PHX - 2014 Coke Ovens Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Time for the after Thanksgiving Coke Ovens Ride!

    I think with had 17 rides show this year. Unfortunately, my camera died (I did know it was on its last leg) right after leaving the parking lot. I'll have to defer to the other inmates for pictures.

    I thought that the road from Box Canyon to the Coke Ovens was in the worst shape I've seen. BattleAx was if good shape and railed the whole way out!! Super dusty all day and unseasonable warm.

    Fun times!
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  2. cookiemonsterMoA

    cookiemonsterMoA Adventurer

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    Great ride as always. I cant believe your camera died. You always have great pictures. Maybe someone else will post them up.
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  3. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    Yes, it was a great ride. My camera was left behind so no pics from me on this trip.

    I did not ride up to the ovens but Skip did. I counted 7 razors that were parked at the ovens from across the way. Maybe the new land owner was having a get together..........

    I know by the time we made it to the staging area we were ready to eat some food. Fun day! :clap
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  4. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Besides it being the annual COKE OVENS RIDE. It was also BIG-E's 50th B-Day...Happy Birthday Yeti!

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    Strappyman with clean face...Strappyman looked like Yukon Cornelius by the time the dusty ride was over.

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    Rabbi Zechman blessed the ride and made sure the chips and french fries were kosher after the ride.

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  5. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    The approach to Ajax Mine.

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    Julio acting as if his legs were long enough to catch a rock.

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    RPage11...giving up on the KTM is back to the classic Honda.

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    Refokus suffered a "flesh wound" to his newish steed.

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    Someone we hadn't seen in well over a year...YBracing returns.

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  6. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    The Devils Backbone once again served as a playground...however, I couldn't lure anyone to do the frontside approach.

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    Nightstalker looking for bagels and lox.

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  7. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Big-E is 50? Wow! Hard to believe. He doesn't look a day over 49:D
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  8. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    I don't know about anyone else but I had a good time. There were a few tip overs and a couple of flats. Other than that there were only ROCKS! I forgot about the amount of rocks on that ride. It was good to see all of you again it has been too long. I'm thinking the next adventure after the new year should be the RUG.:clap I'm thinking a small group of no more then 25 should do it.:rofl Alright HTM, set it up. BTW i'm out the second weekend of January and the first weekend of February FYI.
    On a side note: look at the picture of BIG-E and tell me that baby face looks a day over 35. Happy Birthday Eric.
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  9. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    I know I will sound like a broken record by repeating the same thing over and over again but it is the people that show up to this ride that make it what it is.

    It always turns out to be a fantastic day no matter how many flat tires, rocks, lost riders :patch or any other matters that are thrown at us during the ride.

    I didn't take my camera and only have a few vids but this one like all the others will go down as one to remember.

    Thanks everyone.

    Here's a few clips from the day.

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  10. BIG-E

    BIG-E AKA; Mongo-E, Sexy Grande

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    :roflI don't feel a day older than 49!:lol3

    Thanks Guys, it was a fun day.
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  11. strappyman

    strappyman Been here awhile

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    What a bunch of fun that was. Got to meet few new people and ride some rocks. What more could a guy ask for?

    I got a couple photos from the first half of the ride and none from the second half.:huh I'll get em uploaded today and post em. Also got some video I'll have to spend some time pasting together.

    The UNCoke Ovens ride rocks!:D
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  12. strappyman

    strappyman Been here awhile

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    Riders meeting, emphasizing the use of bump and run.
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    Eric and Paul
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    Regrouped
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    ? ?:huh
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  13. strappyman

    strappyman Been here awhile

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    Waiting on a flat repair. It got a little warm on Sunday.
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    This little hill was loose and slick as hell
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    Doh
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  14. strappyman

    strappyman Been here awhile

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    Julio found the sweet line
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    Cathy thought so too
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    The hero line :clap
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  15. strappyman

    strappyman Been here awhile

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    OOPS:eek1
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    This was quite the sight, like ants swarming all over the hill.
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  16. strappyman

    strappyman Been here awhile

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  17. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    those ant trail pics are pretty badass! :clap
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  18. EZ300

    EZ300 Just wanna ride my motorsickle

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    Some pics from the ride...
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    Here's a cool photo sequence of Doug Seitz.
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  19. strappyman

    strappyman Been here awhile

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    That photo sequence is tre cool.
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  20. cookiemonsterMoA

    cookiemonsterMoA Adventurer

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    Great pics so far :clap
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