AZ - Rug Road!

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Hoosier Trail Master put together a ride on the infamous Rug Road out of Mammoth, AZ. He had quite the collection of victims for today's ride!

    HTM - Gas Gas 300
    Strappy - KTM 300
    Yardstick - KTM 530
    Slowred - KTM 350
    4play - KTM 600
    Nightstalker - Honda 450X
    RWAZ - Polaris RZR 4 Door

    Staging overlooking Mammoth.

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    9 miles of dusty roads to get to the interesting stuff.

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    HTM starts up the first tough hill on his new to him Gas Gas 300.

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    HTM wanted to make sure the rest of us new where all the tough spots were.

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    Back in the saddle.

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  4. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    A little hyper that Gas Gas perhaps?:eek1
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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The rest followed. RWAZ returning to the bottom of the hill after helping HTM up.

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  6. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    OK who's the guy doing the Salsa in the tennis shoes??:lol3
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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Not much for level ground on this ride!

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    This is the hill they call the "RUG".

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    Yardstick demonstrates how steep it is.

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    Crazy rocky!

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I didn't many pictures coming down the hill. My hands were locked onto the handlebars. I took some riding up the next hill.

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    Slowred managed to crash right behind me!

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    He was alright and continued on.

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    Looking back.

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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Slowred nearing the saddle.

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    Half the team at the top.

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    HTM and RWAZ arriving.

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    Rug Road coming down the hill in the distance.

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  10. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    There was quite the debate at the top. No one really wanted to ride up the RUG, no one really wanted to take the 185 mile alternate route out, few thought they had enough fuel to make it to the gas station at the 120 mile mark....

    A group of side-by-sides and ATV riders stopped to chat with us at the top. They informed us there was another option! We all listened intently as they directed us to the yellow brick road that would take us safely back to Mammoth in just a short 12 miles or so!!

    We headed back down the hill, in search of the ribbons that would mark our escape route. FOUND!

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    You call that a road?

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  11. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We found this along the trail on the way down. Ghostrider?

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    Hydrophobic Yardstick at a deep water crossing.

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    Oasis in the desert.

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    Easy riding from here back.

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    29 Helen's agree.

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  12. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    HTM knew of a food joint close by, close by was good enough!!

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    HTM enjoys his mega burrito!

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    I got the BACON cheeseburger with onion rings, so good!!

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    He LOVES the onion rings!!

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  13. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Over 26 miles today.

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  14. booger1

    booger1 Been here awhile

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    Looks like another nice ride.
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  15. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    So you guys got to the top of the long hill climb and turned around????
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  16. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    That bike was just out there in the middle of nowhere? :huh
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  17. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Ya, what the report didn't tell you is it took me 3 hours to get to the "saddle". It was far worse than what it had been the last time we did it Drew. That coupled with me riding a 2 smoke I could't handle really pressed us for time. My right leg is twice as big as my left today from the 5000 kicks yesterday. Thanks guys for the patience...never again without an electric start.
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  18. DOD

    DOD idiot dirt rider

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    Looks like y'all earned your burritos.

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  19. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    Now you understand where I was on the xr at howlin at the moon!
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  20. Humunn

    Humunn Moto Prozac

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    Like your RRs! Dreaming about an AZ ride someday!
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