PHX - The Island

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    One last obstacle to conquer, the rocky downhill.

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    It is wicked steep!!

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    Great views of the valley.

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    Did I mention it was steep? How about rocky?

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    Eric was the smart one and walked it down.

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    At the bottom of the hill lies Cooks Ranch.

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    Slowred found a bicycle and goes for a ride.

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    Still being used, but a bit more trashed than my last visit.

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    18 easy miles of dirt road back to the trucks. Slowred's tire is again flat. Suspecting it's just a Slowleak, we put in 20 pounds and hammer for the trucks.

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    After this stream crossing, Eric headed back out Table Mesa to Seven Springs and Cave Creek.

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    We beat the Dugas gang back to the trucks. I wasn't expecting that!

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We were starving! Off to the Road Runner for some grub.

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    A burger always tastes great after a long days ride.

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Hot air balloon, a very common site in north Phoenix, highlights the drive home.

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    Just under 70 miles for the day.

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  6. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    We probably made it to the trucks around 5:30ish, you couldn't have been too far ahead of us. :dunno
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  7. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Great RR Nightstalker! That was an awesome ride. Terrific views punctuated with insane hills.

    The flat tire gods made me pay up for my previous good luck. Who has two flats in one ride? "This guy!" :rofl
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  8. Montek

    Montek Eternal Noob

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    Awesome Nightstalker!!!! Our ride seemed, well, o.k. it was, an endless boulder field! bout 20 miles of smooth and the rest was a constant pounding.

    Javilina - refokus challanged me with the kick start husky-his exact words were "if the is a kick start god, javalina is it, he has kick my bike many times and seems 3 or less trys after i just kicked the crap out of it"!!!! Sure nuff, I kicked that husky so much it was overheating. Javilina comes over, 3, yes 3, i repeat 3, yes, i said 3 - KICKS and we have launch. I was impressed and imbarraced. My bike, i should be able to start it!!!!! Anyhow, thanks for that, you da man! Don't know how you did it/do it, but thanks man!!!!!!

    Great R.R. night - looked awesome.

    Monte
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  9. arewethereyet

    arewethereyet Adventurer

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    Great RR and pics gents. I think we ran into you guys early-on as you screamed round a corner, we waved an you guys pulled back to say 'ello?
    We were a mixed group novices and old-hands in the dirt. Our route to Sheeps Bridge was a doozy with the rocky terrain and our big Tiger/BMW/KLR group took a beatin...but it was worth it.

    Here's some of us on parts of the sameroad/sameday:
    http://s290.photobucket.com/albums/ll249/arewethereyet_photos/SheepsBridgeDSRide-Feb2012/

    You've obviously got skills beyond me as your pictures show some nasty stuff. Glad you all had a blast.

    Cheers
    Peter
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  10. Javalina

    Javalina Been here awhile

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    Nightstalker, I am sooo happy we finally made the loop so we didn't have to ride out of the Island the same way we came in. :D:D:D

    It was a really fun ride, but I did beat my bike up a tad. Bent foot peg and a clutch that was slipping like crazy by the time I limped back to the truck.:shog

    Great ride, and great company! :clap:clap
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  11. 4play

    4play Next?

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    Actually that was us on Bloody Basin from this RR http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=765890
    Glad you guys had a good time as well.

    Buddy
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  12. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Yeah, it's KLR friendly!

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  13. rattlecan

    rattlecan Caffeine Driven

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    Sweet!
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  14. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    Nice report Terry. Looks like I missed another good ride. :cry
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  15. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Interesting to see (finally) that it does go through! :thumb
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  16. PinkPillion

    PinkPillion Been here awhile

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    Super awesome terrain. I can't wait to ride in Arizona! Nice RR Nightstalker.
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