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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 05:49 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,815
Posted By Yardstick
I'm in. Still Dec. 6th?

I'm in. Still Dec. 6th?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-22-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By Yardstick
Arizona Single Track Summit 2015

Our guy on the inside informed me today that the Second Annual Arizona Single Track Summit is in the planning phase. This is our opportunity to have some input!

The Summit will be held Saturday...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7,481
Views: 1,519,412
Posted By Yardstick
They are different. XC-4 used 10mm diameter...

They are different. XC-4 used 10mm diameter shims. The new bikes use 8.9mm diameter shims.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-21-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 55,272
Posted By Yardstick
Interesting! I'm going to have to check that...

Interesting! I'm going to have to check that place out whether I get the tag or not!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-16-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4,737
Views: 256,893
Posted By Yardstick
Isn't there a hiking trail somewhere off of...

Isn't there a hiking trail somewhere off of Apache Trail that takes you to an old apple orchard?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-15-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,815
Posted By Yardstick
Same here. Count me in and let me know if...

Same here. Count me in and let me know if there's anything I can do.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-14-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By Yardstick
Both trails were pretty hard to find at times. ...

Both trails were pretty hard to find at times. We were thinking that we need to bring a good sized group through to help define the trail. The traffic alone would help, but it would be even better...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 169,463
Posted By Yardstick
Look for broken wires, especially on the backside...

Look for broken wires, especially on the backside of any connectors subject to flexing. I had something similar happen on a 2010 530EXC. It was a broken wire at the back of a connector behind the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-13-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,815
Posted By Yardstick
Slowred and I came around a corner in that deep...

Slowred and I came around a corner in that deep sand wash at the end of the HATM A/B loop in 2011 and found Don struggling with the BRP. He had a rock lodged in the countershaft sprocket/chain area....
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By Yardstick
It's very similar here. Visit your local MVD and...

It's very similar here. Visit your local MVD and they should get you sorted out.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By Yardstick
It should be easy enough to plate your 250. How...

It should be easy enough to plate your 250. How much range can you get? This ride was about 85 miles, but we have pushed a few more than that.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By Yardstick
Some of these chutes seemed worse than before. ...

Some of these chutes seemed worse than before.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner90.jpg


Hopefully Slowred puts his...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By Yardstick
Can you get enough steep, rocky switchbacks in a...

Can you get enough steep, rocky switchbacks in a ride?
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner84.jpg


Or steep downhills?...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By Yardstick
As you head east, the trail gets... rockier. ...

As you head east, the trail gets... rockier.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner78.jpg


Okay, it turns into a boulder...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By Yardstick
Next was Wagoner Trail. It's a little tough to...

Next was Wagoner Trail. It's a little tough to find on the western end.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner72.jpg

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By Yardstick
More steep downhill. ...

More steep downhill.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner67.jpg


And the steepest drop, which is followed by a short,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By Yardstick
After a particularly difficult climb that winded...

After a particularly difficult climb that winded me, I let Slowred take the lead.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner61.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By Yardstick
We were only about halfway through at this point....

We were only about halfway through at this point.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner54.jpg


The fun isn't over after...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By Yardstick
This picture does not do this section justice, so...

This picture does not do this section justice, so I'll explain. :deal It's a slight downhill to that larger rock on the right side of the trail. Then you have about a bike-length of flat with a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By Yardstick
Somewhere, high on that hillside, is where the...

Somewhere, high on that hillside, is where the trail is supposed to go.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner40.jpg

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By Yardstick
Now we know why there's a work-around! ...

Now we know why there's a work-around!
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner34.jpg


The trail you can see below is what...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By Yardstick
The tracks are barely visible, but we followed...

The tracks are barely visible, but we followed what looked like old 2-track up to this point. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By Yardstick
At the other end we hooked up with the road...

At the other end we hooked up with the road leading us to Ryland Creek.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner20.jpg


And...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By Yardstick
The road picks up again at the other end of the...

