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Old 03-16-2015, 11:00 PM   #1
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Turkey Creek on any given Sunday in AZ

A few of us headed to Turkey Creek this past Sunday and I got a little Go Pro footage. At the risk of getting ripped on I will post it up. Hopefully the others can post few pics as well.

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Old 03-16-2015, 11:49 PM   #2
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Twas a wee bit rocky and wet.....

Looks like I'm not the only one with "river issues" .

Nice footage !

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Old 03-17-2015, 06:54 AM   #3
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What a fun day
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:03 AM   #4
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No fish harmed

Nice video, next best thing to being there!
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:56 AM   #5
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Nice video, next best thing to being there!

Better than being there. A lot less work
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:03 AM   #6
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Nice video. I felt like I was there. I know I wish I was there. I seem to miss all the good rides. I have never seen that much water in Trukey Creek before.
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:37 AM   #7
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To me Tuscumbia was the best part of the day.
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:43 AM   #8
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Nice video, what a great place to ride! I grew up in New Mexico and loved riding stuff like that. I remember my brother once riding through a cholla at about 35 mph; he had chunks of that damned thing stuck all over his right side from shins to shoulders. We had to take him to the ER to get them removed. The medics had to cut his clothes off because the cactus had pinned them to his body, including his glove being pinned to his hand. He was in a lot of pain for a long time after that!

I moved to Virginia about 8 years ago and there is a lot of water to play in out here which can be a lot of fun. I discovered one very important difference in creek crossings though - the water is significantly warmer and higher in nutrients so the rocks are REALLY slimy with algal growth and as a result they're very slick and tricky to ride. After a few unwanted baths I figured out how to be a bit more careful and can usually make it across, but it's like riding on an oil slick. We have a creek running through our front yard and my wife has gotten many laughs out of watching me trying (sometimes successfully) to ride across it.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

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Old 03-17-2015, 10:43 AM   #9
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Old 03-17-2015, 12:25 PM   #10
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Nice vid Drew. At (10:10) in your vid, that's exactly what happened to me, 2 weeks ago in Box Canyon. Nice line u took though.
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:48 PM   #11
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Where is the hard part? That was all the easy stuff.

Nice video Drew, thanks for helping me all day.

That water was a little deep though. I am still sore.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:02 PM   #12
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That was a great video clip..... such a fun day of riding. The Tescumbia trail was a lot of fun! It's amazing how much water was flowing in the creek, there were several times that splashing through the water came up over my head.

I need to get a mount on my helmet for the Go Pro. I would have had a great shot of slowred going over the bars and taking the plunge. I'm glad no injuries came of that. Great ride it was.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:32 PM   #13
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A few more pics

Here are a few more pics of this ride. I need to start carrying my camera with me instead of using this phone as it's tucked away in the pocket and not easy to get to.

Electrician Ed got a little off line and Cowboy10 just below him on the first little nasty hill


Slowred went to lend a hand


Electrician Ed riding the 426 to the top of the hill


Taking a slightly different line


Here comes the gang through one of the water crossings





And this is the last pic of the day but it has to be one of the best of the day.


I didn't get any of the hill climbs or Tuscumbia but I will be sure to have a camera with me on the next ride out here. Great times.........
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:41 PM   #14
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We started with 7 riders outside Bumblebee. The plan was to shoot up Turkey Creek, over DeSoto Mine, back through 89 and lunch at Crown King. The creek was at least 10-12 inches deeper than a couple weeks ago.

Here's Reidy008, Big E and Electrician Ed fording an early crossing.


Electrician Ed and Cowboy10. We have now christened this Ed's Hill


EE making a splash!


Big E loves the water!


Reidy008 making it smooth and easy.


That speck in the distance is Refokus....


Big E managed to get stuck in the middle of the creek, the bike leaned over on his boot preventing him from righting himself, but without falling.


Refokus buried his rear wheel after crossing the creek.



EE riding a wild bronc up at Desoto Mine


But, he finished it in style!


The boys taking a well deserved break atop DeSoto


EE with Refokus following up the first in a series of hill climbs by DeSoto.


Our fearless ride leader 4Play


Reidy attacking


The crew taking in the view on a perfect day for a ride
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:52 PM   #15
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4Play found a flat rear coming down 89. A splash of air seemed to be holding so we made a break for CK. But at the CK road, it was flat again. He found a slashed sidewall but patched it quick with a single plug. With a Tubliss setup he had it fixed in about two mins!!



EE looking good, attacking a steep and nasty hill climb after lunch.


Reidy


EE, 4Play,Refokus and Reidy taking a quick break.


EE after crossing that long stretch of creek behind him. Its hard to see it, but he has water dripping off his helmet and goggles.


It was an awesome day to be riding with epic weather and great buddies!!!
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