AZ - Sticks and Stones Riding up Bull Road (Trail 202)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Yardstick, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Yardstick

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    :eek1 Those sticks could be killers!

    That wash takes up a lot of time in the video I shot! I had it whittled down quite a bit and then my computer crashed. I think (hope) it was saved at that point. :cry

    Where I took the stick in the neck, I was pointed straight at the trail we missed that sent Slowred up the nasty boulder field. I was just distracted by the thought of being impaled through the throat, I guess. :huh
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  2. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Holy Cow, Strappyman! I'd love to hear how you got that bike out of there?
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  3. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    Good lord! It's a good thing that branch didn't hit your thigh!
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  4. eaglescan

    eaglescan Borrego rocks

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    Fantastic report, I love anywhere in AZ, when I am down that way in our WINTER in Canada. Can I ask where you staged from? thanks:clap
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  5. strappyman

    strappyman Been here awhile

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    Trail side repairs always tend to bring out your inner MacGyver.

    A home made plug
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    Some steal putty
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    And back on the trail.
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    That was my buddy Paul's bike. We made it to Crown King with no leaking whatsoever. So we decided to push it the rest of the day which included going down 216, Bradshaw trail. 50 more miles on the day and it didn't leak a drop.

    Paul called Acerbis to see if there was a way to repair it. They said no but were impressed by the story and offered him 50% off on a new tank. They called him the following day and said that after the story spread through the office they wanted the damaged tank and would provide him with a free replacement in return. A new tank for the price of shipping, can't beat that. If that's not good customer service I don't know what is.
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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Hahaha!! You guys rock!!
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  7. Yardstick

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    Sticks and stones, the video!

    <iframe width="640" height="480" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/hrAAliGpQww" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  8. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    What is the thumping noise? Is it the camera rattling in its housing?
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  9. Yardstick

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    The camera is on my goggle strap and the thumping sound is the housing bouncing off the helmet.
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  10. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    Cool video Yardstick!
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    Thanks, Refokus! Those videos are a lot of work! Editing them down to something remotely watchable is far more difficult and time consuming than what it takes to do pictures. I hope it was watchable all the way through and that it conveyed the difficulty and steepness of the terrain. Adding a soundtrack would be a lot more work and I know some people want the bike and ambient sounds. I figure this way people can pick their own soundtrack or listen to the original audio.
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  12. strappyman

    strappyman Been here awhile

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    I kind of gave up on editing, I can never decide what to keep. Hours of great video and I never want to cut anything out. I'm glad there's someone with the patience to put the work in. I think you captured the essence of 202 very well.:clap
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  13. Yardstick

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    I can completely understand giving up editing! Just taking out the starts and stops took my original video from 3 hrs 15 minuts down to just under 3 hours. Doing some big chops from there cut it in half, but that's still an hour and a half! :eek1 There was a lot I cut because the camera was pointing toward the sun or I was getting too much flare on the lens. Some I left in because you can kind of see what's going on. I cut out a lot of good material that was just too long for me to sit through with my short attention span. :lol3
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  14. advmoto66

    advmoto66 It wasn't pretty, but folks, it was pretty fun!

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    Thanks for taking the time to share the RR.
    BTW great pics and videos. 17 miles of 2nd and 3rd gear single track scattered with loose rock and challenging wash/river bed gets me all warm and fuzzy inside.:thumb

    Yardstick I just realized that we have crossed paths after finding your RR you did for your AK trip in 2010 at Adventure CycleWorks in Fairbanks. I actually chatted with Dillion and he gave me his card for ZEN Moto.
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  15. Yardstick

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    That's more like 1st and (rarely) 2nd gear singletrack, but the rest is accurate. It's my favorite! :D

    Small world! We met a few travelers on that trip. Did you put up a RR for yours? I'll have to check it out.
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  16. advmoto66

    advmoto66 It wasn't pretty, but folks, it was pretty fun!

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    No RR:waysad, I discovered this forum when we left for our trip to AK in 2010. I only started reading the RR's this summer and my first post/contribution was in July.

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    Notice all the stickers and how low the Dalton Sign was in 2010. The more recent RR's reflect fewer decals and the sign has been raised significantly higher.

    BTW I ride a 2 stroke 250 :ricky so I like to chug along in a higher gear so it minimizes wheel spin. The power delivery is a bit different then your big thumper. :gdog
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