The road picks up again at the other end of the washout.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner13.jpg


You just have to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By Yardstick
Parts of the road fared very well with all the...

Parts of the road fared very well with all the recent storms.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner/141012_PNF_CherryCkWagoner7.jpg


But you have to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By Yardstick
AZ - Off the Beaten Path in the PNF

Slowred had the idea of riding a couple of the tougher, lesser known trails in the Prescott National Forest a couple weeks ago. I had to pass then, but this weekend Cherry Creek and Wagoner Trails...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,432
Posted By Yardstick
That's more like 1st and (rarely) 2nd gear...

That's more like 1st and (rarely) 2nd gear singletrack, but the rest is accurate. It's my favorite! :D

Small world! We met a few travelers on that trip. Did you put up a RR for yours? I'll...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-10-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,815
Posted By Yardstick
Sad news for sure. Don was a great guy! Count...

Sad news for sure. Don was a great guy! Count me in for any ride in his honor.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 55,272
Posted By Yardstick
Yes. The saguaro was in a prime location. I did...

Yes. The saguaro was in a prime location. I did turn the bike around. I was going to keep going but figured I was far enough.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 55,272
Posted By Yardstick
It turns out it was a blessing and a curse to...

It turns out it was a blessing and a curse to know Sycamore so well. I knew it was out there, but I know a lot of trails that could give similar pictures of Sugarloaf. The "clues" probably did more...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 55,272
Posted By Yardstick
I guess that whole piggybacking a DRZ110 thing...

I guess that whole piggybacking a DRZ110 thing didn't happen because...

The trinket was still there.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141006_PhotoTag/Old_Trinket.jpg

...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7,481
Views: 1,519,412
Posted By Yardstick
From Enduro Engineering's site: Strong yet...

From Enduro Engineering's site:
Strong yet light weight, these aluminum braces protect your radiators from getting twisted and bent without sacrificing airflow
I also have a set in my garage...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7,481
Views: 1,519,412
Posted By Yardstick
The 3.0 gallon Acerbis tank should be fine with...

The 3.0 gallon Acerbis tank should be fine with the Emperor guards. The 3.0 gallon tank still uses the stock shrouds. If you go any bigger, to the tanks that carry fuel in the shroud area, then you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7,481
Views: 1,519,412
Posted By Yardstick
I have had a few Enduro Engineering guards and...

I have had a few Enduro Engineering guards and they have all been aluminum with aluminum bars and steel hardware. I think the Moose and MSR are the same. Never seen any that are steel and Ti.
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7,481
Views: 1,519,412
Posted By Yardstick
There's a way to add protection to the BPD...

There's a way to add protection to the BPD guards. See this post. (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24022223&postcount=6184)
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7,481
Views: 1,519,412
Posted By Yardstick
I agree. They fit to the frame and around the...

I agree. They fit to the frame and around the radiator okay for me, but the shroud mount wasn't very good. I put a washer behind the plastic to keep it from being cut/broken by the bad angles...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-30-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,523
Posted By Yardstick
Good stuff! I'll keep an eye out for the next...

Good stuff! I'll keep an eye out for the next round!
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-29-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,588
Posted By Yardstick
You need to come out and join some of the fun! :D...

You need to come out and join some of the fun! :D

The GPS is an Oregon 600. It's a lot like the 450 but has GLONASS, capacitive touch screen, faster processor and some other little upgrades. I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-29-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,588
Posted By Yardstick
Slowred's bike collected a walking stick. ...

Slowred's bike collected a walking stick.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/140928_PNF_TR274/140928_PNF_TR27464.jpg


Back on an easier section of the Climax Trail....
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-29-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,588
Posted By Yardstick
We spotted another waterfall on the way up. ...

We spotted another waterfall on the way up.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/140928_PNF_TR274/140928_PNF_TR27459.jpg


Better view of how brushed over and narrow this...
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