PHX - Return to Wildcat

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I was supposed to be riding in Tucsan this weekend, but I was kinda sick this week and a scheduled 30 minute bike maintenance turned into a nightmare. Showing up a the Honda dealer Friday morning without an appointment, I asked them to do the best they could, no promises were made. I was totally knackered from being run down and getting hardly any sleep, so I cancelled my Tucsan hotel reservation and started planning a weekend laying around, feeling sorry for myself.

    The Honda shop called me sometime after lunch, bike is done, all is well! WOW! It would be such a pity to not try to at least salvage part of the weekend for a ride. I quickly assembled a couple of riders to do a short ride at WILDCAT, one of my favorite ride spots. It's close and if I still felt poorly, I could bail early.

    I got a great night of sleep Friday, and felt pretty refreshed for Saturday. I'm sure that Javalina and Jaybiker will agree, it showed!

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Javalina's turn.

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    Rocky Ridge Video!

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Jaybiker on another tricky hill.

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    Javalina's first attempt didn't bode so well either.

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    Choosing the right line makes all the difference.

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    Javalina flies right up next try.

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Another washed out hill.

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  5. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Were you following my tracks?? I went out there and did some of that stuff Thursday on my own! :thumb
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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We did a lot of the same stuff that you took me on last time we were out there. We did some cow trails after a splash and dash in Camp Creek, then some Granite Mountain, and back to Wildcat. Good stuff!
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  7. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Hey, did Javalina get a new bike?

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    High ridge single track. This trail is SO COOL!!

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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Nah, he's got a 450R to match his 650R.
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  10. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I had a pretty good crash on a jeep road downhill back towards Camp Creek. Ouch!

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    Man does that hurt today!

    Chasing Jaybiker.

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    We climbed some of the hills out of the wash.

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  11. sonoran

    sonoran bigly

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    That is one of my favorite trails out there. Good stuff!
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  12. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We quickly tired of the hills and headed over to Granite Mountain to return to Wildcat.

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  13. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I just had to lead the guys up this nasty rocky hill!

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    Looking up the trail.

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    Rewarding views from the top. The Fountain Hills fountain shoots a geyser of water 560 feet into the air!

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    I thought getting up was hard. Going down the other side was SCARY!!

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  14. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I found another nice cliff to drop off...

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  15. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    :thumb Terry, another great report and photos.
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  16. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    Fun Stuff! :clap
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  17. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We finished the day on the same rocky ridge we started on. Returning to the trucks, we found the NF Rangers and Sheriff checking bikes for OHV Stickers and spark arrestors.

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  18. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We finished the day just shy of 30 miles. AWESOME!!

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  19. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Looks like you were having some fun times this weekend too!!
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  20. wallache

    wallache Been here awhile

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    Wow, I was out riding alot of the same trails on Saturday morning. I'm surprised we didn't run across one another.

    I was inspired by your last Wildcat RR to find the High Ridge ST...definitly worth riding a couple of times.
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