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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Global Reports => Topic started by: GreenMachine on August 05, 2008, 04:40:02 am

Title: Queen Valley, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Post by: GreenMachine on August 05, 2008, 04:40:02 am
I went for a quick ride with a buddy this Sunday. I met up with Rick at a local gas station on his DR 650 around 5:30 AM to beat the Arizona heat and we headed out towards an area known as Queen Valley.

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We stopped at a gate, but needed a State Land Recreational Permit to continue so we turned around. The permit is $50 per year and you are not allowed on the trails during High Pollution Advisory days  (http://klrworld.com/forums/Smileys//Custom/banghead.gif)
(http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/4989/queentrailstarthv1.jpg)

The desert was unusually green for this time of the year however the roads were extremely dusty.
(http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/3457/queenvalleygenviewrn1.jpg)

We ended up in a dry riverbed for about 5 miles but it felt like 50  (http://klrworld.com/forums/Smileys//Custom/naughty.gif)
(http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/3350/queenvalleydryriverbedfb1.jpg)

The Green Machine  (http://klrworld.com/forums/Smileys//Custom/smile36.GIF)
(http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/1157/queenvalleygmrearva1.jpg)

(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/2819/queenvalleygmfrontjl9.jpg)

While we were taking a break where the two pictures above were taken, we heard a few rifle shots and a couple of 22 caliber billet ricochetting off some rocks nearby  :yikes:

This was the first emergency use of my Stebel horn and the loud Jardine exhaust to get some attention. We saddled up and got out of there fairly quickly.

Airing up to head home
(http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/1884/queenvalleyairupuv2.jpg)

We were back home by 10AM after about 70 miles and some great riding !

Title: Re: Queen Valley, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Post by: Malibu on August 05, 2008, 08:08:05 am
Nice trip, looks like great riding out there...  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Queen Valley, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Post by: edgy on August 05, 2008, 08:10:48 am
Nice one :thumleft:
Title: Re: Queen Valley, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Post by: LuckyStriker on August 05, 2008, 09:00:18 am
It looks EXACTLY like some parts of the Karoo
Title: Re: Queen Valley, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Post by: Snafu on August 05, 2008, 10:32:35 am
Nice compact little compressor there!
Title: Re: Queen Valley, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Post by: GreenMachine on August 06, 2008, 02:47:44 am
Nice compact little compressor there!

Pretty good little unit. Made by Slime and I paid $10 for it!

http://www.slime.com/product_111_Power_Sport_Tire_Inflator_(40001).html

(https://secure.slime.com/images/uploads/2007090510453293896_sml.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Valley, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Post by: BigEd on September 17, 2008, 12:03:51 am
Nice compact little compressor there!

Pretty good little unit. Made by Slime and I paid $10 for it!

http://www.slime.com/product_111_Power_Sport_Tire_Inflator_(40001).html

(https://secure.slime.com/images/uploads/2007090510453293896_sml.jpg)

Says $34.99 on the site - where did you get it for $10? Can you get more?
Title: Re: Queen Valley, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Post by: GreenMachine on September 17, 2008, 04:15:24 am
I bought mine from a Autozone, $19.99 with a $9.99 mail in rebate.

When I am near one again I will check if they have them on special again and shoot you a PM. I have seen them on special at different times.

Just one problem might be that I can only get 1 mail rebate per item, but I will let you know.

Title: Re: Queen Valley, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Post by: BigEd on September 17, 2008, 07:54:15 am
I bought mine from a Autozone, $19.99 with a $9.99 mail in rebate.

When I am near one again I will check if they have them on special again and shoot you a PM. I have seen them on special at different times.

Just one problem might be that I can only get 1 mail rebate per item, but I will let you know.



Cool! Thanks! Just buy it and I'll Paypal you and for the postage.
Title: Re: Queen Valley, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Post by: Splash on September 17, 2008, 08:01:07 am
It seems that the Americans like using credit cards - everything has a price. Like the compressor.
Title: Re: Queen Valley, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Post by: Airborne on September 17, 2008, 08:15:26 am
could the dr keep up with you?  :pot:
Title: Re: Queen Valley, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Post by: GreenMachine on September 18, 2008, 03:57:29 am
could the dr keep up with you?  :pot:

It put up a brave fight   ;)