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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Four Peaks and Apache Trail

I rode Four Peaks and Apache Trail this weekend, with an AZ Adventure Motorcycle group of about 11 other people. With everything from KLRs to GS', to a Tiger. It was about 100 miles total, with well over 60 miles of dirt. Four Peaks is a trail going to the top of Four Peaks mountain. A lot of up and down hill action, and some good size rocks to tumble over along the way. Apache Trail is more of open dirt roads, with a little bit of up and down hill, but it's a better maintained road for sure.
The V handled well enough, though I wasn't one of the guys at the front of the pack for sure. I have Sport touring tires on it now that I aired down for the dirt segments, some DS tires sure would have been nice (actually.... VERY NICE). The back tire was just too slippery in the sand and gravel around corners. I had one "go down", turned a corner, met a pot hole and some rocks at about 10-15mph and over I went. I was ok, the bike was fine, so just picked it up and kept going. Happy to say, I wasn't the only one from the group to have a fall though
Today, my legs are sore... and it was well worth it.
It was a good time. Sorry I didn't snap any pics for you guys... but if anyone posts them up on the meetup forum for the group, i"ll ask and then send some this way.
It was just another good day, playing in the dirt with the V.


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Nice effort!

Four Peaks while not terribly challenging would become more so on any bike designed primarily for the street...especially on modern sport bike tires!

Glad you had a good ride.

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Where's "Four Peaks" start?

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Where's "Four Peaks" start?
Four Peaks starts on the Beeline highway NE of the Saguaro Lake junction about ~3-4 miles. It is signed and easy to see as you ride.

You can also access it on SR188 (Roosevelt Lake Rd.) It is north of the lake and signed as FR143.

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Four Peaks starts on the Beeline highway NE of the Saguaro Lake junction about ~3-4 miles. It is signed and easy to see as you ride.

You can also access it on SR188 (Roosevelt Lake Rd.) It is north of the lake and signed as FR143.
Yup, what he said!

On the Beeline towards Payson, about 20 minutes or so north of Fountain Hills. Big Ol' Sign, take a right, and you're there.


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