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Old 11-17-2013, 12:55 PM   #16
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I am so lucky

Lucky I didn't get to go. I hate those rocky, rough trails with lots of switch backs. I have really gotten to like the wide open easy dirt roads.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:31 PM   #17
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We needed you there to supervise the on-trail tire changing class.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:15 PM   #18
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Here are two vids that I was able to capture.

First going through Hewitt Station. Notice at around 1:44 that I almost get my head chopped off by a low hanging cactus arm.



and then chasing Roger on the beast.



I've got a few more I'll edit and post later.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:47 AM   #19
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Cool Videos

Cool clips, I need to work on my videos to get posted sometime today hopefully once I am done with work.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:08 AM   #20
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Did you guys turn around after the big hill on the bonus section or did you continue up the other road around to the top?

I have personally never tried that hill climb, just seemed like a waste of energy specially when looking down it from the top, that effer is steep.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:21 AM   #21
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Thanks for the report, boys... Looks like a great turnout.
This Pix says it all, look at those smiles

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Old 11-18-2013, 08:43 AM   #22
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Did you guys turn around after the big hill on the bonus section or did you continue up the other road around to the top?

I have personally never tried that hill climb, just seemed like a waste of energy specially when looking down it from the top, that effer is steep.
nope. I think at that point we just wanted to get to lunch. We'd spent a fair amount of time dealing with Ricardo's flat and Brian's troubles with his bike so we (at least I was) wanting to go get something to eat.
Pete did a little bit of scouting on that trail while we were getting the two bikes that tried the climb turned back around and he said it wasn't getting any better so we all just bailed. Maybe for next time?
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:58 AM   #23
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Some more on that Bonus Loop...

AZRedline in the rut. I can't remember who it was that was ahead of him but you can see him here at the top.



That rut didn't look any different from the first time I tried it. I stopped right about at the same spot.



and had to turn back around via the hard way.



The exif info on that image says March 25th of 2012 so I rode that over well a year ago.

At the top of that first pic is a sharp left-hander and you've got only two options.



That right side looks so good but to get the bike there you really have to get up and over that left rut and it's a lot tougher than it looks in that pic. When you're there your mind is telling you to rail it on that inside rut. Well, the left rut is the WRONG line as it ends in about a 3 foot rock ledge blocking the trail which you'd have to hit with a lot of momentum to clear. You simply cannot get enough traction to do that since the incline is so steep and it's right after the turn.

Both shots I took suck but you can somewhat get what I'm saying.



It's tough. I wouldn't say it's impossible but I'd only go back there on my 125 to try it.

Here's a shot looking down.

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Old 11-18-2013, 09:01 AM   #24
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Big E, DOD, and utefan in a very heavy discussion.

Heavy Conversation is right - I make BIG-E look like little - e in that picture.

That was a fantastic day - thanks again everyone, good ride, good temps, good dirt.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:40 AM   #25
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nope. I think at that point we just wanted to get to lunch. We'd spent a fair amount of time dealing with Ricardo's flat and Brian's troubles with his bike so we (at least I was) wanting to go get something to eat.
Pete did a little bit of scouting on that trail while we were getting the two bikes that tried the climb turned back around and he said it wasn't getting any better so we all just bailed. Maybe for next time?
I've been wanting do some exploration above Queen Valley for some trails I found on Google Earth. They vear off from Millsite Canyon and go Farther N and W. I'm expecting them to be at least like Millsite if any of you have been through there.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:45 AM   #26
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I've been wanting do some exploration above Queen Valley for some trails I found on Google Earth. They vear off from Millsite Canyon and go Farther N and W. I'm expecting them to be at least like Millsite if any of you have been through there.
Unfortunately I don't know if you could get very far without hitting the wilderness area.

To see if it goes into the area you can check out the boundaries on this map.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:28 AM   #27
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Unfortunately I don't know if you could get very far without hitting the wilderness area.

To see if it goes into the area you can check out the boundaries on this map.
It may skirt it pretty close but it looks like I'm good. I'll have to double check it though to make sure.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:45 AM   #28
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I'm down for an exploration ride.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:54 AM   #29
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Bummer, just checked it on the map and it cuts across the Wilderness area in 2 spots.

Thanks for the heads up, I didn't realize it came down that far. Looks like they have a downloadable overlay for Garmin, I'll have to give it a try.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:09 AM   #30
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Bummer, just checked it on the map and it cuts across the Wilderness area in 2 spots.

Thanks for the heads up, I didn't realize it came down that far. Looks like they have a downloadable overlay for Garmin, I'll have to give it a try.
It's a very simple map overlay and very good for when you're out exploring stuff. Especially places out like Rolls OHV where a bunch of the washes cut right through Wilderness areas.
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