Oak Flat, Arizona -- Trials November 4

Discussion in 'Trials' started by thegraydog, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Dbrown138v

    Dbrown138v n00b

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    Is this event happening for sure? I was planning on entering as my first trials event but on the CAT website it says permit pending. It also looks like maybe the website doesn't get updated too often. Just wanted to make sure since I will have to miss the AMRA race to make this one and it would be a bummer if I got there and it wasn't happening. Looks like a fun place to ride! Is this area open to riding when there is not an event?
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  2. thegraydog

    thegraydog 2 wheels X 6 ways

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    Dbrown, we haven't heard any uncertainty about the event. Yep, the website isn't very active, and yep, sometimes the event happens before the permit arrives (!), but this one is a go.

    I imagine that "legal" riding access is only during events, because it's USFS, but I have ridden there other times. The rockcrawler roads out to the south, um, you know, I haven't thought about it since TMR went down.
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  3. Dbrown138v

    Dbrown138v n00b

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    Awesome i will be there.
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  4. stoneyony

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    I see you need a spark arrestor. Not sure if a stock 02 gas gas 280 has one as it's not stamped on the side like my KTM.

    They will rent you a screen and clamp there. Is it any different than using some metal screen material and clamping it on?
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  5. thegraydog

    thegraydog 2 wheels X 6 ways

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    that'd probably work fine.
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  6. DerViking

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    The usual test is whether it will stop a pencil. You can buy the screen at chainsaw shops sometimes. Dooley, known as Spanish Fly Racing makes a nice little unit that fits most gassers.
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  7. caryder

    caryder Been here awhile

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    Several of us practiced there this last weekend. The weather was perfect. As long as you have an RV plate and AZ OHV sticker I don't believe there are any restrictions to riding there at non-event times. You will need some form of spark arrester on anything other than private land.


    Chuck
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  8. stoneyony

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    Thanks. Think I will go with the screen clamped on.

    I would check out Spanish fly it was my bike. I plan on checking this one out and seeing how I like it.
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  9. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Yes, we do. First ride with NMTA is free. As the old Honda ad says, "Come ride with us". :thumb




    I might try that when (not if) I ride a CAT event. You could ask for the Brewtus scholarship at an NMTA event, but you will just be laughed at and charged double. :lol3
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  10. stoneyony

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    Heck, if they don't offer you a free entry, ask for thegraydog scholarship!


    Yeah I will have to remember to ask for it also. I may get laughed at and charged double also.
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  11. thegraydog

    thegraydog 2 wheels X 6 ways

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    worse yet, they might honor it at the check-in and hand me the tab. I'm gonna find out how many CAT riders are lurking here, aren't I? Sigh....

    A Brewtus scholarship is a cold one after the ride, ennit?
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  12. Brewtus

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    Yep! :freaky
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  13. plane_ben

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    I used to ride with the CAT club. I rode the Oak Flats area 3 times. Real fun site. Building myself a Peter Gaunt XL 250 Honda replica that I can ride in vintage twin shock class again.
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  14. xrmattaz

    xrmattaz sputum is my bread/butter

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    I'm gonna bring the family down to watch.

    New pain specialist forbids me from riding ever again, secondary to severe spinal stenosis (sucks). So.....I'm planning on bringing the '06 GasGas Raga in the back of the truck with a For Sale sign on it. Have had it on Phoenix Craigslist for two weeks now, with nary a phone call.

    PM me if you know someone might be interested in a sweet TXT300 Raga, makes a great beginner bike! No, really!
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  15. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    :wave. Matt
    Sorry to hear about your back. :cry
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  16. Dbrown138v

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    I had a great time out there today and I thought I did alright for a first timer. Everyone was nice and I got a lot of good advice which helped a lot by the end of the day. Just need to practice my turns some more. Haha! There was a couple sections that I just could not get. Might have to go back and do it over and over until I get it figured out. Can't wait for the next one though!
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  17. thegraydog

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    I intended to get pics of the new guys -- didn't. You two both looked pretty solid, and made considerable progress by the third round as the rigor mortis wore off.
    broncobowsher cheating on his orthopedist:
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    How to score one of these?
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  18. stoneyony

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    Yeah I showed up and had a really fun time.

    First 2 sections the clutch wouldn't disengage when pulled in. Stopped at the check out of #2 and the guy there I think (Todd) hopped on and got it working for me.

    Rode with the other new guy most of the first 2 loops. Nice guy! Everybody I talked to was nice and helpfull.

    Only cleaned 1 section. Glad my buddy let me use his bike.It almost makes me want to sell my KTM but hopefully after the holidays I can just save a little money and get my own bike.

    The picture of the spectators is my daughter, nieces and nephew.
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  19. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Long timer

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    I really wasn't cheating. The doc said I could start riding again 4 months after surgery, that was 4 months and 2 days. I was 2 days into the allowable and I was out there riding. I made 1 full loop before I retired. Forget competitive for now, just going out for the fun and exercise.
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