trail Riders will be holding a Dual Sport ride in Payson Arizona the weekend of October 25-26, 2008. The event is a little different than our past dual sport rides in that we will only be providing GPS tracklogs for navigation. No rollcharts or route sheets, just your trusty gps unit.

There still a few details still to work out but here is what we do know.

The event will be AMA Sanctioned but you do not need to be an AMA Member to participate.

Due to AMA Insurance requirements participation is open to street legal motorcycles only.

The event headquarters and meeting location will be the the Main Street Grill in Payson. http://www.mainstreetgrillepayson.com/index.php

There will be multiple routes available of varying lengths and difficulty which you can ride at your discretion. All rides start and end at Main Street Grill. We got something for everybody :worthy:

Saturday night there will be a dinner/party at the Main Street Grill for all participants. We'll dream up some fun and games too :)

On both Saturday and Sunday mornings a continental breakfast will be provided.

Pre-Registration will be recommended, but not required. The GPS routes will be emailed to pre-registered riders before the event but will also be available the day of the event.

Walkups are welcome but anyone needing the GPS files the day of the event must bring their own USB connector cable to download the tracklogs.

Only Garmin compatible devices are supported as all tracks will be Garmin files.

To accomodate those who wish to participate but have no GPS unit we will setup guided rides but availability will be limited.

No official Sweep but we will hand out cell phone numbers so participants can contact us if need.

Pre Registration will open soon.

Mark you calendars now........

This should be alot of fun :D

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If anyone has not done an Arizona Trail Riders dual sport event yet, I highly recommend it. Don has an extraordinary ability to identify some of the most interesting and most fun routes I've ever ridden. Get 4-5 guys together and make a weekend of this.

You might want to post this in the California forum as well, if you haven't already. Back in October 2005, the Red Rock National Dual Sport Event out of Sedona drew a lot of riders from out of state, especially CA.

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Just a quick update on the event.

We have decided to put a little structure around the event and have designated route(s) for each day instead of having folks out riding different routes on either day. This will help us from a safety factor as we will know better where folks should be on a given day and help us staff to lead rides for those without a GPS.

Another benefit is this change let's us arrange a great BBQ lunch for everyone on Saturday. Who loves ya baby 👍

The event flyer is almost done and it will have all the details.

Online Pre-Registraion coming soon.

Payson accomodations for those planning ahead.

Mazatal Casino Hotel 800-777-7529

Majestic Mountain Inn 928-474-0185 (nicest)

Motel 6 800 482-5719 - 928-474-4526

Paysonglo 800-772-9766 - 928-474-2382

Days Inn 877-474-9800

Americas Best value 928-474-2283 (closest)

Holiday Inn 928-472-7484

Payson Campground 928-472-2267

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Is the flyer done? I just may be able to do this...Anyone else heading up?

The flyer and link to online Pre_Registration will be up by the end of the week.

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Ok folks, we are ready to rock.

The Event Flyer with all the information is available for your viewing pleasure, along with a link to the Online Registration, at www.arizonatrailriders.org and www.amraracing.com

Please note that due to last minute unfortunate, and unforeseen, circumstances the following changes have been made to the event.

The rally point, headquarters, and banquet for the event have been moved to the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino on Highway 87 just South of Payson. The move does not affect any of the great rides we have planned but for those making hotel plans, or who have already made hotel plans, you might want to consider the Mazatzal Hotel for convenience reasons. You can contact the Mazatzal Hotel at 1-800-777-PLAY (7529) or through their www.777play.com website. In some ways the move is a good thing as we will have alot more parking available for those transporting their bikes to Payson.

Also, because we must provide now a headcount for the Saturday night Banquet (included) you must Pre Register for the event. We will not be accepting walk-ups. Registration will be open through October 22nd, 2008

Also, for those who cannot ride on Saturday we have added a Sunday Only ride option for the event

Any questions? Just let me know.

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I may have to do this one. I raced a 24 hour MTB race up there and thought the whole time that a motorcycle would have been the way to go- not a singlespeed!

Can I just follow a group of guys and gals with GPS since I do not have one. I noticed you had led rides- I just wanted to follow someone.

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Can I just follow a group of guys and gals with GPS since I do not have one. I noticed you had led rides- I just wanted to follow someone.

Absolutely, I would encourage folks who are attending without a GPS to meet some new riders and just tag along with them. That is one of the things I really like about dual sport riding....the people you meet :excuseme:

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I might be up for this. I'll see if my dad feels up to trying a longer ride on the ole 250.

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Participants please note.........

The event Headquarters, Ride start/end point, and Saturday Banquet location has been changed to Tiny's Family Restaurant located at 600 East Highway 260. The change was made over the weekend after we were informed by the Mazatzal Hotel Casino that they screwed up and in fact did not have a room available for our banquet.

The good news.....a continental breakfast is once again included in your registration fee.

I do apologize for having to once again change our plans and any inconvenience it may cause.

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Any idea (rough guess) of the amount of paved road needed to ride? My 650R is plated, but it wouldn't pass a strict equipment check. (I got it plated mainly for fireroads and such)

Thanks!

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Any idea (rough guess) of the amount of paved road needed to ride? My 650R is plated, but it wouldn't pass a strict equipment check. (I got it plated mainly for fireroads and such)

Thanks!

Headlight, brake/tail light, 1 mirror, and a horn is all that's required in AZ. I've never heard of anyone being asked about a horn.

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Tail light, but no brake light.

No horn.

No mirror.

That's about the same as my Harley! I'm not really concerned about getting stopped and hit with an equipment ticket.

Just really trying to gauge how much pavement is expected.

Thanks!

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Just use your hand signals and you should be fine. Arm straight to left for left turn, left arm out and bent up to the sky at the elbow for right turn, left arm out and bent to the ground at the elbow with palm flat for braking/stopping, and never never NEVER forget the single finger waving in the air to signal "you'll never catch me coppers!" :lame:

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Hey All,

Just a reminder to those who have not Pre Registered that you must register online by October 22nd 2008 for this event. We will not be accepting walk-ups at the event.

For links to the event flyer and online registration go to ==> www.arizonatrailriders.org

For those who have Pre Registered......Thank You! I will be emailing you the GPS tracklogs, tracklog descriptions with loading instructions, and complete event details later this week.

See you there.....

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Any idea (rough guess) of the amount of paved road needed to ride? My 650R is plated, but it wouldn't pass a strict equipment check. (I got it plated mainly for fireroads and such)

Thanks!

Hey tpsman, Sorry for the late reponse. The rides are maybe 10% on paved roads. We mainly only use pavement get into and out of Payson but there are short stretches on Hwy 260 and Hwy 89.

x2 what Solo posted about what is acceptable street legal. I would highly suggest a brake light though if for nothing else than your own safety.

Fyi, we do ride right past the police station and for not being a real big town the have a good PD presence.

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Just a reminder that Registration for this event closes on Wednesday Oct 22nd and that we will not be taking walk-ups.

Also, Cycle Gear came on as a sponsor so you know what that means.....more goodies for the banquet :D

You can find the flyer, registration link, and a short video at www.arizonatrailriders.org

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Just a reminder that Registration for this event closes on Wednesday Oct 22nd and that we will not be taking walk-ups.

Also, Cycle Gear came on as a sponsor so you know what that means.....more goodies for the banquet :D

You can find the flyer, registration link, and a short video at www.arizonatrailriders.org

Just curious, what's the head count so far for this event? :worthy:

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