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Old 11-20-2013, 08:28 PM   #16
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Wish you guys rode on Sundays.... I could ride right from the house.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:33 PM   #17
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This trail reminded us of a few of our favorites. There were hints of the Bradshaw Trail.



Some flashbacks of jousting with sticks on Bull Run.



The switchback-fest that is Little Wolf Creek! I just climbed that.



Sitting in the same spot looking up!



These Bradshaw Mountain trails sure are fun!



This is really hard-core! Someone lived down here!
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:38 PM   #18
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A random old retaining wall along the trail. It's still working but I couldn't figure out why it was ever made in the first place.



I have never run across one of these before. It's an AZ Game and Fish trap. I imagine they are trying to catch and tag animals to track where they're going after the fires that happened last year.



Again, one of those real obvious trailheads! The trail popped out on Senator Hwy just to Slowred's right. We have been through this area countless times and never even noticed!



Blind Indian Trail is almost 10 miles long and took us another 2-ish hours. That includes a small side-trip to make sure we were really on the trail and a few discussions about the difficulty level and how few people ride this beast of a trail.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:48 PM   #19
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It was late in the day by the time we came out of Blind Indian Trail and the temperatures were already dropping fast. We made quick work of Senator Highway. At Hooper's Saddle we stopped for a minute. My face was so cold that I could barely pronounce words. We blasted past Minehaha on our way back through Ryland Creek where it finally started to warm up again.



Slowred was concerned about his fuel level from the time we hit Senator Highway. We went into hypermiler mode on the way back. Nice views of Lake Pleasant from Cow Creek Rd.



Not sputtering yet!



We made it back with a couple of ounces of gas in Slowred's tank. Better than running out in sight of the truck like last time we tried something like this!
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:53 PM   #20
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My GPS track shows 91.2 miles, but I recall Slowred's bike odometer saying 96 or so miles. Either way, a long day to explore 15 miles of new to us trails.



Here's the full ride's elevation profile.



Only Cherry Creek Trail.



Only Blind Indian Trail.



Now we need to plan a loop to include these great new trails!
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:55 PM   #21
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Wish you guys rode on Sundays.... I could ride right from the house.
How big is your tank or what kind of range can you get? Slowred almost ran out on the way back. I was surprised to still have quite a bit in my 3.4 gallon tank.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:04 PM   #22
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:18 AM   #23
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Nice!!! I've been curious of that Blind Indian Trail. Now I need to go explore it for myself.
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:55 AM   #24
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Nice!!! I've been curious of that Blind Indian Trail. Now I need to go explore it for myself.
I'd suggest Wagoner Trail to Blind Indian Trail. That seems like the best way to get there. We were thinking South to North makes the most sense based on some of the climbs/descents on that thing. Also route finding is a little easier. It's not as well marked as you go north.. Either way it'll be a challenge! Have fun!!
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:43 PM   #25
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Awesome RR Yardstick!!

That was another epic day in the Bradshaws.

Cherry Creek was fun but the narrow off camber sections were not for the faint of heart. However, I think Yardstick is spot on. I wouldn't want to try going north to south. That big downhill was seriously steep.

Blind Indian, was more fun but still kicked your a$$. If we didn't have a recent track to follow I'm not sure we would have made the connection to the trail up on that ridge as it did not follow the GPS track and went around the opposite side of the mountain. We owe that rider our thanks. Plus, the guy was a stud or crazy, as it was definitely a solo rider!

Drew, we owe you a Sun ride!

Strappyman, how was Rug Rd?
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:28 AM   #26
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Strappyman, how was Rug Rd?
The Rug Road is a really cool ride. There aren't many spots that give you any kind of real break from the rocks. I finally made it all the way to the bottom. We had 3 flats on the day, none were mine. We would have easily made it back to the trucks by 2 if it weren't for tire changes.

A couple of the road sections have been graded recently.

I'm sure everyone remembers this section, lots of rocks, loose as crap and off camber, there was a lot of struggling on this one:


It now looks like this:



The rocks are gone and so are the ruts.

Other than that, the Rug is still the Rug.
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:33 AM   #27
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I'd suggest Wagoner Trail to Blind Indian Trail. That seems like the best way to get there. We were thinking South to North makes the most sense based on some of the climbs/descents on that thing. Also route finding is a little easier. It's not as well marked as you go north.. Either way it'll be a challenge! Have fun!!
Cool, officially on my list.
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:58 AM   #28
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I've ridden quite a bit in some of that country... however I was on "Sparky" the Mule at the time. Those trails are tough.
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:13 AM   #29
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Nice RR Yardstick, as usual. You and Slowred continue to push on exploring the hidden trails in the Bradshaws..............

When you two describe a "steep" off camber trail that would be difficult to go down, I don't want no part of it............
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:58 PM   #30
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How big is your tank or what kind of range can you get? Slowred almost ran out on the way back. I was surprised to still have quite a bit in my 3.4 gallon tank.
If I have the big tank on my 250 I can run about 200 to 250 miles. If I ride the Husaberg it would be about what Slow Red got so I would probably pack a few liters to dump in as I go.
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