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Old 02-13-2010, 02:12 PM   #1
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Cascade of Errors/Chain Reaction Ride

Once upon a time three friends went for a Saturday ride in Arizona. A series of bad decisions led up to the ride below. No names are posted to protect the innocent/ignorant.

I don't think the hard stuff is going to come down for quite a while. I say we play through...


It is unusual to see elephants above the snow line in this part of the country.


This will not end well...


Are we having fun yet?


As we relaxed at the lake, little did we know a snow storm was dropping several inches and yahoos in trucks were tearing up the snow packed trail we had just come down and making it impassable.


Play through, huh?


Is this the fun part?


Uh oh, more snow...


The new winter exercise craze.


These are from last Saturday. When the other suspects awake from their naps maybe they can fill in the weeks activities through today.
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:34 PM   #2
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is that the CK area? lots of snow still.
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Old 02-13-2010, 07:00 PM   #3
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is that the CK area? lots of snow still.
Yes, between CK and Horsethief Basin.
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Old 02-13-2010, 07:04 PM   #4
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I did that kind of shit when I lived in Chicago...

and thats why I moved to Arizona.
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:33 PM   #5
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Did you guys ride out or camp?
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:35 PM   #6
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It only took a week and three attempts to retrieve the bikes...

We had to abandon the bikes and get a ride out with a bunch of drunk youngsters in four wheel drives..

Attempt 1
found us returning Sunday morning with a four wheel drive that had a snow plow on it. When we got back up there, there was two feet of fresh powder.. Tried most of the day to get to the bikes and left empty handed...

Let me get some pics loaded to go with the story..........

Snow SUCKS>..
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:44 PM   #7
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:11 PM   #8
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It all started last Saturday....2/6
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:18 PM   #9
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You really know it's gone tits up when you are getting quotes for helicopter rentals.

Our bikes have been vacationing in the Bradshaw mountains where we had to abandon them a week ago.
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:57 AM   #10
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You really know it's gone tits up when you are getting quotes for helicopter rentals.

Our bikes have been vacationing in the Bradshaw mountains where we had to abandon them a week ago.
Cheaper and better to rent or borrow a snow mobile and use a sheet of plywood (3/4") as a sled to pull behind it. Lay the bike on its side, strap it on and away you go.
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:01 AM   #11
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Glad you guys made it out allright. I can only imagine how bad it was for you guys to leave $10k bikes behind.
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Cheaper and better to rent or borrow a snow mobile and use a sheet of plywood (3/4") as a sled to pull behind it. Lay the bike on its side, strap it on and away you go.
That was attempt number 2. Get your popcorn and listen in.
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:59 AM   #13
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well bring on the recovery pics.

I was trying to figure out your pics, I was riding somewhere north of buckhorn, near the hassaympa yesterday and it was 70+ and sunny. I didnt catch the last line of post... Last Saturday..
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:32 AM   #14
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I only had pics from day 1. Here's a teaser until KTMSER gets motivated and posts up.
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That was attempt number 2. Get your popcorn and listen in.
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