PHX - Blessed Hellride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Nightstalker, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. KLR_KIRK

    KLR_KIRK Adventurer

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    You guys are Awesome!!!!!! :thumb

    Nightstalker Great Videos and pics! Excellent!!!

    Great Ride report!!!
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  2. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto

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    It was great having you with us, Terry- if only for a day.

    Steak and heinekin... Time for rest.
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  3. slomon

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    awesome ride report guys!
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  4. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    awsome guys :thumb , Terry what can we do without you ?? Sorry J.D. we couldn't catch up to u guys i wished u called me before Friday , i was soooo ready to meet with u guys early Saturday , but u called late that morning :snore and we weren't even ready by the time we got to Camp Verde it was 4:45pm & my buddy's DR had a small carb issues ... that was a crazy ride u guys :clap
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  5. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    brilliant stuff - really enjoyed this :clap
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  6. Hi_Fi_Guy

    Hi_Fi_Guy Teutonic Terror

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    Wow, al this in my own backyard. I needs to get some durt skillz.
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  7. AZBerg

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    :clap Thanks for all the help and for the tips Terry. Also thanks for not beating me with a stick when I ran into you while driving with my head in the clouds. It was great fun and you were great company. This ride report was totally awesome!!!
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  8. Cotthem

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    Wow, nice report, nice films:clap
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  9. dave6253

    dave6253 GCBAR Explorer

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    Nightstalker,

    You guys ROCK! :super :drums :dj :strum :tough

    I've been keeping my eye on the Flea Market looking for my first DS bike. I was hoping for a clean local bike, but I see that may not be a good idea. :rofl

    How do you guys avoid punctures?
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  10. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Hey! You bet buddy! Don't you feel superhuman now after doing that ride!! What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
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  11. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Here's two tips to buying your first dual sport bike, especially if you want to ride with the A list:

    1. Buy something that is light enough to pick up, repeatedly.

    2. Buy something that is reliable, but already a little beat up. That way you won't feel as bad while you are picking it up, repeatedly.

    Then ride it as much as you can!

    tz

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  12. dave6253

    dave6253 GCBAR Explorer

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    Sounds like good advice. Thanks.
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  13. DOD

    DOD idiot dirt rider

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    Great report Terry! I'm jealous as hell stuck here in the rain in SE Kansas.

    -dod
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  14. Nuclieye

    Nuclieye Custom Fit is my choice!

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    REAL sorry I missed this ride. Looks to have been epic. I low sided into a cow while riding solo last weekend and just got the new bars on yesterday. Still too bruised to have done that Friday though!
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  15. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto

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    Well, Glenn, Julio, and I officially survived day 3. It was hell, but damn fun. I just got home at 945.

    I won't spoil the upcoming details, but the verde river is breathtaking by moonlight.

    More to come...
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  16. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    :photog

    Yeah. Breathtaking. That's the proper term. :lol3
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  17. ChopperCopper

    ChopperCopper Been here awhile

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    It was another great ride planned by JD as his farewell Arizona ride and as you can see it lived up to it's name; "Blessed Hellride".

    Terry- Awesome job as usual with the photos and vids! I had to watch some of those vids over and over again. I got a serious workout with those damn bags on my bike! :huh It didn't help that it was 95 degrees out too!

    Matt- You did awesome for a fairly new dirt rider! :clap
    And to think we talked you into not turning back right before the water crossings began.......:cry:huh:cry:huh:cry

    Glenn- It was good to meet you and I look forward to riding again with you soon!

    Julio/Cyberdos- It was great to meet you too and you did great also especially since you followed JD and Glenn through the rocks up to Young when I pussed out this morning and took the scenic route! :D

    JD- Once again, an awesome ride plan from start to finish! It has been great riding with you and I hope we can ride some more before you leave town. We need to show Julio around a little anyways :evil.....
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  18. ChopperCopper

    ChopperCopper Been here awhile

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    :huh I had to split off from the group after we came down the mountain from Young to make my Mom's 69th birthday party. I did not get to do the last leg with JD, Glenn, and Julio.....

    :lurk
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  19. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    This is what happens when you ride for hours on end with water in your boots.
    [​IMG]:lol3

    Thanks guys for having me along.It was a great experience. :thumb
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  20. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    All I'm saying is that it's even better watching said moonlight while flat on your ass in the river. It's just a better perspective that way.

    Oh, BTW, my cell phone works and I didn't even have to stick it in the oven.:D
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