PHX - Aussie in AZ - Crown King Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Reidy008 hosted the second day of Geordie's AZ adventure. This day we rode from Reidy's house to Crown King, for lunch at The Mill restaurant and fudge from The General Store.

    8 riders today included :

    ditchwitch650 - Geordie on Big-E's Yamaha WR450
    Reidy008 - Husky 450 SM
    Big-E - Loaner KTM 525
    ybracing - KTM 525
    1224R - Honda 650R
    Nightstalker - Honda 450X
    GOROVN - KTM 690
    Guy from Thunderbay - KTM 690
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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Riders, left to right, ditchwitch650, ybracing, Guy, 1224R.

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    Add Nightstalker on the left and Reidy008 on the right.

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    1st challenge of the day, rocks and hills. I didn't get any pictures of that, so let's move right along to the first stream crossing of the day!!

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  4. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    Hey fellas, had a great time... What a great ride, and you guys were very cool to me... Next time I visit from Cali, I hope I can tag along on that ride again!!! Soon as I get the videos sorted ill post em!! Thanks!!
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  5. GB

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    Looks good.. Less gnarly than your other thread... thanks for posting this one too :thumb
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  6. refokus

    refokus Just Learning

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    :clap I should have got off my lazy ass and went on this ride. I am glad to see that the weather was perfect for you all. Now, let's see some more of them NS photos.....
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  7. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    Another great ride. Thanks every one! Life is good!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Really??? i was wishing i'd stay home tucked up in bed all nice and warm:rofl
    it was a shit ride! a shit HOT ride that is:lol3 Thanks to reidy and nightstalker for sorting out the loop and leading and my twin Big-E for sweeping:clap

    I'm so glad we headed for CK I would have wounder about it if we didn't go there,:cry sure it was a bit cold with some snow & 1 patch that most of us missed:huh but it was well worth it:D

    the group just clicked from the start, doing that distance with so little tar was great and only 1 flat wohoo:wink:

    not sure on miles but it would've been a few and reidy's 1 last track bonus!well that's the kinda stuff i love:evil

    Thanks all for a unforgetable weekend if any of you head down under pm me so i can give you a tour:D

    cheers :freaky
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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Strapping down and uncooperative bag. I really wish Big-E would better prep his loaner bike.

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    1224R is ready for riding!

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    Eastern Wilderness road.

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    Dead cow. Wasn't there last week...

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    This gate wasn't locked last week...

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    Most of these riders weren't here last week!

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  10. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The infamous CK Rock marks the start of the fun part of the Back Way to Crown King.

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    Wide angle shot.

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  11. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    GOROVN had to split. Seeya buddypal!

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    Reidy008 was having some fender problems.

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    1224R having problems keeping his headlight attached to the bike.

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    Big-E was HUNGRY!

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  12. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Back on the trail.

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  13. Nightstalker

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    Creek crossing at Oro Belle Mine.

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    The water wasn't running this morning.

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    Looking back, CK Road in the Valley, Minihaha road on the mountain.

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    Magical expanding pill towels.

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    I found the ONE ice patch on the trail. It was strategically covered with snow and leaves. I blocked the trail so no one else would get caught by it.

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  15. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    From here it's a pretty easy ride into Crown King for lunch at The Mill.

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    The fires were burning in Crown King.

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    We just about ate them out of the keilbasa lunch special.

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    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We left Crown King after some gas and fudge at the General Store. Down the Senator Highway...

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  17. Nightstalker

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    We ran into KTMSER and his boy on the Wagoner road.

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  18. Nightstalker

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    We blasted down Ryland Creek. It was getting late and we wanted to beat sunset.

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    Ditchwitch650 enjoying the scenery along Buckhorn Road.

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  19. Nightstalker

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    1224R managed to get a flat! He received a lot of audible help from the rest of us.

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    Some 4x4 guys stopped to see if we needed any help. Thanks guys!

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    Guy had to ride back to Goodyear, so he split.

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    In a bit the 650R was getting the wheel reinstalled and we'd be on our way.

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  20. Nightstalker

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    Last hill of the day.

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    Best with a 2nd attempt.

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