PHX - ATR Howling at the Moon Preview

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  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Arizona Trail Riders, Howling at the Moon 2 Day National Dual Sport Ride, October 23 & 24, A Loop Preview!!!

    We were finishing off the route for the A Loop this weekend. Anyone looking for some hard core trail riding will really enjoy our event this year. That being said, we'll also have great B and C loops for everyone to enjoy as well.

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    This year's start is hosted at the Elks Lodge in Prescott Valley, AZ.

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    Lots of shady pine trees.

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    Hopefully the moist conditions will repeat for October.

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    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We saw some turkeys near Yankee Doodle peak.

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    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    ATR kiosk at Senator Highway and Yankee Doodle Trail - KWADS STAY OUT!!

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    One of my new favorite trails coming up!

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    FAST beginning.

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    Technical middle.

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    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Some wet.

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    Great views!

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    Lunch in Crown King. The fire company will be catering this year's event. We stopped at the Prospector Mall for some grub. If you're look for some 91 octane, they got it. Need a tube, they got it. Want a bratwurst dog, they got it!

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    Downtown Crown King.

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    Don't forget to stop at the General Store!

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    Time for the afternoon A Loop...the meek need not apply!

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    Some dead fall to work through.

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    Do not run this section alone!! If you fall, you will need help getting back up!

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    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    There's some face slappers to raise the bar.

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    Great views! Keep one eye on the trail though.

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    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    And now things get HARD!

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    Shady break.

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    Back on track.

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    Looking back.

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    Time to celebrate!

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    Goner was happy!

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    Last of the fun for Saturday.

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    Awesome trail to end the day!

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    I would love to see what that looks like from the rider's perspective...
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    Here's the view as i drop down the step-up.
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    lazy boys

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    x2. Thanks for the hand here NS. This bout with gravity and the high temps led to this happiness:cry :puke1

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    But I'll be back!!!!

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    It looks a lot better from this angle.
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    I missed out! Looks like some fun riding! :D
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  20. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Remember that feeling you got when you were a kid and Christmas was coming? Nightstalker...you are just like Santa...I am glad we are doing it at the end of October rather than the end of July. The combination of sweating from physical labor coupled with the sweating from concentration will really wear a guy out.
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