PHX - Arizona Single Track!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We had a WHOLE day of steady rain on Thursday, a little bit more on Friday, and some drizzlelies on the way to the staging area this morning. Combine that with overcast skies and cool temps made for pristine riding conditions!

    Goner led ybracing and myself for an epic singletrack tour of the Boulders OHV riding area northwest of Phoenix. Here's something you don't see everyday in AZ.

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    Goner and ybracing.

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Goner uphill.

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    ybracing crests.

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Goner describing the terrors that lay ahead.

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    Trail?? What trail?

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Goner goes down.

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    And managed to bend his handlebars.

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    Crazy hills.

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    Goner is in there somewhere.

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    No worries!

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  5. AZcacti

    AZcacti Dope on a Rope

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    As always, Great Pics Terry!!!:clap:clap
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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Stuck between a rock and a porcupine and a cliff.

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    I think we deserve a break after that.

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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Arizona trail riding RULES!!

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Nasty NASTY downhill.

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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    More trail.

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  10. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We were going up and down all day long.

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  11. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    I'm sorry I missed this one. :cry That'll teach me to test abrasive disks on an angle grinder without gloves on. :eek1 :doh
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  12. Nightstalker

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  13. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Had to stop and adjust my chain.

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  14. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Goner says, no really, there is a trail here...

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    It was there, it was awesome!

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    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Someone said, I'm hungry, let's go to Wildhorse and we high tailed it back to the trucks! Wildhorse Saloon it was!

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    So good!

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  16. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Just shy of 45 miles.

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    Up and down indeed.

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  17. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    As usual, nice report and pictures Terry. What a great ride. I have not done that much climbing in a long time. Some day I will figure out how to ride that single track fast like you two. I am glad it was only the 3 of us. If we would have had to many more we would not have been able to keep up the pace we had.
    Good times guys. Thanks.
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  18. goner

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    Awesome stuff yesterday.:clap winters in AZ are tough. Looks like i need to ask santa for new bars. The new bend made those narow trails interesting. Heres some pics.

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  20. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I was sporting a brand new Pirelli trials tire on this ride. My initial thoughts were, boy this tire is way bigger in diameter than my old Michelin trials tire and it's so much, much stiffer. I found out why it felt so much stiffer when I borrowed Goner's tire pressure gauge and found I still had a bead popping 50 psi in it!!! It works much better at 10 psi.

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