PHX - Sycamore - Post Rain Ride

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Inches of rain last week swelled the normally dry washes causing the Tonto National Forest to close access to the area. A call to the Mesa ranger station Friday morning revealed the area was to be reopened for the weekend. A last minute ride was planned!

    Yardstick - KTM 530
    Slowred - KTM 350
    F-Pilot - KTM 350
    Jerry K - KTM 300
    Tim - KTM 500
    Nightstalker - Honda 450X

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    On the drive to the staging area, I had concerns about our ability to cross Mesquite wash, I've seen it flooded in the past, and it had just rained, A LOT!

    Mesquite wash. Oh my! Still waters run deep!

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    Slowred spied a way across and the clan quickly followed.

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The trails were awesome!

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    Tim from Colorado knows where to go riding in February.

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    F-Pilot on his all white KTM 350.

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Group shot, Slowred, Tim, F-Pilot, and Jerry K.

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    Really, some of my favorite trails!

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    F-Pilot pulling a "recliner" on Two-Gates trail.

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Only one way down, hold your breath!

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    Yardstick

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    F-Pilot prepares for a landing.

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    Jerry K

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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The crew waiting for the cameraman...

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    Tim climbs.

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    F-Pilot follows.

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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    All down hill back to the trucks from here...for some of us.

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    After this point, F-Pilot took Slowred and Tim the long, hard way back to the trucks. Yardstick led Jerry and me back the short easy way. I was starving!

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  8. EsconDeasy

    EsconDeasy Ectomorph

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    Nice, Terry. Another great ride
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  9. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Nice RR NS!

    It was a great day to be out in the icy, cold, dead of winter:rofl
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  10. ShawnT316

    ShawnT316 Been here awhile

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    Atleast there wasn't much dust!

    Sure beats snow !!
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  11. F-Pilot

    F-Pilot Adventurer

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    Fun ride and great ride report as always! Thanks for letting us tag along.
    Yardstick definitely knows his way around out there.
    Glad to see you didn't catch my dirt nap before that rutted hill climb.
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  12. Starbuck21

    Starbuck21 Manly scooterist!

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    Great ride and pictures! Thanks for taking us along with you guys...
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  13. azredline

    azredline Wobbly Adventurer

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    The dirt is soooo nice and tacky right now. Looks like you had a blast.
    Thanks for the pics, always good.
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  14. refokus

    refokus Just Learning

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    Great RR as always NS. Looks like it was a lot of fun.
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  15. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    That was a fun ride! :clap I'll add a few more pics later.
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  16. Psycho18th

    Psycho18th Been here awhile

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    Looks like a great time.
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  17. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Slowred just a bit too close to get him in action.
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    But then came the NS downhill wheelie!
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    Then the rest!
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  18. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    It's as if they're appearing out of the rocks!
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    Somebody needs to pull a nice nose wheelie down this thing one of these days.
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    This one might be too steep for that nose wheelie idea. :eek1
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  19. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Tim makes quick work of the alternate line on this hill.
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  20. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    F-Pilot made it look harder.
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