In Arizona, at least in the Phoenix area, there is a ride that almost every dirtbiker has done at least once. The name in itself instills fear in some and joy in others. It is almost a rite of passage for new riders because its long enough to test a rider's endurance and technical enough to test their skills but also easy enough to bail and go back if necessary. Well... NO MORE! The world famous "Back Way to Crown King" is now TOO smooth. Slowred (CRF 450X), Refokus (KTM 450 EXC) and I (KTM 530 EXC) rode the Smooth Way to Crown King. We passed a lot of quads, jeeps and these: This hill got so bad that people created a bypass. Now the bypass that Slowred is lining up for is harder than the regular line! Slowred tops out on the "hard line". This is a "rough spot" now.