PHX - Mingus Mountain, Smiley Rock Trail, Jerome

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

  1. Yardstick

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    A view of Jerome from the trail.
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    This is about where we found out about jrproper's flat #2 of the day.
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    After lunch playing in the dried up water tank. One of the first jump attempts by jaybiker.
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    We both had a few tries at it.
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    Jaybiker cleared for takeoff!
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    Goner through one of the rock gardens.
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  2. Yardstick

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    Nightstalker through the rocks.
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    Goner in the next rock garden. Watch out for the paparazzi!
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    Nightstalker through the same section.
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    No casualties in the rock gardens! :clap
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  3. Yardstick

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    A picture of Nightstalker taking a picture of the Elevation sign.
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    Odd green bee at the potty break point. I have never seen one of these before.
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    On the way back we took some alternate trails to try to find a route on the GPS. It was there. Kind of. :evil This nice little cabin was hidden along the alternate route.
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    And back on Cherry Rd. the way we came.
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    I had just over 101 miles on my odo and about 98 on the GPS. :dunno Either way, it was fun! :thumb
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  4. Jaybiker

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    Thanks guys for all the great pics and a big thanks to Nightstalker for planning the ride. Here are a few I took.

    We started off we a hearty breakfast:rofl
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    The bikes are ready to go.
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    It was like paparazzi in the rock garden. We have pics of guys taking pics.
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    Everyone rounding the last corner on Cherry Road

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  5. Sourjon

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    This is a great shot

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  6. F_G

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    Awesome ride guys.............Terry great write up as usual.

    One question, isn't the slime supposed to go inside the tube? :dunno
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  7. hilslamer

    hilslamer 2XRedheadedstepchild

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    Love the panoramics! :clap
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  8. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Looks like some fun riding with the exception of that rock garden - that looks like broken plastic waiting to happen. :lol3

    Thanks for sharing your day. :clap
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  9. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    with the tubless system, you run tubless.
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  10. detailer57

    detailer57 Been here awhile

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    Hey we saw you guys in Jerome. We were there on our street bikes.
    Looks like you guys had more fun the we did on the ride up. Getting stuck on the way to jerome in back of cars with driver that have no idea that they dont need to ride their brakes all the way to jerome.

    I will have to check out the other way soon.
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