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Riding => Rides and Stories => Topic started by: wildnphx on May 18, 2013, 11:46:22 pm

Title: Awesome day dragging pegs through Salt River Canyon AZ
Post by: wildnphx on May 18, 2013, 11:46:22 pm
SCR 20135.18 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D17LomyUnhI#ws) with my friend on his Vstrom 1000 and me chasing on the 08 Concours.

Title: Re: Awesome day dragging pegs through Salt River Canyon AZ
Post by: Madcow on May 19, 2013, 02:27:50 pm
Nice video, I haven't ridden SRC since I sold the Blackbird.
Title: Re: Awesome day dragging pegs through Salt River Canyon AZ
Post by: Gsun on May 19, 2013, 06:47:01 pm
You lifted the front wheel at about 9:36!
Title: Re: Awesome day dragging pegs through Salt River Canyon AZ
Post by: wildnphx on May 19, 2013, 10:46:03 pm
You lifted the front wheel at about 9:36!

With the altitude up there in the Canyons the power output is quite a bit less as she usually lifts up the front all the time when I get on the throttle hard...  I guess the Full Muzzy along with the ZX14 throttle bodies and a few other goodies helps :)
Title: Re: Awesome day dragging pegs through Salt River Canyon AZ
Post by: AZ-ZG on May 20, 2013, 10:58:31 am
Thanks, I was needing a taste of AZ!   :D
Title: Re: Awesome day dragging pegs through Salt River Canyon AZ
Post by: SteveJ. on May 22, 2013, 04:05:47 pm
Nice road, I took it on the KLR about three years ago.
Title: Re: Awesome day dragging pegs through Salt River Canyon AZ
Post by: galaxieman on May 23, 2013, 01:26:18 pm
Did a pass through there on the way back from Durango the weekend after Memorial day in '10.  Going the other direction, I drug a knee all the way through the left-hander (was a right for me) you guys tip into at 2:10... on my Superhawk with a tankbag and tailbag with a stuffed helmet bag strapped to it...
(http://www.galaxieman.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/IMG_3695-300x205.jpg) (http://www.galaxieman.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/IMG_3695.jpg)

When I went through in '11 with my (now) wife on the back, the ride was considerably less spirited...  I miss having roads like that around.  I really, really need to get off this rock.
Title: Re: Awesome day dragging pegs through Salt River Canyon AZ
Post by: Rhino on May 29, 2013, 08:21:01 am
Excellent video! Thanks for sharing. Back in the 70's my parents lived in NM east of Zuni and I went to school at University of Arizona and used to drive the Salt River Canyon 5 or 6 times a year. If I had a fast bike back then I probably wouldn't be here now. As is it was, my 66 Olds 442 on worn out tires left a lot of rubber on that road.