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anyone ever ride from havasu to Oatman

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  1. prosthogod

    prosthogod Well-Known Member

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    Some friends want to do a sxs and bike ride to Oatman. Is it doable, and is it worth it?
     
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    PVHCA Well-Known Member

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    I've done Needles to Oatman, doable and very fun. An old RDP member took us on that run and it was a blast!!
     
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    Outdrive1 Well-Known Member

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    I've heard Oatman is a really cool place to visit. The road from the 40 to Oatman is supposed to be really interesting. Lots of switchbacks through the mountains. It's on my list to visit.
     
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    RodnJen Well-Known Member

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    Really nice ride on a Harley from Havasu but a really long day on a SxS. I think it would be a blast, just make sure you have plenty of provisions.
     
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    Bobby V Well-Known Member

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    Rhino and Oatman 11-29-08 005.jpg Rhino and Oatman 11-29-08 006.jpg Rhino and Oatman 11-29-08 004.jpg Rhino and Oatman 11-29-08 007.jpg

    :thumbsup
     
  6. HavasuHank

    HavasuHank "B" team gardener

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    how long is the ride? i'd like to do this ride as well ... once my rhino is fixed though :grumble:
     
  7. Jefftowz

    Jefftowz Formerly Old School Ultra

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    We're going to Oatman on Monday from Havasu.... Looks like a cool place to visit, too many of us for offload, taking the trucks.
     
  8. prosthogod

    prosthogod Well-Known Member

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    would it be best to ride out of the I40 area or straight out of havasu.
     
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    CampbellCarl Well-Known Member

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    Don't know offroad trails. Been on the Harley a few times. From Havasu, I-40 west to Topock/Oatman exit. Thru Topock and to Golden Shores. At GS, go straight at the 'Y' (left takes you to AZ95 at the Arco just north of Needles). At the 'Y', you're on old Rt66 to Oatman. Really cool drive/ride on old 66. If you gots lots of time, drive thru Oatman and out the backside to Kingman. Thats where the tight switchbacks are (hard imagine early travel on 66). Takes you to I-40 just a little bit west/south of Kingman.
    Take lots of pix!

    CC
     
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    westair Well-Known Member

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    the river run last year:cool ...... sorry no help to the op
     

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    dougiebear111 Well-Known Member

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    Went up there yesterday from Havasu. It was snowing, but it was really cool. Wife and kid loved it. Went off the 40 at Topoc. Be careful lots of wild burros along the way, not just in town.
     
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    Patyacht Well-Known Member

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    Starting to plan a trip to Oatman in the RZR from Havasu. Went to Golden Shores a few weeks ago. My builder does it all the time in his Can-Am.
     
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    Ivan Dan Well-Known Member

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    Lets do it! What's wrong with the Rhino?
     
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    allblowdup Well-Known Member

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    That sounds like a fun trip. Anyone able to map it out at all from Havasu. Id go!!
     
  15. HavasuHank

    HavasuHank "B" team gardener

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    dont know for sure yet, i haven't had time to tear it apart, but i suspect that the c-clip came off. either that or a broken CV joint.
     

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