AZ - Rug Road!

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

  1. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    I snapped a couple of pics.

    Strappy loves the smell of 2 smoke in the morning! 2T with the magic button, trials tire, and a rekluse topped by a talented rider made it all look easy.
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    4Play and RWAZ scheming.:evil
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    Yardstick came with a trials tire, to make molehills out of these mountains.
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    Nightstalker the Madman!!!
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    HTM at the start of Rug Road. The new Gas Gas without the magic button haunted HTM on those brutal climbs.
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  2. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    One of these bikes is not like the others. 4Play was the lone rider on a knobby. Not that it made much difference. Number one, he's talented enough that he could have made it up the hills on street tires and two, we all aired up ours to 10-11 psi in the flatlands, which was 13-15 on these mountains. They were acting pretty much like street tires, anyway!:huh Once I dropped the pressure down it was so much easier.
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    Nightstalker passing me again.
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    The Rug part of the road. Maybe a few thousand more rugs might cover up most of those rocks.:rofl
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    At the bottom of the rug part of Rug Rd. I'm not sure if I've ever worked that hard getting down a simple Jeep road. Nightstalker agrees.:loll
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    Unfortunately, now we had to climb back up the other side. No pics there. It was a don't stop kinda hill!
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  3. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Finally arriving at the saddle. All were glad to be standing.:clap
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    By time everyone got to the saddle and rested it was noon. As Nightstalker said, once we were told of a way around the climb back up Rug hill, we all agreed to cruise back to the trucks and attempt the entire ride another day.
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  4. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    It sounds like you need to do one of two things... get the magic button or invest in a rekluse:evil

    Kicking that bike, picking it up on top of riding the trail makes for a pretty long day I bet.

    I am in for the next trip if I can make it work schedule wise. :clap
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  5. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    Nice report guys.
    I think HTM is brave to attempt a ride like that on an unfamiliar bike that rings and can only be kicked.
    Sounds like there needs to be a redo some time after the start of the new year!
    If someone has the tracks for the bypass I would appreciate you sharing them with me.
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  6. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Rug Road Ride = Not Fun

    Friends I rode Rug Road with = AWESOME PEOPLE
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  7. Flashman1

    Flashman1 Long timer

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    I was one of the guys with the UTVs that told you about the by pass. The Yam 230 was left by one of us - it was gettting too nasty so he parked and jumped in one of the UTVs - we made it on to the mine and then piked the bike up on the way out.

    Glad you made it - I have a track - different way than you guys took after Miller road - PM me with your email and I will send it along - or I might post it up to Dualsportmaps.
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  8. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    Nice RR guys, I am glad that I was at my company holiday event, otherwise I might have been out there with you.

    HTM, you need to try a bike with the electric starter button.......:lol3 but I do have to hand it to you and your persistence to keep trying this trail. Glad that everyone made it through and the photos are excellent! :clap
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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Flashman1 - THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
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  10. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    This post brings me 380 nightmares. :rofl
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  11. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    VIDEO!

    <iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3UXHdIemJUQ?list=UUM360h2_lcxpCDMqCIYHY6Q&amp;hl=en_US" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  12. 4play

    4play Next?

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    Awesome video it was almost like being there, again! :1drink
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  13. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Brutal :eek1:eek1
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  14. strappyman

    strappyman Been here awhile

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    That was a lot of fun guys. Got to meet a bunch of new faces and ride some rocks.:wings Thanks for lettin me tag along. So, can I expect this much adventure on all your guys' rides? Cuz you can count me in.

    I got a couple of pictures but looks like you guys captured it pretty well.
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  15. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Another epic Nightstalker video!

    But, why did you edit out all the rocky parts??:D
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  16. 4play

    4play Next?

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    He even included some close ups :evil
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  17. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    Looks like a great ride! What's the first song in the video?
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  18. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    HTM, when are you scheduling your next rug road ride?
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  19. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    I'll throw a few more pics in here...

    Gun range parking.
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    TerrorFlex! The only rear tire with knobs on the ride. Big footprint, too!
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    Truly organic beef jerkey -dried naturally.
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    The alternate two-stroke starting technique. Lots of opportunity to bump the bike on this hill.
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    HTM on the first nasty, rock hill.
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    Slowred goes to work on it.
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  20. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Nightstalker on his way up.
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    And on his way down.
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    That spot had a certain draw to it.
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    Dusting off.
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    Not much rug left on the road. It's more like Rag Road.
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    There's a good line here. Really!
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