PHX - Wildcat Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I had today off and decided to run some singletrack at Wildcat, a truely awesome place to ride!! My buddy Eric just happened to show up and the two of us were treated to a brisk 38 degree start. Snow capped peaks in the distance.

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    There's one thing Wildcat has lots of, that's trails and hills.

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Another hill.

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Awesome riding today!

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    We did about 25 miles in 3 hours. Ended the ride in snow and sleet!

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I got video today too!!!

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    There's a bunch more processing too!
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  5. GB

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    Thanks for sharing another superb ride!! It sure beats housework on your day off! :thumb
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  6. highrpm

    highrpm Adventurer

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    I don't mean to hijack your thread, but can you point me to a site that I can get AZ trail maps for dirt bike rides like the one you just did?
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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Chasing Eric.

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  8. Wyobrew

    Wyobrew Missed it by that mu

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    Another great ride NS. Nice to follow along while I am freezing my ASS off here in Wyoming.

    Note to self:

    1) Get lazy butt to Arizona "before" pond freezes solid.

    2) Invite friendly AZ FF's to WY after July 1st and return favor of day trip routes...

    Keep them coming NS, hope to see you soon.

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  9. yzfcathy

    yzfcathy Weeble

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    Great vid's NS. That's the way to pass horses on the trail too, coasting with engine off. Nice touch.
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  10. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Where the heck is Wildcat? me likey.

    ps. Videos are awesome man.
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  11. Purcell69

    Purcell69 Mors ex Tenebris

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    Northeast Valley/North Scottsdale.

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  12. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Mile Marker 1, Bartlett Lake Road, south side.

    I think Wildcat is my favorite place to ride!!
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  13. Purcell69

    Purcell69 Mors ex Tenebris

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    Check with the US Forest Service. The Wildcat and a lot of the other areas are in the Tonto National Forest. I picked up a few of their maps about 6 years ago and have found them to be very useful.

    -Joe
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  14. rattlecan

    rattlecan Caffeine Driven

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    Nice Terry! I almost fell off my chair during that first video. :eek1 I'll watch the rest later.
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  15. goner

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    :clap cool.

    i got to take down xmas decorations on monday.:cry
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  16. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Wildcat is probably my favorite too. It was better before they closed the area north of Bartlett road and made it questionable whether the area all the way to Pima & Dynamite was open. I've been trying to warm up to Sycamore for those reasons.
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  17. mesaliving

    mesaliving Making it happen

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    As always, great post!!! :clap

    NS - I'm just stoked Smug Mug has video - I need to look into that. What camera were you shooting with for video.
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  18. Purcell69

    Purcell69 Mors ex Tenebris

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    I'd hate to find out they have closed Pima and Dynamite. I grew up riding that route out to Bartlett Lake Road back in the '80s. In 1985 I used to ride that route daily and had got to the point that I knew it well enough to have a 65 mph average speed through there on my XL350R. I really enjoyed running against the stopwatch. The last time I rode there was back in 2005 during a visit, though at a much slower pace.

    -Joe
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  19. azredline

    azredline Wobbly Adventurer

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    NS, your video setup is great! The next best thing to being there!
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  20. JG55

    JG55 Almost Normal

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    WOW! Great videos. Lots of cactus, have you ever ran into some of it?
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