Phoenix meets Tucson Part Deux

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    HoosierTrailMaster and his Tucson buddies put together an epic two days of riding and invited us Phoenix low lifes down for a good time.

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    Saturday was the Charouleau Gap ride from Catalina to Oracle and back.

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    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    Loading pics now and some video as well, I hope. :lol3
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    Looks like we had about 14 riders on Saturday!! WOW! I didn't think it was that many.

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    HoosierTrailMaster - Yamaha WR250
    Bush Master - KTM
    NDTransplant - KTM 450 (HTM's)
    4play - KTM 750
    yzfcathy - KTM 525
    Dave - KTM
    seabee1 - Honda 450X
    refokus - KTM
    azredline - Honda 650L
    Reidy008 - Honda 250X
    Emmerson Bigguns - KTM?
    rpage1 - Honda 450X
    Slowred - Honda 450X
    Nightstalker - Honda 450X

    Refokus was still making the coffee.

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The day started a brisk 34 degrees in camp (at Catalina State Park) at sunrise.

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    The first 7 miles to Charouleau Gap is bladed and graded, slippery, decomposed granite, and DUSTY.

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    Regrouping at the Gap.

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    Heading down to the, according to my topo, an intermittent stream.

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  8. Nightstalker

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    Let the stream crossings begin!

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    Bush Master

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    emerson bigguns

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    Lots more to come!

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  9. Nightstalker

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    Oh no! I only have 1 wheel drive!

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    NDTransplant heads for the water.

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    Makes a quick stop to pick up some rocks.

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  10. Nightstalker

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    No one seemed to be in a big hurry to ride through this.

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    They made yzfcathy lead the way.

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    Splashdown!!

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    DOH! Wet, slippery rocks.

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    Dave

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  12. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Aww...Nightstalker doesn't even get to toot his own horn. Look at the intensity in those eyes.

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  13. Nightstalker

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    HTM

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    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Slowred making it look easy...this direction.

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    I'm really not fond of mixing motorcycles with water...and this did not look inviting. But, it is worse the other way...

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    Doesn't look any better down stream.

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    NDTransplant gets a wet foot. I believe we all did.

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    refokus

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    Coronado Camp ruins

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    Artistic poo

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    HTM and yzfcathy

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    yzfcathy pulls a happy wheelie!

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    yzfcathy on some more wet rocks.

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    Dave

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    Slowred and I took a little side trip. 700 feet elevation gain in 1/2 mile, WOW, it was steep! We both ran out of steam at the same spot.

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    Coming back down, a short flat spot.

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