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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-20-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Yardstick
Thanks guys! I agree, Strappyman, right...

Thanks guys!

I agree, Strappyman, right now the days are just too short for these really big rides. There's a certain window during the year when the days are long enough and the temps are low...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Yardstick
Almost a mile into Blind Indian Trail we had our...

Almost a mile into Blind Indian Trail we had our first punctures. Don's heavy duty front tube was no match for Agave thorns. Much better than taking one in the knee, though! :deal Patching vs....
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Yardstick
Just after 4 o'clock the shadows were getting...

Just after 4 o'clock the shadows were getting long!
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141115_PNF_BigLoop/PNF_BigLoop_11151443.jpg


We took a little break in this field to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Yardstick
We took the lesser traveled part of Yankee Doodle...

We took the lesser traveled part of Yankee Doodle Trail that drops off the mountain to the west, heading for Bodie Mine Rd. This is one steep, rutted, brushed in section of trail!...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Yardstick
Just after the log, Don's kickstand spring bolt...

Just after the log, Don's kickstand spring bolt broke. Who needs a kickstand, anyway?
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141115_PNF_BigLoop/PNF_BigLoop_11151432.jpg

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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Yardstick
The Yankee Doodle Trail narrows significantly...

The Yankee Doodle Trail narrows significantly south of where it crosses 261.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141115_PNF_BigLoop/PNF_BigLoop_11151426.jpg


It's a great...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Yardstick
The giant tree on Big Bug Mesa still stands! One...

The giant tree on Big Bug Mesa still stands! One of these days I'm going to stand way back and get the whole thing in a shot. :lol3...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Yardstick
The lower switchbacks aren't too bad. And it...

The lower switchbacks aren't too bad. And it seems like someone has been working on this trail. I didn't have to do any wheelie-turns this time around. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Yardstick
Little Wolf trail turns to singletrack and rocky...

Little Wolf trail turns to singletrack and rocky washes fairly quick. Both Don and I made a wrong turn on something that looked correct. We ended up at an old mining site....
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Yardstick
AZ - Unintentional Night Ride in the PNF

I might have been a little overly-ambitious after a successful run up the infamous Bull Run Trail in the Bradshaw Mountains of the Prescott National Forest last week. I planned an 80-ish mile loop...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-12-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Yardstick
Almost every trail I'm thinking of taking will...

Almost every trail I'm thinking of taking will have wheelie turns. Should be a good time. You probably need to take Saturday off and join. :evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Yardstick
I wouldn't want to commit and then have to back...

I wouldn't want to commit and then have to back out for being too tired. I have a big loop planned for Saturday. We'll be getting lots of practice doing wheelie turns up tight switchbacks and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-10-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Yardstick
I like heading up that way and it has been a...

I like heading up that way and it has been a while since I've been on 609. Too bad I'm already committed to another ride for Saturday. :doh
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,031
Posted By Yardstick
This Koso Voltmeter...

This Koso Voltmeter (http://www.amazon.com/Koso-North-America-Super-BA024BOO/dp/B0041QJQNQ) is nice and low profile if you don't want to install a panel meter.
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 182,959
Posted By Yardstick
Does anyone know if there are differences in the...

Does anyone know if there are differences in the E-line and P3 carbon skid plate mounts?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4,936
Views: 276,927
Posted By Yardstick
Nice videos Plawa and Cyberdos. That side-road...

Nice videos Plawa and Cyberdos. That side-road looks like fun! I thought most of those were on private land or just didn't go anywhere. And I guess we're usually on a mission to get somewhere else...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-23-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,140
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, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
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, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 1,586,891
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, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,471
Views: 61,868
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, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4,936
Views: 276,927
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, 01:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,140
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, 08:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,470
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, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 182,959
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, 06:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,140
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, 06:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,470
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, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,470
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, 05:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,470
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, 05:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,470
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, 05:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,470
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, 05:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,470
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

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Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,470
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, 04:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,470
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, 04:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,470
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, 04:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,470
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, 04:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,470
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, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,470
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, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,470
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, 03:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,470
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, 03:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,470
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...
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