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Old 10-06-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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Went out for Yardstick / jrproper ride today. Also dragged out my buddy Tony for an intro to Sycamore.

Yardstick - KTM 530
jrproper - KTM 450
Tony - Husky 450?
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Tony, he's got nerves of steel.



jrproper likes to do some yoga stretches before a hard ride.

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Old 10-06-2012, 09:32 PM   #2
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There are some really great single track trails at Sycamore.



Some of it is slippery off camber.



We ran into some of Yardstick's brutal riding buddies.

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Old 10-06-2012, 09:41 PM   #3
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And then there's the trails I wouldn't classify as trails, oh, I mean single track.







I was having my doubts that this trail actually went somewhere.

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Old 10-06-2012, 10:08 PM   #4
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I took a rather large and thick branch to the shoulder.



We finally got out to something that looked almost like a jeep road!



A jeep road for the criminally insane!!



Tony loves hills! Especially ones covered in rocks!



OK, maybe not so much.

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Old 10-06-2012, 10:16 PM   #5
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jrproper was the last to arrive at the party at the summit.



Fountain Hills in the distance.

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Old 10-06-2012, 10:22 PM   #6
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It wasn't long until we were on another POS trail!



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Old 10-07-2012, 07:16 AM   #7
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We finally made it out to log corral road! Yardstick stopped to check tire and found that chain adjusters way out of way and his axle nut ready to fall off.



I was totally overheated from all the slow speed bush wacking. I opted to follow the "Easy" road out and the rest of the crew finished off the day on Pickax. Jeepers on the Log Corral road.



After squeezing by the jeeps, I hit what Yardstick and jrproper referred to as the boulders!





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Old 10-07-2012, 07:23 AM   #8
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36 miles for me taking the easy way out.



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Old 10-07-2012, 12:55 PM   #9
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Thanks Terry. I haven't ridden Sycamore in years. It looks as awesome as ever
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:23 PM   #10
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Looks like fun guys. Bummed to have missed out.

Did you run 2 Gates? That one hill with the boulder at the top and the work around looked like Rattlesnake.

Yardstick, I know you have pics to add.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:49 PM   #11
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Terry, is that a tattoo on your arm, or do you wear funky shirts? Nice picks as always.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:51 PM   #12
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Terry, is that a tattoo on your arm, or do you wear funky shirts? Nice picks as always.
Actually, I think my pirate tattoo was trying to cut his way through my shirt!!
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:38 AM   #13
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And here comes the ride video!

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Old 10-08-2012, 06:13 AM   #14
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Cool Video

Nice ride report Terry! That looked like some extremely tight areas.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:26 AM   #15
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Ok "Dude" looks like one hell of a ride. I think you need to pour yourself a good Caucasian.
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